Taurus and Gemini are vibrating at different frequencies on just about every level. Unless they have other strongly compatible aspects in their charts, Taurus’s cautionary slowness to act on his feelings loses Gemini, who may slip away into the crowd in search of something else.
Sometimes Gemini isn’t quite sure of what she’s looking for. However, if she leaves Taurus behind before getting to know the bull, it’s usually not a matter of being too superficial to appreciate his quiet strength and solidity of character. It’s simply that the bull processes his emotions so slowly that by the time he stops being a silent observer and makes a real move, Gemini’s mind and heart has wandered.
EMOTIONS AND VALUES
Gemini has a karmic memory of all of the opportunities that can be lost if one exercises too much caution and reserve. Maybe that’s why Geminis live their lives in constant motion from one experience to the next, exploring different parts of themselves without fully committing to any singular identity or lifestyle.
Gemini is a free spirit at heart. Although Taurus appreciates this quality, he has a karmic memory of the sometimes devastating costs of making too many emotionally driven and impulsive decisions and of thinking more with the heart than the mind. That’s because Taurus comes after Aries on the astrological wheel.
So you see, the zodiac has a tendency to back-pedal and revisit certain fundamental personality traits. You might wonder this: If Taurus has learned from Aries to be more cautious and guard himself against the consequences of being too trusting and impulsive, then why does the soul become impulsive again in the sign of Gemini? Well, each time we revisit a trait in a new sign, we’re experiencing it from a new perspective – one that we gained from the life experiences of all the signs that came before.
Unlike Aries, Gemini is not as open-hearted as a child, lacking emotional self-control. Gemini is a cerebral sign who lives primarily in the mind and explores possibilities on a more mental than emotional level. Yet she still yearns to know what it’s like to abandon herself to love – to let love render her soul raw and vulnerable. The vacillation between mental and emotional approaches may seem vaguely neurotic to earth signs like Taurus.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 2 OUT OF 10
Taurus is initially impressed by Gemini’s savviness on just about every subject under the sun. The bull’s emotional makeup and sensibilities are softened by the planet Venus’s rulership. They are often drawn to the arts in an earthy, sensual way.
Gemini is drawn to the arts in an intellectual way. Although Taurus appreciates Gemini as a many-textured work of art, he may observe from an emotional distance, reserving judgement until he knows the twins better. He doesn’t understand Gemini’s constant need to analyze art and even love which, to Taurus, just is.
Their different philosophies on life make them interesting friends, but they usually form the kind of friendship that celebrates individual differences and humorously shrugs off the other’s advice. At least, this is the kind of friends they should be if they want to enjoy a lasting connection.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 4 OUT OF 10
If there’s one thing Taurus is certain of, it’s who he is. Actually, he’s certain of many things. He has solid opinions on everything from relationships to politics, philosophy, and any of the other subjects that come up in daily life with Gemini. The things he isn’t certain about, he usually keeps his distance from, at least emotionally. Unfortunately, Gemini is usually something he isn’t certain of, at least for a very long while.
Gemini loves the way he listens raptly to everything she has to say and takes his time to absorb meaning from her words before responding. But most Geminis approach the same subjects from many different angles, depending on the day or mood or any number of impromptu circumstances.
It’s really a gift, this ability to view many topics and situations from multiple perspectives. The twins knows how to put herself in other people’s shoes. The trouble for Taurus is that she rarely stays there. The gift comes with what earthy, grounded bulls might see as a curse: a certain emotional distance from everyone and everything.
There will always be a part of herself (or more likely, multiple parts of herself) that Gemini doesn’t share with anyone. Her own duality makes her crave emotional intimacy one minute, but need detachment the next. Or she may experience both yearnings at the same time, especially turning one of her quicksilver mood changes from light and buoyant to sullen and depressed. Taurus, whose thoughts and feelings are much more consistent by nature, may not be able to keep up with her moods. It’s bad for his nervous system.
Gemini’s elusiveness incites Taurus’s possessiveness. There’s a reason these calm, soothing people with such placid veneers are likened to bulls in astrology. Taurus is a fixed sign, which means that when they commit to someone or something, they do it wholly and expect the same of their lover.
Also, when they feel or believe something strongly, they are literally as stubborn as bulls. They sink their heels firmly in the earth and don’t budge. But there’s another side of Taurus. This is the side that rages when pushed too far. And Gemini may be too lost in her own multi-dimensional, changeable mind and heart to notice when Taurus has had enough.
You can use your own macabre imagination to picture what happens next. Here’s a clue – it’s not pretty.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 2 OUT OF 10
If Taurus and Gemini can assimilate some unique, beautiful semblance of harmony from their differences, Taurus will see to it that they get married. Gemini will likely agree. Even if marriage isn’t fundamentally important to her, she is a mutable sign. She has the flexibility to fill the desires of a loved one, even when they are not her own. Anyway, they may be her own. Many Gemini’s subscribe to a fairy tale belief in the happily-ever-after symbolized by marriage).
In order to keep providing the kind of emotional security Taurus needs, Gemini will need to be able to allow Taurus’s gentleness to develop her loving, emotional side. We are referring to the side that values emotional security, although never quite as much as Taurus does. Taurus is so connected to his or her loving nature that his biggest fear comes into fruition at some point. When the bull falls in love, it is very possibly for a lifetime. Gemini love may never feel solid enough for Taurus to trust. Also, Taurus may not be multi-faceted enough to keep Gemini mentally stimulated. Romance, for Gemini, is akin to mental stimulation; it does not exist without it.
When these two fall into a rut, they might try adding some newness to their routine. This could be a vacation to a new place, a cultural cuisine, a philosophy, or sex position. Taureans are very giving by nature. Unless they’ve lost faith in a lover, they will go the extra mile to keep their mates satisfied. Taurus might also open her mind to his side more when they argue, or even when they debate in a friendly way. (Every relationship with a Gemini is heavy on friendly debates, but light on grudges.) If Taurus can admit he is sometimes wrong and try to see things from Gemini’s point of view, it will go a long way toward keeping her happy and engaged.
Gemini can hold onto Taurus’s affections by solidifying their bond. Tapping into the romantic side of his nature is easy for Gemini. But Taurus needs to understand that this lover is having many other love affairs. These are not with other lovers, but with the many dueling sides of herself and her endless interests. If Taurus gives Gemini the freedom to pursue her many flights of fancy, she will have more to give when she comes home.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 3 OUT OF 10
Communication is often the divergent point at which these two decide to stay together, or part amicably on Gemini’s side. Taurus is almost never feeling amicable at the end of a love affair. He is as slow to heal as Gemini is quick to move on.
Gemini is a veritable wizard of words and a master of double-talk. Sometimes Taurus points out the inconsistency in Gemini’s position during disagreements. This is when Gemini finds a way to make it seem as though the contradictory truths she tells you could both be true. Sometimes this is so. But other times, it’s a way of using her cleverness to her advantage. It is how she might evade the heart of the matter.
Taureans are not the most expressive people and should not expect Gemini to know where he stands. Sure, there are times when Gemini’s uncanny intuition penetrates the truth like a laser beam and is able to give Taurus exactly what he needs in that moment. But many other times, Gemini is self-absorbed. Therefore, Taurus needs to be more vocal in order for Gemini to hear him.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 1 OUT OF 10
SEX AND INTIMACY
Gemini needs variety in bed. Although Taurus needs a more physical expression of love, the bull will do his best to indulge his need for a more mental expression. After all, the twins’ romantic idealism paints such a lovely picture for the Venus-ruled Bull. No one is more adept at describing her feelings and imaginings so vividly. Gemini’s magic lies in his fertile imagination, and he can create a fairy tale with words, delighting romantic Taurus.
That’s where their excitement either deepens or is doused by the burden of their stark differences. Taurus embodies love. Both male and female bulls emanate love. Like real bulls grazing indolently in green pastures, they are passive lovers, attracting others by emitting love.
Their sexuality is as solid, earthy, and tangible as the rest of them. Rather than race toward the finish line, as Gemini sometimes does, Taurus physically envelops a lover and lets passion build until it overflows. In this way, they know how to pace Gemini’s desire, which can burn itself out almost before it begins.
Still, Taurus needs Gemini to be emotionally present as he is, at least half of the time. Like all other aspects of their relationship, sex requires compromise. It is vital that Taurus be willing to explore multiple sides of sexuality, stimulating the Gemini mind with fantasy. Fantasy is what fuels the Gemini sex drive Taurus is more than capable of tapping into Venus’s pleasure-seeking quality to produce varying romantic scenarios, if he only tries.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 4 OUT OF 10
TAURUS/GEMINI COMPATIBILITY PROS:
- If the bull can trust the twins, Gemini brings out Taurus’s more playful side. And Taurus’s romantic nature flourishes under the guidance of Gemini’s powerful imagination.
- Taurus adds stability to Gemini’s life, a trait which a part of her craves and truly needs.
- These two have a lot to learn from their opposite natures. Also, associations between them can help develop them into more whole, well-rounded individuals.
TAURUS/GEMINI COMPATIBILITY CONS:
- Taurus moves slowly and cautiously through life. Their innate pessimism puts a damper on Gemini’s enthusiasm for life.
- Gemini is mutable. She recovers from heartbreak by throwing herself into something new, whether it be a lover or hobby. Taurus is much less emotionally resilient. He can spend many years or even a lifetime grieving over lost love.
- Taurus is direct and to the point, while Gemini can be frustratingly evasive.
Summary of Taurus and Gemini
Although these two signs are not astro-opposites on the zodiac wheel, they can be as different as night and day. If they truly love each other as lovers or friends, their relationship will require a lot of compromise. As long as they’re not compromising who they are or going against the grain of their natures, there are valuable lessons to learn.
From Gemini, Taurus can learn any number of virtues, such as freedom, self-expression, and resilience. With Gemini, the bull learns to slowly develop unexplored sides of himself, namely the whimsical, romantic nature belied by his cautious reserve.
With Taurus, Gemini develops more patience, focus, and stamina, among many other positive qualities Taurus possesses in excess. Taurus also adds much-needed stability to Gemini’s erratic mind, which is constantly running in many different directions at once. Like air, Gemini can be everywhere at once, which makes her seem as if she’s never fully present in the moment.
But if the Taurus in her life taps into the loving part of his nature, he will provide enough acceptance, steadfast emotional support, and adoration to make Gemini feel more centered. When Gemini feels safe, she is more likely to open up and engage in true intimacy with Taurus. That is, as long as Taurus takes care to fertilize the fairy land of Gemini’s imagination, which has a way of crystallizing youth for the nostalgic bulls.
There is really no end to the possibilities between opposites when they really care. This is a fact Gemini probably stated with her trademark quixotic candor at the start of their relationship. Naturally, it took Taurus some time to learn it on his own. However, once bulls do learn life lessons, they stick forever.
OVERALL COMPATIBILITY RATING: 2 OUT OF 10