The Most Compatible — and Most Problematic — Zodiac Signs for a Libra
Here's how the beauty-loving, justice-seeking — and OK, sometimes very indecisive — air sign matches with each of the 12 signs of the zodiac.
At one time or another, the internet has taken aim at your zodiac sign's least adorable traits. Virgos have a rep for being nagging worrywarts, Aquarians are overt convention-hating weirdos, and Sagittarians need to take a tip from one of their own, Taylor Swift, and calm down.
While generalized stereotypes might elicit a giggle or two, they fail to recognize that every sign has its pros and cons. Cardinal air sign Libras, ruled by the planet of love and beauty Venus, are obsessed with all things one-on-one as the ruler of the seventh house of partnership. They're also known to be artistic and social butterflies who revel in developing, creating, and flaunting the perfect centerpiece, signature cocktail, or party decor for a flurry of friends they live for hosting. And symbolized by the Scales, they'll often twist themselves into knots in order to keep the peace, bolster balance, and go to bat for justice.
If you're similarly serenity-loving, relationship-oriented, social, and breezy, you'll likely get along with a Libra. (It also bears noting that your sun sign is just one piece of a really complex, nuanced puzzle known as your natal, or birth chart, which is worth glimpsing over to see which house Libra rules and if you have any planetary placements that connect with the sign of the Scales.)
Here, Libra's compatibility with all 12 signs of the zodiac.
Libra and Aries Compatibility — Problematic Pair
Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and the cardinal fire sign, and Libra are opposite, or six signs apart, from one another, which is called an opposition. This pair will either feel like they're two sides of the same coin or as though they're speaking completely different languages. Ruled by Mars, the god of war, Aries are wild about competition and will strike up fights for fun while Libras, ruled by harmony-loving Venus, shy away from any kind of conflict at all costs. But both are fun-loving initiators, so if they're willing to make space for the other's polar opposite nature, they can make a dynamic team.
Libra and Taurus Compatibility
Taurus, the fixed earth sign, and Libra are quincunx, or five signs apart, which is generally thought of as a rather awkward angle. Taureans can be old-fashioned homebodies who dig their heels in, finding it tough to switch up their go-to weekend plans, while Libras want to flit from one party or event to the next, seeing where any given moment leads. What could save this pair: their shared ruler, Venus. Both are lovers of art, luxury, and romance. So if Taurus can embrace a more flexible approach and Libra can honor Taurus' tried-and-true traditions, they could find a way to write a heartfelt story together.
Libra and Gemini Compatibility — Ideal Match
Gemini, the super-communicating, Mercury-ruled mutable air sign that falls third in the zodiac, is trine, or four signs apart from Libra, which is one of the most harmonious angles when it comes to astrological compatibility. Both super-social air signs, Libra innately understands what Gemini needs to feel centered: mentally stimulating conversation, connecting with others, and sharing vibrant ideas. They're also both style-conscious and lighthearted romantics. This pairing is one of the most *chef's kiss!* matches in the zodiac.
Libra and Cancer Compatibility
Cancer, the cardinal water sign and fourth sign of the zodiac is three signs apart, or square, Libra, which can be a challenging but also potentially activating angle. Both cardinal signs adore companionship, creating a beautiful home life, and all the pleasures and joys that come with having a partner. But as an air sign, Libra's approach to romance tends to be more intellectually charged, while Cancer prefers to follow their heart over their head, which could trigger misunderstanding. But keeping their eyes trained on their mutual love of love can save the day.
Libra and Leo Compatibility — Ideal Match
Leo, the fifth sign of the zodiac and the fixed fire sign, is two signs apart — aka sextile — from Libra, which sets up a sweet, harmonious bond. Both are head over heels for romance and seeing and being seen. One of the most well-known, Leo-Libra couples: Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, a romantic, creative duo who defined roaring 1920s glamour in glitzy hot spots like Paris and Cap d'Antibes which are practically tailored to Leo and Libra priorities: socializing, style, and love. A word of warning: Leo might get frustrated by Libra's noncommittal airiness while Libra could be irritated by Leo's bossiness, but they'll always have a blast.
Libra and Virgo Compatibility
Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac and the mutable earth sign, is one sign apart from Libra — a somewhat uncomfortable angle that's also known as semisextile. Generally, semisextiles set the stage for a bit of misunderstanding and discomfort, but with these two, seeing eye-to-eye isn't all that tough. Sure, Libra can be indecisive and flighty, but mutable Virgo has plenty of their own hemming and hawing moments, too. Both are eager to solve or smooth over other people's — or one another's problems — and enjoy making their shared space clean and pretty.
Libra and Libra Compatibility
Two Libras makes for double the Venus-ruled, partnership-oriented, social butterfly energy, which can be truly beautiful — but also potentially very wishy-washy. Libras have a tendency to struggle with commitment and making up their minds and might also suffer from refusing to take a stand because they want to see both sides of every argument. For that reason, two Libras are at risk of spending too much time and energy trying to please one another, potentially sweeping necessary communication under the rug in an attempt to dodge conflict. But there are worse things than being with someone who's as artistic, romantic, and peace-loving as you.
Libra and Scorpio Compatibility
Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac and the fixed water sign, is semisextile, or one sign apart, from Libra, which can set up a bit of discomfort and misunderstanding. Scorpios take life seriously, feel incredibly intensely, and are often consumed by stealthy plotting often related to getting the upper hand in a given situation. Meanwhile, effervescent Libras would prefer to be in the moment and care more about making an impression on their social circles than taking charge. But both value intimacy, closeness, and charm, so they absolutely can find common ground.
Libra and Sagittarius Compatibility
Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac and the mutable fire sign, is sextile, or two signs apart from Libra, laying the groundwork for a friendly, easygoing connection. Both Sag and Libra love being around people, entertaining (Sag is the one in front of the crowd telling jokes while Libra is making sure all the technical details are primed and pretty), and going on eye-opening adventures. The only rough spot might be the way Sag delivers their opinions: in a soapbox-y, unfiltered way that can make tension-averse Libra cringe. But at their core, both are truth-seekers, so they'll definitely see eye-to-eye on that.
Libra and Capricorn Compatibility — Problematic Pair
Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac and the cardinal earth sign, is square, or three signs apart from Libra, making for an activating or potentially tense connection. Both are natural-born initiators, so they definitely respect one another's ability to dream up and kick off big picture plans. And both enjoy being in the limelight as a result of their hard work. But ruled by taskmaster Saturn, Cap can be more traditional, structured, and oriented toward maintaining control than lighthearted Libra. But if they're working toward a shared goal, they could be surprised to find they're more in sync than they initially thought.
Libra and Aquarius Compatibility
Aquarius, the eleventh sign of the zodiac and the fixed air sign, is trine, or four signs apart from Libra, which is thought of as the "as good as it gets," harmonious match. Both are people people and possess high mental energy, and they'll often come across as an influential power couple. At the same time, Libra, ruled by sweet Venus, enjoys old-fashioned romance and classic styles that could strike quirky, mainstream-loathing Aquarius, ruled by rebellious Uranus, as boring and conventional. That said, being willing to embrace one another's passions will keep this airy pair on the same page.
Libra and Pisces Compatibility
Pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac and mutable water sign, is quincunx, or five signs apart from Libra, which is generally an awkward, confusing angle. While Libra is a take-charge initiator, Pisces is typically passive, waiting to see which hand they're dealt. And while Libras are wired to connect, Pisces are very much in their feelings and would prefer escapism — and maybe staying in — over a see-and-be-seen event. Still, both are romantics and lovers of art, so it's possible for someone born under the sign of the Fish and someone born under the sign of the Scales to find a way to get along swimmingly.
Whether you're currently feeling bolder or truly freaked out, remember that regardless of how compatible — or not — your sign appears to be with Libra, sun sign compatibility is just one piece of a huge puzzle that's worth exploring. You can get the most accurate idea of how you match with a partner by looking at your whole natal charts. (Running a synastry report on a site like CafeAstrology.com or doing a reading with a professional astrologer can offer the most accurate, individualized insight.) And if you're ever tempted to roast Libras as flaky or passive-aggressive, be sure to take a closer look at your own birth chart, which you'll see is divided up into 12 houses, each ruled by one of the 12 signs. Everyone — even you — has some wishy-washy Libra energy in them — and taking note of where it expresses itself can actually empower you to make the most of it.