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The Most Compatible — and Most Problematic — Zodiac Signs for a Taurus

Earth sign Taurus, ruled by romantic Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and money, is the zodiac’s pleasure seeker extraordinaire. Those born between April 20 and May 20 — or who have other Taurus placements in their birth chart — adore everything artistic (from music to dance to theater) and romantic (think mood lighting, warm, cozy blankets, and all of the candles and essential oils).

Few signs appreciate luxurious scents and textures like a Taurus, and they’re also known for their penchant for languorous lovemaking with plenty of foreplay. The name of the game for the Bull is taking their sweet time. Even when it comes to getting angry, they’re known for their long fuse. Yet, as the fixed sign of the earth bunch, they can absolutely dig their heels in, stick to what’s tried and true, and earn their rep for being hard to budge.

These characteristics reflect themes covered by the Second House of Self-Worth and Income, which Taurus rules. The Second House involves material possessions, how you handle and feel about money-making, the traits you value in yourself and others, as well as how you experience your immediate environment and five senses.

If you’re similarly pragmatic, patient, and luxury-loving, you’ll likely click with a Taurus. (It also bears noting that your sun sign is just one piece of a really complex, nuanced puzzle known as your natal, or birth, chart, which is worth glimpsing over to see which house Taurus rules and if you have any planetary placements that connect with the fixed earth sign.)

Here, Taurus’ compatibility with all 12 signs of the zodiac.

Cardinal fire sign Aries, is semi-sextile, or one sign apart, from Taurus, which makes for a little uneasiness. Preferring to move through life slowly, soaking up information through all five senses, and possessing a long fuse, the Bull might find the Ram way too fast-paced, while the Ram could be frustrated by the Bull’s plodding pace and preference to stick to tried-and-true experiences over new ones. But if they’re open to seeing the world through one another’s lenses, Aries can help Taurus get out of any ruts they find themselves in while Taurus can show Aries how to slow down and be more present in the moment.

Two Taureans can absolutely be a match made in heaven, as they’ll see eye-to-eye on prioritizing pleasure, art, and comfort, coming up with a practical game plan for getting ahead, and — perhaps most importantly — moving at a glacial pace (for better or worse!). The only dilemma here is that there’s double the stubborn, fixed energy in this pairing, so if neither Bull is willing to compromise at least a little, they could find themselves at a standstill. 

Mutable air sign Gemini and Taurus might not seem like a natural fit, as the latter is slow, steady, and resolute, while the former is buzzy, fast-paced, and changeable. But there’s a lot these two — who are one sign apart, otherwise known as a semisextile — can teach one another, if they really want. It’s all about striking the balance between offering one another enough security (Taurus’ main goal) and freedom (Gemini’s M.O.).

Cardinal water sign Cancer and Taurus are sextile, or two signs apart, from one another, making for a friendly, easygoing relationship. In fact, these two signs make for one of the sweetest, most organically compatible pairings of the whole zodiac. The Bull’s slow, security-loving vibe harmonizes with the Crab’s heartfelt homebody personality. Both are innately nurturing, loyal, and commit their heart and soul to a relationship they’re invested in. They also tend to adore the same sensual experiences (like a sumptuous, home-cooked meal). In a romantic bond, this can make for an extremely emotionally — and in turn, physically — satisfying expression of mutual feelings.

Fixed fire sign Leo is square, or three signs apart, from Taurus, which can be a challenging but potentially activating angle. Both fixed signs are endlessly loyal to their nearest and dearest and value comfort, luxury, and security. But their shared fixed nature means that while neither has a problem being resolute, they’re also both apt to dig their heels in, refusing to budge once they’ve taken a stance. Lacking flexibility and the ability to compromise, these two could find that obstinance takes a toll on a heartfelt bond.

Virgo, the mutable earth sign, and Taurus are trine, or four signs apart, from one another, which is the most harmonious and easy-breezy angle that two signs can make to one another. Both earth signs are grounded and pragmatic. Both happy to tend to and create a tranquil home and relationship, Venus-ruled Taurus beautifies while Mercury-ruled Virgo preps, plans, and organizes. Together, they’re a productive, stable, and sensual pair.

