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Mercury: The Cosmic Magician and Herald of Cosmic Weather

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Mercury and SymbolismTonights topic is on the Cosmic Magician Mercury. Mercury is known by many names throughout cosmic history: Hermes, Thoth, Djehuti, Oden, Seshat or Iris. 

In the science of the Planets, Mercury is the closest known planet to out sun and takes about 88 earth days to orbit the sun, so MERCURY appears to move retrograde in the sky. While the earth takes 24 hours to spin on its axis, Mercury takes nearly 59.5 days to do the same and its a much smaller planet.

In Astrology Mercury is considered the "messenger of the gods" due to the close proximity to the sun. As far as we know, civilizations such as the Romans, Greeks, Sumerians, and Egyptians revered the sun as a god and in some cases THE GOD. So naturally Mercury was considered the god's herald or messenger. This is why Hermes/Mercury and other cultural associations with Mercury had winged sandals and a helmet with wings on it.

Bear in mind that while I use the archetype of Mercury that is commonly known in the western world, I will also interject information regarding Thoth, Seshat and at times even Merlin. This is a place to discuss the archetypes and the possible lessons that can come from the insights. Remember that this is all opinion based upon my research. I am not requesting you to adjust your understanding of these concepts unless you see value in that which is presented during the show and on my site http://www.astrolosophy.net

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