There are numerous types of relationships to explore when considering compatibility between two signs. We grow up in a parent/child dynamic. Outside our family, we form friendships with other children and eventually other adults. We look for and find love. And, we go to work and have careers, interacting with employers and co-workers.
Each sign-to-sign interaction guides our behavior in every relationship. Read through this section to find out how each of the above dynamics works astrologically so you can experience the optimal way to communicate and get along with your sign and all the other signs.
The Aries-and-Taurus interaction is fraught with challenges. As the “I am” sign of the Zodiac, Aries is independent, face-paced, and likes to take risks. Taurus is the “I establish” sign of the Zodiac and prefers well-worn paths, plodding along, and playing it safe. A long-term relationship (outside parent/child) may happen, but other factors in the chart would be the cause, not the Sun signs.
Aries Parent/Taurus Child
The Aries parent and Taurus child can work since Aries will pretty much let the child figure it out. And once the Taurus child finds his or her pattern, he or she can stick with it, which will be fine for the Aries’ parent. The Aries parent does not actually want to do much parenting. If the Taurus child gets his or her needs met, they will not be very demanding; just do not try to force them or make their environment too chaotic.
Taurus Parent/Aries Child
The Taurus parent and Aries child will have a more challenging time. Now you have the sign with more power, and a controlling sign, trying to raise a child that wants its freedom and to be able to “go for it” in life. In this scenario, there can be a lot of head-butting between the bull and the ram, trying to get the parent to be more flexible and the child to be more reliable.
Aries Friend/Taurus Friend
Aries and Taurus friends can have a lifelong friendship so long as they take each other in small doses. What can connect them is their mutual concern about survival, even though they go about the issue very differently. Aries will have no problem “flying by the seat of his or her pants”, while Taurus likes to do the same thing repeatedly once he or she finds a successful way of doing something. There can be a lot of “testing of the wills”, and Taurus will win most of them by simply outlasting the Aries, and it usually will not take long.
Aries Lover/Taurus Lover
This romance, love, sex combination is problematic but can be vigorous. On just the sexual level, Aries has no problem being sexual, and neither does Taurus. But Taurus does want something long-term in the romance and love departments. If the sex is spectacular, and with a Taurus, it often is, then that might be enough to keep Aries coming back. But on the romance and love side, Aries may certainly feel the limits Taurus wants in terms of fidelity and reliability. Not an easy combination to make last, and if it does, Taurus will be carrying the load.
Aries Employer/Taurus Employee
The Aries employer and the Taurus employee will work better together than the Taurus employer and the Aries employee. Basically, the Aries employer wants his or her employees to manage themselves, which is how he would handle being an employee. If Taurus can find his or her groove, trust that the company will keep paying, and be allowed to work at his or her own pace, then they will turn out to be the kind of loyal and steadfast employee and Aries employer could really need.
Taurus Employer/Aries Employee
If the employer is a Taurus and the employee is an Aries, friction is likely. Taurus will be conservative and plodding in its actions and expectations, making Aries feel restricted and frustrated unless the job is freelance, and based on contract work to be delivered at a certain time, or based on deadlines, but not constant management or supervision.
Aries Co-worker/Taurus Co-worker
Best not to have these two working together. They can work “in front of” or “behind” one another. In other words, the Aries task should precede the Taurus task or follow the Taurus task. If they are on the same task, watch out. Aries will not have the patience for Taurus and Taurus will not tolerate Aries risky attempts to get things done as fast as possible without appreciation for the care of the work.