• Mystic Monday,  Real Life

    Don’t Blame the Messenger – Dealing with Mercury Retrograde

    Planet, God, Element – Variations on a Theme Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system, and the closest to the sun.  Hermes to the Greeks, the Roman adaptation of the planet and the God was Mercury, the messenger God, due to the celestial body’s “quick-footedness” as it traverses across the sky.  In the Western zodiac, Mercury is the planetary ruler of the signs Gemini – the twins/dual nature and Virgo – balance/scales; the element Mercury was likely so named because it exhibits both solid and liquid traits; and the word mercurial means volatile or subject to sudden and unpredictable changes. In Western astrology, Mercury influences communication, higher thought,…