Mercury, the planet of mind and commnication, enters Scorpio today, Monday Nov 2, at 5:06 pm AEDT, where it will reside until Nov 21. Here’s my take on how it may express in that sign
When Mercury is in Scorpio, it produces a deep and penetrating intellect combined with a strong intuition. Digging and probing to reveal the secrets of the unconscious is a forte, but a fascination with the mysteries and power plays surrounding sex, death and money may degenerate into compulsive obsession. On the other hand, Scorpio Mercury often senses things which cannot be verbalized or rationally explained, but which nevertheless prove to be accurate, or come to pass. People with this placement see through the games people play with x-ray vision, and are naturally adept at exposing the shadowy yet all-too-human motivations that underlie polite surface behaviour. Thus they make excellent therapists, the pioneering ‘anti-psychiatrist’ R.D. Laing being an inspiring example. Forensic and research work of all kinds benefits from this placement, as does medicine, insurance and financial planning. Their communication style is to tell it as they see it, often using crude or cutting language, or to keep their mouth shut and say nothing. Which option is best in any given situation is often difficult to know, for if they speak their mind they may cause hurt or offence, but if they keep their counsel, an uncomfortable silence can descend, which at worst can poison the atmosphere and destroy a hitherto happy occasion.