A bull and a crab walk into a bar. That’s not the beginning of a bad joke — they’re the Zodiac signs for a Taurus and Cancer, respectively. Should the two meet at a bar, coffee shop, or any other place, can the two make a relationship last?
What Are Some Key Taurus Traits?
Tauruses are stubborn, patient, grounded and strong. Their stubbornness comes from their bull-like disposition, so it’s no wonder why the animal symbolizes the Taurus sign.
You’ll find it hard to change a Taurus’s mind once they’ve made it up, so getting a Taurus to change a bad habit or bad way of thinking will be intensely difficult. It’s okay though; a Taurus is such a kind, funny, and rooted person that they’re still fun to be around (even though they can annoy the heck out of you).
A Taurus needs independence to function. They don’t like feeling tied to something for their well-being, be it another person’s financial, physical, or emotional support. A Taurus wants to fend for themselves.
Though they can step on people’s toes and never know when to ask for help, a Taurus finds it easy to give aid to other people. If anything, a Taurus likes having people dependent on them, such as in a work or family setting, since it forces the Taurus to be more responsible and mature.
In a romantic relationship, a Taurus man can be overly possessive over their partner. The jealousy comes from a place of love: they love their partner so much, they don’t want to lose them (especially to another person). If a Taurus has any say in a situation, they’ll flash their horns and keep dangerous people away from their partner.
Jealous and stubborn, independent and caring, a Taurus man is an all-around stable and compassionate guy to be with. He’s not one to lose interest easily, though he’s not one to gain interest either. It takes some time for him to change his state, like how it takes a while for water to smooth down a stone.
The process is done permanently.. A Taurus changes slowly, but usually for the best.
What are Positive Cancer Traits?
Have you ever been walking down the street and someone stops by to say how much they like your outfit, how attractive you are, how great your hair is, or any other compliment? And they seemed to mean it genuinely? Yeah, that person was probably a Cancer.
Cancers love positivity and making people feel good. They love complimenting people, making people laugh or smile, and all around improving another person’s day. Cancers love physical contact, and they’ll go in for a hug when you go in for a handshake. In a relationship, Cancers almost always initiate cuddles or tender kisses.
Their romanticism makes them great partners. Cancers like setting up romantic date destinations and going all out to make sure their partner feels loved. Whether it’s a picnic on the beach or a drive-in movie with copious hand-holding, a Cancer can intuit the best way to say “I love you” to someone.
Cancers love creativity. They’re usually artists or writers as a result of their sign. They like spitting out crazy, hilarious ideas just for the fun of it. They know their ideas are pointless and will never work out, but Cancers still like daydreaming anyway.
Cancers are sensitive partners. They take in all the details other people seem to look over. They’ll notice your favorite candy and be sure to surprise you with a bag of it later on. They take words and actions to heart, so while their sensitivity makes them great listeners and partners, their sensitivity can lead them to have a bleeding heart.
A Cancer builds easy emotional connections with someone they trust and aren’t willing to seriously hurt other people as a result. Cancers are not likely to cheat or be unfaithful as a relationship, and they will expect the same amount of respect in return. A Cancer will excel at building a romantic relationship, but they can fall short in other key areas.
What are Cancer Negative Traits?
While a Cancer’s sensitivity has its perks, Cancers are prone to being overly sensitive. A small remark you didn’t think anything of, can put a Cancer in a melancholic mood for hours, even days. Cancers ruminate on issues and often blow them out of proportion to their actual slight magnitude.
As a result of their sensitivity, Cancers are moody. It’s hard to predict how a Cancer will feel, and they often don’t know themselves. Cancers try to keep their extreme mood swings to themselves, as a Cancer publicly displaying extreme emotion embarrasses them. Hiding their emotions in such a way can exhaust the Cancer.
While Cancers enjoy cuddling and being physically intimate, Cancers are prone to clinginess. They’ll want to cuddle all the time. They’ll want to tell you they love you all the time. Their insatiable appetite for affection can be cute at first but tiring if left unchecked.
Cancers fear rejection, which can make them feel stuck in life. They’ll want to find a partner to cuddle at night, but they don’t want to feel the sting of potential rejection. Cancers want to pursue their creative passion but don’t want to hear someone say their idea isn’t that good. Cancers live in their comfort zone, and it doesn’t do them much good.
How Will a Taurus Man and Cancer Woman Get Along?
They’ll get along just fine. The two will be drawn to each other at first because the Taurus man is charming in his authentic, simple way and the Cancer will want to become platonic friends quickly.
A Taurus will be put off by how physically needy a Cancer is. Why can’t the Cancer keep their emotional clinginess to themselves? The Taurus will eventually realize that he has a little Cancer in him too, and he craves physical intimacy as much as the Cancer woman does.
If anything, he’ll be glad knowing that someone understands the joy of physical contact like him, though he’ll never be bold enough to express that in public. The Cancer woman won’t need an explanation; she’ll be glad to crack through the Taurus man’s tough exterior and find the soft interior underneath.
The Cancer woman will like knowing that the Taurus is stable and slow to change. She’ll find it comforting that what she sees is what she gets. His habits and interests are the ones he’ll have for a while, so he’s not likely to change things up on her or ditch the relationship for someone new. Taurus men provide a Cancer woman the safety and security they crave in a partner.
How Will They Fight?
Because Cancers don’t like to hurt other people, they often aren’t direct in their communication. They like to beat around the bush – and that’s if they even bring up an issue at all. Usually, Cancers often hide their problems and keep issues to themselves until they one day explode, which can cause irreparable harm to a relationship.
Tauruses are direct. When they see an issue, they want to fix it. Taurus men don’t want to waste time feeling indignant when simple, honest communication can go a long way. Since he doesn’t mince his words, his words might be a bit too harsh for the Cancer’s sensitivity. She’ll be hurt, which will only cause her to retreat into her shell further.
Until a Taurus man and Cancer woman figure each other out, their communication styles will make it difficult to solve problems. When one is confrontational, and the other avoids confrontation at all costs, one usually ends up chasing the other to solve problems.
Can a Taurus Man and Cancer Woman Last?
Getting over the communication issue depends on the Taurus’s ability to implement a big change in his life and the Cancer’s ability to stay strong even when she feels hurt by someone multiple times.
The Taurus will find it difficult to change his communication style based on the Cancer’s sensitivity. Since he’s a traditional guy, he’ll want her to “get over it.”
They’ll also have to set up boundaries for alone time. A Cancer woman could spend a majority of her day with her partner, but since a Taurus man needs his space, he’ll find himself pushing her away – sometimes without the best tact. He’ll hurt her feelings without meaning to, so he’ll have to learn to be humble and ask for forgiveness even when he thinks he doesn’t need it.
Since she’s such a great partner, he’ll decide she’s worth the price of his pride. He’ll change, but she’ll have to bear some discomfort to get to the smooth side.
A Taurus man and Cancer woman make excellent parents, as he’ll naturally fall into the stern but loving father role and she’ll be the good-cop loving mother.
Once they’ve gotten over their communication issues, a Taurus man and Cancer woman are in for a loving, lasting relationship built on stability, romance, and mutual trust for the other. They’ll bicker and fight like any other couple, but the two strive for an unflappable bond that stands the test of time.