The Sun in astrology represents the archetype of the ego. While your own choices and free will, not to mention other astrological placements like the Moon, Venus or Mars, go far deeper to determine true compatibility than just the Sun — Sun Sign Compatibility is about how your sense of self and drive mesh with someone else’s. Looking at them through the lens of the astrological elements gives us even more insight.
The Earth Sign Taurus is all about slow, methodical work, with a distinct stubborn streak to go along with their steady, sensual hearts (hello, their symbol IS the Bull!). Their dedication is matched by a love of Earthly rewards and being surrounded by fine and beautiful things, making them attentive partners with a generous streak and a love of all things pleasurable, as long as their temper isn’t tempted to flare.
Fire Signs (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo)
While a Fire sign matched with Earth is, in theory, a combination that’s a good example of give and take, tempestuous fire signs matched with a Taurus’s slow but fixed ego can lead to explosions sometimes. Patience and understanding all around are required to make this duo work, but both can bring out the best in one another.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Air and Earth can be a successful pair, with Earth signs being inspired by the intellectual and high-flying air signs. Taurus’ bullishness and slow pace can prove frustrating for Air signs, though, and Taurus can feel less than appreciated if an Air sign becomes critical of their methodical tendencies. There is, however, a great potential for romance with these two elements, especially because of Taurus’ interest in being surrounded with fine and beautiful things, a driving desire Air signs tend to share.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
Water signs nourish the field that the earthy bull of Taurus plows. These two elements combine to make a comfortable, flourishing pair, with one inspiring the other, and Taurus providing a steadying influence the the Water signs’ introspective, creative nature.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
Combining with a fellow Earth signs is a warm, home-y pairing for a Taurus. Earth signs understand the value of slow growth, and can take their time together without being rushed. The main danger here is the possibility of getting too comfortable, leading to stagnation and a lack of inspiration.