The Community Guardian

Your God Qualities

Hermes is the patron of music, art, and various forms of prophecy.  He is often seen as a shepherd guarding his flock.

Your Personality at Its Best

As a Hermes, you are a natural healer and community supporter.  You are a man of many talents: intellectually astute, quick-witted, and often quite generous.  Because of your strong character, you are capable of overcoming almost any obstacle you encounter at work or at home. While you like to keep your private life private, the intensity of your personality often shows through your penetrating eyes.  You can excel in the medical arts, community services, law-and-order professions, and in other life-sustaining enterprises, such as real estate, insurance, and the military. You have a knack for managing finances, securing your family, and leading a comfortable self-fulfilling existence.

Early Childhood Conditioning

Your biggest weakness is your inner conflict, born out of a childhood need for emotional love and material reward.  As a result, you often put yourself out for others and expect them to do the same for you. If they fail to meet your expectations, you become easily discouraged and can undermine your self-confidence, or become resentful and blaming. Consequently, you have learned to hide your feelings behind a mask of indifference and none will know your pride.

How Your Personality May Undermine Your Health

Your insecurity and low self-esteem, if severe enough, may cause emotional or mental conflicts, which can underming your overall capabilities.  Since most emotional problems eventually affect the midsection of the body and its organs, your potential health problems are centered in your pancreas, liver, and spleen. Since these organs work together to ensure that nutrients are properly processed for cellular rejuvenation, their malfunction during times of stress can shorten your life expectancy. In cases of chronic stress, you may attempt to meet your innate emotional needs by developing a neurosis or even choosing a reclusive or monastic existence.

Special Attributes:  Self-Security & Openness


  • Above-average intellectual capabilities
  • Natural inclination toward healing arts
  • A generous and considerate nature
  • Conscious of community needs
  • Capability to provide for others
  • A tenacious drive to achieve
  • Sound financial judgment
  • A humanitarian guardian


  • Low self-esteem
  • Easily discouraged
  • Excessive need for reward
  • Frailty in health after age 40
  • Resentful and critical of others
  • A tendency to become a recluse
  • Insecurities and survival neuroses

Meeting Your Creative Wellness Challenge

You need to watch what you consume.  Chemicals and additives are especially harmful to you, since they interfere with proper liver performance.  Therefore, be sure that you know your nutritional needs and stay on a good balanced diet.  To make the most of your Hermes personality, you can

  • get lots of healthy out-of-doors exercise
  • pursue mental studies for self-advancement
  • give yourself plenty of rest, relaxation, and play
  • collect rocks, save the whales, or take short trips
  • use natural supports to protect your sensitive emotional system
  • engage in activities that require both mind and body to build your self-confidence


More any other type, you possess a talent for personal transformation and willingness to share your learned experience with others and aid those in need.

Hermes’s Affirmation

I acknowledge that in the past
I have over-emphasized my needs for security and reward.
In understanding my inner motivation,
I pledge to change myself
and become an integrated person
— body, mind, and spirit as one.
I forgive myself and others
for not recognizing my worth,
and secure my future in health and love,
and my pursuit of happiness

Hermes’ Colors



This palette of colors give the longest endurance to the wearer. They should be worn in main outfits, such as suits, dresses, slacks, and blazers.

French Grey
Saddle Brown
Slate Blue



This palette of colors offers extra protection during periods of environmental or personal stress. They are most effective when worn as outerwear, such as coats, blazers, jackets, jogging suits, and other sportswear.

Charcoal Grey
Sienna Brown
Chinese Red
Navy Blue



This palette of color makes one feel good. They should be worn as blouses, shirt, casual wear, scarves and neckties, but never alone — as their effect changes with mood or activity.

Scarlet Red
Lemon Yellow
Sea Green
Bright Blue



This palette lifts one up. They are most effective when worn as ‘date outfits’, underwear, night and lounge wear, as well as for specific creative undertakings and artistic projects.

Rose Beige
Eggshell Blue



Avoidance Colors

Hermes needs to avoid all jungle greens (khaki to olive)