- Emily Newman, astrologer, psychic reader, and spiritual healer at The Best of Psychic Readers
- Juliana McCarthy, astrologer and author of The Stars Within You
- Maria Sofia Marmanides, astrologer, tarot reader, and intuitive
- Rachel Lang, astrologer, psychic medium, and author of Modern Day Magic: 8 Simple Rules to Realize Your Power and Shape Your Life and As Above, So Below
- Tenae Stewart, astrologer and spiritual coach
Key Libra traits
Libra is an air sign represented by the scales, which explains why they value balance, peace, and harmony in all aspects of their lives. Tactful, pleasing, and even-keel, they play well with most anybody and are often considered as mediators of their social group. They have the ability to weigh both sides of any situation, and though this gives them the reputation of being indecisive, it’s usually because they want to objectively analyze and assess things from multiple points of view.
As a cardinal sign, Libra is a self-starter who likes to initiate connections and is easy to get along with. It’s no question why: “Libras are charming, clever, [and] genuine,” says Emily Newman, psychic reader, spiritual healer, counselor, and astrologer at The Best of Psychic Reader. However, Libra’s tendency to accommodate others can just as easily be their weakness. They may put the needs of others over their own to avoid conflict and keep the peace, which is perhaps why they can sometimes be viewed as people-pleasers. That said, they aren’t one to shy away from speaking out in the name of fairness and justice.
The influence of Venus, planet of love, sex, and beauty, on Libra’s characteristics are also clear. For one, Libra has the reputation of being preoccupied with appearances, and while this can often manifest as a shallow obsession, it can also represent their aspiration to find beauty in everything and share it with others. Libras are also thought to be true romantics, which makes all the more sense considering that they are associated with partnership. Indeed, relationships are important to Libras, but it’s just as essential for the sign to find independence outside of their relationships to achieve true balance.
Libra compatibility in relationships
According to astrologer Rachel Lang in a previous interview with Well+Good, Libras are typically most compatible with their fellow air signs Gemini and Aquarius, as they share Libra’s liveliness and effortless ability to get along with others. Fire signs Leo and Sagittarius can also make a worthy companion for Libra, as Libra may be drawn to their passionate spirit and fun-loving nature, and though Libra and Aries are opposite zodiac signs, they can learn a lot from each other. Conversely, Libra is typically less compatible with earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, who may view Libra as too flighty or fickle.
Ahead, learn more about which zodiac signs are the most (and least) compatible with Libra.
Libra and Aries compatibility
Fiery Aries is opposite from Libra on the zodiac wheel. Although they are opposite zodiac signs, they can make a complementary pair. In general, air and fire signs work well together, Juliana McCarthy, astrologer and author of The Stars Within You, told Well+Good. And with Venus, planet of love, ruling Libra, and Mars, planet of sex, passion, and desire, ruling Aries, sparks are bound to fly between the two signs.
Libra and Aries are also cardinal signs, meaning they’ll have no trouble getting things going. While they differ in personality—Libra is diplomatic and open-minded, and Aries is straightforward and, at times, brash—they can learn from each other. “With an Aries, Libra needs to assert themselves and learn from their partner how to prioritize their needs and desires,” Lang told Well+Good. “With a Libra, Aries needs to show adoration.”
Libra and Taurus compatibility
Taurus is quincunx, or five signs apart, from Libra, and according to astrologer Tenae Stewart, author of The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care, they have one important aspect in common. “Both Taurus and Libra are ruled by Venus, planet of love. They both highly value their relationships and having connections with other people is important to them,” she says. “However, they have nothing else in common.”
For one, “Libra is a cardinal sign and Taurus is a fixed sign,” says Stewart. Fixed earth sign Taurus can make quick, firm decisions, while Libra can initiate but will take some time to come up with a resolution, which can be frustrating for the bull. Taurus are also stubborn and immoveable, and Libra might bend over backwards to keep the peace, which can lead to an imbalance in their partnership and resentment in the long run.
Libra and Gemini compatibility
Mutable air sign, Gemini, ruled by Mercury, is all about communication and socialization. As a fellow air sign, Libra can innately understand what Gemini needs and wants in a relationship. Both are incredibly communicative signs that look to stimulate their minds and both are always up for new experiences, so there’s plenty of common ground between them.
They are also trine, or four signs apart, from each other, which usually indicates a harmonious and easygoing connection. However, Newman mentions: “Gemini has a wavering mind.” This all-over-the-place way of thinking can be at times intolerable for Libra, but the sign of scales is generally patient—and with clear communication and understanding, the two can overcome challenges and create a long-lasting partnership.
Libra and Cancer compatibility
Cancer, the emotional, intuitive cardinal water sign, and Libra have two opposing personalities. Cancer is the homebody of the zodiac, while Libra are social butterflies. While both value relationships, Libra might not be able to give Cancer the emotional security they need, while Libra may feel suffocated by the relationship. Cancer and Libra also form a square to each other, which generally indicates challenges between the two signs.
One of the greatest challenges Cancer and Libra might face is the differences in their emotional expression. Cancer’s emotions can fluctuate quickly, which can throw Libra off balance. “Cancer is too sensitive [for Libra], says Newman, “and sometimes [Cancer is] too anxious and judgmental for Libra’s taste.” On the upside, they will both give their relationship a fighting chance, so they may come to understand each other in the long run.
Libra and Leo compatibility
Fixed fire sign Leo, symbolized by the regal and authoritative celestial lion, makes an ideal partner for Libra, who is content to let Leo take the spotlight and will encourage their partner to shine. There’s also no question that sparks will fly when they meet, as Leo is all about show and attention, which will appeal to Libra, who will happily explore all that the lion has to offer.
Newman also says that Leo and Libra will be drawn to qualities that are inherent in the other. Leo, for instance, will appreciate Libra’s “fairness and confidence,” while Libra will be intrigued by Leo’s “elegance and grace.” The fiery lion might also come to love Libra’s harmonious nature and their ability to calm heated spirits. Overall, they are a good match with lots of potential.
Libra and Virgo compatibility
Virgo and Libra are on the cusp of and next to each other on the zodiac calendar, and while on the surface, they may appear to have wildly different personalities, the signs can find common ground. For one, “both are intellectual,” says Stewart, and they can make for a particularly cerebral match. However, they may avoid communicating honestly when a conflicts arises, which might lead to challenges in the long term.
Stewart also mentions that Virgo, though often labeled as reserved, is actually a “very sensual and sexual sign,” which could appeal to Venus-ruled Libra who is all about relationships and a romantic at heart. “When they connect on an intellectual and physical level, I think they will find that they can really support one another,” she says.
Libra and Libra compatibility
Two Libras together can make the ultimate fairytale. They share similar values and beliefs, and they won’t shy away from love. A Libra-Libra couple will have a “very powerful, loving, heart-centered connection between them,” says Stewart, giving their relationship soulmate-level potential. As with any relationship though, it’s not without its fair share of challenges.
One of the greatest challenges two Libras might face as a couple is their indecisiveness. “They tend to have a hard time choosing between things because they see the beauty and value in all the different options, so they will struggle to make a decision,” says Stewart. “As long as they commit to making a decision, they can make it work as a couple.”
Libra and Scorpio compatibility
Libra and Scorpio are on the cusp of and next to each other the zodiac. They both value commitment, but it can be challenging for Libra to set strict boundaries with their Scorpio partner, whereas Scorpio might unwittingly take advantage of Libra’s go-with-the-flow attitude. “Scorpios feel passionate and are prone to covert planning, with a need to gain the upper hand in situations,” says Newman, which won’t sit well with Libra.
Newman mentions that Libras have a tendency for being judgmental, but Scorpio can be manipulative. While cardinal air sign Libra has earned their reputation as peacemakers that value balance and harmony, they also don’t like to feel controlled or stifled in their relationship. If their relationship is left unchecked, there may be misunderstandings due to power struggles and exploitation between the two signs.
Libra and Sagittarius compatibility
Fiery Sagittarius can be a great partner for airy Libra as they are social and they like to experience new things—and, in general, their respective astrological elements tend to complement one another beautifully. With much in common, including their lifestyles and hobbies, this fire and air combo has what it takes to create a long-lasting relationship.
“Plus, they’re each other’s biggest cheerleaders and enjoy seeing the other achieve great things,” says Newman. Libra will likely have to take the initiative in this partnership, as Sagittarius is an independent sign that values their alone time. All in all, they’ll make a compatible match if they achieve balance between spending time together and apart.
Libra and Capricorn compatibility
Cardinal earth sign Capricorn is square, or three signs apart, from Libra, indicating some tension between the two signs. Capricorn is the hard-working, ambitious, and, at times, domineering sea-goat, who likes taking the lead. On the other hand, Libra dislikes being told what to do, and they often like taking initiative in their partnerships—and for things to go exactly as they want.
So, while Libra prioritizes harmony in their relationships, they also like things to be as harmonious as they see fit. Plus, they like attention from their partner, and work-oriented Capricorn may not be able to satisfy the emotional needs required to sustain a Libra who wants to be heard and supported by their partner. As a result, the signs could face many challenges in the relationship if left unchecked.
Libra and Aquarius compatibility
As two air signs, Aquarius and Libra will have an affinity for one another. “On an intuitive and intellectual level, they are a perfect combination,” says Newman. “Libra admires the out-of-the-box ideas of Aquarius and values freedom, which Aquarius loves in return.” As the zodiac’s humanitarian, Aquarius can also find commonality with Libra in their love of justice.
Aquarius may also appreciate Libra’s ability to make them feel loved and supported without any pretense, and since Libra is incredibly social and beloved among their peers, partnering with a Libra can help fulfill Aquarius’ need for belonging. However, keep in mind: “Romantically, each will have to learn how to open up and share their personal feelings,” astrologer Maria Sofia Marmanides previously told Well+Good.
Libra and Pisces compatibility
Mutable water sign Pisces is five signs apart from Libra, which means they form a quincunx angle. Astrologically speaking, this might mean that the signs may find it hard to understand one another. However, “Pisces and Libras love love,” Stewart told Well+Good. Plus, both are empathetic, so they’ll have an innate sense of what the other needs.
If anything, Pisces typically value emotional connection, whereas Libra puts a higher value on intellectual connection, says Stewart. Being on the same emotional page might be a point of frustration for Libra and Pisces, as Pisces can be emotional to a fault. For the relationship to work, Libra may have to help Pisces navigate their ever-changing emotions.
Frequently asked questions
What is Libra’s perfect match?
Libra has a natural affinity toward fellow air signs Gemini and Aquarius, who share Libra’s liveliness and social intelligence, as well as fire signs Leo and Sagittarius, for their opposing yet complementary astrological elements.
What are Libras like romantically?
Libras are known to be romantics. They are attentive partners that will shower their partner with affection and attention. They may also put the needs of their partners before their own to ensure a harmonious relationship.
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