To predict whether a zodiac sign is compatible with other signs in the chart or not, is quite possible based on their individual traits, but what happens when we speak of the compatibility of cusps? AstrologyBay explains what zodiac signs are compatible with Aries-Taurus cusps, and more.
What’s Your Predominant Sign?
Yes, cusps may have one predominant sign among the two, depending upon their date of birth. The Aries-Taurus cusp dates are generally regarded as ‘April 19 to 23’. If you are born at the beginning of this period, say, April 19, your dominant sign is Aries. Likewise, if you are born on April 23, your dominant sign is Taurus. Nonetheless, you will also have some traits coming from the other zodiac sign, as well, making you a cusp in the true sense of the word.
Cusps are born at the time when the Sun shifts from one zodiac to the next, thereby, an influence of both zodiacs is evident on these individuals. Each and every cusp combination comes with a definite quality or characteristic. Speaking of the Aries-Taurus cusp, it is known as The Cusp of Power, because both these signs are counted among the powerful signs of zodiac, being the first and second ones among the twelve.
The cusp that stands for power―sounds pretty good and settled, doesn’t it? What does the most powerful cusp combination have to worry about then, right? Well, as awesome as it may sound, with power comes worry, issues, and conflicts. Speaking specifically of Aries-Taurus cusps, they are ruled by two opposite planets, Mars and Venus, that are associated with war and love, respectively. Can you imagine the plight where both love and war exist within one person, each pulling him/her in opposite ways? The traits that these cusps possess fail to be compatible with even themselves, arising a constant inner conflict in their minds. Then, is it possible for them to be compatible with other zodiac signs? The following section throws light on the same.
Signs That Are Compatible With Aries-Taurus Cusps
Normally, the twelve zodiac signs are divided into four categories: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Aries is a fire sign and Taurus belongs to the earth element. Fire isn’t quite compatible with earth in general, and works best with other fire signs and some air signs. On the other hand, earth works best with earth and water signs. Though this logic isn’t always right, it pretty much makes the whole compatibility prediction quite simple from the surface. But, when you have the influence of two elements in a person, and that too the elements (earth and fire) that aren’t the best of friends themselves, determining the compatibility with other signs becomes a bit complicated. Nonetheless, what should be kept in mind is what side of the two zodiacs tend to dominate the individual? What is their predominant sign?
If you go through the traits of Aries-Taurus cusps, you will know that these individuals are quite headstrong, bold, career-oriented, and like to take the steering in their hands. They also have the potential to take back all their love and affection if their once-favorite fail to sustain that favoritism in their lives. Therefore, for a long-lasting compatibility, especially in case of finding a love match, it would be best for them to go for someone who belongs to a zodiac sign that is likely to be tameable and down-to-earth … someone who is quite different from the Aries-Taurus personality itself!
Virgo the Earth Sign
Aries-Taurian needs a partner who has the ability to be both loving, emotional, caring, yet have a practical mindset―and who contains all these traits other than a charming Virgo! As these cusps are influenced with the impulsiveness of Mars and the passion of Venus, the diplomatic and reasoning abilities of Mercury (the planet that rules Virgo) would do well to handle and unify the opposing energies that lie within these cuspians. Also, they tend to be quite intolerant towards sloppiness, irresponsibility, and uncompetitiveness. Here, a Virgo does an impeccable job to impress them, as this zodiac sign is known for being dutiful, devoted, prim and proper, and quite the perfectionist.
Now, even the Aries-Taurus cusps believe that there is no one on the planet who can do a better job than them. But what works with Virgo as their partner is that the Virgin isn’t competitive. As a lover, the Virgo will make a perfect atmosphere for their bond to thrive, without worrying about who gets the credit. The Virgin can get a little critical at times, but will use the inherent communicative and soothing skills to un-clutter the mess that resulted from the criticism. Once the impatience of the Aries-side is overshadowed by the reasoning skills of the Taurus-side in these cusps, the outcome of the criticism will eventually be fruitful. All in all, we aren’t saying that this match would be all smiles, buy yes, the pairing would be quite satisfactory in the long run.
Our rating: ★★★★☆
Cancer the Water Sign
This combination would work best if we were looking for the best match for an Aries-Taurus cusp woman. We say this because Cancer is the epitome of providing a safe haven, full of the comfort and coziness that one seeks in a home, without taking the credit of it all. This will make this cusp female get all the material wants (courtesy Taurus) and a loving and caring mate (the need of Aries) that she desires. Even for males, especially if Taurus is the predominant sign of the two, a Cancer female would provide just the right amount of love, care, romance, and a cozy home to come back to.
Both these signs appreciate the blessing of a home, family, and put loyalty as the topmost priority in their relationship, even though the reasons for the same vary. Meaning, a Cancerian would not give up on their partner considering the emotions involved, however, in case of the Aries-Taurus cusp, it would be because not only are they absolutely faithful and committed, they would consider giving up on their partner a form of failure, or defeat. We don’t give this pair a perfect rating because of one glitch―the sensitivity of the crab towards harsh and blunt remarks, which is inevitably going to come from this cusp combo. Nonetheless, with the presence of Taurus’ careful analysis, understanding, and patience, these differences can be kept under control. Because the crab hates confrontation and complications in life, this zodiac will provide all the love and limelight to his/her Aries-Taurus mate. With certain adjustments, both have the potential to be happy together.
