Mercury in Scorpio

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Mercury in Scorpio


Intense, Investigative, Perceptive, Mysterious, Deep, Analytical, Secretive, Resilient, Passionate, Transformative, Suspicious, Determined, Fearless, Truth-Seeker

The Basics

In Astrology, Mercury represents communication, intellect, and mental processes. It influences how we think, express ourselves, and gather knowledge, playing a crucial role in shaping our communication skills and mental abilities.

Mercury in Scorpio highlights your deep emotional intensity, investigative mind, and penetrating insights. You have a talent for seeing beyond the surface, and are skilled at getting to the heart of any matter. You may be drawn to fields such as psychology, investigative journalism, or law enforcement, where you can use your natural abilities to uncover hidden truths and solve complex problems.

The saying "still waters run deep" applies most to you.  You have excellent mental concentration and can become wholly immersed in your work.    With Mercury in Scorpio, you're a natural detective; thought processes require penetrating deep beneath the surface of problems and making connections between the seen and unseen before coming to a conclusion.  When faced with a novel concept or idea, you tend to take more time to comprehend it compared to others. This is because you have a tendency to scrutinize it more thoroughly, analyzing all the intricate details and contemplating all the potential outcomes that may arise from the concept in question.  Unless you have a particularly powerful and discordant Gemini Sun, you never speak before thinking.

Your mind may dwell on the sensual side of life and may think about sex or mortality often.  There is often interest in the occult, and you seem to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefer learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than vicariously via books or lectures.  

You are quick-witted, resourceful, shrewd, direct, sharp-tongued, and will readily say what is on your mind in a most stinging manner.  You enjoy satire and other forms of critical humor.  You want to know everything while at the same time disclosing nothing to no one.


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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores to see whether your Mercury is Harmonious or Discordant.

While everyone has good and bad days, your Cosmodynes reveal where you lean toward on average.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mercury, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.

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A Harmonious Mercury in Scorpio

  • Your intense and perceptive mind allows you to uncover hidden truths and understand complex matters.
  • You possess excellent investigative and research skills, making you a natural problem solver.
  • Your communication carries depth and emotional resonance, captivating others and leaving a lasting impact.
  • You are fearless in your pursuit of knowledge and unafraid to address taboo or challenging subjects.
  • Your determination and resilience enable you to overcome obstacles and delve into the depths of any subject.
  • You possess a keen sense of observation and can easily read between the lines, uncovering underlying motives.
  • Your passion for truth and authenticity makes you an influential communicator.

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A Discordant Mercury in Scorpio

  • You may become overly suspicious or distrusting in your communication with others.
  • You might be prone to digging too deeply into matters, becoming obsessive or fixated on finding hidden meanings.
  • Your intensity and desire for control can lead to power struggles and conflicts in your relationships.
  • You may struggle with letting go and forgiving past hurts, holding onto resentments for a long time.

Remember, everyone's charts are unique and complex.  Describing a single element of a chart (like Mercury in Scorpio) doesn't account for other influences that would provide more details.


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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.