There is only 1 planet of the OG 7 which Exalts in the same sign as one of its Rulerships, and that is Mercury. A testament to its Dual Bodied and yet Compounding nature in the flaxen, productive fields of Virgo. This is the second Mercury in Virgo election Sphere + Sundry has produced, but the other was a Cazimi. The effects are similar, but this is more multi-purpose, and dare I say, *even more* powerful.
Mercurial™ (talismanic materia) acts as a magical nootropic and way-finder, plain and simple. In Virgo, it works like something that might be commonly prescribed to enhance focus, or function as a study aid. It primes the mind for productivity of the most banal and basic order.
It is distractible in the sense that undone things call out for completion. Disordered things, we feel, beg to be put right, and out of their dysfunctional misery. Thus, a disparate To Do List has within it the potential of a well-organized Sphere, where there is — “a place for everything, and everything in its place” — by nature of executing each individual item, one at a time, to full completion. A collection of lines get crossed out or checked off on a piece of paper or a task-management app, to form one congruent, well-oiled experience.
Problems and tasks, one finds, tend to replicate like wet Gremlins after 4th meal when you really get into tackling them, and that is the Initiatic Ordeal of Exalted Mercury materia (—remember that Virgo is mutable, not fixed!). Things tend to get temporarily more chaotic in pursuit of order as things start flowing, but luckily, this series — and you! — have all it takes to rise to the occasion!
It is energizing, uplifting, and joyous, and at the same time, works toward the elimination of redundancies. The way Mercury is able to access every other Planet’s realm, dexterously bopping back and forth, really shines through here. We see elements of all the other Powers refracted in its myriad capacities, making it a material adaptogen of the highest order.
It blends some small portion of Sol’s drive to cohere with Luna’s focus on making-manifest, Saturn’s disciplined delineation with Jove’s good nature, and Mars’ need to execute with Venus’ social skills, on TOP of Hermes’ ability to communicate and shift gears like no other.
If there is room for only one astro-magical supplement in someone’s arsenal — especially in today’s world, it might just be this. The Swiss Army Knife of materia.
That being said, it has the same pitfalls taking too much of a drug there’s a US shortage of (at the time of release) also might. Myopia and a sense of being in the eye of the storm — of going so fast, we’re stone-still. Well composed on the exterior, with thoughts whirring at 1,000 mph. Not sleeping and organizing things instead. Getting burnt out from over-use, but humming along until we’re husks in the name of constant productivity anyway. Which has its place!
Such can be channeled into Deep Work, but because Mercury *also* opens the way for communications (and we live in an omni-connected world), the erection of digital and cellular boundaries are a MUST. Unguided, it is very possible to flit away the hours online or via mindless chatter under this influence.
Mercury loves to occupy itself with 10,000 different bite-sized things throughout the course of its labors, which is fantastic for a day of errands and loop-closing, less so for getting a book done (why Jupiter has dominion over long works/ books, and Mercury, short!). It’s also excellent for conferences, vending, working trade shows, and other high-vibe, high-communication events (where salesmanship may or may not be involved! If it is, this’ll certainly help bring in more moolah!).
If you want to use this for long-form projects, however, turn your phone on airplane mode, block your browser for a bit, and buckle in. You’ll be shocked at how quickly — without being able to widely wander — you begin to tunnel.
Returning to the burnout piece and meth-y side effects, strong uppers need counter-balanced by strong downers. This, like Regulus, is primarily a DIURNAL USE series (even the Salves, which are Forms usually suited to comedowns…), because it is so VERY energizing.
It’s great for activity and not good for resting the mind, tongue, or body, which can continue moving long after anything useful results…
Apply this early so it wears off by evening (goes great with coffee!), or cut it off with Exalted Venus, Jupiter in Pisces (esp. Cloud Kingdom), or any other materia you use for grounding, rest, and relaxation. You may find pairing it with something to take the edge off helps, even during day-time. Deneb Algedi and Saturn can both provide rails/ discipline. Asclepius, Golden Sol, and many others can cut Mercurial/ Virgoan neurosis, should it present. In addition to whatever non-magical downers you turn to.
