Connecting with Mercury in Taurus, Decans, & Tarot
Connecting with Mercury in Taurus, Decans, & Tarot
Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, when in Taurus, has a special set of tools we are encouraged to use and many gifts that are easily overlooked. Let take a deeper look into this energy and pinpoint some practical strategies so we can use this energy to our benefit.
Taurus is our sensual fixed earth sign, and it is associated with stability, practicality, fertility, and determination. Mercury in Taurus adds to this energy by bringing a slow and steady approach to communication and thought processes. Allergic to drama and abrupt change, Taurus prefers realness, simplicity, and would rather have a hug than a long talk. Experiencing life through the senses is a magical specialty of Taurus.
Taurus is also associated with our personal power and sense of self-worth. With Mercury here, we’ve got our deepest reserves of dignity and grounded self-possession full available so we can take calculated risks and make new agreements knowing we’ve got our own backs.
Mercury is a fast mover, when left to their own devices. When in Taurus we are encouraged to take our time in processing information and making decisions. This energy favors a deliberate and cautious approach to communication, which can help us avoid misunderstandings and miscommunications. We may find ourselves more drawn to concrete ideas and tangible evidence, rather than abstract concepts or theories.
This placement can also help us focus on the practical aspects of our lives, such as finances and possessions. We may feel a stronger desire to create a stable and secure environment for ourselves and our loved ones. Truly, Taurus is where real wealth can grow. Fixed Earth is required for anything to reach its full potential, including our finances. This energy can also help us approach tasks with patience and persistence, allowing us to achieve our goals through slow and steady progress.
However, just like anything in astrology, we are dealing with a spectrum of energy so there are some pitfalls and challenges. The slow and deliberate nature of this energy can sometimes lead to stubbornness and resistance to change. We may find ourselves more resistant to new ideas or ways of thinking, preferring to stick with what we know and are comfortable with. This can lead to missed opportunities or stagnation.
It's important to find a balance between the practical and the innovative during this time, or all the time if your natal Mercury is in Taurus. While it's important to maintain stability and security, we must also be open to new ideas and approaches. It's essential to remember that change is a necessary part of growth and progress.
Mercury in Taurus can also have an impact on our relationships. This energy favors simple, honest, and straightforward communication, which can strengthen our connections with others. However, we must be careful not to become too rigid in our thinking, as this can lead to conflicts and misunderstandings.
Tips for Mercury in Taurus:
-DO take risks that involve relying on YOU
-DO communicate via music and touch
-DO learn a new recipe for something delicious
-DO make a plan for being a good animal who gets enough sleep, nutrition, touch, and companionship
-DO avoid drama like the plague it is
-DO look over your finances and make necessary adjustments
-DON’T make rash decisions, breathe baby
-DON’T be a stubborn ass and refuse to budge just for the sake of being stubborn
Mercury through the decans of Taurus.
In the Tarot, Mercury is represented by the Magician. He represents having the prime creative force at our fingertips. He is a time traveler, journeyer of the Otherworlds, trickster, master manifestor, and alchemist. He moves quickly and is adept at sleight of hand.
In Taurus, instead of having his nose in books (which is one of his favorite things), Mercury is more inclined to channel and receive messages from the divine through touch, sight, smell, or otherwise through the senses. He has to slow down in order to do this, which goes against his grain….at first. Once Mercury gets to the 3rd decan of Taurus, he’s got this more earthy thing down.
The first decan of Taurus is represented by the 5 of Pentacles. This is commonly referred to the card of “being left out in the cold.” This accentuates the feeling of entering a totally new and different environment and feeling sorry for ourselves for a minute. That’s okay though, because the blessings are still there. We just have to make the choice to see them and feel them with our senses, including all our extra psychic senses.
The second decan of Taurus brings us to the 6 of Pentacles. Now there is an exchange going on, but who really has the upper hand? Does anyone? Is it just an illusion? There’s more of an emotional vibe now because the Moon boosts this card. The Moon can also confuse and obscure things from our awareness. However it rolls, it’s still feeling a bit better because there is energy moving now, albeit slower than Mercury wants.
By the time Mercury gets to the 3rd decan of Taurus, Saturn shows up in the 7 of Pentacles with the gift of stability, longevity, planning for the long-term, and a moment to think about the seeds we’ve planted. Do we need to revise a plan? Take a different direction? Plant new seeds? Or are we feeling satisfied and boosted by the work we’ve done and the horizon we’re facing ahead.