Mercury in Scorpio, the sexy power of the Mind

Sex, power, control, Death, obsessive minds Mercury in Scorpio

Mercury is in Scorpio Nov 5 until November 24 when synchronistically, Mars the ruler of Scorpio leaves that sign. So during that 19 day period our minds and our desires on one thing and one thing only SEX. Also money, power, control, secrets, death, jealousy and big transforative emotional tsunammi’s and shadow work time.

I hate to mention it but the Travis Scott Astroworld concert where 8 people died as the crowds crushed forwards plus laced drugs being handed out occurred as Mercury entered Scorpio on November 5.

Fast-tracking Mercury is in Scorpio approximately once every year.

Mercury, in Scorpio communicates its needs for sex, power, wealth and control issues. The big essentials. They may be able to do this subtly and almost secretively. Stalking is a Scorpio thing. The trickster planet in Scorpio sexting, setting up to ghost people, revenge porn and the like obsessive messaging we can’t let go of,but need to.

 Sex, power and control issues are hotter than hot topics with women speaking out about being raped, sexually abused and assaulted, abortion too. It is women’s life under a shadowy, power-hungry Patriarchal world where men have dominated women sexually for thousands of years. This is not a secret anymore.

Of course if you have Mercury in Scorpio this transit is your Mercury Return but Mercury will be the Big black Light illuminating The Underworld for all Scorpio planet placments in everyone’s charts. This means you can illuminate your own shadows and especially potent in Scorpio season.


Nov. 10 Mercury squares SATURN in AQUARIUS and Mars squares Saturn too

This is a heavy day of breakthroughs and anger management.

No. 11 REMEMBRANCE DAY Mercury inconjuncts Chiron-

this is a perfect symbol of remembering the wounded soldiers, Aries is the military ruled by Mars now in Scorpio. Also a day of wounded mental fatigue and feeling that splinter in your mind throbbing.

Nov. 20 Mercury square Jupiter

this can be a good day in finance and for breaking out of old routines and mental obsessions.

Nov. 21 Mercury sextile PLUTO

this is also a big power player game. Make your move now.


Tantric sexuality is a very Mercury in Scorpio issue. This is not a current fad. It’s an ancient spiritual tradition requiring much yogic and meditation practice. Tantric sex is healing and unites lovers as one physically sexually emotionally and spiritually.

 Dark Minds- Black Ops- Obsessions- Death- Rebirth

We can more easily connect with our own soul’s desires, our psyches and get laser-like insights into our own and other people’s natures.  More sexual secrets will out. 

 Mercury is the MAGICIAN – in the Tarot – thoughts are magic. Mercury is also known as the TRICKSTER indicating how our minds can play tricks on us. It is also the ruler of thieves and merchants. 

 This powerful mental energy is very focussed and can be used to transform many old emotional blocks be they sexual, poverty, abundance mentality and abundance, power or lack of it and control issues.

 Mercury in Scorpio governs depth psychology, detective work and deep analysis. Good time to do deep excavation in your shadows. Surgeons and people who need very exacting skills need Mercury in Scorpio. This would be an excellent time to get a surgery done. Scorpio governs the reproductive organs, any issues you may have in these areas require your attention and will be exacerbated while Mercury and especially Mars is in Scorpio.

This is an underlying soul mate energy as the 8th sign/House association also symbolizes transforming into “the other.” 

Yes, there will be big power struggles over finances banking and underhanded dealings money laundering and scandals. Politically and economically this can be a fast little roller coaster of changes of CEO’s and heads of state and policies at this time.

 People born with Mercury in Scorpio have a very insightful, deep analysis of the world. They can be mesmerizing speakers. Mercury in Scorpio is like a film noir characteristic.

 Scorpio is a fixed sign of phenomenal willpower. If know that you are walking your souls’ path you should be able to create what you want. “Do what thou wilt and harm none.” Is the whole of the Law. Scorpio energy at its darkest uses, abuses, rapes, torture, puts fear into others, manipulates, and plays with S & M. These topics are already hot and getting hotter.

Be careful not to fall under the spell of any ruthless manipulators at this time. Be carefull not to unconsciously sting others or yourself. Use this time for deep inner transformation in yourself and any relationships with power imbalances. Rise like the Phoenix. 

S & M is a Scorpio thing. I do not believe it is a healthy choice. Pain is not love. Better go get some deep psychoanalysis and transpersonal healing of your own pain and not inflict it on others or yourself. 


