Taurus Woman and Capricorn Man Compatibility
Linda Goodman is renowned best selling astrologer who has written books on Astrology and in depth knowledge of Signs, which has redefined the way of Astrology. This post is based on Linda Goodman’s Book “A NEW APPROACH TO THE HUMAN HEART LINDA GOODMAN’S LOVE SIGNS” for the Love Compatibility of Taurus woman with Capricorn man.
Will they reach the nursery in time? If so, how delightful for them, and we shall all breathe a sigh of relief, but there will be no story. On the other hand, if they are not in time, I solemnly promise that it will all come right in the end. They would have reached the nursery in time had it not been that the little stars were watching them …
I believe we should devote a major portion of this section of the Taurus-Capricorn chapter to a lesson much needed by all Earth Sign men and women. A lesson, yes .. . but also, perhaps, a kind of karmic warning.
Did you ever notice how people forget things, then try to pretend that what they forgot wasn’t very important anyway? A Taurus woman will seldom resort to such pretense. She doesn’t forget much, and everything is important to her. All Bulls possess powerful memories.
She certainly will not forget the very day and hour she meets a Capricorn man whose Moon or Ascendent was in an Earth or Water Sign at birth, especially if her Moon and Ascendent were in one of these same elements when she was born. Adding that sort of Luminary harmony to the powerfully compatible 5-9 Sun Sign Pattern, it will be a rare Bull and Goat who doesn’t instantly recognize the soft, humming sound of future happiness together. It’s like hitting a romantic jackpot with your last quarter of faith, when you’ve gambled and lost too many dreams to count, an especially heart-warming win for Taurus and Capricorn, since they both gamble so rarely. On anything.
Because Earth Signs don’t talk a lot about their personal lives (both these lovers were born into the Earth Element) lots of people believe the awesome experience of the intertwined destiny of twin souls happens only to those who are born under the influence of the Fire, Air or Water Elements. Not so. Such fascinating appointments with Fate also occur between Bulls and Goats (and Virgo Virgins) leaving them just as profoundly moved as any Earthlings who are swept into a sense of trembling wonder by the realization that their meeting was planned, and inescapably so. To prove this to all the Taurus women and Capricorn men reading their own chapter, or any other curious Earth Sign couples, I offer the following example.
I know a Goat named Steve (not the Cappy jeweler mentioned elsewhere) and a Bull named Debbie (not the same Steve and Debbie pair referred to in the Libra-Aquarius chapter). The surname of these two is Atwell. Capricorn Steve and Taurean Debbie Atwell were married in the fall of 1977. To the average person, Steve and Debbie appear to be just a normal, ordinary, happy and contented young married couple. They are happy and contented, certainly, but their relationship has been more paranormal than normal, more extraordinary than ordinary. From the moment each of them was born, a cosmic plan was formed to draw them magnetically together – as happens with many lovers in the 5-9 vibratory experience, whose Luminary and other planetary aspects are also harmonious.
It’s never easy to convince two Earth Sign people that their love – or anything else – is fated. Taurus and Cappy usually believe only what they can hear, see, smell and feel, tangibly. Yet, the Higher Angels of any two who are cosmically programmed to join, are quite persistent, and never stop their efforts until the starry mission has been accomplished.
Pretend you’re living on Venus (ruler of Taurus) – or on Saturn (ruler of Capricorn) looking down upon the following events below, on Earth. Capricorn Steve is born, a baby boy Goat, in Woodland Park, Colorado. Near the same time, Taurean Debbie is born, a baby girl Bull, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Like parachuters and astronauts, twin souls sometimes miscalculate, and land a few miles away from the astrally scheduled spot.)
Venus is troubled, but Saturn intones wisely – wait. A couple of decades pass, as the lovers grow, miles apart, from boy and girl into man and woman. Then, in 1967, Venus guides Steve, the Goat, to Milwaukee, where Debbie, the Bull, was born and lives – to enter college there. Now, surely, the two of them must meet, and read Life’s meaning in each other’s eyes. But no .. . stuffy, restrictive Old Man Saturn delays their union still longer. He influences Taurean Debbie’s parents to move, with their daughter, in 1969, to Woodland Park, Colorado, where Steve, the Goat, was born.
