When Venus transits Taurus, we as the human collective have the opportunity to notice what is missing in our value system. During this first cardinal phase, if we remain cool-headed, we can use this energy to see where there are “cold spots” in our self-love and our core values. This is how we teach others how to treat us. This can be an uncomfortable and confronting exercise, but if we devote ourselves to this work, we only stand to benefit.
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.