Without giving a thought to what might be the feelings of a fellow-creature thus abruptly deprived of its closest companion, Peter at once considered how he could turn the catastrophe to his own use ….
Taurus men and women are quiet, steady, practical people, who try to mind their own business. On occasion, they can be fierce, though most of the time they retain an admirable calm. A Bull can look a tornado in the eye, if necessary, without flinching or batting a lash. Nevertheless, his (or her) splendid strength and determined staying power is a poor match for the flashing agility of a pair of Twins, who can cleverly twist and tum their way out of any earthly threat – the Twins, of course, being two different people disguised as one, who call themselves Gemini.
Pity the poor Taureans who are faced with these two fast-moving, twinkle-toed people, with razor-sharp minds, skipping around and confusing them, all the time giving them the illusion that they are facing but a single toreador. It’s hard to see how anyone can find sport in cruelly tormenting a great, noble beast, whose only desire is to be left alone, in peace. It almost makes one wish for the Bull to score, with a sudden, furious thrust of his horns. Sometimes, that happens. And it’s a fair warning to misguided Geminis, who have no idea how unpleasant it feels to be struck unexpectedly from the rear, when you’re grinning and bowing and gracefully bobbing around – and not looking behind you.
I have a Taurus neighbor, whose daughter, also a Taurus, fell in love with a Gemini charmer. After six months went by, and she still hadn’t brought him home to meet the family, the Taurean began to be curious, and finally, became concerned. “What’s with the mystery routine? Are you ashamed of him? Does this guy have two heads or something?” (He had no idea how warm he was get-ting.) One afternoon, he ran into his daughter and her Gemini boyfriend on the street, so the three of them (the four of them? ) had lunch, and got to know each other. To his delight, the Bull discovered his future son-in-law was bright, handsome, courteous and versatile. (Oh, was he versatile!) He spoke six languages, piloted his own plane, had degrees from two universities and played the saxophone.
Over the cheese souffle, the Gemini brilliantly discussed his career (he was a public relations counsel), his political views, and his religious beliefs. When the hypnotized Taurus father admired the huge diamond ring that glittered on one of the Gemini’s expressive, artistic hands, he was told, “It’s a family heirloom that belonged to my great-grandfather, and it’s insured for seventy thousand dollars.” No doubt about this man being financially stable enough for his daughter. At last, the Gemini remarked he had to dash off to see his stockbroker, smilingly waved goodbye and disappeared. He forgot to pick up the check, but that was an obvious oversight. After all, the man had a lot on his mind, between his clients, his Wall Street investments – and being in love.
The following week, in one of those flukes of fate, the Taurus was having his hair cut by a barber, who just happened to be the Gemini’s brother-in-law, and the truth came out. He wasn’t a public relations counsel, he was an assistant to a veterinarian. He had two wives and five children he had neglected to mention. His academic degrees consisted of a high school equivalency diploma. The plane was a single-engine model aircraft he flew in the park on Sundays. And the “diamond” was one of the imitation zircons he sold through a mail-order house, to make enough bread for his weekly lessons on the saxophone, which he did happen to play rather well. “I’d class him as a young Hymie Shertzer, but with a real pop sense of jazz, you know?” mused the barber brother-in-law. A sense of jazz indeed.
How did the Taurean father react to this gross betrayal of faith, involving his adored Taurus daughter, and his own judgment of character? With the blind fury and violent rage of a Bull who has been red-flagged once too often. Fortunately, by the time he reached the Gemini’s apartment, the “Twins” had just left for Mexico, to join a rock group on a tour of South America. However, two years later, Gemini returned, felt a sentimental urge to visit the scene of the romantic crime, and paid a call on his old Taurus girl friend. At first she stubbornly refused his apologies, but within a half-hour she had forgiven him (the Gemini charm), and melted into his arms. In another fluke of fate, at that precise moment, the father Bull walked through the door. (I mean he actually did nearly walk through the door). I will spare you the gruesome details. Later, when the stitches were removed, the Twins left once again for Mexico, this time to take up permanent residence there. It was a wise move.
It takes a Taurus man, woman or child a long time to learn, but a lesson learned is never forgotten. Never. An elephant is absent-minded, when compared to the memory of a Taurean once wounded. Naturally, not every Gemini keeps his (or her) Twin Selves as separate as the traveling sax player. Most Geminis manage to blend their two distinct personalities into one bright, intelligent and interesting human being, reasonably honest, and refreshingly adaptable. Still, the Geminian ability to change from one viewpoint to another, when it seems necessary for survival, can give Taurus an uneasy feeling that something is happening that he (or she) can’t quite grab – or trust.
This is a 2-12 Sun Sign Pattern, meaning that Taurus is the sign immediately behind Gemini on the karmic wheel. Therefore, Gemini contains a soul memory of the opportunities it’s possible to miss, through excessive Taurean caution. That’s why Geminis of both sexes, and all ages, are so anxious to avoid mental ruts, or any other sort of stalemates, in this incarnation. Yet, the Twins sympathize with the Taurus reluctance to toss away security in favor of the unknown more than most other Sun Signs do because, in a subconscious sense, they’ve “been there.”
As for the Bulls, since Gemini follows Taurus on the astrological circle, all Taurus men and women are faintly aware that they have something to learn from these bright, quick people. But what Gemini wants to teach, Taurus finds difficult to comprehend. The Bulls would like to be able to take life more casually, to think fast on their feet, toss away the past without regret, and skip happily ahead into a new adventure each day. He – or she – wistfully yearns for the freedom of spirit that Gemini, running a few lengths ahead, keeps dangling in front of the slower Taurean, sparkling and enticing. But – what if someone should break into the house, and steal all the Bull’s precious possessions while he (or she) is out chasing fireflies with the Twins? What if one should happen to stumble, and break one’s big toe, while jogging alongside Gemini? And what if the night air should give Taurus a sore throat? Who will be waiting back home to nurse and care for him (or her)?
