Descents, retrievals, crossings, encounters – the mythology of Mercury is profoundly psychological. Yet astrology often forgets Mercury’s depth. Ally of all healers, Mercury does what astrologers do: assists individuals at key thresholds, helps make sense of the will of the gods, and encourages creative play of one’s role in the cosmic drama. When Mercury is around, stuck places unstick, silenced parts start speaking, lost items return. Mercury loosens us up, slips past defenses, opens roads to uncharted psychic territory. Through client and participant charts, we’ll explore the surprisingly profound effects he subtly facilitates natally and through visitations by transit, progression, and synastry.