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Taurus and Libra Compatibility
Taurus is an earth sign, and Libra is an air sign. Taurus, though yin, tends to be a highly masculine, competitive, and present-minded sign. Taurus is fixed, which makes the sign stubborn. Libra, though yang, tends to lean toward femininity. Libra strives for fairness and balance and considers the past and present.
A Relationship Between Opposing Signs
Taurus is an earth sign, and Libra is an air sign. Taurus, though yin, tends to be a highly masculine, competitive, and present-minded sign. Libra, though yang, tends to lean toward femininity. Libra strives for fairness and balance and considers the past and present.
Taurus is the heart of spring, when the grass is green, the birds sing, and flowers are in bloom. Libra is the beginning of fall, when the leaves change colors, when the northern hemisphere starts to cool, and when the days start to shorten.
Each Sign Has What the Other Lacks
Where Taurus wants to compete, Libra wants to collaborate. Where Libra struggles to make a decision, Taurus does it for Libra. When Taurus has a hot temper, Libra can cool it.
Middle of Spring
Beginning of Fall
April 21–May 21
September 23–October 22
Senses, Physical World
Is Libra and Taurus a Good Match?
It can be, but these two can have a lot of communication problems and different goals. The main key is to apply empathy—try to be in the other person's shoes and see how they interpret the world.
Taurus can be blunt, and Libra can be sensitive, but Libra can also be thick-skinned. Libra will enjoy Taurus' humor, quick wit, and decisiveness. Libra will feel safe with a Taurus; they'll get to show off their earthy side, and they can connect by camping, hiking, and gardening.
Libra likes gardens because they feel like they’re contributing to the world. Taurus will like that Libra is softer, more emotionally gushy but still has brains. This is a fascinating blend to Taurus. They’ll also be won over by Libra’s charms and natural beauty. (Taurus tends to like people who are easy on the eyes.)
Learning to Communicate
The two will need to work on communication problems. Sometimes, it will feel like they’re living in two completely different worlds. You talk in different ways and have different goals.
Taurus, as an earth sign, loves to give by acts of service. Libra loves to give by affection, time, and compliments. Sometimes the two of you will be earnestly communicating with each other but not able to understand each other. Don’t be afraid to seek out a counselor or a mediator to help you practice emotionally intelligent communication.
Libra and Taurus at Home
Libra is eclectic and will bring a lot of color into the home. They’re like a bird who collects and hoards lots of shiny things. They want their home to feel cozy and romantic. Think throw rugs, candles, and animal figurines.
Taurus is more traditional. They like for things to have their purpose. They like for things to be neat, sensible, and gorgeous. Taurus can have really high expectations, and other times they can be down to earth and content with neutral tones and camping gear.
I know of Tauruses who are minimalists and basically just want to own a bike. I also know of Taurus types who want to show off their refined materialistic tastes.
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Libra doesn’t like to always be on the go. They like to spend time at home to recover from the world’s injustices. Libras get overwhelmed by worldly problems. Fortunately, Tauruses also likes to stay home.
Taurus wants to take care of the home; they want their five senses satisfied, and they want their partner to be happy and satisfied. Taurus, in a selfish way, can take it personally if their partner isn’t happy.
Practical Taurus vs. Abstract Libra
Taurus can be practical, and Libra can be abstract. Sometimes, the things Libra does really baffles Taurus. Both of them like nice things. Taurus is generally a hard worker, and Libra has sloth tendencies. They both want to experience pleasure — material and otherwise.
Taurus needs to be patient with Libra. The air sign can take a long time to get stuff done. Most Libras don’t like to hustle. They want to enjoy the journey and not just focus on the destination.
Libra needs to work on not getting fussy. You don’t want to get bent out of shape when Taurus is really focused on something and ruining your vibe. Try to meet Taurus halfway. Compromise is your friend, not your enemy.