Our rating: ★★★☆☆
Pisces the Water Sign
Another water sign―regarded as the most selfless and compassionate signs of all―that can mellow down the fierceness of these cuspians, is Pisces. Being the last sign, it possesses the traits of all the other zodiacs. Pisces is ruled by the water element and has mutable qualities, which means it will easily adapt, or, take the shape of any container it is poured into. The compassion comes from the in-depth understanding that a Piscean has towards others. Therefore, no matter how changeable, dominant, demanding, flustered, caring, intuitive, jealous, or unruly Aries-Taurus’ tend to be, a Pisces will ‘always’ understand.
What works great for this pair is the fact that each can provide what the other desires. A Pisces man/woman wants security, love, care, and loads and loads of romance in life, and these cusps are very much capable of providing all of that. On the other hand, Aries-Taurians needs a partner who can keep up with the unstability that tends to crop up within their inner atmosphere and soothe the flares that tend to arise as the outcome. They need someone whom they can take care of, with the ultimate control in their own hands, and a Piscean would not mind that at all. The tendency of mood swings and swimming away to the world of dreams and fantasies can create a little problem. But, if these differences are taken care of, both these individuals will value each other to the core.
Our rating: ★★★☆☆
Libra the Air Sign
The Libra zodiac has a lot many traits that can complement the Aries-Taurus cuspians. The imbalance that they tend to feel within due to the influence of the dual-elements and planets that rule them, can very well be balanced when in the company of the sign that is known as “The Balancer or Harmonizer” of the zodiac chart. Another plus point is that Libra too, is ruled by the planet Venus (just like Taurus), so the passion, love, indulgence, and romance just doubles with this combo. Librans are the peacemakers of the world that is full of conflicts―yes, the very same conflicts that our part-bull part-ram stays surrounded with.
We can’t say that Librans are “tameable” in the true sense of the word. They use their own brains to weigh the pros and cons of a given situation and balance out the unevenness by choosing the option that calls for peace and harmony. Having said that, they can become quite manipulative and stubborn at times, but soon enough, they realize that this tendency of theirs is sabotaging the peace and passion of the bond, and immediately they balance themselves again. They understand that it isn’t wise to categorize everything into black and white, that there also exists a gray shade that is an inevitable part of every personality, even if it is a challenging and bold one such as the Aries-Taurus cusp. Both want the best of life, therefore, this mutual need and zest for life would make them great companions in discovering the unknown roads in the path of life.
Our rating: ★★★★☆
Taurus the Earth Sign
Taureans can be defined as anything but submissive, docile, and gullible! But irrespective of this, we say that this zodiac sign can be quite a good match for the Aries-Taurus cuspians. Why so? You may ask. Well, first off, when you have two different elements ruling you, the imbalance can be brought to a significant level, if you find someone with one of the two elements. What we are trying to say is that “two times” Taurus will successfully overshadow the fierceness and childishness that comes from the Aries influence. While the same can stand true in case of an Aries partner, the thing is that pairing up with an Aries will be equivalent to adding fuel to the fire, and too much fire can be destructive. What this cusp needs is more of earth, and that too the same bull-owned earth, because a part of this cusp has the very same nurturing energy.
What if you have someone who always agrees to one of the two options that you have in mind? With other dominant signs, it may be the case, where you are confused between A and B, but your partner wants to go for C. However, in this case, if option A comes from your Arian side and option B comes from your Taurean side, then your Taurean partner will most likely help affirm your decision to take option B. Although, the Aries-Taurus cusps hate to take opinions, but when you have a partner who shares a part of you, and that too the one that is more analytical, logical, and patient than the Aries, you surely will make a great team. Yes, there will be conflicts, as the Aries impulsiveness may clash with the Taurean rigidity, but, if an understanding is established, this is definitely a win-win pair.
Our rating: ★★★☆☆
Didn’t we say that the logic applied for determining cusp compatibility is quite twisted? The list above consists of some (not all) of the Air, Water, and Earth signs, as each of them work well in some way or the other to gel well with this powerful cusp combo. With this cusp, it is nothing but the fierceness that needs to be balanced a tad bit, which is why, fire signs such as Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius are unlikely to be a good match for this cusp. On the other hand, the jealousy, possessiveness, and vengeful attitude of the Scorpio will be too much for this cusp to handle. Speaking of the air signs, Aquarius and Gemini, they appreciate their eccentricity and freedom quite a lot, and trying to control them, which this cusp would, will only drift them further away.
Hence, the best match for Aries-Taurus cusp comes down to the signs mentioned above. However, considering the fact that the presence of other contributing determinants also influences one’s personality, don’t be surprised if you see this April cusp with a completely unexpected sign! That’s the thing about astrology, it is quite deeper than what it seems―it’s predictable in an unpredictable way!