The Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, but as you were born in the second, Decan, or part, of the sign, you also receive a generous helping of Mercury's planetary power. While Venus's influence can be credited with your sociability and appreciation of beauty, it is the power of Mercury that drives your mental agility and gifts for communication. Your unique blend of planetary powers makes you the most thoughtful and practical of all the Taurus Decans. You are sensitive and understanding to the emotions of others, which explains why you are always able to protect people's feelings. In love, you take the same caring and dedicated approach. Once you have committed yourself to someone, you are completely open and honest. If the results are practical, you are always willing to put effort and care into your work. This quality will allow you to reach your practical material goals, as you do have set standards of living, which you wish to reach.