Mercury enters Taurus on 28th April. Mercury in this Fixed, Earth sign can be associated with common sense, down-to-earth thinking and practical intelligence with an eye on security and self-worth issues. When contrasted in the natal chart, he could turn narrow-minded, stubborn, inflexible and suspicious of new ideas and theories. In all cases he takes his time to make decisions but once made they usually become irrevocable.
Taurus rules the 2nd house in traditional astrology and so it regards all things connected to our value system, not only our monetary and material comforts but also our self-esteem.
Mercury transits are fast. During the planet’s stay in Taurus the speed will be extra fast at 2°+ per day so the following aspects will last less than a day (all dates GMT).
28th April: square Saturn in Aquarius (1°49’) – new and innovative ideas and plans could be birthed today as critical thinking is privileged.
1st May: conjunct Uranus (6°52’), the planet of innovation and surprises. Expect unusual ideas to jump into your head, some practical, others not so, there may also be contrariety if others aren’t in agreement with you or vice versa, since we all have our own unique thoughts about this or that. There may be unexpected and upsetting moves too, Taurus is a fixed sign that doesn’t appreciate when things and people move too fast.
7th May: sextile Neptune in Pisces (20°22’), sextiles are considered “opportunities” so we will have the chance to stimulate our imagination but this is not the ideal aspect for clear thinking and care of detail.
9th May: trine retrograde Pluto in Capricorn (24°56’) – looking inside ourselves to understand things better may become an obsession for some so time alone is best today.
10th May: trine Jupiter in Capricorn (27°12’) – more information is necessary in order to make plans for the future
11th May: square Mars in Aquarius (28°43’) – walk don’t run, tripping up in more ways than one is more than probable today.
“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” John de Paola