Mercury in Scorpio
If you have Mercury in Scorpio, you have excellent mental concentration and the ability to become completely immersed in your work. You love ferreting things out and are a natural detective. Your mind may dwell on the sensual side of life and may think about sex or death often. You seem to know things at an instinctive, nonverbal level and prefer learning through direct experience or apprenticeship rather than vicariously via books or lectures. You have mechanical ability and work well with your hands. You may develop healing ability through your hands.
You are quick-witted, resourceful, shrewd, direct, sharp-tongued, and will readily say what is on your mind, in a most stinging manner. You enjoy satire and other forms of critical humor. You want to know everything while at the same time disclosing nothing to no one. You have the ability to penetrate beneath the surface of problems and people and really understand them. You have abundant manual dexterity with the ability to repair anything. On the negative side, you can be stubborn, quarrelsome, skeptical, cynical, headstrong, and always holding the opposite views to others. There is interest in the occult.
Mercury in Scorpio symbolizes that your mind is sharp, powerful, secretive and very perceptive. You have an intuitive feel for where people are coming from and why, and can easily ferret out others’ weaknesses. Be careful of a tendency to be overcritical and to pass final judgments on others. You can also be preoccupied with sex to the exclusion of your own growth and a more whole expression of your life. You can be very noncommittal when others try to pin you down. You’d do well as a detective, or in research, security, or the police force.