Have you felt a bit spicier when interacting with others than usual lately? Have you experienced impulsivity and fiercely passionate energy that sometimes leads to irritation or tension during conversations?
If you’ve been feeling feisty and competitive in the past few weeks, you’ve been interacting with or responding to the energy of Mercury in Aries, which began on March 27th and lasts until April 10th – a period of quick decisions, bold actions, and an assertive spirit.
And if that energy felt a little too erratic or excitable for you, especially when communicating, then you can breathe a sigh of relief because Mercury – the planet of communication, information, and the mind – is moving into grounded, calming Taurus on April 10th, bringing an earthy essence that will help you feel rooted in the terrain below your feet.
And while this transit will deliver quite a bit of balanced, harmonious energy to some signs – Earth signs in particular – it can make communication more difficult for other zodiac signs. That’s why we’re here today to talk about the six signs that need to focus on developing stronger communication skills during this time, building deeper bonds with others, and allowing you to fully and authentically express yourself.
Plus, we’ve got some tips and tricks for all the signs to ensure we’re collectively enhancing communication on a global scale!
So, keep reading if you’re ready to learn what Mercury in Taurus means, both in transit form and when appearing on your natal chart, and how to make the most of this down-to-earth transit.
What Does Mercury in Taurus Mean?
You may be asking yourself what Mercury in the sign of Taurus actually represents, and that depends on whether we’re talking about the transit itself or placement within one’s birth chart.
Let’s dive deeper to find out!
Mercury in Taurus Transit
This transit occurs when fast-moving Mercury travels through the constellation of Taurus, picking up on this sign’s luxurious yet practical energy and infusing Taurean traits into certain areas of our lives – like thoughts, ideas, conversations, and even tiny adventures that involve short-distance travel.
Taurus, as an Earth sign, is determined, focused, and often stubborn. Once you’ve made up your mind during this transit, it may be hard for you to shift your focus or keep an open mind regarding new options and ideas. Taurus is symbolized by the bull, after all – an animal with a steadfast, fighting spirit.
While Mercury in Taurus is certainly helpful for planning long-term goals, thinking logically and practically, and remaining grounded, it can also cause rigid, inflexible thinking and an intense need for order or routine.
This fact alone makes balance and vulnerability crucial now, especially for certain signs.
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Mercury in Taurus in the Birth Chart
If you were born while Mercury was dashing through this meticulous sign, you’re the kind of person who likes to mull over each detail before making decisions. This is a self-assured and confident placement, which can contribute further to that stubborn nature that Taurus is known for.
Those with a Mercury in Taurus are direct communicators, but they may not be open to the idea of sharing their feelings or emotions too often. Taurus is a sign that doesn’t spend too much time in the realm of emotion in the first place. Ruled by luxurious and lavish Venus, Taurus would much rather focus its energy on beauty and success than spend time on emotional subjects.
When combined with the swift and slightly hyperactive energy of Mercury, this placement favors swiftly moving past emotional issues rather than taking the time to talk them through.
Each placement has both strengths and weaknesses, however. Let’s explore a few more traits associated with this placement in the birth chart.
- Clear communication
- Assertive style
- Stubborn attitude
- Inflexible thinking
- Critical outlook
With the right self-care routines and enough time spent connecting to Mother Nature’s healing energy, this can be a stellar, successful placement that takes you far!
But we can all use balance, right? Let’s take a look at six signs that need to find extra balance and harmony for smooth communication during Mercury in Taurus.
6 Signs That Need to Focus on Communication During this Transit
Libra shares a ruling planet with Taurus, meaning that the opulent, decadent energy of Venus affects this sign just as it does Taurus. Further, Libra is an Air sign – far more connected to thoughts and ideas rather than feelings and emotions.
You would much rather have a lighthearted discussion than dive into a pool of heavy or melodramatic conversation. But you would do well to connect to your own well of sensitivity and emotion to better connect to and empathize with others.
While Mercury was in your assertive sign, Aries, you may have felt like your communication skills were on fire. But while Mercury dances through in slow and steady Taurus, you may feel stuck during your interactions with others, like you’ve slowly been sucked into conversation quicksand.
Your impulsive nature typically serves you well, but this transit urges you to slow down and think about what you want to say before you begin to speak. It is especially important that you let go of rigid ideas or uncompromising opinions during this period.
Yoga, especially when performed outdoors, is a fantastic way for you to open your heart and your mind while encouraging you to slow down and savor the moment.
