“The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.” –Floriano Martins
Effective Date: October 25th- November 13th 2016
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Mercury in Scorpio– Talk dirty to me, baby… Can you follow my orders? Or do you prefer to be the one to give them- And can you make me do what you like? Who is going to break first? My money is on Mercury in this little ménage à trois… Oh, by the way, we’re having a threesome- get into it.
So I really hope you’re into sub play, because for this transit, Mercury is suiting up to be our Dom… and man does he have some pent-up sexual frustration to work out on the nearest victim. Three guesses who that is! You see there seems to be something that Mercury wants from you, some secret that he wants to drag kicking and screaming into the light. This is something you have been hiding for a looooong time, but nothing stays hidden forever- take it from a pathological liar like me. Make no mistake, you’ve had a good run- but every good lie falls apart in the end, and you’re up against an Inquisitor now. Nobody expects that, especially when its highly doubtful that they are Spanish!
This transit will expose either the demon or the angel within you, or potentially both- The latter being just an exacerbation of the normal human condition, so it hardly bears mentioning. Mercury is set up to rake you over the coals, use those fun finger screws, or start twisting in the pear of anguish- all so that you can figure out just what is inside you and how far you can be pushed before you break- it’s all just a fun game to him, and sadism is his color.
Hopefully, sooner rather than later you realize that you are both the torturer and the victim, and the dungeon is playing out across your psyche. The plot twist is that you are doing this to yourself, and somewhere deep down you must be getting your jollies from it- why else would you continue to treat yourself in such a way? Everyone has pieces of themselves that they would love to recover, bits of their character that they feel that they have lost, but doing so carries a cost. Soul retrieval in that manner typically causes more harm than good, and most of the time the lost pieces were lost for a reason and don’t fit who you are anymore. So why are you expending so much energy and time torturing yourself to get them back?
Don’t say we’re healing when it’s just not what we do…
Artemis’ Tarot Take on Mercury in Scorpio-
Cards: Ace of Cups, Ace of Pentacles, Knight of Swords
God damn, you gotta do me like that, cards? Ugh, get ready for Scorpio to dig for the treasure you keep buried deep down in your darkest parts, and to do that she needs to get really fucking dirty. Intense as fuck Scorpio is a water sign, and this Mercury is ready to flood into every fissure of your mind. You may not have given an invitation for investigation, but you’re going to feel like you’re on trial and every thought you have is going to be inspected double – by you and those closest to you. Remember how I warned you to get what you needed out before the full moon Aries hit? Ayup, this is why. Something about this energy wants to perform brain surgery on you, and all of the hidden things are going to come out – Freudian slips. The Scorpio stinger is coming to punch holes into your mind and your subconscious wont be able to help but leak out (keep your head screwed on tight), and the obsessive investigative air that will be possessing those closest to you will make keeping the plotted holes plugged up almost impossible. For those of you trying to keep secrets, this is going to be a hard time to do so.
You could do as I will do and becoming an absolute fucking hermit during this transit. Yep, I’m going to bat the hatches and focus on some shadow work and perform self surgery. This is a good time for following a method and getting to the core of a lot of your less savory psychological functions. Scorpio Mercury is good for all psychological and investigative pursuits, so if you really have something you need to get to the bottom of – this is the perfect time to do it. Your targets will be ripe with dropped items.
Unfortunately, even if you decide to go and isolate yourself deep in the woods, you’re going to find some crazy prophet mountain person who suddenly performs psychic surgery on you out of nowhere. You are bound to traverse the depths of your psychology, the only question is – who are you going to hand the scalpel to? Who do you trust?
Baaah, more investigation and obsession and paranoia…
The things that will be torn out of you will be long held emotional desires and your anxieties about how they could ever materialize in this reality. There have been emotional “undeniables” throughout your entire life that you have tried to place dirt, then cement, then skyscrapers over, but unfortunately, lovelies, this is tower year and you wont get away from being confronted by ghosts while these graves are unearthed. And yes, Scorpio energy is the grave digger. It is the things you must confront and integrate into yourself or you will be haunted by them for the rest of your fucking life.
If I look at this reading visually, I see an overflowing cup, waters spilling and lapping against it’s stem. Clearly this water wants to spread and flood everything around it. This is new, powerful emotion. There are old emotions coming back because of new events that have triggered their waters. These are the deep emotions of our source bursting out from some sort of elation of heart. These are the things you really, really want trying to bubble out of the surface. Then I see the Ace of Pentacles, a giant boulder blocking the way and glowing like a disc of gold. These are our eternal material concerns plugging up what wants to flow and distribute. We must dig and dig – as the Knight of Swords has his sword pointed straight at the Ace of Pentacles in my deck. He is ready to do the surgery. He is ready to use the mind to cut through the material road blocks that keep us from that bubbling source – that holy grail in our hearts – and unleash the dragon.
Yes, unleash. Are you ready to unleash that beast? Who in your life do you trust to handle that beast as it comes cascading through? It will be painful, it will be “bloody,” but in the end, it will be a great liberation. And yes, the truth is always a liberation, no matter how painful and messy it may be coming out…