Taurus may seem stodgy and shy but if you delve below the surface, you’ll find a depth of sensuality few other signs can match. As one of the two signs ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Taurus comes by his romantic nature honestly. Taurus often forms long-lasting romantic relationships with fellow Earth signs, Capricorn and Virgo, but the Bull’s best mate may be the unlikely Crab, Cancer.
Capricorn and Taurus share a healthy respect for status, comfort and money, giving them a strong base for a relationship. The Goat’s unexpected sense of humor charms Taurus, says Joanna Martine Woolfolk in “The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need,” and Capricorn appreciates the Bull’s work ethic.
Virgo appreciates the Bull’s steadiness, and Taurus admires Virgo’s intelligence and practical nature. While both signs are thrifty by nature, Taurus has a tendency to splurge on sensual pleasures and can teach Virgo how to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.
Taurus’ strength is a big attraction for Cancer, who is happiest with someone to lean on. In return, Cancer’s obvious appreciation makes Taurus feel important and loved.
Taurus thoroughly enjoys the rewards of hard work even more when they’re shared with an appreciative partner. Virgo and Cancer are both homebodies who enjoy keeping the home hearth cozy and stylish, making them natural mates for the Bull. Taurus and Capricorn, on the other hand, are likely to build a palatial home that is the center of their social lives as well as their retreat from the world.
Taurus and Cancer pairings are the classic perfect parents. Their children will have all the necessary comforts, including parents who dote on them completely. At the same time, Taurus is a strong but fair disciplinarian, which offsets Cancer’s tendency to indulge the little ones and let them get away with a little too much.
Capricorn and Taurus are likely to build a dynasty. A family business isn’t out of the question, and the children will be expected to do their share to help the family fortunes. They’ll also reap the rewards, though. Both parents value education and social status and will make sure that their children have all they need to succeed.
Taurus and Virgo parents complement each other well. Virgo can be a perfectionist and may have trouble showing physical affection. Taurus understands children instinctively and loves to give hugs. As long as Virgo can relax the standards a little, the children will get just the right amount of discipline and love.
Taurus’ earthy sensuality brings out the inner Venus in any other sign, even prim, strait-laced Virgo and frosty Capricorn. Sex will be straightforward and physical, passionate without necessarily being romantic. Cancer, on the other hand, may touch the hidden romantic side of Taurus. There’s something intoxicating about being pampered and adored, and Cancer is a master — or mistress — of pampering and adoration.
Keep in mind that sun signs only represent one aspect of personality. Don’t discount someone as a potential love match on the basis of their sun sign. You may also find love with someone whose moon or Venus is in Taurus or one of the other compatible signs. If you’re really interested in seeing how you match with someone astrologically, have a professional draw up a full compatibility chart or draw one up using natal birth chart software.