Astronomy: The First planet, the hottest & quickest moving planet (not counting the Moon),
never more than 28 degress from the Sun (never 2 signs from the Sun), 59 days per rotation,
roughly 1 year period (thru the signs of the Zodiac) as seen from Earth.

Correspondences: Glass, marble, agate, aquamarine; mercury, alloys, gallium; valerian,
parsley, nux vomica (strychnine), celery, carrots, fennel, lilac, licorice, dill, nut trees;
sparkling materials, azure-blue, pink, metallic blues and violets, plaids and checks; ant, bee,
monkey, spider, greyhound, hare, all swift reptiles, jay, nightingale, squirrel, hyena, weasel;
Wednesday; short incisive lines, slender curves; astringent, cold flavors; writer, disc jockey,
bookseller, publisher, orator, linguist, printer, stationer, secretary, interviewer, architect,
announcer, draftsperson, juggler, magician; respiratory system, vocal cords, sense organs,
central nervous system, thyroid, hands; asthma, neurological problems, goiter, epilepsy, hay
fever, paralysis, dizziness; 5 to 14 years of life.

Principles: Perception, communication, articulation, co-ordination, adaption, education,
interaction, inter-connection, comprehension, elucidation, conception, apprehension.

Actions: Understanding, talking, expressing, mimicing, debating, attending, listening, seeing,
knowing, analyzing, discriminating, scrutinizing, convincing, exploring, studying,
investigating, experimenting, inquiring, interviewing, questioning,

The Gifts of Mercury: Mercury at its highest bestows the gifts of being a Voice of the Spirit,
advancing the understanding of humanity, broadening the outlook, raising the consciousness,
opening and changing minds, bringing the unconscious to consciousness, Divine Listening,
i.e. enabling others to uncover their Truth and release their pain.

The lessons Mercury has to learn: Honesty, to look beyond one's own viewpoint, to
persevere, to seek greater depth of understanding, to see how thoughts affect feelings &
health, to descend from the mind into the heart and body, patience with those who have
trouble articulating, to create instead of improvise, to aim towards and not away from.

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