Mercury in Scorpio
Mercury in Scorpio likes to get to the heart of things and they are very good at it. They are talented at seeing the truth and they are fearless about going where others fear to tread. A human surveillance camera, Scorpio Mercury can see through almost subterfuge. They hate superficiality. They may come across as suspicious and negative.
Mercury in Scorpio is passionate, and this comes through when they communicate. They usually want to help others, and may even share some of the insights they have as long as they are about other people, not themselves. Their observation skills are beyond the pale, and more often than not have seen something others have missed.
Mercury in Scorpio is all about strategy. They are smart and work by instinct. While they may think they are helping in a constructive manner, their criticism may come across as negative instead. Don’t try to win an argument with Scorpio Mercury it is very hard to do. They have a need to win, intellectually and literally.
They are loyal to the bone, and will defend anyone they care about to their last breath. They are also good motivators. They are good at keeping secrets, especially their own. They are also good at digging out the secrets of others. They make excellent detectives, investigators or researchers. They love mystery and intrigue. Science is intriguing to them. Anything that challenges their brain will keep them occupied. Mercury in Scorpio likes to figure out what makes people tick.
They are not very tactful, and will often say what they are thinking. They can have a very sharp tongue. Stubborn and tenacious, Scorpio Mercury will hang onto a subject until they are satisfied. They have a very emotional approach that may prejudice them. This makes it difficult for them to be objective.
If they have no interest in a subject, they will do all they can to avoid it. This can be difficult in school and other times when some subjects must be addressed.
Mercury in Scorpio has a keen understanding of human nature. What may seem obvious to them may make others puzzled. This sign brings out an intensity that others can’t help but notice. It is not uncommon for people to either love Scorpio Mercury or hate them. Psychic talents may appear with this sign. They are often interested in mystical and paranormal subjects. They may be drawn to the arts, showing the darker side of human nature through their work.
They can be manipulative and controlling at times, and they like to possess those around them that they care about. They feel it is a way to protect those they love. While they do not hesitate to explore the dark secrets of others, they tend to avoid it with themselves. It may be that they seek answers in others as a way to face what is deep within themselves.
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.