Mercury is the planet closest to the sun in our solar system. It is also the smallest planet in the solar system, assuming you accept Pluto’s recent demotion to dwarf planet.
Mercury orbits the sun once every 88 days. It is bright, but difficult to see because of its proximity to the sun. Look for it in the morning and evening twilight.
The earliest known mention of Mercury is in an astrological compendium dating from 14th Cen BCE Assyria known as the MUL.APIN tablets.
The Babylonians called Mercury Nabu, after their messenger God.
The ancient Greeks called Mercury Stilbon, meaning ”the gleaming” and later called it Apollo when it appeared in the morning sky and Hermes when it appeared in the evening sky.
When working with Mercury’s energy, consider using herbs like lavender and thyme for their Mercurial properties, enhancing spells related to eloquence and mental clarity.
Utilizing Mercury minerals and crystals such as clear quartz and citrine can amplify your magical workings, aiding in mental focus and decision-making.
Mercury’s correspondence with the color yellow makes it ideal for spells related to learning, persuasion, and divination.
Incorporating Mercury’s elemental connection to air can help you harness its power for mental agility, quick thinking, and effective communication in your magical practice.
The Planet Mercury in Magic
|Spells for effective communication, enhancing writing and speaking skills.
|Magick to enhance mental clarity, learning, studying, and problem-solving.
|Spells for safe and successful journeys, invoking travel opportunities.
|Divination rituals using tarot, oracle cards, or other forms of divination.
|Magick for technological advancements, digital projects, and innovation.
Herbs Associated with Mercury
Mercury Minerals and Crystals
Other Mercury Correspondences
|Third (Gemini), Sixth (Virgo)
|Day of the Week
|Citrine, agate, quartz
|Lavender, rosemary, peppermint
|Caduceus, winged sandals, Mercury’s staff