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Planet Mercury: Correspondences, Magick & Astrology

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Written by: Dawn Black (Witchipedia)

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Reviewed by: Tina Caro

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.

The name Mercury was given to the planet by the Romans who associated their messenger God, Mercury, with the Greek Hermes.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

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

The planet Mercury rules communication, information and networking, travel, trade, merchants, and commerce. Mercury rules Gemini and Wednesday.

CorrespondenceDescription
CommunicationSpells for effective communication, enhancing writing and speaking skills.
IntellectMagick to enhance mental clarity, learning, studying, and problem-solving.
TravelSpells for safe and successful journeys, invoking travel opportunities.
DivinationDivination rituals using tarot, oracle cards, or other forms of divination.
TechnologyMagick for technological advancements, digital projects, and innovation.
Table 1: Mercury Correspondences for Magick

Herbs Associated with Mercury

Mercury Minerals and Crystals

Other Mercury Correspondences

CorrespondenceDescription
PlanetMercury
Zodiac SignGemini, Virgo
HouseThird (Gemini), Sixth (Virgo)
Day of the WeekWednesday
ColorsYellow, silver
GemstonesCitrine, agate, quartz
HerbsLavender, rosemary, peppermint
SymbolsCaduceus, winged sandals, Mercury’s staff
Table 2: Mercury Astrological Correspondences

About Morningbird (Witchipedia's Founder)

I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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