Mercury speeds into the grounded earth sign of Taurus today.
Similar to his multifaceted nature, Mercury is complex and exhibits rulership over many affairs of both humans and the spiritual world. In mythology, Mercury, aka Hermes, was the the only deity who could move freely between the underworld, the earth, and the realm of the gods.
This is symbolic of the expansive capacity of our human mind. And, it is our mind, or ability to reason, which separates humans from many other forms of life on earth. It is through thought and action that we arrive to a point of questioning our divine origin and purpose.
Having cleared his previous retrograde, Mercury moves speedily through Taurus – landing for his brief respite only from May 8th -May 24th. True to Taurean fashion, communications become deliberate and even formalized.
This is actually an excellent time to commit to binding contracts as the fixed earth nature of Taurus solidifies agreements. Mercury in Taurus is big on facts, and not so impressed by unproven theories.
This is also a good time to commit to a new home. (If you are thinking of relocating – contact me about Astro*Carto*Graphy – I can help you find your PERFECT PLACE) A natural traveler, Mercury in Taurus loves to gather information through the actual experience of being on location, rather than just reading about it.
A messenger and connector of worlds, Mercury is also associated with alchemy and magic. Mercury completes his complete orbit around the sun in only 88 days – a number of creation and manifestation. Through the unity of intuition, thought, emotion, and experience, Mercury helps us move ahead and develop a vision for that which we wish to create.
While Mercury is in Taurus we work to develop efficiency in our work. New ideas are not always the best – rather this is a time to perfect what we have. Now we solidify our presence in the material world which in turn sets us free to contemplate the mysteries of the unseen realm. It is through the blending of the two forces of the caduceus of Mercury, the ida and pingala, yin and yang, the dark and light, that we come to enlightenment and fly free.
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