Gold is a rare metal that is also an element (on the periodic table of elements). Gold ranges from a rich yellow hue but can also be found faded down to white, pale yellow, or even a coppery pinkish yellow. Gold is one of the most historically sought after metals and is used as a standard to measure international currency. It is highly useful in medical equipment, electronics, as well as uses in jewelry. There are many, many legends of people going mad or meeting some other calamity in pursuit of a gold treasure.
Typically believed to draw its power from the sun, gold is most often used to amplify energy. Gold can help to prevent spiritual decay and it can clear negativity. It is also sometimes used in combination with precious stones for a better charm - Topaz in a Gold setting can disperse enchantments, while rubies set in gold can refresh the body. Gold also, unfortunately, has a propensity to bring greed into the soul. Pink gold represents spirituality, while white gold can combine both the sun and the moon's energies.
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It is associated with the 50th anniversary in western culture (The "golden anniversary"). It is also associated with the Fire Element.