Mercury in Taurus transits tends to make our communications, thinking and learning styles slower but more persistent and enduring. When Mercury is transiting through Taurus we tend to be more down to earth, practical, and prefer to focus on tangible matters.
Mercury is related to our communications, thinking, learning, and how we express ourselves. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun (never more than 28° away from it) and is the fastest of the planets (not counting the Moon which is a luminary). Mercury can indicate travel in a local sense, as opposed to Jupiter representing travel in a larger sense (further afield).
Taurus is a fixed earth sign ruled by Venus. So when Mercury is in Taurus, we like to take our time and consider all the angles when reviewing data. Thinking and communications may be more conservative when Mercury is in Taurus but ideas are unlikely to be abandoned prematurely or forgotten about because of the emergence of some shiny new distraction.
The astrological house that Mercury is transiting (moving through) in your natal chart will show you what areas of your life will have an increase in communications, thinking, and learning during this time.
Mercury in Taurus through the astrological houses
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Mercury in Taurus transit 1st House (Taurus Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus transiting through your natal 1st house you are likely to be spending more time talking to or communicating with people in general and they are likely to respond positively. You may find yourself spending more time thinking about your health, appearance, and how others perceive you. Your curiosity is likely to be stronger than normal at this time, and your mind is likely to be able to process information easily.
Mercury in Taurus transit 2nd House (Aries Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus transiting through your natal 2nd house you may find yourself thinking about and discussing matters relating to your finances and possessions more than you normally would. This is also the house of values, including self-worth, so it may be a time that is spent contemplating your attitudes towards finances, material possessions, and what is important to you as an individual.
Mercury in Taurus transit 3rd House (Pisces Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus transiting through your natal 3rd house, you are likely to find that communications, in general, pick up in tempo. You may also find that you are spending more time communicating with siblings or those in your local neighborhood in particular. Early education, short courses, and transportation are also covered by the 3rd house, so you may find yourself thinking more about these subjects or needing to communicate with others with regards to these topics.
Mercury in Taurus transit 4th House (Aquarius Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 4th house, you may find yourself communicating with your family more than usual. There is also the possibility of needing to communicate with others regarding your home and or family. You may be more reluctant to share your views with those that are not members of your immediate family as this is an extremely personal natal house. You may find yourself thinking about or discussing your history, origins, and most personal matters during this time frame.
Mercury in Taurus transit 5th House (Capricorn Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 5th house, you are likely to be thinking about and communicating more with your children if you have them. The 5th is a house that is associated not only with what we create (including art as well as children) but what we do for fun and what we enjoy. Subjects such as romance, socializing, hobbies and sport are included in the 5th and could be on your mind more during this time. Mercury was the God of tricksters among other things, and in the 5th, a love for joking around and pranks may be higher than usual.
Mercury in Taurus transit 6th House (Sagittarius Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 6th house, your attention to details with regards to your work and communications with co-workers and bosses may improve and/or increase. This is also the house of your health and fitness so your general health, along with diet, exercise, and hygiene matters may be on your mind more while Mercury moves through this house. Pets are another 6th house topic and may have you thinking about them or communicating with others about them.
Mercury in Taurus transit 7th House (Scorpio Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 7th house, you are likely to be thinking more about your one on one relationships as well as communicating with partners more often. The 7th house includes not just our romantic partners, but also business partnerships and very good friends. Contacts and negotiations usually go well when Mercury is moving through this house, and it is also a good time to consult someone such as a specialist, counselor, or expect for advice.
Mercury in Taurus transit 8th House (Libra Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 8th house, you are likely to be thinking about and communicating more concerning shared finances and possessions. This can include assets from a partnership (business or romantic), loans, taxations, insurances, or inheritances. This is also the house of death, so matters to do with mortality may also be on your mind and under discussion when Mercury moves through this house.
Mercury in Taurus transit 9th House (Virgo Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus transiting through your natal 9th house, you are interested in broadening your horizons somehow. You may be interested in learning more about other cultures, philosophy, religion, or esoteric subjects such as astrology. Higher education is covered by the 9th house, as is long-distance travel, so these are matters that you may be thinking more about or communicating with others concerning. Publishing and the law are also covered by the 9th house so you may be focused more on these subjects as well.
Mercury in Taurus transit 10th House (Leo Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 10th house, you are likely to be thinking about career matters more. Communications in the workplace are likely to increase at this time, and this could be a great time to gain advice on how to advance in your career by talking to an employer or mentor. This is also the house of your public reputation, so if you have a large public event planned (not necessarily related to your career) you may be thinking about and communicating with others regarding this.
Mercury in Taurus transit 11th House (Cancer Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 11th house, you are likely to be communicating and thinking more about your friendships. This is also the house of groups and organizations, so you may find yourself more active in these situations. Our hopes and dreams are also included in the 11th house, so you may find yourself thinking more about what you want to do and how you plan to achieve it.
Mercury in Taurus transit 12th House (Gemini Ascendant)
If you have Mercury in Taurus moving through your natal 12th house, you may find yourself thinking and/or communicating with others about subjects such as addictions or mental health issues. This is the house of seclusion and confinement, so you may be more reclusive at this time or need more downtime. This is a house to do with hidden matters, so there can be a tendency to want to keep your thoughts to yourself while Mercury is transiting through this house.
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