In an Aries-Taurus romance or marriage, when the woman is the Taurus and the
man is the Aries, the relationship has a slight edge for success over its chances
when the sexes are reversed. That's not a guarantee either way, of course, it's
just what I said - a slight edge. The qualities of passivity, steadfastness, and
quiescent receptivity (Taurus) are more natural when exercised through the female.
The qualities of aggression, independence and forceful action (Aries) are
more natural when exercised through the male - never mind Women's Liberation,
which is right and good and timely and necessary, and all that, but the
passage of ERA is never going to forcefully (or any other way) alter Mother Nature's
basic tenets. At the very least, the conflicts may be somewhat fewer in
number, when she's the Taurean and he's the Ram, in this 2-12 vibration. Still,it's the
lationship, so these two ought not to become heady with optimism. It depends.
Mostly on the Moon and Ascendent positions of each of them.
A Taurus woman, unless the fourth house of her horoscope is severely afflicted,
is a born homemaker. (Thank goodness
she has adverse aspects in her birth chart which tend to tempt her into spending
a few years as a playgirl type (a most rare occurrence), her basic desire, nevertheless,
is to create a comfortable home, filled with fine furnishings, good food,
babies and music - with the beds all nicely made, the corners clean, the laundry
folded and put away and all the bills paid. Throw in a flower garden in the back
yard, and an extra powder room, well stocked with bubble bath. She's not unreasonably
jealous, without good cause; she's patient and she seldom nags. She's
normally a warm, gracious hostess for her husband's business friends - and a
pretty good listener.
Now, since an Aries male requires a constant and dependable sounding
board while he discusses his favorite topic - himself - since he frequently
brings people home to sell them a new project or idea he's dreamed up - and
since he's a little careless with the budget, because he never learned to spell the
word "thrift" in grammar school - you can see how a Taurus woman can provide
him with a perfect base of operations. Normally, Aries men like sports, and
the typical Taurus female loves nature. So if the sport he happens to favor is
camping out, or hiking in the woods, add another plus on the potential success
side of their relationship. Otherwise, there might be some Saturday-afternoonfootball
The trouble starts in areas they may never anticipate during the mating
season. She may prefer living in the country or the suburbs, and most Aries
men can't exist for long, without the excitement and action of the city. There
may be some who can, but they're few and far between, and even they like to
flash around in the bright lights on weekends. Camping and hiking aside, he's
not a farm boy at heart. If he has a Taurus Moon Sign or Ascendent, he may
plant a few potatoes or milk a few cows, but essentially, for him, the pull of the
sod will never replace grabbing a taxi to catch a miracle.
Sparks may also fly in the area of mutual funds, because their attitude
toward money is not necessarily mutual. He wants a new car; she wants a new
freezer. Things like that. His favorite man at the bank is the one in the Loan
Department. Her favorite man at the bank is the one in the Savings Department.
You know how bankers like to push their own thing, so these two outsiders
don't help matters any by pulling the Bull and the Ram apart. However,
when he spends money on jewelry for her, or on furniture for the house, she may
be more loose about it. Taurus females usually appreciate fine jewels and luxurious
decor in the home, but they'll expect these things to be practical, made to
last for a few hundred years before they need to be replaced.
Despite her general tranquility, she may lose her cool if he burns holes in
her new couch or spills grape juice on her carpet (before marriage, you can substitute
her new skirt or her carefully clutched pocketbook for the couch and carpet).
It's hard for him to figure why she gets so upset over such small incidents.
To Aries, crying over spilled milk (or grape juice) is a huge waste of time. If
something is lost, broken or damaged, there's always more where it came from.
Taurus has a few doubts about that.
