Taurus Woman and Gemini Man Compatibility
Wendy was pained too to find that the past year was but as yesterday to Peter; it had seemed such a long year of waiting to her. But he was exactly as fascinating as ever..
While the Taurus woman sits beneath the rose bush, carefully stitching a piece of needlework, with the words “Home, Sweet Home,” the Gemini man is drumming his restless fingers on the window pane, humming his own melody and lyric to “Song of the Open Road.” No matter where these two (these three, counting his invisible Twin self) meet along life’s highway, they’ll eventually reach a fork in the path that will force them to flip a coin, to decide which one to take -the one leading to a comfortable, conventional marriage – or the one leading to a casual affair, with no strings attached to the heart. Correction: He’ll flip a coin. She’ll consult her common sense, to see if she might be headed in the wrong direction.
Once a Taurus girl is absolutely sure she loves a Gemini man, she’ll first try everything in her considerable power to entice him into a permanent arrangement, complete with both social and legal sanction. And she possesses more weapons for enticement than you may think: erotic sensuality, tender affection, rich humor, fantastic home-baked biscuits, patience and fortitude. If none of these powerful feminine wiles work, she’ll sigh softly, take a deep breath, and settle herself cozily into the role of mistress, still secretly using the very same weapons, but content to wait until he sees the light. “Everything comes to him – or her – who waits,” is her philosophy. A Taurus woman may be cautious about getting her feet tangled up in romantic poison ivy in the beginning; she may be slow to allow herself to get tripped up by moonlight and roses, and fragile promises, at the start. However, once this lady has fallen, she has fallen, and it takes a steel derrick, or a Mack truck, to pull her out. Sometimes, the four-wheel drive of her common sense comes to the rescue, sometimes not.
Geminis are equally as wary as Taurus about being trapped in the beginning, but even after a Mercury Bird has capitulated to love, he keeps one light foot in the bedroom and one poised on the front porch for ready flight, if necessary. He’ll tenderly give her one of his Twin hearts to have and to hold, but he hangs on to the other – just in case the one he gave away should happen to become soiled or broken, or damaged in any way. What good is a cracked heart to him? It will never sell as a new one. Think of the depreciation. It’s a kind of Gemini insurance policy against disillusionment. That’s where they differ. (I mean, that’s one of the ways they differ.)
The Taurus woman, who is ordinarily so respectful of all kinds of insurance, has no emotional insurance against hurt, once she’s handed over her loyalty to another human being. Unless there are severe afflictions to her natal Mars or Venus (or Sun), this lady will wait out anything, from another woman to poverty. She’ll calmly ignore the changeable antics of her altar-shy, Mercury-ruled man, and not always – but usually – she’ll win. If there are certain planetary squares or oppositions in her birth chart, it’s possible that she may be the one to break his heart by chasing will-o’-the-wisps of pleasure just to torment her Gemini man, whose love is delicate and easily torn apart. But that’s an exception to the rule, and the average Taurean Bull will sit serenely by the fire, toasting her toes and calmly counting the days between visits from her lover.
Her friends will try to make this sentimental woman see that she may be wasting her life, but she won’t listen. She’ll stubbornly insist that the delays preventing their marriage are valid ones, that tomorrow, next week, next month, next year – it will all work out. They love each other, and love can make anything happen, can’t it? Yes, it can. But not when love is blind, as Taurus love sometimes is. A Taurean who’s convinced she’s right is difficult to lead into a realization of the truth – the truth being that all may not be lost if she recognizes the danger of a dead-end scene in time to zap some life back into the romance. But she may not want to admit things aren’t as rosy as they could be. As sensible as she is about everything else, she can be incredibly foolish when it comes to her own emotional security. If he has the Moon in an Earth or Water Sign, or she has the Moon in a Fire or Air Sign, they have a better chance to stay together, each supplying what is missing in the other. And that can be a mighty satisfying arrangement.
