Metal - the Shapeshifter

An animal skull mounted on a wall

The Element of Metal

ripening. metamorphosis. transmutation. change.


Correspondences

Season

Autumn (Autumn Equinox until around 7 November)

Lunar Cycle

Waning Moon

Complimentary Elements

Chaos, Fire

Direction

North

Number

8

Shape

diamond

Landscape

mountain, cave, volcano

Plants

coniferous evergreens and most deciduous trees, especially Cypress

Creatures

carnivorous and omnivorous mammals and birds of prey, especially Bear and Owl

Human Body

bones, aging

Human Tools

bell, gong, forge

Colors

rust, copper, brass

Archetype

The Shapeshifter

Epithets

Alchemist, Witch, Elder

Celebration, Ritual, & Retreat

for introversion, transformation and shapeshifting

Offerings

stones, metal, bones

Greek Deities & Nature Spirits

Hephaestus, Artemis (huntress aspect), Oreiads


In the Materia Mythica