Open Question – Can A Scorpio Read Your Mind?

scorpio girlHey Elsa,

I know a girl with probably a lot of Scorpio who basically told me she could read minds or at least guess the tenor of people’s thoughts. She scared me profoundly and now I void her. Have Scorps been known to penetrate minds that far that they know our actual thoughts?

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Dear Data,

Actually I think Scorpio does have this ability for good or ill. They can certainly read mine and I will give you an example:

I spent 3 years with my ex, the AMF who had the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Saturn in Scorpio and we got along very well. We rarely had a conflict but he told me repeatedly (to my complete bafflement) that he thought I would be happier with someone I could fight with and guess what?  ::smiles:: He was right.

I could go on and on with the Scorpios who have been “right” over the years so I vote yes on the question. Scorpio penetrates; there is no doubt about it.

Anyone else?

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Open Question – Can A Scorpio Read Your Mind? — 92 Comments

  1. My SO has Scorpio, and I do think he can read my mind (he also has Capricorn so he is very polite about it–he never reveals what he *knows).

    As an aside, I think people who brag about reading other people’s minds are rude and should be avoided. Respect privacy, people!

  2. Two of my BFFs are Scorpios, and they’ve both proven more than once that they know me better than I know myself. Fortunately, there’s a reason they’re my bestest buds… They use their powers for good, not evil, at least where I’m concerned! :-D

  3. defanitely: they can read your mind, guess your thoughts,…and whatever you can wish ,… however, having a strong geminni nature and raised by scorpios and having too much sadge,… I learned that the best way to lie a scorpio is let them all at sight. They get really confused. All that you have to do is change your mind in the critical moment.

  4. Hahaha– crazymoon, that sounds like a good plan, except it also sounds like a good way to get killed ex-post-facto.

  5. I also find it uncanny how they pick up on sexual things, like sensing if a woman is pregnant, even if she is only four days pregnant, or figuring out if someone is having an affair, or being able to smell sex on someone, even if they’ve showered. Often they like to read mystery stories so it just exacerbates the process and they finetune their whodunnit capabilites incorporating authors’ techniques. I always swear I am going to be careful around Scorpios, but its like they create an energy field like a vaccuum which I regrettably fill up in reflex.

  6. In my experience, Scorpios probe and probe and THINK they have me figured out, creating some deep mental backstory on me, and then they spring it on me and end up being so far off the mark it’s hilarious. It might work with some people, though. They don’t intimidate me in the slightest.

  7. and when you combine scorpio with gemini energy, not only do you have someone who can read tea leaves — but also that person can convincingly talk about his/her perceptions.btw, it’s interesting how many gemini/scorpio types show up here…

  8. Oh man, you guys, I’m so scared. I really fear people who can read your thoughts to the word. I usually fill it with gross, embarrassing thoughts (OCD) when I know someone can. My mind is a private place. I asked the question. Kashmiri, she didn’t brag about reading minds, it just slipped out. She was talking about a guy and said, “He’s one of the few people whose mind I can’t read.” I said, “Can you read my mind?” She said something like, “About, I can guess around what you’re thinking.” I left and hovered in a room upstairs for 10 minutes. She also guessed one time that I had feelings for someone before I knew or admitted I did. Now I avoid her. I feel embarrassed.

  9. intuition, and guts and an uncanny sense of what’s going on underneath the surface, sure.
    but actually reading someone’s thoughts? i don’t think so. usually. ;)

  10. Dina it sounds like you might benefit greatly from practicing what’s called psychic protection.
    Imagine that the white light that glows from the goodness of your being surrounds you, protecting you. Your energy is your own, despite what any crackpot tries to tell you (sorry, not putting down your pal).

  11. Thanks, kashmiri. She’s not my pal either. I’ve had problems with psychic protection most of my life. I was way too open to all kinds of influences. Plus when I want to “cleanse” the light outside of me, I usual do it by opening. Closing up feels kind of unnatural. I tried to feel this girl out, she doesn’t feel particularly psychic to me, but like a detective, she seems like she has unexpected leads and can do unexpected things. I was pretty intuitive, but can’t read minds thought for thought. My intuitive friend tells me nobody can. Plus thanks for sympathizing.

  12. Well, it seems to me that the intent and effort to read thoughts is a psychic invasion akin to rape. People don’t have a right to access your “inner room” unless you invite them in. Some Scorpios might be a *little* bit good at this, but if they’re announcing it, it’s a way of intimidating and taking power. (Especially from easy marks – you might be one – you said you fear people who can read your mind and they can probably smell that a mile away.)

    In my experience, the people who are truly talented, psychic, smart, proficient at whatever thing they’re proclaiming they’ve mastered aren’t the ones going around announcing it. Even in casual mention. It’s the wannabees who want to go around showing off what little dexterity they have.

  13. She scared me profoundly and now I void her.

    Hrmm. Do I want to know what that means?

    I learned that the best way to lie a scorpio is let them all at sight. They get really confused. All that you have to do is change your mind in the critical moment.

