Mercury finds a sturdy environment in the Earth sign Taurus. Mercury is the planet that rules the mind, influencing the way we think and communicate. Taurus is a very practical and determined sign that, when energized by Mercury, can help turn our loose ideas into real plans. Concrete values and practical perspectives are likely to take on greater significance for all of us during this transit.
Imagination and wishful thinking take a back seat while Mercury moves through Taurus. Instead of wandering conversations and fresh thoughts, we are given the gift of stability. We're able to take our time, plan our path, and create strong foundations than can benefit our future.
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When Mercury is in Taurus
Mercury's transit through practical Taurus is a time when common sense rules. Taurus is a sign that is very connected to the material world, so there's an extra emphasis on what's real during Mercury in Taurus. This isn't a time for flights of fancy -- it's about focusing on the things that are going to bring us the most tangible results. Instead of coming up with creative new ways of thinking and doing things, we should stick to what we know works now.
Mercury generally excels at flexibility, but Taurus is arguably the least flexible of all the zodiac signs. So while Mercury travels through Taurus, we may find ourselves digging in and taking rigid positions when opposed by different ideas, concepts, or facts. It's imperative that we don't lose our ability to stay open-minded so we can overcome this stubborn resistance to whatever is new or different.
Taurus is a very focused sign that doesn't get sidetracked easily. During this transit, we have a heightened ability to solidify plans, garner support, and make major forward progress. Our interactions with others are calm and purposeful, keeping drama and distraction to a minimum so we can keep our eyes on our most important goals.
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus
Because Taurus rules money and the material world, Mercury's retrograde through Taurus could bring about mishaps or miscommunications around your finances and other assets. If you're trying to make more money, asking for a raise during Mercury Retrograde is not advised. It would also be unwise to open any new credit cards, make major purchases, or sign contracts while Mercury retrogrades through Taurus. But it's not all bad news!
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus is a great time to rethink and rework your finances: revisit money-making ideas from the past, and get all your ducks in a row with your current financial situation so that when Mercury turns direct, you're ready to start making the changes you've been planning.
If you were born with Mercury in Taurus
Being born with Mercury in Taurus gives you a solid way of thinking and interacting that makes you especially practical and reliable. You aren't one to jump to conclusions -- or jump to anything for that matter. You like to take your time and get all your thoughts in order before sharing them with others or taking action on your ideas.
You have a calm and deliberate manner when you communicate. You get straight to the point and convey your thoughts with intention, making it easy for others to understand what you're saying -- clear and productive conversations are your specialty!
While some may see you as stubborn, you see yourself as strong-minded, confident in your values and perspectives. Being honest and real is important to you. Your mind and body feel closely connected to nature and the world around you, and you're very attuned to your five senses.
One thing you need to watch out for is being or coming across as close-minded. While you like to focus on practical ideas, this can limit the way you think and see the world. Taurus is known to be a stubborn sign, so you may dig in your heels when someone brings up an idea that's totally different from yours. Stick to your convictions when it's necessary, but open your mind every once in a while to a new and different perspective, too -- it's the only way to grow.
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