A Gemini man is quickly bored with the same woman, but that doesn’t have to mean infidelity. He just likes to examine the various faces of the girl he loves, test the nuances of her emotional facets – sort of look at her through trick mirrors, for a change of mood. But the Taurus female has only three moods: sweet, affectionate contentment, sullen brooding – and raging fury. A Mercury man may secretly wish she’d vary them with a few impulsive whims, careless excitement, or a game of emotional hide-and-seek, now and then. She may hate change, but learning to adapt to new patterns is a necessity for a woman in love with a pair of Gemini Twins.
She might like it, if she tried doing something new and wild each week. It doesn’t have to be as far out as astral traveling, or opium parties. Maybe just part her hair on the other side, for a change (when a Taurus girl does that, it’s a clear signal for the man who can read it) or switch her brand of bath oil, or throw some mushrooms in with the eggplant. She might even try saying she’s sorry when she’s wrong, instead of pouting. A Taurus woman has a way of choosing a side, and staying there, refusing even to listen to an apology, much less a compromise. This girl doesn’t realize how cruel and cold she seems, once she’s made up her mind and slammed the door shut on any further discussion.
Sexually, the same problems of change-versus-stubbornness may creep into their relationship. She wants to be well loved, and to her, the physical expression of that love should be a rich and total experience. She expects complete sensual satisfaction from a lover, and she gives him full measure in return. A Taurus woman thinks sex is great because it produces sweet, cuddly babies and brings emotional peace and physical fulfillment at the same time – a triple blessing. When she makes love, there’s nothing misty about it. She wants to feel her man is there beside her – all there – not just the parts of him he’s not using while he’s daydreaming. Since his Mercurial mind may be wandering on the wind, she may resent what she interprets as his lack of earthy passion, his casual attitude. And he may resent what he sees as her intrusion into his emotional privacy, which Gemini will consider sacred, even during their most intimate moments. She might have to persuade herself to try various, different approaches to pull him off his cloud and back into her arms. Otherwise, he may grow weary of beating his wings against a stone wall, and become even more detached. He’ll be happier than he guesses, however, if he allows her to show him the way to a deeper affection by trusting her more instinctive Venus vibrations, and her earthiness, instead of hovering somewhere, just out of touch, when she needs him so profoundly. All Air Signs tend to mistrust sex, in a vague sort of way, unless it’s first been strained through the imagination, which sometimes purges it of its very essence. A Gemini man wants his sexual experience diluted, in varying degrees, with fiction and fantasy.
I know a Taurus woman who is unusually psychic, for her normally un-esoteric Sun Sign. (That happens, you know, even with Goats and Virgins of the male and female sex. World-famous psychic Peter Hurkos is a Bull – with a powerfully trined Neptune, of course.) This particular lady Taurean was deeply and genuinely in love with a peripatetic Gemini man from California, for more years than she’s able to forget, and maybe she still is in love with him, in her own stubborn way. There are several Neptune trines between their birth charts, creating a rare emotional telepathy, which they used to communicate with each other, without benefit of telephone or letters. Sometimes, their uncanny ESP brought them together when they were miles apart, more than just mentally and emotionally and spiritually. It brought them also into physical Oneness. She once remarked to me that she told him she believed she could almost… conceive a baby through their powerful mutual projection, and she wasn’t ready for that, for they weren’t married. (Taurus realistic humor.) That’s a strong union. Strong indeed.
But his twin Gemini desires never blended into one single dream she could depend on. Finally, she read his mind (reversing his Mercury trick), saw nothing there but more ephemeral promises, and cut the telepathic cord between them with the cold, sharp scissors of Taurus determination. Now he can no longer reach her astrally, or any other way. She refuses to answer either her telephone – or her heart – when they ring. She knows when it’s Gemini who’s calling. But it doesn’t move her. A psychic Taurus woman is still a Bull. Metaphysical talents don’t make a dent in her iron will – once her mind has been made up firmly.
And so, a Gemini man isn’t always blameless when his affair with a Taurean girl has tied itself into obstinate knots. He can wear himself into his own kind of rut. He might pause, during one of his spins around the carousel of changing lights and sounds, and ask himself if he’s still hearing the same calliope music he heard when he first jumped on for the ride. A melody without words a story without an ending a whirl around a circle that goes nowhere but back to the beginning. How many brass rings must a man grab to jingle in his pocket – to watch turn green, and tarnish – until he reaches for one made of solid gold?