to home

Vol. III: Astro-Rayology
Table of Contents

Tapestry of the Gods
Volume III
by Michael D. Robbins

in progress

Interpretations of Famous People by Ray, Sign and Life Emphasis
With Explanations of All Astrological and Rayological Elements

Michael Robbins Homepage
hosted on MAKARA

Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury in Scorpio or Mercury in Relation to Scorpio

Evolutionary Mantram of the Sign Scorpio:
“And the Word said: Let maya flourish and deception rule”.

Spiritual Mantram of the Sign Scorpio:
“Warrior I am, and from the battle I emerge triumphant”.

Quotations from Esoteric Astrology, relevant to the meaning of Mercury in relation to Scorpio.

1. Mercury in Relation to Scorpio—Releasing the Mind into Full Governing Activity:

In Scorpio the mind is released into full governing activity. This release takes place in two stages:
Stage 1 - Wherein the intellect becomes dominant and powerful and controls eventually the emotional nature.
Stage 2 - Wherein the intellect is illumined by the light of the soul. The emphasis is laid upon the struggle of the personality to release itself from the grip of lower desire in the first case, and in the second to release itself from the surrounding world glamour which is revealed when soul light is thrown into it, via the reflecting and illumined mind. In Stage 1, the power of the trained reasoning and rationalizing mind is called into activity by the soul; in the other, the illumination of the soul must pour into the mind and is then reflected, like a searchlight, onto the astral plane. This takes place upon the Probationary Path and is called the experience of the disciple in the depths of the valleys. (EA 180)

2. Mercury in Relation to Scorpio—Powers of the Mind Developed and Tested:

“…the power of the mind, having been developed, tested and found true in the sign Scorpio...” (EA 192)

3. Suggesting Mercury in Relation to Scorpio—Illumination and Soul Light:

Scorpio Illumination the soul triumphs. Experience in Taurus consummated. Astral glamour dissipated. Soul light pours in. The path of Discipleship. The Disciple.” (EA 228)

4. Mercury in Relation to Scorpio (and Gemini)—Placing the Soul within the Form in the Place of Power:

The influence of Mercury as it relates Scorpio and Gemini is to inaugurate that final stage in consciousness which will place the soul within the form surely in the place of power, swinging the earlier achieved balance and control definitely into the realm of the soul. It is this which, in the Scorpio experience, produces the terrific experience of the disciple and which, at this time, is one of the predisposing causes of the present world conflict.” (EA 360)




Specific Expression of Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury in Scorpio for the Average of Undeveloped Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Scorpio—Secrecy, coversion.

2. Mercury in Scorpio—Treachery, deception, under-handedness.

3. Mercury in Scorpio—Mental conflict.

4. Mercury in Scorpio—Sarcasm, biting, the “sting” of the Scorpion through word and speech.

5. Mercury in Scorpio—Mental negativity, looking on the “dark side” of things.

6. Mercury in Scorpio—Mental cruelty.

7. Mercury in Scorpio—Laconic in speech.

8. Mercury in Scorpio--Depression

Mercury in Scorpio for the Advanced Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Scorpio—A mind responsive to the will; mental persistence and endurance.

2. Mercury in Scorpio—Emotional control emanating from the mind.

3. Mercury in Scorpio—Research, investigation, penetration.

4. Mercury in Scorpio—The unvarnished truth.

5. Mercury in Scorpio—The ability to dig for the truth.

6. Mercury in Scorpio—The power to hold silence.

7. Mercury in Scorpio—Fighting in the world of ideas.

8. Mercury in Scorpio—Destroying through word and speech.

9. Mercury in Scorpio—Psychological, mind.

10. Mercury in Scorpio—Fearlessly able to think about and talk about the unpleasant things.

11. Mercury in Scorpio—Inclines to the interpretation of life in terms of eliminating obstacles.

Mercury in Scorpio for the Disciple or Initiate
(The usual exoteric and psychological interpretations are purposely not here emphasized).

1. Mercury in Scorpio—Ruler of the Fourth Creative Hierarchy (the Human). Cf. Esoteric Astrology, p. 34-35.

2. Mercury in Scorpio—Conveying the power of Mantrikashakti. Ibid.

3. Mercury in Scorpio—The Spirit (Human Monad) descends into ‘Hell’ (Scorpio) through sacrifice.

4. Mercury in Scorpio—The power of the fourth ray strongly accentuated: Mercury R4 and Scorpio R4.

5. Mercury in Scorpio—Shedding the light which shines in the depths.

6. Mercury in Scorpio—The thought process ferrets-out all subterranean obstacles to transformation. Hence psycho-analytic mind, or exorcistic mind. As well ‘detective’s mind’, applied in its occult connotation.

7. Mercury in Scorpio—Intuitive illumination upon the Mysteries of Initiation. In general, the mind used to unveil and reveal mysteries.

8. Mercury in Scorpio—The mind which unifies the conflicting ‘Dualities’ (only, of course, after the conflict has been intensified. We have Mercury the “Star of Conflict expressing through the sign in which the ‘Dualities’ “fight to the death”.

9. Mercury in Scorpio—Intuitions which reveal the Way of Sublimation, the way which transcends the battle between the warring poles.

10. Mercury in Scorpio—Intuitions reveal essences.

11. Mercury in Scorpio—In Scorpio the mind is empowered, as discussed above, EA 180. This must be especially so when Mercury is placed in this sign.

12. Mercury in Scorpio—The release of the intuition arising from successful alchemical transformation. After the “death of the personality” (beginning with the second initiation) one can truly think.

13. Mercury in Scorpio—The intuition which brings all that is hidden to light, whether in the psyche, in science or society, etc. The light which brings all into the “Light of Day” (the kind of “Light” associated with the sign Scorpio cf. EA, p. 330.)

14. Mercury in Scorpio—Hence, the mental ability to bring light to the darkest places whether in self or others.

15. Mercury in Scorpio—Hence, ‘Occult Mind’. The planet of Occultism, Uranus, is exalted in this sign, and Uranus is said to be the “higher octave” of Mercury.

16. Mercury in Scorpio—The soul/personality dialogue relates to the theme of what factors within the personality must ‘die’ if the soul is to ‘live’.

17. Mercury in Scorpio—The messages borne from soul thus relate to necessary eradications.

18. Mercury in Scorpio—The uncompromising Word of the Soul demanding sacrifice; the “Word of Death”. Let us bear in mind that the Law of Sacrifice is ruled by R4, and hence must have a strong resonance to both Mercury and Scorpio (especially when combined). The Monad, from one perspective, can be considered a “Lord of Persevering, Ceaseless Devotion”, coming forth upon a sacrificial mission of redemption. Both Venus and Mercury are sacrificially related to the Earth.

19. Mercury in Scorpio—The mental process which can reveal all obstacles to the bridging process; the mind which penetrates into the secret and unknown areas, including those areas of consciousness associated with the bridging process; transmutation must always precede successful bridging.

20. Mercury in Scorpio—The mental process relating to the rising of Kundalini. Mercury is often associated with the center at the base of the spine; Mercury is the Caduceus; Scorpio is always associated with the “Serpent” and the “Serpent Fire”. The rising of Kundalini is a purgation, a burning ground (and an ultimate synthesis over which Mercury also rules). Kundalini is activated by thought, and this activation originates within the ajna center, and is directed therefrom. Mercury rules the ajna center at advanced stages.

21. Mercury in Scorpio—The soul/personality dialogue centers upon the demand of the soul for necessary detachments and eradications, and the willingness or non-willingness of the personality to comply.

22. Mercury in Scorpio—The soul/personality conflict generated by increased soul/personality communication centers around the issue of whether the personality will sacrifice that which the intuition indicates must be sacrificed so the soul may be victorious and dominate.

23. Mercury in Scorpio—The mind as the slayer of (the ‘serpent’ of) illusion.

24. Mercury in Scorpio—Truth as ‘destroyer’.

25. Mercury in Scorpio—In the Antahkarana Process, the capacity to build a very intense “point of tension” prior to visualization and projection.

26. Mercury in Scorpio—In the process of Concentration, Meditation, Contemplation, Illumination, Inspiration, Initiation, Identification Mercury in Scorpio would be associated, especially, with Illumination.

27. Mercury in Scorpio—Depth of capacity for “Spiritual Reading”; decoding the encrypted ‘messages of Nature’.

28. Mercury in Scorpio—The mind as a consecrated ‘triadal tool’ in the wielding of the Law of Repulse. See Esoteric Psychology II, under Laws of the Soul, around the 160’s. The Law of Repulse is possible only for those who are mentally polarized. This Law of the Soul is the first of three Laws originating from the Spiritual Triad.

29. Mercury in Scorpio—The servant of the buddhic plane. Both Mercury (R4) and Scorpio (R4) are resonantly related to the plane of intuition, the buddhi plane (plane #4).

30. Mercury in Scorpio—The mind which discriminates between the ‘living’ and the ‘dead’. Spiritual ‘pathology’. Real Life only begins upon the buddhic plane (the first cosmic ether).

31. Mercury in Scorpio—Special capacity for building the second part of the Antahkarana that which unites the mental unit with the buddhic plane.

32. Mercury in Scorpio—Capacity to shed the light of mind into the field of glamour, hence very useful in the destruction of glamour.


Individuals with Mercury in Scorpio

John Adams
William Blake
Andrew Carnegie
Benvenuto Cellini
Winston Churchill
Aleister Crowley
Nicholas Culpeper
Walt Disney
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Michel Gauquelin
Paul Joseph Goebbels
Billy Graham
Werner Heisenberg
Heinrich Himmler
Edwin Hubble
Pope John XXIII
Marc Edmund Jones
John Keats
Timothy Leary
Bruce Lee
John Lennon
Bela Lugosi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Emily Post
Dr. Francis Regardie
Theodore Roosevelt
Carl Sagan
Jonas Salk
Oscar Wilde
Duchess of York

Astrological Interpretations
by Michael D. Robbins

commentary and projects
by Michael D. Robbins

to the University of the Seven Rays 

to home
updated February 2008