Libra and Taurus Compatibility: The Idealist and the Lover

What do you get when the two signs ruled by Venus fall in love? Surely this should be a love match made in heaven, no? The Idealist and the Lover – are they not heading for a happily ever after situation filled with romance, idealism, fluffy bunnies and rainbows? Isn’t that how the story always ends? Well for Libra and Taurus, compatibility can be instant and the attraction can be overwhelming…but is this a relationship which can last or is it built on castles in the air?

There’s a strong magnetism between Libra and Taurus, founded mainly by their shared ruling planet. Venus, of course, is the planet of love, romance, sensuality and beauty, which is why these two can’t take their eyes off one another when they first meet. They both love the arts, music, good food and the finer things in life, and they both adore old fashioned courtship – so initially, certainly, the relationship gets off to a good and respectful start. For Libra and Taurus, compatibility depends upon stability and security in a relationship, however. Does this couple offer that kind of safety to one another?

Yes. And no. In a way. Emotional security is vital to Taurus, and Libra compatibility is all about harmony and peace. Together, they’re not likely to rock the boat overly much, so there is stability of a sort. However, there is a conflict here between the elements of these two signs. Whereas Taurus is a deep rooted earth sign, Libra is a breezy air sign, constantly fluctuating in mood and mind. Libra seeks harmony, certainly, but in finding that balance the Libra partner will veer from one extreme to the other, rather than sitting safely in the middle like Taurus does. Libra and Taurus compatibility can be rocked when Taurus finds Libra’s indecisiveness and mood swings too much to bear.

Libra’s mythical archetype is the Idealist; everything has to be perfect. In this relationship, the Libra partner will be constantly trying to improve the couple’s life, whether materially or emotionally. Libra is fixated on how things could be, or should be. Taurus, on the other hand, is firmly in the “how things are” camp and is completely realistic about what’s going on. The Taurus partner will become exasperated with Libra’s changes, and can’t understand why what they’ve already got as a couple is never good enough. For Libra and Taurus, compatibility can come unstuck when “what if?” meets “leave it alone”.

When the relationship works well, both signs can learn from one another. Taurus can learn some social graces and charm from Libra, while Libra can learn the value of actually making up your mind from decisive Taurus. The Libra partner’s love of a good social life could be a stumbling block, however, as Taurus would much rather it be just the two of them. When Libra begins to flirt, as Libra always does, Taurean jealousy and possessiveness could go into overdrive. Libra means nothing by it, but Taurus doesn’t get that. And where Libra and Taurus compatibility is vulnerable, unrealistic expectations from Libra only serve to compound the problem.

For a long lasting relationship to thrive, hard work and compromise will be needed from both Taurus and Libra. Compatibility between this earth and air couple is so instinctive to begin with…and so tricky to hold onto. Where earth and air conflict, the result is a dust storm which chokes both partners. The key to success for this couple is to build on their strengths – their shared romantic natures, for instance, and to acknowledge and actively choose to minimise their weaknesses. Without deliberate action, this relationship – so charming and special when it began – could drift into passivity, boredom and nothingness. It’s vital for Libra and Taurus compatibility that the couple do not take that initial attraction for granted.

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17 Comments

  1. I love this it says everything about me & my boyfriend.

    • Does it work well ? Mine doesnt 🙁

  2. Same here

  3. Well I’m the Libra and our relationship is great

    • How long have you guys been together? My boyfriends the libra also. You wrote this post March 8 and that’s when we were together at age13 fell for each other quick and hard, just as easy as it said we couldn’t take our eyes off each others it was the best feeling we were together for 4 then split for a year and a half and and now we’re both 18 now and back together but things seem to be going downhill just like it mentions.

  4. This seems very true.a libra can get irritated by a taurus if not perfect in their eyes.and lose interest.it takes more of the taurus to give it seems to keep libra happy .it can be hard work.

  5. Me and my girl dated for 2 years, 1st year was great, 2nd year was the worst, we both we’re eachothers first love but didnt work out, our relationship was the best everything i wanted, but after a while boredom and jealously just like it said here.

  6. I’m just starting to date a new Taurus and I’m a libra this one is working out way better then the last one 🙂 and I’m libra

  7. This is exactly like me an my boyfriend , he is the libra, he is very charming and loving, he is the best thing thats ever happened to me, weve been together a year now, I cant get enough of him!

  8. You can’t catch the wind, but with skill you can control its direction. -Taurus married 24yrs with a Libra

    • Congratulations! ! 🙂 There is hope for us yet.

  9. Hi everyone me and this guy have been talking for almost 2 months now and were very happy. We have boredom times already cause he lives 3 hours away from me and all we do is video chat and talk on the phone. I’m the Libra. Things are great of course because its the beginning. I know how it ends because my kids father is a Taurus we were together for 4 1/2 years high school lovers and lived down the street from each other I was loving it. We jus didn’t have fun we were always in the house or backyard swimming. The other problem was I had a lot of close friends and some were guys. So that’s when jealousy started coming through and I tried to fix it cause I was in love with him but he made it hard so I gave up.This guy is outgoing, he likes many things I like, we wanna do the same things, were both into sports and traveling, and were also planning a trip the the casino. I believe this is going to work out. Maybe even marriage like he dreams of. 🙂

  10. Ive been inlove with Libra for 13 years now, we separated due to distance and tried to meet new people but cudnt find the joy compared to ours weve decided to get married and start a family. It can be the best match ever and no he doesnt flirt atleast not infront of me.

  11. I’m a libra and my boyfriend is a Taurus this explain us perfectly!! We have our bad moments and our good moments! I feel like if the libra and Taurus has each other back it will work itself out I have never been this happy bout anyone! He is my everything and I love him soo much! Couldn’t imagine being without him!

  12. I’m a libra and have been dating my girlfriend who is a Taurus for about ten months. Her things are packed and it’s over. She refuses to compromises with me on major issues, like religion and where we want to move. She says to just roll with the punches I can’t do that I can’t just jump into something and have no idea what is going to happen or if we will even be able to work things out I can’t just roll with it not when it comes to certain issues. I have a lot going on right now and she expects me to wake up every morning with a smile on my face and a rainbow coming out of my ass like nothing is bothering me. I show my moods I don’t hide them. But like I read in a previous post in here, this Taurus just does not know how to control the wind. Time to get my balance back 🙂

  13. Emilia , I’m a Taurus My Boyfriend A Libra He Is,So Sweety & lovable We Just Started To Talk We Taken Things slow Right Now.. But Another Then That Things Are looking Up

  14. I’m a Tours dating a Libra. We’ve been best friends since kindergarten and we’re doing amazingly fine. We’ve been dating now for 9 months as neither of us wanted to make the first move.

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