Mercury stations Rx in Taurus on April 28th, indicating delays and intensified focus for communication, information and plans. Mercury Rx is about revising, correcting and internal processing. In the Fixed sign of Taurus, this Rx may feel even slower than usual.
Decisions will not be made quickly. This transit is designed to enhance your awareness of internal and material values, security and potential for permanence. In some cases, blinkered ideas will be challenged. Mercury Rx can dig beneath the simplistic assumption and uncover the truth
As Mercury backs up, it will conjoin Vesta on May 1st. This asteroid is about devotion to something sacred - the focused fire. When united with Mercury Rx, a Taurus-themed area (boundaries, values, preservation, self-sufficiency, fertility) will be emphasized, or put into words. The enhanced focus of the Rx transit will become even more extreme, to the point where this one issue becomes the only thing that matters. It could be an idea that must be expressed, or a vision that must become real. Vesta's fire can use Mercury's thoughts as fuel, and manifest them through sheer, stubborn dedication. This conjunction already happened once in Taurus, on April 16th, so this may not be a new issue.
Venus' Taurus ingress (April 29th) will add even more weight to the Taurus area of your chart. As Mercury Rx digs deeper, Venus (the ruler of Taurus) will enhance resources, wants and fertility potential. Venus can bring more to work with, and Mercury Rx will ensure that you make the most of it through slow (or non-existent) progress and careful consideration. Yes, delays can work for you, as you tune into which of Venus' gifts have maximum value, and which should be discarded.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your sector of personal resources can see you looking more closely at finances (savings, earned money) and emotional security. A financial discussion/document may be revisited/delayed, or you may backtrack in order to confirm a relationship/self-esteem issue. Enhanced focus on your bedrock security needs and values will drive things, and you may pull back before you give your final answer.
Venus’ entrance to your personal resources sector can bring encouraging financial and emotional developments, as you gain more or find it easier to attract/build up what you need. However, Mercury Rx urges a thoughtful approach to new developments. Before you say “yes” carefully consider if what’s developing aligns with your core values.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your sign signals a time to pause and reconsider. There’s an area that is essential to you: it requires more planning and focus. It may involve a job, relationship, lifestyle or public identity issue. But before you progress any further, you’ll need to reevaluate your ideas. Discussions may stall, or you may return to a previous issue in order to nail it down. Your normally cautious, deliberate nature will be enhanced to the point where all progress seems to freeze. That’s ok - take your time and go over all the angles.
Venus’ entrance to your sign, along with Mercury Rx, can enhance your confidence that you’re on the right track, while encouraging you to develop something from the past more fully. Venus gives you more to work with as she attracts positive attention and opportunities. Nonetheless, anything new must be viewed in light of Mercury Rx - consider before you integrate.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your hidden sector suggest you may pay closer attention to a suspicion, piece of gossip, gut feeling, dream or background issue. Something behind the scenes is asking for your attention now. Vesta’s involvement suggests this may involve time alone, or honouring something deeply private, that’s sacred only to you. Too, it may be difficult to articulate a higher calling or your sense that there’s something more you want to do with your life. Mercury Rx can help you put it into words.
Once Venus enters your hidden sector, socializing may be replaced by quiet time spent focusing on what matters only to you. Too, Venus can enhance creativity, inspiration or private attractions. Whatever develops, know that will be awhile before it’s appropriate to go public, or act on what you want. Now is the time for contemplation, because you may also be in the process of uncovering the full story. Allow things to reveal themselves in their own time.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your social sector can turn your focus to a particular friendship, group activity or public cause. You may reconnect with a friend from the past, or reconsider your involvement with a group. Who is aligned with your public ideals will be up for consideration. Public image may also be due for an overhaul. Public announcements/plans may be delayed.
As Venus enters your social sector, social contacts with true value will become important. If Venus introduces any new contacts (or a possible attraction) Mercury Rx will ensure that nothing happens quickly. You may be more inclined to pull back , and this would be an opportunity to reconsider what you really want (in a social context). Public launches or goals may be delayed, but this can help you gain more ground as you confirm, revise, correct or prepare.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your career sector indicate enhanced focus on a particular career goal, aspect of your professional image, your status, or authority. How successful you are, and the amount of energy you’re willing to devote towards that success, may also be an issue. A job offer, discussion with management or job search may go through delays or revisions.
As Venus enters your career sector, the importance of strategic professional relationships will become apparent. And so will the importance of a career that satisfies you, financially and emotionally. Venus can improve relationships with management while adding a nice shine to your professional image, so use this and Mercury Rx to focus on something that needs polishing or reevaluating. There’s a chance to adjust your trajectory, correct your approach, or get more information. Too, there could be a second chance at a job.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your opportunities sector enhances your intuition, ability to filter distractions and focus on the opportunity that has most value for you. Vesta can hi-light an ideal, philosophy or unexplored area that is gaining importance, while Mercury Rx helps you put it into words. Too, watch for delays and reruns involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing.
