Mercury in Taurus

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Mercury in Taurus

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Practical, Stable, Determined, Steady, Loyal, Persistent, Sensible, Deliberate, Patient,

Down-to-earth, Sensual, Appreciative, Stubborn, Possessive, Slow-paced, Dependable

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The Basics

In Astrology, Mercury represents communication, intellect, and mental processes. It influences how we think, express ourselves, and gather knowledge, playing a crucial role in shaping our communication skills and mental abilities.

If you have Mercury in Taurus, you have a practical and steadfast way of communicating. You prefer clear and straightforward conversation, without any rush or unnecessary complexity. You're a slow and thorough thinker, ensuring that your decisions are well-grounded and reliable.

When it comes to communication, you tend to stick to what you know, preferring tried and true methods over new approaches. Your patient nature allows you to listen attentively to others, making them feel heard and appreciated.

Your thoughts and ideas are often practical, aimed at creating tangible results. You have a natural talent for building and nurturing, making you a dependable collaborator in team environments. Your sensual side might lead you to appreciate art, beauty, and luxury, which can also reflect in your communication style.

You have patience and the ability to stick with something until the end.  You may assimilate educational material at a slower pace than others, but once a concept is learned, it is never forgotten.  You hate being forced or rushed into a decision or an action, especially if you have not been given time to think it all through and evaluate the practicalities of the situation.  Once your mind is made up, that's it.  It will take a lot to undo it.  

However, your determined and steady mindset can sometimes turn into stubbornness. You might find it hard to change your mind once it's made up, and adapt to unexpected changes.

In a nutshell, with Mercury in Taurus, you have a reliable and steadfast communication style. You're a deliberate thinker, value practicality, and aren't easily swayed by fleeting trends or ideas.

You may be drawn to careers in finance, art, agriculture, culinary arts, or any field that requires a steady and practical approach.  Seeing tangible results from your work is most satisfying. 

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*Look at your Cosmodyne scores and discover whether your Mercury is Harmonious or Discordant.

While everyone has good and bad days, your Cosmodynes reveal where you lean toward on average.

(As we age, we learn to deal with all of our placements, and hopefully, we evolve into more harmonious beings than our Natal charts suggest.)

Transits to your Mercury, especially from the outer planets, can greatly affect its expression as well.


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A Harmonious Mercury in Taurus

  • You are a practical and resourceful problem solver, able to analyze complex information and make sound decisions based on solid facts and data.
  • You are a patient and dependable worker, able to handle tedious or repetitive tasks with ease and efficiency.
  • You have a natural talent for music, art or design, and enjoy expressing yourself in creative and artistic ways.
  • You are a loyal and devoted friend, and possess a strong sense of responsibility and duty towards those you care for.
  • You are a hardworking and ambitious individual, with a strong desire for financial security and stability.

a stormy cloud iconA Discordant Mercury in Taurus

  • You can be inflexible and stubborn, and may have a tendency to cling to old ideas or methods rather than embracing new and innovative approaches.
  • You may have a possessive streak, and struggle with letting go of people or possessions that you perceive as valuable or important to you.
  • You may sometimes struggle with change, and have a tendency to resist or fear anything that upsets your sense of stability and security.


Remember, everyone's charts are unique and complex.  Describing a single element of a chart (like Mercury in Taurus) doesn't account for other influences that would provide more details.

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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.