Mercury in Scorpio
These are the detectives of the Zodiac, probing for the truth buried under the surface. This people listen not just with their ears – they read people and can “hear” what is not being said. They have a built-in bullshit detector and know when someone is deceiving them. They come by this talent honestly – many grew up in situations where the truth was not told and, as a result, trust is an issue. Conversations with these folks can be either an amazing deep dive into the hidden mysteries of the universe, or an undeclared battle with an undercurrent of distrust and suspicion.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mercury is allied with Thoth, the Sacred Scribe. Scorpio is aligned with Bast, the Cat Goddess. Bast is the awakener of our Holy Longing. With this entry of Mercury into Scorpio, we have moved firmly into Scorpio season with three planets (Sun, Mars, and Mercury) in this powerful water sign. This entry of Mercury into Scorpio comes on the heels of the Scorpio New Moon, with the energy of the powerful Dark Moon still in effect.
Over the next two weeks hidden information will be revealed, some of which will be welcome and some not. On a personal level, it is time to penetrate the mysteries and revel in the magic. For some, this will manifest as a Dark Night of the Soul. Take solace in the awareness that a dive into the Underworld is part of the journey. We all need to periodically confront our demons and shed light on their gifts.
Mercury/Thoth will remain in the emanation of Scorpio/Bast from November 5th to the 24th.
November 5, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.