Mercury in Taurus has many benefits, retrograde or not. Whether you’re born with it or looking to maximize this annual visit of the Messenger God, read on.
Mercury in Taurus sounds cognitively dissonant. The fleet-footed (winged sandals, for fuqs sake) Mercury in the verdant Zen fields of our Taurus.
But when Mercury is in Taurus, methodical thinking and productive relaxation are easier. You’re less likely to whirl around in a blur of faux research. This annual visit is good for:
*Suavely giving yourself the time to rationally assess the situations at hand. Valuing your wisdom enough to give it space to reveal itself.
*Making over your soundscape. New playlists! The return of mixtapes! Experimenting with binaural beats, white noise, the Schumann Resonance, fresh genres, Tibetan Mantras, drum & hum, your own compositions – the whole gamut.
*Upping your Yin via the Yogic/Meditation/Sleep hygiene end of the spectrum.
*Don’t scoff but it is good for gardening. You can communicate with trees, planets & nature more readily with Mercury here.
*Focusing on your $$$$ in a relaxed and grounding way, quietly pruning off excess here and nourishing what you want to grow. You don’t have boom and bust consciousness – your thought style is more organic and it works.
*Transmitting sensuality or conducting conversations about intimacy and sex in a really cool, eloquent fashion.
*Doing normally difficult money dialogue with immense gravitas, projecting so chill that you come across super-powerful.
When You're Born With Mercury in Taurus
With or without professional training, you probably have a beautiful, melodic voice. It’s the Mercury sign of Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand, and Stevie Wonder.
You’re a throat-chakra-aligned transcendentalist with time on your side. People who think Mercury in Taurus is slow-paced are overlooking a vital factor: you excel in strategy, as well as fields that require patience: long play investments, engineering, diagnostic medicine, teaching, horticulture, and diplomacy.
Your intensive listening style and serene air also allow you to capture an extraordinary volume of information. You can see it at work in the reportage of doco filmmaker Louis Theroux.
Mercury also shows your style of self-expression and creative output. Mercury in Taurus creations tend to be substantial and lasting. Think Herge with the Tintin range of books, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series, Lena Dunham’s Girls or George Lucas and Star Wars.
Downsides: You can resist changing your mind and send scary scorn rays toward those you deem flaky or fickle. And, your seductive voice gives some people an entirely incorrect impression of your interest levels.
*This is from my Astral DNA birth chart report.