Upside: Lovers of the cozy cave; both crave stability; loyal and long-term minded; builders of material comforts; wealth-oriented -- creating abundance; sensuality meets emotional potency; family-oriented.
Downside: Can get bogged down, stagnant. (earth + water = mud); possessive of each other; messy boundaries; loss of objectivity.
Taurus and Cancer are cautious in love, as they are in life. They both want to take their time getting to know each other. They're both looking for a sure thing, and won't rush into romance. The Bull and Crab are extremely affectionate and lovers of home. So if a love connection is made, there's a lot of room for happiness to steadily grow.
Taurus loves the sensual pleasures, not least of which is eating, and Cancer is all too eager to indulge along with them. After the first fifty lowkey dates, there may be subtle, indirect overtures of affection. Once the floodgates are open, these two are cozy lovers happy to root in one spot.
Taurus is looking for material security, Cancer for emotional security and visions of a shared future start to emerge, perhaps a dream home. Taurus is possessive, but Cancer doesn't mind, and might even secretly consider it a show of love. The steady, loyal nature of Taurus fulfills the Cancerian longing for something enduring.
Both are fairly domestic, and happy to land somewhere and start accumulating things, kids and memories. Everything in the abode is thoughtfully chosen, to create a homey, artful feel. Friends of this pair describe their space as very lived in. It is the sanctuary. Over time becomes part of who they are, as if Taurus grew roots up from its foundations, and Cancer's primordial beginnings are deep in the underground well. Having a home base will be a critical factor in how this pairing plays out.
The ritual of making and sharing meals together can be an important aspect of their relationship. They're compatible in the bedroom, as well, since they bring together the physical sensuality of Taurus with the emotional depth of Cancer. This is a match that may get off to a slow start, but stays together for the long haul.