September 27 - December 1, 2020
Mercury in Scorpio bestows a penetrating mind, a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humor upon the native. The brain, alert and vigilant, is wired for the pursuit of truth, and maintains a strong grasp on whatever subject it decides to plumb. The memory keeps a running record of all of life’s growing pains—the wounds, as well as the wisdom that comes with them. This placement also gives a keen insight into human nature: it sees you naked, through your defenses, hearing not only what you say but what you don’t say, reading you like a book. Such a gift, used with care, makes for a wonderful psychologist, researcher, investigator, comedian, memoirist or psychic. If wielded with malice, it can expose, ensnare, manipulate or eviscerate.
Currently, as the veil between worlds starts to thin, Mercury is in its retrograde shadow phase, ahead of its upcoming station on October 13. Under the purview of Mars in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn (its rulers), both in a tense square to each other, this transit, which will see us through the next two months, is sure to feel fierce and fiery. It bodes well for erotic encounters and intense conversations, as well as volcanic eruptions and verbal tongue-lashings. Underneath our armor we are thin-skinned, so get good at recognizing your own triggers. With senses heightened, and wits sharpened, whatever you take aim at, you have a good chance of hitting the mark, so make sure to deploy your darts wisely.