Taurus Love Match
Much of everything that you ever wanted to know about your Taurus lover is constituted by his/her relationship with Venus, Taurus’ planetary ruler. Contrary to the more commonly held perception of the Taurus being extremely reliable, stable, solid and perhaps a bit stuffy, Taurus can be extremely sensual, especially when you chuck him/her into the emotional blender. Once the more romantic aspects of the bull’s sun sign kicks into high gear you will be surprised by the physical intensity of the relationship, and you may, in fact, be overwhelmed with the tactile way in which your lover shows you affection.
We can see this side of Taurus in other aspects of the bull’s personality. Usually people born under this season of the sun cycle have a great desire for simply physical pleasure, and you may have noticed comfortable furniture, nice beverages and food filling their fridges and adorning their living rooms. They are connected closely to the ears, neck and larynx, and as a result enjoy beautiful music, good conversation and the touch of loving hands.
The most important thing to remember if you are dating, making love to, or in a long-term, full-fledged relationship, with a Taurus, your affection is best expressed through the same mode that your lover enjoys other parts of his/her life, with simply expressions of sensual enjoyment. Touch them, instead of saying something sweet! Instead of a book, get them wine, instead of art, give them a massage. Make love to them when they least expect it, and sit them down for their favorite meal. This will seal the deal, and create a loyal, caring, and delicate lover.
There are a few drawbacks to having a Taurus lover in your life, and they begin with the communication difficulty that the bull can have. Though they like talking about philosophy, politics or their own particular interests, if the conversation turns toward more difficult subjects, such as problems in your relationship, or lack thereof, they may be unlikely to engage your concerns. This needs to be worked out with some very focused discussions of what Taurus’ view as unnecessary exchanges. If it is not practical then it is not something that they are interested in. A way to promote more dialogue is to sandwich the difficult stuff with a nice bottle of wine, or a good day on the beach, or any other hedonistic activities.
You may also have noted that bulls in your life can be moody and a bit withdrawn sometimes. This is closely linked to the their stubborn inability to ‘role with the punches.’ This is a very real part of a Taurus’ life. Make sure to encourage a more open-minded way of viewing the world, and you will help your boy/girl get out of the doldrums and into the bright sun of the world.
A word directly to those born under the Taurus sign: be careful not to see the special people in your life as part of your collection of ‘fun’ activities. A problem that can face you is seeing people in an instrumental way that can devalue the unique worth of each person in your life. This can be a more serious problem when it comes to people who you deal with romantically. Most people get tired of being treated like a pretty bubble that must be dusted occasionally, and even though you think you are showing the right amount of interest, you may find yourself alone wondering how it all went wrong. Remember, if you care for someone, their needs must be met even more aggressively than your own, and maybe they will reciprocate, and then everyone wines.
Best Match for Taurus
As a star sign Taurus, ruled by the element of Earth, your safest bet is probably one of the other two Earth signs, i.e. VIRGO or CAPRICORN. The favorable 120° – or 4 signs – spacing between Zodiac signs in the same element makes for an especially harmonious relationship and a level of compatibility well above the norm.
Both Virgo and Capricorn are good compatibility matches for Taurus since they share Taurus’s practical, cautious and materially-oriented approach to life. However, Capricorn probably just beats Virgo as the better compatibility choice for Taurus. A common desire for worldly success and appreciation of the importance of money make Taurus and Capricorn natural born allies.
Really excellent too, in terms of their ability to harmonize with earthy Taurus, while also helping it to develop more sensitivity, are the Water signs PISCES and CANCER, spaced by 60° – or next but one – from Taurus. Many believe this kind of Earth-Water combination is actually the ideal – and surely it’s no coincidence that a high proportion of successful compatibility matches are between people with birthdays two Zodiac signs apart.
So what about another TAURUS as a good compatibility match? On the plus side, you’ll definitely know what makes them tick, since they embody so many aspects of yourself. Especially with a Taurus of the opposite sex, the chances are you’ll be strongly attracted to their best Taurean qualities – like their steadiness, patience and incredible sense of stylishness. But because we don’t tend to like our bad points when we see them reflected in somebody else, there will also be things about Taurus people – most likely their stubbornness and inertia – that you’ll positively hate! If so, better take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror!
Worst Match for Taurus
The truth is, Taurus, your ideal compatibility match will rarely simply be a clone of yourself (how boring would that be!). But neither, for that matter, should their star sign be too astrologically antagonistic to your own. For this reason, you should be cautious – in the absence of redeeming features – about folk born under the star signs of LEO and AQUARIUS. Because both these signs are at a challenging 90° angle (or 3 sign spacing) from Taurus, the differences between you may be so vast, the chances are they’ll be too incompatible – and just too much hard work.
Of these two star signs, Aquarius just qualifies as the worst possible compatibility match for Taurus. Due to its cautious conservatism and strong resistance to change, Taurus may find it harder than most other signs to cope with Aquarius’s highly progressive, rebelliously non-conformist outlook.
Signs spaced at 150° (or 5 signs) from Taurus, such as SAGITTARIUS, can present more minor compatibility challenges. However, although traditionally considered to be ‘awkward’, and involving signs in conflicting elements, 150° relationships aren’t necessarily quite as bad as they might appear. Okay, these may not be your first choice, but neither should they be your last. So don’t make the mistake of writing them off as unsuitable – in many cases a love match could work out fine!