Mercury enters Taurus on the 19th 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.
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.
Only four days after entering Taurus, Mercury will meet up with Uranus (23rd April 10°15’ same day that OOB Mars enters Cancer), 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.
On the 25th April, Mercury will square Saturn (12°53’) and conjoin Venus (13°47’) you may feel the need to express your sentiments in a very responsible manner or you may think it’s time to appreciate what you’ve already got. Or you may feel reluctant to share your thoughts.
On the 30th of April, Mercury will sextile Neptune (22°21’) sextiles are considered “opportunities” so you will have the chance to stimulate your imagination but this is not the ideal aspect for clear thinking and care of detail.
On May 2nd Mercury will make a trine aspect to Pluto (26°48’), turning inwards to understand things better may become an obsession for some, so time alone is best today.
On May 3rd Mercury will square Jupiter (28°41’), optimism and looking forward to a brighter future could be part of today’s theme, plan carefully and get all the details right!