Christofer has been a paralegal for 25 years. He has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. He and his mother studied astrology for over 40 years.
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The Bull and the Water Bearer
This series on AstroCompatibility will cover all of the potential matchups in the Zodiac. We will continue this series thinking about and commenting on Taurus and The Water Bearer.
Aquarius is Air and Fixed. Taurus is Earth and Fixed. Their shared fixity though, is not much help in predicting that these two would easily match up. I call this type of coupling “transportation and transformation.” If two people fall in love, they can make it. That is the human species. However some couplings and unions will only or best if they are “transported to a new place, and transformed in a new way.” Through growth, self-awareness and a desire to change themselves, people can make any union work.
Aquarius is not easily understood. Even by themselves. They can be ingenious; and they can be downright backward and eccentric. Taurus is born for normalcy and observing the Water Bearer’s statements and behavior could be a major chore. Aquarians contradict themselves happily. They see it as one of their more interesting qualities. Because they see so much more than the rest of us, they see that self-contradiction and ambiguous global statements are the only way they can get across their grand visions. Taurus will look at this performance and still not see anything more than the ambiguity that is quite plain to them. Aquarius will not admire Taurus for this simplicity; but they could see in Taurus that the simplicity and hard working quality of Taurus could be a benefit to the Water Bearer.
Positive Postulate: Wild Uranus rules the Aquarian mind. This can make the Aquarian truly a fascinating person. If you take them as you have them, the Aquarian is not subversive or perverse, they are just who they are, in all of their complex intelligence and intuitiveness. They do seem to know much that they have not formally learned. Taurus could be positively entertained and lifted up by their Aquarian friend. Charming, warm Taurus, could stand back and let the Aquarian be itself, and then go home together, pleased that the couple somehow came off as both interesting and stable. Quite a feat.
Romance Recommendation: Aquarius is not your most touchy feely sign. Some are actually averse to real vigorous physical contact. Taurus however, understands the physicality of romance in a most basic way. It is quite simple to romantic and sensual Taurus that romance was made like all the other things that it can touch and see – eating, sleeping and moving on this beautiful planet. For these two matching up is going to happen at several levels. That is not negative. It is actually positive; but it will take consciousness and surrender. Surrender is a powerful word. It might be the key here.
Conflict Quotient: Conflict for this match is almost a certainty. Not physical beatings, more like serpentine pathways of human talk and intuition. Taurus will not take a liking to these long conversations, but to be kind and attentive, it might have to engage in a carousel of words, images and imaginings to get through to a conclusion. This in itself can be entertaining. The trouble with conflict is that it is often done when blood pressures are up, pulses are pounding and little beads of sweat are dripping down foreheads. Taurus can handle this, as long as it holds back its relationship-shaking temper.
Peace Parlay: Life in the end is repetitive and mundane, and so is Romance itself. This factor asks the question: "Can we be bored together over the long term?" Aquarius, greeting the day, broke or rich, will have some kind of angle on something that would not be labeled “boring”. “Tedious originality”, if that is a phrase to coin, might be a problem. Taurus could be pushed into itself, if the relationship with the Aquarian was too withering - and be accused of being boring. But looking at this combination, I would not say that boredom would be a stupefying problem.
Keep Up The Interest Graph: Following Aquarian flights and soaring imaginative visions would lend interest. The Water Bearer should be warned though, that its constant self-involvement and expansive humanistic journeys could leave lonely moody Taurus betwixt and between. Taurus wants to love and be loved and feel the closeness of normal encounters. The interest would be generated in seeing how their individual needs could be met by each other. Not that it would be impossible, but it would be a challenge.
Seven Year Itchiness: There are some signs that by their nature are more stable in their love interests and family concerns as time goes on. Others are not. Since Aquarius has a way of turning love at first sight into a nodding acquaintance, or a “buddy buddy” kind of relationship, the Bull might be disenchanted or befuddled over time. A 7 year itch could get downright hyperactive. However, if the Taurean and Aquarian match up made it into a multi-year affair, it would have much to be said for it. Thus, one could see that adjustments over the years and growth on each part could be realized.
ASTROCOMPATIBILITY POSSIBILITY RATING: 55% Positive Long Term - 70% Short Term. Aquarius has a way of consuming people that they first encounter. Taurus could enjoy that first encounter. As they proceeded, Taurus might grow to see that they had a complex partner. Taurus might develop a sense of being less important to the Aquarian. Unless the years grew an intense warm passion to live with, the long term relationship might develop cracks. “Transportation and transformation” would be the key.
Rose on July 25, 2019:
I'm an Aquarius woman who is married to an Tarus man, I love Him so much. Yet still our marriage is shaking really hard. I'm willing to jump through hoops to make it work. Reading you column give me hope that my marriage will work. Lord knows Im praying.
Jocelyn on November 02, 2011:
So there is some hope ... : ) thanks you so much ~!
andrea on October 25, 2010:
finally something positive and hopeful
sophia on October 04, 2010:
thank you for this article, your insights greatly helped my relationship.
an aquarian in love,