When a Taurus man and a Cancer woman fall for one another, it's about more than sparks; this is a love match of unparalleled compatibility. The steadiness of the Taurus male perfectly complements the a Cancer female's love of family and home life. Together, they can make an amazing match.
The Taurus Man in Love
The Taurus man is a flowers and chocolates romantic, yet he's practical and doesn't build castles in the air. He has class and old school charm. He's not looking for a good-time girl or a one-night stand. First and foremost, he considers the worth of a woman, and what value she will bring to his life.
It takes time for a Taurus man to fall in love. His modus operandi is clean and simple; he wants love that lasts. All the classic nuances of getting to know a woman over a long period are important to Taurus. He's into old-fashioned courting, where the guy asks the girl out, and they do romantic things like candlelight dinners, soft music, dancing, and walks in the park.
Though a Taurus man can be extravagant, he also knows that in love, little things mean a lot. He'll show his lady she's important to him and will go out of his way to do things for her that show her she's exceptional. He will pamper her, bring her small gifts, send her handwritten love notes, and hold doors open for her. He's a touchy feely sort of guy who'll put his arms around a woman, give her surprise hugs, hold her hand, and caress her face.
Taurus as a Lover
A Taurus lover has the qualities of rootedness, stamina, and physicality. Taurus not only loves love, he loves making love and can create a lavish experience out of even the simplest sexual encounter.
As a lover, he's tactile and luxuriates in the warmth of physical contact. Though he's a romantic and imaginative lover, he's not particularly adventurous or acrobatic. Yet, what he may lack in those areas he makes up for with stamina. As with most everything in life, a Taurus man likes to be in control, and his lovemaking is slow and easy. For him it's about taking time for whole body pleasure and sensual stimulation. Foreplay, like a decadent chocolate desert, is to be savored. It's one of his pleasures and one of his specialties.
The Cancer Woman in Love
A Cancer woman is a highly feminine and seductive old-fashioned girl. She's slow to fall in love because she's in love with home and family. This is where her heart is, and she has to make sure the man who wins her heart has the potential to be a good and loyal husband and father. But when she does fall in love, you can be sure she's been wooed and won by the whole romantic package of gifts, flowers, love notes, soft music, and candlelight dinners.
A Cancer woman needs stability and security in her love life. Emotional consistency is crucial for any love affair to flourish. She doesn't do casual relationships or casual sex. She knows how to make memories; perhaps that's why she's so good at creating a warm and loving family life. She looks for these same memory building qualities in every potential lover. Cancer doesn't fall in love easily or often, but when she does, it's an emotional affair, and you can be sure she has marriage and family on her mind.
Cancer as a Lover
A Cancer women doesn't like to be overwhelmed sexually. Sex for a Cancer is not a 15-minute affair. For her, sex and love are intertwined. She wants to make love, not just have good sex. She's all about kissing, hugging, and spooning, before, during, and after sex. It might take a full day of long loving hugs, intimate conversations, and loving touches to get her in the mood. But once she's in the mood, she's an energetic and eager partner.
A Cancer woman loves seduction. Sex for her is a slow, sensual dance. She puts her trust in her lover to lead and is eager to follow but will also take an active role in steering the scene. In lovemaking, like in everything else, the Cancer female is a contradiction. She's vulnerable but guarded, moody but dependable, terrified of change but at the same time actively adaptable.
A Taurus man is a stable guy looking for a woman who shares his traditional values. He's seeking a woman who will be a good wife and mother, one who appreciates the good life and will support him in achieving it by providing him a soft place to rest at the end of the day. A Cancer woman is an old-fashioned girl looking for a man who's an old school family man, a man who is a protector and provider, and a man who works hard and can be the solid foundation of a secure family life.
A Taurus man will work hard to provide his family with a beautiful home surrounded by and containing all that defines an abundant successful life. A Cancer woman is more than willing let her Taurus man be the provider because she prefers to be a stay-at-home mom, nurturer, caregiver, homemaker, and hostess.
Both Taurus and Cancer prefer a quiet social life. The perfect social evening for this couple means a beautifully spread table filled with an abundance of good food and fine wine, soft music, and pleasant conversation with a few good friends.
However, both Taurus and Cancer would choose the company of each other and their children over any other. They enjoy doing homey activities together. This couple is meant to enjoy the good life. For them, the good life is about a morning spent working in the yard or tending a garden, an afternoon of strolling through antique markets, followed by cooking and enjoying dinner together, and then snuggling up, sipping champagne, and eating chocolates by candlelight.
Cancer is cardinal water and Taurus is fixed earth. The Cancer woman adds nourishment to a Taurus man's life and helps him express his emotions more freely. The Taurus man keeps the Cancer woman's watery emotional nature in check by absorbing any excessive emotions. When in balance, this relationship is like a meadow with a cool active stream flowing through it that constantly feeds and restores the meadow's splendor.
This natural give and take can shore up a Taurus/Cancer relationship forever and can make them a romantic, tender, loving partnership of equals who can exemplify the almost forgotten ideals of family life.
Problems and Solutions
A Taurus man is bull-headed, a Cancer woman is moody, and both are possessive. Cancer's emotions can get the best of her when she's needing some attention from her workaholic Taurus man. However, his never quit attitude at work makes it hard for him to just drop everything at a moment's notice to help ease her insecurities. On the other hand, Cancer is not only family oriented, she's extended family and friends as family oriented and if she's spending too much time with family, Taurus' possessive nature can kick in.
A successful Taurus/Cancer relationship depends on this couple spending as much time together as possible. One very positive aspect of their relationship is that each really wants to make the other happy, so it's likely a long weekend alone together at a luxurious bed-and-breakfast will be all each needs to feel secure and safe in the other's love.
Under pressure, these two handle problems and crises differently, and that can cause conflict. When things go bad, Taurus will stand his ground, whereas Cancer will side step, retreat, and shut down emotionally. So, it's vital the couple communicates clearly and openly during difficult times. Otherwise their wonderful compatibility may be relegated to the background just when the couple needs one another the most.
More Than the Sun
Sun sign compatibility certainly provides a piece of the overall picture of a relationship. It's important and comparing sun signs is a popular quick and easy way to find out whether you're on the same wavelength as a new partner. However, it's best to remember you are never your sun sign alone. Relationships are much more complicated than that. All the wonderful aspects of a Taurus/Cancer relationship could be turned upside down or challenged by different parts of either individual's complete birth chart.
A Recipe for Domestic Bliss
Taurus and Cancer share a need for commitment and security. Each longs for a forever love that will nourish and nurture them for the rest of their lives. Once these two have opened their hearts to one another and made a commitment, very little in the world can break that bond. Compatibility like this is priceless. It bodes well for long-term domestic bliss and some very lucky children.