Use your senses
Languorous thoughts invite you to slow down the pace mental activity while Mercury winds its way through Taurus. Grounding exercises, which call for you to name a particular sight, sound, texture or smell in your immediate environment, replace the rapid-fire exclamation marks that Mercury in Aries makes.
Mercury in Taurus is a sensory processing genius. A food or perfume savant who can recognize each subtle flavor note. Thinking is less loud than thinking through the act of notice. As it turns out, noticing can be a devotional act.
We get two distinct episodes of Mercury in Taurus — one while it’s direct, and one while it’s wrapping up the tail of a retrograde that begins in Gemini. Yet almost all of Mercury’s time in Taurus occurs with its ruling planet, Venus, in a position of great strength.
This influence is evident in love letters and YouTube beauty videos. Art, pleasure, and the best life can all be explained, medified, poetically written, conceptualized, and discussed.
Downloads and a critical choice
From April 10thThrough April 29thMercury glides through Taurus with the help of Venus, an exalted Venus. They form a sextile in their early years of courtship. April 17thThis is also when Mercury catches up with Uranus. Your education should be an apprenticeship in love and art. The downloads come fast, perhaps throwing you for a loop that you’ll probably enjoy.
It is time to make a crucial decision April 23rdAnd 24thMercury reasoning with Saturn and the North Node. We might be ready to roll with the information we’re receiving, but something could be holding us back.
Look for pragmatic applications of the skills you’re acquiring. They don’t have be boring, according to no one. Mercury’s sextile to Neptune, also on the 24thThis helps us keep the channel open to inspiration.
Mercury enters the shadowland
Mercury forms a sextile with Jupiter and enters its retrograde shadow. April 26thIt is still there, just days before it departs for Gemini. On, the first of three Trines to Pluto appears. April 28th. The shadow terrain’s edges are full of intelligence that is yet to be discovered. Though Mercury must first gain more legitimate press credentials in Gemini before it goes back for the whole scoop, we begin to get a sense that there’s more to the story.
Later, Mercury returns to Taurus. May 22ndIt pulls Mars aside to have a conversation about the game plan for the 23rd. The messenger is returning to the scene of the original injustice to report on the investigation. The strategy must be precise.
Mercury will be stationed directly conjunct fixed star Algol for the end of May, and the beginning of June (exact on). June 3rd). This burrowing is distinguished by deep grooves. It is possible that there is more primordial rage beneath the surface. We’re coming back for something that was taken from us when we swept a grave violation under the rug. Watch Nature do the right thing.
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Aries & Aries Rising
When we talk about time management, we usually talk about words like “bandwidth” and “resources.” This year’s Mercury in Taurus transit comes with a much more thorough accounting than usual of your inventory, budget, and treasure chests yet to be unlocked.
Throughout most of these negotiations, your bargaining power is strong. Naming your top talents and strengths, and even exalting these qualities in songs or poems can make you feel very expensive. Your time is valuable, too. You can reinvent your value by challenging your limits.
Mercury’s follow-up visit to Taurus in May and June comes with a more deliberate unpacking of your boxes. Pay-related conversations reach new ground. You must do more than just create a website and marketing copy to make yourself feel appreciated.
Don’t be alarmed if you dislodge some fury in the process. It is a sign that you are healing from the conditioning which made it easier to live with less.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
Reveries through the botanical gardens in your memories invite you to join the editing process of the autobiographical notes. An intimate review of the items in your storage closet will bring you face-to-face with new questions about who you are.
If it feels appropriate to try to answer them now, it’s because you’re writing the chapter of your story where previous plot inconsistencies are resolved through the narrative power of hindsight.
If you need to take some artistic liberties, that’s okay. It’s better to keep it wired up and inspired than to write dull metafiction. The creation of a hypersigil is a loving act of creativity that launches you into new paradigms.
You can expect a thorough revision process in the future. Or: Once more, but with feeling. It is necessary to take a deeper look at what all this means.
You will feel the molten core that lives within you when Mercury turns direct on June 3. Wilderness is whatever doesn’t come across as legible or palatable to others. The whole manuscript will sing when you share your raw truth.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
You haven’t disappeared — you’re just tinkering around inside the black box inner workings of your mind. Since you’re there anyway, you might as well slow down and take a leisurely stroll through the liminal space beyond your waking awareness.
A meditation retreat wouldn’t be the worst idea you could have during a time like this. Providing you don’t mind, it is possible to find time for contemplation and stillness. You can make a past life regression or memory retrieval literal or metaphorical however you like. No matter how much this may amount to, the best surprise might be that inner peace is not boring.
