Mercury (Hermes) was the messenger of the Gods. He spread the news, regardless of whether it was good or bad. All that was important was that the message was delivered.
Mercury shows how we communicate with others, be it verbally, spiritually, intellectually or economically. Mercury is the planet of trade, commerce, intellect and wit. It is Mercury’s qualities of understanding, wit and agile thought and speech that separate people from animals.
Because of its close proximity to the Sun (it travels around it in only 88 days) it is common to find Mercury in the same sign as the Sun Sugn.
When Mercury is poorly aspected, it can lead to a tendency to gossip, over honesty and restlessness.
Mercury has an unreliable quality that likes to operate independently of others. Mercurians are usually fond of practical jokes, and like to trick people into revealing their foolishness.
Deities associated with Mercury
|Anubis – Judge of the Dead||Egyptian||Earth|
|Cernunnos – Herne the Hunter||Celtic||Earth|
|Enki – God of The Sweet Waters||Sumerian||Air|
|Hag – Queen of the Dead||Faery||Earth|
|Hecate/Carmenta – Goddess of the Crossroads||Olympian||Earth|
|Hel – Goddess of Death and the Underworld||Norse||Earth|
|Hermes/Mercury – Messenger of the Gods||Olympian||Air|
|Lugh – Lugh of the Long Arm||Celtic||Air|
|Maat – Goddess of Truth and Order||Egyptian||Air|
|Morrigan – Supreme War Goddess||Celtic||Water|
|Nike – Goddess of Victory||Olympian||Air|
|Odin – The All Father||Norse||Air|