Tomorrow, Oct. 9, Mercury leaves gorgeous Libra, and slides into secretive Scorpio. When the messenger planet is in powerful Scorpio, our thoughts and words are possessed by Pluto himself, creating mysterious and probing conversations, swimming in darkness and depth. Mercury is a mischievous trickster, and Scorpio lives in the depths of the underworld, surrounded by death, mystery, and everlasting fire. Curious Mercury simply wants to relay the message, while Scorpio wants to unveil all that is hidden beneath the surface. As per Roman mythology, Hermes, aka Mercury, was the most savvy of the Olympian gods. In fact, Hermes was their most reliable messenger and interpreter. Every single one of the gods depended on him for answers. However, despite clever mind, resourcefulness and uncanny wit, Hermes was a shady fraudster and a smart-mouthed thief. Interestingly enough, he was the only one who could travel in and out of the underworld, aside from Hades, aka Pluto, Scorpio's planetary ruler. In Scorpio, Mercury has one mission, and it's to uncover all that is hidden from the rest of the world. This is a time for deep observation and probing, in order for us to get an in-depth analysis of what's going on around us. Mercury in Scorpio doesn't fight, it stings with poisonous venom that's been hexed and brewed by Pluto himself, in the depths of the netherworld, after a agonizing eternity in the afterlife. Granted, this may all sound like a bad episode of The Munsters, but it's very much real. In fact, have you ever met someone who can completely break you with just their words? Taunting, probing, and undressing your psyche 'til there's no turning back? If you haven't, let me introduce you to the most wicked of the Mercury transits. The truth-seeking magnifying glass with a dash of snake charms, and mental hypnosis. The viper-tongued and crystal ball mind detective, Mercury in Scorpio.
By Valerie Mesa