When a person has his natal Mercury in Taurus, the sign will grant a big part of its attributes to everything that Mercury represents in his chart. As Mercury is generally governing our intellect and communication, Taurean energy will make the native’s expression quite stable and practical. This aspect is making the natal chart owner concentrate a lot on the material world and possessions, and can enhance his tactics for obtaining what he desires.
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and has planet Venus as its ruling celestial body. Taurus is also the natural ruler of the second house, which rules everything we possess, or at least that we feel we do. This will make Taurus Mercury people talk a lot and brag about what they have obtained, no matter if it is about an object, a person or a situation. They are therefore often very focused on the next objects of desire, which is not a surprise as Taurus is a fixed sign, famous for its stability and even stubbornness. When such an individual sets a goal in his mind, he will eventually reach it even if the procedure can be slow.
The steadiness of the sign will make such chart owners wait before deciding what to do. Venus, the ruler of the sign is blending her energies with the native’s Mercury, and she is definitely not famous for being a planet that rushes. Taurus Mercury people can enjoy waiting before taking a decision, and usually, this complacency can make them choose the right path. They have more time to process the necessary data, and once they choose what to do they will rarely change their mind. Eventually, this makes it also very difficult for them to change an opinion that they have formed. This can, of course, protect them from being influenced by other people’s thoughts, as they will usually stick to whatever they think about a subject. On the other hand, in case they have a wrong opinion, they will still prefer to stick to it until time brings a large inflow of information that proves that another opinion is better. Even then though, they will change their view gradually, and will definitely hesitate to jump quickly into another (and maybe opposite from the previous) pattern of thought.
A Taurus Mercury person tends to think before speaking, and might appear more silent than other signs. They have deliberately slower reactions towards any type of information, because they prefer to use more time for it to settle down and measure any possible parameters. Thus, when they react, their words are usually scheduled beforehand and follow some tactical pattern that they prefer to establish in their everyday communication. This is neither bad nor unethical; it is wrong to believe that they are manipulating their conversations. Simply enough, this is their way of treating the incoming and outgoing data.
The native with Mercury in Taurus may have a warm and slow voice, and the natural ruler of Taurus may make his verbal or written expression very beautiful. Curiously enough, Taurus Mercury people will talk a lot about luxury and money. The reason behind it is, of course, the connection of Taurus with the second house, responsible for wealth and prosperity. This is a very good placement for people who work in finances, as they may excel in transferring information connected with economics. Also, this placement can be very useful for salesmen, as their Mercurial intellect can be directly empowering their own Taurean/2nd house condition. Using the magic of words to create a beautiful image and sell something, an individual with such a placement is transforming his words into his own riches. In addition, as Taurus is the sign of senses, tastes, smells and touch are also enhanced receptors of data for their mind. This may also contribute even more to their intellectual appreciation of any type of luxury.
In the sign of Taurus, Mercury is in peregrine condition. Peregrine is a rather neutral condition, where a celestial body does not function very potently (as it does when in domicile or in exaltation), nor is very weak (as it does when in detriment or fall). Mercury has no real problems when in Taurus, except the slow pace it usually develops which is also not a disadvantage. The Taurean energy can be beneficial if assisted by other planetary positions, and the function of the planet mostly depends on aspects from other celestial bodies. More information about the Mercury’s potency while being received in the signs can be read in the article about Mercury’s Essential Dignities.
We should note that Mercury needs less than a month to move to a next sign, and is the quickest moving planet, as it is located very near to the Sun. Also, it cannot be more than one sign away from the sign where the Sun is. It has three times per year a period of retrograde motion, where it moves backwards in the heavens for apparently 20 days. Mercury is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Hermes, who was the messenger of the gods and protector of commerce. The planet governs intellect and trade, data and communication, while also transportation. In addition, the darker traits of Mercury include rulership of lies, swindling and theft, which are also definitely an archetypical part of commerce. Mercury is a hermaphrodite planet, with a balance between its masculine and feminine side. For this reason, it is rather well-received in most signs, as it can adapt quite easily to any possible surroundings.
This placement is ideal for people that are involved in business. Mercury in Taurus people are not only good at speaking about finances, their approach towards commerce usually is very solid. They can understand better than others how the material world functions, the algorithms of circulation of money through the social system, and their mind is constructed to be a wealth magnet. Occupations that suite them can be everything connected with economics, yet Taurus can offer many other different paths. The strong connection of the sign with the senses can make them be good appreciators of luxury. Thus, they can be promoting whatever is connected with pleasant tastes, smells and the other senses. From sommeliers to perfume marketers and art sellers, all this shiny glittery world can be their career terrain. In addition, people with Mercury in Taurus can use their voice as a strong tool in their job. The ideal jobs for such a chart owner are those that are practical, and that the success of any task is directly connected to their finances. They like to see the direct transformation of their efforts into wealth, and afterwards into desired objects that they crave to possess.
A negative trait of Mercury in Taurus is the possibility to become greedy and materialistic. Especially when Mercury is afflicted, the native may develop unhealthy ways of perceiving the idea of possessing wealth. Mercury can start glitching, giving obsessions about certain things that the native must acquire; otherwise, his mind will not be satisfied. The constant thinking about how to increase his material life may have an impact in slowing down his spiritual growth. Also, such people tend to become more egoistic than the average person, caring mostly about what they will offer to themselves rather than to the other people, even to their closest and dearest ones.
When a native has Mercury in Taurus, it will not make him an enthusiast of new projects. He does not like pioneering ideas, and prefers to stick to the beaten path that he or others have already followed. They prefer projects that last long than jumping from one to another. And no matter how long they last, they eventually will reach their completion. Unfinished business makes them go cookoo, so this makes them good managers but also business partners. They do not get bored even if they must follow the same steps over and over again, in a routine job. What they dislike, are projects that require chaotic movements and adaptability. Constant change is a burden.
When a natal Mercury in Taurus is well aspected in a natal chart, the native can indeed excel in the life area that the sign of Taurus rules. Good aspects guarantee a determined and tireless mind, which can endure heavy and long-lasting tasks. On the other hand, people with their natal Mercury in Taurus are definitely not good multi-taskers. This again disturbs the balances that their intellect prefers, which is following one direction and not jumping from one subject to another. Also, when the darker traits of Mercury are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the person may have also a mischievous side. We should not forget that god Hermes and Mercury are also ruling liars, thieves and all types of semi-legal or illegal activity.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.