Scorpio magnifies all your feelings and thoughts so be careful of getting gobbled up by demons, your own or the very real demonic forces that exist everywhere around us.  Suicidal thoughts and rates may higher. If you feel suicidal please call a suicide hotline and get hep ASAP. Do not keep your pain and shame a secret any longer. to resolve your pain and transmute it and become stronger.

 Famous peeps with Mercury in Scorpio

KIM KARDASHIAN of course. Sex money power. She is just learning to be more secretive.


Hilary Clinton, Prince Charles-did yoou hear his speech at the Climate Conference in Scotland- watch it and weep, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandi, Condoleeza Rice, David Cameron, Theodore Roosevelt, 


John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, Katy Perry, Rapper Eminem,-Miley Cyrus, Drake, Snoop Dog, Puff Daddy, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Usher, Lorde, Keith Urban, Julie Andrews, 

 ACTORS and Directors

Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Tyra Banks- model. Viggo Mortenson, Demi Moore, Julia Roberts, Jodi Foster,  Ryan Gosling, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Grace Kelly, Bruce Lee, Charles Bronson, Kim Bassinger, Julianne Moore, RuPaul, John Malkovitch, Owen Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Scorsese- film director, Josh Hutcherson,  Mark Ruffalo, Raven-Symone, 


Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Oscar Pistorius, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, 

 ARTISTS and writers

 Pablo Picasso,  Arthur Rimbaud, Walt Disney, Oscar Wilde, Sylvia Plath,  Eugène Ionesco, Mark Twain, Seth MacFarlane, 

OCCULTISTS and spiritualists

Aleister Crowley, Deepak Chopra,  

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Joni Mitchell Astrology

JONI MITCHELL, the 71 year old famed singer songwriter of Woodstock and hundreds of other tunes was rushed to hospital March 31 2015 after a 911 call to her home. Apparently she is better at the moment. Joni Mitchell has always been one of my favourite women singers and songwriters. She has led the way for the entire 60’s generation and  all other modern women songwriter who write very personal lyrics. Joni always marched to her own drummer, she was never sold out, she was true to herself. Yes she has been a heavy smoker all these years and apparently has Morgellan’s disease. In Toronto last year for her pre-70th birthday she came our of retirement to sing. 

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So lets look at Joni’s chart to see whats going on with her.

Joni Mitchell born November 7 1943,  10:00 pm Fort Macleod Alberta Canada. 

Joni MItchell health Astrology by Tara Greene

JONI is deep, intense soulful double Scorpio Sun with Mercury conjunct to her natal Sun in the 5th house of creativity, love affairs, self-expression and power. Mercury governs communications and the lungs.Her songs have always come from a very deep, very wise old soul perspective.

Joni’s Moon is in very sensitive, spiritual, emotional, creative sign of PISCES and it is perched atop her wordly fame position the 10th house. Her passionate soul revelation is what have made her world-famous.  “Love is touching soul’s” “We are stardust”  “I could drink a case of you, darling.” are very PISCES lyrics. 

JONI has a Venus in Virgo, Neptune in Libra conjunction opposite to her Moon in her 4th house of privacy, roots, foundation, emotional-security.  Joni is a naturally gifted talented super creative artist, she is also an excellent painter. Deeply romantic, a dreamer and poet, a bard, she is an addicted type of personality, she yearns for that soul merge. Venus in Virgo makes her very disciplined, a hard working perfectionist, critical, grounded, humble and shows underlying health issues. Neptune in Libra makes her highly romantic, a lady of grace, beauty and harmony. Her need for the beloved is channelled through her  cigarette smokinh which she had done since she was eight years old.

JONI also has four planets in GEMINI giving her a dual enquiring nature. She is quite androgynous. and childlike and her mind is very versatile.  Uranus is Retrograde in the 11th house. She is truly Aquarian- the song Woodstock was the anthem for the 60’s generation and she wasn’t even there. She art directed and produced every one of her many albums. Gemini rules the lungs and she is vulnerable here. 

Joni has a very unusual configuration. MARS Retrograde conjunct to Saturn  Retrograde in the 12th house of the Unconscious, karma, self-undoing and privacy. This formation shows a past life of being a man and of coming into this life to finish all karmic contracts with males, father figures, authorities and to express her own individuality. Saturn rules polio which Joni had as a child and recovered from. Gemini rules the lungs and this can also show up as weak lungs or health issues related to her lungs. The two planets are also conjunct to Asteroid Vesta which brings focus, dedication and craft to her writing, communicating and story telling abilities. 

JONI has a CANCER Ascendant and Ceres the Great Mother in her 12th house. Deep down she is very loyal to her roots, her family, her land, she never gave up her Canadian citizenship and maintains a huge piece of land in British Columbia which she often stays on. She had her daughter when married very young and gave her up for adoption to pursue her musical career. She reunited with her daughter and grand child in the past few years.

Joni has lots of LEO star power. PLUTO, symbol of the Soul and the Unconscious is conjunct the NORTH NODE in Leo in her 2nd house of resources, self-esteem and values. This is also a very powerful signature of someone who came into her life  to embody and knowing in her heart what her soul needed to do first and foremost. Joni also has LILITH conjunct to Jupiter in the sign of the Queen, strength, courage, daring, open-hearted self-expression. She wrote of her own love-affairs, her heart stories in all of her songs. She has embodied Lilith’s independent no compromise energy throughout her life. 

Joni has Chiron in Virgo in her 3rd house. She communicates, analyzes and speaks from her wounds in how she writes, paints and creates, this is her greatest vulnerability, her strength and is what heals her. 

She has JUNO in Capricorn in the 7th house. Her feminine genius is what shines in the world. Her craft, her discipline, her hard work, have all made her a star. 

Her SOUTH NODE in Aquarius at 11 degrees in the 8th house. Aquarian freedom is her resource and her ever evolving intellectual transformation is what fuels her. 

In Numerology Joni is a #17/8/ The STAR is her personality Aquarius, so fitting. And a soul number 8. An Eternal infinite soul, strength, power, karma.

So what’s happening with Joni’s health?

Astrologers were the original physicians from thousands of years ago in India. I am not a certified medical astrologer but will give you what I know of in diagnosing Joni’s present transits to give a prediction on her health.

CHIRON, the wounded healer has been opposite her natal Chiron in Virgo for a while now. This has been coming to a head. Neptune is squaring her natal Uranus in Gemini with Saturn Retrograde also opposite in Sagittarius. This is a difficult transit for Joni. Her present emergency may be caused by medication she is taking or her past addictions { smoking, Neptune}. It may be difficult for them to figure out a clear diagnosis as well.

transmitting Jupiter is conjunct Joni’s North Node, Jupiter is still Retrograde and this can exacerbate any heart or circulation related issues. Jupiter is also squaring Joni’s SUN, her vitality and her Mercury in Scorpio which rules the lungs and her I.C. and 12th house. This could be very serious. Jupiter can be too much of a good thing, excessive anything can throw one’s health off. Jupiter is moving very slowly now about to turn Direct on April 8.

PLUTO and Uranus are squaring her Ascendent/Descendent. Joni  is being hammered to let go and transform her life as we all are. Uranus and Pluto in conjunction were the planets which created the 60’s revolution they met in the middle degrees of Virgo where Joni’s natal Chiron is situated. Neptune is moving up to oppose her natal Chiron indicating her health issues may not improve for awhile. This is a spiritual call from illness to transcend.

The recent Total Solar eclipse at 29 degrees Pisces on March 20 is conjunct to her Natal Moon in Pisces and square her natal Saturn both which can indicate ill trials and tests.

Joni will have her best year in 12 as Jupiter turns direct right on her North Node in Leo next week at 12 degrees + Leo and then crossed her natal Jupiter in July of 2015. This usually brings increased strength, vitalityand resiliency. Jupiter will square her Uranus in Gemini in September from VIRGO making her health erratic. Jupiter will then will cross her natal Chiron in October of 2015 which can bring better health but can also make it worse. JUPITER will also square her MARS and SATURN in Gemini in November and December 2015 and throughout most of 2016. This doesn’t look like things will be so easy for Joni. 

Joni’s health is also in danger as Saturn re-enters Sagittarius and squares her Natal Chiron at the end of this year and into 2016.

I send JONI all my best blessings as do her millions of fans for her health and long happy life.

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BLURRED LINES, other songs,Astrology by Tara Greene

Nov 19 Libra Moon squares Mars in Capricorn – more Grand Cardinal Cross stress!

Libra Moon sextiles Jupiter @ 6:25 am PST this is a big I GOTTA FEELING feeling

 then MOON goes VOID OF COURSE all day.

Try to chill its been very intense.

It’s easy in Toronto its Friggin too cold already- -6 Celsius around 18 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Moon enters SCORPIO @ 9:31 pm PDT /Nov 20 @ 12:31 am EDT – A CASE OF YOU

Pre-programme some dreams as Moon trines Neptune early in the day


Venus Neptune square Tara Greene astrology

This is a soft edge day after the hard-edged reality of SATURN SUN combo of 2 days ago.

