This combination can be difficult because both signs are stubborn and headstrong. To make matters worse, Taurean caution and adherence to routines will irritate Aries, while Aries impulsivity and risk taking will disturb Taurus. There is a real clash of styles here, with Taurus needing stability and consistency and Aries craving novelty and excitement. In a best-case scenario, Taurus will help Aries become more pragmatic and sensible while Aries encourages Taurus to move beyond his or her comfort zone from time to time. In a worst-case scenario, the bull and the ram will lock horns on every issue with neither willing to give in so that they end up in a permanent stalemate.
Despite the problems associated with the Aries-Taurus pairing, it has some potential because Tauruses tend to be laid back and slow to anger, so things can go smoothly if Aries doesn’t push Taurus to a boiling point. The Taurean’s calm, mellow energy can have a soothing effect on a nervous, temperamental, or hyperactive Aries. Another potential benefit of this relationship is that Aries can have an energizing effect on Taurus, preventing the latter from becoming too settled or sedentary.
When Aries fire meets Taurus sensuality in a romantic relationship, passions run high, but day-to-day living could be difficult unless their ascendants and moon signs are more compatible. Aries is likely to find Taurus too careful and bound to routine, while Taurus finds Aries irresponsible, reckless, and selfish. Also, the Aries need for independence may clash with the Taurus desire for relationship security, and to make matters worse, these two signs tend to have different lifestyle preferences that can make it difficult for them to live together.
Typical Tauruses are homebodies and when they do go out, they prefer to get out into nature or spend relaxing evenings with small groups of friends. The typical Aries, by contrast, seeks larger, more frenetic gatherings where anything might happen, and is more likely to seek out busy urban venues. However, lifestyle preferences should be more compatible if the Aries has an earth or water sign rising, or the Taurus has a fire sign rising.
If Aries and Taurus go into business together, this pair will be unstoppable. Aries brings entrepreneurial flair to the partnership and handles the social aspects of promotion while Taurus lays the groundwork and builds things up slowly and steadily. If these two can work together harmoniously, they will form a great complementary team.
In a romantic relationship, the key to success for these two will be controlling their tempers and building a relationship around shared interests. Tauruses tend to stick with things they like, so if Taurean interests happen to align with the preferred pastimes of an Aries partner, these two can have a great time together. Typical Tauruses like outdoorsy pursuits and the typical Aries enjoys physical activities, so these two may bond over the common ground of outdoor physical activities such as hiking. Both also tend to be creative, so they may develop shared interests around arts, crafts, or building projects.
Note: There is more to astrological compatibility than sun signs alone. Other elements in a person’s natal zodiac also play a role. Ascendants (rising signs), moon signs, and other planetary placements and aspects also shape personality and affect compatibility. For example, a Capricorn with Leo rising will be more extroverted than a typical Capricorn, and a Taurus with Aries rising or the moon in Sagittarius will be more compatible with Sagittarius than a typical Taurus. For more information on other natal chart elements, see Astrology Sun, Moon, and Ascendant.
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