Mercury enters Scorpio on September 27, 2020 at 3:40 am.

Mercury in Scorpio and Libra Timeline:

  • Mercury enters Scorpio September 27, 2020
  • Mercury stations Retrograde in Scorpio on October 13, 2020
  • Mercury Retrograde slips back into Libra on October 27, 2020
  • Mercury stations Direct in Libra on November 3, 2020
  • Mercury Direct enters Scorpio November 10, 2020
  • Mercury finishes in Scorpio on December 1, 2020

Mercury in Scorpio indicates a time where greater focus on the hidden, mysterious side of life is explored. Our feelings are likely to be closely linked to our thoughts and vice versa. Dreams could be more intense and symbolic as we access deeper realms of our subconscious mind. More attention to money matters like banking, debt, taxes, wills and estates are also in focus and we could see more talk about cryptocurrencies and shifts in the economy.

Magickal thinking, like the law of attraction is suggested with Mercury in Scorpio where the link between thoughts and feelings are essential to tuning into what you are manifesting into reality.

Of course all the classic Halloween imagery and motifs are associated with Scorpio so topics about the afterlife, spirits, ghosts, paranormal, witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, zombies, death and all things occult oriented are all in focus during this period, as usual.

While Mercury is in Scorpio, people can also be highly reactive, irrational and excessively emotional. This is especially true with the Full Moon in Aries on October 1, 2020 and Mars Retrograde in Aries now. The slightest word or suggestion can literally have people go totally berserk, which I think we’re already seeing plenty of evidence of lately with all the intensity revealed in astrology this year!

I honestly think that October is going to be so weird, it’s going to feel like living in the Twilight Zone for a lot of people.

I explore these topics in the main focus of this report ~ Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio. As Pluto and Mars are co-rulers of Scorpio, I will also talk about how they are connected during this period.

Mercury stations Retrograde in Scorpio on October 13, 2020 at 9:06 pm ET.

Learn more about Mercury Retrograde and the Shadow Phases all happening between September 23 and November 19, 2020.

Mercury will be Retrograde in both Scorpio and also slip back into Libra during this Mercury Retrograde cycle on October 27, 2020 all bringing attention to secrets, hidden information our subconscious mind and psychology, as well as truth, justice and bias in communications and beliefs.

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio and Libra guarantees a change in what you think, feel and believe to be true. With so much conflicting information, expect to be confused by a lot of unbelievable stories. By the end of this Mercury Retrograde cycle you are likely to be on a much different wavelength with a very different perspective.

Because Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio can bring up a lot of miscommunications and deep rooted feelings, a lot of people choose to reduce communications, or go silent during Mercury retrograde to avoid negative influences in thoughts and emotions.

We will see a lot of misinformation during this period which will prompt more people to be skeptical about what’s going on in the world. We can expect more people to have trust issues and inquiring minds as they seek out the truth like sleuths.

This is an important time to observe behavior and consider hidden motives to find the truth of what’s really going on behind the scenes. Detectives and conspiracy theorists that have a deep curiosity to find the truth to get down to business to uncover what is hidden deep below the surface, but it can be tricky.

Lies, deception, hypocrisy, and misleading information will lead to much confusion and we can expect to hear lots of talk about conspiracy theories, cover ups and distractions as well as double speak. We can expect a lot of projection as people try to deflect incriminating themselves of wrongdoing, with the intention of putting the focus and blame on someone else.

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio indicates that we will see many examples of topics that are taboo, hidden and verboten.

With the Destiny Point in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) we have further indication that information exchange and communications are of great importance now, especially in terms of issues around free speech, censorship and hidden information. With so many people at home now, it is difficult for people to speak in person to discuss topics. With more people dependent on communicating online and information being monitored and blocked by rules implemented by those in positions of power and authority, we can further see how perception of reality is altered and manipulated accordingly.

