"Is there no way out of the mind?"
-- Sylvia Plath
When the communication planet, Mercury, moves into the dark and complicated waters of Scorpio on September 29, we may struggle to find the words we need to convey what we're thinking at the office. Scorpio is filled with so many layers of mystery that it's often quite a challenge to summon on-the-spot speech that adequately expresses the intensity and complexity involved.
Mercury in Scorpio natives would rather write letters or send texts than be exposed in the heat of the moment. It's a sharp, insightful and delving Mercury. Plus, there's the more secretive element to Scorpio that makes it challenging to reveal thoughts that would prefer to remain private. Sometimes words just aren't the answer, especially when great intensity is involved.
In traditional astrology, Mercury in a Water element is considered null-and-void, due to the challenge of combination of feeling with talking (like trying to cry and speak at the same time). There is a physicality (Mars) lurking behind this Mercury that makes communicating in an embodied fashion the most appealing. Any interest in psychology, metaphysics and other healing arts become highlighted now.
This is an excellent time to delve deeply into our own secrets to uncover where we may have been betraying ourselves with our thoughts, beliefs or actions. In other words, use this powerfully probing Mercury placement to dig into the hidden psychological motivations in every move you make.