MERCURY 9 1/2 weeks in SCORPIO (Oct 3 – Dec 9)! Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and 6th Sense

27 Sep

Dear Astro~News Reader,

Dr. Jeckyll / Mr. Hyde – artist unknown

We gotta address taboos and hidden agenda.
Privately, inter-personally, and publicly.


Ha – just in time before the Canadian Federal Elections on Oct 21 -when MERCURY in SCO will be in pre-retro shadow (from Oct 13 on).

Whoa – wait a minute… MERCURY will be in SCORPIO forever, AND retro, starting from Halloween on?

Yep. No hoax here.

This can become… interesting!

Getting out of the closet & airing what’s been hidden can be painful yet important for processing, empowering and transforming.

…says also PLUTO the ‘Lord of Scorpio’, prominent in October, since it changes directions from retro (inner / hidden / old Power issues) since end of April, to direct (Power to Change) from Oct 3 on.
And yep, PLUTO in CAP these years (2009 – 2023) is all about the change of abusive and corrupt power structures, government, and top-down leadership, and empowered transformation via building the new and evolved.
While admittedly (and ‘normal’ for PLUTO) status quo power structures hold on with teeth & claws – in the inevitable evolutionary change that’s coming and happening.


And now: MERCURY

Tipping Point – Photo by Ted Roberts

So – MERCURY will cross over the ‘Tipping Point’ from LIBRA to SCORPIO on Oct 3, on the DAY when PLUTO changes directions, and just after the Sept 28 LIBRA New Moon.

MERCURY will be in the ‘Down Under’ Zodiac sign for a while: until Dec 9 (you guessed why – it’ll go retro, Oct 31 – Nov 20). 
MERCURY will go almost fully through SCORPIO before going retro on Oct 31, and cover the (under)ground of the second half of SCO – 11 – 28 degrees – 3 times.

Big Time for Taboo Talk, as we dive into ‘uncomfortable’, scary, repressed, covered up, ‘under wraps’ and unfathomable topics and scenarios, remembered, experienced, or perhaps vividly pictured.
Yet, MERCURY in SCORPIO also opens up our 6th sense, tickles our interest in the mystery, the magical and otherwise unseen. And it’s much more conducive for deep intimate conversations.


Let’s see which connections MERCURY in SCORPIO makes with other Planetary Players – some triple contacts, in the pre-retro / retro / post-retro loop.

In order of appearance:

MERCURY enters SCORPIO – on the day when PLUTO the ‘Lord of SCORPIO’ goes direct.
Power to Change, and to Change the Conversation.

MERCURY in quincunx with CHIRON retro in ARIES.
Authentic Talk can be awkward, or refreshing to address vulnerabilities & taboos.

MERCURY opp. URANUS retro in TAU.
Wild card / liberating shifts in thinking and communications.
Be intuitive, innovative, expect the unexpected, incl. surprise news.
No rush to ‘run with them’ though.

VENUS joins MERCURY in SCORPIO (until Nov 1).

How deep is your Love?

OCT 12
Pre-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 11°35′ SCO – where it’ll go direct again) starts.
Fore-shadowing issues?

OCT 13
MERCURY sextile SATURN in CAP (1 of 3).
Considering deeper issues.

OCT 15
MERCURY trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (1 of 3).

Going deep into the traps of the self defeating mind, to allow for purging and releasing while staying connected in the Field of Love.

OCT 19
MERCURY sextile PLUTO in CAP (1 of 3).
Looks like the ‘Old Empire’ is on its way to expire.
What’s the conversation that’s now going on about that? What do you think?

OCT 23
The SUN enters SCO (until Nov 22).
Consciously diving into Magic, Mystery, and Transformation – t’is the Season.

OCT 25
The pre-retro ‘Storm’ / stationary phase for MERCURY retro in SCO starts.
Take it easy on ‘plans’.
Get ready for synchronicities and synch’ with the Flow & Magic of Life.

OCT 30
MERCURY at the end of SCO meets VENUS.
Intimate conversations. What is Love?

OCT 31
MERCURY (at 27°38′ SCO) goes retro (until Nov 20).
Alchemy of the Mind.
MERCURY retro in SCORPIO can present itself as really tricky, since the mind can poke & provoke us where it hurts – only to identify self-defeating patterns of self talk and ‘inner game’ that are now ripe to change – by going all the way through the process.

MERCURY retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (2 of 3).
Changes in Society re-flect inner transformation – good to be aware…

NOV 11
MERCURY retro meets the SUN on magical 11/11.
Half-way point of the M-r Journey = ‘Day of Enlightening Insight’ / a ‘New Mercury’ is born.
The mind in service to the Heart and Consciousness.
What are your realizations about the quality of ‘mind’, having already gone through deep inner journeys? 

NOV 13
MERCURY retro sextile SATURN in CAP and trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (2 of 3).
Being in integrity & maturity and in surrender & openness help with processing the tricks of the mind. What’s real here, and how is all / are you connected, in the web of life?