It’s always easier to sell life insurance or Blue Cross to Taurus than to Gemini. A typical astrological Sun Sign situation is a Gemini salesman or saleswoman, from a Scorpio insurance agency, fast-talking a Taurean customer into signing up for a huge stack of varied policies and annuities. Bulls are usually careful not to fall for a Mercurial pitch, except when it comes to purchasing solid security and protection for their families and their possessions, not to mention protecting their incomes in the future. Then, the Bulls become helpless pawns in the hands of a clever and charming Geminian.
Often the dogmatic Taurean determination to stick with facts that have been tried and tested may seem like stubborn prejudice to the more liberal, open-minded Gemini person. Conversely, the typical Bull feels it’s always possible for an apparently accurate statement of brilliant Gemini logic to be actually conveying a falsehood or deception behind the surface glibness. What gives Taureans their initial mistrust of Gemini is the Twins’ amazing dexterity of speech. Anyone who can juggle words with such ease, and spin them into such hypnotic tales full of wit and excitement, is suspect to the less loquacious Bulls, who tend to make every word count in their own rare speeches. In verbal showmanship, the Gemini man or woman is nearly always supremely eloquent, seemingly logical and clear. Only a Libran can match Gemini’s powers of persuasion. But Taurus is not persuaded so quickly.
Not all Geminis are completely straightforward in their methods of arguing.
Some of them veer away from the issue, on side trips, inciting Taurus to shout, angrily, “Stick to the point, will you?” Stop rationalizing!” Gemini also leans toward a certain amount of diffusiveness and repetition in speech patterns, which sometimes causes Taurean friends, relatives, business associates, lovers or mates to get into the Fixed habit of simply tuning out, after the third or fourth repeat.
Astrologer Evangeline Adams (granddaughter of John Quincy Adams, great-granddaughter of John Adams) once noted the typical Gemini verbal dexterity, by using Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, in the New Testament, as an ex-ample. Verses 25 through 29, Chapter Two, and Verses 1 through 11, Chapter Three, constitute a masterpiece of Gemini glibness and charm, accomplished with Mercury double-talk. St. Paul, who was surely a Geminian, was obliged to tell the Roman gentiles that circumcision was not a necessary requirement for salvation. At the same time, he was bound to the Jews, by previous statements he’d made to them that it was. His efforts to successfully solve this contradiction are a truly classical example of the Gemini mind at its sharpest and best, cleverly confusing each side while irresistibly courting the approval of both. It’s easy to see why Geminis are adept as politicians. They’re able to bring opposite opinions together and hang them on a thread of truth, coated with charm and logic, creating an aura of idealism and peace on all sides. Gemini is not called the “communicator” without cause. President John F. Kennedy was a most typical Geminian, in every respect.
The airy detachment of Gemini can hurt and annoy Taurus, by turns, be-cause, to the Bulls, detachment is indicative of being either rudely ignored or condescendingly patronized, neither of which is particularly pleasing to them. Some Bulls carry the scars of real or imagined rejection from an Air Sign for many years. It’s often what causes those streaks of bull-headed stubbornness. For the life of them, Geminis can’t see how anyone could be so opinionated that he (or she) is deaf to all logic and reason. Yet, an affectionate word or two, an arm thrown round a shoulder, or a warm, friendly clasp of hands (any form of touching) will make the tender, Venus-ruled Taurean heart melt like butter in the Sun. For all their cleverness, Geminis frequently fail to comprehend this magic formula for softening the Fixed and firm Taurean mental or emotional position. The occasional coldness projected by the Mental Sign of the Twins will only freeze the Bull into a more solid lump of obstinate earth. (Frozen ground is harder to shovel, you know, than the soft, rich earth, which has been kissed awake by the summer Sun.)
Geminis are always looking for short cuts. All right, Twins, here’s a short cut to your compatibility with Bulls. The most common cause of tension between you is the Taurus habit of feeling, when he (or she) ought to think – and your own habit of thinking, when you ought to feel. Don’t try to dazzle the Bulls with your brilliance – baffle them with bear hugs.
Is it You?
or is it just that I’ve made you wear
those love robes I’ve been saving
since the days when my sand castles
were big enough to walk around in…
and strong enough
to stand against the tides
I can’t remember who first said
that – “what you don’t know, can’t hurt you”
but what’s-his-name was wrong
supposing I climb all the way to the top of the tree
then find out… it’s not really You
how do I get back down again
all by myself?
I’ve always been afraid of heights.
by Linda Goodman
Taurus and Gemini Love Compatibility
When Taurus and Gemini come together in a love affair, they must both take the time to learn what the dynamics of the relationship are and how they can best get along. They both have much to offer one another and much to learn in this relationship, but it will take a bit of adjustment and effort on both sides. Gemini’s Symbol is the Twins; this Sign can often be of two minds about things. If possessive Taurus is able to let go and give one Twin the relationship security and intimacy it wants while allowing the other Twin its freedom, things will go well between these two. Taurus may want too much for Gemini’s taste early in the relationship, but Gemini can become dependable and steady — Taurus must simply be patient.
Gemini Taurus Cusp Compatibility
Like other cusp signs, the Gemini Taurus cusp has qualities that they borrow from the sign that their birth date is close to.
A lot of people would think that a cusp sign is really just a fifty-fifty mix of two horoscope signs. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The reality is that like in plants or animals, there is such a thing as hybrids. These hybrids are better or bigger than their parents.