Mercury in Taurus: The Stubborn Communicator – April 3 – June 11

When Mercury, the planet of communication, enters Taurus, the sign known for its stubbornness and resistance to change, communication takes on a more measured, inflexible, and determined tone. This is because Taurus is notorious for its no-nonsense, practical, and results-oriented approach, making it more difficult to hurry or force things forward.

During this transit, Taurus’ characteristics are likely to influence everyone’s communication style, regardless of their sign, but those with Taurus Sun, Moon, or rising signs are likely to be more impacted.

One of the defining characteristics of Mercury in Taurus is stubbornness. Taurus is infamous for its unyielding nature, and when Mercury transits this sign, it can lead to challenging communication, that can feel like an uphill battle. It’s not just about being slow or methodical; we may find ourselves refusing to budge, even when faced with compelling arguments or evidence. The main reason for this is that we will be far more focused on achieving our goals and sticking to our plans, even if it means being uncompromising in our communication style. This can make it challenging for others to get through to us, especially if they don’t share our determination or tenacity.

It’s worth noting that this doesn’t imply we will be closed-minded, unwilling to listen, or unresponsive to new ideas. It’s more like we’ll want to thoroughly evaluate all the options before coming to a conclusion. This way, we avoid wasting precious time on things that don’t serve us and make sure we have all the necessary information before making any decisions.

During this transit we can expect communication to slow right down, and messages may take longer to get through, both on a physical level and mental level. This is because Taurus takes time to process information. If we are trying to reach out to someone during Mercury in Taurus, it’s important to keep in mind that we should try not to expect an immediate response, and not get too agitated if we don’t receive one. Taurus doesn’t appreciate being rushed or pressured into making decisions or responding too quickly.

People may take longer than usual to reply, as they are approaching communication with a more thoughtful and deliberate mindset. Similarly, we may also notice we are also taking longer than usual to process and consider our responses.

The reason we will be resistant to being pushed into taking action, is because Taurus doesn’t like to risk making mistakes that can lead to undesirable outcomes. If we feel we are being coerced to move faster than we are ready to, we may become rigid, refusing to budge at all, preferring to stick to a slow and steady pace of doing things. This can be challenging for those who are more accustomed to a fast-paced communication style.

It’s also essential to communicate clearly and logically, and to be patient and give ourselves and others time to think things through before making decisions. If we find we are feeling frustrated or stuck, we can try to take a step back and consider the situation from a more rational and grounded perspective.

Taurus is all about practicality, patience, and achieving results. During this transit, we’re encouraged to avoid impulsive actions, and to do what’s best for our long-term goals and overall well-being. This means that we’re less likely to let our emotions influence our actions and more inclined to follow a logical and sensible approach.

Taurus helps us to take a moment to pause and reflect on what is truly important in our lives. It’s like a gentle nudge to step away from the daily grind and focus on what our values and priorities really are. This can help us gain clarity on what we truly desire and what we need to do to manifest our goals and dreams.

Taurus’ reputation for being stubborn can cause them to struggle to embrace new ideas or beliefs, preferring instead to stick with what they know and trust. Therefore, during this transit, we may notice this bull-headed nature influencing us too. This can make it more of a challenge to let go of outdated beliefs or habits that no longer serve us, preferring instead to cling to what feels safe and familiar. It’s important to recognize these tendencies and be mindful of how they may be affecting our communication and decision-making. We may need to challenge ourselves to be more open-minded and receptive to new ideas, even if they push us out of our comfort zone.

The transit of Mercury in Taurus can be a welcome relief if we have been feeling overwhelmed or overworked. Taurus reminds us of the importance of balance and setting firm boundaries. It helps us to recognize when we have reached our limit and need to take a step back. Therefore, we may find ourselves communicating more assertively, setting strict boundaries, and making our well-being the top priority. We will have a greater appreciation for our time and energy, seeing them as precious resources that must be conserved and protected.

This transit can also help us avoid burnout, as it encourages us to approach things in a practical and realistic manner, and to ensure that we are not overextending ourselves. This includes recognizing our limitations and areas where we may need assistance. It can be tempting to try to do everything ourselves, but Taurus reminds us that we are not superhuman and it’s okay to ask for help and support when we need it.

On April 20, the Sun will enter Taurus, marking the start of Taurus season. During this time, we can expect a further slowdown in communication. On April 21, things will decelerate further as Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus, where it appears to move backward through this sign. This means that Mercury will not only spend an extended period of time in Taurus, but it will be amplifying the themes of practicality, patience, and stubbornness associated with this sign. During Mercury retrograde, it’s important to take extra care when communicating, as misunderstandings and miscommunications are more likely to occur.

In summary, when Mercury is in Taurus, communication can become more stubborn, but on the plus side it is likely to be more rational, meaningful, and grounded, which can help with making balanced and well-thought-out decisions. It’s important to stay patient and to communicate in a calm, clear, and logical manner. By doing so, there is a far greater chance that our message will be understood and responded to, even if the conversation moves much slower than usual.

Alex Myles

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