Mercury in Scorpio likes to keep things under wraps, and you just might want to take a cue from the trickster planet at this very emotionally loaded moment, which lasts until December 6. It's counterintuitive, but sometimes keeping your private fantasies to yourself is better for your relationship. Yes, honesty is important in for healthy partnership -- but so is having a hot, active sex life!
Mercury rules communication -- verbal, written and even body language. When it's in Scorpio, the sign of secrets, Mercury turns uncharacteristically quiet. If you're used to office gossip, suddenly it's all about zipping lips. Pluto, the planet of transformation, rules Scorpio, the sign of not just secrets but sex as well. When these two planets are dancing close, your fantasy life can go to places you rarely dare to explore.
Maybe you couldn't help but notice that the new guy in the cubicle near your desk has gorgeous blue eyes. Perhaps the barista that serves your latte also serves you with some sweet flirtations. These are harmless adventures, and there's nothing wrong with using them for fodder in your fantasy life, even if you're in a relationship. Do you need to tell your significant other about your innocent desires? Mercury in Scorpio would suggest that you keep them private for now. In fact, fantasies like this have been shown to increase your libido and improve your sex life -- even if you got there by thinking about somebody else.
Part of you may feel like honesty is the best, perhaps the only, policy. This might be true if your little flirtation went further, or if you felt like it was a threat to your partnership. But when it's just a fun, fleeting thought, why not keep it to yourself and enjoy it privately? With Pluto and Mercury ruling the cosmos, you can -- and should -- keep a secret.