When two of the biggest pleasure-seekers in the zodiac get together, expect a romance filled with fancy dinners, luxe weekend getaways, and hot passionate nights in bed. Taurus and Leo are a couple that anyone would be envious of from the outside. But of course, money isn’t everything. When you have two fixed signs, both very set in their ways, trying to date, they’re bound to butt heads at some point. Taurus and Leo’s compatibility in a relationship may be more successful as a friendship or other platonic pairing.
“Taurus and Leo make great business partners as they are driven and will focus on different areas to thrive,” astrologer Arriana Fox tells Bustle. “But at home and in love, this can bring some upsetting challenges that make this a hard match to live and love together.”
For one, the bull is an earth sign who approaches life slowly and steadily. By nature, Taurus is quiet, giving, but also very stubborn. On the other hand, Leo is the zodiac’s fiery lion who’s outgoing, loves being the center of attention, and enjoys being in control. They’re also ruled by the Sun, who deals with the ego and the self. If Leos needs clash with their partner’s needs, there is a tendency for them to put themselves first.
“This power struggle can bring upsets,” Fox says. “The earthy nature of the Taurus can extinguish Leo's fiery energy, which bodes poorly for a long-term commitment as Leo may find themselves losing their sense of self. A great deal of mediating between the two would be needed.”
Taurus & Leo’s Sexual Compatibility
Sexually, both signs are solid and strong-willed. When they first meet, they will be highly attracted to each other. But in typical fixed sign fashion, they like what they like and are pretty set in their ways. According to astrologer Clarisse Monahan, Taurus, being ruled by Venus, is one of the most sensual and physical signs. They tend to prefer a passive approach to physical intimacy. Leo, on the other hand, is passionate but quite spontaneous. “They’re not into the same slow game that Taurus favors,” she says. If they can’t find good middle ground, it will leave at least one partner feeling unfulfilled. In addition to that, both partners like being in charge. According to Fox, this may lead to a battle of them “one-upping each other, which could become a draining issue over time.”
Taurus & Leo’s Emotional Compatibility
Emotionally, Taurus and Leo can connect really well. Both signs place value on the idea of true love, and they genuinely want to make their partner happy. They also value loyalty and trust in relationships. However, Leo is a much more independent sign and needs someone who understands their need for autonomy and freedom. According to Monahan, that’s not something Taurus can easily comprehend. A Taurus in love will go all out for their partner and hopes their partner will do the same. With Leo, Taurus may feel like their efforts aren’t being equally reciprocated.
Taurus & Leo’s Dating Compatibility
Leo is a creative sign that likes to have a good time, while Taurus is more practical and down to earth. Although they’re very different personality-wise, they tend to communicate pretty well which is important in dating. Leos love to talk, often times about themselves, and Taurus will genuinely enjoy listening to what they have to say. Since they both value love and commitment, they tend to talk to each other in a way that shows respect for their partner and the relationship.
However, if they do get into a heated argument, the bull can be quite the fighter while the lion will roar right back. “Their disagreements can get loud,” Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic, tells Bustle. “While they have the ability to see each other‘s point of view, Taurus will often win. For the most part, Leo likes getting along and tries to avoid confrontation, so they may let their Taurus partner win to stop the argument.”
In some instances, Leo may feel like they just need to get their point across and will make that known as loudly and dramatically as possible. If Taurus isn’t in the mood to deal with their partner, it’s very possible they may say something that hurts Leo’s pride.
Taurus & Leo’s Friendship Compatibility
When it comes to friendship, Taurus and Leo make an excellent match. According to Garbis, Taurus loves how outgoing Leo is and will appreciate having a friend who can help them get out of their shell. Leo, on the other hand, is grateful for the bull’s loyalty and support. They both love luxury and will bond over shopping trips, Broadway shows, upscale restaurants and weekend getaways. Both signs are known for being very generous in their relationships, so they can have a very well-balanced friendship where there’s an equal amount of give and take.
Potential Problems In A Taurus-Leo Relationship
The biggest problem area between these two is jealousy. Taurus can be a highly possessive sign, and sharing is not an option with them. “This is the sign of personal resources, so the overriding motivation is to accumulate both positions and people,” Monahan says. Leo is very friendly and loves being around others. If Leo spends more time catering to others, Taurus will not be happy. At the same time, Taurus’ jealousy may become suffocating for the lion.
According to Monahan, Leo also needs complete adoration. “Leo’s jealousy usually springs from the desire for appreciation,” she says. “They must be number one in their partner’s life.” If their Taurus partner devotes a lot of time and effort to their career, which they have a bit of a tendency to do, Leo will be left feeling ignored.
Are Taurus & Leo A Good Match?
At the end of the day, this is not the best pairing for either sign. Although their love of luxury and great sexual chemistry can bring them together, it’s going to be a challenging relationship for them both.
“This relationship will need a lot of work from both partners,” Fox says. “That can be challenging as you need them to agree on core aspects, and that’s not something easy to do with such intense personal energies.” All in all, Taurus and Leo are better off as friends or a short-term fling.
Arriana Fox, astrologer and Mysticalcraft Arriana at Keen.com
Clarisse Monahan, astrologer
Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic
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