    Ah, but the thing is, is that one knows a Gemini is going to keep changing their mind anyways, so there’s hardly any point in believing (or disbelieving) anything they say. “I’m going to join a commune of goat lovers and move to rural Iowa.” “Ok, whatever. Have a good time.” Next day: “Never mind that, those people were horrible; I’m going to join a commune of urbanite Mennonites that live in New York City and drive wagons everywhere.” “Ok, whatever. Have a good time.”

    In my experience, Scorpios probe and probe and THINK they have me figured out, creating some deep mental backstory on me, and then they spring it on me and end up being so far off the mark it’s hilarious. It might work with some people, though. They don’t intimidate me in the slightest.

    In my experience, people are always trying to create this deep complex backstory about how I’m trying to intimidate them, control them or manipulate them. It’s really pretty hilarious because that sort of thing would require that I care, and of course, I don’t. I am most likely not even paying attention, since it probably isn’t particularly important. Here today, gone tomorrow.

    Have Scorps been known to penetrate minds that far that they know our actual thoughts?

    Sometimes; this is known as ‘good guessing’. On the other hand, from my point of view, most people communicate the obvious over and over again, but in the social world we live, we’re either supposed to overlook that, or too wrapped up in ourselves to notice, or paying attention to unimportant stuff, like whether Geminis are messing with your brain. (Hint: of course they are!)

    We rarely had a conflict but he told me repeatedly (to my complete bafflement) that he thought I would be happier with someone I could fight with and guess what? ::smiles:: He was right.

    Yeah, it kinda sucks when you’re dating somebody who would be happier with someone else. Such is life.

    max
    [‘So, do we get another round of SCORPIOS R T3H 3VIL in blogland or like what?’]

  14. I meant I avoid her, Max. Deducing and getting subtle cues is fine, this means a person can often be wide of the mark of what you’re actually thinking. Good guessing isn’t precise when it comes to the material of your thoughts. When someone makes a claim they can read minds, the possibility scares me so I kind of submit to something like Murphy’s Law, they know more about it than I do so the worse/weirder circumstance is more likely. Aka, if someone says they can read minds, I don’t dismiss it as bullshit, I’m like, shit, to what extent? Is it possible to read the mind fully? Does Scorpio have the largest in on this? And of course, now I have no way to hide from this girl if the worst possible is in fact true. I don’t think we’re trashing Scorpios or thinking that they give a shit necessarily, merely inquiring into their abilities if they decide to train them on you/if they can help not doing it.

  15. max – no offense, that is happening allll the time recently, I don’t know why or what to do. :(

    No offence would be taken. I wrote the comment. I hit submit. It came back to the page with a bunch of comments added from the time I originally loaded it… and no comment from me. Huh. So I duped the page in another tab. Same as the original tab. Huh. Hit reload. No joy. Huh. Backed up in the original tab until I got back to the box with my text in it, saved the text, and then hit submit again. New page: WordPress told me I had already submitted the post.

    So, it got into the database, but wasn’t displaying. Then I posted the second comment.

    Obviosuly your DB isn’t screwed, so that’s something. Email notifications and page updates seem to be lagging (unless you did something to make that post appear) but eventually arrive. That suggests that there is a lag somewhere between DB and update process or possibly a lagging http server that isn’t flushing cache properly.

    The first thing I would do, having no idea about the specific internals of your system, would be to check uptime, load levels and free disk space on your host. High load levels indicate a runaway process or an overloaded host (go to tech support, do not pass go), a shortage of free disk space indicates you need more disk space (got to tech support, do not pass go), and a long period of uptime suggests calling tech support and asking them to kick the machine and reboot. Or at least restart the http server. If those are all fine, you then check to see if any updates have been rolled into the system between now and a point back there where you weren’t having problems. If there have been, unroll (see tech support, or undo any updates you did). If you get here, and none of the previous has fixed the problem you may have a bug. May. Depends on what you get on the previous.

    The above is generic but a start.

    What happened to the top post BTW? (Jesse in the Gym) It’s in RSS but vaporized here. I was trying to read it. :/

    Also: any clues on why everybody is dropping dead right now? I know of, amoungst various friends, of six dead people in two weeks.

    Max is nice to see you back. I was trying to figure out where you went, but you’re a bit slippery. ;) ha ha ha

    Why, thank you! I just tend to wander off. I was hectoring rich people via various economics blogs, and that sort of thing.

    Aka, if someone says they can read minds, I don’t dismiss it as bullshit, I’m like, shit, to what extent? Is it possible to read the mind fully? Does Scorpio have the largest in on this? And of course, now I have no way to hide from this girl if the worst possible is in fact true.

    People, in my experience, ‘broadcast’. So do animals and other living things. Distance limits, except in special cases, and then I can hear them from a loooonnnngggg way away, which kinda sucks. In short: vibrations! Woo. Woo. I wouldn’t know and don’t want to know how to read actual thoughts (as opposed to feelings) because that would give me a headache. On the other hand, I have sun conjunct neptune so I’m supposed to be like that.

    However: once upon a time, I was sleeping (during the day, round 2 pm) and dreaming. In this here dream I was on some kind of seabed. A brightly-lit and comfortable sea bed, excepting it was also a cave. (It was a dream.) In the ceiling of this cave were various holes, and coming down through the holes were golden (as in shiny and yellow) chains which were attached to the seabed floor. (It was a dream, right?) I decided that I really would like to breathe air again, so I started climbing up on one of the nearby chain. I climbed up through the hole.

