Libra is a balance-loving air sign and is known to value harmony, peace, and beauty most highly. The social butterfly of the zodiac, Libras make friends easily and acquire a bevy or admirers seemingly without even trying. They can, because of this, also be people-pleasers in a way that causes them stress and forces them to overextend themselves or try to placate people in conflict just to keep the peace.
The sign, according to Allure, is ruled by the planet Venus, which « governs love, beauty, and money. » As such, « Libras adore high art, intellectualism, and connoisseurship. » And when it comes to relationships, they are all about partnership, mutual growth, and passion. Allure explains, « While Libra’s opposite sign, Aries, represents ‘me,’ Libra symbolizes ‘we’. Relationships are paramount for Libras, who find balance in companionship. They love harmonious partnerships with fashionable mates. »
While the most important thing for a Libra in a relationship is that there is harmony and the partnership is a good one, it does also matter to them that their relationship looks good on the outside, too. They love dressing up and being shown off/showing off their partner, and they love being able to brag that their partner supports their dreams and personal goals.
Which signs are compatible with Libra
Because Libras who desire a relationship seek these qualities in the partnership, certain signs are more likely to be compatible with them than others. According to Compatible-Astrology, the zodiac signs generally believed to be most compatible with Libra are Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
Geminis are welcoming of Libra’s tendency to lavish love and affection onto their partners, and are also able to be gentle with Libra when he or she has over-exerted themselves trying to please everyone or trying to do everything at once. Both signs are highly intellectual air signs and will be able to have conversations that go on for hours, floating above everything around them and never seeming to touch ground. Gemini and Libra mirror their partners’ emotions, and so empathy and caring for one another’s feelings comes naturally to this couple.
Interestingly, the challenges in this relationship are just another thing the two signs have in common because they tend to « sin » the same way; both love to spend money, both struggle with indecision, and both like the attention of other people. So, as long as you both communicate your boundaries and respect them, you are likely to understand each other when you fall short of being your best self or do something impulsive.
Other signs compatible with Libra
Leo and Libra are, to put it simply, absolute fire together (via Astrology). They both have magnetic personalities and unmissable charisma, and are both confident enough not to worry about the other stealing their spotlight. It is easy for Leo to be enamored with Libra’s class, poise, and amiable kindness, while Leo’s bravado, radiating warmth (they’re ruled by the sun, after all) and passion (Leo is a fire sign) captivate Libra.
The two are able to connect on both deep emotional and intellectual levels, and also on what some might consider more superficial levels, as Leo loves to show Libra off, and Libra loves being arm candy. Leo can learn a lot from Libra about balance and harmony, and indecisive Libra is grateful for Leo’s take-charge attitude; when Libra can’t decide where to have dinner or what to do for her birthday, Leo is happy to step up and make the plan.
This combination also translates to high sexual compatibility and adventurous, passionate, affectionate, and mutually trusting bedroom play. The challenge here is for Libra not to simply give in to all of Leo’s whims and desires if Libra has their own ideas; harmony-loving Libra will often just let Leo have their way in the name of harmony, but Leo doesn’t actually want to trample over Libra even though they sometimes do without intention, so communication is key.
More signs compatible with Libra
Sagittarius is another good match for Libra. They are spontaneous, adventurous, and a lot of fun, and will bring these qualities out in a Libra. Sag is much better at doing things on a whim than indecisive Libra, which snaps Libra out of feeling stuck. If Libra can’t decide between a hike or a swim at the local pool, Sag will suggest an impromptu road trip to a forest-adjacent beach. Problem solved!
Both signs prefer peace over conflict, perfect for an even-keeled relationship. That said, while Libra is gentle and sensitive in their communication to avoid hurting feelings, Sagittarius is perhaps the most blunt and straightforward of all signs. This can cause Libra to bristle or feel hurt, and good communication will be needed to work through (via Compatible-Astrology).
Aquarius, meanwhile, is a free spirit, and Libra will love them for that, though Aquarius’ aversion to being feeling down can sometimes make Libra a little bit insecure (via Thought Catalogue). However, Aquarius loves Libra’s vitality and charisma, so Libra easily keeps their Aquarius partner interested. This is a deep love that generally grows over time; the attraction isn’t instant, but when they learn to trust each other, their connection in the bedroom and in their emotional lives is hard to beat. The challenge is Aquarius’ love of solitude and Libra’s love of togetherness, resulting in some push and pull to find a balance that works for both, but when these two signs love each other, they will invest in the long haul.
Signs that may be less compatible with Libra
Libra and Cancer may have a tougher time making a romantic relationship work (via Compatible Astrology). While Libras initially want to make a mental connection with a potential partner, Cancer, a water sign, seeks emotional connection upfront and may be frustrated by Libra’s desire for conversation that spans a variety of topics to test intellectual compatibility. Further, Cancer is not afraid of letting their sometimes-fluctuating emotions be known by those around them, and Libra strives for harmony. As such, Cancer’s moodiness can sometimes stress out a Libra who just wants to « fix it » when the Cancer just wants to feel their feelings. All of this said, working on clear communication of needs and boundaries can go a long way toward helping these two find longterm happiness together.
Libra and Virgo may also butt heads a bit if they attempt romance, but for opposite reasons as Cancer and Libra. Virgos, like Libras, appreciate an intellectual match, and in this way, they are likely to get along well and be able to talk passionately for hours. But this is sort of where the compatibility stops. Libra’s love for aesthetics is often at odds with Earth-sign-Virgo’s need for perfect practical order where it comes to shared living spaces. Also, both signs prefer to keep the peace, and so issues may go unspoken and therefore never dealt with, creating resentments. But again, clear communication can help if these two are determined to stay together.