The power of a mind made up
Mercury represents your conscious, rational mind; your intellectual self; your capacity to use mental energy. It describes your ability to study, learn, analyze and communicate information. It shows your capacity to form ideas and opinions; the way you deal with facts; and the way you process data.
When Mercury is in Scorpio, ideas are intense and resourceful, but there is a secretiveness about them, because this sign does not like to talk a lot or reveal everything it knows. Thinking shows resolve, passion, determined beliefs, and a willingness to make improvements and major changes by doing "whatever it takes." That attitude, believe me, can cover a lot of frightening ground!
Determined to have its own way
This blend of energy is determined, even ruthless, in its insistence on creating its own vision of "how things should be" out in physical reality. There may be obvious emphasis on dealing with emergencies or managing crises -- even though the one doing the coping may be the very one who instigated the problems in the first place ... again for the sake of "creating something better."
Ideas are endowed with an unmatched strength and boldness -- and the underlying "aim" of this energy is to combine assets from different sources in order to build something finer and more valuable than either partner could have accomplished on his own.
When Mercury in Scorpio is under stress, opinions and the presentation of ideas become overbearing, willful, and extreme. People dig in behind unreasonable, calculating positions. Rhetoric becomes fanatical, abusive, unscrupulous and even immoral in the drive to dominate and succeed in the goals that have been set.
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