The planet Mercury is the closest to our sun at a distance of 57 million kilometres / 35 million miles. Mercury is also the smallest planet in our solar system. Mercury is a little bigger in size compared to the Earth’s Moon and also has a similar appearance to our Moon. Mercury itself has no moons. Mercury spends 13 or 14 days to transit a zodiac sign and goes retrograde three or four times a year.
Mercury Planet Meaning
The three annual periods of Mercury Retrograde allow us to review our achievements, and push through enough chaos in our plans that those ruled by Mercury learn to become improvisers. Mercury uses supreme intellect and intense curiosity to analyze and compute, helping us absorb and articulate complex notions and ideas.
The planet Mercury holds the key to youth, family and friends. Mercury also symbolizes the magical art of alchemy. The transformation of materials objects and things to produce an entirely different form.
Medical Astrology Mercury: In the body, mercury is associated with the arms, the hands, and the nervous system.
Mercury Gods: Hermes the magician.
Mercury Zodiac: Rules Gemini the twins and is exalted in Virgo.
Rune Stone: Jera
Elements: Air and Earth
Crystals associated with Mercury are aquamarine, and moss agate.
Plants and flowers that align with Mercury are honeysuckle, valerian and lavender.
Mercury Messenger of the gods. Mind thought, communication, intuition, changeability. Mercury is said to be the messenger of the gods as he travels swiftly between them all. Also known as the trickster. He influences speech, travel, early learning, writing a conscious thought, intellectual capacity and logic.
Mercury affects the way in which we think and process information and consequently affects the way we communicate. He is nervous, Ambi-dexterous, quick-witted, social, versatile, flirtatious and fast-moving. It can be a thief and a liar. © Psychic Medium Ian Scott