Scorpio thrives in the dark: the realm of secrets and lies, questions and answers, death and transformation. It is an extremely inquisitive sign that is never satisfied with what is simply lying on the surface. Scorpio knows that the real treasures are found when you dig a little deeper, so while mental Mercury moves through the sign of the Scorpion, we all start asking more questions and searching for hidden meanings, but we may not be happy with what we discover.
When Mercury travels through Scorpio, it’s like Mercury is shining a light on all the darkest parts of ourselves. We become more aware of our fears and desires, and the ways that others’ lives impact our own. We can bond in much more intimate ways because we’re able to discuss topics that are normally off-limits.
But Mercury in Scorpio brings out the skeptic in all of us. While it may feel like we’re searching for something wrong in every situation, it’s really about emphasizing our negative thinking to get positive results. By eliminating information and ideas that don’t serve our needs, we make room for those that will.
Our minds are also more suspicious when Mercury is in Scorpio. Because it’s a time that emphasizes secrecy and privacy, we’re quick to assume there are things going on that we don’t know about. But if we push too hard to try to get to the truth, which is very likely under Scorpio’s persistent influence, we risk creating long-term issues of intimacy and mistrust. That said, Mercury in Scorpio does have the potential to foster greater intimacy as well. Because we’re more willing to ask the really hard questions, we might finally get the answers we need to grow closer in the process.
Mars in Scorpio gives us the power to unleash our drive and ambition. In this sign, Mars isn’t motivated to compromise or even consider what anyone else has to say. Mars in Scorpio gives us the gift of the ultimate cosmic backbone, causing us to feel totally in charge of our actions. Nobody can control us during this time, and if they try ... well, watch out!
Our drive to change something in our lives through sheer willpower will be through-the-roof during this period of time. Mars in Scorpio is never afraid to explore the darker, more vulnerable side of life. In fact, this is where Mars in Scorpio thrives. That’s why this transit may prompt us to do some psychological self-examination, giving us insight that sets the stage for a major transformation.
The downside to fiery Mars’ time in watery Scorpio is that we may express ourselves with unrelenting aggressiveness or anger. This can be either outright or under the surface, and could prolong conflicts and erode relationships. The trick to this transit is being selective about which walls we want to tear down. We can use this energy constructively by taking on projects that help us redirect our intensity and passion more positively.
Mars in Scorpio can feel a lot like we’ve entered a spiritual boot camp, because it helps us develop our personal power. As long as we choose to rise above the shadows, power struggles, revenge, bitterness, and an inability to forgive, we have an opportunity to master these parts of ourselves with courage, discipline, and willpower.