If April has you falling down the electric rabbithole, the May and June follow-up visits will take you deeper into the nooks. The excavation of shame, resentment, and the layers of assumed indebtedness that keep you stuck in codependent, transactional, or obligatory dynamics — that’s a process, not a weekend workshop.
No matter how well you think you hid it from yourself, a vital plume of incandescent rage propels you out of your slumber around Mercury’s direct station on June 3rd. If you feel the need to, invite your inner demons over for tea. Ask yourself: Who benefits from their demonization?
Cancer & Cancer Rising
It is easy to feel connected to the earth. However, the questions we must ask to get there are rarely simple.
Self-deception is the belief that we can somehow validate our feelings of love, connection, confidence, and wholeness. It’s not so much that you have to crowdsource your self-approval. It’s more that this sort of thing isn’t meant to happen in a vacuum.
Your group chats and discussion forums become the place for a lot of electric discourse in April. Keep your notes close at hand, as Mercury will be returning in May and June to make a follow-up visit. You might find it very enjoyable to examine them more closely.
If you’re invited down the garden path of deepening your communion with the collective, don’t be alarmed by roses bearing thorns. We are connected to each other by simple joys as much as we’re connected to each other by sorrows and grave injustices. As it all finally comes together around June 3, there is a sigh of solidarity.
Leo & Leo Rising
A shower is necessary in order to sing for yourself. To sing on stage, you must have an audience. What melodious, honey-tipped words will you serve up as an offering now that you’ve captured everyone’s attention?
To be clear, this isn’t an impromptu performance. This is you giving voice to the ongoing revolution of your life’s work. This is you encoding your professional reinvention — or your acceleration into uncharted territory — into language that can live in the places where the most eyes will see it. Website copy, speeches, interviews and announcements are all examples.
You’re on a ride, and you intend to take your onlookers with you. During Mercury’s first stint in Taurus in April, your inspired word captures the imagination of the collective. Brilliance shines that much more brightly when it’s shared.
Later, in May and June, retrograde Mercury returns to issue a correction to what was already published, or to dig deeper to the core of what you’re actually performing as a service.
If you feel called to go public with a story of grave injustice, Mercury’s direct station around June 3rd helps you hit the right note of vivid, animal fury. You might inspire someone else to go there.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
Ivory tower, or ivy walled path through the secret garden of learning? You could be re-enchanting academic foundations or reinvigorating theories with new intelligence. Knowledge is not handed down through institutional mechanics.
Your intellectual pursuits and cross-cultural relationships have been the focus of a profound political and spiritual awakening in recent years. Mercury’s arrival might cause you to sit down at your computer to write your thesis, only for it to emerge as a song.
April is about letting the melody flow through your body. You won’t know where the improvisational jam band in your mind takes you until you let it shred. The inspired journey curves in anticipation of what it couldn’t have previously known about. Drop seeds along your journey into the soil to give them a chance to flourish later.
Later, Mercury will track back its footsteps in May, June, and there will be more creative possibilities to explore. In this instance, however, creation may not look so different from destruction. Sometimes, it’s like abandoning what you thought you knew to meet an existential question halfway.
Libra & Libra Rising
Decisions become both simplified and complicated when they’re shared choices. Either they take you out of the echo chamber of your own subjective analysis hole, or they become even more loaded with the weight of someone else’s needs and expectations.
Take comfort in the fact that not everything is entirely up to your control. You can form new mental associations by delegating some of the mental load. The intimacy of being in it together, of being implicated in each other’s calculations, opens inroads to untapped sources of abundance.
April’s episode of Mercury in Taurus might find you wrapping up loose ends from tax season or logging brilliant insights regarding ways to feel more radically supported. Money talk isn’t usually fun, but if that’s what’s on the agenda, slip into something a little more comfortable, put on some music, and pour something decadent into your cup.
Your stress brain might become more of a genius brain when you signal to your body that you’re at ease.
Later, in May and June, you’ll be back digging for more receipts. There are many types of inheritances, each with different degrees of visible roots. Finding the root cause of the problem is often necessary. Whether it belongs to you or an ancestor, it’s never yours to hold alone.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
If you’re in the mood to fall in love with life again, start by treating each conversation like a stroll through a perfumed rose garden. Simple connection is an everyday, routine part of our daily lives. And then again, it’s a miracle of nature that we get to relate to each other at all.
