Understanding the Aries Taurus Cusp

Understanding the Aries Taurus Cusp

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When it comes to the Aries Taurus cusp the one key truth about the horoscope that I need to reiterate here is that there is no such thing as a perfect astrological sign. We’re all imperfect beings.

In my opinion we are all works in progress. We may think that we have ideals. Having ideals is fine. Having a perfect idea is okay. The problem is when we live our lives based solely on those perfect ideas and when we beat ourselves up when we cannot meet those ideals.

This has always been the tension in all horoscope signs. We’re all creatures in a process of becoming. As creatures, we cannot say, “I am.” We’re always saying, “I am becoming something else.” You’re always going from point A to point B to point C and to somewhere else.

You have to keep this in mind when you look at the different horoscope personalities. Otherwise, it’s too easy to focus on just one element and be disappointed when it doesn’t pan out. The reality is that we all have the capacity for happiness, contentment and fulfilment.

We just have to be aware of the tendencies that we are dealing with for us to choose where we want to go. This is true for all astrology signs.

There is no force telling you that you are destined to be something. There’s always choice involved. I go through this lengthy explanation because cusp signs pose a very special challenge to the whole concept of astrology signs.

Cusp signs are people born near the intersection of two astrology signs. The Aries Taurus cusp is a very interesting cusp sign. It’s interesting because it’s not punctuated by the obvious clashes that you see with other cusp signs. This makes the Aries Taurus cusp mellower compared to other cusps.

But don’t let the calm exterior fool you. Just like with other cusp signs and to a large extent, all other astrology signs, there is some tension underneath.

The Aries Taurus Cusp is Headstrong

The Aries is a ram that has no fear. This ram will bust into any situation and go head first. The interesting about the Aries is that it’s rather a small animal but it has a lot of heart. The reason why this small ram, which is a male sheep, has so much heart is because it’s driven by this insecurity of its smallness.

It knows that compared to the Taurus, it really doesn’t have all that much power. It knows that compared to the Leo, it really doesn’t have all that much bravery. So the Aries compensates for its smallness, its limitation by this exterior show of courage, bravery, and decisiveness – all of which are very common Aries traits.

Driving all of these of course is just a deep insecurity and feeling of inadequacy.

It’s very interesting how the Aries ego is formulated because all the seeming strength, focus, and decisiveness is built on a very weak foundation. The weak foundation is that it knows its limitations.

What makes the Aries Taurus cusp very different from a typical Aries is that it has a Taurus component.

The Taurus of course is a huge bull. When it charges, you better get out of the way. Interestingly enough, the Taurus really doesn’t do a lot of charging.

The astrological sign of the Taurus has a totally different personality configuration precisely due to the fact that the Taurus can afford to be more self-confident. The Taurus can have a higher level of self-esteem because it doesn’t have anything to prove.

It’s already a huge creature with a lot of power. If it wants to knock in something or somebody down, it can. The Aries on the other hand has a chip on its shoulder because it’s a small male sheep that has to let everybody know that it can but heads, it can make things happens, it can force its way through. It’s kind of like a pocket version of the Taurus.

So what do you get when you get these two seemingly different personalities? You get a mellowness. You get some sort of strange equilibrium.

They don’t necessarily cancel each other out but they definitely mellow each other out.

Taurus Self-Absorption and Aries Shallowness

Don’t get me wrong. The Taurus component is not completely perfect either. The Taurus is confident, the Taurus is a lover of great things, and a Taurus is comfortable in its own skin.

In fact, this positive side of the Taurus can actually lead to the negative side. Taken to the extreme, Taurus people can get quite self-absorbed.

They can tend to be very shallow; they can tend to be quite manipulative. This is one component of the Aries Taurus cusp that the Aries Taurus should be mindful of.

It’s one thing to be brash and forceful and at the same time to be confident and it’s another issue altogether to be confident and then become completely self-absorbed.

There’s still a balancing act going on behind the scenes. The reality is that given the right set of circumstances and the right partners and friends, the Aries Taurus cusp can actually do quite well in a wide range of situations.

This mellow combination of the brash Aries and the often self-absorbed and materialistic Taurus can produce a person that is well-tempered, knows how to spot opportunities and is very driven.

The Taurus has always been a money sign; the Taurus can have serious money skills.

The biggest enemy of the Taurus getting in the way of a lavish lifestyle that any Taurus is capable of producing is the self-absorption and shallowness.

This often leads to irresponsibility, misplaced priorities, and missed opportunities. The Aries Taurus benefits in money matters from its Aries side because Aries can go deep, Aries can go all the way.

While Taurus can easily be distracted and tend to focus on surface appearances, the Aries is insecure and driven enough that it can keep going further and further until it gets the results that its looking for. To sum it all up, age can be very kind to the Aries Taurus cusp.

Instead of age slowing down a person or wearing a person down, age actually makes the Aries Taurus cusp even better with each passing year.

The negative aspects of the Aries Taurus combination are downplayed while the positive sides of the astrology signs that make up this cusp get highlighted and enhanced with each passing year.

The Best Romantic Matches for the Aries Taurus Cusp

When it comes to the best romantic matches for the Aries Taurus cusp, it must be noted that this cusp is a combination of the Aries Fire sign and the Taurus earth element.

While the earth sign is compatible with water and earth signs, the fire sign works with other fires signs and a few air signs as well.

However, for the Aries Taurus cusp, matters are complicated by the fact that they have both fire and earth elements which are themselves conflicting. This makes things highly unpredictable.

