I’ve been called lots of things, but if pressed to make a top five you would see succinct, pithy, laconic, the occasional terse. One smart ass decided I was breviloquent even.
These are all expressions of my Mercury in Scorpio. I’m going to skip a bunch of the usual crap about how Mercury in Scorpio is probing, how their words have the power to hurt or heal, how they have a mind for occult subjects and solving mysteries…blah, blah, blah and get to my point. Mercury in Scorpio doesn’t particularly want to talk to you.
This doesn’t mean they don’t desire to communicate with you. On the contrary, Mercury in Scorpio is a master of wordless communication. This watery mercury is adept at reading vibes and returning the message with subtle facial expressions and body language. I have even known a few that can encode secret transmissions in pheromones. If you have this placement you probably enjoyed the movie Inception but were puzzled as to why they had to be asleep to do it.
So, to people who operate mainly on the chit-chat channel, this comes across as dead air. But for those who like to tune in to a wider range of frequencies, Mercury in Scorpio offers some rich programming.
Pictured: Buster Keaton with his Mercury in Scorpio