Qualities of Mercury Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Qualities of Mercury Spread

On This Day

Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo. Its surface is barren, and, like our moon, it is peppered with craters and contains no weather systems or atmosphere to protect it.

The Romans believed May 15 to be the birthday of Mercury, messenger of Zeus, who travels at the speed of thought. The planet Mercury revolves around the sun in a speedy 88 Earth days; this early observation was made by an Assyrian astronomer in the fourteenth century BCE.

Summation of Spread

The Qualities of Mercury Spread contains questions based on the astrological associations of the planet Mercury. Using these associations, questions are posed to offer greater clarity in life.

Mercury connects to the Magician card due to his magic, eloquence, and ability to change reality. The Magician’s stance demonstrates the Hermetic concept of “as above, so below.” The microcosm (you) and macrocosm (universe) each lie within the other. By comprehending one, you can understand the other.

Cast Your Cards

Cast in the shape of the Magician card’s upheld wand.

1. Intelligence: How do I best use my intelligence?

2. Language: What needs to be said?

3. Communication: What helps me communicate clearly?

4. Memory: What trick does my memory play?

5. Expression: What is my best mode of expression?

6. The Mind: How do I cultivate mental acuity?