Your Relationship Style: Taurus
Taurus, you are the steady-handed, even-keeled, security driven 2nd sign of the zodiac, ever mindful of money, and willing to do whatever it takes to do things properly the first time round.
Stability is most important to you Taurus, and you will work your butt off in order to find it. It helps that you have an iron will to pair with an almost unmatched work ethic, but at the end of the day, you will make a wonderful partner if only because taking care of those you love and providing a comfortable, harmonious life is of the utmost importance to you.
Taurus is known for being gentle and even-tempered, unless someone really pisses you off or worse, offends you. It’s rare that you blow your top, but you will not stand for bad manners or b.s. You hold no patience for fools, liars or moral laziness and drama is something you will just not tolerate.
Call a spade a spade is your mantra, and while some may find this off-putting, those who see through to your caring and loyal heart will value this integrity beyond any other quality. In a relationship, to the right person, your morality and even-keel approach to life will be a refreshing change if they have not had someone to count on in the past.
Taurus, what is your relationship style? When it comes to love, what could hold you back and what has the capacity to help you achieve your greatest desires? We all have strengths and weaknesses, and they can both be used to our best advantage once we better understand them.
Let’s look at some of the pros and cons for Taurus when it comes to relationships and what could hold you back or set you apart in love and life. We’ll also check out your most and least likely compatibility with other signs.
Taurus Pros in Love
- You stick to your word and honor your promises
- You have a sensual quality about you, taking pleasure from all 5 senses
- You take pride in working for what you want
- You are self-sufficient and no drama
Taurus Cons in Love
- You can be overindulgent
- You can come across as materialistic
- You can be jealous and possessive
- You are slow and resistant to change
Lucky Taurus, you are ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty, peace, relationships and unity. You rule the throat and neck, which are probably both very sensitive areas of your body when it comes to getting up close and personal. Bulls are known for their beautiful voices and the way they use them to soothe and calm ignitable fire signs and bring flighty air signs back down to earth.
If someone is looking for a person to rely on 100%, they need look no further than at Taurus. You may not have a lot of friends, but the ones you do have, you hold very close to your heart and have no problem showing them how much you care for them. You’re the one they come to for a shoulder to cry on, some wise words of advice and some no-nonsense clarity.
Food, lovely things, soft and rich materials, art, music - these are all representative of what Taurus admires and needs to have in their lives. Venus’ influence translates differently for each bull, but you can bet you’ll find in their home or office some collection, hobby or affinity for something along these lines.
Taurus loves to be surrounded by the things they find most beautiful, and they take a lot of comfort from having them around. While you get a bad rap for being too concerned with having the finer things in life, you work hard to support yourself, and see no problem in reaping the rewards.
You are intelligent with money, but can sometimes feel like you have a hole burning in your pocket if you don’t curb that urge! In love, your partner can rest easy knowing you will always find a way to earn money and plan for the future.
Beware of the Taurus tendency to get too attached to the things you love - and to make sure the people in your life don’t become something else to add to your collection. Despite your innate confidence, you can become very possessive of your lovers, wanting to hold them close to yourself and not share them with anyone.
Another thing to watch out for - bulls need to feel in control, so when change comes about, it can be very hard to convince stubborn Taurus to be adaptable. Why fix something that isn’t broken? If there’s a good reason for making a switch, you’ll go for it eventually, but need to make sure you are 100% comfortable and have considered all the outcomes first.
Most Compatible - Cancer, Virgo and Pisces
Water signs Cancer and Pisces will provide the openly loving, gentle kind of affection and emotional stability you need to feel cherished. With Cancer and Taurus, you have the two biggest homebodies teaming up, which pretty much guarantees a beautiful home, lots of family gatherings around rich, delicious food and a ton of snuggle time on the couch.
Confident Taurus can soothe the prickly emotional reactions sensitive Cancer can suffer from, and be a steady rock so they trustingly come out of their shells. Nurturing Cancer will do everything in their power to make sure their bull is well taken care of, but watch out for being too spoiled - you can go overboard by eating too much, or by never wanting to leave your house!
Kind, creative Pisces wants everyone to get along, so there isn’t likely to be much of the drama Taurus loathes. One thing to watch out for in this cozy relationship is both bulls and fish are prone to overindulgence - Taurus with food and luxury, Pisces with substances.
If Taurus can keep busy bringing Pisces’ ideas to life, and Pisces feels encouraged and supported by their strong and loyal Taurus, this would be a match made in heaven.
Fellow earth sign Virgo brings a sense of calm among the chaos of the world, and these two signs together could accomplish a lot. Affectionate Taurus could bring out a softer side of Virgo and organized Virgo will provide a sense of security and order that makes you bulls feel comfortable.
Integrity and honesty is crucial to you both, and these two signs are quite pragmatic. Don’t expect any explosions here - if Virgo gets upset with Taurus taking too many couch breaks, it will be a cold and quiet deep freeze, likely leading to a long conversation about not letting each other down.
Least Compatible - Gemini, Aquarius and Sagittarius
Geminis are known for their quick wit, endless curiosity and their amazing way of communicating their many ideas. While their dual personality allows them to slow down long enough to contemplate their next area of interest and be reflective, Geminis tend to be pretty extroverted and social, which the quieter Taurus may tire of if they can’t dial it back for some more personal conversation.
Taurus may be initially intrigued by Gemini, but may break it off if the free-spirited air sign can’t settle down and demonstrate the intimacy you crave. On the flip side, Gemini may find Taurus to move too slowly, and be put off by their aversion to making big changes at will.
These two fixed signs will likely find themselves struggling to give an inch on getting their way. Fast moving air signs tend to be dreamers, and can be very exciting to be around, because their creativity is in constant motion. For Taurus, this could get annoying if it seems they’re content to imagine, but not to put their nose to the grindstone.
While Aquarius and Taurus share a kindness and concern for humanity, water bearers have a hard time nailing down their pie in the sky ideas long enough to see them come to fruition. They can also be averse to affection and talking about emotions, which sensual Taurus may find cold and hard to tell if they are as loved as they need to be.
Sagittarius is a philosopher, an adventurer, and a demon for action, so being tied down in any way would be like caging a beautiful bird. Steady Taurus may come off as plodding, always slowing down the process, and Taurus may find Sagittarius irresponsible and not thoughtful enough, as they don’t stop to consider consequences.
A good analogy would be this: if you have a friend who ends up in some kind of crazy trouble - they steal the duck mascot from the local high school and get caught hanging it in a tree in front of City Hall - they’re likely a Sagittarius. Who would they call because they know that person will fix it all? That would be Taurus. You can see how this could get old!
Overall Taurus, you’re a pretty sought-after partner, due largely to your kind heart, your rationality and your patience. People depend on you and that can be pretty desirable when you’re looking for a long term relationship.
The key for you is to find someone who doesn’t talk too much about shallow topics, who is honest with good manners and who will lavish and be open to lavishing right back! Staying in bed all day, loving all kinds of food and a penchant for lovely things will all rank high on your list as well.
Just because you don′t seem to align with someone on paper doesn′t mean it won′t work out. There are many other factors to consider, including the rest of their primal triad - their moon and rising sign. Having a birth chart done for both of you could definitely provide more insight into your compatibility!
The 7th house rules partnerships and will tell you how you communicate and feel about being in one. For example, if you have Scorpio in your 7th house, you′ll need a partner who will appreciate brutal honesty, an intense sex life and who will understand a wide, swinging range of emotional reactions.
You can try out Astrology Answers′ free love compatibility test here to get an initial idea of where you sit.
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