    A brief bout of disorientation later and I was in… Chicago. I was in Chicago, in a tall office building, looking out over a lake. And I was wearing a business blouse. And a skirt. And I had tits. And I was wearing panties… at that point the lady who owned that body got very upset at someone intruding, and I was very upset about intruding, although I was interested in taking the hardware for a spin (it just popped into my head, man, er, her head… someone’s head), which was why this lady was upset, quite understandably. I managed to shock myself awake by diving back down the hole. Really an unpleasant experience (sorry, lady!). So I was stunned awake and muttering about not climbing any golden chains again, because that was really weird. Never happened again.

    Anyways, what you seem to be talking about is people invading our head. It seems to me that would be noticable and kinda weird and painful/unpleasant. So if she was doing something like that, I’m pretty sure you’d notice. I don’t think you notice at all if you were broadcasting loudly, most people don’t seem to.

    max
    [‘Doesn’t really help, does it?’]

  16. My mom is a mega Scorpio and she always seemed to be aware of how I was doing and if something was ‘up’ with me.

    I’m not saying she was ALWAYS exactly right about everything–it’s true that she could tend towards the overly protective, paranoid side on occasion but overall her hunches seemed correct about people.

    Having quite a bit of water in my chart, I am familiar with this sort of intuitive energy and don’t think it’s intimidating. However…I can see if someone said something about it in an intimidating way, (i.e. I can read your mind) or other scare-tactic sounding narrative, then that would be another thing.

    I think in general people are afraid of what they think people can detect in them. And intuition/psychic knowledge is also an unfamiliar and touchy topic to most people…but it’s getting more mainstream lately.

    I think in any dealings with people it’s important to know a person’s boundaries and what makes them uncomfortable and be respectful. Everyone has moments when they slip up and just say something dumb or rude but if we were all really careful all the time then no communication would take place, I think. That’s what I have to remind myself when I get nervous about what comes across to others.

    I operate almost exclusively on my intuition, and it is definitely confusing at times but I try to trust myself. I am practicing balancing Virgo-esque logic (something I’m supposed to be learning) to help sort of level off the influence of all the intuitive/Neptunian stuff.

    Lastly…no one knows what is really most helpful to you and/or what is in your mind better than you do. So screw ‘em.

  17. max – most the tech stuff in your comment went waaaay over my head. Here’s the part I do know.

    On the disappearing post, it went live in error (briefly) so I took it down.

    On disappearing comments, I use a spam filter and as I understand, it is driven by the collective… all the people who use the filter. It works pretty well but is sometimes aggressive for reasons I could not explain. I do know others using the same filter experience the same but all in all it’s pretty effective so I just endure these periods.
    So your comment is not disappearing, it’s going into the trash and I have to dig it out.

    I am close to the computer a lot of the time but on always so it it is possible your comment can sit in there for some hours or even days if I am really off the job but this is also rare.

    On the lag, I do not control this… but I know the mechanic on the site did set comment to delay and post in bunches to speed the loading of the site overall so there you go.

    That is everything else knows! :0

  18. I feel like I pick up on the obvious. I agree that people do ‘broadcast’ themselves most of the time and if you are observing this and noticing certain things about their behavior and the things they say, by deduction, experience and logic you can usually know what someone is thinking. I have Scorpio and Gemini and I can read people most of the time, not all of the time, like when projecting gets in the way. I would not call it reading minds, I believe that someone does have control over what they broadcast, if someone is telling you what you are thinking and they are right, I do not believe they have invaded you privacy or your head, they have simply picked up on, through your own behavior, what is going on in your head. A simple observation is all it is to me.

  19. Max I’m sorry your friends’ friends keep dying. I’ve experienced a similar thing with friends’ relatives in the past few months. They’re going down like bowling pins. :(
    Maybe it’s Pluto’s transition…though I don’t remember this happening when Pluto went into Sag.

    Thanks for being on the job all the time, Elsa. I appreciate it.

  20. You could take a metaphysical angle on the topic of whether someone can know what you’re thinking. Swedenborg and lots of spiritual writers claim that after death, you can’t hide your thoughts from others anymore. You appear exactly as you are. This sounds right to me, and I figure I should get used to it now. As a Neptunian type (with little Pluto), I love the idea of seeing CLEARLY, and being seen clearly.

    That being said, just last week, I was working closely with a Scorpio and had petty, critical thoughts about her. I hoped she wouldn’t pick up on it, but I’m pretty sure she did. The problem was mine, not hers. And because I sensed she was catching on, it helped me wake up to my own little jealousies and deal with them.

    As for whether someone can actually invade another’s mind…yikes. I guess I’ve experienced that as well, from a BF with an exact Moon-Pluto opposition. The merging part felt exhilarating, as if he could really recognize me to my core. The flip side of this was that he did seem to want to trigger me, to feed off my emotions. I didn’t comply, in fact I just couldn’t, and he moved on.

