Traditional astrological wisdom holds that Tauruses are most compatible with Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces, and least compatible with Aries, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aquarius. But what do the actual marriage and divorce statistics say?
Mathematician Gunter Sachs conducted a large-scale study of sun signs and found statistically significant results on a number of measures. Marriage and divorce findings are outlined below.
Taurus men most often marry Taurus and Libra women, and are least likely to marry Geminis and Leos. There is no particular sign for which there is a statistically significant divorce statistic.
Taurus men may be attracted to Libra women for the same reasons that Taurus women appeal to them. Both signs have a strong aesthetic appreciation. They like domestic tranquility and sensuality, and prefer to surround themselves with beautiful things. Also, the Libra will appreciate the decisiveness of the Taurus, while the Libra’s compromising nature prevents clashes with the infamous Taurean stubbornness. Neither sign is inclined to fight over trivial things, though Libra flirtatiousness may trigger Taurean jealousy.
It is no surprise that Taurus men are not as inclined to marry Leo women. Leos like to go out on the town, engage in sociable pursuits, seek excitement and spend money. Tauruses usually prefer smaller gatherings of friends and home- or nature-based pursuits. Thus, in day-to-day life these signs are often incompatible.
Taurus men are most likely to stay married to Cancer women. This is also unsurprising, as Tauruses enjoy stability, good food and a pleasant domestic life, all of which the Cancer can provide in abundance. The two signs usually enjoy decadent comforts, as well as getting out into nature—hiking, picnics and other similar pastimes.
Taurus women most often marry Taurus men, while Aquarius men are their least common choice. As for divorce, Taurus women are more inclined to part from Scorpios, but tend to stay married to Geminis.
Tauruses may be drawn by Scorpio intensity—this is a passionate match. However, two stubborn signs both inclined to jealousy may clash in the long run, which would explain the higher-than-average divorce statistic.
As for why Taurus men often avoid marrying Gemini women while Taurus women tend to stay married to Gemini men, this is a mystery. Gemini’s chatty hyperactive sociability and impulsive restlessness are not particularly compatible with Taurus’s calm, pragmatic (and often predictable) nature.
Tauruses of both genders tend to marry other Tauruses. In addition to shared interests, they can offer one another stability, solid friendship and a pleasant domestic life. Both tend to be laid back and slow to anger, which may be the secret to domestic harmony (though when anger is provoked, it tends to be extreme).
Study Findings and Traditional Astrological Predictions
In keeping with conventional astrological wisdom, Taurus women are not inclined to marry Aquarius men. In these two signs, lifestyles and needs are diametrically opposed. Taureans want stability, security and to build a solid foundation for a comfortable life, whereas Aquarians crave change, novelty and unusual situations. The Taurus may find the Aquarius unreliable and too inclined to take unnecessary risks, whereas the Aquarius may find the Taurus too practical or conventional.
The only finding that contradicts traditional astrological predictions is that Taurus women stay with Gemini men more frequently than would be anticipated.
Taurus people who find themselves romantically entangled with one of the less compatible signs should not despair. Plenty of marriages between supposedly incompatible signs have lasted.
While some matches are statistically favored over others, astrology is complex, and there is more to take into account than just sun signs. Two people with incompatible sun signs may have highly compatible rising signs (ascendants) or moon signs that can make the difference between a bad match and a good match with a bit of an “edge” that keeps things interesting.