The ideal partners for the Aries Taurus cusps would be individuals who belong to zodiac signs that are calm by nature and will tolerate the Aries Taurus leadership and dominance.

These cusps are very dedicated and career-oriented individuals who like to take matters in their own hands rather than being told what to do.

They love deeply and make their partners their very favourites but only until they deserve the love. If their partners fail to meet their expectations, they will quickly take back their affection!

Here are the best romantic matches for these brilliant individuals called Aries Taurus cusps who have everything it takes to make life a beautiful journey. All you need is a little love, compassion, and understanding. Greet them with fierceness and there’ll be fire everywhere!


Aries Taurus cusp women would find ideal partners in Cancer men. Cancers will provide them the comfort they seek while remaining behind the scenes.

The Aries Taurus female will thus find both requirements of her elements: the Aries’ needs for a loving soulmate and the Taurus’ needs for materialistic attributes. In fact, Cancers are amongst the best people to handle the wild nature of the cusp.

Both these signs understand the importance of a family and home which assume top priority. Cancerians are highly emotional individuals and would attend to the needs of their partners well, while the cusps being the faithful other halves will leave no stone unturned when it comes to beautifying the relationship.

For Aries Taurus cusp men with a dominant Taurus, Cancer women would be the epitome of care, love, and romance!

The Aries Taurus cusp that you are, ensure you do not throw away a lot of harsh criticism and words at your partner. Your patience and understanding attitude will help the relationship prosper.


Aries Taurus cusps are governed by the planets Mars and Venus. Add in some reasoning from Mercury, the planet that governs Virgo, and you get the ideal combination!

Virgos are the emotional, loving, and caring partners that Aries Taurus cusps long for.

They are highly practical too. Virgos aren’t competitive by nature. They will not stand in the way of an Aries Taurus cusp and his/her aspirations.

Virgo’s excellent diplomacy skills will help stabilize the opposing attributes of the cusp partners. Virgos, the perfectionists and devoted individuals that they are, will thoroughly impress the Aries Taurus cusp.

Virgos will help the relationship flower by creating the perfect environment. No doubt, Virgos tend to be critical at times, their excellent communication skills will help lighten the atmosphere.


Being water signs, Pisces are compassionate individuals who make an attempt to understand everyone. Like water, they will easily adapt to a number of situations.

They are selfless individuals and will reduce the fierceness of the Aries Taurus cusp. Pisces being the last zodiac sign possesses the attributes of all of its peers.

The cusps will provide everything the Piscean would long for: love, care, security, and romance.

The Aries Taurus cusp too would need someone who can understand their chaotic nature and provide them the comfort and solace they seek.

Pisceans are very understanding individuals owing to their compassionate nature.

In fact, it doesn’t matter how dominating, demanding, and jealous the Aries Taurus cusp will be — their Pisces partner will always do his/her best to understand without complaining.

The Pisces would love the Aries Taurus’ attitude of taking the control in his/her hands. However, their mood swings and dreamy nature can create problems at times.


Taurus can be a great match for the Aries Taurus cusp. The logic is quite simple. Aries Taurus cusps will have traits of both the zodiac signs.

This can be problematic with so many conflicting things happening at the same time. When you have a partner who shares one zodiac, Taurus, with you, however, the matter can be simplified, at least a bit.

Taurus are known to be dominant individuals. Add to that the fierceness of Aries. However, a Taurus partner will balance things well. Your Taurus partner will help make decisions even though you might not like to take an opinion in the first place. They will be very analytical and logical. You’ll make a great team!

Yes, you’ll have plenty of conflicts as well, but then which relationship doesn’t?


The Libra sign already has a number of attributes that work well with the Aries Taurus cusp. The balancer can help attain harmony in a deeply chaotic situation with two very different elements seeking your attention.

However, considering that the Aries Taurus is a dominant individual, the Libran is not the one to accept this trait on the face of it. The Libran will analyze situations from his/her own mind and balance everything by establishing peace.

Libra, just like the Taurus, is ruled by Venus. This means you’ll have plenty of love and passion in your relationship. Libras are known to instill peace wherever they go. Could there be a better partner for the Aries Taurus cusp who’s very name invokes chaos?

Librans too, however, can sometimes become stubborn and troublemakers. They will soon realize this though and work again to re-establish harmony. They will understand relationships really well and know what it takes to keep things going smoothly and peacefully.

My Final Thoughts

The Cusp of Power brims with energy which causes them to lead. They are also very courageous individuals. With the Aries Taurus cusp, one of the most important traits that need a little balancing is their dominant and fierce nature.

They can tend to overpower their partners, which can make things complicated at times.

It is for this very reason that we recommend avoiding a relationship with the Fire signs such as Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, for fire and fire will have twice the burning effect!

In a similar way, the Scorpio jealousy and possessiveness will irritate the Aries Taurus cusp.

Gemini and Aquarius will be out of bounds for the cusps, for these signs greatly value their freedom and will not tolerate any control and dominance exerted upon them, which is impossible for our Aries Taurus cusp!

The best matches for the Aries Taurus cusp would thus be Virgos the perfectionists, Libras the balancers, Taurus the analyzers, Pisces the compassionate souls, and Cancers the emotional ones.

Things are, however, not often as simple as they seem on the surface. Cusps are difficult individuals to predict— the presence of two very different and highly contrasting personalities make them a new breed altogether. That are multiple factors that can take the centre stage at any point in time. It is therefore important for their partners to understand the cusps well for the relationship to truly bloom and prosper.

Being the Aries Taurus cusp who never gives up on anything and chases things till the end, you will not let your relationship wither away with your firm willpower and determination!

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