Astrology and horoscopes are a fun way to better understand personalities — both yours and others. They can provide valuable insight into how we can best communicate and connect with the people we care about, and guide us toward positive relationships and dynamics in love, play, and work. The more you know about your sign and its compatibility with other signs, the more you’ll be able to grow, evolve, and share new experiences with the people you cherish most.
If that sounds like something you’re interested in, but you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. Astrology can feel a bit overwhelming at first. The foundation is defining the basic traits associated with each sign. Here’s a closer look at two signs, in particular — Libra and Taurus — and the type of relationship dynamic required for this zodiac pairing to thrive.
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The Signs at a Glance
Before you can understand the compatibility between these signs and the best methods for communication and interaction between them, it’s important to understand the traits and behaviors that inform them. These are the things that motivate and define Libra and Taurus — everything from how they see the world to who they’re attracted to and repelled by — and they serve as the guideposts for strengthening relationships, building trust, and enhancing communication.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra is an air sign, which means they are associated with intelligence and communication. Air signs like to learn new things and are often onto the next adventure before even completing the last.
Libras are represented by the Scales. This is because they require balance and harmony in all things. Equilibrium is their sweet spot; they are often considered people-pleasers because of their need for keeping things copacetic. You’ll find that Libra signs appreciate the finer things in life — they are ruled by Venus, after all — and have an elevated sense of taste and style. Libras love all things exciting and new, which can make them a bit indecisive at times. Rather than looking to their circle of friends and acquaintances for insight, it’s important for Libras to learn to trust their own instincts and find harmony within themselves. (Click through to read more on Libra Women: Personality Traits & Characteristics and Libra Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Characteristics)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus is an earth sign, which is why they’re associated with stability and pragmatism, and Taurus signs in particular are known for having both feet planted firmly on the ground. Earth signs are deeply attuned to practical needs: They’re the responsible friend you turn to with personal and professional questions. Tauruses are represented by the Bull, but not for the reasons you might think. This sign likes a nice home and nice things, and they work hard to create a serene and peaceful environment that includes trinkets and indulgences that tickle their fancy. Like the Bull in a soft summer field, they prefer rich and soothing influences, sounds, and smells over a life of high energy and chaos. Their desire for this lush lifestyle makes Taurus ambitious and driven. They work exceedingly hard to create a future they can enjoy. (Click through for more on Taurus Zodiac Sign Personality Traits & Characteristics and Taurus Women: Personality Traits and Characteristics.)
What makes Libra and Taurus great friends?
Did you know that both Libra and Taurus are ruled by Venus? Venus is associated with feminine energy, and typically relates to two core concepts: love and money. People who fall under Libra or Taurus signs are therefore known for appreciating luxury and richness, and for enjoying the finer things in life.
How these Venus-ruled signs differ
In the case of Libra, leisure is typically an elevated experience — they relish travel to far-flung locales or time spent at the ballet. (Though they also love curling up on their plush couch at the end of a long day.) Taurus, by contrast, prefers a home that’s filled with their favorite scents and flavors. There’s no one better to create a beautiful and romantic environment with than a Libra or a Taurus, which is one of the reasons they make such strong friends. They both deeply appreciate elegance, beauty, and history, and they love to curate spaces that speak to intellect, curiosity, and romance.
Libra and Taurus Similarities
This earth sign and air sign friendship is one of the strongest in the zodiac, and their commonalities extend far beyond a shared ruling planet. Those who fall under these two star signs are attracted to the same things in life, and are guided by a type of pragmatism and stability that allows them to live on their terms. Though they like structure and reliability, they’re neither stuffy nor boring. Rather, Libra and a Taurus enjoy spending the day at the museum or botanical garden and the night at home, relaxing in front of the fire.
Libras are driven by the collective. They seek to solve people’s problems and care deeply about the people around them. They tend to think of the “we” when planning things, which is an admirable trait, but one that must be balanced with meeting their own needs. The Taurus in their life will help them find that balance. Taurus tends to be extremely loyal and will do whatever it takes to protect and care for their Libra friends. Libras return the favor by ensuring Taurus doesn’t get too caught up in their own stubbornness. There are many wonderful things about a Taurus and Libra friendship, including their shared interests and the balance of their strongest traits, which makes this Venus duo one for the books.
What makes Libra and Taurus great partners?
Great friendship is a prerequisite for great love, which is why there is a high level of compatibility for Libra and Taurus signs as romantic partners. They share many interests and are both invested in creating a future of enjoyment, stability, and happiness. Still, this dynamic requires an open line of communication. That’s because Taurus signs prefer to be at home, enjoying their peace — and often their solitude. Libra’s desire for exploration and new experiences is the opposite of this, which can tire quieter Taurus out.
Libras are charming and like spending time around others. Where Tauruses bore quickly of being out and about, Libras are the life of the party. When this pair comes together, they must be open about their needs and expectations, and willing to compromise when it comes to social events and activities. Another important thing for this love match is that Taurus signs are typically very loyal and very stubborn. Libras want to please everyone, and the focus on others outside of the relationship can sometimes challenge the part of Taurus that wants Libra all to themselves. The best way to manage this potential pitfall is to have open conversations about how each shares and receives affection, and where each may need to alter one or both to accommodate the other.
All that said, this duo can make for a lifelong love affair. Both signs are sensual and tactile, which bodes well for their intimate relationship, and they both seek out beautiful things, elevated conversations, and unique ideas. They balance each other with shared responsibility and openness.
Written in the Stars
The more we know and understand about our own zodiac signs and those of potential partners and friends, the better. Astrology can provide a blueprint for navigating the world, and can make it easier for us to communicate and open our hearts and minds to different friendships and partnerships.
One of the stronger relationships within the zodiac is that of Taurus and Libra. Both ruled by Venus, they are the best of earth and air, with a shared love of balance and appreciation for structure. They both like the finer things in life, but in ways different enough to push and challenge the other, and they make for a perfect balance of stability and exploration.
Taurus, learn more about your sign by reading the stories below:
Libra learn more about your sign by reading the stories below: