1. Mercury in Scorpio—A
mind responsive to the will; mental persistence and endurance.
2. Mercury in Scorpio—Emotional
control emanating from the mind.
3. Mercury in Scorpio—Research,
4. Mercury in Scorpio—The
5. Mercury in Scorpio—The
ability to dig for the truth.
6. Mercury in Scorpio—The
power to hold silence.
7. Mercury in Scorpio—Fighting
in the world of ideas.
8. Mercury in Scorpio—Destroying
through word and speech.
9. Mercury in Scorpio—Psychological,
10. Mercury in Scorpio—Fearlessly
able to think about and talk about the unpleasant things.
11. Mercury in Scorpio—Inclines
to the interpretation of life in terms of eliminating obstacles.
1. Mercury in Scorpio—Ruler
of the Fourth Creative Hierarchy (the Human). Cf. Esoteric Astrology,
2. Mercury in Scorpio—Conveying
the power of Mantrikashakti. Ibid.
3. Mercury in Scorpio—The
Spirit (Human Monad) descends into ‘Hell’ (Scorpio) through
4. Mercury in Scorpio—The
power of the fourth ray strongly accentuated: Mercury R4 and Scorpio
5. Mercury in Scorpio—Shedding
the light which shines in the depths.
6. Mercury in Scorpio—The
thought process ferrets-out all subterranean obstacles to transformation.
Hence psycho-analytic mind, or exorcistic mind. As well ‘detective’s
mind’, applied in its occult connotation.
7. Mercury in Scorpio—Intuitive
illumination upon the Mysteries of Initiation. In general, the mind
used to unveil and reveal mysteries.
8. Mercury in Scorpio—The
mind which unifies the conflicting ‘Dualities’ (only, of
course, after the conflict has been intensified. We have Mercury the
“Star of Conflict expressing through the sign in which the ‘Dualities’
“fight to the death”.
9. Mercury in Scorpio—Intuitions
which reveal the Way of Sublimation, the way which transcends the battle
between the warring poles.
10. Mercury in Scorpio—Intuitions
11. Mercury in Scorpio—In
Scorpio the mind is empowered, as discussed above, EA 180. This must
be especially so when Mercury is placed in this sign.
12. Mercury in Scorpio—The
release of the intuition arising from successful alchemical transformation.
After the “death of the personality” (beginning with the
second initiation) one can truly think.
13. Mercury in Scorpio—The
intuition which brings all that is hidden to light, whether in the psyche,
in science or society, etc. The light which brings all into the “Light
of Day” (the kind of “Light” associated with the sign
Scorpio cf. EA, p. 330.)
14. Mercury in Scorpio—Hence,
the mental ability to bring light to the darkest places whether in self
15. Mercury in Scorpio—Hence,
‘Occult Mind’. The planet of Occultism, Uranus, is exalted
in this sign, and Uranus is said to be the “higher octave”
16. Mercury in Scorpio—The
soul/personality dialogue relates to the theme of what factors within
the personality must ‘die’ if the soul is to ‘live’.
17. Mercury in Scorpio—The
messages borne from soul thus relate to necessary eradications.
18. Mercury in Scorpio—The
uncompromising Word of the Soul demanding sacrifice; the “Word
of Death”. Let us bear in mind that the Law of Sacrifice is ruled
by R4, and hence must have a strong resonance to both Mercury and Scorpio
(especially when combined). The Monad, from one perspective, can be
considered a “Lord of Persevering, Ceaseless Devotion”,
coming forth upon a sacrificial mission of redemption. Both Venus and
Mercury are sacrificially related to the Earth.
19. Mercury in Scorpio—The
mental process which can reveal all obstacles to the bridging process;
the mind which penetrates into the secret and unknown areas, including
those areas of consciousness associated with the bridging process; transmutation
must always precede successful bridging.
20. Mercury in Scorpio—The
mental process relating to the rising of Kundalini. Mercury is often
associated with the center at the base of the spine; Mercury is the
Caduceus; Scorpio is always associated with the “Serpent”
and the “Serpent Fire”. The rising of Kundalini is a purgation,
a burning ground (and an ultimate synthesis over which Mercury also
rules). Kundalini is activated by thought, and this activation originates
within the ajna center, and is directed therefrom. Mercury rules the
ajna center at advanced stages.
21. Mercury in Scorpio—The
soul/personality dialogue centers upon the demand of the soul for necessary
detachments and eradications, and the willingness or non-willingness
of the personality to comply.
22. Mercury in Scorpio—The
soul/personality conflict generated by increased soul/personality communication
centers around the issue of whether the personality will sacrifice that
which the intuition indicates must be sacrificed so the soul may be
victorious and dominate.
23. Mercury in Scorpio—The
mind as the slayer of (the ‘serpent’ of) illusion.
24. Mercury in Scorpio—Truth
25. Mercury in Scorpio—In
the Antahkarana Process, the capacity to build a very intense “point
of tension” prior to visualization and projection.
26. Mercury in Scorpio—In
the process of Concentration, Meditation, Contemplation, Illumination,
Inspiration, Initiation, Identification Mercury in Scorpio would be
associated, especially, with Illumination.
27. Mercury in Scorpio—Depth
of capacity for “Spiritual Reading”; decoding the encrypted
‘messages of Nature’.
28. Mercury in Scorpio—The
mind as a consecrated ‘triadal tool’ in the wielding of
the Law of Repulse. See Esoteric Psychology II, under Laws of the Soul,
around the 160’s. The Law of Repulse is possible only for those
who are mentally polarized. This Law of the Soul is the first of three
Laws originating from the Spiritual Triad.
29. Mercury in Scorpio—The
servant of the buddhic plane. Both Mercury (R4) and Scorpio (R4) are
resonantly related to the plane of intuition, the buddhi plane (plane
30. Mercury in Scorpio—The
mind which discriminates between the ‘living’ and the ‘dead’.
Spiritual ‘pathology’. Real Life only begins upon the buddhic
plane (the first cosmic ether).
31. Mercury in Scorpio—Special
capacity for building the second part of the Antahkarana that which
unites the mental unit with the buddhic plane.
32. Mercury in Scorpio—Capacity
to shed the light of mind into the field of glamour, hence very useful
in the destruction of glamour.