You enjoy the creativity and communication skills of Gemini with the even-tempered nature of Taurus. You lose interest in things quickly if they're not ingenious (a Gemini trait), but also recognize that sometimes you have to dig in and finish what you've started. Otherwise, you never earn the appreciation you so crave from others. Your birth number 8 wields a strong, earthly influence.
Eight also affects your personal interactions. You offer fidelity, constancy, and responsibility at work, home, and play. However, you might be a bit of a control freak, and you have enough influence and articulation to get your way. Nonetheless, you would make a good administrator or business leader.
Love might have a hard time catching up to you, since you are perpetually in motion. A lover should appeal to the side that yearns for a little TLC, approval, gratitude, and family to get you to slow down and take notice.
Gift idea: collectible coins.
Those born under the sign of Taurus love hobbies that allow for some type of acquisition. For example, if an athlete you will want to compete for metals or statues that show that achievement. If a gardener, that patch of lawn is typically the envy of the flower club, winning every competition for splendor. If a chef, you're at every cook-off, getting consistently high marks for presentation. Other hobbies enjoyed by Taurus are those that focus on the beautiful things in life (often the arts).
If you want someone to help you plan a budget or guide investments, seek out a Taurus. They'll rarely take risks with personal funds, let alone those of friends or lovers, and always have an eye on what's best for long-term value.