Many offerings from this series contain genuine Abre Camino, which means they’ll work well for any way-finding magical work you need do. In addition to Lucky Hand Root, for good fortune and dexterity.
Mercury is an excellent merchant and salesperson, so money magic (especially if Mercury rules $$$ houses in your chart!) is also an excellent and fitting application. The addition of 24k gold and sterling silver doesn’t hurt!
This series seems to act as an appetite suppressant, and may be helpful for exercise and weight loss. But it can also trigger sugar cravings, because Mercury loves sweets and running on sugar to keep from being weighed down. The need to eat for fuel is, again, similar to amphetamines.
[Note that this does not actually contain any drugs or illicit substances; despite it feeling like it very well could!]
As for the virtues of this election — a gift to us all from Austin Coppock — Mercury is in its Exaltation and Rulership in the 10th whole sign house, co-present with the Midheaven. The Ascendant is in Sagittarius, but Mercury’s decan, and conjunct the Royal Star Antares, which gives strength. It is perfectly trine its ruler — an invigorated Jupiter in the 5th. Venus also trines the Rising and Ruler, and the Moon is overflowing with light, fishin’ with Fomalh’t, in an applying aspect to Mercury, the original Enby. Malefics are well-quarantined, having little to no s(w)ay in any matter.
On top of how productive this is, it is also SUPER social and A LOT of FUN! In the lead up to this launch, we were able to erect processes and organize things that have needed done for literally years now (you should SEE the spreadsheets!), but we also laughed our asses off and communicated well and often.
Just after Austin had reported how serious and focused this felt (he was slower to beta test this round) — as I reported five of us in the workroom were currently doubled over in laughter — he called back to report making vrooom! noises driving up the hill to Mt. Coppockalypse in our hilariously un-race-y Prius.
This materia will be helpful in slaying the myriad monsters Mars’ incoming retrograde in the other Mercury ruled sign, Gemini, is likely bring to the fore. We’ve got Eclipses coming up and all kinds of gnar-gnar astroweather, so do keep your powder dry. Energetic Cleansings + Ritual Baths are worth the time and hassle they take in gold. If gold were also sanity and emotional bloodletting?
We thank long-time talismanic jeweler Tony Mack for creating talismans for this election, and Elizabeth for perfumes which will debut at a later date. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is busy with a cross-country move and newly launched Weenies/ Liliths at this time, so those will come as their own drop, likely within the coming months (but no timeline promises!).
Praise and appreciation to the Spirits that make Sphere + Sundry possible, Team and Clients included, without whom, this project of unprecedented scale and astro-magical import, would not be possible. Love to each and every one of you. Thanks for giving this ol’ Venus in Virgo Stuff To Fret Over + Souls to Serve — it is an honor, a pleasure, and so very necessary ; ) — Kaitlin Coppock.
Each order comes with basic instructions for use, timing suggestions, and a prayer. This time from the very talented Sara Mastros, who has kindly licensed the use of her translation of The Arcadian Hymn to Hermes from the Orphic Hymns Grimoire, the second edition of which is now on pre-order from Hadean Press. Gratitude to her, and to Erzebet Barthold.
Fulfillment for Plus Members begins tomorrow or Thursday. This will go live to the general public on Thursday, as well. Shipping will probably take at least 7 business days to return to our standard turnaround times of 0-2.
