Private Investigations…(digging up the dirt)

When a Scorpio finally gives their heart and their trust (usually the 2 are interconnected), they expect that you will do the same. Scorpio doesn’t just love, they demand complete merging. With that is an assumption that you feel everything as intensely as they do. Like all water Mercuries, there is an expectation that the channels of non verbal communication are wide open. This translates to, they don’t only assume that you can read their minds, it simply doesn’t occur to them that you can’t.

When he was a toddler, no grown up was brave enough to tell Mercury in Scorpio to use his words. So he doesn’t… That isn’t to say he doesn’t know how to. Everything he does say means something- and he assumes the same of you. Don’t say it unless you intend to stand by it.

This is one of the most razor sharp minds in the zodiac. He knows how to dig deep to get at the information that needs to be got at. He will mine for data to support a point of view or to use in order to make a decision. Because of this he is very rarely wrong. On the rare occasions that he is proven to be incorrect, he will simply find more data to back up his original viewpoint. Scorpio went to the John Howard School of Apologies*. Having said that, he fights the fights he will win and will only push a point when it can be proven.

My Scorpio Hubby can cast his eyes over a balance sheet and without even picking up a calculator announce where money is being taken out of a company. He dissects weekly sales and revenue results in a second and pinpoints the errors in two- seconds that is. I had a Scorpio Boss who works in a similar way, but with different numbers, different data. My Dad has always been able to do the same thing. Scorpio and Scorpio Mercury have a brain built for investigation and forensics.

The Scorpio mind is made up of little expandable and labelled compartments within which data is stored until it is needed. This comes in brilliantly handy when it comes to taking revenge on someone who did something at some point in the past or to store in case someone does something at some point in the future.

Slow to trust, and of the guilty until proven innocent camp, Scorpio can tend towards paranoia. He may say he trusts you (and if you have earned his loyalty he will defend you to the end), but mistrusts the motives and intentions of those around you.  If, however, you abuse that trust, he will check your phone messages, the numbers you have called, your diary and your excuses. You may not know he has done so, (and he will deny it in a most believable way) but the information will be stored away- just in case. Digging up the dirt, so to speak.

In the Scorpio mind shades of grey do not exist. The colour scheme is black and white. And as for compromise- what is that again? Yet for all this, when it comes to problem solving and weeding out the good from the bad and deciding exactly who is worth your trust and who will kick you in the guts, Scorpio is the one you want on your side.

As a friend she is loyal and usually right, as an employee she is insightful, and as an enemy pure Machiavellian. Scorpio likes to keep her friends close and her enemies closer. Those who warrant the famous Scorpio wariness will be monitored closely, with absolute inscrutability until further investigations prove their trust worthiness (or otherwise). Scorpio is not scared to launch a pre-emptive self defensive attack (and yes, this actually does make sense) if they feel it is necessary.  The great risk in being careful with your trust is being left with nothing but a new set of lies (thanks Mark Knopfler) at the end of the day.

Scorpio doesn’t offer anything up. You have to earn it. Nor does he do anything or say anything without intention. You just have to work out what that intention is. When a Scorpio calls you out of the blue to talk about nothing, what they are really calling for is so that you can ask the questions that need to be asked so they can tell you without telling you what they need to tell you. If you can speak Scorpio, the exact words don’t need to be said- they are felt.

Do you think we need to talk about this?


I don’t know, do you think we need to talk about this?


If you don’t think we need to, I guess we don’t need to.

You’re right, we don’t need to talk about it…

It has all been said and understood.

*Reference to a previous and very long running Australian Prime Minister who famously had “difficulties” with the word “sorry”.

This sound like you? If you have a Scorpio Sun or Ascendant, this is probably the way you think (if you are honest with yourself). If you have Mercury in Scorpio, your powers of investigation will be remarkable. Likewise if you have Mercury in close aspect to Pluto, you will also tend to think like a Scorpio- the extent of which will be determined by the aspect.

And this weeks song? Private Investigations by Dire Straits…of course. Check out the clip on YouTube here.

2 comments

  1. Hi Jo,sun in the 8th and mercury inconjunct pluto . . . does that make me insightful ! ? I always think of ‘things Scorpio’ when I see the movie title ‘What lies beneath.’

    1. Both add a Scorpio feel to you. With the in conjunct, I use an orb of about 3-4 degrees- the tighter the better. But yep… and What lies beneath? I’m the same- it is sooooooooooooo Scorp!

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