Upside: Know how to have a good time; lovers of the local (neighborhood, region); bring together the practical and novel; enjoy unique, crafts and art of all kinds; stabilizing many interests; staying flexible to grow.
Downside: Taurus is security minded, while Gemini thrives in total freedom.; Fixed, well-considered opinions (Taurus) vs. contradictory, changeable ones(Gemini); Slow vs. Fast -- different natural rhythms.
Taurus and Gemini are neighbors on the Zodiac wheel, and if the chemistry is right, might find themselves kissing over the backyard fence! Taurus lightens up with Gemini, and both are samplers of the buffet of life.
With this combo, opposites attract sometimes, since each offers what the other lacks. When the strong, but silent Bull meets chatty Gemini, you know who does all the talking on the first date and beyond. Taurus is either immediately suspicious of Gemini as superficial, or is captivated by Gemini's multi-dimensional nature.
Gemini is either intrigued by promise of earthy depth, or feels smothered by it. The difference is one of personal velocity -- Taurus is slow and Gemini is fast. They'll have to accept and support the speed of the other, and not try to change them, or this is doomed to fail.
The dense mellowness of Taurus can be soothing to Gemini's nervous spirit, and help them find sensuality. Gemini zaps the stubborn mind of the Bull, and inspires them to think in a new way. Taurus and Gemini are traveling different paths -- one is keen on consolidating and building forms (home, business, body of art), while the latter (Gemini) is about playing with forms. Look to other energies in the chart, especially Venus and the Moon, to cultivate what will grow into an enduring love.
Taurus seeks stability and rootedness, and Gemini has itchy feet, and thrives on change. It's a dynamic match when other planets help bridge these gaps. Otherwise, you could be in for a relationship with high drama and misunderstandings.
Read about the Dark Side of Gemini.