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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.

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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 reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2016 Andrea Lawrence


Ddak321 on July 08, 2020:

I am an Aquarius woman in love with a Taurus man.. we have never seriously dated but for the past 13 years we always find our way back to each other.. He gives me mixed signals (we can be together almost everyday and do relationships things) he then turns cold and says he doesn’t want to hurt me. He’s not ready to settle down.. I usually back off but this time I want to try.. what should I do?

J on March 28, 2020:

To KVS ... Im an Aqua woman married to a Tar man and can share that although "generally speaking" we are both "loyal" there are circumstances that cause cheating and infidelity.

That is not a reflection on you necessarily, but more a reflection that he possibly is not fully over his Ex.

Past relationships can sometimes have more power over us than we know... im not saying that you should stay or go, but I am saying that loyalty may not be such a simple idea when there has already been love, sex, and sharing between two people.

Sorry about the heartbreak sis. Focus on your healing!!!

KVS on March 22, 2020:

I’m Aquarius women dating a Taurus man. We have a lot in common but I’m discouraged because back a few months ago, he cheated on me with his Scorpio Ex-girlfriend. Everything I’ve read about a Taurus is they are loyal and don’t cheat. I don’t understand why he cheated on me numerous times with his EX. Can you help explain this?

Julie Carr on March 03, 2020:

I have just come out of 2 1/2 year relationship with a Taurus.

It was the most amazingly passionate relationship and still love him very much.

I never really believed in Zodiac signs, until now. As when I read aboit the differences in these two signs. Its shockingly accurate.

I had to finish the relationship as he wouldn't trust me. He wanted me to do as he said all the time. I have male and female friends. He believed I was being disrespectful towards him. I felt suffocated by him often. He would say nasty things to her his own way, but lately it's gone too far. I feel like I was loosing my freedom far to much.

I do not feel I can forgive his mistrust, or abide by his rules. I feel its taking away who I am. He is not willing to understand or trust.

I deeply saddened and heartbroken by this split. As it exactly how the relationship is described it could be amazing sometimes. I feel like I did try bend follow his methods sometimes but just felt I never got same respect back.

An aqurian grieving the loss of what could of been.

anne on February 13, 2020:

i'm aqua woman who is inlove with taurus man,we knew each other about 3 years but before i met him we have chat meet few time but i found out he have many girls we fight he block me,but then i block him in all my contacts even apps not really sure if we had 2 year no contact but then few days ago i was surprised he sent me message in whatsapp i pretend that i didnt know him we had talk untill he ask me if i can give him 1 hour to meet together his mom to show me that his serious but i never believe him because im trumatic what he has done from the past,so i set aside the past i meet him and his mom,we talk to meet again and talk about our plan for having baby i love him but taurus dont really open about their feelings.we both the same directions for now and hoping he is serious this time because im easily disappointed and not easy to give trust back.i give him a second chance the last chance.he ask me to talk about his plan im very transparent with him i tell everything for him what is my plan and what i want.i wait till sunday and we talk about his plan what he wants in the future because were planning to move we both want to have a baby.

M211 on February 12, 2020:

Thanks for this piece. I'm an Aquarius man who has been dating an Taurus woman. I'm into the whole astrology thing and when I would look up the compatibility of the two it would discourage me. I've been dating this woman for almost 6 months. She seems to be my perfect match. It's like falling In love with my best friend. She definitely keeps me grounded and seems to understand me. I'm really hoping that she is the last woman Im ever with. We both were in long marriages her 20 + me 18+ we both were with our own signs. So it's a blessing for us to be where we are today. We're both still just a couple years over 40. We're hoping that the time we spent in our last relationships. That it'll be us in this for the last run. But again thanks Andrea.

alisa adriana on January 01, 2020:

im an aquarius, and i use to fall in love for a libra. but now i have new bf, a taurus. first impression, i thought i never gonna fall for taurus. the personality, the commitment he wants, what relationship mean for him use to sent me running. to me, we are 100% the opposite. but guess what, i fall for him hard, and its quite impressive how me and him is so much alike, we have so much in common, especially about speaking our mind, being honest all the time,he respect my opinion, and so do i. the sex is amazing, romantic, and full of deep connections.he said he admire the way i think, speak, and act. we set our goals, future and life together. being with him is the best thing i had ever experience. never imagine a person like me, myself having a deep connection with a stranger. since im with him, he teach me a lot to care about others feeling and being straight forward with much more polite way. pray for us to make these to marriage. thank you.

