Aries and Taurus can be a challenging relationship to make work. The very low scores represent the initial compatibility of this match. However, you are both strong willed enough to make this work, and if you succeed the scores would be much higher.
These scores show the averages for data collected from my clients over the past 20 years. It's important to note however that individual relationships vary enormously. This is a summarized picture, a real compatibility reading is needed to judge a real relationship. It's also worth noting that Soulmates can be found in any sun sign match, even those which are statistically likely to have low compatibility.
This article is in two halves, the first is written from the viewpoint of the Aries man or Aries woman, and the second is written from the viewpoint of the Taurus man or Taurus woman.
This is one of those matches which is so opposite that either a great complimentary team results, or it's a train-wreck. Compromise is the key, however neither of you are especially good at bending to someone else's will - so issues such as mutual trust and respect become very important to allow it.
One of the fundamental problems in this match is that your Taurus isn't moving at your speed. Your speed dial is set to 10, and your partners is set to about a 1.
This is actually a very good thing, as it's exactly what you need - someone to stabilize and keep you in check. The challenge is to compromise and both end up moving at speed 5.
The reality is that you're both incredibly strong willed at sticking to your own pace. Someone who balances your impulsiveness is no bad thing, however, you wouldn't be who you are if you felt that way!
The danger is that you'll find this relationship equal parts frustrating, annoying and possibly even boring until you both start to meet in the middle.
Money may be an issue in this relationship. You prefer to spend and enjoy it, and Taurus gains more enjoyment from retaining it (via the security it provides in its unspent form). You'll see your partner as frugal and thrifty, though again it's a good thing, if you can meet in the middle.
As with many aspects of your relationship you will come to appreciate your Taurus's long term planning and dependability - this partner grounds you perfectly, though everything about how they do it may frustrate you unless you step back and look at the benefits.
If you're attracted to a Taurus then ultimately it's because you admire or want the stability they can offer. In turn they most likely want to be slightly more carefree, bold or reckless. Neither of you can change who you are, so the workable solution is to understand and learn from each other, and not focus on fault-finding.
Your Taurus partner is a slow and very sensual lover, and often not into anything very adventurous on a day to day basis. You probably won't be able to change this, however as with other areas you can compromise and learn from each other.
This can result in a great blend of your spontaneity and their sensuality - giving you both the best of both worlds. Give and take is the key - don't let either of you dominate the relationship. Keep an open mind and let your Taurus show you how much fun the concepts of patience and anticipation can be.
You have one of the most tender and sensual lovers around. While those aren't the elements of sex which initially attract many Aries, with some patience most can certainly come to appreciate them.
It's important to note however that we're looking only at sun signs here. There are many other planets which can have an equal or greater effect on someone's personality. Makes sense, as ultimately everyone is of course unique. Generalizing too far based just on sun signs can therefore be misleading.
To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results.
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Without give and take on both sides this won't be a particularly harmonious partnership. Your Aries is free spirited and reckless, and while those are traits you find attractive, they aren't ones you particularly enjoy sharing.
Over time your Aries will definitely come to appreciate your common sense, stability and dependability. You'll almost certainly become their anchor, solving problems and avoiding crisis in a practical manner.
You have the exact traits your partner most needs, and yet they'll quite likely find you slightly boring as a result. Remind them (and yourself!) that patience and planning are practical skills - and not a shortcoming!
The good news is that the longer this relationship lasts, the stronger it will get. You'll be tempted to try and teach your Aries more responsibility to hurry this process, however be careful how you do so. Aries nearly always hate people telling them what to do. So don't be bossy about it - make suggestions, and if possible offer small rewards for following them!
Your Aries isn't moving at your speed. Your speed dial is set to 1, and theirs is set to 10. This is actually a very good thing, as it's exactly what you need someone to inspire you to 'live a little'. The challenge in this relationship then is to compromise and both end up moving at speed 5.
The reality however is that you're both incredibly strong willed at sticking to your own pace, so you will both need to look on it as a learning exercise to adjust to your partner. If either of you start resisting this you will soon reach a deadlock - as you're both legendary for being stubborn.
You're initially on different pages here. You generally prefer slow and sensuous sex at home, and likely after a good meal. Meanwhile your Aries is more drawn to a frantic quickie, any time, any place..
Your partner will come to appreciate your style, and you'll come to appreciate theirs, but it will take some time to demonstrate its advantages. Keep an open mind and this can be a very sexy experience for both of you.
For this to work, you'll both need to compromise and meet in the middle. Your Aries needs to be less demanding and aggressive, and you need to be less of a stick in the mud sometimes.
If you can both keep an open mind, and resist digging in on an issue or alien concept (at least till you've tried it a few times) the rewards will be good for both of you.
So is this article conclusive? No! This article is based only on sun sign interaction. In order to provide a lot of people with information it's a convenient and fast way to generalize, but it's far from conclusive at this broad level. To get a complete picture we need to take all the other planets and their interactions into account for each of you, with a real astrology reading...
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