While all signs enjoy relationships, Libra is the sign that is most associated with relationships, especially romantic ones. The symbol for Libra is the scales, and for this sign, the most important values are harmony and balance in social interactions. Libra natives need relationships in order to express their true nature. Even so, Libra has higher compatibility with some signs than with others.
In this discussion of Libra compatibility, the primary focus is on those whose Sun is in Libra. Yet, each person is unique. Most of us are a combination of several signs. For this reason, if you are looking for a personal analysis of your needs and behavior in a relationship or are looking for specific advice, it is recommended that you see a professional astrologer.
Table of Contents
- 1 Libra Compatibility Table
- 2 Best Matches
- 3 Worst Matches
Libra Compatibility Table
The graph below is a list of Libra’s compatibility with each sign expressed as a percentage. These percentages are based in part on traditional wisdom as to the meaning of Libra’s relationship with each sign on the zodiac wheel. They are also based on the nature of the various signs and how they behave in relationships and on professional observation and experience.
Libra and Aries
Libra and Taurus
Libra and Gemini
Libra and Cancer
Libra and Leo
Libra and Virgo
Libra and Libra
Libra and Scorpio
Libra and Sagittarius
Libra and Capricorn
Libra and Aquarius
Libra and Pisces
Below is a description of the signs that are the best matches for Libra.
As the two most social signs of the zodiac, Libra and Leo make a great pair. They both are accomplished at the game of flirtation, and they know how to entertain each other. The royal nature of Leo gives Libra the chance to hone the courtier’s skill of flattery, and they greatly enjoy each other’s company. As a couple, they will throw the best parties.
Not only do these signs complement each other in public, but they are compatible in private as well. When they are in private, both of these signs want to take off their masks and just be themselves. This can make them a bit aloof with those that they care about. Other signs are often confused by this, but these two will understand and appreciate this trait in each other.
With both of these signs, there is much more to them than meets the eye. Leo’s showy nature can mask the deep courage, loyalty, and generosity of this sign. Likewise, Libra’s diplomatic and polite manner mask this sign’s sharp intelligence and commitment to relationships. These traits will make it easy for these two to build a strong and lasting relationship together.
When thinking about the natures of Libra and Aquarius, it might seem a bit surprising that they are so compatible. Theoretically, they are both Air Signs, and signs of the same element generally get along well with each other. Yet, Libra is socially adept and likes to fit into a group harmoniously. In contrast, Aquarius relishes in being a bit odd and standing apart from any group.
Yet, as Air Signs, they share the common trait that they need intellectual stimulation to feel physical attraction. Libra natives tend to hide their intelligence a little because they do not want to stand out or make anyone else uncomfortable. Yet, Libra often possesses a great deal of knowledge about many different topics and can carry on an intelligent conversation with just about anyone.
Also, even though Libra tends to follow the rules in social situations, this sign often has a hidden mischievous streak. Natives of this sign are often drawn to those who are a bit unconventional, and Aquarius is almost alway unconventional in some way.
Gemini is the only sign that can match and perhaps even surpass Libra in the art of conversation. Both of these signs collect information. Libra collects information by being able to talk to people of all backgrounds and walks of life. Libra then uses that information in order to be a perfect host or hostess. Gemini collects information for the sheer joy of learning.
Gemini is usually the proverbial social butterfly, flitting from person to person in a crowd, rarely staying in one place for very long. With Libra, however, Gemini is likely to stay because their conversation will be so interesting! It is easy for Libra and Gemini to talk for hours about all sorts of various topics.
While Libra and Gemini get along extremely well, the compatibility between these signs is slightly lower than with Libra and Leo or Aquarius. That is because Gemini is a little less stable in relationships. Gemini gets bored easily, and sometimes has trouble with monogamy.
Still, Libra is one of the signs that can hold Gemini’s attention, and they are a very good match.
There is an old adage, “opposites attract,” and in theory, this adage holds true in astrology. Opposite signs are the natural partners for each other. In practice, however, some opposite signs are more compatible than others. Aries and Libra are opposite pairs, and the differences between these two signs are stark.
Aries loves to fight and communicates directly and bluntly. Libra is the ultimate peacemaker and communicates indirectly with impeccable manners and courtesy. Yet, the differences between these signs complement and balance each other.
Libra softens Aries and smoothes out the rough edges of this sign. When Aries ruffles people’s feathers, Libra can soften and sooth any offenses or hard feelings. In turn, Aries protects Libra and says and does the things that Libra might want to do but is too polite. These two bring out the best in each other.
Libra natives are known for their ability to get along with almost anyone. Yet, there are a few signs that they have trouble with. Below are the worst matches for Libra.
Of all signs, Libra has the most trouble with Scorpio. Libra is ruled by Venus. Like Libra’s opposite sign, Aries, Scorpio is ruled by Mars. Like Aries, Scorpio can be combative and does not shy away from a fight. Yet, unlike the differences between Libra and Aries, which provide balance, the differences between Libra and Scorpio grate on each other.
The main problem is that these two signs have fundamentally incompatible values. Libra values courtesy and social harmony above all else, including honesty. In general, Libra natives have no trouble telling “little white lies” to avoid conflict or unpleasantness. Scorpio values honesty and integrity and has a deep need to get to the bottom of everything.
To make matters worse, Scorpio natives are highly intuitive and know when they are not being told the truth. Scorpio will pry, which will make Libra extremely uncomfortable. While Libra enjoys other people and learning about them, Libra natives do not want to know anyone’s deep, dark secrets, nor do they want to share theirs. Scorpio lives for such knowledge.
The problems between Libra and Cancer are not as bad as those between Libra and Scorpio, and there is a great deal of sexual chemistry between these signs. Yet, this can be a difficult relationship.
Part of the problem between them stems from their different elemental nature. Libra is an Air Sign and primarily operates at the level of intellect and reason. In contrast, Cancer is a Water Sign and primarily operates at the level of emotions and intuition. Even though Libra wants to be nice, Libra does not truly understand Cancer’s feelings. Also, Cancer can become moody and stand-offish, which makes Libra very uncomfortable.
Yet, the real problem between these signs is their respective communication styles. Libra is extremely indirect and often says nothing in order to avoid conflict. When Cancer natives are upset, they often crawl in their shells without explanation. This means these two are unlikely to talk about their difficulties, making them very hard to resolve.
The compatibility between Libra and Capricorn is not nearly as low as that between Libra and Scorpio or Cancer. In some ways, these signs can complement each other well. They usually find each other physically attractive. Libra can also be very helpful as a hostess to Capricorn’s drive to rise socially.
Yet, there is friction between these signs as well. Capricorn natives are motivated first and foremost by their ambition. This sign puts business first and relationships second. Libra natives are motivated by relationships. Libra will not want to come second to Capricorn’s job, and Capricorn will not appreciate Libra’s demands.
The differences between these signs are not insurmountable, but Libra abhors conflict of any kind. The tension will be quite uncomfortable for Libra.
Libra is highly compatible with Leo, Aquarius, and Gemini. Libra can talk with any of these signs for hours on end, which for Libra, is a prelude to physical attraction.
Aries is Libra’s opposite sign, and these two signs are compatible in spite of, or perhaps because of, their differences. They provide balance and bring out the best in each other.
Libra has a great deal of trouble with the Water Signs, Scorpio and Cancer. The relationship between Libra and Capricorn is not quite as difficult, but there is still more tension than Libra is comfortable with.
It is important to remember with zodiac compatibility is that it is not the only factor that determines whether a relationship will be successful. Commitment and dedication to the relationship are as important, if not more so, than natural compatibility.