Mercury in Scorpio

With Mercury in Scorpio we all become resourceful, determined, fearless, intuitive, witty, investigative, profound and filled with desires, however secretly and with great mystery. We may go into hiding, display suspicion and skepticism, stubbornness, determination and be emotionally on edge.

Scorpio presents an interesting mix of depth-psychology behaviors. Research is best during Mercury in Scorpio. We’ll all be deeply searching for something seeking the heart of all matters. When we find what we’re searching for we’ll “capture” it and make it our own. Our intelligence becomes highly instinctive and we’ll learn how to strategize.

There is a warning with Mercury in Scorpio: Do not harshly criticize and judge, opinionate or insinuate. Intrigue, hidden motives and mysteries may appear. Ask if they are real or mental illusions. We will challenge others and will be challenged in return. Everyone may begin to wear black and sales of sunglasses will skyrocket. We are to remember Elvis’ (Jupiter in Scorpio) song “Don’t be Cruel.”

Friday is the feast day of St. Nicholas. Saturday Venus enters Scorpio. Wednesday is Veterans or Remembrance Day. Read more at

ARIES: Everything in the introduction applies to you because Mercury in Scorpio is moving through your natural Scorpio house. Underline what’s curious and observe your life within this context. One could say you’ve become a Scorpio for a while. This is actually good. Scorpio gives you needed depth.

TAURUS: You move into full strategic mode, seeking ways to transform and reorient yourself and others. Resources are assessed and you wisely use, disperse and then multiply them. Saturn in Libra has just moved into your house of health and service. We know you’re serving. Be concerned with your health. Water, sleep, vitamins, green drinks, sunshine, prayer.

GEMINI: Share with others your early life, its ups and downs and the vicissitudes of family life. I assume there was chaos within you on how to self-balance and understand life in the midst of disorder. What were the good messages and what were the not-so-good? Understand that early lives condition adult lives till we reorient and transform ourselves. This is our job and everyone’s task.

CANCER: Are you nurturing others and in turn yourself? Where do you belong and what is the present state of where you live? What is your creative outlet? Do you have one and is that being nurtured? Many in-depth questions must be asked so you don’t become unsettled psychologically or physically. As you seek a sense of purpose, have the intention to become organized in all areas of your life. This leads to creativity.

LEO: You will recognize how deeply your mind is held by emotional patterns created when just a child leading you into developing a great imagination, intuition and a depository of knowledge unequalled by most. This is good until you fall into introversion (and at times gloom) not allowing you exit. Here you dream and built castles in the air. You’re like Persephone but you eat apples instead of pomegranates. Invite others to eat apples with you.

VIRGO: There is a great aspiration to fix things, to help and to heal others and provide necessary information when things go awry. All thoughts in the coming month may turn inward. You may create a secret room or sanctuary, dream of a secret garden with a secret door. It would be good to manifest this, making it a goal for the coming year. What would it look like? What would it hold?

LIBRA: Participation in various arts will elevate concentration and stimulate imagination. Sociability, friendship and affection should be linked to your spirituality, music, the arts. As leader among your friends, inviting them to participate with you in these endeavors would enliven their minds, open their hearts and expand their vision and futures. The practical and financial aren’t far behind in terms of your material success. Try to not be irritable.

SCORPIO: In the weeks to come you will shift and change, becoming quick-witted and decisive, outgoing, talkative, group and idea oriented. Enter groups like Transition Town, sustainability, food, gardening and permaculture. You may travel to explore realities not often available. You’ll bring home what you learned. Share it and then build.

SAGITTARIUS: You are sensitive, intuitive, imaginative. Self-confidence slips into hiding. You find your way into different realms that don’t include simply reasoning out reality. Your internal self is powerful, calling you to music, art and poetry. Not necessarily to your usual skills, but to others so you may learn and prepare for more expansive and unrestrained creations. You’re being retrained in hidden areas. Remain in seclusion.

CAPRICORN: Maintain your directness of communication and truth. What you seek is what everyone need, but you must bring it into form and matter. You’re the builder. Perhaps you are not aware of your position of authority. The climbing of that ladder occurred because of your intellectual capacities and your ability to observe, assess and most importantly, love. Your chosen field is yet to find you. Carry on with poise.

AQUARIUS: The next weeks will reveal to you different abilities than experienced before. You will become methodical and practical, organized, reasoned and, surprisingly patient. Most important is learning something new or traveling, which creates a new reality where learning happens. You will think of the many ways toward success.

PISCES: You will seek honesty and will experience perhaps a bit of shock when the opposite appears. You will change a lot, studying multiple subjects yet not staying too long with one. You will speak the truth and find a neutral tone to convey difficult information. This is a sign of authority, rightly placed, where the mind and heart are balanced. Whatever you choose there is success. You must call in strength to withstand.

Risa is Founder and Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies

& Research Institute, a

contemporary Wisdom School

in Santa Cruz, Calif.


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