Lead Terms

Lead (Plumbum) is one of the Panchaloah and of the seven metals and linked with Saturn. It is also of the star Punarvas.
As a consequence, "Lead" has three meanings in alchemy. From the higher to the lower one, these meanings are: (1) The state of Unity before its separation into Yin and Yang; (2) The True Yang of the precelestial state (True Lead), which is a counterpart of True Yin (True Mercury); (3) The Yin of the postcelestial state ("black lead"), which is a counterpart of postcelestial Yang (cinnabar).