Wednesday April 23rd: Mercury in Taurus

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On Wednesday April 23rd, Mercury leaves Ram Aries and moves into Bull Taurus. Mercury governs learning, critical thinking, communication and overall exchange with others. In this constellation, Mercury is realistic, practical and sensible. As a Fixed sign, Mercury in Taurus prides itself on unwavering concentration and reliability. Conversations under this transition simply: Earth signs prefer mental activities that are concrete and definitive. Random musings, abstract thoughts and over-analysis aren’t favored here: Taurus wants the meat and potatoes with no fluff. Decisions are made much slower with much more consideration of the facts here. One could juxtapose this with Mercury in Aries: a fiery, headstrong and explosive communicator, who occasionally speaks before thinking. The mind is quick under Aries, not so much under Taurus. Most Taureans are patient (borderline hesitant), and this manifests in our communications and interactions with others over the next two weeks.

Mercury in Taurus avoids verbal confrontations where Mercury in Aries may have thrived on controversies. Negatively, Taurus is inflexible and narrow-minded: it’s easiest to stick with our own perspectives and attitudes instead of adopting new ones. We are most inclined to “stick with ole faithful”: theories, ideas and thoughts that have served us well in the past so we dare not venture too far away from them. Positively, however, Mercury in steady Taurus is extremely beneficial for research and business endeavors: focusing on financial stability and the acquisition of possessions.

Mercury in Taurus is quite favorable for those with their Sun and/or Mercury in the Earth family (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and the Water family (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) as the energy of the Bull is similar to the way you perceive the world and process information.

Those with their Sun and/or Mercury sign in the Air family (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and Fire family (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) may find Mercury in Taurus a bit uncomfortable: the free-spirited and loosely structured mind of these signs clash with the predictable and stubborn outlook of Mercury in Taurus.

Mercury will return home to Gemini on May 7th.

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