Cardinal air sign Libra and Taurus are quincunx, or five signs apart, which is generally thought of as a rather awkward angle. Taureans can be old-fashioned homebodies who find it tough to switch up their go-to weekend plans, while Libras want to bounce from one party or event to the next, seeing where any given moment leads. What could save this pair: their shared ruler, Venus. Both are lovers of art, luxury, and romance. So if Taurus can embrace a more flexible approach and Libra can honor Taurus’ tried-and-true traditions, they could find a way to write a heartfelt story together.

Scorpio, the fixed water sign, and Taurus are opposite, or six signs apart. They’ll either feel like they complete one another or are destined to go their own ways. While both are deeply sensual, Taurus is practical and grounded while Scorpio is often swept up in waves of emotion. And they’re equally apt to dig their heels in, struggling to switch up a tried-and-true plan or perspective. The good news is that Taurus can offer Scorp a stabilizing vibe, while Scorp can help Taurus get comfier with spiritual growth. But ultimately, if neither is willing to adapt, they could find themselves at a dead end.

Mutable fire sign Sagittarius and Taurus are quincunx, or five signs apart, which is an awkward angle that can lead to, at best, confusion, and, at worst, discord. These two signs just don’t have much in common. The Bull is perfectly content — and actually would much prefer — to chill at home, baking up comfort foods and lazing around in their coziest sweater, while Sag wants to get out into the world, renew their passport, and jump on the next flight without batting an eyelash. Taurus can teach Sag to be more grounded and pragmatic while Sag can get Taurus out of their self-imposed rut, but in general, they might struggle to get in sync.

Cardinal earth sign Capricorn is trine, or four signs apart, from Taurus, ruled by sweet, relationship-ruler Venus, meaning the two have an organic, harmonious connection. Both prefer to take their time to achieve their goals and are as down-to-earth as it gets. They’ll spend their free time gardening or working diligently toward a financial intention. Taurus can be a little lazy for Cap, while Cap can be a little bit too strict for the Bull, but in general, they get one another in an earthy, sensual way that’s pretty unparalleled.

Air sign Aquarius is square, or three signs apart, from fellow fixed sign, earthy Taurus, which makes for a challenging but also activating dynamic. Both the Water Bearer and the Bull are, to some extent, hell-bent on seeing the world through their own lens, which can make it tough for them to get on the same page. And while Taurus, ruled by pleasure-seeking Venus, is a bit of a slow-paced homebody, Aquarius, ruled by electrifying Uranus, wants to get out and be in the world, surrounded by anyone and everyone. Still, if these two are willing to consider the other’s perspective, they’ll find they can accomplish anything they set out to do as a pair.

Mutable water sign Pisces is sextile, or two signs apart, from earthy Taurus, which can create a natural, friendly bond. Both signs are interested in taking it easy, prioritizing creature comforts and bonding time. Ruled by Venus, Taurus is relationship-oriented, which pairs well with Neptunian Pisces’ tendency to prioritize a romantic view of their closest connections. The only time when they might butt heads is if Taurus struggles to adapt, and Pisces gets frustrated by Taurus’ focus on all things tactile over spiritual.

Whether you’re feeling confident or freaked out at the moment, remember that no matter how compatible — or not — you seem to be with your partner or potential love match, sun sign compatibility is just one small piece of a larger puzzle. You can get the most accurate idea of how you match with a partner by looking at your full natal charts. (Running a synastry report on a site like CafeAstrology.com or doing a reading with a professional astrologer can offer the most accurate, individualized insight.) And if you’re ever tempted to take a swipe at Taurus as unadventurous and obstinate, check out your own birth chart, which is divided up into 12 houses, each ruled by one of the 12 signs. Everyone — yes, even you —  has some hard-headed Taurus energy in them. 

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