Deep Mercury: Hermes and the Quickening of Destinies

Descents, retrievals, crossings, encounters – the mythology of Mercury is profoundly psychological. Yet astrology often forgets Mercury’s depth, despite his mastery of what the ancients called Kairos: the ‘just right’ moment where old threads of lives unravel and new ones enter the loom. A soul-quickener, when Mercury arrives on the scene, in myth and in our charts, stuck places unstick, silenced parts start speaking, lost items return. Mercury loosens us up, slips past defenses, opens roads to uncharted psychic territory.

In this webinar, through stories drawn from ancient myth and modern psychotherapy, we’ll explore the surprisingly profound effects Mercury subtly facilitates natally and through visitations by transit, progression, and synastry. As well, we will explore the special twilight consciousness held by Mercury as a follower of the sects of both Night and Day, and how we astrologers – held by the ancients as sons and daughters of Mercury – may make use of the Mercurial mode of consciousness to bridge the psychologies of Night and Day, inviting Eros whilst embracing Necessity.

This video is taken from a live online webinar given for the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA) by Jason Holley in 2019. Duration: 2 hours 23 minutes