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By Damien Renaux
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Mercury in Scorpio and Venus’s union with Mars by Varij

Mercury in Scorpio and

Venus’s union with Mars
by Varij


Mercury, the planet of mind and communication, entered Scorpio on Monday Nov 2, at 5:06 pm AEDT, where it will reside until Nov 21. Here’s my take on how it may express in that sign.

When Mercury is in Scorpio, it produces a deep and penetrating intellect combined with a strong intuition. Digging and probing to reveal the secrets of the unconscious is a forte, but a fascination with the mysteries and power plays surrounding sex, death and money may degenerate into compulsive obsession. On the other hand, Scorpio Mercury often senses things which cannot be verbalized or rationally explained, but which nevertheless prove to be accurate, or come to pass. People with this placement see through the games people play with x-ray vision, and are naturally adept at exposing the shadowy yet all-too-human motivations that underlie polite surface behaviour.

Thus they make excellent therapists, the pioneering ‘anti-psychiatrist’ R.D. Laing being an inspiring example. Forensic and research work of all kinds benefits from this placement, as does medicine, insurance and financial planning. Their communication style is to tell it as they see it, often using crude or cutting language, or to keep their mouth shut and say nothing. Which option is best in any given situation is often difficult to know, for if they speak their mind they may cause hurt or offence, but if they keep their counsel, an uncomfortable silence can descend, which at worst can poison the atmosphere and destroy a hitherto happy occasion.

Mercury in Scorpio and Venus's union with Mars

Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, consummates her union with Mars at 24 Virgo today, Tuesday Nov 3, at 11:10 am AEDT.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which is now in Scorpio, which in turn is ruled [traditionally] by Mars. This means Mercury and Mars are in ‘mutual reception’, which is to say each is in the sign the other rules, which strengthens their expression and connection. Got that?

A little technical for sure, but that’s Virgo for you, the sign of the earthy technician, who knows how to do things just right. Now let’s join a few dots. Scorpio is the sex sign par excellence, Mars is the sex god, at least when he is not making war, and Virgo is the sign of the erotic earth goddess, at least when she is not in chaste virginal mode. This suggests to me that this morning / today is a kairotic day to enjoy the delights of concupiscence.

Here’s a few choice quotes from the Virgo writer D H Lawrence to evoke the mood and set the scene. They are from his novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover. These passages follow the first sexual encounter of the lovers, Lawrence using the imagery of the spring forest to evoke Connie’s [that is Lady Chatterley’s] awakening erotic feelings:

“The wood was silent, still and secret in the evening drizzle of rain, full of the mystery of eggs and half-open buds, half-unsheathed flowers. In the dimness of it all trees glistened naked and dark as if they had unclothed themselves, and the green things on earth seemed to hum with greenness.”

“She was like a forest, like the dark interlacing of the oak-wood, humming inaudibly with myriad unfolding buds. Meanwhile the birds of desire were asleep in the vast interlaced intricacy of her body.”

“Today she could almost feel it in her own body, the huge heave of the sap in the massive trees, upwards, up, up to the bud-tips, there to push into little flamey oak-leaves, bronze as blood.”



Mercury in Scorpio and Venus’s union with Mars by Varij


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