If you need your order for a special occasion by a specific date under these conditions, please write in to the support portal letting us know! Note that the type of shipping you purchase is the class it ships, not necessarily when we get to it in the queue…
Anointing Oils, Exalted Mercury, SeriesAn incredibly supreme Mercurial Anointing Oil, created during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election. A blend of organic wormwood, slippery elm, psyllium seed, alfalfa seed, fennel, corn silk, barley, wheat, clover, and nutritional yeast. Gingko, hyssop, cinquefoil, shepherds purse, brahmi, and more. Abre camino, lucky hand root, 8 sour patch kids per vessel, and a large copper Mercury dime. Ritually harvested palm frond and fern leaf in the day and hour of Mercury during its Virgoan tenure. Genuine 24k gold and sterling silver leaf. Peridot, agate, and high-grade opal in 100% organic golden jojoba. Essential oils of bergamot, peppermint, vetiver, frankincense, copaiba, and lemongrass. Anoint the Self, keys, wallet, and Mercurial instruments, such as devices, to energize body and mind, expedite communications, promote eloquence, help problem solve, and increase sales. Use to dress candles and petition papers for compatible aims. Best categorized as a Way Finder, rather than strict Opener. Stimulates brain, body, and quicksilver tongue. Energizing, Adderall-like effects from mere topical application. Focus application on the brainstem, ears, wrists, and base of the feet. If it is too strong, jewelry or clothing may be anointed instead! Lights up the nervous system. Promotes conversation and communications. Read the write-up for more. Perfect before trade shows, conferences, vending, or any other activity where you'll need lots of energy to communicate, transact, and sustain a high vibe. Application too near day's end may keep you bright eyed and bushy tailed into the wee morning... layer with other grounding, softening influences or apply them later to help "power down"... Offered in a 1/2 oz glass vial with herbal matter for $72, 10 ml "flawless glide" steel roller for $55, or 10 ml gold plated roller for $108. Each arrives with exactly 8 keepsake peridots. Or, a 5 ml Mini for $26.$26.00 – $108.00$26.00 – $108.00
Exalted Mercury, Plus Membership, Powders, Series30+ organic herbs of Mercurial nature, including ritually harvested palm frond and fern leaf during the day and hour of Mercury during its Virgoan tenure, fumigated with Frankincense during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election. Lucky hand root and abre camino. Barley, wheat, and nutritional yeast. Ground with frankincense, agate, peridot, and high-grade opal. Sprinkle in your shoes to help getting from point A to point B faster (+ solve whatever problems you encounter along the way!), your purse and wallet to increase sales and draw wealth. Promotes eloquence, energizes, and acts as a natural magical nootropic/ study aid. Employ when a Way needs Found or Figured... Use to dress and load candles, in spell jars, blow over letters and communications, or in any way magical powders can possibly be employed. 100% pure, organic and uncut herbs and resins. Genuine 24k gold leaf. Nothing artificial, and no fillers. A very versatile choice for those on a budget! Offered in a 1/2 oz cork top vial for $27, or 2 oz bulk pot for $81$27.00 – $81.00$27.00 – $81.00
Candles, Exalted Mercury, SeriesA soy-coconut blend, colored a green onyx via the co-mingling of two distinct yellow and blue dyes. Poured over ground consecrated herbal matter during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election window. Crowned with a sprinkling of abre camino, genuine 24k gold, and earth-toned agate. Truly talismanic candles produce a flame which is imbued with the magic of the election itself, granting the fire additional utility. Its light helps energize Mercurial talismans, pentacles, and implements, and the fire itself can be used to light sigils, petitions, incense sticks, or anything else you deem magically appropriate. Burn during weekly Mercury attunements while reciting the Orphic Hymn or prayer of your choosing (the candle will last forever that way!). Hyper-charge works of candle magic for Mercurial ends — expedite communications, increase the rate of transactions and sales, create a well ordered Sphere. Only slim vigils were poured for this election, offered for $168.$168.00$168.00
Exalted Mercury, Incense, Series30+ organic herbs of Mercurial nature, including ritually harvested palm frond and fern leaf during the day and hour of Mercury during its Virgoan tenure, fumigated with Frankincense during Sphere + Sundry’s Exalted Mercury election. Lucky hand root and abre camino. Barley, wheat, and nutritional yeast. Ground with frankincense, agate, peridot, and high-grade opal. Lemon balm, rosemary, and even moar frankincense. Burn as an offering and attunement during weekly Mercury devotions. Smoke bathe the body to clear stagnant energies from the field, finding the way for clarity, productivity, and communication, especially before a busy day. Fumigate Mercury talismans, amulets, pentacles, and implements. Activate sigils and petition papers. A true neutral, Virgo-smelling incense that packs a major energetic punch... Available in a 1/2 oz cork top vial for $27, or 2 oz bulk pot for $81$27.00 – $81.00$27.00 – $81.00
Exalted Mercury, Steep + Smokes100% ingredients (organic): Skullcap, mullein, gingko leaf, eleuthero root, gotu kola, Lucky Dragon green tea, hibiscus flower, schisandra berry, parsley, alfalfa leaf, bilberry leaf, ginger, and licorice root. Fumigated with frankincense during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election. Improves the rate of transactions, increases sales, quicksilvers the tongue, and improves recall. Steep and add to spiritual baths, floor washes, and cleaning sprays. Offer to Mercurial Spirits. Offered in a 2.5 oz tin for $27, or 4 oz for $48$27.00 – $48.00$27.00 – $48.00
Exalted Mercury, Salves, Series100% herbal ingredients (organic): Fennel, ashwaganda, alfalfa seed, skullcap, gingko, vervain, tribulus fruit, brahmi leaf, cinquefoil, gotu kola, corn silk, cornflower, lily of the valley, dill, bayberry root bark, wormwood, shepherds purse. Fumigated with frankincense following prayers to Hermes during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election, and immersed in a combination of organic extra virgin olive oil and golden jojoba. Left to incubate for many moons, strained, melted with organic beeswax and essential oils of frankincense, rosemary, myrrh, vetiver, and copaiba, poured into tins and topped with genuine 24k gold. The result is an incredibly energizing salve and transdermal nootropic, which helps support mental functioning, memory's increase, promote eloquence and rate of speech, and helps get from point A to point B swiftly, problem solving and task-slaying along thy way! Apply to the feet before a day's work, rub into the shoulders, neck, brain stem, and ears. This is like Regulus in that it's one of the few salves recommended primarily for diurnal use, rather than as a comedown from work or to invite restful sleep, since it activates the nervous system, rather than calms it. Applied too close to beddy-bye, this is very likely to keep someone wide awake. Offered in a 2.5 oz tin for $56, or 4 oz for $96$56.00 – $96.00$56.00 – $96.00
Body Butters, Exalted Mercury, Face + BodyTwin consecrated organic herbal matter from the Salve infusion, poured over a proprietary blend of skin-nourishing safflower, apricot kernel, sweet almond, and jojoba oils during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election. Left to incubate for many months, combined with organic shea butter and coconut oils, and essential oils of lemongrass, copaiba, and frankincense. Whipped to a fluffy cloud-like consistency. This is a true butter that can take time to sink in, or mixed with lotion for lighter application. Apply in the morning or during the day to put extra pep in thy quicksilver step, help improve mental functioning, and empower problem solving and organization. Offered in a 2 oz pot for $32 or 6 oz bulk for $72$32.00 – $72.00$32.00 – $72.00
Exalted Mercury, Hydrosol Sprays, Series, WatersWe weren't in a good position to erect a distillation station for the Exalted Mercury election, so this spray is a combination of consecrated Kolonía and water harvested from the headwaters of Mt. Shasta at sunrise from the first Mercuryday following its direct station in Virgo, 2022. Colloidal gold, abre camino, a small amount of shimmering mica, and essential oils of frankincense, copaiba, hyssop, and rosemary. Spray to fill your field or atmosphere with Exalted Mercurial goodness, opening the way for communications, commerce, and increased capacity to do what needs doin'! Offered in a 1/2 oz sample or travel sized spray bottle with keepsake agate for $27, or full 2 oz for $64$27.00 – $64.00$27.00 – $64.00