Like love letters crossing in the mail, now the Goat has found his way to the city where his future wife was born – and she has found her way to the town where her future husband was born. Yet they are still separated as before, except that their separation has reversed itself geographically. So Venus steps in, determined. With her gentle powers of persuasion, she guides Steve, the Goat, in 1971, back to his birthplace – to Woodland Park, Colorado – where Debbie, the Bull, unconsciously awaits him, growing lonelier by the hour, and wondering wistfully, “What’s the use of wishing on stars? The stars don’t have the power to make wishes come true.” She’s wrong. They do. For Venus has added a clever twist. She has sung a lovely song into the sleeping ear of Steve, the Goat, haunting him… and persuading him to accept a job with the County Road Commission, working for Debbie’s Cancerian father, Les. Surely, now, the starcrossed lovers must meet!
Alas, no .. . Saturn is ready to impose his cruelest karmic test. After delaying the meeting between the two for nearly another year (how was Steve to know his boss was his future father-in-law?) Saturn influenced Steve to leave. The Goat, whose wanderings had brought him so near the end of his heart’s seeking, heeded the command of Saturn, became dissatisfied with his job and resigned (after the proper Capricorn notice, of course) to accept a job as a logger, many miles away. Saturn even tried to convince Steve at this time to move permanently to Alaska. But he was foiled by the free-will choice of the Goat’s own Higher Self, in conspiracy with Debbie’s Venus. Steve struggled with his strange restlessness (Earth Signs are normally, nearly never restless) and at last submitted to the melody Venus sang to him in his dreams at night. He moved back to Woodland Park, Colorado, in 1972, and once more went to work for Taurean Debbie’s father. Love’s victory is in sight!
No. Not quite yet. Cautious Saturn has decreed another three years of waiting in blindness for the lovers, causing Venus to weep in frustration, but then she dries her tears, and cleverly begins to influence the vivid dreams of Debbie’s Cancerian father, Les (with the help of his ruler, the romantic, sentimental Moon).
At last, as Earth time grew near the mysterious Christmas season of 1975, Debbie’s father, while discussing with Steve the approaching holiday party for County Road Commission employees, “just happened” to mention that his daughter didn’t feel like attending, because she had no escort (Venus had arranged that quite nicely), and since Steve had no date for the party either, he offered to take her (Goats and Bulls, you know, are very circumspect regarding social convention) – as if he had a choice in this karmic drama, which he had not at all, of course.
Then Debbie’s mother, Pat, invited Steve to dinner a few days before the party, where he finally met the Taurus girl who was the other half of himself. That evening, Saturn gave only one, final, half-hearted gesture of discipline, as he drew a veil across the eyes of the Goat and the Bull, so they didn’t recognize each other at all, except as ordinary people, exchanging ordinary conversation, in an ordinary way.
Then, came the magical night of Christmas Eve, and the party. It was time. Near midnight, the Bull and the Goat looked deeply into each other’s suddenly familiar eyes, and knew as they were swept into one of those shining moments in eternity.
Yes, it was time. “Two shall be born … . the whole wide world apart sang the Higher Angels of themselves, in joyful unison .. . as trillions of tiny, twinkling stars caroled in space the Moon smiled, behind a single tear … . even Old Man Saturn grinned … . and Venus lay herself down on a soft cloud, to rest for a while, exhausted.
It’s really a wondrous experience to look down upon events below, on Earth, from the higher vantage point of the stars .. . and watch destiny unfold its silvery-gold wings. An esoteric astrologer, carefully studying both horoscopes, could have predicted that unexpected Christmas Eve for the Goat and the Bull, when he was born, in Colorado – and when she was born, in Wisconsin. It’s what makes astrology such a happy art and science. For, we have no real free will at all, any of us, on this level of awareness – except in our choice of reaction to Life’s destined dramas. Only our Higher Selves possess complete free will over the control of events, which we may attain .. . touch briefly .. . only when we make contact, and thereafter communicate with – the Superconscious. I trust this true example will loosen somewhat the esoteric sensoriums of Taurus women and Capricorn men everywhere who have this odd notion that they may exert some sort of sensible, earthy control over their love – its alpha and its omega – without heeding their dreams, which are the true reality, and listening carefully to the symphony of the stars.
