Taurus is as steadfast a friend as they come.
Being friends with a Taurus is a multi-year commitment, but the stakes aren’t too high. They don’t expect you to put on a show for them, plan big events or even put on your best face for a hangout. Taurus is a chiller. A Taurus wants to meet up at the end of the workday over a nice glass of wine or a big plate of Mexican food and just decompress. If this takes place at either of your homes, even better. Taurus likes to get comfortable.
So what are the best ways to bond with a Taurus?
The great outdoors
Taurus is an Earth sign! They’re Earth mamas, and often secret hippies outside of the office! The relaxation of isolating in nature with a few good friends or their lover greatly appeals to them. Climbing, hiking, camping or even a simple nature walk will appeal to an active Taurus, especially if you come prepared with everything to make it an enjoyable experience — ample blankets, campsites with showers, perhaps a bottle of vino or an edible for the end of the day. Taurus likes nature, but they’re not trying to go full Bear Grylls and rough it out there. Try to avoid too much underboob sweat.
Best bonding matches for this method: Aries, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn
Taurus knows the value of good money, and they’re willing to shell out where it counts! Sheet masks? Two-for-one massage Groupon? Lavender bath salts? Korean day spa? Standing in the Target candle aisle just sniffing for fun? Count Taurus in.
Best bonding matches for this method: Leo, Libra, Capricorn, Pisces
Late night wine drunk conversations
Taurus isn’t one for idle chit-chat, but the bull usually has a sound moral compass, and they’ll happily help you through a problem. They’ll be especially interested in talking about what’s going on in both of your romantic lives. Chilling out on the couch with some ambient lighting and a trusted friend is a pretty ideal hang for them, so this is an in for astrology’s chatty Cathys. Trust is crucial for a Taurus, though, so loose lips are unwelcome!
Best bonding matches for this method: Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer
Ruled by Venus, Taurus has a strong creative side! They easily appreciate beauty and usually have great taste. Asking for their help with an outfit or for their opinion on your latest redecorating project is never a bad idea. Inviting them to be creative WITH you is an even better idea! Whip out the watercolors, do a pottery class, print out some coloring book pages or challenge each other to learn how to knit! The opportunities are endless.
Best bonding matches for this method: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius, Pisces
Being their favorite coworker/classmate
Taurus appreciates a hard worker! They’ll easily bond with the person who shares their work frustrations, bumps their emails and pulls their weight the same way they do.
Best bonding matches for this method: Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn
If anyone knows how to indulge, it’s Taurus. For them, pleasure is paramount. They make excellent party hosts, appreciate a gourmet cocktail and will happily join you at that Biergarten on Sunday afternoon. Invite them to get loose, and the usually-calm Taurus can surprise you!
Best bonding matches for this method: anyone, but especially Sagittarius
Long story short: There are many, many ways to befriend an easygoing Taurus. Calm and rational, they provide the voice of reason that fire signs need. Grounded and good-humored, they’ll party with air signs, but stop them from engaging with their riskiest behaviors. Caring and reliable, they’re simply simpatico with their fellow Earth signs — and frankly, they’re the gentlest Earth sign to bring water signs back to reality. Whether you catch a Taurus chilling at home or getting rambunctious on the weekend, you’ll have a great time.
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