ROMANTIC Idealistic, blurry, foggy.

But this also heightens escapist, addictive tendencies. Can be delusional, suicidal especially with Scorpio dark energies.

It’s also a fatal fantasy, tantric sex,under a Scorpio moon and with SUN @ 29 degrees, the “critical degree” virtually it will still be heavy but romantic.

You may want to just stay in bed and dream. THE LAZY DAY by Bruno Mars…and you may be force to, especially if you are in Buffalo which was inundated with a huge snow storm.

VENUS is the planet of human love and NEPTUNE the planet of Higher spiritual, soul mate love aspecting each other.

Listen to the famous JONI MITCHELL SONG A Case of You, -see link below

It’s Extremely inspirational and creative which can be healing in itself.


DO watch favourite films, reminisce over photos,

It’s hugely creative and ARTISTIC -imaginative, make gifts, dream,

MEDITATE.  YOU know how to do this.

Be careful about any drug use today, Rx or otherwise, alcohol. Your judgement isn’t clear. 

later nov 20 Moon sextiles PLUTO and quincunxes Uranus and Trines chiron

It’s quirky, chaotic, easy to feel wounded and empathetic.

We’re approaching the Sagittarius New Moon on Nov 22 

will write separately.

Friday is complex with Sun and Moon in Scorpio

a preview of SATURN leaving Scoprio for awhile this year and into 2015.

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CASE OF YOU- Joni Mitchell- 

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Inspirational Card of the Day for New Moon,a little air is good

July 8 Inspirational Card of the Day

The Knave/Page/Youth/of Swords

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The Knave of swords is traditionally a very young teenager shown wielding a sword. He is just learning, open, gullible. He has lots of energy, is naive,idealistic, unformed, he is perceptive, curious, constantly seeking answers.  He is always questioning, and has a tumultuous energy, he is a bit like a small whirlwind. He loves information. Swords are the element of Air and the mind, which are meant to discern meaning. He may think he knows everything before he knows anything. He is quick to fight, defend his ideas which are still very new.

Another Tarot deck shows the Knave as a FEMALE Goddess DIANA/Artemis

Artemis Goddess Tarot

From the Universal Goddess Tarot

DIANA/Artemis is the MOON Goddess Herself.

She is a young ever youthful virgin Goddess who belonged to no man.  She was a huntress, always carrying a bow and arrows and running in the woods  at night to hunt with her dogs. She is Mistress of wild animals, as she derives from a very ancient cult of the BEAR, or the Big Dipper constellation. She is patroness of wild animals. She protects women in childbirth, and protects women and young girls from disease. The dear and the cypress tree are two of her symbols.   She symbolizes virgin ONENESS, as she is whole unto herself. Other attributes of the Goddess are trust and innocence. She is associated with water, the heart, feelings, emotions. She ritually renewed herself in a sacred spring . One of her main temples was in Ephesus Turkey, where the Goddess is shown with hundreds of breasts down the front of her body, symbolizing unconditional nurturing.


When I first chose the card, the first image that popped into my head was Edward Snowden, now safe in Venezuela. Like the knave of swords, he is a brash brave, curios, information gatherer, and a 29th degree Gemini to boot, who used the pen as a weapon,which is way mightier than any sword.

The 2nd version of the Card, the Goddess version seems to seamless blend with the NEW MOON in Cancer symbolism which I wrote about in my previous article. The Goddess Artemis, is a young wild, exuberant Goddess. She is associated with women, water, nourishment, protection.

Emotions will be high on this New Moon. Mars is the ONLY planet in an AIR sign, and sometimes our emotions can overwhelm us. The element of air as detachment is necessary so that we can witness our emotions and not be engulfed by their immense power.

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Happy Midsummer Night ,Epiphany season begins, from Tara Greene

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A Midsummer Night’s dream by Landseer    The Beatles in A Midsummer Nights Dream 1963             Summer by Archimoldo 1500’s

I am having a mercury Retrograde early systems screw up. I wrote this article three times to have it disappear and can’t seem to upload  a video.

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I was inspired under a PISCES MOON, on a day with a NEPTUNE, ruler of Pisces conjunct the MOON = very inspirational and creative, rules music, to teach Astrology through POP Music.Why not use a song everyone knows to learn the keywords for a SIGN!

Actually the inspiration sprang from my 5th and last day of teaching Mystical Magical Arts tools such as Tarot, Astrology, Dream work, Ceremony and ritual at the Grail Springs Spa in Bancroft Ontario September 2012.