The natural chemistry between the Goat and the Bull, as with all 5-9 influenced lovers, makes it appear that their romance will be velvety smooth and free of static. But that’s not necessarily true. The 5-9 blessing merely bestows the gift of a relationship which can bear more strain and stress than most, because of the mutual sympathy of the Sun Signs. Tensions may be more easily resolved with less bitterness, the occasional hurts interchanged are less painful, and reconciliations are usually more frequent and successful. They’ll have their share of problems, but it takes really serious trouble to create a permanent break between two who are graced by the 5-9 Sun Sign Pattern, once they’ve committed themselves to each other in earnest.
Taurus and Cappy are each motivated by the same thing – security. Emotional and financial security. Unless the Moon or Ascendent of either was in an Air or Water sign at birth, these two normally don’t possess the soaring imagination considered by poets and dreamers to be an absolute necessity for romance. Yet, they do share a quality between them which is profoundly necessary to the strength of any human relationship – the quality of patience. And patience is a virtue which nearly always gives birth, eventually, to triplets – Devotion, Faith and Loyalty, those three magic wands of words that can turn a casual infatuation, based on chemistry alone, into the deeper and enduring emotion of love.
Another ingredient the poets and dreamers deem to be a requirement for the flourishing of lasting romance, is – sentiment. At first glance, the Taurean girl may not appear to be brimming over with sentiment, but there are, nevertheless, sparkling wells of it within her for the right man to discover. Despite her surface practicality, it shows clearly in the strong attachment she has for home, her material possessions, old love letters, her children and her husband. She will resist any major change stubbornly, even when she seems to agree. Nor does she easily adapt to minor changes in personal habits. For what is a desire for change but a lack of sentimental attachment to what already exists? Therefore, her resistance to it means the opposite – an excess of emotion for what is already, and what has been. And this is the quality of which sentiment is made.
All right, so sentimental she is. Soft-hearted too. But she is not soft-headed, this lady. She knows what she wants, and will pursue it, in her own determined, yet outwardly unhurried and quiet way. The Taurean woman is perfectly willing to wait, and not push things prematurely, a trait the Capricorn man finds irresistibly feminine. It embodies the ultimate in female sexuality – passivity – which hints to him of the subtle mystery of submission to the dominant masculine force. This will never fail to both please and emotionally “turn on” the always slightly chauvinistic male Goat. And so, he may not notice the hardness of her head when he’s been so entranced into seeing himself as the virile conqueror by the softness of her ways and the gentleness of her manner. Not to mention by her deep, throaty, musical voice – and her intriguing curves, all nicely rounded in the proper places, and designed for cuddling. Besides all that, this lady is usually a superb cook, and she has a marvelous sense of humor.
Sometimes it may seem that these two are so alike, you can’t tell them apart. But there are ways an astrologer can tell them apart. Here’s one. The Taurus girl will seldom burn up her carefully conserved energy in seeking either public acclaim or private approval. When she’s made up her mind that she’s right about anything, all she asks is that she be left alone, and not pushed by those who think differently. Tell the typical Taurus female that people are whispering about her, or that someone dislikes her, she’ll simply shrug and say, “So? Have they nothing better to do than live my life for me? Have they no lives of their own? They must be very frustrated and lonely.” Then she’ll continue doing whatever it is she is doing, content in her self-respect.
Conversely, the Capricorn man cares quite a lot about both public acclaim and private approval. Secretly, he wants to reach the top of his goal or dream, then move into a position of power, far enough away from the clamorous crowds not to be annoyed or contaminated by the childish behavior he observes all around him. The quieter the Goat, the more intensely he inwardly yearns to get there first – with the most. Tell him that someone disapproves of him, and Cappy may shrug, like the lady Bull. He may even murmur the same kind of “I couldn’t care less” reply. But privately, he will frown, perhaps even frustrate himself into a good toothache or stomachache over it, crack his knee cap several times a week, or break out in nervous bumps. He’ll try to raise the opinion of himself held by those disappproving ones, as soon as he can do it without arousing the suspicion that it bothered him. Respect and admiration from business associates, friends, relatives and neighbors is vitally important to the Goat. Taurus appreciates any posies of praise thrown her way too, but unlike her Capricorn man, she won’t be crushed when she receives an occasional onion of criticism or a mud pie of gossipy disapproval. She may guess his secret, but she’s too kind and tactful, normally, to ever let him know the pain she’s aware that he feels when he is not fully appreciated by others. Many emotions pass between this man and woman silently… unspoken, but no less deep and binding communicated in ways the heart hears.
