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Apr 27 – May 11, 2020
Animals associated with Mercury include the rooster, ram, goat and tortoise. In Taurus, the tortoise blinks sleepily from Mercury’s breast: rooted in place, just being, sitting, and meditating. Taurus is a still, static creature. Her message is clear: take your time. It’s all about patience. And though it never comes to her quickly, resolution is the cow’s specialty. Feel it welling up from deep within the earth.
The sacred cow is a simple yet indulgent creature. In her most evolved expression, Taurus is a minimalist and essentialist, detached from the illusory comforts of the material world. She eliminates the unimportant to see what is important.
Taurus is self-assured, direct, and candid. Few people speak with as much conviction as Taurus – except Scorpio, who may be even greater offender. The cow is at once complacent and argumentative, sometimes intransigent or judgmental. Taurus can also be impatient, despite expecting others to be infinitely patient with her. (I am a Taurus by the way, which is why I’m throwing all this shade :p)
Many Taureans struggle to ground in the unknown. Taurus, more than most other zodiac creature, fears the unknown. She is more interested in sustaining and maintaining what is already known, what already exists. How can the sacred cow can be so sensual and passionate yet so averse to complexity? What lies beneath her earthen surface, beyond what we can touch and see?
Mercury enters Taurus just as the moon enters Cancer – a lovely sextile to kick off the transit. But then right away on Apr 28, Mercury squares Saturn in Aquarius. This can be a very defeating, discouraging influence. Because this is coming when many hope life will “go back to normal,” I have a feeling that this will be met with disappointment and the quarantine will continue. This is clearly not a good day to travel or schedule important conversations.
On the quarter moon in Leo of Apr 30, Mercury will be conjunct Uranus in Taurus. This, unlike Apr 28, is a great day to connect and communicate with others. With Uranus involved, this means it will probably take place on screens. This aspect is another strong indicator that we won’t be “back to normal” anytime soon, but it also signals that we are utilizing technology in a way that really does bring us closer together.
On May 4, Mercury will be conjunct the Sun in Taurus. This is a busy and productive influence, a good day to travel and communicate. Headaches are likely, however. On May 9, Mercury trines deep and lovely Pluto. This will be another highly productive day where we feel motivated to do things we have been avoiding out of fear. The very next day (May 10) is the first day of Saturn Retrograde. Mercury forms another trine on this day, this time to Jupiter in Capricorn. Jupiter’s influence is busy and social yet scattered; deep sleep and vivid dreams are common. The following day (May 11) is the last day of this Taurus transit. Mercury forms a last minute square to Mars in Aquarius. A good day to lay low and rest your mind and body.
Celebrate the first day of this transit with Taurus Yoga. In meditation, focus on the heart and throat chakra – connect the two. If you were born with Mercury in Taurus, these few weeks are your Mercury Return. To find your personal Mercury sign, click here.
Affirmation: I mean what I say