♉ TAURUS ∼ GEMINI ♊
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac. It begins to physically explore the world. Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac. Moving beyond the physical exploration of Taurus, Gemini examines the world through intellect. Taurus/Gemini tend to be richly sensual, enjoy the good things in life and are fascinated with gathering as much information as possible. Their facility as communicators is unmatched. Taurus/Gemini display great imagination and tend to be very expressive, both physically and verbally.
The astrological symbol of Taurus is the Bull; Gemini is the Twins. The term bull-headed applies to Taurus in both its positive and negative connotations, and Taurus exemplifies the fixed quality assigned to it. Like twins, Gemini often have a dual nature and are skilled at seeing both sides of a problem, but they may also be fickle and restless. They are changeable and sometimes noncommittal. In this way, Gemini exemplifies the mutable quality assigned to it. The Taurus/Gemini is a pair of bullheaded twins. They are adaptable and able to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously, and they know how to reason with people. They are also among the strongest signs when it comes to meeting goals because of their reliable persistence.
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus (and her Greek equivalent, Aphrodite) was the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. She represented joy, happiness and appreciation of beautiful things.
On the negative side, her appreciation for sweets and luxury could result in overindulgence. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury. In Roman mythology, Mercury (and his Greek equivalent, Hermes) was the messenger god. He was associated with travel and transportation. He was a communicator, quick-witted and inventive, but he could also be a smooth-talker and get bored easily. A Taurus/Gemini individual is most likely a brilliant conversationalist. Mediating or speech writing would be excellent outlets for these people, as they posses the gift of beautiful, soothing speech that can produce harmony and good feelings.
Taurus/Gemini are charming and congenial, and they often have many friends and acquaintances in all areas of their lives. These people have learned to focus and use their intellect; they tend to be very successful.
The element associated with Taurus is earth. Earth signs are practical. The element associated with Gemini is air. Air signs are intellectual: Taurus/Gemini respond to the world through intellect and by examining the worth of each possible response. When presented with a new project, their mental abilities kick in and they join the group enthusiastically. They tend to be leaders, and their facility for abstract reasoning and broad-minded outlook enables Taurus/Gemini to make strong contributions to projects. Their ambition ensures that they are both hardworking and helpful to others.
Taurus/Gemini often remain youthful and lighthearted their entire lives, but their need for physical pleasure can lead to an overemphasis on money and accumulation of possessions. They may often invest in fast cars and other material means of stimulation. They are tolerant, gentle and dependable, but they may appear to be scattered and high-strung. Their many interests make them entertaining and loyal friends with a carefree and unpredictable twist.
In their leisure time, Taurus/Gemini tend to enjoy pairing up with a partner for recreation. Outdoor activities that allow them to get close to the earth are favorites. Their love for conversation and good food ensures that leisurely dinners with friends are highly enjoyable for them, and their inquisitive and literary orientation means they enjoy mentally challenging pursuits as well.
The great strengths of the Taurus/Gemini-born are their stability, perseverance, and their intellectual and conversational skills. They can analyze difficult ideas and communicate them clearly to others. Their methodical determination enables them to be productive when others have long since given up.