Mercury Moving Into Taurus Will Be a Drag — Here’s How to Deal

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On May 22, in the middle of this Mercury retrograde cycle, the planet is going to move backward from Gemini into Taurus, where it will remain until the retrograde ends on June 3. The themes of this astrological move are all about your wallet, the way you look, and testing your willpower — to echo the words of drag icon RuPaul, “you better work!” — of course, layered with the usual Mercury retrograde MO of revisiting things from the past.

“Taurus is an earth sign so it’s about money,” according to Lisa Stardust, astrologer and author of The Love Deck. Meaning, it’s a “really good time to take charge of your finances or discuss them, to revise your spending, to make a budget,” the astrologer says. When Mercury moves into the grounded earth sign, “a lot of people are going to be feeling extra lazy,” Stardust notes.

“There’s also going to be a lack of self-confidence that we’re all going to be feeling,” she says. This could also spark a “woe-is-me” state of mind – but you’ll do best to snap out of it. “When Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, there’s a sense that people won’t be able to think outside themselves. . . Mercury in Taurus aligns with the five of (pentacles) disks tarot card, which is all about not accepting help,” Stardust notes. That means, during this retrograde, we need to make a point to think outside of ourselves, notice where we need help, and ask for it.

On that note, Stardust says this retrograde is a great time to reconnect with old friends, colleagues, or business partners; they could be instrumental in helping you determine what the next best business move is for you. “It’s a really good time to align with people from the past or make necessary changes [to who you associate yourself with],” she says, since right now is a prime moment to “revise, edit, and rethink.”

While you’re putting in all of this work, know that if you start to feel burnt out, implementing a self-care routine will be your saving grace, says Stardust. “Do things that bring you pleasure, maybe from your youth,” the astrologer suggests. There’s something about Mercury in Taurus that will call you back to that time. “Maybe revisit an old look, like fashion look or makeup look that you used to when you were younger,” she advises. (May we suggest the “bump” hairstyle that’s been making a steady return?)

Which Signs Will Be Affected the Most During Mercury Retrograde in Taurus?

While everyone will be impacted by this retrograde in one way or another, Geminis, Virgos, Tauruses, Leos, Aquariuses, and Scorpios are going to feel it the most, Stardust says. Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury so, “Gemini is just going to be super exhausted,” while Virgo is going to feel out of touch, she says. “Which is really disorienting to someone who is a Virgo because Virgos are usually very ‘on it.'”

Tauruses will “feel like everything’s falling apart”; Leos will find that “a lot of projects are stalling at work”; Aquariuses will sense that “their foundation is spinning out of control”; and Scorpios are “going to be haunted by exes from the past,” she says. Sounds like a fun time, right?

To all those aiming to work through their miscommunication struggles and re-engage with old connections in name of making the most of this Mercury retrograde, we’ll quote mama Ru’s other iconic line: “Good luck! And, don’t f*ck it up!”

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