Mercury stations Retrograde in Scorpio in opposition to Uranus Retrograde in Taurus. Uranus is considered to be the higher octave of Mercury, relating to information, thoughts and the mind. Uranus in Taurus points to our future and our security and Uranus relates to technology – especially bio-technology as Taurus also signifies our bodies and connection to the material world. Uranus is also rebellious in nature and does not like to be restricted. With Mercury stationing Retrograde in opposition to Uranus, confusing, mixed messages, misinformation and wild ideas are in focus. Information being controlled censored will likely be even more irritating to a lot of people that want the freedom of thought that Uranus signifies. People will tend to disagree on what is true and what to believe. Information over the airwaves, through the news and media can be especially out there and unbelievable – no wonder it feels like we’re in The Twilight Zone.

With Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio we may see some data breaches, leaks and cyber security issues. It’s a good idea to backup your data, files, photos and your documents and make copies before Mercury goes Retrograde if you can. You may need to change your passwords.


Mars and Pluto are co-rulers of Scorpio.

Pluto is Direct in Capricorn as of October 4, 2020 along with Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Capricorn giving us a stellium of 3 planets. These planets symbolically merge their energy bringing much intensity in the realm of politics I’ve talked about a lot this year.

With Pluto in Capricorn, the sign of politics and power in society, we can expect a lot of dirty secrets, lies, deceptions, corruption and hidden information about politicians to be a large part of this Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio cycle.

We could also see the reputations of celebrities get more complicated. Do you remember when Jupiter was in Scorpio a few years ago? That’s when the sex scandals in Hollywood started to get a lot of attention! Now, with Jupiter getting closer to Pluto we can expect many more revelations of dirty deeds and perversions, especially by those in powerful positions that have the inside connections to cover up their crimes.

With Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn, so much of what is going to be in focus during this period is likely to be about hidden identities and reputations, what we don’t know, and what is really going on behind the scenes by those in positions of power and authority. Corruption and dirty deeds of the rich, famous and powerful, as well as those that hide in the shadows are likely to be researched and investigated.

Scorpio also corresponds to money and banking, and we could learn more about money laundering operations or dishonest or manipulative uses of money, including how authority figures use tax dollars for special interests. Seriously, during this Mercury Retrograde we are going to hear a lot about corrupt and crooked financial dealings going on behind the scenes and their cover ups, guaranteed.

Considering this is happening during election season, we can expect even more heated disagreements than usual. What is true? What are facts? What are lies? Hypocrisy is likely to be on blast! Because of bias, we can expect to see a lot of denial when people are faced with information that is difficult to accept. It’s definitely going to get complicated.

Mars is currently Retrograde in Aries which brings a lot of attention to our how our egos influence our behavior. We can expect a highly rebellious and self-defensive attitude as people deal with their identities and identity issues – especially with Chiron Retrograde in Aries now as well, people are dealing with deep seated issues they need to heal. Fiery reactions, and excessive negative behavior in response to aggressive, offensive attitudes and hurt feelings is especially noticeable now. Identity politics will be on blast and create a lot of problems. With Mars in Aries in conflict with Pluto in Capricorn as well, it is sure that conflicts between people and politicians in power is going to be a major focus. People angry about how the world operates from the top down will rebel as the struggle for power intensifies.

With Mercury Retrograde in Libra as well during this Retrograde cycle, and Jupiter in Capricorn getting closer to Pluto, this links difficulties and issues that deal with law, justice, truth, the media and what people believe about their relationship to powerful people that influence all our lives. More about Mercury Retrograde in Libra below


More About Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio

Scorpio is the sign of deep psychology and signifies the very roots of our thoughts and feelings.

This can be one of the most important times to access your subconscious mind and recognize where thoughts and feelings have formed your deep seated beliefs over your lifetime, especially the ones that may have sabotaged your success in life. Through seeking self awareness you can come to realize how to work on changing your thoughts, feelings and beliefs so you can free yourself of those hidden chains.

This is a time to purge yourself of negative thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and change the way you think and talk about yourself and others. Psychoanalysis with a professional, or simply by doing research or self assessment tools online can lead to much insight.

Your dreams could bring up a lot of issues to be dealt with.

You may certainly have some strange dreams now, and quite possibly nightmares, that represent your deepest fears. The shadow archetype as Carl Jung describes it, our unconscious, hidden fears are associated with Scorpio. You could also have prophetic dreams. If you can remember them it would be wise to look up the symbolism in a dream dictionary. You may find yourself have a great change of perspective.

With Mercury in Scorpio, emotions can impact your frame of mind dramatically, and vice versa, as conflicting information can affect your emotions more than usual now. External influences can significantly impact how you think and feel, so it is wise to be attentive to what types of influences you allow into your sphere now.

Scorpio can be obsessive, just like Virgo, but instead of being obsessed with having things clean and orderly like Virgo, Scorpio’s obsessions are more visceral and lean toward emotional reactions and feelings like jealousy, anger, hatred and deep rooted fears.

Obsessive thoughts whirling around in people’s minds tied to their emotions are more likely to become commonplace with Mercury in Scorpio. If what someone says is hurtful and digs deep, it could be difficult to get it off your mind.

Mercury in Scorpio.
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As mentioned, Mercury in Scorpio is like a detective, a sleuth, and likes to get to the bottom of things. In situations and relationships, this is the time to ask plenty of probing questions to discover secrets ready to be uncovered. When information is hidden and someone doesn’t know the details, suspicions are likely to increase significantly. Even the most superficial suggestions can trigger an interest in deciphering and decoding deeper meaning. Conspiracies will be a hot topic during this period!

Mercury in Scorpio wants the truth and real answers, even if they are not good. Lies can especially get under people’s skin now. We are likely to hear more about investigations at this time. Undercover detectives will feel right at home over the next few weeks, delving deeper into their curiosities into crimes and corruption. Secret phone calls, texts, cryptic and hidden messages and communications could get attention.

We are likely to hear more talk about conspiracy theories and suspicious activities when Mercury is in Scorpio. The deep, dark, hidden, secret, taboo side of life is ruled by Scorpio.

Politicians are likely to be less trusted now than usual and deep corruption will get lots of talk.

Words and concepts have the power to alter your emotional state, so be more vigilant and try interpreting the words you listen to wisely without being overly sensitive and reactive.

Since Mercury rules communications and is connected to news and media, we are likely to see the media come under more scrutiny for the way information is used to manipulate people’s minds and emotions. Jupiter is also associated with the media and getting closer to Pluto we could see some deep, dark revelations as well as strong efforts to keep dirt hidden.

Scorpio is a psychic sign, but not everyone is psychic, and so you have to be careful with assumptions and guesswork. Although some will find their intuition is heightened, it doesn’t mean getting stuck on an idea and believing it to be true is always accurate. Your intuition and hunches, could be wrong and require deeper investigation.

With fast paced Mercury, it’s easy for people to quickly jump to conclusions based on little information and misinformation now. It is important to try extra hard to think logically now as emotional opinions formed by headlines can be irrational and reactive.

With any information we are faced with now, it’s important to question the underlying intentions and motivations of the messenger, which can often be much more telling than the message itself. Are they telling you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Do they have an agenda? Do they have something to hide?

Watch for lies, manipulation and deceit to avoid being tricked into adopting an emotional, reactionary frame of mind. A negative, vengeful point of view is best to be purged.

Be attentive to how clever tricksters know how to talk the talk designed to manipulate and draw you in to change your perspective toward what they want you to believe when Mercury is in Scorpio.

It’s not the best time to trust people that you intuitively have suspicions about. Your spidey senses will let you know, so do not dismiss them.

Do be extra wary of telemarketers and phishing scams online at this time, especially those that want your money. In any situation with contracts and deals, it’s best to be skeptical and be especially diligent in reading the fine print. Make sure to ask a whole lot of questions whenever you are unsure. Seeking a second opinion can be helpful.

Crime is in the domain of Scorpio so it is best to keep your wits about you, especially if you are in locations and environments that are not that familiar. Guns are also likely to be discussed further in the media.

A preoccupation with sexual temptation is also signified with Mercury in Scorpio. We could see more digging into perversions and abuse of those in high positions in society.

