In this article, we will try to learn the secrets of Mercury in Scorpio. Needless to say, this won’t be an easy task! Scorpio is the most mysterious Mercury sign—it is a natural born talent for learning the secrets of others, but hiding its own.
Mercury in Scorpio is a very powerful placement. You know that words hold power, therefore you are very careful with what you say. People with this placement tend to be enigmatic but extremely intelligent, investigative, and they cut through the surface. They are analytical and suspicious. No secret remains undiscovered. If you have this Mercury sign in your natal chart, when you set your mind on something, you fight till your last breath to get it done.
Mercury signs have to do with the way you express your thoughts, learn, connect with others, but they also describe how your mind works. As one of the quickest-moving celestial bodies, Mercury’s position in horoscope is highly personal.
When Scorpio is emphasized in the chart, it is perhaps even more important whether you live the light or the shadow of a planetary energy. It can be either a blessing or a curse—this sign is the sign of the extremes.
What Does Mercury in Scorpio Mean in the Natal Chart?
The dispositors of Mercury in Scorpio are Pluto (the modern ruler) and Mars (the traditional ruler). Mercury can be in this sign if the Sun is in Libra, Scorpio, or Sagittarius. The Sun sign influences how the placement reflects your personality (and so does the whole birth chart of course). If you were born between 1983 and 1995 when Pluto was transiting Scorpio, Scorpio placements in your charts become even more emphasized.
Needless to say, Mercury in Scorpio is an extremely intense placement. In some way, it is similar to Mercury-Pluto aspects or Mercury in 8th house.
As a water sign, Mercury in Scorpio learns on an intuitive level. However, don’t let this fool you: this Mercury sign thinks extremely rationally, it has intense emotions but usually it doesn’t let them blurry its mind. Something really triggering must be going on for this to happen. The Scorpio Mercury approaches life as a game of chess. If you have this placement, you enjoy making plans, adding details that others would most likely miss and carefully contemplating how to get what you want.
You are often an overthinker. This placement might be an indicator of intrusive thoughts, obsessions, even mental health issues too (this doesn’t mean that they are present for everyone, but if Mercury receives hard aspects, there is a tendency).
Unless the rest of the chart shows otherwise, you don’t like attention. Even if you are deeply fond of people around you, you probably need a lot of time alone. You are reserved, more of a listener than a talker. When you meet someone, even if you are a more outgoing Libra or Sagittarius Sun, you are slow to open up. Instead, you want to map the character of the other person first. You don’t trust easily—your trust is earned. If you share your inner world with someone, they are really close to your heart. You find it hard to ask for help, and try to figure things out on your own.
If you have this placement, you are really good at reading subtle clues. You love observing people. You have a mental inventory of all the evidence in favor or against someone. There is not point in lying to you, on the contrary, if someone does this, you immediately lose all your trust. You don’t get over betrayal. You also hate the idea of betraying yourself.
Mercury in Scorpio is an intense placement. It carries a lot of passion and a lot of energy: if you are not careful, it might be destructive. You can be domineering, combative, brutally honest in your verbal self-expression, what others might find overwhelming. You have a deep desire to speak the truth, but others might not be ready to handle the naked, raw, sometimes ugly truth, and they instead might blame you for being rude or insensitive.
The positive manifestation of Mercury in Scorpio is using your insight into human nature to help others. You often ask very good questions and you intuitively know where the root of the problem lies.
Mercury in Scorpio suggests a very strong intuition, if you listen to your inner voice, it never betrays you. As a water sign placement, you can easily tap into the unconscious. You understand well how the human psyche works. People with this placement are usually very interested in psychology, the dynamics of relationships, self-help and the like. This placement suggests that you change a lot throughout your life.
Mercury in Scorpio is also drawn to anything that has to do with mysteries and taboos. Many people with this placement like reading detective stories, learning about the occult and otherworldly things. They are fascinated by the secrets of life and death. Finance might also attract you.
When something interests you, you want to learn everything about this topic and you don’t stop until you get to the bottom of it. You have the mind of a detective with this placement.
People with this placement often enjoy black humor. Sarcasm might be your default tone.
This placement is characterized by excellent memory. A person with Scorpio strong in their chart never forgets. They don’t forgive easily either, and even if they do, they will remember the pain you caused them for a very, very long time. A less evolved Scorpio Mercury might even contemplate revenge if you hurt them. It is hard to let go if you have this placement in your birth chaer.
This Mercury sign has an innate talent for manipulation. You are good at getting information from people, sometimes tricking them into saying something they didn’t mean to share. You intuitively know what makes people tick, what sometimes you take advantage of. Mercury in Scorpio likes having power over someone’s mind.
This placement indicates that unfinished business in the past haunts you for a long time, especially if you have your Mercury in Scorpio retrograde. You tend to beat yourself up for things that happened in the past and can’t be changed. Don’t forget that the essence of Scorpio is healing. With Mercury transiting this sign at the moment of your birth, you are able to get to the essence of very complex problems and assist others on their journey through the dark night of the soul too.
Mercury in Scorpio is an excellent placement for research, psychology, marketing, finance, accounting, surgery.
Don’t forget to blend the interpretation of Mercury in signs with house it is placed in and the aspects it receives in your natal chart. They can modify to a great extent how you experience a planetary energy.
Read more: Mercury through the Houses
Scorpio in Astrology
Scorpio is the fixed water sign. One of the most discussed signs, you either love or try to avoid Scorpio. This constellation is about the hero’s journey through the underworld, facing your demons, and evolving into a higher, better version of yourself.
Scorpio is connected with the eighth house of transformation (however, this doesn’t mean that in your chart it doesn’t take place in a different house, depending on the rising sign). It has two rulers: the traditional ruler is Mars, the modern is Scorpio.
Some of the most important keywords of Scorpio are mysterious, dark, deep, passionate, inquiring, resilient, secretive, passionate, obsessed, regenerative, revengeful, possessive.
Mercury in the Horoscope
Mercury is the first planet, known to humans since the earliest days. In astrology, it counts as a personal planet because its position in the chart is so unique. Mercury governs thinking ability, the rational mind, reasoning, learning, but also communication and the ability to share and comprehend information.
Mercury was the messenger of gods in Roman mythology (analogous to the Greek Hermes). This quality is reflected in the astrological energy linked with Mercury too: this planet connects your inner self with the external world.
Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury. This planet is in detriment in Sagittarius and in Pisces.
Mercury in Scorpio Celebrities
Famous people who have their natal Mercury in this sign:
- Anne Hathaway
- Emilia Clarke
- Winston Churchill
- Hillary Clinton
- Jodie Foster
- Pablo Picasso
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Grace Kelly
- Joe Biden
- Bruce Lee
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