The Taurus is subject to the planetary rule of Venus, but as you were born in the second, Decan, or part, of the sign, Mercury also lends you some of its planetary influence. Being the planet of harmony, Venus's influences can be witnessed in your cooperation, sociability and warmth. Similarly, it is the influence of Mercury that is linked to your clever mind and gifts for communication. More so than any of the other Taurus Decans, your planetary influence grants you social understanding and practicality. You are very thoughtful about the emotions of others and rarely hurt anyone's feelings knowingly. You take this same thoughtfulness into your aspirations and goals. Although you do not require the spotlight, you have a set level of comfort that you wish to reach. In love, you value loyalty and openness above all else. Find a partner that shares in these values, as this will bring you the most happiness.