Sun conjunct Mercury will happen on April 20th at 05:53:59 UT (01:53:59 EDT) in tropical Taurus, sidereal and contellational Aries.
As Mercury’s maximum elongation from Sun cannot be greater than 28 arcdegrees, there are only three possible (tropical) zodiacal position of the innermost planet in the case when Sun is in tropical Taurus (see recent post: Sun enters Taurus): 1. Mercury stays in Gemini – here the thinking is unbound, mental activities are spirited which generally result in a vivid, sociable and more or less intellectualized character; 2. Mercury stays in Aries: thinking turns into fiery that may easily burns others, despising the prosaic conducts and goals, mental activities become purely the means for the self-expression without any purpose of co-operation; 3. Mercury stays in Taurus: if Sun and Mercury are at the same time in the tropical Taurus (mainly within the orb of conjunction), we are at the symbolic ’meeting point’ of those principles which were personalized into ’Papageno’ and ’Papagena’ in the famous Mozart’s ’Singspiel’ called ’The Magic Flute’. If ’Air’ and ’Fire’ ’accents’ are totally missing in the birth chart, this type is mostly enslaved by vital instincts and lives wholly within the delusion of the biological sustenance and reproduction, manifesting the ’Guna’ that Hindus named ’Tamas’.
How happy we will be
if the Gods are gracious
and bless our love with children,
with darling little children!
First a little Papageno!
Then a little Papagena!
Then another Papageno!
Then another Papagena!
The greatest joy of all
will be when many Papagenas/Papagenos
bless their parents!
(excerpt from The Magic Flute’s libretto)
It’s plain to see: a baby boom is at hand 🙂 – but rather from May 16th as Mercury has actually its retrograde phase (entering Aries on April 21st) and won’t return in Taurus until that date. Having no problem with the Papageno-like persons, it’s needful to perform even this role, and people with natal Taurus Sun conjunct Taurus Mercury seem to be convenient actors here. >>> More Astro Info