As Venus enters your opportunity sector, you can see more come your way in the guise of long distance romance, intriguing ideas or new destinations. Mercury Rx will help you cut through the noise and hone in on who or what has the most potential. Too, Venus can increase your desire to reach out, while Mercury Rx keeps you focused on the best way to do this. These energies are excellent for the careful consideration of new opportunities with long term potential.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your sector of shared resources can hi-light a key financial (debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances) or intimacy issue. There may be a return to a previous discussion, or a deeper look at difficulties around boundaries and sharing. Don’t shy away from the in-depth discussions or uncomfortable insights.
As Venus enters your sector of shared resources, you may be prompted to spend, get closer, or ask for more from a partner. For relationships, Mercury Rx will ensure that things move slowly, or not at all. If they do progress, things will deepen very slowly. Financially, you’ll be urged to take stock of you current situation and work with that before you take on anything new. Sometimes Venus can indicate a small financial gift or bit of assistance. Whatever Venus brings, you can use the atmosphere of delays to your advantage: slowly and carefully improve your existing resources, or relationship. Get to the bottom of an issue, investigate, consider your options.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your partnership sector can bring you back to a key relationship discussion or issue. Themes may include how much you’re getting from a partnership, how much you’re giving, and whether you could do better. In some cases, there may be a risk of tunnel vision, fixation on a partner, or one relationship issue. You may also be urged to look more closely at issues of compromise and balance. For some, there may be contact with a partner from the past.
Venus into your relationship sector can clue you into who has the most potential (amongst potential partners) or what you really want from an existing partnership. Venus can act as a contrast to what’s in your life, by attracting someone new or making you aware that you desire something more. Use Mercury Rx to zero in on the essentials, avoid time wasted on wishful thinking and projections. Know that Mercury Rx can also trigger a shift in plans and a change of heart, but the final decision won’t be made until Mercury stations direct.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your sector of routine focus you on a health or work issue. Self-care, co-worker relationships, attention to detail and work tasks will be up for revision. You may find your approach to work is questioned, and your organizational skills need a touch up. Expect delays/reviews in routine matters or medical issues. Your energy level may be lower, and you may be forced to slow down. The benefits of this include more time to focus on what’s essential for you, as well as cutting out distractions and streamlining your routine. This is chance to correct and improve, as well as reevaluate obligations you have to others.
As Venus enters your sector of routine, co-worker relationships should improve, as should your ability to treat yourself right. Venus plus Mercury Rx can help you nurture yourself, fine tune your diet/exercise, or just take some time out and relax.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your sector of self-expression help you zoom in on a new romance, issue with children/pregnancy or an artistic project. Details may shift, there may be a second chance, or a need to reevaluate what you want. The focus will be on what’s best for you, or how you can bring something new into being. You may also be pushed to clearly and openly communicate your true purpose/desires. Taking a second look at something that’s recently gone public, or that you’re planning to launch, is another possibility.
As Venus enters your self-expression sector, you’ll be feeling like celebrating, indulging or rewarding yourself. Even as you gift yourself with something sweet, know that Mercury Rx is keeping you tuned into the authentic core of what really makes you happy, and who truly appreciates you.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your domestic sector can signal a change/delay in plans with family, or plans to relocate. A family discussion may be revisited, or you may take a walk down memory lane. Vesta will keep the focus on what ’s essential for you to build a secure home base. Devotion to your persona, sacred space, your family relationships and your boundaries will be themes. Too, Mercury and Vesta can see you looking closely are who you are in your family, and that too may be up for revision.
As Venus enters your domestic sector, it will gift you with an opportunity to beautify your home and/or there can be increased harmony with family. Venus can help you feather your nest, or enjoy quiet times in a safe space alone, or with those closest to you. Along with Mercury Rx, you’ll be looking at how to get the most from the most basic - gong back to square one, starting over, or building up a new structure can be satisfying and affirming.
Mercury Rx and Vesta in your communication sector turn the focus to emails, phone calls, discussions (sibling discussion included) meetings and documents. The message may have been delivered, but did they really hear you? Details may change, you may be asked for a repeat, and there may be delays in answers or signing documents. Vesta underlines the quality of your communication and the content of your ideas. Being truly heard and respected will become crucial, or there can be dedication to a particular idea that dominates everything.
Venus into your communication sector can add charm and persuasion to your words, or bring some positive news your way. Venus eases all communication issues, but Mercury Rx indicates delays or changes with signing/finalizing/promising anything new. Things will be in flux until Mercury stations direct.