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 rationalization. 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.
The planets are the wandering stars that travel around the Zodiac and in astrological terminology include Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Modern astrology has added Uranus, Neptune and Pluto to the list. The ancients regarded them as a pantheon of deities whose dynamic interactions had their repercussions in our world. People worshipped and honoured the Gods with rituals and ceremonies or prayed for their divine support in their various endeavours: to win a battle or a maiden's heart, or grant a plentiful harvest and send good weather. Modern astrologers tend to 'psychologize' these deities and regard the planets as parts of the personality.
Our Planetary Incense consists of various Herbs, Gums, Resins and Pure essential Oils blended to create an aroma that reflects the ambiance of each planet. They are potentised with our Magical Collections gathered from the corresponding parts of the Glastonbury Zodiac in accordance to the phase of the moon at the appropriate times of the year.
In ritual settings Star Child Planetary Incense can be used to invoke the Planetary archetypes. Attune in meditation with their lessons or energies to gain a better understanding as to how they manifest in your life. Burn the Planetary Incense, Space Aroma or Candle corresponding to the natal Sun sign in order to strengthen it while under a difficult transit, or, if you are familiar with your horoscope, you can work with the aromas that correspond to a transiting planet or area of the chart that is being transited in order to better understand and integrate their lessons.