Messenger, trickster, psychopomp, Mercury’s myriad forms belie a genuinely complex character. And yet to most modern astrologers he remains a relatively one-dimensional figure. Caton’s Hermetic triptych is designed to ground you in the actual observation of Mercury as a living planetary phenomenon, and to bring the lessons of this planetary divinity back to the world of applied astrology.Hermetica...
Paperback: 244 pages
Publisher: Rubedo Press (September 12, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 422318
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It took me a couple of weeks to get through this book, though when I got it in the mail it struck me as a thinner volume than I expected. Never mind the size, it is monumental.It’s true that I am not much into shamanistic astrology or ancient hermet...
is the first-ever comprehensive and integral treatment of Mercury’s retrogrades, with a one hundred and twenty-five year ephemeris to track the sequential pattern of the planet Mercury’s backward trickster medicine dance as it cycles through: three repeated degrees over forty days, three signs of one elemental triplicity each year, the four elements every six to seven years, twelve elemental returns over seventy-nine years. With additional analysis, lessons, and exercises including: the magical power of the image derived from Mercury’s cycle as a visible “star”, the philosophical, psycho-spiritual and practical ramifications of our views and attitudes toward Mercury retrograde, and individual chapters for using each of the four cycles of Mercury’s retrogrades to facilitate personal growth, psycho-spiritual transformation, and real-world magic.