All right, buckle down, folks. We’re diving deep into another Animal Planet lesson/metaphor for astrology. The subject of today’s lesson? What do rams and bulls have in common? Well, to start, they both have horns and hooves and like to eat grass. Exciting stuff, right? But what happens when you piss them off? Their temperament is pretty even. They’re calm, maybe stubborn and hardheaded, and will mind their own business unless provoked. And then? Well, you better get out of the way. Because neither the ram nor the bull will hold back when expressing their frustration. So what happens when you put a ram and a bull in the same pasture? It wouldn’t happen on its own, so if these two found themselves paired together, they’d probably go about their business, but it’s only a matter of time until one got in the other’s way. As an observer, it’s best to back off because with disagreements between the ram and the bull–the symbol of Aries and Taurus, respectively–neither will back down.
You’re an instinctual being, Aries, one driven by desire and intrigue. Although other signs may perceive your impulsivity as chaotic, you don’t mind. In fact, you often go with the implication as it makes life a bit more interesting. As a fire sign, your passion drives you, but like a flickering flame, sometimes you’re burning bright, and other times you’re dimmed down. You don’t enjoy feeling bored, and when things dim down in your life, you perceive the calmness as boredom, and for you, a lack of movement will be the death of you. It’s when things become stale around you that people need to watch out because that’s when you’ll act out the most. You’re addicted to the thrill of a high, and to compensate for this lack of fire within you, you’ll do anything you can to spark your interest. You’ll buy last-minute plane tickets to Thailand, call sick into work and play hooky at the beach, or sometimes, you’ll just pick a debate with someone for the fun of it, and the ones you target are usually the ones who you know will give you the most interesting and amusing reaction.
If you’ve ever read Ferdinand the Bull as a child, you’ll understand why that animal is your symbol Taurus. And if you haven’t read the book, I highly recommend it. Who cares that it’s a children’s book… They often have the greatest lessons. In the story, Ferdinand is a calm and peaceful bull who enjoys nothing more than smelling the flowers in the little field he calls home. When Ferdinand gets stung by a bee, he–understandably–panics and freaks out. The townspeople assume he’s ferocious and throw him into the bullring, but all Ferdinand wants to do is smell the bouquet tossed into the ring. He fights when he’s forced to, but it’s not his nature. Peace is much more preferable. And for this reason, when Aries comes at you, ready for a debate, you don’t initially react. As an earth sign, you’re one of the most grounded signs in the Zodiac. This is a quality that most signs love about you, but Aries, doesn’t understand why they can’t get a reaction out of you, and like a bee, they just keep on stinging.
Aries and Taurus in Friendship
On paper, the two of you are more similar than you’d like to admit. You’re both fiercely independent and like to do things your own way. You both have high standards for pursuing your goals, but you, Taurus, are a realist, something you’re surprised to find the fiery spirit of the Aries shares with you. You’re both blunt and honest and will tell the truth even when it’s something other people won’t want to hear. So if you’re this similar, wouldn’t you be the best of friends? Let’s go back to our Animal Planet lesson. Do you ever find a bull and ram hanging out together in nature?
Friend Date: Mani/Pedi or Streaking on the Beach at Midnight?
If you two are crossing paths, it’s not deliberate. It’s more likely you have mutual friends, but you definitely don’t have mutual interests. As impulsive as you are, Aries, you, and Taurus are grounded. Like Ferdinand the bull, you crave the calm and peace of your field. You’re a planner who is most relaxed when you stick to your schedule. You don’t like surprises–and that’s practically the motto Aries lives by. The more sporadic, the better for Aries. While Aries is convincing your friends for a spontaneous road trip across the state, you Taurus, are shaking your head and retreating to the field for the quiet dinner plans you made over two months ago.
Friend-Fection: Keep It on the Dl or Text ‘Love Ya Biatch?’