I was about to give each person in my group of students’ information on where their Moon sign was. I was suddenly inspired to say You guess – “Let’s play “Name your Moon.” and it turned in to a fun game. Are emotionally overly sensitive?- passionate, spontaneous?-feel things physically? or are you emotionally detached, analytical?

“A Case of You” written  by Joni Mitchell – Pisces KEY WORDS will be Underlined!

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Just before our love got lost you said
“I am as constant as a northern star” 
And I said “Constantly in the darkness 
Where’s that at?
If you want me I’ll be in the bar” 

On the back of a cartoon coaster 
In the blue TV screen light 
I drew a map of Canada 
Oh Canada 
With your face sketched on it twice 
Oh you’re in my blood like holy wine 
You taste so bitter and so sweet 

Oh I could drink a case of you darling 
Still I’d be on my feet 
oh I would still be on my feet

Oh I am a lonely painter 
I live in a box of paints 
I’m frightened by the devil 
And I’m drawn to those ones that ain’t afraid

I remember that time you told me you said
“Love is touching souls” 
Surely you touched mine 
‘Cause part of you pours out of me 
In these lines from time to time 
Oh, you’re in my blood like holy wine 
You taste so bitter and so sweet 

Oh I could drink a case of you darling 
And I would still be on my feet 
I would still be on my feet

I met a woman 
She had a mouth like yours 
She knew your life 
She knew your devils and your deeds 
And she said 
“Go to him, stay with him if you can 
But be prepared to bleed” 

Oh but you are in my blood 
You’re my holy wine 
You’re so bitter, bitter and so sweet

Oh, I could drink a case of you darling 
Still I’d be on my feet 
I would still be on my feet

Comprende? Your feetback please

does CANADA OH Canada fit in with the Pisces theme do you think?

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Laura Nyro,gets her Saturn Solar return due

Laura Nyro Tara Greene' s favourite singer

One of my favourite women singers and songwriters will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 14, 2012.
Laura Nyro was a child prodigy teaching herself to play piano and composed and sang her first song at eight years old.
Laura wrote many songs which other singers had number one hits with. Eli’s Comin’, And When I die, Stoned Soul Picnic,… and many others. She was so personal in her songwriting and aeons ahead as a feminist. A soulful r ‘n b singer, a contemporary of Joni Mitchell. I heard that Barbra Streisand used to watch Laura perform when they were both starting out. You can check out her story here.
They recently used one of her songs, altered slightly for GLEE,  Wedding Bell Blues. .
Laura was born October 18 1947 in New York.  She was a Libra, but there was no exact birth time, so her moon could have been in Late Scorpio or early Sagittarius. I was not surprised that her songs were so personal,deep, raw and intense when I saw her astrology chart.
Laura had a very difficult  MARS, PLUTO, SATURN conjunction in LEO. Difficult karma with men, power, shadows, authority. She had drug problems,was a heroin addict but kicked it.  All that LEO Star power- she was very much the Queen of her own career.
Lots of Scorpio sexual energy of course.
Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Chiron. Her North Node was in Taurus as befits so sensual and pragmatic a singer.
She died April 8 1997 of ovarian cancer at the same age her mother did from the same disease. 
Laura was one of my musical heroines.  I listened to and sung along with many of her albums for hours upon hours for many years. I even named my son Elijah after her song ELI’S comin’, although i wasnt conscious of that. 
Interesting that after all these years, fifteen to be exact, half a Saturn return, the planet Saturn is now crossing her Natal Sun at 23 degrees of Libra and she finally gets the recognition she deserves, posthumously. Saturn represents worldly position and fame. Saturn is reality, bottom line. It works like this.
A whole new generation will get her songs. She opened up and wrote about her deepest feelings and sesires as a woman, the songs were like reading her most private diaries. Takes a lotta courage to do that. The Confession 1968, has to be the sexiest most raw song ever written. 
But I also loved her 60’s Motown and girl group covers he did with Patti Labelle. Here’s is It’s Gonna Take A Miracle
If you have Saturn and Pluto conjunctions and most of you born in 82 and 83 have this signature. You have many power and control issues, are prone to depression and have many demons and shadows to fight with internally. In Libra you are all having your first Saturn return now. Its time to grow up. You were born when the first wave of mass divorces happened as the Women’s liberation movement rippled throughout North America. So committment to relationships is not so easy for many of you. We don’t have precedent for equal balanced relationships. Your generation gets to create the first new template of equal union in LOVE.
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