Libras are ruled by Venus, and thus love being surrounded by luxury and beautiful things. This can make them very romantic partners. They also tend to be great communicators, valuing wit, humor, and intellectual stimulation. On the other hand, they’re often chronically indecisive, which can prove frustrating for potential partners, and they prefer to avoid conflict at all costs.
The Libra ego values fairness and equality above pretty much everything else, and when we are talking about Sun Signs, we see what is reflected in the ego archetype — our personal drives and motivations on a variety of things. While there is a lot more to synastry between two people in astrology, the Sun is a great place to begin because how two egos will meet in the middle is important to know. With Libra, understanding that fairness is a huge internal drive can show us with the Signs’ elements where we can begin to look at compatibility.
Fire Signs (Aries, Sagittarius, Leo)
Libra can find Fire signs intoxicating, with Libra’s Air whipping up the flames of these signs’ passion to new heights. With little solid ground to build on, though, this pairing can lead to both signs either getting burned or burning out. Fire signs love to lead and have very clear ideas of the “right” path in any situation, while Libra prefers a live and let live philosophy and hates making hard decisions. This can begin as a fine affair, but without careful tending, the flame might not last.
Air Signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Libra finds fellow Air signs delightful, as when these social butterflies pair up it’s a virtual wind storm of witty conversation, jokes, beautiful things, and airy delight. There is, however, not necessarily much substance here, nor solid ground to build on. Both sides of this pairing could dislike making firm choices and prefer keeping things light, which can make for a fun romance, but, without a dedication to build common ground, might blow away quickly in the breeze. Aquarians are potentially a better match for Librans than the others, as there can be a strong mutual respect for freedom, autonomy, and justice between the two as long as conflict doesn’t erupt over political, religious, or sociological differences.
Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
While Libra might initially be intrigued by the murky depths of introspective water signs, what initially seemed mysterious might quickly turn frustrating for the more gregarious Air sign. If a Libra can understand the emotional intensity in Water and if Water can avoid becoming mired in jealousy over Libra’s occasional emotional unavailability, they can come together in a meaningful way. This pairing requires patience and a willingness to understanding different ways of doing things, if it’s to last.
Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
The slow-paced, detail-oriented, careful Earth sign can be a good grounding influence on the more flighty Libra. The main caution here is to ensure Libra practices understanding and doesn’t get frustrated with Earth’s more cautious approach to life. If both parties show self-awareness and care, this can be a good, mutually beneficial relationship.