Something about this relationship always puts me in mind of European kings and their sophisticated courtesans. A Leo of either sex is regal by nature, and a Taurus of either sex loves the good life, so this is a promising match. Taurus and Leo compatibility ensure a joyful, loving and flamboyant relationship, with Leo’s generosity definitely turning Taurus’ head.
Actually, both Taurus and Leo are quite demanding personalities, and both expect a great deal from their lovers. Leo in particular insists upon being adored, while Taurus insists on a comfortable lifestyle. In as much as they will enjoy the high life together, this would make a good marriage of convenience for the pair – but fortunately there is much more depth to it than that. Taurus and Leo compatibility can be scorching hot when times are good. Leo is captivated by Taurean sensuality, while Taurus loves the way that Leo can make him or her feel special.
With Leo ruled by the Sun, symbolising life itself, and Taurus ruled by romantic Venus, the astrological compatibility between this couple is off to a good start. Their shared love of luxury and comfort will certainly play a part, but for Leo and Taurus compatibility is also characterised by loyalty and fidelity. So far so good.
However, both of these signs are fixed signs. For this couple, change is a thing to be avoided at all costs. When you add in the stubbornness of Taurus and the pride of Leo, it seems that this partnership will hold onto their relationship even throughout the worst of times – and even when the relationship is destructive. Even if it all goes horribly wrong, admitting that a mistake has been made is hard for both Taurus and Leo; compatibility in good times won’t save this couple from a long, painfully drawn out breakdown should push come to shove.
But what could cause this outwardly compatible pair to disintegrate anyway? The key lies in knowing that both Leo and Taurus are very wilful signs. Each wants to get their own way – and will sulk, manipulate and generally refuse to give in until their will is done. When this stubborn couple clashes, the battles can rage for ever and a day. Even if one partner finally has the sense to compromise, bearing grudges is a speciality for Taurus and Leo; compatibility may never recover to its fullest extent, and both partners will find it hard not to refer back to the sore points of an argument at (many) a later date.
Taurus is an earth sign, and it’s worth remembering that earth can be scorched by fire. In the long term, Leo’s fiery passion and emotional demands may be simply too much for Taurus, who just wants a peaceful life. Don’t forget either, however, that fire can be put out by earth. If the Taurus partner has the upper hand and is forever dampening Leo’s enthusiasm for life, Leo may just discover that the magic is fading fast. Taurus and Leo compatibility, for all its positives, can be a treacherous balancing act when two strong wills compete. Without compromise and deliberate efforts to work with one another, a battle for domination can result which will never be resolved to either partner’s satisfaction.
Of course, every relationship has its potential pitfalls. Essentially though, romance is a good fit for Leo and Taurus. Compatibility of interests and lifestyles mean that by and large this is a relationship filled with flamboyant pleasures, trust and generosity of spirit. For the mythological Lover and Royal, happiness can indeed be everlasting – provided the Taurus Lover remembers who, exactly, is in charge, and provided the Leo royalty remembers to indulge the courtesan’s sensual side.