Ruled by Mars, Scorpio doesn’t really share a very healthy relationship with Mercury. Being the ruler of 8th and 11th house of the Scorpio native, Mercury influences the income prospects, relationship with siblings, friends, inclination towards occult, mystery and research. Whether this influence will be positive or negative, can only be gauged by analyzing the exact placement and position of Mercury in your natal chart.
Over all, Mercury spends around 30 days in each sign, as it completes its transit cycle for the entire zodiac in a year. The transit of Mercury is marked with quite a few periods of retrogression, which implies developing a cautious and measured approach towards personal and professional life.
Mercury will undergo retrogression on the following dates:
Mercury is exalted in Virgo, so happiness in this transit period is given. However, it is the means of happiness that will matter here. Interestingly, you will gain heightened satisfaction from being alone in this period. Alone, here, doesn’t imply detachment but it focuses on the things that you would want to do or accomplish individually and not with the help of others. This way, you will be spending a lot of time, studying, researching and delving on things that interest you. You might get some help on the professional front from your friend but they will not disclose it to you. If you are in a wholesale business, things will be favorable for your trade.
You will perform well in most adverse conditions also with the blessings of Mercury in this period. Since, Mercury is in a friendly sign, things will be rather smooth on both personal and professional front. There could be some challenges but they will only test your perseverance. So, if you are able to stay focused and hopeful in these turbulent times, you will be supported by Mercury in your future work endeavors. You may not get the desired support from your family, friends and closed ones in this period but help may come from far off places or through a foreign connection, when you will least expect it. If you stay abroad or are going to relocate soon, you might face some initial struggles in settling down, but things will be fine in due time.
Moving into your ascendant house, Mercury will exercise full control over your personality and attitude. By virtue of its nature, Mercury will put your life on a fast track. So, you will be in a perpetual state of hurry in all matters related to personal, family or professional life. You will be aggressive and secretive in your speech. In essence your conversing powers will be hindered and there will be lack of clear communication in this period. There will be a rise in unnecessary travel, which will not give you any gains, but will instead increase your expenditure. Focus on savings is highly desired in this period.
This placement will put all your desires to possess wealth in focus. Since Jupiter is the ruler of this house, which denotes wealth, you will have an increased longing to have immense wealth. Monetary gains will be the focus of your life in this period. Mercury’s influence will give you the desires to get sudden and unexpected wealth. You will wish to receive salary increase, increments from work rather than promotions or work satisfaction. For business professionals, again money will be the sole area of emphasis. However, to convert these desires into reality you would need to have a practical approach. Working in a regulatory framework will be essential to get gains in this period.
Moving into its comfort zone, under the ownership of Saturn, Mercury will give you a more relaxed and content outlook. Sudden short distance travels are indicated, in this period. You will get a lot of support from your friends, in terms of guidance and valuable information to further your career. Your business will flouring through the social connections you make. Role of social media will be important in expanding your business, so, use your skills and acumen to leverage this medium for better gains. Saturn may test your grit and determination, but your methodical and cautious attitude will help you overcome the testing times.
This period will be full of fun and frolic for you as Mercury will be transiting in its friendly zodiac sign, ruled by Saturn. You will enjoy the company for your family and friends in this period. Professionally also this will be a jovial phase, which will give you reasonable gains but ample satisfaction from your work. Your intuitive qualities will be enhanced and thus, it will allow you to take effective decisions for career growth. Nonetheless, you must guard your emotions here, as you will be quit sentimental, especially on the home front and will harbor great expectations from family life. But, these desires will not be fulfilled as per your wish, which may cause some distress.
Mercury will be debilitated in this placement and thus you will be required to trade with caution. Your thought process will be hindered and thus you might not be able to make wise decisions. Advice would be to delay important tasks and meetings for upcoming months. Do not make any business critical or investment related decisions in this period. Your speech will be distorted and so, you may want to dodge job interviews, since you will be not be in the right frame of mind, to do well in them. There will be trouble in your love paradise and romantic alliances will not blossom, in this period. Re-assessment and revaluation may help you proceed further with clearer understanding and better perspective.
Your low phase will continue in this period, too, as Mercury will move into your 6th house, in Aries sign, to highlight your own faults in the process. Your negativities will overpower your personality and you will turn into a mindless being in this period. Aggression and arrogance will inflict your relations with your subordinates and juniors. In business also, you may face some sudden loss, because of some wrong decision taken in haste. After sometime, you will also realize the fault in your attitude and you will feel guilty of your actions, but the time to mend and correct those would have already passed by then. Therefore, precaution will be better than the cure, in this case. Chances of a health disorder is indicated and you may also incur some expenses on heath related matters, in this period.
You will be able to resolve some of your short-term problems, as Mercury will transit onto your 7th house. Relationship with close friends, spouse, love partner and business partner will be good. You will also be able to make good amount of money, in this period as your wealth management skills will be enhanced. You will however, be a little inconsiderate of your spouse’s sexual desires and this might lead to some disputes in your domestic life. Your thinking powers will be influenced here, but, whether it is for good or bad, can be only established by knowing the exact position of Mercury in your natal chart.
Moving into its own sign, Mercury will once again operate at will. It will comfortable, free spirited and relaxed in this placement and will pass on the same feelings to the Scorpio ascendant. ‘Self’ will be the focus in this period and whatever you do will be for your own satisfaction and success. Which is, in fact, not a bad thing at all, it will help you gain a stronger hold on your career and will be beneficial for your professional life in the long term. You will be blessed with a lot of new opportunities on the work front and Mercury will also offer you guidance to pursue these opportunities.
There will be a life altering change in your thought process, in this period, thus it is very important to be aware of this particular transit in your life. Mercury in Cancer sign, makes the native a deep-thinker, you will be emotional but will also have a strong memory and mental strength to take on the challenges of life. Gains will be manifold, and those will be through your own wisdom and also from the support of your seniors and family members, especially, your father and brother. You will be kind of stable and will also abide by rules and regulations to achieve things in life.
Your thoughts and innovative ideas will help you make a mark for yourself. You will be solely focused on your career and professional life and will strive to get name, fame and status from it. To pursue your professional desires you might need to take up a lot of travel, in this period, which will also increase your expenditure. However, these investments will reap good benefits for your career, in the long term. You will do very well as independent contributors and research-lead work will be something that would be most beneficial for you, in this transit phase.