The Zodiac Signs That Are Totally Compatible With Taurus—And the Signs That Most Definitely Aren’t

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As one of the fixed earth signs of the zodiac, Taurus is known to be headstrong and preserving—in all aspects of life, including matters of the heart. A reliable and steadfast nature is notable among Taurus’ characteristics, but much like the bull that represents the sign, they like to do things their way—and a lot of the time. Some people, but not everyone, will be able to take the bull’s down-to-earth yet sometimes stubborn personality. So, exactly who is Taurus compatible with?

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The zodiac signs most compatible with Taurus will also be grounded and practical, or can understand and appreciate the bull’s steadfast, and, at times, slow and steady approach to life and love.

Key Taurus traits

“Venus rules Taurus, and Taurus is an earth sign with a fixed zodiac attribute,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader. With romantic Venus as their ruling planet, “they are sensual, tactile, and sensory-oriented beings,” astrologer Courtney O’Reilly of Vibrant Soul told Well+Good, and as one of the earth signs, they particularly crave tangible pleasures.

Whatever earthly pleasures befall a Taurean, it’s likely they’ve earned it. Key among Taurus’ traits is their persevering spirit, a quality that’s common among all of the zodiac’s fixed signs, the bull being one of them. Taurus likes to see things through to completion—and few things, if anything at all, can stand between them and their pursuits. This commendable determination extends to their relationships. They may take a slow and steady approach to love, but once they’ve committed themselves to a partner, Taurus will have their partner’s back through thick and thin.

Their bullheadedness is at once their strength and their weakness. “Taurus is hardworking, reliable, passionate, romantic, and consistent, but Taurus is also blunt, traditional, possessive, assertive, unidirectional, a homebody, and stubborn,” says Newman, and not everyone can take the bull by the horns, so to speak.

Taurus compatibility in relationships

Typically, the zodiac signs that will be most compatible with Taurus are fellow earth signs Virgo and Capricorn, as they are also practical and grounded by nature. Taurus is also compatible with water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, as water and earth are known to be complementary astrological elements. “The elements [of] earth and water together are fertile—flowers grow,” O’Reilly told Well+Good.

Ahead, learn more about which zodiac signs are the most (and least) compatible with Taurus.

Taurus and Aries compatibility

Aries and Taurus are on the cusp of and next to each other on the zodiac calendar, and the two neighboring signs aren’t usually compatible. Fiery Aries is a thrill-seeker who craves adventure and spontaneity, while, according to Newman, “Taurus values comfort and peace of mind above all else.” The fast-moving Aries might be too much for Taurus, while Taurus may be too predictable for Aries.

For an Aries and Taurus couple to work, they will have to learn how to compromise with one another. Unfortunately, the two can also be stubborn. “Both are stubborn by nature,” says Newman. “Taurus is so uncompromising and rigid,” she says, which could likewise apply to a headstrong Aries who is set in their ways.

Taurus and Taurus compatibility

When two Tauruses come together, they are likely to have a “very cozy and comfortable partnership,” says astrologer and spiritual coach Tenae Stewart, author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care. They will inherently understand each other, and they won’t have much to argue about in terms of what they want in a relationship, including but not limited to, a comfortable sense of security.

However, she mentions that there is potential for a Taurus couple to “get stuck in a rut.” They find comfort in familiarity, which if left unchecked, can quickly turn into monotony. To avoid stagnancy, they will have to make an active effort to practice deliberate spontaneity in their relationship, says Stewart.

Taurus and Gemini compatibility

Taurus and Gemini are on the cusp of and next to each on the zodiac calendar, and the two signs couldn’t be more unalike. Airy Gemini is adaptable, which may come off as fickleness to Taurus, who prioritizes consistency. Plus, Taurus isn’t usually keen to leave their comfort zone, whereas Gemini can thrive—and even enjoy—unpredictability.

Another potential issue for Gemini and Taurus is communication style. Neither will shy away from expressing their emotions, but Taurus isn’t one to take constructive feedback lightly. “Taurus is more stubborn than Gemini, yet Taurus cannot appreciate Gemini’s honesty, which leads to misunderstandings,” Newman told Well+Good.

Taurus and Cancer compatibility

Cancer is a water sign, and much like Taurus, they appreciate a partner who will put as much effort as they will in a relationship. However, this won’t be a problem for either sign. “They both have the same traits, including being loyal, loving, emotional, and homely,” says Newman, all of which are important qualities for a loving and long-lasting partnership.

One potential issue that might arise is Taurus’ controlling tendencies, which can manifest as possessiveness, jealousy, or untoward judgment of their partner. According to Newman, this might be off-putting for Cancer. With this in mind, Taurus will have to learn how to rescind control and trust their partner to make the relationship work.

Taurus and Leo compatibility

According to Stewart in a previous interview with Well+Good, a relationship between Leo and Taurus won’t be without inherent conflict. For one, they form a square angle to each other, she says, which indicates major differences between the two. Elementally speaking, they can also clash—Leo’s fiery temperament may run too hot for earthy Taurus.

