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May 6 – 21, 2019
Mercury: patron of travel, communication and the human mind; orator, poet, soothsayer, healer, lucky star and underworld guide. With magical caduceus in hand, Mercury led freshly discorporated souls from the lower to the upper worlds. Mercurial energy is androgynous. Think of Gemini (ruled by Mercury) and identity plurality.
When Mercury joins the sun in the same constellation, the mind (Mercury) aligns with outward manifestation (sun). Taking this into account, this entire transit is going to be fabulous as the sun will also be in Taurus for the duration. In fact, Mercury and the sun enter Gemini together on May 21. Venus will also be in Taurus as of May 15!
Bed the tongue in the gardens of Taurus. Animals associated with Mercury include the rooster, ram, goat and tortoise. In Taurus, the tortoise blinks sleepily from Mercury’s breast. It is wise to root in one place and just be there, especially during the last week (May 15-21). Sit and meditate. Taurus is a static creature who demands stillness, so take your time. It’s all about patience baby. Though it never comes to her quickly, resolution is the bull’s specialty. Feel it rising from deep within the earth. Sink into the wildflowers.
The bull lives in the basics. When in doubt, keep it simple. Taurus is indulgent in many ways, but one thing Mercury in Taurus does not indulge is small talk or superficial interactions. Social niceties run counter to the bull’s innate pragmatism. These she will categorically write off as a “waste” of her time.
When Mercury the Messenger rides the bull, humorously bold statements abound. Taurus is self-assured, direct, candid. And yet she can be too complacent or argumentative. The bull speaks with conviction, but sometimes her straightforward demeanor is unreasonably severe, intransigent or judgmental. The mired bull does not extend her patience to others, the same patience she unfailingly expects to receive from everyone else. She is content as long as her surroundings are peaceful, at least outwardly. Taurus is often unwilling or unable to look beyond the purely physical details. In her most evolved expression, Taurus is a minimalist and essentialist, detached from the illusory comforts of luxury and material possessions. The self-aware bull eliminates the unimportant to see what is important.
Many Taureans struggle to maintain spiritual practices because it is difficult for them to ground in the unknown. This is required of all who walk the spiritual path. Taurus, more than any other zodiac creature, fears the unknown. At times she will actively avoid life’s complexities. Taurus is more interested in sustaining and maintaining what is already known, what already exists in her world. But the bull must move beyond this block – she must ask with genuine curiosity, what lies beneath the surface, beyond what I can touch and see? The bull is sensual and passionate, though not always emotionally profound, precisely because she prefers not to address issues in the subconscious realm. She is well equipped to handle arduous and elaborate missions so as long as they are rooted in the terrestrial scape, so long as they may be managed by the senses alone.
Taurus is not completely misguided. She inherently understands something important about the spiritual path. And here is that truth, so often denied, buried beneath the fluff: warmth, comfort and security go a long way!
On May 8, Mercury will be conjunct Uranus in Taurus – this is going to be fucking awesome, like a lightning bolt of freedom electrifying the mind and spirit. This is a day of intellectual liberation. On May 16, Mercury forms a harmonious trine to Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. Saturn’s influence is solid and clearheaded (much like Taurus), so this is a great day for work, finance or anything in your life that needs order or stability. Lastly on May 17 (my bday!), Mercury forms another harmonious trine to Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. Pluto’s influence is deep and psychological. This is the perfect day to do some emotional plumbing and clear out the mental cobwebs – pick up a pen and write it out, or sing, or dance – just get it OUT and be free, starseeds!
Stay grounded with Taurus Yoga. In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. If you were born with Mercury in Taurus, these couple weeks are your Mercury Return. To find your personal Mercury sign, click here.
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