When a person has his natal Mercury in Taurus, the sign will grant a big part of its attributes to everything that Mercury represents in his chart. As Mercury is generally governing our intellect and communication, Taurus energy will make the native’s expression quite stable and practical. This aspect is making the natal chart owner concentrate a lot on the material world and possessions, and can enhance his tactics for obtaining what he desires. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and has planet Venus as its ruling celestial body. Taurus is also the natural ruler of the second house, which rules everything we possess, or at least that we feel we do.
Those who have Mercury in Taurus generally value practicality. Both his reasoning and his decisions are determined by everything that has a practical, material and tangible application. Even if they don’t have much sparkle or originality, this extreme common sense for practicality brings convenience and makes life easier.
This ability to consider only things of practical interest gives them great powers of concentration, so much so that they can ignore external disturbances as if they did not exist. They just “don’t notice” things they don’t want to bother them. However, this attitude can blind them to important matters, something they should perceive for their own good. In fact, this has a lot to do with bullfighting stubbornness.
This position of Mercury may offer some ability in the arts, but if the planet is strongly aspected, you may have a talent for mathematics and the physical sciences, due to Taurus-Venus’ perception of the shape and structure of things, which is transformed into mental comprehension by means of Mercury.
Therefore, their minds are interested in business and they have a natural tendency towards administration. Those who hold this position are generally slower to form opinions, but as soon as they do, they are reluctant to change them. They do not like arguments and disharmony, they usually fight only to protect their safety and personal interests.
These “personal interests” can be financial or revolve around your convenience. Taurus hates leaving their comfort zone! If Mercury is under stress in Taurus, there may be some intellectual obstinacy, dogmatic opinions, materialism, and greed. Stubbornness can hit hard, causing the individual to become excessively attached to their own ideas, convictions, and endeavors. He makes sure of everything he thinks: he is the owner of the truth!
However, this positioning can also bring persistence and sobriety to achieve your goals.