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

Both of these fixed signs relish luxury experiences and earthly pleasures.


Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, and Leo is ruled by the Sun, the center of basically everything. What does that mean? Well… few pairs are more primed for passionate, explosive, romantic love than a Taurus or a Leo. So, whether you’re a Taurus interested in getting to know the new Leo in your workplace, or another sign trying to set up a Leo-Taurus pair, I have good news for you: the chemistry between these two signs is off the charts. Keep reading for everything you need to know about Taurus and Leo compatibility in love, friendship, and everything in between.

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All About Taurus 

Before we dig into the relationship dynamic between these two, let’s give a little background info on each sign. After all, the more you know about the motivations and desires that fuel each member of a couple, the better you can predict exactly how compatible they will be. So let’s dive in, starting with the zodiac’s very first earth sign, Taurus. 

Taureans are represented by a bull, and like this animal, they’re good at digging their heels into the ground — both out of a desire to connect with the Earth and out of sheer stubbornness. As earth signs in the same category as Virgo and Capricorn, Taurus men and women tend to be grounded yet highly appreciative of pleasure and the joy that comes from experiencing earthly delights. (Bubble bath with a glass of bubbly? Yes, please!) The bull is also the symbol of Wall Street, and this through-line couldn’t be more apt. Taurus might enjoy experiencing the finer things in life, but only because they appreciate the hard work it takes to earn them — and they are not afraid to put in that work themselves. Stubborn sometimes to a fault, Taureans will stomp their feet and huff and puff in pursuit of what they want. (Click through for more on Taurus Zodiac Sign Personality Traits & Characteristics and Taurus Women: Personality Traits and Characteristics.)

All About Leo 

The first thing you need to know about Leo men and women is that they’re represented by a lion — and there is no more appropriate mascot for these dazzling and theatrical fire signs, alongside Sagittarius and Aries. Leos love being the center of attention, it’s true: but everyone else loves paying attention to them, too. Leos are ruled by the sun, which makes them natural leaders and loyal and consistent friends. (The sun, unlike the other planets, never experiences a retrograde — meaning it’s much easier for these fiery signs to remain stable when other signs might be freaking out.) Leos live for luxury; like Taurus, they thrive off of decadent dinners, designer clothing, and carefully curated ambiance. For Leos, though, it’s less about the comfort of these items and more about the sparkle. Leos can be bold, playful, and confident, but they can also take up all the air in the room, hogging the attention to themselves or flipping their mood like a coin toss if they feel slighted. This makes Leos one of the most entrancing signs to be around… and one of the most exhausting. (Click through to read more on Leo Women: Personality Traits & Characteristics and Leo Zodiac Sign Personality Traits & Characteristics)

Leo and Taurus Compatibility: Two Fixed Signs

Hopefully, you’ve got a pretty good picture of what Leo and Taurus are like on their own by now. But what’s the story when they’re together? Do fire and earth really make a good pair?  The answer is straightforward (and exciting, for those of you hoping to make a Leo-Taurus match): 100 percent. Leos and Taureans have just enough similarities that they can bond over their shared values and just enough differences that they balance each other out when necessary. Let’s dive in.

Taurus and Leo in Friendship

There are several shared qualities the earth and fire sign can bond over: their matched interest in luxury experiences and earthly pleasures, their stubborn streaks, and their passion for the things they love, to begin with. But the glue that really holds this pair together and forms the foundation of a friendship that can last for decades is the strength of their loyalty. Once you’ve made a friend out of a Taurus or a Leo, you’ve made that friend for life. This is the friend that will stick by your side no matter the diagnosis, no matter the financial situation, and no matter what other people are saying. They’ll take your side first and ask questions later; all they expect in return is that you’re loyal to them. 

Because loyalty is a trait they both prize so highly, it’s only natural that these two are attracted to each other. The consistency and stability they can find in a friendship is unparalleled. But their similarities aren’t the only thing that draws this duo together — they also balance each other out in many ways, which can be just as important for the longevity of a bond. Leos love to bask in the limelight and walk the metaphoric red carpet, and most of the time, the rest of us are happy to let them do so. But every once in a while, they need someone to poke them and bring them back to reality — and no sign is more qualified to do this than the uber-grounded Taurus

Leo and Taurus in Love

Picture all of the things that make Leo and Taurus such a good pair in friendship, and now add the spice of romance to the mix. Thanks to all of the factors we’ve just discussed, the chemistry between these two is unstoppable — and once they realize how much they click, it won’t be long until they’re head over heels for each other. It’s that loyalty again; once they commit to a relationship, they’re in it until the end. That doesn’t mean they don’t have their own set of problems, of course. I think we all know how important compromise is to a relationship, and Leo and Taurus can display an impressive amount of stubbornness; but this doesn’t necessarily have to hamper their love compatibility.

Thanks to their shared taste in luxe and high-quality goods, the home of a Leo and Taurus is always going to be dressed to impress. But they’ll need to strike a proper balance between the decor preferred by loud and brash Leo and the more muted, down-to-earth elegance favored by Taurus. The same balance must be found between this pair while parenting: Leo partners are great at pushing their children to explore new things, be themselves, and leave their comfort zone, while Taureans can teach them the importance of a steady hand and work ethic. Together, they can make one heck of a parenting team, without the kind of power struggles that other parents might have.

Potential Problem Areas

A recurring argument between this pair might revolve around date night: introverted Taurus just wants to spend a cozy evening at home, while Leo wants to hit the town and spend the big bucks on their partner. Or maybe pragmatic Taurus doesn’t understand why indulgent, emotional Leo spends money on the things they do — why indulge in frivolities when you could save your hard-earned cash for something more meaningful down the road, thinks the Bull? 

Like most relationship problems, the solution to a Leo-Taurus conflict lies in communication. It’s important that both parties express their needs and desires honestly; no room for games here, just candor and respect. By being honest about their feelings and working to find a compromise when their desires conflict, these two lovebirds are likely to realize all over again just how compatible and into each other they are. 

Written in the Stars

Taurus and Leo have their relationship challenges like any other pair, but that doesn’t change the fact that their overall compatibility is very high; this is true love at its finest. Whether we’re talking friendship, romance, or a lifelong union, these star signs will remain loyal and passionate about each other for a long time to come. So, if you’re a Taurus thinking about striking up a conversation with a new Leo in your life (or vice versa), here’s your daily horoscope: Go for it — you just might be talking to your new best friend.

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

Leo learn more about your sign by reading the stories below:

Leo Women: Personality Traits & Characteristics

Leo Zodiac Sign Personality Traits & Characteristics

Leo Compatibility: Best & Worst Matches for Leo Zodiac Signs

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