Mercury enters Scorpio today, and during this cycle, our thoughts and conversations are probing and intense. While Mercury in Libra urged us to find balance and to arrive at reasonable solutions, Mercury in Scorpio instinctively knows that life isn’t always fair and adjusts accordingly. Mercury in Scorpio seeks truths in all things hidden or undercover. It’s a time to probe, investigate, observe, and focus. Looking for motivations–the more deeply buried the better–satisfies an intellectual need now. We throw away superficial manners of communicating in favor of deep conversations. Scorpio is exceptionally sharp, profound, and analytical. Thinking tends to be one-track minded and perhaps obsessive. Mercury usually spends about three weeks in a sign. Still, due to its upcoming retrograde cycle (from October 31st to November 20th), Mercury’s spending over two months in Scorpio–it transits Scorpio until December 9th.
The Moon spends the day in the sign of Sagittarius, aligning with Jupiter, and expanding our feelings and stimulating our need to explore and discover.
Pluto now turns direct at 20° Capricorn 37′ after several months of retrograde motion.