I don't want to derail Lance's thread, but perhaps a few of these answers will be in service to it.
SteveS wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:48 am
WOW! Jim, your research in the past has shown at times Mercury-Mars symbolism has been a signature for ferocious/destructive winds associated with Hurricanes. I get the Mars symbolism for ferocious/destructive force of nature for Hurricanes, but I can’t wrap my mind around WHY Mercury for winds?
I think there is a fundamental connection of Mercury to wind. This is one of the places where the planet's mythological symbolism serves us ( seems to match its astrological significance): The god Mercury, god of speed and flight, "swift as the wind," riding the air currents with those tiny wings on his boots. It's probably one of the earliest ideas I had about Mercury while watching day-to-day weather patterns back in Indiana: it always seemed to me that involving Mercury meant adding elements of air and the wind.
"Air" is probably the simpler connection to Mercury - but wit in motion
is wind, and Mercury is certainly related to motion.
In wider senses, I see the connection to wind
as nearly the same as Mercury's connection to transportation, e.g.,
it's what propelled sailing ships around the world. In the earliest SMA studies, even before it was clear that Mercury had a wider connection to war, it was evident that Mercury was a key feature of from the air
(Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9/11 and more). Aside from the many hurricanes of which it is a key feature (too many to summarize here), there are other examples of wind disasters
- events where wind was a significant part of the story - such as the Great Fire of London where winds spread and surged the blaze (and numerous wild fires), the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse (caused by excessive winds), etc.
Yes, I think Mercury is as basic to wind as Jupiter is to rain - right at the same scale. As far as I know, nothing about this appeared in the various Bradley-connected NYU studies even though they studied the startups of hurricanes - I suspect, though, that they didn't study Caplunars for that, only for the rain data.
I suppose I shouldn't apologize for using mythology to identify Mercury's connection to wind since that's the only place (the only place at all
) that we find a connection of Jupiter to rain.