Mercurial Looking Glass
This piece melds different archetypes and themes together, with a main focus on Mercury, and Venusian glamour magick. Glamour magick is a practice of assuming the role of the alter ego in order to magnetize your desires to you in the physical world. It is a highly Mercurial practice because it is essentially putting on a hat, a mask, that you do not ordinarily wear, but is still however, very much you. This work must begin by building a solid foundation with your higher self, your divinity, so that you do not get wrapped up in a world of altar egos and become fixated on your identity…
A cherry blossom framed mirror creates a reflection of divine white, sparkly light, which represents a moment of meeting with the higher self while submerged in life; in the forest. The white doves and shell above the looking glass represent Venus and unconditional love, reminding us to receive our reflection as if it is an emanation of our higher selves. Stones of pink opal and tree agate surround the mirror, and a fall birch-wood forest (trees corresponding to Virgo, one of Mercury’s signs of rulership) drop their yellow and orange leaves on the forest floor, a gesture of surrendering who we may perceived ourselves to be, in order to see the truth of who we are, the essence of our soul, through this magickal looking glass. The glyph of Mercury is organically created through the wings of the doves, (crescent of receptivity) the oval mirror, (circle of spirit) and the cross of the primrose plant and birch log (cross of matter).
This visual talisman is intended to invoke the spirit of Mercury and Venus in the practice of glamour magick for promoting unconditional self love, communications with our higher selves and/or alter egos, and a surrendering to our unfolding divinity.
Printed and cut by me on 100% cotton Matte, high quality Epson Hot Press Bright paper, with Epson Pigmented inks, and so much love and care. I sign my name on the back of each print for authenticity.
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