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Mercury in Scorpio

Deep introspection, profound conversation, and a talent for recognizing secrets and lies. This is Mercury in the water sign Scorpio. Mercury in Scorpio has one ear listening to what is said and another attuned to the unspoken truth hidden beneath the surface. It’s difficult to lie to a Mercury in Scorpio native for they intuitively pick up on subtle shifts in energy that accompany deceit. These are the detectives of the world and they love diving deep to get to the bottom of an issue, discovering hidden gems along the way.

In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mercury is aligned with Thoth, the Sacred Scribe. Scorpio is allied with the cat goddess Bast. Bast awakens our Holy Longing. She uses her sensuality and passion to open us to that which we long for but perhaps also fear. Conversations with Mercury in Scorpio people can be daunting. These individuals are passionate, intense, and can be manipulative. In their shadow, they can be suspicious of those around them, expecting to be lied to and looking for betrayal.

Mercury will turn retrograde in Scorpio, providing an extended journey with this explorer of the shadow world. Over the next two months secrets will be revealed, in both our personal and collective lives.

Mercury/Thoth enters Scorpio/Bast on September 27, turns retrograde on October 13, moves back into Libra from October 27 through November 10, (turning direct in Libra on November 3 – Election Day in the US) and exits Scorpio on December 1.


September 27, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

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