Although conventional astrological wisdom suggests that Taurus and Libra are not compatible, this pairing does have a number of things going for it. Libra wants to maintain peace and harmony and Taurus is laid back, tolerant, and slow to anger, so fights are less likely with this combination than with many other sun-sign pairs (unless Libra’s flirtatiousness triggers the infamous Taurean jealousy).
Taurus and Libra share a love of luxury and decadence, and may encourage one another to become lazy. With their strong aesthetic senses, they can create a beautiful home together and because both like to acquire material things, they will fill it with attractive objects if they have the money to do so. Both enjoy entertaining, so their home will be a center of enjoyable social activity. In romance, this is a sensual combination with plenty of chemistry.
Despite its many positive elements, the Taurus-Libra match can be challenging because these two individuals have very different ways of interacting with the world. Taurus tends to be practical, whereas Libras are not inclined to deny themselves anything, which can lead to conflicts over finances. In addition, the typical Taurus is a homebody and prefers to stick with long-term friends rather than venturing out in search of new companions, whereas Libra wants to get out and mingle. If Taurus insists on too many cozy evenings at home in front of the fire or with the same set of friends, Libra may wander off in search of a more extroverted partner (this pairing works best if the Libra has a more introverted ascendant or the Taurus has a more gregarious rising sign).
Another problem with this pairing is that Libra tends to be indecisive and somewhat emotionally detached, placing more emphasis on thoughts than feelings. As a result, Taurus might find Libra emotionally cold. Also, Tauruses are slow boilers, but when their tempers flare, they can be terrifying, and faced with an angry partner, conflict-avoidant Libra will seek the quickest available escape route. This pair has a better chance of success if other elements in their natal zodiacs are more compatible.
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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