☿ to Spirit. One of the “tria prima” three primes or three supernals according to Paracelsus. Relating to volatility, change and superfluidity. As deity myth, the messenger of the Gods Mercury, is the medium through which the unbounded infinite light (Ain Sof Aur) is brought into a knowable form of expression. As the root of self conscious awareness mercury is the originating capacity for intelligence and conscious thought. Its association to the metal indicates that in being both a liquid and a solid its uniquely expressive of the capacity of consciousness to comprehend and embody the paradox of unity and duality, mind and matter, infinity and time, abstraction and specificity. It is thus emblematic of the capacity of illuminated individuals to transcend the limitations of the appearance of opposites.