Taurus men are classically masculine: charming, stable, dependable, loyal, and admirable. However, they also have some classically masculine drawbacks that come along with that: a touchy temper and a bias against asking for help! Taurus men are incredibly well-loved by the other signs, but it’s important that they know and work on their few drawbacks if they want to build a happy, fulfilling life with their chosen partner.
The easiest way to determine the matches between one sign and another is to look at their elemental matches. As a general rule, the water signs, as well as Taurus’ fellow Earth signs, tend to make the best matches for him.
There are two things to remember when discerning the best matches for a particular element: opposites attract, and like begets like. In this case, you’re looking for opposing and similar elements.
Imagine the four zodiac elements as a square. Following logical rules, fire and water would be opposite each other on the square as non-compatible elements. Earth and air are also non-compatible elements. If you’re in doubt, the best thing to do is avoid your element’s non-compatible element, or the one furthest away from yours on the square.
None of the above are ironclad rules, as is always the case with astrology and sun signs. On the contrary, it’s even possible to find your soul mate in a traditionally non-compatible sign. Many more forces are at play on your personality and your compatibility than just your sun sign, after all.
However, this tends to be a rarer occurrence than finding your soul mate in a compatible sign. The top is an excellent rule of thumb to go by, though it should always be treated as more of a guideline than a rule to follow. It wouldn’t do to exclude an excellent match from your life just because they were of an incompatible element!
Taurus Male vs. Water Signs
As a rule, the water signs tend to work the best with Taurus, and they provide an excellent balance between excitement and stability. This is because the water signs, like their namesake element, tend to be flexible, understanding, and sensitive. This plays off Taurus’ masculinity and stoicism in an excellent way.
In the presence of a water sign that Taurus truly likes, he’ll experience more emotional openness than he was ever able to before. It’s also a good exercise for Taurus because it will teach him about emotional and situational flexibility in the process.
Unfortunately, this same “good practice” on Taurus’ part can sometimes lead to frustration, too. The male Taurus is particularly susceptible to bouts of anger, and if he’s not careful, these can end up being taken out on his partners. If one of the more delicate water signs was to become a victim of this outburst, they might end up with truly hurt feelings.
Just like the relationship between the land and the sea, it’s imperative that Taurus and his chosen water sign don’t overwhelm each other. In life, water washes up against the land, eroding bits of dirt and stone in the process. However, in the same measure, the Earth soaks up drops of water, in turn nourishing the land itself. This is the type of symbiotic relationship that a lame Taurus and his water sign should strive for.
If one sign overwhelms the other, it will quickly lead to unhappiness for both parties. Just like water can kill crops and ruin fields when it floods, too much from a water sign can make a Taurus feel emotionally vulnerable and uncomfortable. If a Taurus feels uncomfortable, he will inevitably end up taking that feeling out on what’s (or who’s) around him.
In the same way, if too much Earth floods into a body of water, the whole thing will become muddy, cloudy, and tainted. While Taurus is usually laid-back, his firm, confident personality can quickly overwhelm the sensitivity of the water signs. While this is usually a rare occurrence, he needs to keep watch so that his temper doesn’t become responsible for such a scenario.
As a general rule, Scorpio and Pisces are both excellent matches for Taurus, but Scorpio is better for males. A female Pisces can sometimes be too passive or shy to weather Taurus’ strong personality, but Scorpio can meet it head-on. As such, if Taurus is a bit more on the submissive side, he might be a better match with Pisces, but if he tends to follow most male Taurus, his best water match is Scorpio.
Where Pisces represents the lightest ripples on a clear lake, reflecting the sky above, Scorpio is a whipping, raging storm. Pisces are sensitive to any disturbance but ephemerally beautiful and understanding of any change in their partner. Scorpio, on the other hand, urges Taurus to meet them halfway, matching them step for step in passion, intellect, and ferocity.
In this way, you can think of the water’s effect on Taurus in two different ways. Pisces is the healer for Taurus. Any Taurus male who has been through heartbreak, abuse, or anything else that might leave him unsure would benefit from Pisces’ loving care. In the same way, Pisces will always welcome Taurus’ urge to protect Pisces from whatever ill might come their way.
On the other hand, Scorpio is like the challenger to Taurus. A Scorpio lifts Taurus out of his eternal laziness, awakening the deep instincts that he rarely acts on. While this can sometimes end in disaster if it becomes too explosive, it has incredible potential to change Taurus for the better, also.
In a Goldilocks-like situation, when Scorpio is too much but Pisces is too little, Cancer is an excellent place to turn. Cancer, another water sign, has enough backbone to stand up to an aggressive Taurus, but enough sensitivity to tone him down a notch, too. Additionally, Cancer is deeply associated with nurturing and motherhood and is an excellent match for Taurus looking to start and raise a family.
Taurus Male vs. Earth Signs
When water signs fail, the next best place for Taurus to turn is to his fellow Earth signs. While Earth sings can sometimes exacerbate the issues with stubbornness and hotheadedness that Taurus is prone to, they also have a mutual understanding with him that comes from their connection with the Earth. As long as both parties are able to embrace a bit of flexibility, their relationship can be long-lasting and nigh-unbreakable.
What makes an earth-earth relationship so excellent? Well, since this relationship is built on mutual experience and understanding, both parties start out with a bit of an advantage. They understand each other early on. While this might be a death sentence for fickle air or fire signs, the Earth signs take comfort in it rather than finding boredom.
The one spot where Earth signs tend to butt heads when they’re put together is when it comes to willpower. Earth signs tend to be unmovable, stubborn, and strong-willed, though this, of course, varies across the signs themselves. Unless both parties are able to see and understand the problems that come with stubbornness for the sake of stubbornness, they have the chance of losing each other because neither party would take a step forward and fix the situation.
In essence, knowing each other, exercising more sensitivity than usual, and learning how to offer a bit or their more vulnerable core to their partner is key. Without this vulnerability, both Earth signs will simply sit and wait for the other to crack. While this will work with any other sign, it’ll just cause stress and resentment between two boulders who refuse to capitulate.
The most compatible Earth sign for Taurus is actually Capricorn. Capricorn is practical and logical, and while Capricorn might have a will as strong as Taurus’, this doesn’t mean they’re unwilling to bend in the face of logic. In essence, they value their mind over their stubbornness just enough to make a relationship between the two doable and even worthwhile.
Despite Capricorn’s penchant for things that challenge the mind, the two signs are incredibly similar. They both value structure, tradition, and hard work more than almost anything else. While this has been known to result in a relationship between workaholics, as long as the two don’t let love die between them, they make an excellent partnership.
Unfortunately, love is one of the areas where this partnership suffers most. Both parties are laid-back, but Capricorn’s plain-faced stoicism and unerringly logical mind tend to suck the passion out of their daily life. Taurus loves passion, but he tends to need a bit of a shove to get the ball rolling, too, and Capricorn can’t always provide that (or doesn’t think to try).
The next best partner for Taurus, believe it or not, is another Taurus! A Taurus-Taurus relationship ends up being quite similar to a Scorpio-Taurus relationship in that they tend to bring out the passion in each other. Whereas Capricorn can find it difficult to coax out Taurus’ innate passionate side, all another Taurus needs to do is let their temper out to play, and the battle has already begun!
The trouble with two Taurus getting together, however, is that they have the same weaknesses. Both Taurus are prone to explosive bouts of anger and emotion, resulting in fights that seemingly escalate out of nowhere. While a smart Taurus pair can repurpose this passion in the bedroom or other areas of their lives to put it to productive use, that’s not always the case.
As such, it’s important that a Taurus-Taurus pair is made up of two fundamentally different individuals, regardless of having the same sign. A good way to do this is to search for a Taurus born on the cusp of another sign or the influence of a different planet. That way, the male Taurus has less of a chance of ending up with someone plagued by the same problems as himself.
Of course, Virgo shouldn’t be left out of the running as an option for Taurus, either. Like Cancer, Virgo tends to be effeminate, and in many ways, almost closer to an air sign than an Earth sign. While Virgo can also be overwhelmed by a domineering Taurus, they also have a lot to offer a Taurus smart enough to give them the time of day.
Other Taurus Matches
While water and Earth, respectively, are the most reliable places to look for Taurus’ matches, that doesn’t mean that it should be the only place you’re looking. Despite it feeling wrong for a fire sign to get along with an Earth sign, some fire-born individuals can be just what Taurus needs to bring new activity, spontaneity, and life into their day-to-day.
While air signs are generally too combative with Taurus to be a good idea, they shouldn’t be discounted entirely, either. For example, an air sign born on a water cusp might have just enough water characteristics to balance out their air traits. Of course, the appropriateness of these combinations depends on the personality of the Taurus first and foremost, but they’re not options that should be overlooked.
Some other signs that can be intriguing matches for an Aries male include:
The Best Match for a Taurus Man
Overall, Taurus men tend to be pretty easy to get along with. They’re not the type to complain easily, and while their temperament is capable of turning on a dime, they’re usually quite calm and stoic. That doesn’t mean a Taurus male should settle for just anyone who comes his way, however, if they don’t get along that well.
A Taurus male will generally have the best luck by sticking with the water signs, as they can support virtually any type of Taurus man. However, when all else fails, the Earth signs, or even the other signs, can stand in and work, too. Taurus’ most significant issue will be being selective about someone early enough to assure a good bond with them down the line when the relationship is truly tested.