April 2021 marks Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed’s sixth wedding anniversary. To reminisce on their first date, Somerhalder wrote in an Instagram post: “Five years ago today this amazing human being came over to my townhouse in Atlanta for tea. We’ve never been apart since”. Throughout 7 years together, the couple always describes their union as “a magical journey”.
Obviously, the two have enjoyed a solid, loving romance since saying “I do” in 2015. It’s all the more impressive given that Nikki is a Taurus and Ian is a Sagittarius. The bond between the bull and the archer, according to most astrological publications, is a catastrophe waiting to happen. Taurus and Sagittarius are quincunx to each other, which means they are five signs apart. This is an aspect of tension because the planets involved will be in completely unrelated signs.
However, if you are a Taurus and your significant other is a Sagittarius, don’t click back just yet! Looking at Ian and Nikkis’ story, there are definitely ways to make this Earth and Fire pair work out. Let’s explore the Taurus and Sagittarius friendship to see how they get along, although it’s not written in the stars.
Understand Your Taurus Friend
“There are two things a Taurus wants: Be successful and not leaving the bed.”
You probably have read this quote somewhere. To me, that is the best way to describe this Earth-loving sign. On April 20th, the sun makes its annual move into Taurus and remains there until May 20th.
The word ‘Taurus’ is derived from the Latin word for bull, known in ancient times as ‘the bull of heaven’. Like their symbolic animal, Taureans enjoy relaxing in tranquil, rustic environments, surrounded by beautiful music, soothing fragrances, and succulent flavors.
Along with Libra, the sign is governed by Venus – the alluring planet that represents love, charm, and money. Due to the Venusian influence, Taurus is the most sensual among the zodiac: The celestial ox is attracted by any physical manifestation of comfort and luxury. Pleasure is essential for epicurean Taureans, and they feel most fulfilled when they are caressed.
Taureans’ dream indeed is to spend the whole day bathing in a tub filled with essential oils. However, as an Earth sign, they understand that they can’t enjoy the best things without money. People born under this sign don’t hesitate to roll up their sleeves and work like mad to get the life they deserve. These individuals are extremely ambitious, motivated, and resilient. Combined with their fixed quality, nothing makes Taureans feel safer than steadily depositing money into a saving account.
Another sign of Taurus’ fixed modality is their steady and loyal nature. Fixed signs (consisting of Leo and Scorpio) thrive to maintain their consistency and Taureans value stability in all aspects of their lives. Because of this, they make the most devoted and trustworthy friends.
However, the Earth sign has a bit of reputation: What a Taurean considers dedication can sometimes come off as stubbornness by others. Additionally, their tendency to do things slowly and steadily might turn these individuals into procrastinators. It is hard for them to balance their time in work and relaxation since they can only do one at a time. You will only see your Taurean friend in two modes: Either working like a maniac or lounging on the couch doing nothing at all.
Understand Your Sagittarius Friend
Taylor Swift once said, ‘I think fearless is having a lot of fears, but you jump anyway’. With just that phrase, she revealed hers and of all Sagittarians personality.
From November 22th to December 21st, the sun will be in the tropical sign of Sagittarius. Representing this sign is the centaur of mythology, the philosopher whose wisdom bridges the gap between Earth and Heaven. Also known as the Archer, the symbol of Sagittarius is a bow and arrow. Interestingly, the second dumbest person in the world’s position belongs to our friend – Sagittarius bearer.
For that reason, Sagittarius is often known are the philosopher who uses arrows to guide us towards meanings and purpose in our lives. People born under this sign love to solve things, untangle an issue, or dig at a theory. Like their opposite sign, Gemini, Sagittarius prefers the mental and intellectual realm. They like to ‘think’ rather than ‘feel’. These individuals are, at the core, very deep thinkers.
On the surface, though, Sagittarians don’t appear so. The archer always poses a bright, breezy, and reckless attitude. Just like any Fire sign, Sagittarius doesn’t have any filter. They can be impulsive, rude, straightforward, hilarious, and challenging. If you befriend a Sagittarian, you will be familiar with all of these. Sometimes they can say things that burns, but just a few minutes later, everything will be fine again. You just can’t stay mad at them because you know they don’t have any malice.
Sagittarius’ desire for learning and their mutable quality make a perfect adventurer. To them, the best way to learn about the world is through adventures. Sagittarians are always on the go, and you will never see them remain in a place for so long. They will embark on any journey, get the wind in their fur, and have a new horizon on their map.