On the rare occasion Aries decides not to bounce around town, they may instead decide to pick a debate with Taurus and figure out what makes this person tick. Aries is in for quite the surprise. Unlike other signs, put off by Aries’ intensity, Taurus holds their ground, rooted to one spot as Aries buzzes around them, busy as a bee. Taurus doesn’t react; if anything, they’re amused by Aries’ antics. Their communication style is completely different, and it’s one reason they will never be close friends. Aries spills all their thoughts all at once. Taurus considers the consequences of their words and actions before they react… that is until they’re provoked. Aries, frustrated by Taurus’ lack of interest, will eventually dive in for the sting. And that’s where Taurus snaps, and like a mirror, reflects Aries’ energy right back in their face.
Dating Advice: Send His Name or Send His Social?
Taurus prefers stability, whereas Aries craves adventure. This difference is reflected in how they date and who they date. Aries likes to gamble with risks, and they’ll date for the fun of it, never opening up to their friends about it until they show up to game night with their new partner in tow. Sudden and surprising is the Aries’ way. Taurus is practical and even-tempered and does their research on anyone they spend time with. They’re not as fast as Aries to fall for new partners, their love is more gradual, and for that reason, they keep their feelings and information for their partner to themself.
Aries and Taurus in Love
As different as you are as friends, you are in love. Aries craves a partner who is spontaneous, up for an adventure at the drop of a hat. Taurus, meanwhile, yearns for stability and dependence. You both share a desire for loyalty in your relationships, and you’re sure to find it since neither of you will ever settle for less than what you deserve. But for Taurus, loyalty means consistency, but for you Aries, loyalty means fun, and for that reason, you two are unlikely to end up in a long-term relationship.
The First Date: Roses or KFC?
Let’s pretend you meet randomly at a party. You’re attracted to each other; you get talking. Alcohol is probably involved, so you don’t see the red flags waving in front of your face. Aries asks Taurus out. The day of the date comes, and what happens next? If Aries doesn’t cancel (and let’s be honest, you, Aries, show up to 50 percent of your dates), then you’ve probably chosen something adventurous, something completely out of Taurus’ comfort zone. On the rare occasion you decide to just take Taurus to dinner, it’s unlikely the two of you will get an hour into the date before your differences arise. Aries will talk about bungee jumping out of an airplane. Taurus will talk about their field. There will not be a second date.
Love Language Do’s and Don’ts: A Dealbreaker?
Aries, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: you enjoy variety. The spice of life. Mixing things up a bit. And your love language is nothing different. One day you prefer intimacy; the next you enjoy compliments. It changes based on your mood. You don’t care too much, though. The love language you prefer is less important than the one your partner does. Not because you want to know how to please them. No, quite the opposite: Because you don’t want to be expected to give the same level of affection every day. And unfortunately for you, Taurus is predictable. Consistent. They give acts of service and appreciate it when it’s returned. You, Aries, will take out the trash when it starts to smell, do the dishes when flies buzz, and maybe if the moment is right, will clean the house for your partner. But not because it’s expected, because you enjoy it. Fortunately for the two of you, it won’t even get to this point.
Sexy Time: Slow and Steady or Chompin’ at the Bit?
If you two get to this point, it’s likely you’re either a) intoxicated, b) paid more attention to the short dress or the thickness of those biceps than the words that the other person said, or c) a combination of both. Although you, Taurus, are the more grounded of the two of you, that doesn’t mean you’re desperate for the stability a relationship brings. You enjoy relationships, yes, but you’re not yearning for one like some signs. You’re just fine beating the drum of your own routine, and that includes the occasional hookup or one-night stand. Sex is sex in your mind, you don’t need to like the person in order to enjoy it. And the same goes for Aries. For that reason, you two may actually enjoy this, and a friends-with-benefits situation isn’t off the table for you two. But it’s unlikely that either of you will stick around when the job is done, mainly because you have nothing in common to talk about.
Aries may try to provoke Taurus, and Taurus won’t hesitate to stand up for themselves, something that Aries will ultimately respect. You neither hate nor love each other. It is what it is.
- 1- Get AWAY from me
- 2- Who are you again?
- 3- I tolerate you
- 4- You’re pretty cool
- 5- Let’s gooooo!
What if I Love This Person?
Aw, sweetie. Time to talk to a therapist if you think tolerating another person equates to love.