In their sexual relationship, she may sometimes unconsciously project a faintly condescending attitude toward him. The Taurus woman is better prepared for the intimacy of sexual union than the average Goat, because her highly developed senses of hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touching, in all areas of existence, also increase her ability to express her love physically in subtle ways. She’s also more adept than he in being able to show her affection through sentimental words and gestures (though she won’t overdo it) and there could be some scattered occasions, in the beginning especially, when her superior talent for pure erotic sensuality may cause the Goat to feel inadequate as a lover. His physical expression of love is intense and direct, and can cause the Capricorn man to be quick and unrestrained in his sexual desire, with little delicacy. He tends to seek passion, without any frills, and though he doesn’t lack tenderness, it may now and then seem to her that he does. But tenderness can be taught when it’s latent, as it always is, in Capricorn. It may be buried beneath tons of his earthy nature, yet it’s a treasure well worth digging for, with perseverance. If she uses her great reserves of patience and gentleness to lead him, he’ll be anxious to learn how to fulfill, through their sexual Oneness, all her needs, which are no less intense than his. The Goat never finds it easy to express his strongest yearnings. A Taurus woman, when she follows her instincts, can help him free the emotions he shyly feels, and so very much longs to release.
One of the unfortunate quirks of many Saturn-ruled, Capricorn people (of both sexes) is their tendency to expect love to be sad, somehow because of early romantic disappointments. Since his physical desires are as strong as any man’s, this can cause an occasional Capricorn man to separate sex and love, in what, to him, is a practical attempt to satisfy the flesh urges of the former, and avoid being hurt by the latter. Because she is ruled by Venus, it’s the responsibility of the Taurus woman to teach her shy, funny, affectionate Goat the eternal truth that these two needs cannot be divided if both are to be completely fulfilled. Sex without love leaves the body cold. Love without sex leaves the soul empty.
Now and then, it happens that there’s a Capricorn man who seems to be made entirely of the earthy materials of selfishness, coldness, practicality and ambition. Now and then, it happens that there’s a Taurus woman who seems to be made of the earthy materials of common sense, stubbornness, ambition and stale habit. But in both cases, these are simply facades to keep love at a distance, which is just the way they like it.
Why should they openly display their hearts, or offer them for sale to the highest bidder? This man and woman place too much value on their hearts to toss them casually upon love’s auction block. But when the Taurus girl comes along to tenderly touch his hand, and gaze deeply into his eyes, quietly… the Goat will give his heart away, willingly, to her. Just as she will hand him her own, when she discovers he has guessed her most closely guarded secret (as closely guarded as his) – that she’s a romantic dreamer too.
The Goats and Bulls reading this chapter have, I trust, learned not to scoff at Destiny and Fate, simply because they are intangible, unseen forces. To refuse to tune in to one’s higher consciousness can cause the path of destiny to take a wrong turn, sadly, somewhere along the way. And this is far too frequently the fate of dogmatic Earth Sign men and women, in following the road to happiness. Maybe it would help them to meditate on the entire verse Steve and Debbie’s Higher Angels of themselves were singing on that magical Christmas Eve, in Colorado first channeled by Venus, long ago, through the sensitive awareness of a poet named Rossetti.
two shall be born .. . the whole wide world apart
and speak in different tongues … and have no thought
each, of the other’s being… and no heed
and these same two
o’er unknown seas, to unknown lands, shall cross
escaping wreck, defying death
and all unconsciously
shape each act, and bend each wandering step
to this one end …
that one day, out of darkness
they must meet
and read Life’s meaning in each other’s eyes
and these same two
along some narrow way of Life shall walk
so nearly side by side
that should one turn, ever so little space
to left… or right
they needs must stand acknowledged, face to face
and yet . . .
with wistful eyes, that never meet
and groping hands that never clasp
with lips, calling in vain, to ears that never hear
they seek each other all their weary days
and die unsatisfied
… and this is Fate