  21. Thanks, you guys. So basically the verdict is that Scorpios deduce what people broadcast, that they read feelings/are intuitive rather than read thoughts?

  22. Gemini Scorpio moon/asc here. I’m a reader and am most definitely able to discern a lot about people. I learned a while back to control that and when I read it’s very intentional. I have great boundaries and don’t walk around overloaded with information because I don’t look unless I need to know. If someone asks me to read them I can and will. If someone is approaching me for friendship or a job or some other thing that would affect me, I consider it my right to determine whether I want to associate with them and in what way. Otherwise I wait for an invitation to look very deeply.

    Some things still come across but I am very respectful of people’s right to privacy from my probing scorpio rays. :)

  23. dina-i’ve never met someone who could read thoughts word-for-word, and i don’t know that’s really possible, particularly for someone who doesn’t want to be read.

    i do readings, and i’ve consistently found that when someone specifically doesn’t want to be read by me, i get nothing. even someone who does but tends to be emotionally guarded is more difficult to read. that’s not the same as whatever people broadcast openly without thinking about it.

    i think you have no reason to fear this person, although i don’t know you’d want to hang around her, either. she doesn’t sound all that nice.

    it’s also been my experience that strong emotions are the easiest to read. so if you’re concerned when you’re around someone who you’re uncomfortable with, staying emotionally calm and centered, and visualizing a protective sheild around you that only positve energy can come through, should help.

    :)

  24. Sheila, about your comment as being killed ex post-facto (sounds so good, really ha ha ha) I have to say you, they know you will change your mind, as Mazx said, they forget you (at least evolutionary scorpio) because they know perfectly nobody is perfect. Scorpions likes to dig in your secrets and don’t respect any boundary. I have mercury at #12 house almost scorpio and I don’t respect any boundary in THAT side of my personality about other’s people thoughts, I am psychologist (oriented to psychodiagnostic) and I can tell you never ever is enough about knowing other people mind and thoughts, feelings and so on. Scorpios can read a mind? I think they can get a flavour or taste about your intentions, however read a mind as a book…may be it is a difficult thing.

  25. “Scorpions likes to dig in your secrets and don’t respect any boundary.”

    Don’t paint us all with that brush. It’s not true of me. I have very good boundaries and respect those of other people.

  26. I have Merc conjunct Neptune in Scorpio. In 2000 I thought I could actually read people’s minds & got pretty paranoid about it, went on psych meds & was told I was probably schizophrenic.

    It went away after a few years & I’m neither on meds or have that issue anymore.

  27. That’s cool, Lupa. I definitely don’t think that all Scorpios dig regardless of boundaries. What I’ve found about a Piscean friend of mine, which may be true of Scorpios is that she receives a lot about people intuitively, but she keeps it to herself. People have the choice to respect people’s boundaries through silence if they can’t block their impressions. With her, this can get annoying when I want to know and she won’t tell me.

    “If you get this guy figured out, he’s history. I have seen you do this. If you can exhaust him… if he’s got nothing left to probe and his whole psychology is revealed, well at that point you are done like dinner. You leave because there is just nothing left to interest. He is this and this and this and that’s all. That is the scope of the guy – it’s as far as he can go.”
    Elsa, when you talked about your friend who has Scorpio, it reminded me of what this girl said. She liked a certain guy because he was difficult to probe, while apparently most people are not to her (which was scary to me of course).

  28. hmmm. I don’t think anyone can read anyone else that accurately, but some can can get quite close. I think Scorpio/Pluto types are very observant and perceptive…they pick up all the clues people ‘broadcast’. I wouldn’t call this a mind reading capability though, just highly developed observation skills. Pisces/Neptune can do something similar but the approach is different. They tend to absorb the vibes coming in from all around them, they equilibrate for a while, and then a thought bubbles up. Pisces tends to be more passive too, being somewhat unable to tune this stuff out, or even oblivious that they know something ‘sensitive’ in the first place. It just flows in and they drink it up. Whereas pluto types seem to actively look for clues and analyze them rigorously – like a detective. Different approach but results appear similar.

    Gemini rising trine pluto :)

  29. Yup, you hit the nail on the head, Ana. For this reason, I consider Pisces more “psychic”/intuitive because they can’t help the true information that they are bombarded with. Scorpio definitely has the psychologist/detective side. A Scorpio that doesn’t appear psychically potent to me does probe shrewdly, but it doesn’t creep me out as much. It’s hard to tell.

    How much Pluto do you need to be a Pluto type?
    I’m a Gemini with Mercury trine Pluto and Neptune sextile Pluto.

  30. Oh Lupa please! Ok, I assume it is a generalization – I believe in personal freedom responsability and so on, However I think the scorpion forces compells to unveil hidden things, sometimes the hidden things are beyond boundaries.

  31. Hello

    On psychic protection… If you can do a one second meditation, ie flip a switch into a meditative state…then visualize that you are putting on a protective suit. zip it up so that it covers you from head to toe. visualize that the suit is full of hundreds of tiny wholes that will let your light out but will not let others darkness in. Next you quickly build your light energy inside your core and then visualize it shining outward through the tiny wholes.

