A thing to remember here is that these posts are strictly meant for the particular planet position. Like, today we are looking at Mercury in Taurus, so the description given here may change for you if your Mercury is although in the sign of Taurus but with conjunction with or aspected by other planets.
So, lets see what Mercury can do in Taurus without any conjunction or aspect from any other planet. 1st lets see what these 2 things represent --
Mercury represents communication skills, marketing, calculative ability, younger siblings, hobbies, skills with hands, intelligence, quick decision making, logical thinking, youthfulness etc.
Taurus is the 2nd sign of zodiac belt, so it represents many things related with 2nd house of horoscope like, Hoarded Wealth, Assets, Savings, Finances, Luxuries and Liquid Money. All in all a sign related with luxuries and all the conveniences of life. Taurus is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatras, i.e. Krittika, Rohini and Mrigshira. Also, Taurus' lord is Venus.
As Mars represents energy and action & wherever it goes in horoscope, it takes our energy there. Likewise, now Mercury is communication and wherever it goes, it will make person interested about communicating in that particular field. So, now Mercury is in the sign of Taurus, which is sign ruled by Venus, Mercury's friend. As Venus and Taurus sign represent beauty and Mercury is communication, these people have a beautiful way to communicate and these people also like to communicate about beauty. Articles they write or things they speak will have a touch of beauty always. As Taurus represents 2nd house of horoscope, which also represents Throat area of body, these people always have an interest in singing. How much they will succeed in singing depends on the position of Venus? As Taurus is also a sign of wealth and finance & Mercury is all about Calculating and Detailed stuff, this is prima-facie a position for someone who is in finance and accounting field. They can be good wealth managers and financial advisers too as Mercury is all about counselling people. Overall, a very good position for someone in financial field.
Now, again the differences will be felt by individuals having this position based on whether Mercury is in Krittika Nakshatra, Rohini Nakshatra or Mrigshira Nakshatra. If Mercury is in Krittika, then Mercury will be impacted by Sun's position as Krittika is Sun's own Nakshatra. If Mercury is in Rohini, then it is impacted by Moon's position as Rohini's lord is Moon. If Mercury is in Mrigashira, then it is impacted by Mars' position as Mrigshira's lord is Mars.
As stated, biggest impact will be as per Venus condition in horoscope, as Venus is lord of Taurus. Overall, whole chart needs to be checked before making any conclusion.
Tomorrow, Mercury in Gemini.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer