From April 19th to May 3rd the planet of communication, Mercury, is transiting the stable, solid, fixed sign of Taurus. Our thinking slows down and becomes more grounded and reliable. When we think and communicate at this time, it is with great intention. Now is a great time to carefully consider your path forward with the conscious, grounded energy of Mercury in Taurus.
Practical Thinking with Mercury Taurus
It pays to be practical, and Mercury in Taurus slows the thinking and communicative faculty down from its swift movement in Aries to allow this to happen. As an earth sign, Taurus moves takes its time to build a steady foundation. With Mercury added to the mix, consider being very mindful of what you say. This is a position where common sense reigns supreme. Given that Taurus rules the five senses, there could be much focus on processing sensory stimuli (sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch). Also, in order to really indulge the senses, Mercury in Taurus energy is not likely to multitask as that takes away from the full enjoyment of the senses. Taking things slowly, one at a time is the best way to harness and utilize this energy fully.
Mercury is naturally a quick-moving planet, but under the influence of Taurus, the quick nature is subdued. Because this position encourages steadiness, there is a solidness associated with the thought process. Typically, this placement is quite patient with extra care taken to allow space for sure, grounded communication and thinking. While other placements could be very fixated on getting their point across, Mercury in Taurus is more likely to spend its time reflecting for long periods of time before communicating.
A great depiction of Mercury in Taurus energy is the slow-moving tortoise. No, the tortoise does not move fast at all, but it does move steadily. Even small, slow steps are a form of movement that will eventually get Mercury in Taurus where it wants to be. Due to the stubborn, fixed nature of Taurus, there is longevity with this Mercury placement which helps to ground and solidify the usually flighty energy of Mercury. So, take advantage of this energy to achieve a more grounded perspective.
Avoiding the Mental Rut
While Mercury in Taurus offers a down-to-earth approach to thinking and communication, this can also lead to limited thinking. Taurus is known for falling into ruts, and this also applies to its thinking patterns. The solid thoughts of Mercury in Taurus can lead to very conservative and at times, narrow-minded views. In fact, this is a placement where once a decision or opinion is solidified, it can be very hard to change perspectives. It is important to remember that considering other perspectives beyond our own provides the space to learn new things and grow. During this transit, take the time to consider how your thoughts and communication methods could be limited to a steadfast claim to one’s own thoughts, opinions, and perspectives.