Adapted Taurus and Gemini
Difference Taurus-Gemini: Inhibition strength versus Excitation strength
S−Recovering Inhibition strength for Taurus: the objector. Reaction to the excesses of Excitation for Aries: one calms down, one becomes distrustful, mistrustful, sceptical. One controls and regulates one’s vital energy, one disciplines one’s strength, one recovers. One instinctively resists excitement, waste, or impatience. One steps aside in order to be at peace, one maintains one’s psychological or physical health, one paces oneself and sets one’s force of inertia against the outside world’s stimulations.
S+Expending Excitation strength for Gemini: the libertarian. The natural Excitation strength made some progress since the Aries phase: Excitation became widespread; the energy lost its initial brutality through spreading. Multiple interests, all-around exploratory curiosity, greater sensitivity to the abstract, to the appearances, to the infinite facets of the outside world. Broad openness, immense receptiveness, listening to all perspectives, varied initiatives.
Difference Taurus-Gemini: Negative induction versus No induction
NINegative induction for Taurus: the obsessive. The Excitation strength focuses onto a specific object that gets invested with one’s full energy, one’s full work power: one doesn’t let oneself getting sidetracked by anything else, one swots one’s topic, one goes further into one’s subject, one takes specialization to extremes. Exclusive passion, monomania, obsessive crazes.
Similarity Taurus-Gemini: Excitation quickness
Q+Excitation quickness for Taurus: the earthy. Brisk, quick, energetic reactions for everything regarding the target of induction: the Taurus only livens up for the object of his passion, otherwise he remains calm, placid, quiet. Even when there is an overdose of external stimulations, adaptation necessarily requires taking into account the concrete facts about the situation. Conversely, unadaptation allows to take refuge into real or imaginary abstractions. Whenever the Inhibition cracks up, the placid turns into a storm, the slightest straw breaks the camel’s back. If the Inhibition is medium, the Taurus channels and alternates composure with liveliness while striving to adjust at best his taste for concrete sensations: the bon vivant full of eloquence who knows how to indulge oneself without harming his health.
Q+Excitation quickness for Gemini: the chameleon. The Excitation quickness reaches its climax: brisk, flexible, free-flowing reactions, hyper-adaptability to the variety of stimuli from the outside world. One flits from one thing to another, comfortable with change, movement, diversity, transformations. Versatility, jack-of-all-trades, liking for what’s multicolor or polyphonic, great tactic subtlety. Everything stimulates, galvanizes, interests, anything triggers enthusiastic reactions. Optimal convertibility, multi-faceted unpredictable behaviour.
Difference Taurus-Gemini: Sense of proportions versus Sense of syntheses
SPSense of proportions for Taurus: the cunning. In Taurus phase, the Sense of opposites gives way to the Sense of syntheses: one must strike a balance between one’s total rejections and the necessity of compromises; one is accomodating in form without making any concessions in substance. One negociates cleverly without ever losing sight of one’s concrete interest. One is willing to open up to the other, but distrust reigns. One haggles with one’s enemies rather than locking antlers with them. Compromises are only aimed at eventually setting up a heavy domination.
SSSense of syntheses for Gemini: the one-man band. Excitation reduces Inhibition to the bare bones. The refusal or the active surpassing of antagonisms allows everything and everyone to meet freely. The most heterogeneous elements mingle naturally, each of these being fully autonomous while connected to the others by an overall dynamics that combines apparently irreducible dualities. Humanism is instinctive, universalism is spontaneous. The contradictions that emerge from opposing viewpoints can even out from the moment everyone respects the basic freedom of the other.
Unadapted Taurus and Gemini
Difference Taurus-Gemini: Excitation weakness versus Inhibition weakness
w+Recreating Excitation weakness for Taurus: the fatalist. Nothing new under the sun: he’s unable to give a fresh, different look to the world. Lazy, tired ahead, apathetic, thickly indifferent to any novelty, any transformation, any change, he lives on his fund of subjective experiences, of preconceived ideas. No fancy, no imagination, no possibility of sublimation: everything is inevitably and eternally still. All that is left is to live life in a rut, doing the least possible.
w−Eliminating Inhibition weakness for Gemini: the exhibitionist. It’s like for Aries, but one step up: the lack of restraint and control is almost total, radical, general; unrestrained, inconsiderate, scattered over anything pointless, anecdotal, ephemeral. Like a feather in the wind: no center, no interiority, no depth. Lacking in foresight, thoughtless, whimsical, futile, over-suggestible, it’s a naive puppet at the mercy of stronger and more determined wills.
Similarity Taurus-Gemini: Unadapted Inhibition slowness
sl−Unadapted Inhibition slowness for Taurus: the narrow-minded. Narrow-minded, he is absolutely. The Inhibition inertia reinforces the Excitation weakness: the brake is kept systematically pulled. He doesn’t step outside himself: selfish, misanthropic, he absolutely closes his mind to the world and dries up, hardens, becomes dogmatic and inflexible. He’s systematically wary, unable to communicate, filled with a dense, deep-rooted unwillingness. His outdated intuition can give rise to schizoid imaginary constructs owing nothing to the ideas shared by his contemporaries. A reinforced-concrete wall.
sl−Unadapted Inhibition slowness for Gemini: the intellectualist. Like for Aries, there are two possibilities. Either the brake can’t be pulled, and in this case the Gemini is an absolute weather vane, pathologically nervous, suffering from extreme distraction and instability. Or the brake can’t be released, which can lead the Gemini to intellectualist imaginary constructs that disregard the reality of the physical world; unless he takes refuge into an absolute indifference, possibly supported by a philosophy of failure and nothingness. Incommunicable, unverifiable abstract hermetism.
Difference Taurus-Gemini: Paradoxical phase versus Ultraparadoxical phase
PPParadoxical phase for Taurus: the suspicious. Losing the sense of intensities, the Taurus reacts strongly to weak signals: he systematically reads between the lines despite the clarity of the text, goes to great lengths over trifles, attaches a thoughtless importance to minor details. He overvalues what’s insignificant, marginal, invisible or small. The rich kind can this way make great discoveries. The poor kind will make do with defensive susceptibility, systematic paranoia. Overdose of energy displayed for the target of induction, overdose of indifference for the rest: one overworks for the obsession.
UPUltraparadoxical phase for Gemini: the misunderstanding. The loss of the sense of antagonisms leads to an inversion of the Excitation-Inhibition system: what is normally inhibiting becomes stimulating, hence a lure for what’s harmful, dangerous, immoral, taboo, etc. Absurdity becomes sensible, “you” becomes “I” (active and spontaneous identification to the others, impersonation, parody, mime, splitting). Taste for blatant illogicalities, preposterous speculations. At best he succeeds, diplomat of the ephemeral, in blending the most opposing viewpoints into a fragile and fleeting alliance. At worst that’s a constant split, incredible stunts to justify every contradiction.