Famous Taurus-Leo Couples: Orson Welles and Delores Del Rio, Bill Rancic and Guliana DePandies [thanks, Emma]., George Carlin and Brenda Carlin, Fred Astaire and Robyn Smith, Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast and Eleanor Boardman, Richard Barthelmess and Mary Hay
Remember when soccer uber star Zenedine Zidane head-butted another payer at the World Cup? That’s what’s likely to happen when a Taurus man and a Leo woman get together. There is a more-or-less constant gridlock between these two basically stubborn signs. Leo is bossy and demanding, but we all know you can’t make the Bull move, even to greener pastures — unless he wants to. And so it goes, and so it goes. The tension between these two may be mistaken at first for sexual tension, but it’s really more likely to be growing frustration. Leo is guaranteed to be miserable. Taurus will be pushed to display his unbelievable temper (Taurus has the worst temper in the zodiac). Of course the melodrama may be pleasing to Leo, but that just goads the Bull on.
How to Attract a Taurus Man as a Leo Woman: If you’re a Leo woman trying to attract a Taurus man, you should be aware that Taurus is the toddler of the zodiac — the adorable, spoiled child that expects everything to drop on to the highchair at his command. Big boy Tauruses are no different. He really dreams that you will wrap it up, package it, and deliver it to his front door. You know, like ordering a pizza. So you’ve got your marching orders in front of you. You MUST make him take a step out of his safety zone. You MUST make him invest energy into the relationship. You MUST wait for him to do something even if it feels like watching the grass grow. (It is actually possible to be bored to death by a Taurus.) Tauruses are attracted on a sensual level, not sexual; whereas Leos are sexual, not sensual. Try to figure out the difference. Clue: If he’s not interested in you sensually, don’t even bother because nothing else matters.
How to Attract a Leo Woman as a Taurus Man: This is going to kill you but splash some money around. When she gets a whiff of your income, she’ll fall into step. She likes nice things. Try as hard as you possibly can to share. I know it’s hard. Like if she reaches over to take something off your plate, LET HER. If you’ve attracted a Leo into your life, it is to make you open up your money-grubbing fists. You’ll never be as generous as Leo, but you can at least learn to share from the heart. If you’re a Taurus man trying to attract a Leo woman, try to show some boldness in courtship — like don’t take her to the neighborhood bar where you and your homeys hang out. Make an effort to find a romantic setting. And you might even consider buying a new set of clothes.
Degree of Romance: Taurus will probably bore a Leo to tears. She has such high expectations, and he has such a low effort threshold. He really wants everything to drop out of a tree into his lap. If you want romance, Ms. Leo, you will have to make an exchange and force him to buy things for you. That’s as close as you’ll get. Leo is a meat-eater, thrilling to the chase. The Taurus male is an herbivore who wants to look down, see it, and eat it. It’s got to be that easy.
Degree of Passion: These two can actually work up a real lather. Leo is the epitome of eroticism, and the bull is a fertility symbol in almost every ancient culture.
Degree of Friendship: The Taurus male can be a steady sidekick for the Leo female, as long as he has some bearing to him. If, on the other hand, he’s a typical couch potato, there are going to be fireworks. The Queen expects her commands to be obeyed. That includes a coach and 6 horses to take her out for the evening. Taurus is more likely to have fallen asleep on the sofa with a full stomach and a full bank account. What we have here is the “contented cow” vs. the Queen of Hearts. Not friendly.
Degree of Marriage: The royal family of Great Britain abounds with Taurus, Leo, and the other two fixed signs. You see they are a stubborn group, but they are stuck with one another. Taurus is likely to think that Leo is putting on airs. He acquaints a good life with a big fat savings account. She acquaints a good life with having plenty of money to spend. They are likely to fight over their children, Leo being far more demanding than Taurus. The fights can be particularly ugly due to the pridefulness of Leo and the absolute cluelessness of Taurus. Leo may bend over backwards to make it work, while Taurus … just expects her to. When she wakes up to the inequity of the situation, she may stomp out the door permanently.
Progression of Relationship: It will never be fast enough or exciting enough for a Leo. The Taurus man will probably be very systematic and predictable in his dating. He will likely pick the same night of the week, and the same restaurant, showing little imagination or desire to please. He expects her to go along with anything he suggests. The Leo woman will have to learn early on how to “manage him” to get what she wants out of the deal, or it’s going nowhere. Since he’s so passive (Taurus is a yin sign), he’s likely to go along with it at first, but will later lapse back into his old familiar habits.
Sex: The lion is the symbol of erotic passion in most cultures, including esoteric metaphysics, and the bull is a universal symbol of fertility. If these two can’t get it on, who can? This should be a strong point of their relationship, and it may actually bond them together because they find such satisfaction with one another.
When It’s Over: There’s all sorts of wounded feelings to be dealt with when a Taurus man and a Leo woman break up. Taurus will complain that she’s taken all his money or that she drove him to ruin. Leo will complain that she married a stick-in-the-mud. They are likely to lob insults at one another freely, as Leo turns and walks out the door. Their stubbornness will keep them from reconciling, and it will be particularly hard to work out a satisfactory agreement regarding children and property. Both these signs are extremely possessive and Leo, especially, will exact a pound of flesh.
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