How to Deal With Anger
Libra may eventually blow up out of nowhere. They have a limit with Taurus brushing things off and undervaluing the things they like. It is hard to tell when this will happen because Libra tries really hard to be easygoing. In most relationships, all the little dings and nags add up, and one day someone can’t take it anymore, so they push back.
Libra should be careful because their temper isn’t near as frightening as a Taurus’ temper. Taurus will come at you with all their power as the bull. You can get pinned to a corner when Taurus is upset, and all you can do is take cover. When both of you are on edge it is going to suck. Try to be sensitive, slow down, and be considerate. (Manage your ego, not the other person.)
It can feel like a battle of earth vs. air. You have one person considering the practical world, and the other person considering the spiritual world. Taurus has a much bigger ego compared to Libra, who is often selfless. Taurus has a lot of pride: the sign rules the center of spring — technically, the center of life. Taurus also has a chip on their shoulder and feels like they’re not good enough because they’re the second child after Aries.
Achieving Peace and Harmony
Libra is neutral, thoughtful, and indecisive. It is good that this relationship pairs a softer, more peaceful person with a more competitive, decisive person. Taurus is often seen as a hyper-driven competitor. They’re often ambitious, full of goals, full of hope, inspiration, and a desire to succeed. Libra will want to offer harmony while Taurus wants to get things accomplished.
Libra will have better social manners (they do in most relationships), and they can help Taurus to become more charismatic. Taurus will appreciate the qualities Libra offers. A lot of signs enjoy relationships with Libras because of how harmonizing they are. Libra likes to explore the arts; they delve into a number of projects and make a lot of messes. Libra needs to keep in mind that a lot of mess can stress out a Taurus.
Worst-Case Scenarios to Avoid
If Taurus becomes too much for Libra, the Libra may try to escape. Libra is sensitive, and when their partner is too much for them, it can cause them to have extreme anxiety. They’ll make fast, impulsive decisions, and they’ll communicate poorly. This can really confuse Taurus, who doesn’t understand why Libra would suddenly fold. To Taurus, Libra is coming off incredibly aloof.
If Libra becomes too unattached, too unfocused, and too messy, Taurus may get overwhelmed and quit the relationship. Taurus needs some amount of seriousness and dedication from their partner. Too much flightiness and aloofness doesn’t bode well for Taurus, who desires to accomplish goals and to make the world a better place. Taurus also has a certain amount of attachment to traditions or conservative outlooks. (Taurus can be critical because they’re not as open-minded. They get weirded out easily.)
Tips for the Relationship
- Know that you are different. You have different desires, appreciations, and goals, but you can harmonize together and have a beautiful and pleasurable relationship.
- Watch your tempers. Getting too angry and blowing up at your partner will make the situation worse. Focus on emotionally intelligent communication. If Taurus blows up, you must confront it, Libra. Don't just sweep it under the rug. Stand your ground. If Libra blows up, talk to them and console them.
- Ditch the mind games. Taurus, don't play mind games with the Libra just to get a rise out of your partner. Increase your level of faith in people so you don't practice destructive behaviors.
- Pump up the romance. Libras like declarations of love. They enjoy handwritten letters; they like handmade gifts, and they like having the authentic version of you. They are romantic-idealists.
- Enjoy deep conversations. Both of you have high intelligence, so you will enjoy a number of conversations and interests together.
- Pamper and dote on each other. Libra is intelligent but can feel insecure. Taurus does well to pamper their Libra and dote on them. Libra also does well to pamper Taurus.
- Share the load. You can split up household chores easily because you have different interests and talents.
- Embrace change. Know the relationship will evolve, change, and transition.
- Don't be too pushy. Taurus needs to be careful about how much it pushes Libra. Taurus has a tendency to push around Libra, and this can cause the Libra to snap.
- Accept Libra's messy balance. Accept that Libra can be messy and get their hands into all kinds of things. Libra is impulsive.
- Taurus—be sensitive. Think before you speak. Don't always be brash or cut things down. After a while, this hurts your Libra's feelings, and they will take it personally.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2017 Andrea Lawrence