Mercury is the planet of extremes, never more than 28 degrees from the Sun, it is visible for a period of weeks in the evening sky and much later, reappears in the morning sky. Mercury orbits the Sun at a mere distance of 58 million Km, once every 88 days. The planet rotates once every 58.7 days. Since the planets day is two thirds of the length of the year. Mercury has no atmosphere, and has extreme temperatures of between 400 degrees C to -200 degrees C
Mercury is named after an ancient Roman deity, the God of commerce, who is commonly identified with the Greek God Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, with his winged cap and sandals.
Principles adaptable, analyzes, argues, balancing, bargaining, buying and selling books, business acumen, capacity (interpreting) for learning, communication, criticism, debates, discrimination, distribution, documents ,expresses with hands, ideas, intellectual interests, intellectual urge, intelligence, interprets, judgment, learns, letters, listens, logic, meditation, memorizes, mentality, narrates, nervousness, neighbours neutrality, objective mind, pictures, reason analysis, reflects, reports, scientific work, sells, selection, self-expression, talks, travels, studies, the conscious, understanding, writes,
When Mercury is in the Cardinal signs ;Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; The native has pioneering new ideas.
When Mercury is in the Fixed signs; Taurus, Leo Scorpio, Aquarius; the native finds a practical application from others ideas.
When Mercury is in the Mutable signs; Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius; Pisces; the native puts known knowledge into a new form, by taking knowledge from all sources and putting it together, linking in a new way, adapting to form a new picture.
Perception When Mercury is transiting in front of the Sun, there is a feeling of ‘being on top of things’, but when lagging the Sun, a feeling of catching up on affairs.
People architect, artisans, editors and journalists, employees and staff, friend, intellects, mediators, teachers, siblings, students, technicians and messengers, thinkers, writers.
Mercury rules an air sign, therefore ruling all things air, air in blood, mind ,memory.
Anatomy The thyroid gland, the brain and nervous system. Sight, the tongue and organs of speech. The hands.
Colours Specked or spotted. Esoterically, yellow
Decans sub-ruled first decan Taurus, second decan Cancer, third decan Virgo, first decan Sagittarius, second decan Aquarius,
Gem Quicksilver and lodestone. Esoterically jasper and agate
Shape a circle squared