Favorite Conversations: taboo or intense topics, learning people’s secrets, passionate exchanges
Mercury in Scorpio has a brain that’s highly charged, but more so in an intuitive and intense way than an intellectual way. However, you might be adept at dealing with more cerebral subject matter, as well, as your obsessive focus and razor-sharp analytical skills can allow you to truly ascertain, retain, and recall whatever information you need to. But, that is, if you want to. You can be quite all-or-nothing in your thinking style, either giving something your absolute attention or not caring for it at all. When it comes to the subject of human nature, you’re especially skilled. You have a powerful instinctive radar that allows you to gauge just what’s happening below the surface with others. Your mind is like that of a driven detective, which makes you more than a little paranoid about people’s motives at times.
You’re probably not going to be one who openly reveals their motives and secrets, either. People won’t often know what you’re thinking, Scorpio Mercury. Even if it seems like you are revealing your true thoughts, you still won’t be totally revealing yourself. This need to maintain a certain amount of mystery in your communications with other people can become pathological, leading many people to forebodingly wonder just what’s going on inside that head of yours. They can also be freaked out at your apparent obsession to figure out exactly what’s going on in theirs. Remember that revelation has to be a two-way street, at times, or else you’ll inspire as much distrust as you feel. A mental comfort with life’s darker side gives Mercury in Scorpio a wicked sense of humor. You find the funny in what no one else will say, making your wit very provocative, brutally honest, or just naughty and mischievous.
Famous Mercury in Scorpio Minds: Sylvia Plath, Martin Scorsese, Seth MacFarlane, Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway