The major mistake made by most Ariens with a Taurus friend, relative, business associate, lover or mate, is to press the Bull into a decision. It will never work. Never. The Bull must decide in his (or her) own time. Demanding, pushing and insisting (the typical Mars strategy, when Aries desires are blocked) will only make Taurus more unwilling to budge, often causing these people to become totally uncommunicative. If Taurus believes that the suggestion is valid and sensible, he (or she) will consider it, and finally say, 'okay'. Until then - and otherwise - no power on Earth can force the situation prematurely. That's the way it is, and no one, not even a fiery Ram, is going to change it.
If the Bull can learn, as they say out West, to ride 'loose in the saddle' with the Ram, and not always expect the Aries person to be practical, the association will also be smoother. Rams must be allowed to express themselves through their own Mars pattern, which must contain a certain amount of violent ups and downs, in order to eventually learn that impulsive, rash behaviour usually brings regret. The Aries person will undoubtedly benefit from the nearness of a more stable Taurean to lean on when things go wrong - and he (or she) will accept advice with surprising docility from the Bull, as long as it's tempered with tenderness, and isn't offered so frequently or dogmatically as to make the Ram feel 'fenced-in'.
Aries people of all sizes, shapes, ages and sexes must be allowed to forge ahead without undue restriction, or too much negative disapproval. Actually, silent disapproval disturbs the bright, hopeful Aries spirit even more than spoken disapproval. It seems, somehow, to the direct Ram, more ominous and threatening - and just plain 'scary'. Remember, Aries is the symbolic newborn Infant, just as Taurus is the symbolic older baby. If the Ram's spontaneous enthusiasms are constantly buried beneath a ton of earthy Taurean 'don't's', he-she may become a frustrated Sheep - a Ram whose ego has been cruelly nipped in the bud of blossoming. The Arien needs to be cautioned against all that brimming-over excitement, now and then, but cautioned lightly, and with much gentleness.
Aries discovers the new country, whether it's geographical - or a mental continent. With the direct penetration of Mars to the core of any situation, the Ram leads and pioneers both the land - and innovative ideas. Then the Bull can enter into his or her own natural activity of building, of turning the country or idea Aries has discovered and pioneered, into a thriving community - or a concept that becomes practical and useful.
All human relationships - Life itself - must have, for Taurus, a clear purpose, and a definite function. Lacking a defined goal of usefulness, in the midst of scattered thoughts, and aimless activities, the Bull becomes confused and finally withdraws. He (or she) learns only through the senses and through experience, and only by exercising a Fixity of intention can the Fixed Sun Sign remain true to himself - or herself. To Taurus, every thing and every person, has a proper place, and should stay there, serving its purpose, never pretending to be something it's not. Aries behaves a dreams in a straight line, always going forward, ignoring the fact that both ends of that straight line are wide open to the winds of fate; whereas Taurus behaves and dreams in a circle, which encompasses lessons of the past and careful plans for the future, leaving no opening for failure due to irresponsible action.
The Ram can help the Bull break open that circle to let in the light of optimism and new ideas - and the Bull can assist the Ram to bend the direct Mars straight-line of activity and feeling into at least a semicircle shape, to help close out some of the inevitable disappointments that will be met throughout the eventful,