Mercury in Scorpio – The Rack

Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.

“The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.”
 –Floriano Martins

Effective Date: October 25th- November 13th 2016

Ugh, get ready for Scorpio to dig for the treasure you keep buried deep down in your darkest parts, and to do that she needs to get really fucking dirty.  Intense as fuck Scorpio is a water sign, and this Mercury is ready to flood into every fissure of your mind.  You may not have given an invitation for investigation, but you’re going to feel like you’re on trial and every thought you have is going to be inspected double – by you and those closest to you.  Remember how I warned you to get what you needed out before the full moon Aries hit?  Ayup, this is why.  Something about this energy wants to perform brain surgery on you, and all of the hidden things are going to come out – 
Freudian slips.  The Scorpio stinger is coming to punch holes into your mind and your subconscious wont be able to help but leak out (keep your head screwed on tight), and the obsessive investigative air that will be possessing those closest to you will make keeping the plotted holes plugged up almost impossible.  For those of you trying to keep secrets, this is going to be a hard time to do so.

You could do as I will do and becoming an absolute fucking hermit during this transit.  Yep, I’m going to bat the hatches and focus on some shadow work and perform self surgery.  This is a good time for following a method and getting to the core of a lot of your less savory psychological functions.  Scorpio Mercury is good for all psychological and investigative pursuits, so if you really have something you need to get to the bottom of – this is the perfect time to do it.  Your targets will be ripe with dropped items.

Unfortunately, even if you decide to go and isolate yourself deep in the woods, you’re going to find some crazy prophet mountain person who suddenly performs psychic surgery on you out of nowhere.  You are bound to traverse the depths of your psychology, the only question is – who are you going to hand the scalpel to?  Who do you trust?

Baaah, more investigation and obsession and paranoia…

The things that will be torn out of you will be long held emotional desires and your anxieties about how they could ever materialize in this reality.  There have been emotional “undeniables” throughout your entire life that you have tried to place dirt, then cement, then skyscrapers over, but unfortunately, lovelies, this is tower year and you wont get away from being confronted by ghosts while these graves are unearthed.  And yes, Scorpio energy is the grave digger.  It is the things you must confront and integrate into yourself or you will be haunted by them for the rest of your fucking life.

If I look at this reading visually, I see an overflowing cup, waters spilling and lapping against it’s stem.  Clearly this water wants to spread and flood everything around it.  This is new, powerful emotion.  There are old emotions coming back because of new events that have triggered their waters.  These are the deep emotions of our source bursting out from some sort of elation of heart.  These are the things you really, really want trying to bubble out of the surface.  Then I see the Ace of Pentacles, a giant boulder blocking the way and glowing like a disc of gold.  These are our eternal material concerns plugging up what wants to flow and distribute.  We must dig and dig – as the Knight of Swords has his sword pointed straight at the Ace of Pentacles in my deck.  He is ready to do the surgery.  He is ready to use the mind to cut through the material road blocks that keep us from that bubbling source – that holy grail in our hearts – and unleash the dragon.

Yes, unleash.  Are you ready to unleash that beast?  Who in your life do you trust to handle that beast as it comes cascading through?  It will be painful, it will be “bloody,” but in the end, it will be a great liberation.  And yes, the truth is always a liberation, no matter how painful and messy it may be coming out…

 

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