Fortunately, most of their disagreements can be smoothed over by reconciliations
at bedtime since the physical relationship between them can be snugly
satisfying. The Aries male is certainly not unhappy about the Taurus woman's
capacity for sensual, erotic feeling, but he may be somewhat frustrated by her
lack of mystical creativity when it comes to making love. She welcomes sex as a
practical and enjoyable activity that brings a total gratification of the senses andthe added bonus of producing some bouncing bambinos. She may, therefore,her - stubborn? Who, him - selfish and spoiled? It wouldn't be
fail to comprehend why sex should be like a wild dream that transports two
souls to the top of a mountain in Tibet, like a comet streaking across the night
sky - or a miracle connected with throwing three coins into the Fountain of
Trevi, in Rome. To her, sex is sex. Love is love. What does any of it have to do
with tossing a few Lincolns into some dirty, green water - or with comets, for
that matter? This woman has a funny bone about sex, since Taurus humor isn't
restricted to any one facet of Life. It's broad. If the Aries man should happen to
step on a tack as he's running passionately toward the bed on their honeymoon,
she'll crack up laughing. His reaction? It may postpone the honeymoon a few
days - or nights - until his Martian male ego has recovered.
Still, although she may remain mystified by his romantic idealism during
their entire association together, it needn't necessarily cause complete sexual incompatibility.
There are deep emotional wells in her, and it's possible that her
ultra-feminine response to the Ram's strong, direct love urges, plus her obvious
pleasure with his masculine charisma, may eventually make him wonder why he
thought he had to go climbing mountains in search of happiness anyway. It's
possible. Not certain, but possible. (Aries is reluctant to accept substitutes for
A word of warning: Just because the Taurus girl doesn't pick up every nuance
of the Aries sexuality, this should not be interpreted to mean that she's not
sentimental or romantic. She is. Oh, she most certainly is! If she's ignored on
February 14th, or if he forgets to remember the day they first met (first made
love together, first decided to get married, got married or whatever, in whichever
order), the inconsiderate, thoughtless Ram who neglected to honor these historic
occasions will never hear the end of it. This woman has a memory like an
elephant for personal injury and emotional hurt.
Some of the astrological descriptions of the Taurus female make her seem
like a contented cow in a pasture, and that's pretty insulting. So what if she
isn't overtly flashy, the center of attention at every gathering? Her quiet beauty
is like a still pool, filled with fragrant lilies, deep in a piney forest. Taurus
magnetism pulls powerfully on a man's heartstrings, because it promises such
peace and rich adventure, especially on a Ram's restless heartstrings. The Aries
male soon discovers that this feminine creature, who is so calm and composed
(the way he'd secretly like to be himself), can fill his spirit with fresh flowers, fill
his house with the music of love and companionship, besides being an uncommonly
good cook. In addition, she can fill his heart with lots of laughs, and a
loyal devotion that can outlast forever. She also knows how to accumulate and
save money. No cow could pull off all that. This girl can well afford to leave the
false lashes (which look like spiders' legs) to the less-female types than she.
She's all warm woman, and she doesn't need the masquerade of artificial glamour
to prove it.
What she may need to do, however, is to climb out of her earthy rut, now
and then. A lady Taurean can seem pretty cold and heartless to the friendly, direct
and open-hearted Aries man when she's made up her mind about something,
and slammed the door in the face of any further discussion. If he shouts
at her that she's stubborn at such times, it will do about as much good as when
she tells him, firmly, that he's selfish and spoiled. In a word - none.
wise for either of them to hold his or her breath until the other admits such
Lots of affection, plenty of ambition, honesty and the guarantee of financial
security are the four ways to her heart. An Aries man can supply the first threewith no difficulty, but he may have to make some adjustments in his general
life-style to meet her expectations of the last item. Aries incomes do tend to often
fluctuate, and that can make this lady very nervous.
Normally, of course, she's not nervous - only when her emotional or financial
security is threatened. At most other times, she exudes a placid mystique
that can be deliciously relaxing, in particular, to a Ram. It can also be a substantial
aid in recharging the batteries of this man's dynamic Mars energies
when he's run down from his various mental, emotional or physical excesses.
(An Aries man will jog till he drops.) Admittedly, when she goes into one of her
very rare rages, her placid mystique can change into anger of volcanic proportions,
without much of a warning. But it happens so seldom, it's one of the least
likely causes for trouble in their relationship - unless the Ram is foolish enough
to insist on trying to win these infrequent, but dangerous, encounters. It willnever happen. Retreat is the expedient strategy. Go fight an earthquake.