Taurus and Aquarius: Love Compatibility

Can the trend seeker find love with the stability seeker?

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Taurus and Aquarius might seem like odd bedfellows, and they are. But when there's love chemistry, tensions don't always get in the way of a fixed bond.

With these two signs, it's a matter of timing. If Aquarius is ready to drop anchor in a committed relationship, that will satisfy Taurus' need for security. If Aquarius—the flighty, universal lover—is able to alight on the flower that is Taurus, a match can be made.

The Question of Timing

The seductive Taurus is the legendary slow hand. First dates are about being sized up, sussing out the actual, tangible dimensions of the elusive Waterbearer (Aquarius). The Bull (Taurus) likes calm and space so that they can take things in with all of their senses.

Aquarius, on the other hand, is wired for quick exchanges. The Waterbearer senses something heavy and rooted in Taurus. But Aquarius is prone to snap judgments, and this alone could make them jittery. Above all, Aquarius wants freedom and gets restless sitting in one place for too long.

Taurus might prefer an easygoing first date, whereas Aquarius is at home in bustling places. If personalities clash, it'll likely be on that first—and last—date.

Digging In

There's a mutual fascination here that keeps the other tuned in. Uranus-ruled Aquarius seeks trends and has one eye on the future, while Taurus can be set in old ways. The quickly changing Aquarius upsets the stability-seeking nature of Taurus. If trust is lost with Taurus, it's hard to earn it back.

Taurus may seem rigid and narrow-minded to the Aquarian sensibility. And yet, Aquarians have a know-it-all streak that is quite similar. Both signs dig in and stick to their opinions. This stubbornness can be maddening and drive a wedge between them. As fixed signs, both are accumulators. Taurus wants to own lots of nice material things, while Aquarius is more inclined to seek intellectual property.

Taurus likes to get down and dirty in the sack, while Aquarius prefers to stay a bit aloof during the act. The uncatchable Aquarius sets off jealousy for the Bull, especially if they're just one of the many. Aquarius is one beat removed, even from intimates, and this creates an intolerable gap for the possessive Taurus.

If love has them in its clutches, these differences can drive them to dark extremes. Both signs are stubborn and may quickly find a trivial matter to turn each other into adversaries. Compromise is not in either one's vocabulary, which is a big problem for keeping the peace.

Against the Odds

Despite the challenges, these fixed signs fixate on each other, and they have the potential for long-term harmony. Taurus is good with practical matters, and this is good for Aquarius, who struggles with earthly matters. Taurus may find Aquarius too idea-oriented and might be unnerved by the off-the-wall thought patterns of the Waterbearer.

Taurus loves tradition, while Aquarius turns away from the status quo, opting for the innovations of the future. Aquarius resists merging and can live in the mind, while Taurus renews itself through physical intimacy and sensual pleasures. On the upside, Taurus can manage the day-to-day while Aquarius comes up with the big-picture plan. If the two can handle the odd clash that naturally exists here, the relationship might work—to the shock of all their friends.