    I was taught this many years ago and have used it from time to time when I have intuitively felt threatened or vulnerable to another’s dark negative energy.

    Give it a shot. I find that it works quite well.

    all the best from spinner

  32. Thanks, I usually pretend to shut my chakras down or curl up into a tight ball of mercury, all of which don’t play out that well given that maintaining clean energy requires you to cleanse and be open.

  33. max – most the tech stuff in your comment went waaaay over my head. Here’s the part I do know.

    Sorry. Uptime: amount of time the machine has been running. Minor bugs can cause a machine running for a long time to gradually clog up. Load: how active the CPU is. If the CPU is using 96% of it’s time when it’s idle, and then the machine gets hit with big network demand (lots of page views, say), the machine will start choking and stuttering and spilling your drinks. Free space (I think) is fairly obvious: if you’ve got 100 megs stored, and 1000 megs free, you’re in fine shape and fragmentation and the like shouldn’t be a problem, if the reverse were true, the machine would slow down trying to find places to write things out. (On a clear disk, you can see forever.) None of that has anything to do with your problem, I can see, but now you are edumecated.

    On the disappearing post, it went live in error (briefly) so I took it down.

    H’ok. Been hitting lots of dead entries on TT, was wondering: is it me, or is it Memorex?

    On disappearing comments, I use a spam filter and as I understand, it is driven by the collective… all the people who use the filter.

    You have a Bayesian Spam Filter. They work really well compare to older filters. Much easier to maintain.

    It works pretty well but is sometimes aggressive for reasons I could not explain.

    From the link above:
    Bayesian spam filtering is susceptible to Bayesian poisoning, a technique used by spammers in an attempt to degrade the effectiveness of spam filters that rely on Bayesian filtering. A spammer practicing Bayesian poisoning will send out emails with large amounts of legitimate text (gathered from legitimate news or literary sources). Spammer tactics include insertion of random innocuous words that are not normally associated with spam, thereby decreasing the email’s spam score, making it more likely to slip past a Bayesian spam filter. This is also a tactic used by advertising-oriented web pages, who also place ‘random word’ pages in their sites to alter the behavior of web page spiders (scripts that add sites automatically to a search engine) for search engines.

    I probably quoted too much. I am probably quoting too much here. Alas. Not worried.

    I do know others using the same filter experience the same but all in all it’s pretty effective so I just endure these periods.
    So your comment is not disappearing, it’s going into the trash and I have to dig it out.

    Aha: so you DO know what the problem is! Anyways, the filter can be reset and forced to relearn, or tweaked to make it slightly less aggressive. I expect it does not like large quoting chunks from comments higher on the list. Noted.

    I am close to the computer a lot of the time but on always so it it is possible your comment can sit in there for some hours or even days if I am really off the job but this is also rare.

    Else, hon, it’s fine. I wasn’t worried. It’s a blog, no biggie unless it make the thing not work at all.

    On the lag, I do not control this… but I know the mechanic on the site did set comment to delay and post in bunches to speed the loading of the site overall so there you go.

    It’s quite zippy. Everything is gud. Gweat. Wunnerful!

    That is everything else knows! :0

    Perhaps I have added a miniscule amount of useful info to your t-shoot, and if not, I tried!

    Max I’m sorry your friends’ friends keep dying. I’ve experienced a similar thing with friends’ relatives in the past few months. They’re going down like bowling pins. :(
    Maybe it’s Pluto’s transition…though I don’t remember this happening when Pluto went into Sag.

    Thank you! I don’t remember any such thing either. I could Mars versus Pluto or something, but Pluto doesn’t kill you. Saturn or Mars will kill you. Dunno. Odd.

    It went away after a few years & I’m neither on meds or have that issue anymore.

    Ah. I wish. But no: I’ve ‘heard’ things all my life, and pay it no never mind. If I am physically distant from people and paying no nevermind, the silence is a little odd. Otherwise, it’s just like smoke in the air; you can’t see it, but you can smell it. (‘Who farted?’)

    Apparently, most people do not experience this; no wonder they run around like maniacs all the time, blundering into people and losing the plot (or more accurately, never finding the plot in the first place). On the other hand, most people are fairly dull, so it’s not like you’re missing anything.

    max
    [‘Hi, V! Enjoying the view?’]

  34. Well I’ll be keeping this in mind….
    I’m due around Nov. 15th so I just might end up with a little Scorpion.
    It’ll be interesting since he/she has a Capricorn for a dad and an Aquarian Mom.

  35. I’m a scorpio. Most descriptions of scorpio’s personal trait correctly describe mine. I have deep sense of intution, but no one can read my mind, let alone my real motives.

  36. I don’t think it’s mind reading or “peering into someone else’s brain” per se. I think some people are just better at observation and uncovering hidden motivations than others.

    An example: I walked up to my coworker once and asked her if she was pregnant. She was – in the very early weeks — and she was also astonished that I knew. “Are you a witch?”

    Well, no. But her face had changed. Her eyes were heavy and she just looked worn down and somewhat bloated – and had looked that way for a couple of weeks. She could have easily been PMSing but The Look wasn’t going away.

    You can observe lots of things. Body language. Eye contact. Blushes. Facial expression. You can compare the way that these vary depending on who’s being addressed/spoken to.

    I don’t know. I guess there are varying levels at which someone can intuit something. Some people wouldn’t know “something is wrong” unless you hit them over the head with a brick. You could be crying sitting right next to them.

    It’s all about observation, I think, and the willingness to be focused on other people, and the desire to fit all the clues together like a puzzle and examine the reasons for the behavior.

  37. Max, if you’re still there, your dream was fascinating. I’ve always been bummed that I couldn’t experience this life through any other skin but my own (which is why I read a lot). If I could direct my dreams, though… hmm. Did you do this?

    On this topic, too, have a stellium in scorpio with pisces sun and pisces rising. I take for granted what has been written here… interesting. A few years ago, I was in a class with a co-worker where we were to choose a working group to be in for the remainder of the year after a small social gathering. My co-worker tried to get me to join his group, and was miffed when I didn’t. I had pinpointed each of the people in that group in a negative way for work, and took it for granted that he could see that too. I turned out to be right later in my details, and he treated me like I was a psychic. I just picked up on the obvious. He really regretted it too, because he had to do ALL of the work out of a group of six.

  38. Point of clarification… Scorpios don’t read minds, we have no interest in what goes on there. We read hearts and only because we need trustworthy information.

    To us it’s all about establishing a pure connection and the heart doesn’t lie. The motive isn’t to manipulate, but rather to integrate.

  39. IMHO I do not think you can speak in generalities. I don’t think it matters so much what planets are in Scorpio as what house the sun is in and aspects to it. Some people can have planets in Scorpio that give them the ability to “read minds” and not even have their sun in Scorpio. Others can have several planets in Scorpio and they are in a house or are aspected in such a way that they can’t connect with those abilities.

  40. I agree with julianwinter. I think they’re just incredibly sensitive to what’s going on and amazingly perceptive.
    I think even I could’ve told you that you’d be happy with somebody you can fight with :-D

  41. I’ve got my Mercury, Mars, and Pluto in Scorpio. I also have Neptune in the 1st house and I really think I pick up energy. Lots of vibes. I’ve always hated crowds (also have a 12th house Sun haha) because it’s just too much energy. I can be in a perfectly good mood but the minute someone comes around with all their vibes, with that fake happy face on… I’m outta there. I just don’t like when people think that I’m always trying to read their minds… I’m not, I just get the energy. Trust me, maybe I dislike it just as much as you do. :)

  42. YES, a Scorpio can read your mind. A true Scorpio can read anything. I did it today multiple times and freaked my brothers friends out.(who I don’t know) I told them who they were, what they been through, secrets and the future. I also read there Auras, yup I freaked them out. I was right on the button. =)

  43. wow….. love this topic , even though it’s been posted before. In my experience , I agree with wyrdling & julianwinter…. it’s more of a gut feeling , not actually seeing the words.

    “The only sign that can beat a Scorpio at their game is a Pisces.” Hmmm…. only if the Scorpio is indeed playing games.

  44. What Glenn said. BTW, I have lots of Scorpio and my favorite story is when I predicted my best friend was pregnant. Let’s see her breasts were bigger than usual and they were not boob job perfect hmnnn pregnant!!! Maybe we Scorpios just pay a little more attention to what we see, hear, feel, etc. Throw in a dash of intuition/insight and voila!!

  45. “The only sign that can beat a Scorpio at their game is a Pisces.”

    hmmmm, I’ve got Scorp Moon/Rising (throw in Neptune) in the first trining my stellium in Pisces…

    Does that mean I beat myself at my own game?? :-)

  46. Can I tell y’all how much this made me laugh with the truth of it?

    ‘one knows a Gemini is going to keep changing their mind anyways, so there’s hardly any point in believing (or disbelieving) anything they say. “I’m going to join a commune of goat lovers and move to rural Iowa.” “Ok, whatever. Have a good time.” Next day: “Never mind that, those people were horrible; I’m going to join a commune of urbanite Mennonites that live in New York City and drive wagons everywhere.” “Ok, whatever. Have a good time.”’

    Hysterical.

  47. i only pay close attention to what the radio’s picking up where self-defense/protection is concerned. before someone’s finished thinking about how they’re going to come at me, with whatever, i’m gone and they’re spitting into the wind or chasing vapor trails. unless i’m really bored and need to send a message, then i’ll pull out the red cape and play matador until they get tired of a red cape being whipped against their ass each time by.

    the vampirey, parlor game-like “i can read your mind” is boring and, in the wrong hands, invasive and manipulative. that’s toxic; move away from the fumes.

    i have always received a lot of information about people in dreams. sometimes more than i think i want to know. it’s always on-target. it’s also come in very handy, having saved me a lot of time and anguish.

    i have “used” it only once, with someone who had it in for me. i had a dream about the person and casually brought it up. “ya know, i had the most interesting dream about you last night.” (i confess to taking some delight in watching this person’s eyes change as i relayed the dream in great detail.) but from then on i was not fucked with and was given wide berth, as in left alone, which was really all i wanted.

