“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”—William Blake (Mercury in Scorpio)
What is the fundamental difference between Libra and Scorpio?
It’s simple, really. Libra flints and flutters on the surface with no desire to puncture the seal and reveal all that messiness underneath, while Scorpio lives and breathes buried beneath the murky depths of ‘messiness’.
On Saturday the 27th, Mercury moves from the sign of balance to the sign of extremes. Instead of the charming, diplomatic sparring we’ve been amusing ourselves with as of late, our mental activities will be turned to the more authentic, the more crucial, the more intense.
Scorpio plays for keeps.
Mercury moves from Virgo to Libra early Tuesday, September 2nd. He will stay in the sign of the Scales till the 27th.
This month our Quicksilver Trickster will be in major aspect with all the planets beyond the Asteroid Belt save Saturn and Neptune. Then in October, he will retrograde from Scorpio back into Libra for almost an entire month.
Almost two months in one sign by the fastest moving planet in our solar system!! Yep. So, let’s get acquainted . . .
Here our Messenger God is all about fairness and charm. He tries to keep everything in perfect balance (more on that in a sec). Hermes in the 7th sign of Libra loves a debate that gets the intellectual functions operating at high speed. Libra is an Air sign and Air signs rule the intellect. Mercury is our mind and communication, so he is very adept in this realm.
Mercury moves into Virgo on Friday, August 15th and will be there just over 2 weeks until Monday, September 1st.
The Messenger of the Gods is comfortable in Virgo, a sign that he rules.
Mercury is strong here.
While in Leo, it was all passionate speaking and creative thinking, but now our minds get to switch gears. Virgo Mercury is analytical and rational. She processes and communicates with sagacious integrity and insists on only conveying accurate information. She delves into the details and comes up with a fine-tuned ordered system.
For the next 2 weeks, words will come easier than at other times, since Virgo Mercury energy is one of the wordsmith. If a crisis should arise, you may also notice that you have the ability to stay somewhat more level-headed, which is another trait of this mercurial Maiden.