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A Romance for the Ages: When Taurus and Aquarius Fall in Love

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Winter's rain brings spring's flowers. Aquarius and Taurus have a beautiful relationship that nurtures everything around it.

Winter's rain brings spring's flowers. Aquarius and Taurus have a beautiful relationship that nurtures everything around it.

How Spring and Winter Connect

Taurus and Aquarius are fixed signs — Taurus, the bull, is an earth sign, and Aquarius, the water bearer, is an air sign.

I believe that any two signs can make a match — it’s simply a matter of understanding how they work together. It doesn’t help anyone to say only certain pairs work — in reality, anything is possible.

Fixed signs are known for making things go their way. They are stubborn. Fixed signs rule seasons: Taurus rules the center of spring, and Aquarius rules the center of winter.

Taurus works hard to make the flowers grow. They’re obsessed with beauty and productivity. They want to manage all the blossoms and fruits. Their role is to help sustain life. Taurus is like a meadow or forest beaming with life.

Aquarius is during the darkest time of year. The trees have no leaves, the lakes are frozen, snow covers the land, and the evergreens smell rich. The sky has some of its most unique colors during winter. Aquarius’ role is often misunderstood, but they purify the earth. The sign works hard to preserve the memories of what the world used to look like.

Taurus is incredibly strong-willed: they are all about manifesting things into reality, a stable home, and financial security. Aquarius, on the other hand, is all about authenticity, originality, and the future. Like all earth signs, Taurus can make for a strong provider for Aquarius; meanwhile, the air sign can help Taurus unlock their creativity.

Taurus and Aquarius Have a Lot to Learn From One Another

An Aquarius lives in a world of thoughts and creativity and sometimes neglects more tangible things before them, like cleaning, paying bills, or watching their physical health. Taurus-types are great stewards of physical reality; Aquarius-types are great stewards of the abstract.

  • A Taurus will help keep an Aquarius balanced, which is one of the air sign’s greatest goals.
  • Aquarius can pull a Taurus out of their shell and get them to be more spontaneous, letting them see the world in a whole new way.

Aquarius types search for genuine connections. They see what is fake, and they won’t stand for it. Taurus is about creating life, rejuvenation, and revealing how love creates more.

Taurus is more reserved than Aquarius, which is amazing considering it is the center of spring. Taurus will need to be careful with its temper. Aquariuses are sensitive and can be hurt by too much negativity. Taurus and Aquarius get along when it comes to humor. They’re both a little sarcastic and crave some wit.

Taurus will be blown away when they see the hidden, emotional side of Aquarius. Taurus needs to be tender toward Aquarius in order for this to come out naturally and in a healthy way.

Taurus often fears their own emotions and will put up walls to avoid them. The earth sign often only listens to their emotions when they’ve gotten too big and overpower them. Bottling up emotions is never a good idea, and it can lead to burnout. (Taurus, you should work to balance this.)

What These Signs Need in a Relationship

Taurus needs to be willing to stretch themself and their resources — this is easier said than done. Aquarius needs someone who is open-minded, tender, sensitive, and intentional. If Taurus holds back from allowing emotions to come into play, they will lose Aquarius. Physical support isn’t enough for the Aquarius, so Taurus will need to try harder to keep the romance alive. Taurus, you must apply your heart. This is totally within your range.

What Taurus and Aquarius Can Offer Each Other

Taurus won’t keep a tight leash on Aquarius to the degree other zodiacs will. Water signs can entrap Aquarius. Fire signs can feel all-consuming. But Taurus? The earth sign is afraid of taking things too far — they don't want to come off as a manipulator.

Taurus hates the idea of manipulation; it wants things to go their course naturally. This may be because Taurus is the opposite of Scorpio, who is the master manipulator. (Though, Scorpio is not manipulative out of spite or evil intent. It’s because the water sign is considered a magician. That’s a story for another time.)

Tauruses see manipulation as a sin. Taurus is all about flow, rejuvenation, liberation, new colors, health, and prosperity. Forcing things to go a certain way makes a Taurus feel very, very weird. It isn’t natural.

This can be good for the Aquarius, who craves independence. Aquarius does not do well when trapped. It absorbs emotions and waits until it can let them overflow — as if ready for spring. Don’t neglect the fact that Aquarius is symbolized by the water bearer. A lot of people do, and this moves too far away from their complex — and beautiful — emotional nature.

Taurus Must Make an Effort to Attract Aquarius

Aquarius needs help invigorating a relationship. Taurus offers a great deal for Aquarius; their dead-center position in the spring provides Aquarius with — rain, snow, flowers, wind, sunshine, dark days, and pollen. Taurus is highly interesting, but they won’t do something that feels contrived.

Taurus needs to offer the full scope of spring’s beauty to Aquarius in order to attract them. How in the world can a Taurus be boring when they have this power? Because they’ll forget it, or because they won’t believe it is important in the grand scheme of life. A paradox indeed. . .

