Mercury in Scorpio - Your Scorpio Mercury

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Mercury Scorpio ruminates on the intense and mysterious.  Many are drawn to the threshold experiences of death and sex.  

I've found them to be surprisingly frank and also realistic.  You can count on them for an honest opinion.  But don't go fishing for that, if you don't really want to know!

Mercury in Scorpio has a searching mind.  It's as if they send the information they pick up through a maze of channels deep within.

Often they seem to pick up on everything, especially what goes unsaid. What they offer has depth, while going to the heart of the matter. They may churn over something before offering a perspective.

That's when everyone stands back in amazement.

They are natural detectives and are kryptonite to those hiding secrets.  You can't lie to these guys and get away with it.  Mercury Scorpio won't necessarily let you know they know.

 But at a strategic point, they'll let you unmask yourself.  They'll let you fall on your own sword, so to speak.  Is this your Mercury sign?

Emotional Intelligence

As a water sign, they read emotional vibes, and are the first to spot today's staged news. They also know when someone is trying to manipulate them through the emotions.  They may go down rabbit holes, out of a desire to know the truth about reality.  Uncovering conspiracies can give them a buzz, and lead them into the darker topics out there where evil operates.


Because of this radar for what's off, they sometimes seem obsessed with other people's character flaws. They are skilled investigators and love having a mystery to solve.

They have a high degree of emotional intelligence.

This genius for disecting human motivation also makes them gifted artists, often drawn to the darker side of life as subject matter.

  Mercury in Scorpio understands psychic states that go to a point of no return, when the only way out is through the darkness to the other side.

Hidden Meaning

They've got an almost psychic ability to make leaps of logic that involve the intuition. Being so tuned into subtle dynamics, many find it natural to embrace metaphysical topics and alternative paths.

In Mercury, this sign of total transformation, means they may go through radical changes in their mindset in their lives. They'll also have a big impact on others through their depth of wisdom.

When challenged, this Mercury has an instinct for gaining the upper hand in a conversation at any cost. There can be a tendency to cut others down with their poisonous barbs, often as a defensive maneuver. They're a formidable opponent with the ability to poke holes in the presentation of their adversary.

If Mercury in Scorpio has a blind spot, it's with themselves. Often they resist the kind of probing they do of others. Their curiosity with the dark may be part of a lifelong quest to face it fully in themselves.

This is exaggerated if there are hard angles involving Pluto or the Sun, or if the Sun or major planets are in the Eighth House.  But hard angles to Mercury can make you a catalyst type of messenger, bringing out taboos and shining light on the darkness.


Your instinct to gain wisdom about things others fear gives you a natural courage that can inspire others.  You can become a cherished confidant to friends and family.

Mercury Scorpio Speaks

Jean-Claude Van Damme (Libra with Mercury Scorpio):  "Because no matter what you say in life, the truth will always be the truth. You know when someone is telling the truth, you look in the eyes. I have a tendency to believe people."

Sinead O'Connor (Sagittarius with Mercury Scorpio):  "I'm not going to be singing songs that I made in the past. I closed the door on that incarnation of Sinead O'Connor."

Jeff Buckley (Scorpio with Mercury Scorpio):  "Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is."

Quality and Element:

Fixed and Water

Mercury Themes:

intuitive, penetrating, probing, curiosity, drawn to mysteries, persistent, focused

Possible Challenges:

paranoia, cynicism, negativity, sarcasm, combative, obsessive, dismissive

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Hall, Molly. "Mercury in Scorpio - Your Scorpio Mercury." ThoughtCo, Nov. 21, 2016, Hall, Molly. (2016, November 21). Mercury in Scorpio - Your Scorpio Mercury. Retrieved from Hall, Molly. "Mercury in Scorpio - Your Scorpio Mercury." ThoughtCo. (accessed May 24, 2018).