Mercury in Taurus

In earthy Taurus, Mercury takes on a much slower pace.

Taurus can be a methodical, slow sign, so communication in this placement is all about taking your time and getting it right. This sense of deliberation can come off as stubborn, but don't be afraid to stand your ground. Mercury in Taurus is geared toward concrete, down-to-earth thinking. This is a good time to make thoughtful, strategic, long-term decisions. Laying the groundwork now for your future will pay dividends with this boost of analytical prowess.

Mercury in Taurus: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Earth & Fixed

Positive keywords for Mercury in Taurus:

  • Concrete
  • Meticulous
  • Productive
  • Sensible
  • Steady

Negative keywords for Mercury in Taurus:

  • Boring
  • Intellectually Lazy
  • Narrow-minded
  • Slow
  • Uncompromising

Mercury in Taurus Personality

"Tell it like it is." The judgements of a Taurus Mercury are well done, having spent hours cooking within their consciousness. What some may mistake for intellectual laziness or lethargy is actually the measured nature of these individuals' thought processes. Much goes into Taurus Mercury's decision-making. A wealth of sensory information acts as their guiding star.

Therefore, if they've said something, it was intentional. Vacillation is out of the question for these natives. Their strong-mindedness sets their beliefs in stone. Like the Bull that symbolizes their sign, those with their Mercury in Taurus are not easily moved. Conversely, these folks aren't the most argumentative and to attempt to engage with them may feel a little like yelling at a wall. Perhaps to soften their hard natures, many with their Mercuries in Taurus often have soothing tones.

Positive Traits

Those with their Mercury in Taurus have a very nuts and bolts approach to communication, though with a certain delicacy as allotted by Venus. Commence sense is a key feature of this placement's thought process, so Taurus Mercury rarely entertains wild ideas or concepts. The practical and proven are the stomping grounds for these folks. However, they aren't without their creative exploits. After all, Taurus is ruled by lovely Venus, and the planet of love is a sucker for pretty things.

Paired with their patience, their eye for beauty makes them capable of producing aesthetically pleasing and labor-intensive works of art.

Negative Traits

Being such a habit-minded sign, Taurus in this placement rarely opens itself to novel points of view. After all, their decision-making process can take inordinate amounts of time. They refuse to be rushed, which can be more than a minor annoyance in situations where time is of the essence.

Therefore, attempting to change these natives' minds can feel and even be pointless. If they unseal their ears by chance, their sluggishness would have the adoption of new ideas take forever. In some cases, their cautiousness veers into inaction and even intransigence.


Slow and steady wins the race for those with their Mercury in Taurus. This placement incarnates the immovable object trope, blithely refusing to “go with the flow.” Of course, this makes disagreements with these natives a pain in the neck at the best of times.

Individuals with this placement feel that some of the greatest exploits are achieved in the face of opposition. Taurus Mercury knows this and sticks to their guns with the certainty that their perseverance will pay out in the end. Whether this proves to be true, Taurus Mercury couldn't care less.