|Christopher Warnock, Esq.
|Of Saturn and his signification
|Of Jupiter and his signification
|Of Mars and his signification
|Of the Sun and his signification
|Of Venus and her signification
|Of Mercury and his signification
|Of the Moon and her signification
|Orphic Hymn to Mercury
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|Of MERCURY, and his Signification.
Triplicity, Terms & Face
Nature & Elements
Manners & Actions
When ill dignified.
Quality of Men
Colours & Savours
Hearbs & Plants
Minerals & Stones
Friends & Day
TOPTriplicity, Terms and Face [Note Lilly uses a different set of triplicity rulerships than I do] He ruleth the aery triplicity by night, viz. Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
TOPELEMENTS. In the Elements the Water; amongst the humours, the mixt, he rules the animal spirit: he is author of subtilty, tricks, devices, perjury, &c.
TOPCorporature Vulgarly he denotes one of an high stature and straight thin spare body, an high forehead and somewhat narrow long face, long nose; fair eyes, neither perfectly black or gray, thin lips and nose, little hair on the chin, but much on his head, and it a sad brown inclining to blacknesse; long arms, fingers and hands; his complexion like an olive or Chestnut colour. You must more observe Mercury then all the Planets; for having any aspect to a Planet, he doth more usually partake of the influence of that Planet then nay other doth: if with Saturn then heavy, with Jupiter more temperate, with Mars more rash, with Sun more genteele, with Venus more jesting, with Moon more shifter.
TOPHEARBS & PLANTS Herbs attributed to Mercury, are known by the various colour of the flower, and love sandy barren places, they bear their seed in husks or cobs, they smel rarely or subtilly, and have pricnipal relation to the tongue, brain, lungs or memory; they dispel winde, and comfort the Annimal spirits, and open obstructions. Beanes, three leaved-grasse, the Walnut and Walnut-tree; the Filbert-tree and Nut; the Elder-tree, Adders-tongue, Dragon-wort, Twopenny-grasse, Lungwort, Anniseeds, Cubebs, Marjoran. What hearbs are used for the Muses and Divination, as Vervine, the Reed; of Drugs, Treacle, Hiera, Diambra.
TOPWIND & WEATHER. He delights in Windy, Stormy and Violent, Boistrous Weather, and stirs up that Wind which the Planet signifies to which he applyes; sometimes Rain, at other times Haile, Lightning, Thunder and Tempests- in hot Countries Earthquakes, but this must be observed really from the Sign and Season of the year.