mercury Taurus

From little things, big things grow…


Even if I do say so myself, I’ve been on creative fire over the last couple of months. I’ve come up with some pretty cool schemes and potential business ideas- none of which I’m likely to follow through with.

My personal favourite is a reality TV show involving the office furniture equivalent of dumpster diving…Grand Designs style on a bargain basement budget…you heard it here first.

In true Pisces style, I’ll come with a million shoulda woulda coulda excuses- of which the main one is that whilst they are pretty cool ideas (well, to my mind), at the end of the day they make no logical, let alone financial or practical sense. Although I still think that there’s a market for electric drums built into steering wheels and singstar piped through the car stereo system. Don’t look at me like that- I have a long commute.

But that’s the nature firstly, of Mercury in Pisces- where any dream is possible; and then Mercury in Aries- where ideas come thick, fast and break new ground. In Pisces dreams are made. In Aries, ideas are generated and ambitions articulated. In Taurus, they are either turned into concrete goals or buried in concrete. Either way, they stick. In Taurus the seed takes root.

When Mercury is in Taurus these ideas are analysed using every sense until it is fully understood. Each proposal must have a practical and demonstrable outcome. Questions require answers- proper answers, not Aries spin… Concepts need to be fully understood in terms of “what does this mean to me?” and “what will this mean for my security?” and “what will I gain from this?” Not that Taurus is necessarily self-centred, but, as an earth sign, her base motivation is that of physical and material security and the preservation of that.

Mercury is by nature quite flexible- hence the terms “mercurial” or “quick silver”, but in Taurus, arguably the most fixed of fixed signs (the term “stuck in the mud” comes to mind…) he is quite change resistant. OK, I will be the one to say it- in Taurus, Mercury is downright stubborn, rigid and a lot more closed to new ideas. To let go of the old is to threaten security- there is comfort in the way things are.

That’s not to say that Mercury in Taurus won’t change, just that you take your time to ponder and absorb. Only when the concept is fully understood do you make your decision.

To use the garden analogy that tends to accompany most blogs Taurus: the soil is properly prepared, values and commitments considered, the ground checked over (again) for underlying pipes and power cables so that whatever is planted can take root and grow tall & strong….

Taurus is ruled by Venus, so art and beauty is important- even in speech. Although what Mercury in Taurus has to say may be down to earth and realistic, it will be said in a voice that is usually quite pleasant- a voice you want to listen to and that you will take seriously.

And that’s a good thing- because whilst Mercury in Taurus isn’t as garrulous as she is in other signs (looking at you Gemini…), when she does open her mouth to speak, she will do so carefully, and choose her words with just as much care. She says it like it is, without embellishment or bubbles or scattered meanings. The facts as they are.

Mercury in Taurus rarely is caught with Foot In Mouth Syndrome- he thinks before he speaks and he thinks while he is speaking (maybe I can learn a thing or two from this).

This placement does, however, find it difficult to let imagination take full flight, but what they lack in this regard, they make up for in sensual appreciation. Mercury in Taurus usually has very well developed senses.

As an aside, Mercury in Taurus often has a more than reasonable singing voice too- it just takes a little more to get her out from behind a hairbrush (insert here whatever you sing into- whether it be hairdryer, wooden spoon or bottle of Crown Lager) and behind a microphone! This is especially true if Mercury happens to be nicely aspected by Venus or Neptune…but that is by the by…

Just now, after the hullaballoo (just how cool is that word?) of the Grand Cross thingie, having some time to think seems a little like a luxurious necessity- and yes, I’m aware of the contradiction.

For many of us, ideas have been seeded, changes sprung and new beginnings, well, begun. For many of us, there have also been endings. Each of these needs processing.

If you’re having problems grounding your thoughts or stepping back, try meditating (I know, I know…I don’t do it either- even though I know I should), gardening (yep, hands up there too- the triffids have reinvaded), or walking (nope, haven’t been doing enough of that lately either!).

Sticking to routine will help, as will, my favourite method of bringing earth into my life, good food, wine and other activities that stimulate the senses.

You can find more ideas to help you regain your footing and stabilize your thoughts at this post, but for now, I’m rather liking the sound of that wine suggestion…in moderation, of course.