Aries and Taurus: Compatibility in Love, Sex and Life

When Aries and Taurus come together for love or any kind of relationship, it’s dynamic but also grounding. Aries loves to be first, while Taurus takes their sweet time. Let Taurus be the rock that holds down the fort, and Aries be the roll that keeps the two of you from getting stuck in a rut.

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Aries and Taurus: Your compatibility clicks and clashes

Where you click:
Everlasting love is a possibility here, if you can pace your way to the altar. The Aries-Taurus combo begins with a bang: gushing compliments, long-stemmed roses, electrifying conversations over a choice bottle of Cabernet. During the courtship phase, Taurus is happy to bask in Aries’ fiery glow. With the Bull’s rapt attention, Aries puts on a show-stopping performance that rivals Celine Dion in Vegas.

Where you clash:
Viva la difference! Homebody Taurus wants to settle down and create family traditions. Aries wants to roam around on an eternal discovery voyage. You move at such different paces it’s amazing you met in the first place. To make this relationship work, embrace your different speeds. Let Taurus be the rock that holds down the fort, and Aries be the roll that keeps the two of you from getting stuck in a rut. Creating a family together can be fun provided Aries doesn’t dump all the domestic duties onto people-pleasing Taurus. Expect to play very different roles with one another. Aries will push for growth and progress, dreaming up exciting travels, businesses, and adventures for the two of you to explore. Taurus will bring the practical magic, ensuring that budgets are adhered to, timelines considered, and the resources all in place for a safe and successful lift-off. 

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Love and compatibility by element

Aries is a fire sign and Taurus is an earth sign

Handle with care! This astrology love match of wildly different elements can thrive as long as you play to your strengths. Grounded earth signs seek stability and want to put down roots. By contrast, adventurous fire signs long to explore, grow and spread into new terrain. A battle can erupt as one of you strives for freedom while the other craves consistency. The fire sign will feel caged in by the white picket fence fantasy, while the earth sign can never relax with constant change and surprises. But if you learn to appreciate your differences, then you can offer what the other one is missing.

The worldly fire sign will have a predictable home base to return to, lovingly tended to by the earth sign partner. In exchange, the earth sign will avoid getting stuck in a stagnant rut because the fire sign will encourage growth and adaptation. Earth signs are sensual and practical, and impulsive fire signs can benefit from their grounded approach. In this relationship, the fire sign can learn to slow down and savor the moment, rather than rushing off to the next big thing. And the fire sign can help the earth sign take more chances in life. Think in terms of nature: dirt can smother a fire, and fire can scorch the earth. But in order to build a fire and maximize its creative powers, there must be a steady ground beneath the flames.

When you play to your strengths, you balance each other out.

There are four elements in astrology: fire, earth, air and water. Each one plays an important role in the greater whole of humankind. A love match with someone from of a different astrological element can be challenging, but also a beautiful opportunity to evolve. After all, differences push you both to grow and step outside of your own experience.

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Aries is a cardinal sign and Taurus is a fixed sign

In astrology, the “qualities” or “triplicities” reveal the role you play in a relationship or collaboration. Are you a starter, a doer or a finisher? Do you like to take charge and have a plan, or do you prefer to go with the flow?

In astrology, Cardinal and fixed signs are both “take charge” in their own right. Cardinal signs like to lead and initiate—which is fine as long as they don’t tread on the fixed sign’s turf. The nature of fixed energy is to stand firm and resist change unless it’s really necessary. Fixed signs are set in their ways, while cardinal signs are a touch more fluid, though stubborn in their own right! The cardinal sign may introduce too many new ideas into the mix, or worse, try to “improve” on the fixed sign’s ideas by giving unsolicited criticism. This feedback, no matter how well-intended, could threaten the fixed sign’s pride, leading to a major ego battle.

The fixed sign could also seem “boring” to the cardinal sign if they want to do the same thing week in and week out. In this love match, the fixed sign will have to be more open to “trendy” over tried-and-true. When the cardinal sign scores reservations at a buzzy new restaurant, resort, club or event, the fixed sign had better clean up and GO. In return, the cardinal sign must patronize the mom-and-pop bistro, the favorite karaoke bar, or another dinner with the fixed sign’s family. The fixed sign’s more traditional approach to romance can seem clumsy or heavy-handed to the discerning cardinal sign. So, cardinal sign, you got a conventional Tiffany locket instead of an Alexander McQueen limited-edition ring? Suck it up and say thanks—or start dropping hints a lot sooner before your next birthday!


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Aries is yang, or masculine, and Taurus is yin, or feminine 

In astrology, every sign has a “polarity”: you’re either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine).  In your sign match, Taurus is a receptive yin sign and Aries is an assertive yang sign. When you play to your strengths, you balance each other out, each on contributing a different but complementary skill set. When things are off, you can become polarized. The yin sign can be too passive (or passive-aggressive) and sacrificing, while the yang sign may act domineering, aggressive and selfish. To rebalance, the yin sign needs to work on being more open, direct and confident, while the yang sign should cultivate more patience, tolerance and sensitivity.

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Aries and Taurus are semisextile (1 sign apart)

In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Your signs are semisextile, or one sign apart. Like next-door neighbors with a completely different style of decorating, gardening and living, the signs on either side of yours can stir up an instant love/hate vibe. Of course, all that friction can lead to explosive sexual chemistry, even an obsessive quest to figure each other out (you never will). Some astrologers believe that each sign is an evolved version of the one before it. The sign after yours is a teacher. However, like a rebellious teen seeking emancipation from a parent, you may never admit that this person has taught you anything. This cosmic combination can make for painful breakups, and a seething sexual tension that lingers for a lifetime.


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