Lenny1126 on December 16, 2019:

I’m an Aquarius moon and he is a Taurus moon. After 16 months I had to let him go because for the past 8 months I’ve noticed him distant and the relationship is not what it used to be. I thought if he wants me he will look for me but nothing has happened in 2 weeks. We love each other a lot and this I know. But we were hurting each other and the relationship was hurting me mentally....probably him too. Before I ended it (which really feels like he ended it because he drove me to that point) I thought I’d give him what he wants although he doesn’t communicate it which is the security that I would always be there after work, after his sporting events, there for anything. In return I thought he would give me what I wanted which was the security of knowing what was going on and communicating effectively but that never happened. And he kept being distant. He would make comments that I didn’t love him or didn’t want to see him unless I wanted to whenever I wanted to. I tried to change this to show him otherwise. I also verbally told him this wasn’t true and why. I got nothing. He means a lot to me but if he doesn’t come around I’m going to be force to move on.

Crystal on December 02, 2019:

I'm a Taurus and have been with an Aquarius man for 6 yrs. All is so true. One thing I've learned is that we both always think we're right when we argue...and at the end...we were both right but in different angles. The key has been to understand the different viewpoints. But sometimes it does feel that we are just way too different. Then again, i e dated a Taurus and no way!!! I'd rather be with the opposite lol

The actual joy on October 17, 2019:

Hi i'm dating a Aquarious guy and i'm a tauras girl we have a great relationship and i'm pretty happy he does need a lot of attention which is so sweet he gives me loads of attention hugs and kisses he really is the best boyfriend he goes really fast in relationships and i go medium he brings me out of my comfort zone and it's actually really exciting cause i don't know what is gonna happen next this is honestly the best relationship i have ever had

Eleni on August 24, 2019:

@JC I am an Aquarius female and have dated 5 scorpios prior to my first Taurus who is now my husband. All of my female best friends were Taurus but I naturally attracted Scorpios into my relationships so I agree with what Andrea said entirely. However, all general signs are still the embodiment of individual people. We all choose and feel differently. God bless!

Joy on July 10, 2019:

Hi Andrea! Taurus girl here quietly in love with an Aquarius. His buddy tried wooing me some time back, we didn’t work out and he turned sour. I am guessing that this Friend came between the Aquarius and myself, and he drifted away just when we are about to blossom. Has he lost his trust or faith in us? Will he be coming back? I am crying everyday.. How should I approach him? Should I just keep quiet to give him time? Is it alright to send hellos once in a while?

JC on July 07, 2019:

Andrea the only thing I disagree with you is in your comments. I don't find myself attracted to Scorpio first. My best friend, dog (best dog ever!) and some loved relatives are Taurus. Aquarius has a much better chance of a successful relationship with Taurus than with Scorpio. Aquarius and Scorpio are both too complex for each other. Both hide their motives which leads to mistrust and suspicion. Taurus and Aquarius have mutual respect for each other in the long run.

Ellie on July 06, 2019:

I’m a Taurus, I live an Aquarius, he’s angry at me and I don’t know what I’ve done wrong

How to I approach resolving this?

OKECHUKWU on June 03, 2019:

I am a Tarius man and have been dating an Aguarius woman over 5years and we are now on our last lap of our marriage rites. We are deeply in love do you encourage us go ahead and marry?

Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on May 23, 2019:


Veneela Yandrapalli on May 23, 2019:

Thanks for positive suggest.

Im taurus girl and i love aquaris man

Is it possible to marry him and stay long?

Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on April 10, 2019:

Yeah, I don't know what it is -- but spring signs are definitely better for the cool Aquarius. But it seems like the Aquarius always falls for Scorpio first.

Amy on April 09, 2019:

Wow! Everything about this piece is true. I am an Aquarius woman , who long was in love with a Scorpio . I just could not get over him ... but a Taurus came into my life and I feel like he gives me the balance I have needed my entire life . He chased me endlessly for 2 years and now that I have given him I chance, our relationship is effortless. I bring him out of his shell and he keeps me grounded .

Megan on April 02, 2019:

This really is a beautifully written piece! Spring and Winter can do magical things together :) I’m a Taurus quietly pursuing an Aquarius (in my mind, I don’t know if she is aware or not haha.) I see there is quite a bit I need to step up on, I would hate to lose my chance because she didn’t see that “spark” of possibility. Thank you for your insight and for writing such a positive and refreshing piece about these two very different, but capable personalities.

Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on March 13, 2019:

Any article that says there is no compatibility probably doesn't understand how the relationship's compatibility works... so don't get down about that.

Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on March 13, 2019:

No problem. ;)

Vee on March 13, 2019:

I am a taurus woman who dated an aquarian man and everything you said is true. We broke in 2017 but we want to work things through but I have been demotivated by reading articles that say we are not compatible. Can we have a long relationship?

Analyssa on March 06, 2019:

Wow I totally agree with Jin Rouge. This article was spot on. Definitely explains my relationship with my boyfriend. I am the Taurus and he is the Aquarius. Thank you for taking the time to educate us on the positive aspects of this dynamic duo.

Jin Rouge on February 16, 2019:

I've been reading about Aquarius and Taurus compatibility and I'm on the verge of losing hope until I found this article. Almost every article I find stronggly suggests how Aquarius and Taurus is a mismatch and take a heavy compromise to work. It's frustrating. But reading this was very positive and have spark a hope in me. I am an Aquarius and my man is a Taurus and this article is so legit. Thank you! I do hope I can make it work with him as I really like him :(

Adina on December 30, 2018:

Eva, I am also an Aqua sun, taurus moon, aqua venus (libra asc and pisces mars). I've been going through very odd emotions with my taurus (moon in virgo). He has a leo placement somewhere too. My taurus came on very strong in the beginning while I was still very cautious because who falls in love in a matter of months (not this aqua)? Maybe because my moon is taurus I'm freely cautious?? He disappeared on me for over a year, no communication whatever, then returned. I forgave. Did not make a big deal of it but expressed my feelings. We started off in the flirting stages all over again, but it just doesn't move pass that. Aqua (me) wants him to voice himself and clearly say he wants a relationship with me but it appears he's maybe waiting for me because he doesn't want to be rejected? I feel we are both considerate people and don't want to rush each other but it becomes stagnant when either actually says what they want. I feel I will have to be the one to voice myself even though this aqua would love if a man can be traditional and ask her out. I would never ask a man to marry me so in the same concept, I don't "believe" in asking out a man. This is my fixed personality coming out. Taurus and I have great fun together WHEN we are in an activity or doing something. When we are lying around or eating, conversation can be dry. Taurus talks mostly about himself and rarely asks about me and as an Aqua, we always have something to say if asked. Maybe because of my taurus moon, I'm not energetic, social, very talkative unless I need to be. I feel his virgo moon and taurus moon is what may make us attracted as well. All of my crushes have a virgo moon, btw. Longest relationship was with a virgo moon. I'm still crushing over this taurus but my fixed self tells me I need him to tell me he actually wants me back.

Eva on August 01, 2018:

Hi, I am aquarius sun, taurus moon, pieces ascendant, aries mars, aquarius venus and I am terribly in love since long with a man who is a Taurus Sun, Libra moon, Taurus mars, gemini venus... we had some very strong synchronicities and telepathic moments which actually impressed me... but he didnt show any romantic interest towards me yet :-( even though I feel something very powerful exists between us...

Any advice??

Thanks for the very interesting article! My best (male) friend is also a Taurus and we feel like soulmates since thirty years! What you wrote explains very well how our friendship works :-)

Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on July 26, 2018:

I'm excited this clicked for you so much. Blessings to you!

Elizabeth Jasso on July 25, 2018:

this is the most beautiful way of explaining this match. I'm a Taurus Sun and Taurus Venus, my significant other is Aquarius Sun Aquarius Venus. and his ex (who hurt him the most is a Scorpio) as it is obvious everything started in friendship....he always wondered the "why" of the similarities between his ex and I .....made it so hard at the beginning because he was waiting for the crazy to come out..... this article just gave me the perfect on point answer and the best way ever explained, Can't wait to show it to him =) Thank you soooo much ! Blessed be !

Ella on May 01, 2018:

Amazingly written

So structured and tactful yet honest and true.

Great work done

Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on October 18, 2017:

Are you currently in a relationship with this man? Any sign can cheat. No one is above it. He could have been joking, but ask yourself why you are sensing a red flag and think things through.

Riya on October 16, 2017:

I am in love with aquarius man and I am Taurus women. Over the years (3 years) we went well but since few days my man saying he's in a relationship with another gal, it has put my world up side down. Again he said its just a joke he doesn't have another gal. I couldn't get which is right. Please advise me Aquarius man can be a cheater? I love him so much how do I get him back if he's in relation with another gal? I can't imagine my life without my darling man. Strong advice needed urgent.

Thank you

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