The archer can be hard to figure out when it comes to relationships. Due to their honest nature, Sagittarius can make trustful partners and friends. However, they value their freedom more than anything else. To them, finding friends and lovers is just an adventure. When you call for help, Sagittarians can give you everything, as long as they are there. And the archer is not always around.
The biggest weakness of Sagittarius is their impatience. They never want to slow things down. To them, with each moment passed, they will lose their chance to learn something new. When things don’t go as planned, they end up getting frustrated and grumpy.
Additionally, the archer might say and act without thinking. Their honesty can come overboard and hurt others, which can hurt them and sometimes their loved ones.
Compatibility Between Taurus And Sagittarius Relationship
If you could only use one word to describe the Taurus and Sagittarius friendship, it would be ‘challenging’. For one, Taurus represents earth energy that is calm, solid, and stable, whereas Sagittarius is fiery, adventurous, and spontaneous.
However, just like Sonam Kapoor puts it, ‘Opposites generally create intense chemistry. There are more chances of fireworks when different people are together than similar personalities’. As the bull and the archer come together, they will be curious to figure out why they are so intrigued by someone who’s not really their type. What does this duo have in common, and in which area would they clash?
Starting with core values, this Earth and Fire pairing seem like they are hitting a brick wall. Their priorities in life cannot be more different from each other.
Taurus craves stability. As a grounded Earth sign with fixed quality, the bull only trusts what they can see. According to Joshua MacGuire, psychic and astrological life coach, people born under this sign need to feel rooted and secure since they have a sensual nature. Without those feelings, Taureans will feel anxious. It applies to all the things they do in life, as they prefer to follow a routine and are prone to changes.
Sagittarius, on the other hand, looks for adventures. Half-man, half-horse, nothing can stop this sign from running wild and free. As adventurers and philosophers, they want to wander and discover not only the world but also themselves. Without journeys, Sagittarians will not find the meaning of their lives.
The cautious Taurus might find Sagittarius too scattered, careless, and unreliable. Meanwhile, the restless archer can think of their friends as dull and even lazy. If the duo can bridge the gap between their different values, Taurus and Sagittarius friendship can be very productive: One knows how to be steady and accurate, while the other is quick-witted and versatile.
Emotionally, the pace between the bull and the archer is off. Unlike the relationship between Taurus and Scorpio, their feelings rarely get in tune with each other.
Taurus longs for security. Hence, they deal with their feelings slowly and practically. This may bother Sagittarius whose feelings don’t last very long. For the archer, waves of emotions can strike at any moment, and they move through them very quickly. Seeing the archer’s actions stem from emotions may perplex the bull, making them disturbed. Fast change is not their cup of tea.
Sagittarius’ self-reliance and need for freedom might trigger Taurus’ anxiety. At the same time, the Fire sign could think of their partner as needy and dependent. Since Taurus is governed by Venus, they are more partner-oriented. Hence, whether in a platonic or romantic relationship, they can feel like they are the only one who drives the relationship or puts in the effort. They may quarrel about how much time they spend together and Sagittarius’ willingness to pursue the relationship.
Since they are not on the same emotional wavelength, most long-term romances between these two signs are those that began from a Taurus and Sagittarius friendship and had a chance to grow emotionally over time. Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are no exception: The two had been friends for almost 9 years before becoming lovers.
Communication & Intellect
Though having different approaches to life, both Taurus and Sagittarius can find joy and meaning in little things. The moon exalted in Taurus and Jupiter exalted in Sagittarius (which is ruled by the moon), the two will share a certain feel or a sensitivity.
If they can’t find this mutual spark of joy, the communication between these two signs is the exact definition of bad communication. Since Sagittarius’ mind works very quickly, they tend to jump from one topic to another. Instead, the bull likes to take time. They will carefully ponder an idea until they have thoroughly grasped it.
While waiting for Taurus to finish their sentence, the archer might want to jump out of their skin. In return, Taurus will see their Sagittarius partner as a source of all ignorance. Because of their characters, this pairing rarely gets into a fight or says hurtful things to each other. However, as they communicate, it may sometimes be too obvious how little they care about one another’s perspectives and how far apart they really are.
Taurus And Sagittarius Friendship
The planet that rules Taurus is Venus, whereas the one that rules Sagittarius is Jupiter. Venus symbolizes love and beautiful things, while Jupiter is all about joy, optimism, and luck. Therefore, the bull and the archer both share a positive attitude toward life. That serves as the bedrock for a Taurus and Sagittarius friendship.
At the beginning of their friendship, Sag will be blown away by the fact that Taurus actually enjoys life. The archer doesn’t expect the all-work-and-no-play bull to know about all the best restaurants in town. They will share many relaxing activities, such as enjoying good foods, going shopping, spa, and so on. The problems only surface when Taurus wants to go home and spend the evening in their comfortable bed, while Sagittarius wants to be up for something more exciting.
As they understand more about each other, Taurus will find their Sag friends puzzling, with all of their enthusiasm and spontaneity. On the other hand, Sagittarius can’t grasp the idea of how the bull can enjoy routine so much. When problems arise, whether they can reach a mutual understanding or not depends more on Taurus. Being a mutable sign, the archer is open to other perspectives, so they are willing to talk things through as long as Taurus doesn’t push the limit with their stubbornness.
The strong point of a Taurus and Sagittarius friendship is that they are always honest with each other. Taurus will remind the archer whenever they are irresponsible or reckless. Sagittarius wouldn’t mind telling the bull when they are hard-headed or rigid. If the two want to remain friends, this Earth and Fire duo needs to acknowledge the their differences and accept that one’s strengths can be the other’s weaknesses.
When good friends, these two create a fantastic match. Taurus will assist Sagittarius in realizing big dreams and important visions since the archer can slow down and be more steady when they are with the bull. In return, the latter can teach their friends how to be more adaptable. Both of these signs are extremely protective, so they will do everything to support their buddies.
Taurus And Sagittarius Romance
It’s no secret that Taurus and Sagittarius create hot sexual chemistry. Both of them are sensual and extremely passionate in the bedroom. But do they have what it take for a long-term romance?
Between A Taurus Man And A Sagittarius Woman
So, what draws a Taurus man to a Sagittarius woman? She is cheerful, humorous, and enjoys life to the fullest. Her carefree and always relaxing demeanor are attractive to him. The Sagittarius lady is an eternal optimist, so Taurus finds it easy to loosen up in her company.
But, their romance is not always a big old rose garden. When the initial excitement fades, he will find her unpredictable since she jumps from one thing to another quickly. That, to Taurus, is a sign of irresponsibility. She doesn’t always pay attention to small details like he does, and her oversights can frustrate Taurus.
Taurus appeals to the Sagittarius woman because he is so caring and affectionate. She longs for Taurus’ companionship and has no problem voicing her needs. However, this man is stubborn and tends to follow his old paths. Making him step out of his comfort zone is challenging, and sometimes he doesn’t have the patience for her improvisation.
As much as Sagittarius admires ther man’s consistent and stable nature, she is well aware that when his temper flares, there is nothing she can do to calm him down. She will shut down and mind her own business until Taurus comes to his senses.
Between A Taurus Woman And A Sagittarius Man
A relationship between a Sagittarius man and Taurus woman is like taking a bull by its horns. She is many things at once: Reserved but assertive, naive yet wise, classy yet shocking. At first, the Sagittarius man will be captivated by her undeniable charm. Her honesty is also appealing to him, and the two can talk with each other for hours.
When it comes to love, Taurus is loyal, sensible, and dependable. That might lead to Sagittarius being too dependent on his partner. Why does he need to think practical when Taurus already covers all bases? First, the Taurus woman is patient with Sagittarius’ impulsive nature and desire for adventure. However, annoyance is not far behind. Any red flag from the Sagittarius man and she’s heading straight for him, horns first! If the Sagittarius man wants to remain in this relationship, he should be more grounded and responsible.
The Sagittarius man is not prone to cheating. However, he is charming and flirtatious. Meanwhile, jealousy is a weakness for the Taurus woman. She should give her man the space he needs because he will return to her no matter where he goes.
In A Nutshell…
There is no denying that the Earth and Fire signs are ‘as alike as day and night’. Still, just like day and night, black and white, you can’t have one without another. In a Taurus and Sagittarius friendship, these two opposing forces can balance one another.
Every adventurer needs a home to come back to. With enough patience, Taurus will make Sagittarius realize that they are the shelter the archer needs after a long journey. Their stability will bring comfort to relentless Sagittarius. On the other hand, the Fire sign can help their friends step out of their comfort zone and see the world in different colors. The relationship between them might require going the extra mile to understand each other, but it definitely worth it.