Christofer spent 10 years in family counseling. Later he obtained a Psy. D.. His focuses: Health, History, Astrology, Politics and Fables
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How To Get Along – Taurus and Sagittarius
The Bull and the Centaur and Images of the Pegasus
We will continue this series thinking about and commenting on Sagittarius and Taurus.
Sagittarius is Fire and Mutable. Taurus is Earth and Fixed. Sagittarius is playful, idealistic, full of movement and loving travel. Where Taurus is sure footed, Sagittarius stumbles into a group and gets its hoof snagged. Taurus plans its speeches and makes its thoughts clear. Sagittarius is bold, blustery, a bit awkward and suddenly innocently offensive. The high pitch of reckless statements is hard for the conservative bull to abide.
The Bull can be Confounded. Sag Can Be Confounding
Often times the Taurus is confounded by the Archer’s wildness. The Taurus spends its time trying to figure out what makes the Sagittarius tick. The Sagittarius does not spend the same time trying to plumb the depths of Taurus. It appears that Taurus is fairly simple to understand.
Hopefulness was invented by Sagittarius, spawning new optimistic dreams, woven with strands of aspiration. Taurus is in a practical, somewhat gloomy, almost pessimistic. Taurus watches Sagittarius and sees a sign that says: “Caution”. Taurus is not fearful of Sagittarius, more like “wary”. If these two get together, Taurus will have to make the adjustments. If Taurus demands changes of Sagittarius, the Archer will feel that they are being asked to make changes for no good reason, other than that they are being profoundly misunderstood and judged. Sagittarius is seeking justice and fairness, and in that mode, they feel they can say and do what they wish. That is their “raison d’être”. You might be able to restrict the Archer’s misbehavior, but certainly not their “being”.
This positive view is appealing. Taurus is entertained by and has fallen in love with the Archer. The Archer’s admiration for the Bull has to do with all of the things that the Archer does not have, but values in the Taurus – predictability, reliability, constancy, simplicity of heart and soundness of head. The “Sag” is smart enough to see what it lacks, and though it does not foresee ever changing, it values in its partner, that which it does not see itself producing.
Romance for this couple is where the Rule of Jupiter could cause pain. Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and thus the Archer is bidden into grandiose behavior. Speaking, acting, predicting, planning -- all are characterized by the ebullience of the gaseous planet. Taurus could feel abnormally challenged romantically, by its conservative and understandable desire for normalcy. The archer could feel cramped and dampened by the Bull’s critique. The Taurus will need to loosen up. The Archer not to mind a little restraint.
Conflict for the Sagittarius is what happens after it has opened its mouth and offended family and friends and neighbors with its candid, right off the chest, honest declarations. The archer, shooting arrows all over the place with sometimes incredible accuracy, and sometimes wanton wildness, will tend to cause feelings and senses to be in various states of pain. Taurus, patient Taurus, though normally sweet and winsome, may be forced to lose its legendary wicked temper, just to get Sagittarius’ attention. Sag can defend itself well, and rear up in indignation and neigh and whiny with great drama. However, its sense of fairness won’t let it lie too much, though it might make noise with grand theatricality.
Life in the end is repetitive and mundane, and so is Romance itself. This factor asks the question: "Can we be bored together over the long term?" It is difficult to imagine the Sagittarius letting things get boring. The contrary scenario might be possible however; nerves worn raw with over-stimulation might cause collapse. In the extreme, this is what happens when Sagittarius runs like a flywheel of ever turning activity. In this extreme, the Taurus would provide a wonderful solace of comfort, and peace and security. The Taurus could lend its calm balm to over-stressed neurological circuits. This Peace Parlay could be quite healing, and lead the union into new territory.
Keep Up The Interest Graph:
Taurus’s default mechanism goes toward what has worked before. The Sagittarius leaps over the next fence to check out the new, not knowing if it can work. With this in mind, you can see that this couple/union would be presented with new options always tempered with the sanity of the same. That could be a nice combination, both affecting the other. If they were working together, and not in conflict, a nice balance could be struck for long term fresh, but stable, interest.
Seven Year Itchiness:
There are some signs that by their nature are more stable in their love interests and family concerns as time goes on. Others are not. The actual approach of the 7th Year Itch might be on Taurus’ calendar, if it had lost its patience and stolid ways. It might note, and act or it just might note and remain frustrated. Taurus can stray, but it needs big motivation. Sagittarius might have strayed accidentally before the 7th year, if it were unhappy.
ASTROCOMPATIBILITY POSSIBILITY RATING: 65% Positive Long Term - 55% Short Term. Sagittarius is sincere, but often doesn’t act like it. Taurus is sincere and represents such. These two could have a good beginning. Sagittarius could end up being sarcastic, too truthful, and irritable. The inquisitive Sagittarius would have to hold back its tendency to inquire endlessly of Taurus’s good intentions. This union could have both sympathy and edginess living with them at the same time. If they could do that, it could last. Not too tragic, and maybe comfortably growth causing.
© 2009 Christofer French
Christofer French (author) from Denver on December 09, 2014:
Jupiter takes a year to go through each sign, so you have plenty of time to prepare yourself. And plenty of time to process.
Sara on December 09, 2014:
Whatever houses Jupiter tsnarits through will be affected. So if Jupiter moves through your 5th, 6th and 7th, all 3 houses will be impacted (but only during the times Jupiter is in them). Keep in mind that Jupiter is more likely to bring opportunities if it contacts a natal or progressed planet.