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The Unlikely Zodiac Duo That Can Spell Trouble In Relationships

They're not exactly what you'd call compatible.

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Each sign in the zodiac is considered to be more compatible with certain signs, and others, not so much. In the case of Sagittarius and Taurus, what is there to know about this matchup? We asked astrologers to find out.

Taurus & sagittarius compatibility.

As a refresher, Taurus is the second sign of the astrological year, and it's a fixed earth sign. Thanks to its fixed quality, those born under this sign like routine, familiarity, and stability, and are also known for being a bit stubborn. And because Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and art, these things are important to Taureans as well.

Sagittarius, on the other hand, is a mutable fire sign, and the ninth sign of the astrological year. It's also ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion. Unlike Taurus' preference for stability and routine, Sagittarius wants to adventure and explore and be spontaneous. Frankly, Taurus and Sagittarius embody very different qualities.

As astrologer Molly Pennington Ph.D. tells mbg, "There is not a lot to support the relationship between these two. In terms of the larger chart, they sit to the side of the opposition, so they're not able to make major aspects with each other. (For anyone who doesn't know much about aspects in astrology, this basically just means Taurus and Sag don't create a favorable angle on a chart.)

"Sag is mutable fire and Taurus is fixed earth, so a Taurus is never going to move with as much agility as a Sagittarius requires, and a Sagittarius is never going to sit still long enough for the Taurus to trust the process with them," explains astrologer Jennifer Racioppi.

All that to say, true compatibility comes down to way more than just your sun sign, so it's important to take both people's entire chart into account. As Racioppi puts it, "Anyone who understands astrology knows that anyone who's any sign can get along with anyone who's any sign—in friendships, romantic partnerships—period. End of story."

With that in mind, here's a bit more about Taurus and Sag's similarities, differences, and how they are in friendships and relationships.

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In a friendship:

According to Pennington, Taurus and Sag can complement each other in a friendship under the right circumstances. Traveling, for example, would be a good activity for these two signs to do together, because Sagittarius wants to explore, and Taurus wants to enjoy art and beauty.

"If these two were friends, Sagittarius gets the trip going and then Taurus would really want to plan it and know what's going to to happen—they're just more more realistic," she explains.

Because both signs are ruled by benefic planets (more on that later), they both have an appreciation for culture and nice things. Pennington notes this can make them good options as roommates, as well.

"The Taurus person might cook, handle the groceries, have a garden, face the repairs and the actual practical parts of keeping the home nice and delightful. The Sag person might fill the home with books, board games, paintings, even maps on the walls and decorate with objects collected on travels," she says, adding, "Both care about making the home beautiful, but in their own way."

Ultimately, this is a fruitful friendship when both people can respect each other's differences and lean on their similarities.

In a relationship:

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Many of the same aforementioned factors in a Sag-Taurus friendship apply in a romantic relationship as well, though relationships tend to have a bit more pressure when it comes to compatibility.

Again, knowing that Taurus and Sag tend to operate on very different levels, compromise will likely be necessary—and that's not something these particular signs are considered great at.

"The thing that's interesting about this particular dynamic is there's this push-pull," Racioppi says. "No Taurus can ever be pushed into something they don't want to do—they have to want to do it. And the Sagittarius doesn't take no for an answer—they can be a bit of a bully. And so it's those shadow components in this dynamic that are problematic if you put that in a friendship or partnership," she adds.

That's not to say a relationship between these two can never work—again, the whole chart needs to be taken into account. And as Racioppi notes, Sagittarius can help this partnership by softening their delivery in conversation, and Taurus can try to be less stubborn.

"Just because something comes to mind doesn't mean Sagittariuses need to say it—they're just a little too bold, too blunt, too upfront," she explains, "and for Taurus, just because you don't feel in your bones doesn't mean you don't have to do it."

If both ends of the spectrum can reconcile that within themselves, she says, "they're gonna have an easier time getting along." And along with compromising on your differences, you can also think about your similarities.

"There's a kind of mutual reception that I think exists between these signs in that they're both signs that want to have luxury and joy and pleasure," Pennington says, adding, "They have to work together. Those two modes need to merge and they don't necessarily do that naturally."

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Ways they match up:

The main thing these Taurus and Sagittarius have in common is that they're both ruled by benefic planets, (Venus and Jupiter, respectively). As such, both of these signs appreciate a certain level of joy and pleasure in the finer things in life, whether it be culture, art, music, travel, or nature.

"They have an ability to connect through joy, being ruled by the benefics, so there's a sense of ease or goodness with with both of them," Pennington explains.

She adds that it doesn't just come down to Jupiter's good luck or Venuses beauty, "But there is, what I would say is, more of an ease and an ability to aim towards joy and things that feel good—and they both have that in a strong way."

Where conflict may arise:

As Racioppi explains, Sagittarius can be blunt and Taurus can be stubborn, so watching out for those qualities will likely be necessary for this pairing.

"They are very, very different. Sagittarius is going to be more adaptable, more able to change, whereas Taurus is going to be less interested in spontaneity or change," adds Pennington. "Sagittarius wants to get up and go, and Taurus would be more likely to want to stay put and think it through."

A good example of the way these two signs behave is how they might go about choosing a restaurant. Sagittarius may want to try a new place or order something they've never had before. Taurus, on the other hand, might prefer to go to their usual spot or their favorite meal, Pennington notes.

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The takeaway. 

There's a ton of nuance when it comes to the compatibility of two people's charts. But on a fundamental level, when talking about pure Sagittarius energy and pure Taurus energy, these signs are incredibly different. These two can get along, but it may require a bit of healthy compromise.

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