Invocation of Mercury

quicksilver messenger of the gods,
he who dances about the Earth carrying wisdom and perception,
whose versatility brings positive change and creative thinking,
I invoke thee and call upon thee in my hour of need.
Permeate this work with celestial speed so that my desire may manifest.
Ruler of Virgo and Gemini,
exalted in Virgo,
elements of air and earth,
combine this night in sacred birth!