Mercury in Taurus
Until April 20
Mercury has moved into Taurus.
It will retrograde there later this month, returning
to Aries on April 20 ... and not making it to Gemini
until June 6.
When Mercury is in Taurus, ideas and attitudes are stable, pleasant, patient and concerned with long-range planning. Thinking shows affection, compassion, dependability, devotion, loyalty, generosity and is concerned with "being nice." This energy is composed, calm, placid, and highly opinionated.
For Taurus, everything is a personal possession ... and that includes even its thoughts. People focus on income, money, belongings, physical property, spending habits, and the use of material resources. They want to make plans and follow them through. Taurus hates to waste energy ... especially its own.
Folks are aware of their values ... and how their lifestyles support these. They want harmony and plenty of physical pleasure. They think and talk about things that are materialistic and practical ... and concentrate on supporting and enjoying themselves.
Under stress with Mercury in Taurus, views (and prejudices!!) become fixed, inflexible, coarse, lazy, self-indulgent, extravagant, and jealous.
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What Does Mercury Represent in Your Natal Chart? -- What is it ... and why is it important? ---> In mythology, Mercury was the winged messenger of the Gods. -- Your mind -- at work and play -- In Astrology, Mercury represents your conscious, rational mind. It tells a lot about your intellectual self; your ability to study, learn, analyze, communicate and work with information.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do,
I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
~ Emile Zola ~
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Born April 2, 1840
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