Mercury corresponds to commerce, trade and exchange and in Scorpio talk of banking, finance, interest rates, taxes, wills, trusts and stock markets are likely to increase. We could also hear more talk of cryptocurrency. It’s a good time to consider how to deal with your debt so you can get rid of it faster. People are likely to get drawn into dramatic talk that increases their fears about what the stock markets are doing.


Though Mercury in Scorpio may not be the most positive placements, it does give us an opportunity to dive deeper into discovering our instinctual side and to tune into how our minds and emotions are working together for better or worse.

Where you may be holding onto negative thoughts, this is a good time to address where they are rooted and see how you can consciously rid yourself of feelings like jealousy, fear and anger.

Changing your thinking patterns and your emotional reactions can bring dramatic changes to your life.

For entertainment, detective shows and films are likely to draw more interest at this time and could give you a few clues on how Mercury in Scorpio operates. Paranormal movies, suspense thrillers and murder mysteries can be more intriguing now as well. Of course, with this being Halloween season zombies, vampires, ghosts and monsters are well suited.

If you want to see a series that relates to current events you may want to check out Utopia on Prime. Wow! Now that is a Scorpio/Pluto in Capricorn themed series.

Mercury in Scorpio also signifies when people are more interested in occult (hidden) knowledge. An interest in esoteric subjects and explorations of ancient mysteries is also likely to be enhanced now. It’s the right time for writers to stay up late to get that inspiration and creativity only nighttime can bring.

This is a great time to explore astrology, tarot, and divination methods like runes and reading tea leaves to discover hidden aspects of your mind. These practices are an alternative approach to discovering hidden parts of our psychology, access the subconscious and underlying messages relating to our deeper thoughts and feelings.


More About Mercury Retrograde in Libra

Mercury Retrograde slips back into Libra on October 27, 2020 at 9:36 pm ET. Coincidentally, Venus also enters Libra just a few minutes later on October 27, 2020 at 9:40 pm ET.

It’s interesting that the moment Mercury enters Libra is the same moment Venus enters Libra at opposite ends of the sign. That’s definitely rare!

Mercury will be Retrograde in Libra from October 27 to November 3, 2020 so we can expect some tricks played in the social sphere and news cycle close to the US election.

As Libra is symbolic of justice, truth and balance, and Mercury connects with Saturn in Capricorn upon stationing Direct in Libra, a shift in responsibility, accountability and Law and Order is emphasized. But of course, with Mars in Aries, resistance and conflict is likely.

This will also be a significant time to be sure to read the fine print when signing papers and ask plenty of questions to ensure all is honest and true before going ahead. A closer look at truth and untruths in media is essential. We can expect lots of mixed messages during this period.

Mercury stations Direct in Libra on Election Day – November 3, 2020 at 12:50 pm ET. We can hope for clarity, fairness and justice for the election rather than the chaos we’ve become accustomed to but in all honesty I pulled a tarot card asking about the political picture on November 4, 2020 and I got The Tower!

Read more about Mercury in Libra and Mercury Retrograde in Libra.

Important Mercury Retrograde Dates September, October and November 2020:

Mercury Retrograde happens every 3 to 4 months, giving you another great reminder and chance to replenish, rethink, reevaluate and reassess your life. A lot of questions and re-considerations about your life will come up that can lead to great transformation.

Miscommunications, misunderstandings, misinterpretations and mistakes are common during Mercury Retrograde, so do be extra attentive and double check any important details before signing the dotted line – or wait until after Mercury is finished the Retrograde cycle.

  • Mercury enters Scorpio September 27, 2020 at 3:40 am ET
  • Mercury stations Retrograde in Scorpio October 13, 2020 at 9:06 pm ET
  • Mercury Retrograde enters back into Libra October 27, 2020 at 9:36 pm ET
  • Mercury stations Direct in Libra November 3, 2020 at 12:50 pm ET
  • Mercury Direct enters Scorpio again November 10, 2020 at 4:51 pm ET

There are 3 phases to a Mercury Retrograde cycle (Shadow, Retrograde, Shadow) to complete the cycle over a 2 month period.

This Mercury Retrograde cycle is from September 23 to November 19, 2020. Read more about Mercury Retrograde and the Shadow phases.