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You have a heart of gold, Virgo, and we know you mean well – but your communication style can come across as overly critical to your more sensitive or emotional peers, especially when Mercury is in another direct and earthy sign like Taurus.
To build stronger bonds and practice effective communication, it’s important that you focus more on understanding and empathy than small details or constructive criticism. You’ll catch far more flies with honey than with vinegar during this transit.
Yours is a sign of great mystery, Scorpio, and frankly, you prefer it that way. You’re not one to wear your heart on your sleeve, especially when the planet of communication spends time in an emotionally reserved sign such as Taurus.
This transit may even make it harder for you to communicate your own emotions to yourself, leaving little opportunity for sharing those feelings with others. It’s critical that you remain in touch with your emotions to ensure effective, transparent communication.
Try writing your feelings down before you attempt to share them with others. Journaling, or organizing your thoughts and emotions, will make it easier to incorporate them into conversations with others.
Aquarius is a sign that prefers going cold to engaging in confrontation, making it nearly impossible for you to (willingly) engage in heavy or difficult conversations. This is made even more obvious during Mercury in Taurus, as you may favor sucking it up or even burying it down over talking it out now.
While confrontation can induce anxiety, it can also create deeper understanding between individuals and lead to brilliant new approaches to difficult challenges. In fact, once you start facing these bothersome conversations head-on, you may find that you have a knack for smoothing things over!
Aquamarine is a stone that has a special connection to your sign, and it just happens to enhance communication skills and help keep emotions calm and collected during tense interactions.
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As the king of the jungle – or the lion in astrology – Leo takes pride in their royal status. Confidence is not lacking in the personality of the Leo. Yet, this confidence can turn into an overinflated ego when your energy isn’t balanced, and that makes for a bad listener.
Your challenge during this period is to focus more of your energy on listening than getting your own point across when communicating. You may be surprised at how much more you learn when you’re concentrated on the other person’s point of view.
Meditation is one of the most beneficial practices for quieting the mind and learning to find comfort in stillness and (your own) silence. Practice daily meditation to promote patience and the ability to receive others’ messages.
How to Have Better Communication for All Zodiac Signs
It doesn’t matter what your birth chart entails, we could all stand to sharpen our communication skills and add a few helpful conversational gizmos to our verbal toolbelt. Here are a few tips and tricks for better communication, no matter what your sign is.
1. Choose Your Conversational Companions Wisely
You can spend years sharpening your communication skills and still find yourself at a loss if you’re chatting with the wrong people. Some individuals are not yet on their journey of self-discovery and growth, and they may be stuck in negative patterns that will sneak their way into your exchanges.
Be sure that you’re consciously choosing the company you keep when possible, and let the observant and discerning eye of Taurus help you along the way. If you’re in a situation where you simply have to engage in a discussion with a conversational bully, practice patience, remain calm, and remove yourself from the situation as soon as you can.
2. Be Aware of Body Language
You might be saying all the right things and still manage to send the wrong message if your body language doesn’t align with your verbal communication. Certain poses, like crossed arms or hunched posture, may indicate that you are feeling closed off or defensive – regardless of what you’re actually saying.
In other words, avoid being the physical embodiment of the stubborn, Taurean bull.
Open, confident posture shows that you are relaxed and responsive to what the other person has to say. Lean in, maintain eye contact, and mirror the body language of others to make them feel more comfortable and receptive.
3. Maintain Emotional Composure
Nothing stops an effective conversation short like a sudden outburst of emotion from either party. When our emotions go unchecked, we may say things we don’t mean or lash out rather than attempt to understand the other’s point of view.
Emotional composure and objectivity are best pals with effective communication, allowing you to share your message and receive information from others without misunderstandings or assumptions.
Breathe deeply, center yourself in compassion and love, and try to engage that calm, founded energy of Taurus now.
Cerebral Mercury Meets Earthy Taurus
There are lessons to be learned and beautiful connections to be made through each of Mercury’s transitions from one sign to another. Understanding the energy that one sign brings to this speedy, intellectual planet ensures that you make the most of each Mercurial transit.
Mercury in Taurus is a time to embrace the enhanced focus, infuse your communication style with grounded energy and a commitment to understanding, and let go of stubbornness or rigidity in your thoughts and opinions.
How will you use Mercury in Taurus to deepen your bonds and improve your conversational capabilities?
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