Their one major commonality would be that they’re both fixed signs, but even this could give rise to conflict in their relationship. They both have a tendency to be stubborn and set in their ways—and compromise isn’t a strong suit for either sign. “Leo is forward-moving while Taurus won’t move without a lot of provocation, and they can really butt heads in the way,” says Stewart.

Taurus and Virgo compatibility

Virgo and Taurus can make a compatible zodiac match, and it’s not only because they share the same element. “Both Taurus and Virgo are earth signs and both place a value on stability and security,” says Newman. “This makes it easy for them to understand each other.” What’s more, Virgo can appreciate Taurus’ hard-working nature, and vice versa.

Compatible as they are, Virgo and Taurus will have their own challenges they may have to overcome as a couple. They are both stubborn, and Taurus will have trouble persuading Virgo about their opinions—and, should a conflict arises, neither of them will admit their wrongdoings. However, “if both signs prioritize their connection above all else, [they] will last,” says Newman.

Taurus and Libra compatibility

“Both Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus, planet of love. They both value their relationships and having connections with other people is important to them,” Stewart previously told Well+Good. “However they have nothing else in common,” she says, and since they are more different than they are similar, this might lead to conflict between the two in the long run.

To note, “Libra is a cardinal sign and Taurus is a fixed sign,” says Stewart. While Libra is a cardinal sign with self-starter energy, they have a reputation for being indecisive, which can be frustrating for the bull if taken too far. On the other hand, Taurus has the tendency to be stubborn and immovable, which might cause an imbalance with a Libra partner, who is agreeable to a fault, if only to keep the peace.

Taurus and Scorpio compatibility

If there’s further proof that opposite zodiac signs can attract, look to Scorpio and Taurus—and they work precisely because their differences complement each other well. “Taurus may provide a calming influence, while Scorpio can assist Taurus in spiritual growth,” Newman told Well+Good. “However, they must understand each other.”

Scorpio and Taurus are fixed signs that value loyalty, and while it might take time for them to commit to a relationship, it can last a long time if they learn to trust one another. If anything, they are both stubborn, so it might be hard for them to compromise if they are on opposite sides of an argument. That’s why mutual understanding and respect is key if they want their relationship to thrive.

Taurus and Sagittarius compatibility

Sagittarius is a fire sign, which already connotes major differences from earthy Taurus. Add to the fact that they value different things in a relationship, and it’s easy to see how the two would make an incompatible match. To note, Taurus craves stability in love and Sagittarius prefers to live freely and rebel against norm, according to Newman.

Their differences also extend to lifestyle.“Sagittarius enjoys adventure and discovering new things, whereas Taurus prefers to stay at home and enjoy the comforts of life,” says Newman. Sagittarius’ need to live wild and free may trigger a Taurus’ controlling tendencies, which will only push the archer further away—and if they can’t meet in the middle, they won’t last.

Taurus and Capricorn compatibility

As earth signs, Capricorn and Taurus will have a natural affinity for one another—so much so, they could be the other’s soulmate, Newman told Well+Good. “Taurus is continuously looking for a trustworthy mate,” she says, and Capricorn can fulfill Taurus’ needs as the sea-goat also values security and stability in a relationship.

However, Capricorn and Taurus can butt heads because they both want to take charge. If an issue arises, this may make arguments cumbersome as neither is likely to concede. With this in mind, they will have to practice more patience with one another and learn how to compromise. If they learn how to work together, they can go the distance.

Taurus and Aquarius compatibility

An Aquarius and Taurus relationship will usually take a lot of work as they are considered incompatible zodiac signs. For one, air and earth sign pairings won’t always make an ideal match. They may also struggle to find common ground when it comes to their different lifestyles, according to Newman.

“Taurus prefers to stay at home, and in addition, Taurus is possessive, inflexible, and introverted, whereas Aquarius is intellectual, gregarious, and values freedom,” she says. Plus, both are fixed signs that can be emotionally stubborn, which can lead to power struggles. “To make this relationship work, both parties must be willing to change,” says Newman.

Taurus and Pisces compatibility

Pisces and Taurus can balance each other out in a relationship. “Pisces is a water sign and Taurus is a sensible and down-to-earth person,” says Newman. What’s more, “they will get along well due to their similar interests,” she told Well+Good, adding that as a couple, they will “prioritize their love over anything else.”

One issue that might occur is Pisces’ emotional extremity, which can cause conflict if they express their hurt to Taurus, who, at their most stubborn, won’t listen or take their Piscean partner’s point of view into consideration. Although Taurus may be off put by Pisces’ sensitivity, the fish can offer the passion, loyalty, and love that they need, says Newman.

Frequently asked questions

What is Taurus attracted to in a partner?

Taurus will typically appreciate a partner who is also practical, reliable, and grounded. As an earth sign, they also value straightforward communication and, since they often take a slow and steady approach to love, assurance that a relationship is worth their while.

What is the worst match for Taurus?

Taurus are typically incompatible with fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, as well as air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Fire signs might be too fast-paced for the slow and steady bull, while air signs may not provide Taurus with the sense of consistency and security they long for in a partner.

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