Exalted Mercury, Kolonías, Series, WatersWater freshly harvested from Mt. Shasta, grain alcohol, colloidal gold, and organic essential oils, consecrated during our Exalted Mercury operation. Fresh abre camino leaf was later added on the day and hour of Mercury following its direct station in Virgo 2022. Cleansing the vessel with this Kolonía helps purify the Mercurial within your own bodily Sphere, and open the way for clear thinking, communications, commerce, eloquence, productivity, and organization. Supremely energizing, clarifying, and invigorating! It also functions to sanctify the hands before Mercurial works. Best practice with any Kolonía is to seal the auric body after use. This is easily achieved by using any Anointing Oil, Salve, or even Body Butter which supports your chosen aims, to address your state in the moment, or for supporting longer-term goals... Cleanse your wallet, purse, and keys to clear out stagnant, blocking energies, to increase the rate of exchange, open the way for material gain, and expedite getting from point A to point B. This can also be used to clear the field of malfunctioning electronics, to help troubleshoot connectivity issues and expedite problem solving. It functions as a purifying and priming wash for tools, talismans, and raw materials. It can also be added to an essential oil diffuser to fill an atmosphere with energizing, talkative, and stimulating Mercurial energies.$32.00 – $96.00
Turkish colognes are often sprinkled upon the hands before entering households and business establishments, providing natural sanitation and also a delightful scent. ⠀ ⠀ Sphere + Sundry’s talismanic Kolonías can be used in such a way, or as Celestial Florida Waters for energetic cleansing — promoting clarity and way-finding, as life demands or before ritual. ⠀ ⠀ Doing the following makes it difficult for nasties to glom on or penetrate the auric body, and establishes a clean slate which potentiates the efficacy of other materia…⠀ ⠀ Shake well to integrate and disburse organic essential oils, colloidal metals, and botanically derived colors.⠀
⠀Quick Kolonía Clearing Protocol ⠀ ⠀ Sprinkle about a half teaspoon onto the palm of the hand and gently rub both together for 5-10 seconds, coating tops and bottoms. The hands can float 2 inches from the body or lightly skim it.⠀ ⠀ Stand and run your palms from the crown of your head down the back of it, then start from the top again, going down the sides, the front of the face and down body, all the way to the tops of your feet. Sweep multiple times. ⠀ ⠀ If you feel any areas “sticking”, continue stroking until energies disperse, and then proceed with additional downward sweeping.⠀ ⠀ Continue skimming downward, running your cologned hands across every surface area, including under the arms, groin, between the legs, and rear, concluding with the bottoms of the feet by lifting them. You can “flick” the energy off if it feels right, or it will dissipate naturally, however you prefer.⠀ ⠀ Take 10-30 seconds to close your eyes and integrate the cleansing, feeling the shift, and thank your chosen Power for the cleansing and protection it provided, sealing the auric body from negativity.⠀ ⠀ Kolonías also serve to anoint and sanctify the hands, and can be used before performing energy work, ritual work, or any activity related to each series’ arcana – on oneself, one’s clients, or loved ones. They can be used to cleanse objects, spaces, and add oomph to spiritual baths, as well as added to floor washes, essential oil diffusers, or dishes of water kept at the bedside and entries. ⠀ ⠀ Extraordinarily simple, versatile, effective, and p o t e n t . Arrives in your choice of 1.7 oz woozy bottle with genuine abre camino leaf and orifice reducer for $32, or 5 oz bulk for $96$32.00 – $96.00
Exalted Mercury, Talismans + ReliquariesResident Sphere + Sundry goldsmith Tony Mack offers to Exalted Mercury —$888.00
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and cast in Mithraic silver [an alloy of majority silver with a portion of gold, palladium, copper, and tin] with calcined salts of corriander, spikenard, grapevine, and clove. Mercury governs among the metals [besides quicksilver] those which are mixed and alloyed. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of S+S Exalted Mercury Cazimi planetary incense.
An image of a stylized caduceus, the staff of Hermes modeled in high relief. Above the dual serpents is the planetary glyph of Mercury, flanked by wings. In the center of the planetary glyph is a bezel set 2.5 carat welo opal.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake necklace box bearing a wax seal of the glyph of Mercury, and includes a 20" silver chain.Each is available for $888 and includes a vial of Exalted Mercury Powder. Every Altar Box Set also includes one.$888.00
Exalted Mercury, Inks + Skin StainsBotanical khaki color and magic for prosperity, wealth, good fortune, and cheer, derived from pumpkin, carrot, mango, abre camino, and lucky hand root, combined with black walnuts as an ode to Sphere + Sundry's original Exalted Mercury Cazimi Ink, simmered together in water from Mt. Shasta collected at sunrise on the first Mercuryday following its 2022 direct station in Virgo. Carried and preserved in Tincture created during the Exalted Mercury election, with Ritual Honey as a sweetener and fixative. Use as a (light but layer-able) ink + stain for paper or skin. Works best using a fine brush, rather than a standard dip pen. Color the background of petition papers or sigils, or trace them. Encourages communication, commerce, and way-opening. Offered in a 1 oz glass bottle with brush tip for $64 Warning: do not apply to the skin of people with honey allergies. External use only. Read reviews of our other Ink + Skin Stain here… Photos coming as soon as they’re available!$64.00$64.00
Exalted Mercury, HoneysOrganic clover honey, infused with fumigated herbal matter from our Exalted Mercury operation during the election window. Later heated, strained, and mixed with edible 24k gold and silver leaf. Use as a honey pot to draw wealth, skill, eloquence, mental dexterity; sweeten, specify, and swiftify communications. Offered in a 2 oz bulk pot with keepsake agate for $32$32.00Note: While this contains nothing inedible or poisonous, it was not created in a commercial kitchen to GMP standards, so it is not suitable or intended for consumption. Keep this (and all our wares) out of reach of children. Do not use while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Any internal consumption undertaken at the user’s sole risk and liability.$32.00
Bath Salts, Exalted Mercury, Salts, SeriesDead Sea salt with 30+ organic herbs of Mercurial provenance, fumigated with frankincense during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election, with a splash of Anointing Oil and Salve infusion (doubling as a bathing oil...). Abre camino to open the way, genuine 24k gold and sterling silver for financial increase. White grapefruit, lavender, lemongrass, vetiver, myrrh, and frankincense essential oils. Dissolve blockages and empower the Mercurial Sphere within the vessel. Clarifies the mind, promotes speech, improves energy, quickens body and thought process, and draws all manner of Hermetic activity. Offered in an 8 oz bale top jar for $32, 16 oz glass bulk pot for $64, or 18 oz (by weight) nonbreakable bundle — great for international clients, people who already have enough jars in their lives, or are looking to refill their bulk pot 1:1 — for $56.$32.00 – $64.00$32.00 – $64.00
Exalted Mercury, Series, Tinctures100% ingredients (organic): ashwaganda, fennel seed, kola nut, alfalfa seed, alfalfa leaf, gingko, vervain, tribulus fruit, brahmi leaf, cinquefoil, red clover, hyssop, corn silk, gotu kola, psyllium seed, nutritional yeast, wormwood, lily of the valley, shepherds purse, hibiscus, eleuthero root, bilberry leaf, parsley, ginger root, young hyson tea, schisandra berry, licorice root. Fumigated with frankincense and combined with handmade vodka during Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury election, left to incubate for many moons before being strained. Begets eloquence, problem solving, memory's increase, and the Mercurial-like! Anoint that which you do not want getting oily... Offered in a 1/2 oz dropper for $32, or 1 oz for $64$32.00 – $64.00Note: While this contains nothing inedible or poisonous, it was not created in a commercial kitchen to GMP standards, so it is not suitable or intended for consumption. Keep this (and all our wares) out of reach of children. Do not use while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Any internal consumption undertaken at the user’s sole risk and liability.$32.00 – $64.00
Altar Boxes + Ritual Sets, Exalted Mercury, Plus MembershipPLEASE NOTE: The Plus Member program allows lottery winners to reserve Talismans + Altar Box Sets for a 30-day grace period. If funds are not sent in that time, rare items are restocked to the website and released to the public. If you would like to be notified if/ when any become available, please join the Waitlist for your preferred selection!$1,472.00 – $1,848.00
One of *each and every item* in Sphere + Sundry's Exalted Mercury series, in small, large, or standard form, including a Talisman. Note that Sphere + Sundry’s Anointing Oils are added individually, so Clients can choose their preference of roller or standard vial. Sometimes there is confusion about this, so to be completely clear, they have not already been included in the base price [BPALs were created for this series, but are not included with the Altar Boxes this time around, since they are not launching with the series. They will be released at a later date.]$1,472.00 – $1,848.00