  48. I agree with anyone who has said “people broadcast”. A whole LOT of people do. I have to say I don’t always especially want to know, but what can you do?

    Any person who outright declares such a thing is trying to intimidate and “power over”. I don’t really know what the original writer meant by “voiding” them but you certainly CAN block such a thing if you want to. It’s quite possible to shield your thoughts. Someone way up there advised reading up on psychic protection and I agree that this is not a bad idea if you are bothered.

    In the board discussion about astrological indicators of psychic ability, I mentioned an incident where I DID actually sense someone picking through my brain. As I can be mildly telepathic at times I basically loudly blasted “FUCKING STOP THAT” at him and he was very startled. He probably did things like that all the time without people even noticing. A lot of people just aren’t that aware.

    My husband is super psychical (Scorpio Asc, Neptune rising) and totally reads me all the time, but it doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I really appreciate it because he has my best interests at heart, always, and can tell me some pretty useful stuffs :).

  49. I’d like to think it’s not so much reading the minds of others, but reading their process. For me, it’s not so much telepathy as it is really getting to understand why people do the things they do, and taking an educated Scorpio guess about their behavior or potential behaviors…

  50. Max, thank you. I can’t believe you still have the strength and the eloquence to say it nicely. I’d personally love to have someone like you (or any mature scorpio) around. Sounds like you provide a lot of insights and a lot of solace to many people. I find that inspiring as hell, and I’m not one bit scared someone will “read my mind” and find out what episode of Friends I watched last night.

  51. One thing about husband I forgot to mention is that he always seems to know who is basically decent and who is not, sometimes at the instant he meets them. I have been close to several Scorp rising individuals and they were all like that. I don’t know if they’re reading energy or simply more attuned to body language, facial tics, and so on, but I have seen it many times.

  52. I think it is the “reading of temperature”.

    “Disagree with that. Anyone can beat Scorpio at their game once they know how.” – Have to agree with Elsa on this one… been around TOO many to know. It’s fun though… me being a double Sag and all…

  53. I don’t think I can read minds, but I can read motivations..sense feelings…know intuitively when someone’s manipulating or covering up the truth..or just plain hurting. It’s like a guage that’s just built in I guess. Gemini sun in 8th with aspects to Pluto, and a Scorpio moon. I have used this energy for ill before, mostly because I felt threatened, and I let my observations out willy nilly as an act of self-defense. Since that can backfire on me I find I have to be very careful. On the other hand, I’ve come to appreciate this energy as a real gift. There are times when someone says something—but the tone of their voice doesn’t match what they’re communicating, and I almost always sense what the real truth is. Sometimes I have to let go and just trust that the truth will come out, regardless of what I know inside. And there are times with close ones when I know intuitively how to steer a tough conversation based on this inner knowing. But who do you admit that to? I’m so glad there are others like me!

  54. This is a very interesting topic. One of my favorite questions to ask anyone is “If you could have ONE super power, what would it be?” More often than not people, regardless of sign, answer with mind reading. And my question to that is, “do you REALLY want to know what every jerk out there is thinking?” I’m Scorpio sun, Cancer moon and rising, I think it would be cool to be a healer.

    I’m a hard-core water sign (moon and Jupiter in 12th house Cancer, plus a packed 4th house in Libra/Scorpio) and operate pretty much on an emotional, intuitive operating system. I’m very receptive to vibes, mood, body language…I’m a sensitive antenna for other people’s broadcasts. The techniques are not comeplex and in the interest of protecting my fellow Scorpio’s tricks of the trade I’d rather not articulate some of the techniques that come naturally to us. Yes Scorpios are intuitive and sensitive, detective psychotherapists that look at human behavior like an erratic puzzle, but our abilities really depend on the person we are trying to read. I can intuit things from people I interact with and not think much of it, but with intimates, it’s spooky. I can feel feelings for people who are not as emotionally aware and foresee how they will react. It’s a fine line to toe because sometimes just because you know something doesn’t mean it’s any of your business. Is it helpful or hurtful, that kind of thing. I took a page from the Joni Mitchell playbook who talked about being painfully sensitive until she learned how to put psychic barriers in place as a measure of protecting herself and I’ve found it very helpful. I feel more like me and more attune than ever before, like a natural evolution of what I’m living in my chart. So being just as receptive, but hanging back gives more power to my gift. It’s stronger because it’s discerning.

  55. Hi All,
    I’m a Pisces Chick & having had several relationships with Scorpio Men, I think I can say that I believe this comment to be true =)
    But BECAUSE I’m a Pisces, I know it’s never such a great idea to reveal this fact to any Scorp…
    Best to just watch them watching!

  56. Neptune/Scorp. Rising – I can sense lots of things. It runs like some kind of sonar, and often it’s pretty clear information in terms of people. I got up and left a party a few months ago because of what I was picking up, and that’s an extreme example of using it concretely. It can be pronounced, but I wouldn’t say mind reading at all. More like, I smell a rat (or a rose) and if things don’t fit/match up, I can get very nervous until I clarify.

    One thing for sure- I’m trying to learn not to second-guess the sense. I’m usually right on, and when I can actually feel my body relaxing in response to something/somebody, it’s going to be a winner.

