Taurus Compatibility: Best (and Worst) Love Matches for the Grounded Earth Sign

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As an Earth sign with a fixed modality (or approach to life), Taurus is known to be headstrong and persevering—in all aspects of life, but especially in matters of the heart. Just as their zodiacal symbol of the bull suggests, Taurus likes to do things their way. Some folks might not jive with their matter-of-factness and occasional stubbornness, but those who do will enjoy the nurturing, loyal kind of love that only a Taurus can provide. Indeed, the zodiac signs with the greatest compatibility with Taurus tend to value the signature Taurus traits of stability and security.

To be clear, however, we're just talking about two people's sun signs here, which is a single element of their entire natal charts. (Someone with a Taurus sun sign is born between the dates of April 20 and May 20, but you can also have Taurus elsewhere in your birth chart.) And genuine astrological compatibility takes into account the entirety of two people's astrological identities, including other parts of their birth charts like their moon signs and Venus signs—not just their sun signs.

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Broadly speaking, though, people with their sun sign in Taurus typically thrive with partners who appreciate their grounded, practical nature and love of the finer things in life.

Curious to know if you’d be compatible with a Taurus? Read ahead to learn more about Taurus’s classic personality traits, the signs with which they tend to be most and least compatible, and details on how they might mesh (or clash) with every zodiac sign.

Key Taurus traits

Ruled by romantic love-planet Venus, Taureans are sensual beings that enjoy indulging in life’s material pleasures. “Taurus is so attuned to pleasure, harmony, and money,” says astrologer Narayana Montúfar, author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. And whatever earthly pleasures befall a Taurean, it’s likely they’ve earned them. Key among Taurus’s traits is their determined, persevering spirit—typical of all the fixed signs of the zodiac, really.

Taurus also enjoys seeing things through to completion. Few things, if anything at all, can stand between them and their pursuits. This dedication extends to their romantic relationships, too. According to Montúfar, Taurus takes a slow and steady approach to love, but once they’ve committed themselves to a partner, they will have their partner’s back through thick and thin.

“Taurus is hardworking, reliable, passionate, romantic, and consistent, but Taurus is also blunt, traditional, possessive, assertive, unidirectional, a homebody, and stubborn.” —Emily Newman, astrologer

However, astrologer Emily Newman notes that Taurus can also be, well, bullheaded, which can be both a strength and a weakness. “Taurus is hardworking, reliable, passionate, romantic, and consistent, but Taurus is also blunt, traditional, possessive, assertive, unidirectional, a homebody, and stubborn,” she says. And when they show up more like the latter than the former, it can rub people the wrong way. Not everyone can take the bull by the horns, so to speak.

Which zodiac signs are most compatible with Taurus?

Typically, the zodiac signs that are most compatible with Taurus are fellow Earth signs Virgo and Capricorn. Similarly practical, grounded, and stable, these signs get along, sharing an appreciation for structure and practicality.

Taurus is also generally compatible with water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces: Just as fire and air fuel each other, water and Earth are also known to be complementary astrological elements. “Earth signs can provide balance, pragmatism, and groundedness to water signs, while water signs can provide fluidity, spirituality, and emotional depth to Earth signs,” astrologer Juliana McCarthy previously told Well+Good.

Which zodiac signs are least compatible with Taurus?

Taurus is usually incompatible with fire signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, as well as air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Fire signs yield a white-hot energy that may be too fast-paced for the slow and steady bull, while air signs may not provide Taurus with the sense of consistency and emotional security they crave in a partner.

However, it's crucial to bear in mind that true astrological compatibility, again, encompasses more than just sun signs. (In order to get a clear picture of two people's zodiac compatibility, you’d have to consult the whole birth charts of both people.)

And while certain signs may not be ideally matched with Taurus on paper, exceptions can certainly arise. So if you're a Taurus that’s paired up with someone from a sign deemed less-than-compatible, there's no need to write off the relationship entirely—the two of you may very well be a great match in regard to other areas of your natal charts.

For more info about Taurus’s best (and worst) love matches, read ahead for a sign-by-sign breakdown of Taurus compatibility.

How does Taurus compatibility vary with different signs?

Taurus and Aries compatibility

Compatible? Not typically

Celebrity couple: David Beckham (Taurus) and Victoria Beckham (Aries)

Aries and Taurus share a cusp—meaning, they sit next to each other in the zodiacal calendar—which is generally an indicator of signs with very different temperaments. Fiery, go-getter Aries is a thrill-seeker who craves spontaneity and friendly competition, while, according to Newman, “Taurus values comfort and peace of mind above all else.” The ambitious ram might be too much for the bull, while Taurus may come across as too predictable for Aries.

For an Aries and a Taurus to work, they’ll have to learn how to strike a balance between their opposing energies. Unfortunately, both of them can also be stubborn, says Newman. “Taurus is so uncompromising and rigid,” she says, which could likewise apply to a headstrong Aries who is set in their ways.” After all, the ram and the bull both come equipped with horns, and as such, they’ll likely butt heads in more than one arena.

Taurus and Taurus compatibility

Compatible? Yes

Celebrity couple: Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox

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. Both Taureans will inherently understand each other’s perspective, and they won’t have much to argue about in terms of what they want in a relationship, including (but not necessarily limited to) a comfortable sense of security.

Still, Stewart mentions that there is potential for a Taurus couple to “get stuck in a rut.” They both find comfort in familiarity, which if left unchecked, can quickly turn into monotony (read: a few *too* many nights spent Netflix-and-chilling). To avoid stagnancy, they’ll have to make an active effort to practice spontaneity in their relationship, says Stewart.

Taurus and Gemini compatibility

Compatible? Not typically

Celebrity couple: Enrique Iglesias (Gemini) and Anna Kournikova (Taurus)

As with Taurus and Aries, Taurus and Gemini are on the cusp of each other on the zodiac calendar—and, just like the former coupling, these two signs aren’t exactly a match written in the stars. In fact, the two signs couldn’t be more unalike: Airy Gemini is adaptable, which may come off as wishy-washy to pragmatic Taurus, who prioritizes consistency and stability. Plus, Taurus isn’t usually keen to leave their comfort zone, whereas Gemini can thrive amid unpredictability.

Another potential issue for Gemini and Taurus is communication style. Neither will shy away from expressing how they *really* feel, 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 previously told Well+Good.

Taurus and Cancer compatibility

Compatible? Yes

Celebrity couple: Barbra Streisand (Taurus) and James Brolin (Cancer)

Emotional water-sign Cancer appreciates romantic partners who put the same amount of effort into the relationship as they do (as does Taurus). According to Newman, this won’t be a problem for either sign. “They share many traits, including being loyal, loving, emotional, and homely,” she says, all of which are important qualities for a loving and long-lasting partnership.

One potential issue that might arise is Taurus’s controlling tendencies, which can manifest as possessiveness, jealousy, or untoward judgment of their partner—which might be especially off-putting for Cancer, says Newman. 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

Compatible? Not typically

Celebrity couple: Kylie Jenner (Leo) and Travis Scott (Taurus)

According to Stewart, Taurus has an uphill battle when it comes to Leo compatibility. A relationship between the two won’t be without conflict, she says. After all, they form a square angle to each other in the cosmos, which indicates major differences between the two, in terms of personality and temperament. Elementally speaking, they also clash—Leo’s fiery temperament may run too hot for earthy Taurus.

One key commonality? They’re both fixed signs—but even this could give rise to conflict. 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 that way,” says Stewart.

Taurus and Virgo compatibility

Compatible? Sometimes

Celebrity couple: Jerry Seinfeld (Taurus) and Jessica Seinfeld (Virgo)

Virgo and Taurus can make a compatible zodiac match, and it’s not just because they share the same earthy element. “Taurus and Virgo 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’s hard-working nature, and vice versa.

Compatible as they are, Virgo and Taurus can face particular challenges, too, as both tend to be stubborn, says Newman, and Taurus will have trouble persuading Virgo about their opinions. Should conflict arises, neither of them will be likely to admit their wrongdoings. However, “if both signs prioritize their connection above all else, [they] will last,” says Newman.

Taurus and Libra compatibility

Compatible? Maybe

Celebrity couple: Pierce Brosnan (Taurus) and Keely Shaye Brosnan (Libra)

Sharing a planetary ruler in Venus, the planet of love and harmony, Taurus and Libra “both deeply 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.

“Other than the Venusian rulership that they share, they're very different,” agrees Montúfar. While Libra is a cardinal sign with self-starter energy, they have a reputation for being indecisive, which can be frustrating for Taurus 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

Compatible? Yes

Celebrity couple: Sofia Coppola (Taurus) and Thomas Mars (Scorpio)

For proof that opposite zodiac signs can attract, look no further than a Scorpio and Taurus couple. At their best, 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 previously told Well+Good.

That being said, Montúfar warns that Scorpio’s emotional intensity—and Taurus’s lack thereof—could pose issues for the pair. Still, both are fixed signs that value loyalty, and while it might take time for them to commit to a relationship, it can also last a long time if they learn to trust each other and develop mutual understanding and respect.

Taurus and Sagittarius compatibility

Compatible? Not typically

Celebrity couple: Kelly Clarkson (Taurus) and Brandon Blackstock (Sagittarius)

As with Leo and Aries, fire-sign Sagittarius is very different in temperament from earthy Taurus. Add to that the fact that they look for different things in a prospective partner—Sagittarius wants a companion to travel the world with, and Taurus wants a homebody they can snuggle up to—and it’s easy to see how the two would make an incompatible match.

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

In that same vein, Taurus craves stability in love, while Sagittarius prefers to rebel against norm, says Newman. As such, Sagittarius could wind up bored and unfulfilled in a relationship with a Taurus.

Taurus and Capricorn compatibility

Compatible? Yes

Celebrity couple: Zayn Malik (Capricorn) and Gigi Hadid (Taurus)

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

However, Capricorn and Taurus can also 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 patience with each other and learn how to compromise to go the distance.

Taurus and Aquarius compatibility

Compatible? Not typically

Celebrity couple: George Clooney (Taurus) and Amal Clooney (Aquarius)

An Aquarius-and-Taurus relationship will usually take a lot of work, as they are considered incompatible zodiac signs—Aquarius is an air sign, and Taurus is an Earth sign, says Montúfar. They may struggle to find common ground when it comes to their different lifestyles and interests: Ever the contrarian, Aquarius’s eccentricities might turn off Taurus, she says, while Taurus's lack of appreciation for oddity and innovation could leave Aquarius bored.

“Taurus prefers to stay at home,” adds Newman, “and in addition, Taurus can be possessive, inflexible, and introverted, whereas Aquarius is typically intellectual, gregarious, and values freedom.” Plus, both are fixed signs that can be emotionally stubborn, which can lead to power struggles.

Taurus and Pisces compatibility

Compatible? Yes

Celebrity couple: Penélope Cruz (Taurus) and Javier Bardem (Pisces)

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

One issue that could occur stems from Pisces’s emotional extremity. In some cases, they may find that when they express hurt feelings to Taurus, the bull may struggle to see the situation from their partner’s point of view. Although Taurus may occasionally be put off by Pisces’s sensitivity, Pisces can also offer the intuition, passion, loyalty, and love that they need, says Newman.

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