Mercury enters Scorpio on November 2nd, giving information and communication a hit of deep truth. This compliments the growing mood of authenticity I wrote about here.
Maybe this will be too authentic for some. Not everyone will embrace Mercury's shift from polite Libra to confrontational Scorpio. This is the investigator and the psychiatrist. If you want to know more, this is the transit for you. But it's about deepening your knowledge, not expanding it. Digging into a situation that exists. Saying what everyone's been thinking.
Mercury in Scorpio can be shocking, but this is not the Uranian flash of clarity. It's the calculated reveal of something that's been brewing. Nothing happens suddenly, or by chance, in Scorpio. This can be a manipulative transit, where words target weaknesses. Words as jugular-slicing weapons would be the lower vibration of Mercury in Scorpio. There's much to be revealed, but use that knowledge carefully.
If you're directing this power at yourself, you can arrive at some uncomfortable, but ultimately healing, truths. Remember that death-bringer Scorpio is the archetype of regeneration; you have to walk through the valley first, but there's light on the other side. Scorpio's transformations are so profound because they involve the ultimate ending. Which leads to the ultimate beginning. No halfway measures.
Also on November 2nd, Venus conjuncts Mars in Mercury-ruled Virgo (at 23 degrees). This is a potent unification of attraction and action, suggesting that knowledge (especially details that have been carefully considered) can be implemented for maximum impact. If you're certain of something, or you've carefully prepared your plan, this would be an excellent day to launch. Mercury in Scorpio ensures that the launch will have a deep impact that keeps resonating. And that's why you want to proceed carefully.
This is a precision maneuver.
Here are the aspects Mercury in Scorpio will make:
- November 6th: trine Neptune Rx in Pisces at 7 deg
- November 10th: sextile Pluto in Capricorn at 13 deg
- November 12th: trine Chiron Rx in Pisces /inconjunct Uranus Rx in Aries at 17 deg (part of a Yod including Jupiter in Virgo)
- November 13th: sextile Jupiter in Virgo at 18 deg (Yod continues)
- November 17th: conjunct Sun at 24 deg
- November 20th: sextile the North Node in Virgo/trine South Node in Pisces at 29 deg
- November 20th: Sagittarius ingress