Taurus has a beautiful gift — it can make the world green, fruitful, and young. Aquarius will be attracted to Taurus’ charms. Why? Because winter represents both the early stages of life and the later stages — death, aging, and illness. Essentially, Aquarius sees in Taurus their ultimate ideal.

Of course, death and all the existential quandaries winter brings to the table can be threatening to Taurus, but the earth sign needs to accept that death is part of the life cycle. Aquarius is odd because they are both old souls and childlike. They think forward into the future, fueled by their visions of the past. You can’t have spring without the visions of Aquarius — which includes death, renewal, and the passage of time.

Taurus and Aquarius Intimacy

Taurus is a passionate lover. They're ruled by Venus, the planet of love. The earth sign is very sensual. They're mindful of what they see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. They want their partner to feel good, so they focus on comfort and pleasure.

Aquarius is unpredictable. They like to try new things, and they like to experiment. They can be chatty, aloof, and hilarious. Aquarius wants to kiss upside down. They'll plant a kiss on the back of your neck. And they'll rub your feet. Aquarius will keep Taurus entertained and excited.

Taurus will appeal to the senses. Aquarius will appeal to the brain. They both care a lot about intimacy, and both persons want to be seen as good, confident partners. Taurus will appreciate that Aquarius is authentic and doesn't try to fake things. Aquarius will like that Taurus is careful and won't force them to do something they don't want to do.

If done right, this couple will enjoy many kisses, hugs, and the like.

A Quick Look at Taurus and Aquarius






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As fixed signs, Taurus and Aquarius are both stubborn—but in this relationship, that can often be for the better.

As fixed signs, Taurus and Aquarius are both stubborn—but in this relationship, that can often be for the better.

Aquarius Can Bring Taurus Out of Its Shell

Are we starting to see how beautiful the two energies are here? Taurus simply needs to come out of their shell. Aquarius brings out their spring energy and helps them to go much further than they originally thought.

If Taurus opens up their creativity and emotons, Aquarius will be more attracted to them than to Scorpio — who they often get hung up on. Why does the Taurus have this potential? Because ultimately, spring overpowers fall. Life has more variety and color to it than death. But Taurus often buries their head — they need to learn that what they offer isn’t just a seed to be planted. When Taurus arrives, things are already in bloom. Taurus can wow Aquarius with sensual delights.

In Western astrology, the first few signs come off youthful, spontaneous, and arrogant. The latter signs come off more mature and wise, but they’re often slower to move. Taurus has more youthful energy and ideas. Aquarius is very existential and is somewhat of a wild card.

The two of you will need to work on communication. Taurus needs to find the patience to listen to Aquarius. It’s important that you incorporate some of your partner's ideas. On the other hand, Aquarius needs to cut Taurus some slack. It’s okay if Taurus has childlike optimism in the world.

Taurus Helps Aquarius Stay Grounded

Aquarius and Taurus have the capacity to create a long-lasting relationship that’s healthy. Aquarius helps breathe life into Taurus, and Taurus helps Aquarius find ground. In nature, these two already have a cause-and-effect relationship, meaning that it is incredibly natural for them to get along. It is Aquarius’ nature that makes the flowers grow in Taurus. It is Taurus’ nature that gives Aquarius’ vision the chance to grow.

These two are meant to be, but they may occasionally argue over their different methods. Their arguments are generally over minor misgivings that get blown out of proportion rather than the big picture of how the relationship works. Those misgivings can be quite painful. They need to accept how they work together in order to fully get the spoils.

Taurus is naturally conservative while Aquarius is naturally progressive.

  • Taurus’ conservative energy allows Aquarius’ vision to find a place.
  • Aquarius’ progressive energy allows spring to flow.

Don’t be threatened by how your partner works. The more you can accept them, the more you’ll understand them. This isn’t always easy, especially with two powerfully stubborn people. The more you can see how you work together, the more easily you can dance with each other.

How the Seasons Come Into Play

It may help this pair to really understand how winter runs into spring. Winter does pave the way for new life. Also, consider the aesthetics of the flowers, how careful and tender you must be with your garden to make them grow.

Taurus makes for a great parent because they have such a strong understanding of how to raise living things. Aquarius, as a visionary, has what makes the Taurus’ reality even possible.

Aquarius does occur before Taurus (you know, winter and then spring). . . but Aquarius also comes after Taurus. Let me explain. Aquarius is at the end of the cycle — it’s the 11th house. Taurus is the 2nd house. Aquarius sees how Taurus’ actions affect the following zodiacs and seasons.

Taurus’ impact is felt all year. It is because of their hard work that there is a harvest and that there is enough food to survive winter. Aquarius is aware of Taurus’ direct impact on the whole cycle (and this is pleasing to them).

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.

© 2016 Andrea Lawrence