From May 22nd to June 3rd, Mercury retrogrades back into the sign of Taurus. Wait! wasn’t Mercury retrograde in the sign of Gemini? Yes, you’re not being fooled. Mercury was retrograde in the sign Gemini, but now it has moved back into the sign of Taurus.
This will be the second time that Mercury has occupied the sign of Taurus this year. Given that Taurus is a sign that takes its time, we can expect this Mercury retrograde to feel as if it’s taking forever to be over. However, retrograde periods, specifically those that have a slower feel to them, give us the opportunity to really sit back and re-think about before moving forward.
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Because of the fixed nature of Taurus, once they do decide to share information or make a decision, it’s usually pretty solid. Just prepare for some time reflecting before coming to a conclusion. Given that Taurus does not like change, this energy suggests taking time to get all the details in order to make a solid decision.
With this Mercury retrograde in Taurus, we are given the opportunity to go back and reconsider the information and details that were presented to us when Mercury originally transited Taurus from April 10th-April 28th. It is quite possible that information presented during the original Mercury in Taurus transit will make its way back around for further consideration. To know exactly how Mercury’s retrograde in Taurus impacts us individually, look at the house that Taurus occupies in the natal chart. This is where additional information may come back for review.
For the most part, Mercury retrograde in Taurus asks us to slow down even more and really consider the information that we are presented. There’s no rush to make a decision. Due to the energy of Taurus, consider whether or not the information provided is practical and sensible.
Reconsidering the Weight of Words
With the Mercury retrograde in Gemini transit, we are being cautioned to consider what information we perceive and share. Now that Mercury has moved back into Taurus there is a welcome slowing down of communication. Under this particular energy, it is likely that we will be reconsidering the weight of our words and the information received.
While Gemini is known for its talkative nature, Mercury in Taurus adopts the path of silence until it’s sure of the information that it has received. Mercury in Taurus also considers the impact of the information and the words that it holds.
Thus, the Mercury in Taurus retrograde gives us a chance to reconsider communication and information of all types. Perhaps the Mercury retrograde in Gemini transit had us a bit perplexed about incoming and outgoing information, so we have an opportunity to slow down and really consider the information and communications we are having thanks to the Mercury’s step back into Taurus. Using this time to reconsider the weight of words is important as it provides practicality and soundness to communication and information.
Taking the Think Before You Speak Approach
For those that are a bit more liberal with accepting information and sharing it, the Taurus retrograde transit encourages us to think before we speak. Under this energy, We consider the value of the information that we are exposed to as well as the information that is shared. It is under this energy that we become more mindful of our communications and the type of information that we allow to influence our perspectives.
A good rule of thumb when navigating the retrograde Mercury in Taurus transit is to ask ourselves if the information that we are receiving and sharing is of any value. Taurus seeks that which is valuable to itself. Typically, Mercury energy in its purest state allows in information from all sources with the desire to learn.
However, Taurus energy is not as “loose” about accepting information and communication. It wants value, so it is willing to sit on information and details until it has confirmed for itself that the information and details are solid.
Do you really have to share the information that was just given to you? Do you have to accept the details told to you? Is the communication you received from a solid source? Can the information be used in a practical manner? These are questions that can be applied to all incoming and outgoing information as we slow down to reconsider during Mercury retrograde in Taurus.
The Slow Down of Communication
All Mercury retrograde periods are not alike. The astrology sign in which Mercury retrogrades influences how information and details are processed. In the case of Taurus, this creates a more deliberate feel to the Mercury retrograde.
Taurus is known for taking its time, but when Taurus energy moves backward, especially in the fast-moving planets such as Mercury, it seems like we’re waiting forever to receive communication and information. Those who want information right now will find this retrograde transit frustrating.
Did you send off an email this morning? Well, maybe the person doesn’t receive it until two days later, and it annoys you because you really wish they would have answered your email the day that they received it.
Did you send someone a text and they haven’t responded back yet? Well, the energy of Mercury retrograde Taurus may have that person reflecting on the contents of the text as well as the best response to your text before they actually send it.
Are you waiting for some information from a specific source? Mercury retrograde in Taurus is likely to slow down the delivery of your information. Given that Mercury is the messenger, this includes a slow down of mail and package deliveries and even short-distance travel. So, more than any other Mercury retrogrades, it is definitely important to allocate extra time for travel and the receipt of information, mail, and packages.
A Chance to Consider a More Grounded Perspective
One of the benefits of the Mercury retrograde in Taurus transit is the chance to consider a more grounded perspective. Mercury in Taurus is more interested in the practicality of information and communication and how it affects values and stability. There is an impetus to reconsider how information impacts value systems, stability, and even finances.
Because Taurus’ planetary ruler is Venus, we may even choose to carefully consider communications with partners. There’s something about this energy that encourages us to stop and ask ourselves if the communication we are having is from a grounded place. What is the value in the words and information being communicated? How does this information and communication affect security and stability?
Sometimes we all need the space to slow down a bit so that we can understand whether information and communication are grounded and practical. With this Mercury in Taurus retrograde, we get the opportunity to really assess whether or not what is communicated and shared is of any practical value to us and others.
Perhaps with this reflective period, we will gain a greater understanding of the type of information that is worth holding onto and sharing with others. Is it practical? Is it valuable? It is concrete? Does it make sense? Consider these questions when interpreting information and communication during this Mercury retrograde in Taurus period which ends on June 3rd.
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