Mercury is the fastest, hottest and smallest planet of the solar system. It travels very close to the Sun. Mercury is the messenger, the God of learning, communication, travel and trade. He is also a healer and a magician - his mercurial nature gives him power over all the elements and the ability to affect change in accordance with the will. He is a trickster God as well though and master of deception, so his wheelings and dealings may not always be what they seem.
Astrologically, Mercury represents the faculties of the rational mind, learning, communicating, intellectual perception and understanding. He rules abstract thought processes and rationalisation. He signifies social interactions, siblings and friends, as well as business transactions and networking. Mercury integrates and makes sense of experiences and impression we gather from the world around. He also governs travel and transport and helps us adjust in new a new environment.
Mercury ~ Communication, understanding, divination, flexibility, direct energy in accordance with will.
Mercury - Messenger of the Gods, God of travel, trade, crossroads, healing, communication, learning, thinking, mental faculties, intellectual perception, reasoning, logic, analysis, gathering of information, synthesis, wit, trickery.
Deities ~ Hermes, Hanuman, Thoth, Lugh
Quality ~ Active, excitable, changeful, cold, moist, moderately fruitful
Colour ~ Orange, yellow, multi-coloured, metallic
Metal ~ Mercury
Day ~ Wednesday
Star Sign ~ Gemini/Virgo
Part Of The Body ~ Lungs, Mind, Nerves
Challenge ~ Awareness of subtle realities
Drive ~ Perception
Negative Expression ~Intellectually biased narrow-mindedness, superficiality