Mercury (information, communication) dives into Scorpio on September 27th, signalling a shift from polite conversation (Libra) to uncomfortable probing.
Mercury in Scorpio can be brutally honest or manipulative. What's hidden or suppressed is a target for investigation, and the information that's revealed can be used to expose or twist things. But even if the truth is revealed, there's a strategic purpose; Scorpio does nothing by chance.
Mercury will make it to 2 degrees Scorpio on October 4th when it turns retrograde. As it backs out of Scorpio and into Libra (on October 10th) this suggests a brief submersion into deeper waters, and then a withdrawal in order to examine what's been glimpsed. The start of an investigation or pointed questions, then backtracking to process what's been learned.
Process, and then compare. As Mercury backs into Libra, there's a sense of "Here's what I learned. How does it stack up to what you said/think?" 29 to 16 degrees Libra will be Mercury's Rx path before it turns direct on October 25th. What's discovered in Scorpio will trigger a re-evaluation of Libra issues; relationship secrets/truths, comparing/contrasting what's on the surface to what's underneath. Mercury Rx's transit of Libra will scrape off the paint. Some of you may prefer what's uncovered, and others may not.
29 to 16 degrees of the Cardinal signs will be the hot zone for this Mercury Rx period.
On November 8th, Mercury will re-enter Scorpio, and it will be full speed ahead with final answers and all- or- nothing decisions. 0-2 degrees of the Fixed signs will be the focus for this Rx.
As with all Mercury retrogrades, be prepared for delays, shifting answers (especially when Mercury crosses back into Libra), miscommunication and reviews.
Mercury will exit Scorpio on November 27th. I'll write about each portion of the transit (Rx and direct) closer to the dates.
- September 27th: Mercury ingress into Scorpio
- October 4th: Mercury stations Rx at 2 degrees Scorpio
- October 10th: Mercury Rx into Libra
- October 25th: Mercury stations direct at 16 degrees Libra
- November 8th: Mercury re-enters Scorpio