Cancer - Taurus Love Compatibility


The Nurturer and the Provider


There can be a strangely ‘fated’ quality to relationships between Star Signs like Cancer and Taurus which are 60° apart. Because the two individuals can sense they have an important part to play in each other’s lives, they may find it hard to resist each other – and even harder to part.


Star Signs which are two signs apart from each other, such as Cancer and Taurus, are ruled by complementary elements, here Water and Earth, and for this reason are traditionally considered to get on very well in a love relationship. What makes these signs so compatible is that the two are linked by sufficient similarities to allow them to function harmoniously together, but at the same time there are enough differences to provide an alternative perspective and create that all important spark of excitement.

In this case both Cancer and Taurus share the same need for domestic and material security, and have the same love of comfort, good food and nice things – which makes for a lot of fun. Cancer and Taurus are actually ideal live-in partners, both being talented home-makers, with the Crab providing the loving touch, while the Bull looks after the finances and most of the practical stuff. Potentially, they also make great parents.

True, Cancer and Taurus are also quite unalike in that while Taurus’s strengths are its steadiness and commonsense, Cancer takes a more intuitive and emotionally sensitive approach. And whereas the motherly Crab is a bit of a worrier – especially about the wellbeing of those it loves – the rock-like Bull takes everything in its stride without flinching. However, because these traits combine well with each other, Cancer and Taurus have the potential to be a highly successful team!


Of all the signs, Taurus is probably the best equipped to handle Cancer’s well-known moodiness and tendency to withdraw into its shell when life’s stresses and strains get it down. Non-judgmental, kindly and eternally patient, Taurus will allow the Crab plenty of time to work through its fears and anxieties without trying to ‘shake’ it out of them – except, perhaps, to offer a few well-chosen words of sensible advice.

Taurus is the steady rock Cancer turns to for emotional reassurance in times of trouble and although Cancer may sometimes wish Taurus was a little less impassive and a little more emotionally responsive, this is a small price to pay for all the support it gets from the Bull.


While both these Star Signs are gentle-minded, peace-loving people, neither of whom are inclined to arguing with each other, there are nevertheless some basic differences
in the way their minds work. Essentially, Taurus takes a strictly pragmatic approach to solving problems, while Cancer tends to rely more on feelings and instincts in making judgments and decisions, and less on hard facts and actualities.

In principle, these two contrasting mental approaches – practicality on the one hand and intuition on the other hand – give these two an awesome ability to handle anything life can throw at them. But in practice, disagreements can occur if either Star Sign can’t respect where the other is coming from. Then Cancer may complain that Taurus lacks the imagination to understand anything that isn’t strictly tangible, while the Bull accuses the Crab of being too ready to twist the facts to suit its own theories while ignoring important truths that don’t fit in with what it wants to believe.


Sexually, Cancer and Taurus have much in common, both having a strong need for safety and stability and both being very affectionate by nature. Okay, so the physical side of sex may mean more to the sensuous Bull than to Cancer, who is more into feelings – while the Crab can seem a bit moody to placid Taurus. But given the strong sense of romanticism between these two signs, these things are unlikely to represent much of a problem.
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Striking a balance between Taurus’s no-nonsense practicality on the one hand, and Cancer’s intuitive, feelings-oriented approach on the other hand is the fundamental compatibility challenge of this star sign pairing.

Taurus has to understand that there are dilemmas in life which can’t be solved by commonsense alone. Big-hearted, caring Cancer must realize it can only look after others effectively if it stays level-headed and keeps its feet firmly on the ground.

Learning from each other, absorbing some of the other’s best qualities, and adapting to whichever approach is most appropriate in a particular situation, will turn Cancer and Taurus into a highly effective team.