Mercury in Scorpio

If I were to say to you: can you keep a secret? Would you know just what to do- or where to keep it? Poison Arrow, by ABC.

If you have Mercury in Scorpio you know the answers to these questions. Not only can you keep a secret, you know where to keep it: locked away somewhere deep in your mind and guarded by a giant slobbering dog the size of a mountain, with teeth as sharp as stilettoes….or am I confusing Scorpio with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?

Mercury tells us, as we know from Toolbox 2.3, a lot about how we communicate, learn, and think. It’s not just what we say, but how we say it; and how we hear, absorb and understand the messages coming from others.

Mercury in Water signs learns and communicates through making emotional connections- almost like absorption. In the case of Scorpio, it can be a tad like dredging the bottom of the ocean for answers- Scorpio goes that deeply…and that ruthlessly.

Anyways, if you want to know more about Mercury in Scorpio, or how Scorpio thinks and learns, here’s something I prepared much earlier…

Doing it for yourself…

While Mercury is in Scorpio, it’s a good opportunity for breakthroughs of the emotional kind, or for getting to the bottom of a problem or a situation, or for dealing with hurts – even those hurts that may have been inflicted so long ago that the perpetrator has probably forgotten all about it. It’s a good time for confrontation, for deep introspection, and for plotting – if you’re that way inclined…although obviously that’s so not recommended. I’m thinking that the spicy scenes in my next novel could be made even spicier under the influence of Scorpio. Just saying.

Anyways, this influence will, of course, be best utilised in the part of life that Scorpio rules for you.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Scorpio, Mercury will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Mercury will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Mercury will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Mercury will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Mercury will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Mercury will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Taurus, Mercury will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Mercury will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer Mercury will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Mercury will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Mercury will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Mercury will be transiting your 2nd house.

Mercury will be in Scorpio until 6/11/17.