The Life/Death/Life process
of animation, development, decline, and death
is always followed by reanimation.
This cycle affects all physical life and all facets of psychological life.
Everything – the Sun, novas, the Moon,
as well as the affairs of humans and those of the tiniest creatures,
like cells and atoms – has this fluttering, then faltering,
then fluttering again…
The instinctual nature has the miraculous ability
to live through all positive boon,
all negative consequence,
and still maintain relationship, to self, to another.
~ Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
When Mercury moves through Scorpio, and especially when it is retrograde in Scorpio over an extended period of time it enhances the passionate mind and what is most exciting or the greatest turn on to contemplate. The Scorpio mind is intended to operate through the eros produced when one is thinking about, and acting on, the things they feel the most passionate about and what has the most life force energy or juice!
Whenever Mercury is in Scorpio our opportunity is to connect with styles of thinking and communicating that are the most exciting and the greatest turn-on. Mercury is a guide and in Scorpio the guidance includes what has energy and what feels like it is dead or dying.
If death is too scary to contemplate then think about what is being renewed and what must be released before the renewal can happen. Every moment dies and is then reborn in the next. Every in-breath is a rebirth and every out-breath is a form of death. Breathing in and out is our moment to moment experience of continually living and dying.
Life and death exist simultaneously. Our conscious minds have been conditioned to out run death and control outcomes without realizing that what we are really trying to out-run is the greatest treasure – the greatest teacher – we can have.
So when Mercury is in Scorpio it is time to stop. Turn around. And face the death (or transformation) that is pursuing us so we can embrace the treasure (including insights and aha’s) that are ours to experience.
Mercury’s journey through Scorpio is a time for considering the gifts of death.
Death is NOT bad. Life is NOT good. Both life and death exist simultaneously. Our conscious minds have been conditioned to out run death and control outcomes without realizing that what we are really trying to out-run is the greatest treasure – the greatest teacher we can have.
The Scorpio Mental Process
When encountering difficult circumstances in life it is easy to wonder what we did wrong, or what we did to deserve this experience, or how our thinking created the situation. It may simply be whatever we are encountering is an initiation designed to take us further and deeper than we have been before into the feelings, into the human experience, into the place where we learn about acceptance and surrender, trusting that what is happening is designed to facilitate the initiation and has nothing to do with how good or bad we have been.
Rather this is about having the courage to face and embrace the shadow that is seeking us. From the Scorpio perspective this is when the greatest magic and empowerment is possible!
Mercury in Scorpio – 7 minutes recorded in 2012
Mercury retrogrades back into Libra before stationing direct.
Mercury either Stationing Retrograde or Direct in Scorpio through 2030
October 31 (27 Scorpio 38) Mercury is stationing Retrograde at 11:41 am EDT and 8:41 am PDT
and stations direct Nov 20 (16 Scorpio 06) at 2:12 pm EST and 11:12 am PST.
|Oct 13 2020||Mercury||R||6:05 PM||MST||11°Sc40′ R|
|Nov 3 2020||Mercury||D||10:50 AM||MST||25°Li54′ D|
|Oct 24 2026||Mercury||R||12:12 AM||MST||20°Sc59′ R|
|Nov 13 2026||Mercury||D||8:54 AM||MST||05°Sc02′ D|
|Oct 7 2027||Mercury||R||7:37 AM||MST||04°Sc56′ R|
|Oct 28 2027||Mercury||D||7:10 AM||MST||19°Li19′ D|
|Nov 19 2031||Mercury||R||2:15 PM||MST||16°Sg03′ R|
|Dec 9 2031||Mercury||D||9:22:59 AM||MST||29°Sc49′ D|
|Nov 2 2032||Mercury||R||4:56 AM||MST||00°Sg13′ R|
|Nov 22 2032||Mercury||D||7:00 AM||MST||14°Sc08′ D|
|Oct 16 2033||Mercury||R||3:03 PM||MST||14°Sc16′ R|
|Nov 6 2033||Mercury||D||5:39 AM||MST||28°Li27′ D|
|Oct 26 2039||Mercury||R||8:54 PM||MST||23°Sc33′ R|
|Nov 16 2039||Mercury||D||3:37 AM||MST||07°Sc34′ D|
|Oct 9 2040||Mercury||R||5:051 AM||MST||07°Sc32′ R|
|Oct 30 2040||Mercury||D||2:05 AM||MST||21°Li51′ D|