Taurus is widely known as the most stubborn, uncompromising, practical, and honest sign in the zodiac. They don’t suffer fools lightly, they don’t like people who waste their time, and they value security over excitement.
But the wild card in all this is the fact that they are ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. When one thinks of bulls, one’s thoughts don’t often turn to romance. But this is where it gets complicated: To find a soulmate, Taurus may need someone who differs from them in many fundamental ways.
Whereas they are stubborn, they may find the perfect complement in someone who is a great negotiator and compromiser.
Whereas they are practical, they may only feel complete when paired with someone who is creative and imaginative.
Whereas Taurus is honest, that doesn’t always work in a world filled with liars. Ironically, the perfect soulmate for the Bull may be a seasoned bullshit artist.
Here are the four zodiac signs most likely to fill in the gaps with Taurus and build a lasting life together.
We’re off to a bad start: We have a pairing of earth and water, which often only results in mud. And Taurus is famously stoic, whereas Scorpio is a passionate libertine. But under the right circumstances, this could be a case of opposites attracting to the point where they’re stuck together like a hundred-pound magnet humping a two-ton brick of iron. Since Taurus is by nature stubborn and intractable, the burden is on Scorpio to make this work. The Scorpion must be coy, indirect, cunning, and savvy. They must think of themselves as a matador waving a red cape at the Bull, frustrating it to the point of madness—and ultimately surrender. Once surrender has been achieved, the rest is easy.
Taurus is a headstrong and obstinate earth sign, whereas Pisces is a dreamy and often somewhat flaky water sign. While this may signal a basic incompatibility, sometimes they fit together as perfectly as a key in a lock. With a little effort, Pisces might find a way to lure the Bull out of their self-imposed bullpen and teach them to be a little more spontaneous, flexible, and fun-loving. Taurus has the potential to stabilize Pisces, wake them up from their dream world, and force them to face reality and take responsibility before things get a little too real and it’s too late to do anything about it. If the chemistry works just right, you might have a loving and mutually fulfilling relationship from here to eternity.
Although earth and air signs are typically as incompatible as fire and water, the romantic glue that holds Taurus and Libra together is that they are both ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, luxury, extravagance, sensuality, and raw, sultry, animalistic passion. Venus can be the Krazy Glue that binds the Bull and the Scales together. But a white-hot sexual infatuation can either implode or explode very quickly. For Libra and Taurus to have a shot at a lifelong pairing of souls, they need to consult with an expert astrologer who will do a deep dive into their years and dates of birth to see whether the stars will ultimately align or collide for them.
Virgo is an earth sign just like Taurus, which means they are both grounded. Neither the Virgin nor the Bull are flighty or prone to wild mood swings and flagrantly dramatic public displays. But unlike the stubborn Bull, Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, so they are practical and can use words and charm to persuade Taurus into changing their mind for the sake of harmony. Also, and this is crucial: Despite their namesake, Virgo the Virgin can be quite naughty and experimental in the boudoir. With a little intuition and figuring out how to press just the right buttons, Virgo may be able to find that the path to Taurus’s heart is hidden somewhere in their crotch.