Hobbies Astrology The Mind of Mercury in Scorpio They make good confidants and love juicy mysteries Share PINTEREST Email Print PeopleImages / Getty Images Astrology 12 Signs of the Zodiac Basics Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses Love & Compatibility By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated July 02, 2018 Mercury Scorpios ruminate on the intense and mysterious. Many are drawn to the threshold experiences of death and sex. They're surprisingly frank and realistic. You can count on them for honest opinions, but don't fish for that if you don't want to know. Mercury in Scorpio has a searching mind. They seem to pick up on everything, especially what goes unsaid. What they offer has depth. They may churn over something before offering perspective. They are natural detectives and kryptonite to those hiding secrets. You can't lie to them and get away with it. Mercury Scorpios won't necessarily let you know they know, but at a strategic point, they'll let you unmask yourself. Emotionally Intelligent As a water sign, they read emotions and are first to spot staged news. They know when someone tries to manipulate them through emotion. They may go down rabbit holes out of a desire to know the truth about reality. Uncovering conspiracies gives them a buzz, leading them into the darker topics where evil operates. This radar might make them seem obsessed with other people's flaws. They're skilled investigators and love having a mystery to solve. They have high emotional intelligence and a genius for dissecting human motivation, making them gifted artists often drawn to darker subject matter. Mercury in Scorpio understands psychic states that reach a point of no return; the only way out is through the darkness to the other side. They have an almost psychic ability to make leaps of logic involving intuition. Being so tuned to subtle dynamics, many find it natural to embrace metaphysical topics and alternative paths. In Mercury, this sign of transformation means they may make radical changes in their mindsets and have big impacts on others through their wisdom. Formidable Conversationalist This Mercury has an instinct for gaining the upper hand in conversation, which might mean cutting others down. They're formidable opponents who can poke holes in their adversary's presentation. If Mercury in Scorpio has a blind spot, it's with themselves. Often they resist the probing they perform on others. Their curiosity with darkness may be part of a lifelong quest to face it in themselves. This is exaggerated if there are hard angles involving Pluto or the Sun, or if the Sun or major planets are in the eighth house. But hard angles to Mercury can create catalyst messengers, exposing taboos and shining light on the darkness. Their instinct to learn about things others fear gives them natural courage that can inspire people. They can become cherished confidants. Mercury Scorpio Speaks Jean-Claude Van Damme, actor (Libra with Mercury Scorpio): "Because no matter what you say in life, the truth will always be the truth. You know when someone is telling the truth; you look in the eyes." Jeff Buckley, musician (Scorpio with Mercury Scorpio): "Words are beautiful but restricted. They're very masculine, with a compact frame. But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on: it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows, expresses itself, and is."