I know there's got to be a lot more to astrological Mercury in the
birth chart than the common treatment that we grudgingly, sparingly
apportion him in astrology.
perhaps it's a ghastly admission (especially with Mercury being the
Ruler of my Gemini Ascendant), but I reluctantly concede that after
all these years I still don't have a real good grip on Mercury. Of
course, I might never get a real good grip on slippery, mischievous
Old Merc' is a slippery rascal! And I'm willing to bet Mercury's quite
pleased with himself - knowing he gets away with so much downright
tomfoolery, while slyly casting the blame and culpability elsewhere
in the chart. And then when the time is just right, he sneaks up behind
you with a mischievous (oft times lovable) "Gotcha!"
About the only time Mercury gets any attention at all are those times
when he occasionally goes retrograde in the transiting sky. Then Mercury
ends up getting the blame for just about anything and everything that
might go wrong.
(Mercury), by some accounts, was the god who originally owned and
wore the "Helmet of Invisibility." This Helmet happens to
be the very same Helmet of Invisibility we more typically associate
with the hidden god of the underworld Hades (Pluto). Apparently Hades
was merely temporarily borrowing it from Hermes. So Mercury, like
Pluto, revels in (and loves) working silently, invisibly behind the