    Sure doesn’t feel like playing games to me, either. Although, maybe it would not be a bad idea to learn to work it, instead of just reacting to what the old receiver picks up.

  57. I agree with Patrice:

    “Maybe we Scorpios just pay a little more attention to what we see, hear, feel, etc. Throw in a dash of intuition/insight and voila!!”

    We are good at details, like detectives.

    (Sun in Scorpio, Moon in Pisces)

  58. i doubt it. i have an ex-bf who is a scorpio and he cannot read my mind. that frustrates him because he keeps asking “what are you thinking?” then i just smile and tell him to read my mind. i am pretty much aware that he has the ability to make me feel that i am naked, but that doesn’t mean he can read my thoughts exactly. how fun it is to play mind games with him. perhaps, my intuition as a crab gives me an ability to do the same as him.

  59. Hey ann,
    Maybe this is some Thing that water signs just do around each other? We are all intuitive & have the ability to scope each other. I really dig that =) Nice to have someone in the park who can play the way you do, so to speak. Also, I don’t think anyone needs to be afraid of this trait- it’s not exactly like thoughts are read literally, I guess it’s a way of putting 2 & 2 together, picking up on non verbal cues & cashing in on your gut instinct? & I’ll just add that I love the way they really can make you feel naked (IF they choose!)=) Woo Hoo! LOL

  60. @ mckenna- i also have a way of making people feel naked around me, thats why i always meet people who would be so weirdly open about their personal stuff. i got used to it. as with my scorpio bf, i got this feeling that he takes pride of that ability of his and i sort of challenged it secretly. if he has the ability to make me feel naked; then i have the ability to make him feel powerless. oh boy, i enjoy it so much seeing him raised eyebrows. he thinks that only because his intuition is superb, it is not penetrable. guess what, it is easy to read scorpio’s mind that is, if you do not focus on the mind but on the feeling.

  61. Autumn @ 65:Max, thank you. I can’t believe you still have the strength and the eloquence to say it nicely. I’d personally love to have someone like you (or any mature scorpio) around. Sounds like you provide a lot of insights and a lot of solace to many people. I find that inspiring as hell, and I’m not one bit scared someone will “read my mind” and find out what episode of Friends I watched last night.

    I’m not sure what I said except that nothing I said way back there in 2008 (has it been that long?) was very difficult to say. I’ll just say that I am, like everyone else, just here trucking, saying things I think need to be said and maybe I’m right and maybe I’m not but those that need it will get it. And those that don’t need it won’t care.

    So there ya go. Thanks for the compliments though!

    max
    [‘I need to get this blog into my feedreader!’]

  62. Always good to see you. Hope you’re well.

    I’m wellish… now. Good to see you as well.

    max
    [‘Hopefully I’ll be around more in the future.’]

  63. I’ve got the blog back in my feed now, finally. I lost them all in the big crash.

    Sorry to hear re: the other.

    Eh. My solar return from last year has Pluto in the 12th. Ouch. The hospital was ok though. The big crash wasn’t but I survived it. The solar return is almost over now anyways, and the next year’s SR is starting to kick in (going by the 90 day rule) so hopefully the next one will be better.

    max
    [‘Hopefully.’]

  64. I have a stellium of 4 personal planets (Sun, Merc. Venus, Mars) in the eighth house in trine with the Moon in a less than one degree conjunction to Pluto and I can read minds, among other things. I also have a Gemini Asc.

  65. I don’t think we can really read their exact thoughts.

    But we pick up tells, clues, subconcious communication and run it with our patterns and intuition or something similar to this process, to notice things about other people. I think I have a good ability to have a fairly accurate idea on the past, intentions and underlying motives of people.

    I’m not sure if its the same with other scorpios. But looking for trends and patterns on other people and other situations, allows for a much-quicker interpretation of how the person or situation is or is going to turn out. So when we notice something that fits some trend or pattern that we have figured out previously, we automatically know that this means X or Y. So this could be a reason why we know ALOT about people very quickly and know what they’re about?

  66. I am a scorpio and I can be deep into reading a book and sense a spider on the wall, I can sense peoples emotions and their thoughts, I know when people are following me. But these “powers” arent what they are cracked up to be I usually have dark energy surrounding me, I dont take well to suprise or secrets, I am sad and angry and I sense things I dont want to know I have depression and my sister who is training to become a nurse is disguisted by me. The scorpio sign is a very powerful and very dangerous sign not one to be desired. The scorpion is sometimes used as a sign of satan (enemy who destroys). I am not a satan worshiper. I believe in and love God (Catholic) but scorpio’s can be cunning and evil. But they are can be just as good as they would be evil though but it takes alot of strength to resist evil.

  67. scorpio sun, moon, venus, mercury and jupiter here. NO DOUBT about it, i can sense what people think and feel about me and one of the reason i keep myself under the radar is because these thoughts are distracting as hell! especially with advances from guys, i can sense their attraction (and validated later on) to the point where i wish no body acts that way. People underestimate me i think and that’s the way i like it.

    The ability to ‘sense’ people is distracting, i can’t get anything done. I wish i could live where no one bother me. :)e

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