Earth signs are pragmatic, rational, and naturally good at keeping their cool. That’s part of what makes dating a Taurus zodiac sign such a chill and down-to-earth experience. While there’s much more to relationships than zodiac signs alone, looking to the astrology of love can help us all get on a more cosmic wavelength when it comes to romance. If you were born under the sign of the zodiac’s bull, knowing the most common mistakes Taurus makes in relationships and how to avoid them can make your love life flow a lot easier.
If you’re dating a Taurus, then lucky you: You’ve likely found yourself a loyal and reliable partner. Taurus is an earth sign and they’re ruled by sensual planet Venus, which means they love luxury and enjoy indulging in lots of pleasures with their partner. They’re hardworking, but they also love to chill, so plan to spend lots of lazy Sunday mornings having breakfast in bed with your Taurus lover. While Taurus may be slow to commit in romance, once they do, they make dedicated partners who can always be counted on.
As an astrologer, I know that every zodiac sign has a unique way of approaching things in love and a different set of struggles to overcome when dealing with romance. And when it comes to astrological dating advice for Taurus, the best thing to do is to avoid making the following common mistakes in relationships.
1. Being Stubborn About Their Desires
Stubbornness is one of the most stereotypical Taurus qualities, but when it comes to relationships, the stereotype is usually true! Compromise can be challenging for a Taurus, but finding a balance between two people’s individual desires is a must in any healthy relationship. If you’re a Taurus, don’t let your inflexibility get in the way of being fair to your partner.
2. Getting Greedy With Pleasure
Taurus is ruled by luxurious planet Venus, so they absolutely love getting lost in sensual pleasures. However, they should be cautious of letting their pleasure-seeking ways turn hedonistic. Don’t be greedy about the good stuff, Taurus. Quit hogging the blankets and let your partner have the last bite of dessert sometimes, will ya?
3. Taking Things Too Slow
OK, to be fair, taking things slow isn’t actually a bad thing — there’s no need to rush a relationship. But holding a potential lover at arm’s length for too long could cause them to lose interest and move on. Taurus should stay conscious of the fact that some people could mistake their unhurried nature for being disinterested. Being expressive of their feelings will help their partner stay on the same page.
4. Feeling Insecure
As one of the fixed signs of the zodiac, security is important to a Taurus. They prefer predictable partners and like to know exactly what to expect from their relationships. Of course, even the steadiest of partners have their own free will, which is why close relationships can sometimes trigger a Taurus’ sense of insecurity. Asking their partners for extra validation and working through trust issues can help them overcome this.
5. Being Lazy About Social Plans
Taurus is a sign that loves to be comfortable, so an ideal date night for them can easily consist of staying in, ordering takeout, lighting some candles, and luxuriating in life’s simple pleasures with their partner. But having a healthy social life with your partner is important too, so Taurus should make sure they’re not flaking out on fun plans that could add some excitement to their relationship.
6. Holding Grudges
It takes a lot to provoke a Taurus to anger, but like a bull (its ruling symbol), they will see red and charge if something bothers them for long enough. And once they do get upset, it can be hard for them to let things go. Taurus should remember that fights and disagreements are a natural part of relationships, and that it’s important to let bygones be bygones. Be willing to resolve conflict without stubbornly stewing in it for days afterward.
7. Letting Relationships Get Stagnant
Because Tauruses tend to get stuck in their ways and stick within their comfort zone, it can sometimes lead to their relationships getting stagnant — and that’s something every Taurus should watch out for. While a specific set routine might feel good to a Taurus, it might eventually get boring to their partner, so find ways to keep things spicy.
8. Being Materialistic
Having pleasure planet Venus as their ruling planet makes Tauruses total suckers for materialism and wealth, so it’s easy for them to be wooed by fancy gifts or luxurious dinner dates. But remember, money can’t buy love — so Taurus should make sure they’re picking partners who bring value to their lives in ways that span deeper than a big bank account.
9. Fearing The Possibility Of Change
As one of the fixed zodiac signs, change can be difficult for a Taurus. Whether it’s moving to a new city or switching up the dynamics of a relationship, Taurus tends to fear the unknowns that come along with new situations. If you’re a Taurus, practice staying flexible and not letting your fear of change hold you back in love. This will help your relationships thrive.
10. Acting Possessive Of Their Partners
The sign of Taurus is associated with the second house of the zodiac, which is all about our material possessions and values. But Taurus needs to remember that partners aren’t possessions — they’re individuals who are free to make their own choices. Tauruses should check themselves if they sense they’re falling victim to possessive or jealous behavior.