Hobbies Astrology Taurus and Cancer Love Compatibility Share PINTEREST Email Print Robert Niedring / Getty Images Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated January 05, 2019 Taurus and Cancer are cautious in love, as they are in life. They both want to take their time getting to know each other. They're both looking for a sure thing, and won't rush into romance. The Bull and Crab are extremely affectionate and lovers of home, so if a love connection is made, there's a lot of room for happiness to steadily grow. Taurus loves the sensual pleasures, not least of which is eating, and Cancer is all too eager to indulge along with them. After the first low key dates, there may be subtle, indirect overtures of affection, but once the floodgates are open, these two are cozy lovers happy to root in one spot. Overall, Taurus in Love is artful, materialistic and eager to create a cozy nest, while Cancer in Love is a homebody, nurturing and super sensitive emotionally. Security Issues Taurus is looking for material security, Cancer for emotional security and visions of a shared future start to emerge, perhaps a dream home. The Bull has a gift for making the most of natural talents, and is happy to settle in, so that love grows over many seasons. This kind of desire to bloom where planted is enticing to Cancer, who comes alive with a flourishing home base. Taurus is possessive, but Cancer doesn't mind, and might even secretly consider it a show of love. The steady, loyal nature of Taurus fulfills the Cancerian longing for something enduring. Both are fairly domestic, and happy to land somewhere and start accumulating things, kids and memories. Everything in the abode is thoughtfully chosen, to create a homey, artful feel. Friends of this pair describe their space as very lived in. It is the sanctuary. Over time becomes part of who they are, as if Taurus grew roots up from its foundations, and Cancer's primordial beginnings are deep in the underground well. Having a home base will be a critical factor in how this pairing plays out. The ritual of making and sharing meals together can be an important aspect of their relationship. They're compatible in the bedroom, as well, since they bring together the physical sensuality of Taurus with the emotional depth of Cancer. This is a match that may get off to a slow start but stays together for the long haul. Muddy Waters A danger zone for Taurus and Cancer is falling into a pattern of stagnation. The love of the familiar can lead to a trap, of never going beyond the comfort zone. Both signs tend to have challenges seeing with objectivity, so seeing from the other's perspective. That can lead to entrenched stand-offs with neither wanting to admit he or she might be missing the big picture. The tendency to be sentimental is a big trait of the Moonchild. Cancer is traditionally good with money and investments, like real estate, and Taurus is known to hold on to things, and feel secure as a mountain of possessions builds up around him. It can be tough for Taurus or Cancer to let go of old things, especially when they have memories attached to them. Be alert to being weighed down by things, and identifying with what you've accumulated. Inertia sets in for both signs at times, along with a total lack of perspective. Together with water and earth, they make mud, at the worst of times. It helps to look at other factors like the Moon and Venus, for how love is expressed, and what the needs are for each. You'll also learn a lot by looking at Mercury signs, to see if there's a way to understand the other's mindset. Upside: Lovers of the cozy cave; both crave stability; loyal and long-term minded; builders of material comforts; wealth-oriented -- creating abundance; sensuality meets emotional potency; family-oriented. Downside: Can get bogged down, stagnant. (earth + water = mud); possessive of each other; messy boundaries; loss of objectivity.