As they’re hard-headed and slow to take action on just about anything, Taurus’ deliberate M.O. and fixed, willful perspective can cause them to come off as unadventurous, obstinate, and even closed-minded. They’ll state their case, then conveniently weasel out of seeing the other side of an argument. Sure, their ability to dig their heels in can be helpful. (Think of how Taurean Queen Elizabeth II has managed to keep the monarchy alive, in spite of one obstacle after the next.) But it could also curb necessary change.
If a potential partner is moving at a snail’s pace in one way or another – whether that’s by holding off on asking for your number, making plans for a second date, or committing to an exclusive relationship – it’s quite possible they’re under the influence of that feet-dragging, «I’ll-do-it-in-my-own-time» Taurus energy. The earth sign isn’t interested in moving at anyone else’s pace, including in romance. They’re considering all of the factors – what’s in their head and heart, sure, but also practical matters that could help or hinder the potential for a lasting match, particularly those related to their comfort and security. (Like, are they career-oriented enough? Do they prioritize travel above saving up for a downpayment?)
Taurus’ ultimate date night is spent inside – primarily around the dining room table, indulging in gourmet comfort foods, and the couch, cozying up, snuggling, and making out. If they do head out, they’ll want to be surrounded by nature and/or art. Think of doing a walking tour of their favorite murals around town or planning an unhurried hike along a tried-and-true trail.
Taurus’ signature leisurely pace shows up in the bedroom. They’re known for plenty of stage-setting, enjoying soft kisses, handholding, and flirty glimpses across the room that all lead up to thoughtful lovemaking that can last for hours. Earthy and sensual, they take great pride in ensuring all of the senses get their fix. If they fear they won’t have the time they’d like to do it right, they might actually pass or postpone a between-the-sheets session. And thanks to their ruling planet Venus, they adore incorporating old-school romance – like candles, baths, massages, love notes – into their steamy repertoire.
Wondering how Taurus matches up with your sign as a friend, a lover, a colleague, or in terms of any other one-on-one relationship? Here, their closest allies and born nemeses:
Signs that share the same element tend to be the most simpatico (e.g. how to use ts dating two water signs, like Scorpio and Cancer or two air signs, like Gemini and Libra). This is especially the case for two earth signs, both of whom have an innate appreciation for keeping it real.
Earth is also traditionally compatible with water because the two elements complement one another. Water signs help earth signs sit with their emotions and hit the pause button on rational thought in order to dream, while earth signs can guide water signs to plan and organize.
That said, a Taurus often hits it off with a similarly pragmatic, thoughtful Virgo, home-loving, money-conscious Cancer, or industrious and tradition-minded Capricorn.
As with most of the zodiac signs, opposites can attract – and Taurus and Scorpio often bond over their desire to foster a deep, unwavering, emotional and physical connection. But because both are fixed and innately stubborn, they could fail to compromise and find common ground, which is a death sentence for any partnership.
Taurus is also square (the most challenging angle that can exist between two signs) spotlight-loving fire sign Leo and humanitarian air sign Aquarius. Unless they have other positive aspects in their natal charts, Taurus can respect the other fixed signs for their ability to take a position and then stay the course, but emotionally, they’re too set in their personal ways to enjoy a truly compatible connection.