This photo of Mercury always makes me smile. I love his winged cap, and the fact that someone tied a scarf around his neck.
Mercury gets lots of attention, albeit it plenty of the complaining variety, during retrograde periods when he delights in showing his trickster side. But I think about Mercury regularly, and quite fondly, as a messenger. Being a mailartist and loving to send things through the mailstream, I view Mercury as a charming and beneficent ally to invoke. Who doesn’t want more of that airy energy of communication flowing into their lives? And that’s how I think about Wednesdays as well.
Communicating, connecting, conversing, clarifying. Opening to inspiration, entertaining new thoughts, sinking into a novel or losing oneself in some poetry; traveling a new route to some place you’ve never been or a well-worn one to a friend’s house. All those things feel like Wednesday energy to me. There’s an air of possibility, a promise of adventure if you allow it, a lightness as if we all had wings.
I like Wednesdays for thinking as well. I know, that sounds ridiculously silly – we think all the time! But what I mean is giving some thought to some project, some issue, something that wants mental attention, and doing it with a sense of spaciousness that allows inspiration to flow in and stir up things up. And when I imagine I’m putting on my thinking cap, you can bet it’s a winged one like Mercury is wearing.
Of course another kind of hat I like is the mail carrier’s visored cap back when they wore them. I have a wonderful vintage mail holder that I have hanging in my studio, where I stick outgoing mail. Isn’t he delightful?
Just looking at him inspires the correspondent in me.
So tell me, what did Wednesday bring to you? What did you bring to Wednesday?