Light-winged messenger Mercury is the planet that swings closest to the Sun, speeding through a single sign of the Zodiac in around 3-4 weeks.
In the art of Astrology, this small spinning celestial ball activates our communication styles. It affects how we connect with others whilst also influencing how we think, travel, move and process information… not much then!
But what’s worth knowing, is that in addition to the position of this planet in your natal astrology chart, Mercury has a daily influence on our collective horoscope, determined on its current Zodiac sign, plus any major aspects it makes and of course…. whether it’s currently moving direct, or in retrograde motion (the horror!)
When Mercury spins through Taurus, the slow and sensual fixed earth sign of the Zodiac mandala, what does it mean for the collective?
Under this sky, we all tend to connect to the world and to other people through our senses (ahem, make that our common sense!) This means… you’ve got to see it, to believe it!
Slow Right Down…
We can be slower to trust than at other times and take a little longer to grasp concepts and ideas. You’ll likely find you need to mull things over in your mind, try them out in your consciousness, and test a few different versions in your personal dreamscape, before fully investing in what you’re told. Even what you read in a book or watch on the news won’t be taken at face value. So don’t be put out if you’re met with dubious stares when recounting a story that seems quite plausible to you! We’re all operating under the same skies!
Conversations often take on a deliberate and meaningful air under this transit. You’ll probably find you need to think carefully about what you saying and how you say it, and so will others. This will slow you all down (especially if you’re sitting waiting for emails to be replied to!) But with luck, the thoughtful, genuine approach that this astrological transit evokes will combine to create a gentle trust between you, so long as you’re not swayed by any glib remarks or flippant comments. (So watch that Taurus stubborn streak!)
The energy of Taurus is practical and no-nonsense, so your connections, and the way you soak up information over the next couple of weeks will likely reflect this too.
All About Practicality
Less inclined to sit writing poetry, you’re more likely to enjoy reading how-to-manuals that explain the nuts and bolts of how your new smoothie maker works, and which ingredients are best to combine (which you’ll then meticulously try and test to make sure it’s actually correct).
And when faced with tough decisions, Mercury in Taurus provides one of the best energy signatures for logically working out the pros and cons and rationally basing the next step on hard evidence, over the whimsy of a hunch.
Three to four times a year Mercury moves retrograde through the skies, unleashing an (often unjust!) fear across the conscious and astrologically-minded community. Is Mercury retrograde right now? Here are the dates to watch out for in 2019:
- March 3rd – 28th (through Pisces)
- July 7th – August 1st (through Leo/Cancer)
- October 31st – November 20th (through Scorpio)
Want to Read About Mercury in Other Zodiac Signs?
- Mercury in Aries
- Mercury in Taurus
- Mercury in Gemini
- Mercury in Cancer
- Mercury in Leo
- Mercury in Virgo
- Mercury in Libra
- Mercury in Scorpio
- Mercury in Sagittarius
- Mercury in Capricorn
- Mercury in Aquarius
- Mercury in Pisces