Fifth of Mercury: Clearing the Path

Fifth of Mercury: Clearing the Path

From the Key of Solomon: “This commandeth the Spirits of Mercury, and serveth to open doors in whatever way they may be closed, and nothing it may encounter can resist it.”

One of the most effective staples of folk magic practices the world over is the timeless Road Opening Spell. For those feeling stuck, for those feeling trapped or for those feeling stagnant, this magical strategy can and has changed a person’s stars and set them back on the path of momentum towards their goals. As versatile as it is adaptable, it’s fair to say that no conjurer is complete without a healthy handful of road opening strategies under their belt.

Perhaps your product needs a boost in eyes on it. Perhaps the discerning individual finds themselves stuck in place by inertia or an unfavorable environment. It’s not out of the question to assume that everyone runs across these situations multiple times in life. That’s the unfortunate nature of the world as is. Sometimes moving parts trip someone up or, worse, block their advance.

This pentacle is a road opener in your pocket, a wayfinder worn around the neck and a blockbuster in the money clip. This pentacle boasts the ability to open doors and that no obstacle can stand in the way of its owner. We here at Practical Occult make good use of this talisman’s effects in our own lives and hope that people don’t do themselves the disservice of sleeping on it and its effects.

In my own coaching I stress the importance now more than ever of road opening in our digitized, algorithm-oppressed and ever-protean lives. Roads are born and killed off every ten minutes as the landscape of our world shifts and distorts. Keeping a solution to this close to the chest is the clutch move that can be the difference between victory and defeat in business, adventure and all other wondrous aspects of life.

This is an ideal companion pentacle to open the roads of effect to any other talismans one might own. Used in tandem with any of our other products, effects can be known to expand and stack by orders of magnitude if handled correctly.

The difference between finding a great job, partner, opportunity, mentor or adventure and staying where you are is often rightly distinguished as whether someone has the opportunity and option to pursue them. People have half-jokingly referred to road opening as a “desert island spell” because it can, if done right, liberate you from the island.

Are you on an island? Hermes’ life raft awaits you.



This post was originally a Practical Occult newsletter dated June 27th, 2022

Alexander Moore
Author: Alexander Moore

My name is Alexander Moore and I am a practicing esotericist with over two decades of active experience in several occult systems including Solomonic Magic, Conjure and other folk practices and Traditional Witchcraft. I am proud to provide coaching, mentorship and divination for occultists who are interested in taking their magic and their lives to the next level in a changing world.