What Mercury in Taurus/the 2nd House Reveals about Your Chart

All about Mercury in Taurus or in the 2nd House

Mercury is the ruler of information, communication and our intellectual processes. Whatever sign and house Mercury was occupying at your time of birth influences the topics you love buzzing about and how you are most likely to articulate ideas. This may be an area of life where you easily speak up or have strong opinions. Where do you feel most comfortable socializing or with who? Interactivity is Mercury’s domain, showing the types of friends to which you gravitate.

How Mercury influences your chart

Natal Mercury or Mercury sign

Whatever zodiac sign and house Mercury was orbiting through at your time of birth determines your “natal Mercury” or “Mercury sign.” More specifically, this will guide you in the following ways:

  • Communication: What’s your conversational style? How do you articulate thoughts?
  • Mobility: Plane, train or automobile—how do you like to get around?
  • Systems: How do you organize data and stay on top of the moving parts?
  • Thought processes: How do you process ideas and make decisions?
  • Social life: What sorts of people do you easily click with?
  • Hobbies: What do you enjoy doing in your extracurricular time?

Mercury is one of the inner planets, along with Venus and Mars. Because of its close proximity to the Sun, it zips through all twelve zodiac signs in 88 days, spending an average of three weeks in each one.

What’s your Mercury sign? 

Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign and house Mercury was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time.

What if the zodiac sign and house are different?

This is common! Read both the sign and house description below. Do these interpretations pull you in two different directions? That’s not unusual. We human beings have range. Astrology is an interpretive dance, a tool which provides a fascinating layer of self-discovery. Do some “astro mixology.” Reflect on how you can work with both energies to enhance your life.

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Special positions of Mercury


Mercury turns retrograde 3-4 times every year for a span of three weeks each time, so it’s not unusual to be born with this planet in reverse. You may have to work harder to muscle through its lessons, but once you nail this planet’s energy, your additional effort may actually lead to a rock-solid mastery of working with Mercury in your life. 

Domicile: Gemini  

The planet’s home base, an easy flow if placed here in the chart 

Detriment: Sagittarius  

Opposite sign of home base, may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Exalted: Virgo 

The planet’s most powerful position; indicates ease and added fortune with using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Fall: Pisces 

Opposite sign to the exalted position, can indicate struggles with utilizing the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Mercury in Taurus or the 2nd House 

Mercury in Taurus or the 2nd house people are masters of common sense: you need to see it to believe it!

Traits of Mercury in Taurus

Mercury in Taurus people evaluate opportunities based on their return on investment, and need demonstrable proof that an idea will work before you buy in. As the 2nd house pertains to income streams and self-value, Mercury here works best in a predictable, secure environment. You trust time-tested ideas over what’s trendy or experimental, and you have an innately strong knowing of your visual aesthetics.

You manage others well, even if you might be a bit too “just the facts” for some folks. Simple systems are your friends! You prefer to talk thoughts over feelings, and like a clear action plan: what needs to be completed? You feel best when productive and it helps when you set yourself up to achieve incremental tasks, and systematically work through a to-do list. 

You have a stubborn streak and can resist change or new ideas, preferring not diverging from routine. You process information with clear, step-by-step instructions, and through concrete evidence from the physical, material world. A clear, upfront understanding of the desired outcome gives you an incentive to act. Break larger goals into smaller steps, and plug every task in a calendar. It can help to create an operations manual for your life! For example, make a binder with step-by-step instructions for essential tasks, important contact information and logins. Having all that data in one place will make your efficient Mercury swoon.


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