NOV 18
MARS makes a move over the ‘Tipping Point’ and joins MERCURY & the SUN in SCORPIO (until Jan 3).
Intense Stirring, Clearing, and Spiritual Mobilization.

NOV 20
MERCURY goes direct again.
May the inward-backward turning and processing lead to a transformed & renewed way of seeing and interacting with the World!

NOV 22
The SUN goes over the ‘Phoenix Point’ from SCO to SAG.
We Rise again – towards the Light Returning. Understanding leads to Freedom.

NOV 25
MERCURY leaves the stationary post-retro ‘storm’.
Integration of the adjustment time – back into the ‘real world’, with a regenerated sense of self, and awareness of where the mind comes in.

NOV 28
MERCURY post-retro trine NEPTUNE retro / LILITH in PI (3 of 3).
Allowing the Alchemy to carry you.

NOV 29
MERCURY post-retro sextile SATURN in CAP (3 of 3).
Job well done, and good lessons learned.

MERCURY post-retro sextile PLUTO in CAP (3 of 3)
Being changed through the greater Alchemy of Life.

MERCURY leaves the post-retro Shadow (MERCURY at 27°38′ SCO – where it went retro from).
After the mental deep-dive adventure it’s time to integrate our new way of Being where Mind follows Consciousness and the Heart.

MERCURY crosses over the ‘Phoenix Point’ into SAG.
Growing wings…


More about MERCURY retro in SCORPIO (Oct 31 – Nov 20) in a blog post closer to MERCURY pre-retro shadow (which starts Oct 12).

For now, let’s dive in, be with Mystery, Magic, and not afraid of the ‘Dark’.


Where’s MERCURY’s deep dive into SCORPIO happening in Your Chart & Life?

Alchemy Retort. Medieval painting, origin unknown

The House in your Chart that contains SCORPIO is the ‘Scene of Affairs’.
(Always, but esp. nowadays) a good time to go into depth where magic, transformation, and re-generation happen.

As you read this maybe you have your SUN, MOON, AC, or Planets in SCORPIO? Then there’s more to the activation between MERCURY and these Inner Archetypes of yours…

Could be a good time to check in astrologically – get in touch if you feel it’s calling you.


Back to the SCORPIO Houses – we all have one (or two) –

SCORPIO in your….


1st House
How you show up –
Maybe ‘under cover’ – more than what meets the eye.
The World senses the charge you emit. Don’t hide, be a catalyst.


2nd House
What you have and value –
Magic and power-to-change.
Be aware of those ‘gifts in disguise’.


3rd House
Your ‘relatives’ and environment –
Do they even know you / each other?
Hide & seek games? What needs to be talked about?


4th House
Your home –
A regenerative haven…
If you and your family have gone through so much this is the time to talk about it and process what happened and who you’ve become through it.


5th House
Your creativity –
Pure magic.
You’re the Alchemist – inspired by the divine Play of Change.


6th House
Your work, health, and lifestyle –
Time to purge, regenerate, and transform to be in your / the Power.


7th House
Your significant others –
Magical Beings. Catalysts for change.
Are you aware why they might be in your life?


8th House
Your deep involvement and transformations –
You died many deaths and here you are. Who’s the true you?


9th House
Your travels and worldviews –
Through the darkness to the light.
Time for another inner / outer Journey?


10th House
Your calling –
Leading / modeling transformation.
Does the World know / sense? Maybe time for a renewed public-yet-private presence.


11th House
Your community and friends –
A magical tribe – who probably went through a lot too.
Talk with your deep dive buddies – who knows where it leads.


12th House
Your Oneness with All –
In the Magic & Power of Life that’s always greater than personal / interpersonal power themes.
Take time-out to dive into what-IS.


Blessings for a truly transformational MERCURY in SCORPIO!


© 2019 by Melanie Lichtinger




Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’ and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

Special offer & focus this month (until OCT 3):

Your Archetypes – Your Partners :: LIBRAn Astro Sessions

The SUN, MERCURY & VENUS are still in LIBRA and MARS follows, on OCT 3.
A big emphasis on Peace, Balance, Harmony, Art, Culture, and: Relatedness / Relationship.

If you have any ‘cosmic placements’ (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets) in LIBRA… the themes of those Archetypes / Inner ‘Players’ will more likely be on your mind, with MERCURY in LIBRA.
Engaging with what these Archetypes and sides in you stand for will bring you Balance.
Be Partners with them!
Otherwise, what often happens: We attract human partners who embody those Archetypes to help us integrate the themes. A bit of a ‘detour’.

Read on, and find the whole gist of the offer at my FB Page at the Event description.


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Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 16 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

Coming up:

EmBody Astrology on Sept 29

Here’s a link to its FB page.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!


One Response to “MERCURY 9 1/2 weeks in SCORPIO (Oct 3 – Dec 9)! Taboo Talk, Intimate Conversations, and 6th Sense”

  1. Matt Gill September 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm #



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