Every interaction should be enjoyed. You’re not engaging with 10% of your mind, but with the sheer presence of all of your senses. It’s a subtle shift with big implications. It can transform your relationships in both the quieter and louder ways.
In some ways, this could be about “having the talk,” but you’re only putting into words a sense of possibility you’ve been experiencing in your partnerships for some time now. This April portion of the journey will be about the heart-opening potential that these dialogues offer.
You’ll circle back on some of what was discussed in May and June. Don’t be shy about interrogating the true substance of your exchanges. Even if the exchange touches a nerve or if you are able to dislodge something more serious than what an etiquette manual can teach, it is important to question the substance of your exchanges.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
Regular maintenance and upkeep doesn’t usually feel like a walk in the park, but here’s the thing — it could. Whether you’re negotiating the shared duties of a partnership, logging extra office hours, tinkering with health tracking apps, or calling in greater satisfaction around your own wellbeing, consider what would help you whistle while you work.
It will take less effort to make a task more enjoyable. This will help you get to the lightbulb moment. What if drudgery was a deviation from our natural providence. What if we are required to survive and the things that make us happy are for a reason?
Take your time and feel your way through these concepts for April. Stop and smell the rose-scented soap. Enjoy a quiet moment with your coworkers. Let a body worker name your knots while they finish them off. These physical acts can accelerate your own enlightenment.
Some of what you’re talking and thinking about will be up for greater scrutiny and review in May and June, when Mercury doubles back to Taurus. You might be able to spark a renewed and vital fury at capitalism by discussing high costs in wellness or the pay of your coworkers.
It can be used as a bright headlamp to help you navigate your way.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
Right now, life isn’t so much what happens when you’re making other plans, but what you appreciate with your senses. You’re basically getting a masterclass in what it means to savor the peach yourself, rather than reading a PhD thesis about a poem some guy wrote about peaches once.
You will find your enlightenment quickly and almost immediately if you allow yourself to be fully involved in the experience. These ideas might be great for future theories on art and sexual politics, but for now, let’s just enjoy the creative acceleration and erotic experimentation. You’re imbibing your way to an exciting discovery about the nature of what brings you to life.
April’s chapter of Mercury in Taurus drops insights into your purse like little candies for later. You unwrap them as if you were unwrapping your own gifts in May and June.
Discovering something new about your sexuality, reeling from the shockwaves of a creative breakthrough, and realizing you don’t have to enjoy yourself the way you used to can lead to big questions about your identity.
This soul retrieval process also involves accessing the buried layers and rage surrounding your most generative impulses. Use it as momentum to propel you forward.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
Before you can figure out what you want, it is a good idea to get back to basics with the lineage that gave you your DNA. Many of the static that tries to move through your body has ancient, ancient origins. It might be a bit like returning to the fountainhead to see the gardens of paradise, where your origin stories and creation myths were set.
Even familiar settings can surprise you. Even foundations that seem fixed can be accelerated toward a new start. Connect with your roots, your ancestral people, and the land you call home. You don’t always have to look beyond your own basement for buried treasure.
You might feel like you are on a joyride down memory lane that you have never been down before during the Mercury in Taurus April chapter. This influence can make old things feel new, even the way you communicate and interact with your family.
The messenger may be able to retrace their steps from May and June by returning to the site. This could be considered more of a memory retrieval. An archaeological dig’s yield is often worthy of museum consideration, but it is not always a pleasant sight to see. The spot might be marked by a red-hot vein containing ancient fury. Keep going until you feel the relief.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
A walk in a park is more than just a walk through it. It is an accounting of all your connections to the world. And that belongs to you. If you’re looking for a way to ground yourself as a big wave of impressions washes over you, look first and foremost to the delights of your immediate environment.
What’s local is inspired. What’s accessible is teeming with compelling insights. When nature is eager to talk to you, you don’t have to travel very far to hear the news. You will find the message in your neighborhood haunts, your habitually scrolled news feeds, or the people whose messages are at the top of you message history.
In April, your Mercury in Taurus adventure takes you off the path most routinely traveled to a detour you’re sure to delight in. You never know when a literal or metaphorical open mic night may open the doors to your creativity. Don’t be afraid to share your ideas, curiosity, and willingness for learning new skills.
You’ll be back to dig deeper into this particular rabbit hole in May and June. To get to the bottom, you might need your wider network of friends or acquaintances. Twitter’s hive mind is a powerful detective. The soil’s mycelium is just as important. You might be able to uncover a terrible story by leaving no stone unturned. Perhaps you’re the one best equipped to write it out of obscurity, and toward a greater sense of justice.