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Taurus and Cancer Compatibility: Are They a Good Match in Love and Friendship?

Cancers love to nurture, and Venus-ruled Taurus loves to be taken care of.


Are you a Cancer trying to befriend a new Taurus colleague in the workplace? Or maybe you’re the Taurus, trying to figure out why your Cancer bestie has been so crabby (pun intended) lately. Whatever the case, you’re wondering what your compatibility with the other sign is — and you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for everything you need to know when it comes to Taurus and Cancer compatibility in love and friendship.  

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All About Taurus Partners: Taurus Needs and Wants

Let’s start off with a little background info about each sign. If you were born between April 20 and May 20, you’re a Taurus … the earthiest earth sign ever. Their fellow earth signs are Virgo and Capricorn. Taureans are represented by the Bull and ruled by Venus, the planet that influences beauty, money, luxury, and love. And there’s nothing a Taurus loves more than to be surrounded by comforting material goods: a soft bed, luxurious fleece throw blanket, and silk PJs, please! Pleasure is super important to a Taurus, but so is the value of hard work. After all, Taurus is represented by a bull, and these earth signs aren’t afraid to put their heads down and sweat for what they want. They value money almost as much as they value their weekly bath ritual or favorite vanilla-scented candle. 

Part of the reason for this is that Taureans crave stability, and nothing says stability quite like consistently adding money to a savings account. Balancing their desire for earthly delights with their love of the security that comes from work ethic and patience is key to the overall happiness of a Taurus man or woman. Taureans might be fixed earth signs who are friendly to all, but it takes a lot of time and effort to really crack through their inner walls and develop the type of long-lasting intimate relationship that many of us crave. (Click through for more on Taurus Zodiac Sign Personality Traits & Characteristics and Taurus Women: Personality Traits and Characteristics.)

All About Cancer Partners: Cancer Needs and Wants

If you were born between June 22 and July 22, you’re a Cancer. Cancer is a water sign, along with Scorpio and Pisces, and is represented by the Crab. Often described as the crybabies of the zodiac, Cancer men and women are sensitive and emotional but also deeply empathetic; they often have spiritual or mystical beliefs, as well. Cancers typically have a strong connection to their subconscious and love spending time in the realm of their dreams, channeling their imaginative impulses into artwork. Ruled by the moon, which governs domesticity and the home, Cancers make great dinner party hosts, listeners, and caregivers. Crabs enjoy taking care of others but must frequently make sure they don’t cross the line and become smothering. These traits also make Cancers homebodies, although that shouldn’t be confused with introversion. This sign simply prefers to entertain and be entertained from the comfort of their own homes.

Click through for more on Cancer Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Characteristics and Cancer Women: Personality Traits & Characteristics.

Taurus-Cancer Compatibility Explained

So, are the Bull and the Crab compatible in a relationship? The answer is a resounding yes — this couple has both romantic and sexual compatibility. Both signs enjoy the sensual, comforting things in life and can find common ground in how they like to spend their time and money. On a deeper level, both signs seek similar values in a relationship: Trust is huge, as is having mutual respect for each other, and both of these signs crave the security of knowing that they’re with someone who sees and values them as they are. 

While these two signs have many shared interests and values, there are a few areas in the relationship where they might struggle. Communication is a big one: Cancers tend to clam up and be passive-aggressive in expressing their needs, while Taureans are often direct, which may rub their crab counterpart the wrong way. However, Taureans tend to be very patient, and Cancers are known for being great listeners. Both of these traits can help this duo overcome any difficulties they might experience while communicating their needs in the relationship, whether it be a friendship or more. Once the Cancer feels safe enough to express what they truly want, and Taureans learn to let the Cancer express themselves on their own terms, this pair will be basically unstoppable. 

A Friendship With Emotional Depth

This pairing is especially powerful in friendship; their shared interests and hobbies allow for an easy emotional connection. If you’re craving a cozy night in with some good food and your favorite rom-coms, it’s a safe bet to call up your Cancer or Taurus pal. Another bonus: Both Cancers and Taureans share a similar sense of style and appreciation for luxury goods. 

However, because Taurus and Cancer are both conflict-avoidant, you may find you and your BFF sweeping issues in your relationship under the rug. To avoid this, try to call out problems as you see them rather than letting them go unchecked. I promise your friend can handle a little positive conflict, and being able to communicate issues will only serve to further the trust and respect in your relationship. This is particularly true for the Cancer of the pair: This sign notoriously hates conflict in a relationship — but being blunt will only improve your relationship with a bull-headed Taurus woman or man, who respects directness and honesty. To any Cancers reading this: Trust that your relationship is strong enough to withstand a few conflicts — it may even make your bond more meaningful in the long-run. 

Taurus and Cancer Couples: Love Compatibility

Cancer and Taurus are incredibly compatible in love, as well as friendship. Sparks are sure to fly between these two right off the bat, as their desires and preferred love languages complement each other well. Cancers love to nurture, and Venus-ruled Taurus loves to be taken care of. This makes them a great match, both in conversation and in the bedroom. This compatibility of desire means that a Taurus-Cancer relationship can go from zero to sixty very quickly. It’s easy to build trust and intimacy with someone who already seems to understand exactly what you want! Just be sure that you’re taking the time to really get to know your partner rather than coasting on the exhilaration of seemingly having so many things in common. 

If a short fling is what you want, that’s fine too — as long as you recognize that valuable and lasting relationships take time to create. One of the best features of a Taurus-Cancer pairing is how the ease of being around each other helps both of these signs let down their walls; these can be built pretty high for both the Bull and the Crab. Cancers can find it hard to feel emotionally intimate with another person unless a high level of trust has been established, while Taureans are often so focused on the here and now that they miss out on the benefits of thinking beyond the present moment.

The Bottom Line on Taurus and Cancer Compatibility

So, are the sensitive Cancer and stubborn Taurus compatible? Both the long and short answers are yes, absolutely — this couple is an excellent love match. Not only will these two get each other right off the bat, thanks to shared interests and desires, but the relationship can easily deepen into something much more intimate and valuable if the Cancer and Taurus both put in the work to get past their personal romantic challenges. 

For Cancer, that means being direct about their needs and wants rather than clamming up or being passive-aggressive. For Taurus, that means having patience with the Cancer and not letting their own stubbornness or brutal honesty get in the way of a meaningful emotional dialogue. Ultimately, what the success of this pairing comes down to (as always seems to be the case) is good communication. Work on having direct and productive conversations, and whatever problems this pairing may face will quickly fall by the wayside. Don’t sweat the little differences that may lay between you two, or let them build up and lead to grudges that put cracks in your mutual understanding. If done right, Cancer-Taurus relationships can be immensely rewarding. 

Taurus, learn more about your sign by reading the stories below:

11 Famous Taurus Celebrities That Live Up to Their Star Sign

Taurus Compatibility: Best and Worst Matches for Taurus Zodiac Sign

Earth Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn Explained

Cancer, learn more about your sign by reading the stories below:

8 Famous Cancer Celebrities Who Live Up To Their Star Sign

Cancer Compatibility: Best & Worst Matches for Cancer Zodiac Signs

Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces Explained

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