Mercury is in Scorpio and we’ve finally entered the two-week pre-shadow period of Mercury retrograde as well. Buckle up, kids.
Mercury in Scorpio strips away an awful lot of sugar-coated nonsense. Scorpio dislikes lingering on the surface level of any topic, so expect conversations to go far deeper than they typically would during this time. And because Mercury also rules intellect, expect to psychoanalyze things you normally wouldn’t. Mercury will activate our brain, & when paired with the energy of Scorpio, will bring out the detectives in us. Be wary of accusatory or deceptive behavior, but entertain the desire to probe in a curious & innocent way rather than destructive & toxic.
On a collective level, Mercury in Scorpio will spark an impulse to peel away the layers of humanity & our social fabric. We’ll be questioning a lot of darker themes & exploring ideas of government corruption, psychological warfare, & diving into social taboos, like “how do we break the cycle of trauma?” “what falls into sociopathic behavior?” “are we all just projections of each other?”
This isn’t just about politics. This isn’t just about racial divide. This isn’t just about social injustice. Although the cosmos hints that these will be major themes for the rest of 2020, know this: Mercury in Scorpio will encourage us to bravely walk into the darkest parts of the human psyche to uplevel humanity. This is the beginning of a quantum leap forward.
Scorpio begs the question, “what makes people tick?” Mercury acts as a microphone & gives a voice to all things cerebral, but how you choose to express your findings depends on you – do you wish for self-liberation or self-imprisonment? Do you wish to heal humanity or repeat suffering? Scorpio’s power initiates transformation, but when that energy is not transmuted, it internalizes toxicity. What no longer serves you must not only be acknowledged, but cleared away in order to make room for what will.
So do not be afraid of the darkness. We must dive into the shadows & clean out the skeletons hiding in the deepest recesses of our minds. This is shadow work.