Mercury is currently in its shadow phase in Taurus, slowing towards its station retrograde on 6 May at 1+° Gemini before retrograding back to 22+° Taurus on 30 May.

Taurus gives an earthy stability to Mercury’s communications process, imbuing its usual freneticism with a measure of certainty and deliberation. Where the earth energy of Mercury in Capricorn is expressed by imbuing ideas with authority and organisation, in Taurus Mercurial processes can take on a practical, if not physically sensual, turn. This is Stephen Arroyo’s delineation: