Starting on May 10th and lasting until June 3rd, the Mercury’s backward dance in Taurus will introduce an element of uncertainty in the sphere of communication, contacts, purchases, and travel. During the retro cycle of this planet, electronics malfunction more often than usual, plans may unexpectedly change, and ex-partners may return. Mercury retrograde in Taurus will greatly slow down the process of perception of new information. It will bring strong inertia to all spheres controlled by this planet.
In this article, I will share some important information about this period and tips on making Mercury retrograde in Taurus a harmonious and peaceful time for you.
What Is Mercury Retrograde?
The retrograde state of the planet is an astrological term reflecting the astronomical difference in the speeds of movement of the planet Earth and other planets.
Retrograde is a particular type of movement of the planet when from the Earth, it seems to us that it’s going backward, although the planet simply changes direction relative to the Sun. All planets periodically become retrograde. For some, it happens every few months or every few years. But Mercury is usually the record holder in this “marathon”: a retrograde period occurs on average 3-4 times a year.
Mercury is the only planet whose retrograde effect is felt by most people on Earth. It is believed that Mercury has a detrimental impact on people during the retrograde period, but if you properly use the energy of this period, you can benefit from it.
Mercury is the planet of contacts, contracts, information, intellectual activity, communication, and commerce. It is associated with travel and transport, negotiations, training, and signing documents. Mercury is responsible for memory, speech, oratory, logic, and intelligence. Therefore, its retrograde movement may negatively affect all of the above.
Mercury is a planet that has a strong influence on our daily life. This is especially relevant for those living in the big cities, drivers, and people involved in the field of communications.
Mercury has a strong influence on intellect, and on how we perceive and analyze information. During the retro phase, subjective perception prevails over objective perception – it is important to remember this and double-check the information before you believe it and share it with others.
Mercury Retrograde In Taurus
Taurus is one of the most inert constellations. It promotes stability and a strong foundation. Therefore, the perception of new information will slow down during this Mercury retrograde phase. It brings strong inertia to all spheres controlled by Mercury. The main lesson here is not to lose sight of the present moment. During this time, it makes more sense to slowly master the knowledge that you already have rather than focus on learning something completely new.
During this period, from May 10th till June 3rd, we will have to overcome various obsessions because of the specific character of Mercury retrograde in Taurus which gives an intense fixation on certain beliefs and ideas. The lesson of this period is to reconsider these beliefs and ideas.
The main focus of Mercurian energy is to maintain communication and transfer information and knowledge from one to another. During Mercury retrograde, it is this function that fails the most: documents get lost, and errors are found when filling out and processing papers. Therefore, we have to be very attentive during this time, to double-check documents before we sign or fill them out.
In terms of health, Mercury retrograde in Taurus may provoke sleep disorders, and bring problems with the throat and neck area.
Any planet that is in retro motion creates the possibility of clearing our negative karma by learning the spiritual lessons that the planet brings. Here are the spiritual lessons that Mercury teaches us during this retrograde phase:
- Learning how to slow down and observe.
- Accepting people for who they are without judging them.
- Learning to accept people’s lack of focus and attention and not to judge or criticize them for their mistakes or forgetfulness.
- Developing kindness and compassion towards every living being.
- Working on your commitment and patience.
- Learning to be more flexible and adjust to any uncertain situation or unexpected event.
- Reducing consumerism in your life and spending less money.
The Dos During Mercury Retrograde
During Mercury retrograde in Taurus, the following actions will be favorable:-
#1: Finish things
If you want something new to happen in your life, make room for it, and finish things before moving forward. Think about how many things you need to finish, delegate, or get rid of before you can move on and bring new relationships, abundance, and wealth into your life. This period is perfect for finishing old relationships, getting rid of toxic people, and sorting out your feelings and emotions. You can also quit your old job.
#2: Deal with unfinished and running projects and documents
You can finish the article, or finish the book you’re working on. It is good to restore order, and throw away all unnecessary papers, archives, and media.
#3: Meet with friends
This is a good time to meet with friends and family members you haven’t seen in a long time. If you had some miscommunication problems in the past, it’s time to solve them. Reaching out and reconnecting with people you haven’t been talking to for a while is very beneficial during this time.
#4: Analyze your mental attitudes
Pay attention to how your thoughts and attitude shape your reality. Think about – what thoughts you can let go of to improve your life? Are there any mental programs, blocks, or stereotypes that prevent you from reaching your goals? Well, now it’s the perfect time to let them go.
#5: Engage in spiritual practice
This is the time when we all need to focus more on our spiritual journey. Meditate, purify and calm your mind, chant mantras, pray and work with positive affirmations.
The Don’ts During Mercury Retrograde
During periods of retrograde, all Mercurian affairs develop slowly, there is often confusion, and the risk of mistakes increases. New projects are slowed down, and transport and mail services are disrupted. It is more difficult to study and engage in intellectual work and conduct negotiations. During such periods, equipment breaks down more often, and communication operators have problems with their work. Therefore, take note of what is still better not to do in this period to avoid trouble:-
#1: Making purchases
This is not a good time for making any big purchases, because later you may be disappointed and regret it. For example, you may find hidden defects in the things you buy.
#2: Signing contracts, making transactions, opening a business, and starting a project
During Mercury retrograde, there is a very high probability of making mistakes. Therefore, it’s not recommended to sign contracts, make transactions, open a business, or start a new project during this period.
#3: Getting a new job
Those getting new jobs during the retrograde period are usually disappointed with their jobs later. You may not be satisfied with the conditions, some additional information may open some disadvantages or difficulties the job has, etc.
#4: Making important decisions
Later you most likely will regret such decisions. They may bring you more trouble than satisfaction.
#5: Starting a training or course
If you start a training or take a course during the retrograde period, the study may appear to be more difficult than you expected or the knowledge gained may not be useful.
#6: Making big purchases
Anything you buy during Mercury retrograde has a chance to disappoint you in some way. Don’t buy real estate, cars, or anything that requires big money being paid. Most likely, such purchases will not be useful, will be unnecessary in the future, or will break down.
#7: Borrowing money
If you borrow money during Mercury retrograde, it may be difficult to pay this money back.
#8: Starting a new relationship
Relationships started during the retrograde period will not be long-lasting and will not become serious.
#9: Moving, buying real estate, signing the rent
Any operations with real estate will face delays and obstacles. Therefore, it’s better to postpone moving, buying real estate, or signing the rent.
Here are some spiritual tools that will help you make this Mercury retrograde in Taurus a good period for you.
#1: Mercury Mantra
To neutralize the negative influence of Mercury retrograde on your life, chant the Mercury mantra 108 times daily:
Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaya Namah
Chanting this powerful mantra gives:
- concentration power;
- commendable communication;
- business skills;
- calmness and peace;
To pacify the effect of Mercury retrograde, you can wear gemstones throughout this period.
Emerald is Mercury’s primary gem! It is the closest to representing Mercury through its crystalline structure that helps distribute Mercury’s cosmic rays that the planet emanates. Wearing emerald can help balance the influence of the planet and re-establish balance and harmony in your energetic field and mitigate difficulties caused by the retrograde period.
Jade can be used as a valid substitute for an emerald when working with Mercury gems.
Peridot can be used to strengthen relationships and connections. This stone pacifies retrograde Mercury and balances your life. It can be worn for health in general and to increase wealth and happiness in life.
Aventurine is connected to Mercury and is known as a lucky stone. It is great for overall health and well-being. Aventurine can be used to regulate pitta dosha in Ayurveda and is connected to Anahata Chakra.
Mercury Yantra (also called Buddha Yantra) helps to decrease the negative impacts of Mercury. This yantra also:
- helps to boost intellect;
- improves studying abilities;
- helps in personal development;
- improves memory;
- helps to develop oratory and communicative abilities;
- attracts success;
- improves the financial situation, etc.
Display the Buddha Yantra in the North sector of your house and chant the Mercury mantra 108 times while looking in the center of the Yantra. Perform this practice daily or, at least, every Wednesday.
The Bottom Line
Mercury retrograde in Taurus is part of the natural cycle intended to be a time of reflecting and revisiting things that need our attention. This is the time to slow down, reflect, and listen to our voice within. It can feel like a punishment in our fast-paced world, but in reality, it can be a blessing. Mercury retrograde offers us a beautiful opportunity to tidy up, chill out, and get crystal clear on exactly what we need to do to further align with our inner Potential, Power, and Purpose.