Taurus and Leo: In Friendship and Love


If you know your birthday, then you know your zodiac sign… But did you know that whatever sign you call yourself is actually just your sun sign? That you also have a moon and rising sign–and they can be any of the other eleven signs in the zodiac, and those will add to and shape your personality. To know your moon and rising sign, you must know what time you were born, so before we get that deep and specific, let’s stick with the general–the light of who you are, the sun sign that you generally describe yourself as. “I’m picky, therefore I’m a Virgo, I’m impulsive, therefore I’m an Aries”… You get the idea.

But let’s expand on this. Even if you don’t know what time you were born (you can ask your parents or check your birth certificate if you’re curious), you can still discover more about your personality, by diving deep into what each sun sign means.

Every sun sign falls into one of three categories: cardinal, fixed, or mutable. What does that mean, exactly? Think of it like a vibe, a commonality between certain signs that from the outside you might not think would exist. This is one of those combinations. Taurus and Leo are both fixed signs (along with Scorpio and Aquarius). Despite having drastically different personality traits, the two of you are considered the ‘stabilizers’ of the zodiac. Let’s see how this could make or break a potential friendship or relationship.

Taurus Zodiac Symbol


Taurus, you’re ruled by Venus, the planet of love. You’re all about the nicer things in life–but that doesn’t mean you’re materialistic. If anything, you’re conservative with money, but when you spend it, it’s always on things that fill some type of passion within you.

You’re patient and grounded and process everything before you express yourself. Still, despite your patience, like your symbol, the bull, you are stubborn and determined.

Most people perceive you as calm and grounded, someone who follows a schedule and keeps to their commitments. And while all of that is true, there’s another side to your Taurus, one that when provoked will have you ducking your head and bolting forward with your horns aimed at your enemy. Even your patience can only last so long.

Leo Zodiac Symbol


Leo, you take pride in who you are–and there’s a few reasons behind your extroverted nature. You’re ruled by the sun, the brightest planet in the solar system, adding an extra layer of oomph to everything you do.

Match that with your symbol, the lion, and you live your life like Mufasa ruling his kingdom–where the light touches. You’re proud, brave, and bold in everything you do.

You don’t know the meaning of failure… and even if you do suck at something, you will always find a way to twist the narrative so you’re still experiencing success.

It’s that confidence–and that brightness in your spirit–that makes some signs flock to you, and others, well, shake their head and ask politely if you’d like to join them in reality.

Taurus and Leo in Friendship

Fixed signs land in the center of a season: Taurus halfway through spring, Leo in the summer, Scorpio in Fall, and Aquarius in winter. So what aspects make a sign fixed? Two traits stand out, specifically for you two, Taurus and Leo: you two are as loyal, yet stubborn, as they come.

You may think these qualities would draw you to each other, but despite these similarities in your core values, the way you approach life and express yourself is so drastically different, that you’ll often find that these differences will repel the two of you rather than bring you together.

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Taurus, you prefer to keep things on the down low. Quiet game nights, a few beers at your local pub–anything where you can enjoy the company of others without being overstimulated.

Leo, you are the exact opposite. Yes, you prefer doing things where you can hear yourself talk–mainly because you know you always have something important to say–but you will also settle for any type of hang-out where the attention is on you.

Clubs where you can flaunt that new outfit, pools where you can show off your toned body and flaunt your tan, anything where you have the opportunity to socialize with others while still expressing yourself, that’s your idea of fun.

For this reason, it’s unlikely you two will ever find yourself in the same place, and if you do, Taurus will see Leo’s flame as too bright, and Leo, you’ll think Taurus is just a bit too dull for your taste.

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If you two end up frolicking in the same friend group, there’s a chance you may eventually grow on each other. You’ll never be best friends, mainly because you struggle to understand each other’s forms of communication.

Leo, you have a fiery personality and what some would call a big ego that requires lots of service and attention. You have high expectations and will always express your dissatisfaction to your friends if you feel like they’re not respecting you. That being said, you love hard, and you’re not the kind of person to spend time where you don’t want to be. If you’re friends with someone, it’s because you want to be there, not just because it’s convenient.

Taurus, you see the world through a different lens. Your groundedness means you know how to balance being practical with being wise. It takes a lot for someone to hurt your feelings, and even then, you won’t often express your feelings to your friends, unless they directly ask you. Confrontation is beyond you, but when pressured to express yourself, you won’t back down on your opinions, your stubbornness keeping you set in your ways.

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Even though you two are different, you’re both predictable in your actions and emotions, another core aspect of being a fixed sign. Beyond your loyalty, you’re reliable, meaning you’re not the kind of person to stand people up on dates or play games.

When it comes to meeting new people, Taurus, you’ll keep things to yourself.

Leo, there are few secrets between you and your friends. TMI is your middle name, and sometimes you over-talk just for the shock value, sometimes because you like the attention. There’s another difference: you will never see eye to eye.

Taurus will assume you’re exaggerating Leo, acting for attention, and Leo will roll their eyes at you, Taurus, thinking the way you live your life is just plain boring.

Taurus and Leo in Love

If you find yourself in a relationship, it’s unlikely the two of you started as friends. And if you did, you were never close. Instead, you probably acted on a physical attraction for one another and when you break it down, you’ll find it can work–for a short period. Friends-with-benefits relationships are the best with this kind of match-up.

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Taurus, you’ll be taken aback by Leo’s ability to turn every single conversation back to themselves. It doesn’t mean you’re a narcissist, Leo, when you’re nervous, you often fall back on subjects you’re most comfortable with–yourself.

Taurus, however, you’ll find Leo’s light just a bit too bright for you. Not only do you prefer more relaxed outings, Taurus, Leo’s social nature will make even the most quiet of nights somehow exciting, and while this could bring out a more extroverted side of you Taurus, you’ll find yourself exhausted by the end of the night.

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Leo, love language is everything for you. Not just because you are a sexual and intimate being, but when you’re dating someone, you expect to be treated like the king or queen you already perceive yourself as. This means that you want a little bit of everything.

You have high expectations of love. Gifts are great. Quality time? Fantastic. Physical touch? Please. Acts of Service? Thank God, because you don’t want to do the dishes. Words of Affirmation? Yes, please remind me how great I am. Anything and everything that gives you reassurance that your partner loves you as much–if not more–than you already love yourself.

Taurus, on the other hand, Leo’s expectations are exhausting for you. Words are definitely not your forte. Physical touch and quality time are fun and all, but you’re an action-oriented person, and for you, nothing expresses love more than acts of service. You give that easily and request that back. The problem, however? Leo, while needing a little of everything, will only give back what they prefer–and acts of service are very low on that list.

Unless you guys have a long talk–which is difficult since your communication styles are so different–it will be difficult to get past the differences of expectations in your relationship.

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Intimacy for you, Leo, is all about a show. You love feeling wanted, and you crave someone in the bedroom who worships you and makes you feel like the most important person in the universe.

Taurus, you’re a sensual being, and you have no problem communicating this through intimacy, even with Leo. If you two cross this boundary too early in your relationship, before you really get to know each other, you may falsely believe that you have a deeper connection than you really do.

The Verdict?

Friends? Lovers? Meh. As fixed signs, you share similar values of self-respect and loyalty, but the way you communicate is drastically different.

You two are better at coexisting than you are integrating into each other’s lives.

Compatibility Scale:

  • 1- Get AWAY from me
  • 2- Who are you again?
  • 3- I tolerate you
  • 4- You’re pretty cool
  • 5- Let’s gooooo!

Friendship Compatibility

3.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

3.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

Friends-with-benefits relationships are the best with this kind of match-up.