The Practical Couch Potato

On 6 May, at 18:26 GMT (not BST), Mercury enters Taurus where he remains for about two weeks.

During this time, slow down, take it easy, find pleasure in your speech.

When Mercury was in Aries, we learned that the damage caused by words hurled in anger continues long after we’ve forgotten what was said. Research has shown that anger, like joy, is highly contagious –they both provide a hard-to-resist adrenalin rush. 

Think before you speak is always good advice and when Mercury is in Taurus, you might even want to think twice. Not only is this one of the best ways to avoid unnecessary arguments but it also allows you to get more in touch with yourself. It’s even a good way to make your everyday life more stable and secure and in this fast-paced, stressful world, who wouldn’t benefit from more of that?

You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hour and seasons.

Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet
The practical couch potato

Practical tips for getting in touch with Taurus:

  • Take a walk outdoors – even 20 minutes is enough. Focus on the sounds and sights around you. Feel your feet in contact with the ground.
  • Make time to cuddle with someone or something that you love – your partner, dog or cat, and even your teddy bear.
  • Practice ‘mindful eating. Chew slowly. Savour the flavours and textures. Enjoy every minute of your meal or snack.
  • Even if your day is all bounce and go, with careful planning you can still schedule time for a rest or even a nap. Sometimes, it’s good – even practical – to be a couch potato.

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