Mercury in Taurus


Those who were born with Mercury in the sign of Taurus are more likely to base their judgments on solid evidence and personal experience. In astrology, the planet Mercury is associated with our ability to connect with one another, communicate with one another, as well as our perceptions and wit. It has a lot to do with how we are wired, and the mind can be similar to a radar taking in data, observations, and representing the kinds of things we pay attention to in the environment. Mercury’s sign tells us the way an individual expresses all of these concepts.

Mercury is also a metaphor for the process by which we acquire our mentality and the way in which someone thinks. When Mercury is in the sign of Taurus, a person’s mind is more likely to be preoccupied with material concerns, and they may be fixated with constantly thinking of ways in which they can increase their financial stability. People whose Mercury is located in this sign are less interested in theoretical concepts and potential outcomes. Instead, these people put their focus on actionable strategies that can produce tangible results; for them, seeing is believing. Also, before making a snap judgement, they need to have a comprehensive understanding of the topic at hand, and their mind needs to actively seek out the significance of a given discussion, exchange, or even the act of reading a book. The discerning and rational way of thinking that is characteristic of Taureans is largely based on things that can be applied consistently as well as ideas that are tangible, real, and solid.

There is usually a good head for business, and Taureans think a lot about their financial security and often has a sharp mind for finance, with a stable and cautious approach to most things as the they tend to follow the “keep it simple” approach and often presents things visually through art presentations. Documents that pertain to real estate, both land and buildings, are another possible area of concentration. This placement of mercury in a heavy earth sign can cause the mind to get into ruts and become stuck in routines, so they may like to do their intellectual activities at particular times and don’t like to be rushed in the daily rounds of everyday life, and they prefer to move at a steady pace when reading and writing. The person has a tendency to favour ideas and concepts that are familiar.  The perceptions are more deliberate, the learning environment has to be secure, and it may take longer to fully understand something. However, due to the fixed nature of these perceptions, once something is learned, it usually remains in place, and it can be relied on.

When Mercury is in Taurus, the type is likely to have a strong sense of form and a profound appreciation for the arts and beautiful things, as well as for love and nature. It’s possible that this individual has a beautiful speaking or singing voice, or that they can communicate about art and design. Those who have Mercury in this sign desire for everything to be straightforward, and people of this type are not likely to make hasty judgments and typically have a wealth of common sense. On the other hand, once an idea is ingrained in their head, it will not easily be uprooted. When Mercury is in this sign, it helps the mind figure something out practically, and the brain thinks carefully about every decision it makes. You won’t be able to coerce them into making a decision hastily, and it will express itself in a way that is reflective, quiet, slow, and careful. Mercury here enjoys taking its time to mull things over, and any idea that poses a threat to an established paradigm is only tolerated with reluctance.

Mercury in Taurus is at its most prolific in terms of learning when it is permitted to proceed at its own pace, and the type is patient as they acquire knowledge of new topics. It’s possible that people with this placement have a mentally relaxed attitude and take a very long time to finish a task. People who hold these placement are not easily swayed by the opinions of others, and their ideas can be conservative and traditional. The type is not likely to change their mind once they have made up their mind, and wherever Taurus is in the chart, there is a tendency to be stubborn by nature, digging heels into the ground.

Taurus is immovable and it can be difficult to be bending; it often takes a lot of persuasions to budge the them once the mind has decided, and this can also work in their favour because once they begin a project, they are not likely to give up and tend to stay the course.   It takes time for ideas to form in the mental realm, and while they may be slow to form opinions, they have a great deal of mental determination and excellent concentration powers. However, they should be aware of their tendency toward intellectual obstinacy and fixed patterns of mental expression, as both of these characteristics can hinder their progress. The risk of adopting this viewpoint is mental inertia; on the other hand, true believers of this viewpoint are renowned for the practicality of their solutions. When engaging in debate, they construct an argument that is vigilant and well-thought-out, and thoughts need to be certain before they will give their word.

  Growing ideas typically requires a period of time, but the results of something that has been “slow cooked” are always well worth the wait, and the feedback that they provide is frequently insightful. Once the mind is set in motion, there is determination and self-reliance, and this is an individual that sees ideas through to their completion. Taurus is the sign of the evergreen, and the mind is a bit of a mental gardener; things need a solid, practical foundation. The intellect is slow and methodical, and there are often extended periods of grazing, during which the person can be mentally relaxed as they enjoy some food for thought or something to mull over for a while.

Because Mercury is also the ruler of the intellect and craft through the Gemini and Virgo archetypes, there may be real skills in the area of Taurean designing, fine art, and the individual might enjoy crafting something that is beautiful. The placement may also work well for those who are financial advisors, a person who comes up with ways to make money, and possibly giving advice of Taurean things such as gardening and beauty.  The mind has an appreciation for things that are beautiful, and it enjoys thinking about things like quality, craftsmanship, and how something is made. Additionally, an intellect that is focused on the traditional values of a culture is desirable. Their opinions, views, and ideas are known to endure for a long time, as is the case with the stabilising energy that Taurus possesses.

Mercury in Taurus; The patient thinker—Strength: Down to earth thinking. Healthy common sense. Deliberate, sometimes slow, but there is a thorough, logical and a persevering perceptive faculty. Realistically, materialistically, and sensually orientated. Practical rather than abstract intelligence. Thinks in tried and true lines of concepts. Avoids versatility, preferring to build on a single foundation. Problem Area: Simplistic thinking. Narrow-minded, dogmatic, stubborn, immovable, inflexible, incorrigibly rigid, and conservative. Suspicious of all theories and new ideas. Key Words for Astrology