Are you a Libra or interested in getting closer to a Libra? This guide explains everything you need to know about Libra compatibility, including what Libras need in a match, how compatible each sign is with Libra, and how Libras can strengthen their relationships with others (as well as how others can strengthen their relationships with Libras)!
What Qualities Make a Good Match for a Libra?
What traits make for the Libra best match? Libras appreciate these four qualities very highly in any relationship, whether it's for love, friendship, or work.
Libras love being out there! They're one of the most social signs. They love spending time with old friends, meeting new people, and generally being around others. If you consider yourself an extrovert or someone who frequently wants to be around lots of people, Libras will be the first to join you.
Libras have a strong sense of justice, and they expect it in all their relationships. After all, their sign is a set of balanced scales! Libras want everyone's voice to get heard and all sides of an issue to be discussed before a decision is made. When a disagreement arises, if you make an effort to be fair and strike a compromise where are parties are satisfied, Libras will see you as a kindred spirit.
Libras can be both wracked by indecision and prone to flightiness. In order to counteract this, they enjoy being with people who are confident making plans and sticking to them. Libras don't mean to be difficult when they cancel at the last minute or are unable to decide where to go for dinner, and if you lead by firm example, they'll follow.
Libras are popular people, and they love being reminded of it! Compliments mean a lot to them, and taking a moment to show your admiration for a Libra and their accomplishments will go a long way to building a solid foundation for a relationship. The compliments don't need to be big or gushing either, even just a small remark on a project they did or what they're wearing will be deeply appreciated.
What Qualities Make a Bad Match for a Libra?
It's also important to know what traits hurt Libra compatibility. Libras won't appreciate either of these qualities in their relationships:
A lot of drama isn't great for any relationship, but Libras are particularly averse to getting into fights. They're natural peacemakers and want everyone to feel happy and heard. When things do go awry, Libras try to be as diplomatic as possible and work things out with calm conversations. This can clash with more emotional signs whose feelings can sometimes overwhelm them when things get heated.
Libras love beautiful things, and they love indulging in their love for beautiful things. This could mean frequent trips to the salon, shopping sprees, scrolling through fashion photos, putting in a lot of effort to get that perfect Instagram photo, etc. People who don't enjoy these pastimes (or even think they're a waste of time) may have difficulty seeing eye-to-eye with Libras trying to beautify their world.
Libra Compatibility Chart
What are the best and worst Libra compatibility signs? This Libra compatibility chart gives a quick overview of how compatible Libras are with different signs in several areas, including overall compatibility. Each is ranked either high, medium, or low. In the next section, we go over in more detail different Libra compatibility pairings.
Libras and Other Signs: Libra Compatibility Pairings
Who is Libra compatible with? Learn how well different signs get along with Libras, and which areas they'll bond over (and which areas will lead to tension). These pairings are ranked from Libra most compatible signs to least compatible signs.
Best Libra Compatible Signs
These four are each high-ranking Libra compatible signs. If you're a Libra, expect mostly smooth sailing with them.
Libra and GeminiBoth are air signs, but that's not the only reason Libras and Gemini get along so well. Both are the life of the party, are deeply curious, and appreciate the beauty in life. Although the pairing of these two indecisive signs can sometimes cause problems, because Libras and Geminis see the world so similarly, they'll quickly find a solution that they're both happy with.
Libra and LibraLibras are one of the most popular signs, so it makes sense they'd get along with each other! With their appreciation for fairness, the arts, and being around other people, a double-Libra pairing is often full of fun adventures.
Libra and LeoAt first glance, Leos and Libras may not seem to have much in common, but this pair really brings out the best in each other. Libras love Leos' confidence and honesty, while Leos are drawn to Libras' style and charm. Together, they are often the life of the party and love to be in the thick of social scenes. The combination of Libra's air type and Leo's fire type has also often created passionate relationships where both partners work to make the other happy.
Libra and Aquarius
Libras and Aquarius have a lot of similarities: Both are air signs, both value justice and equality, and both have a strong appreciation for the arts. Aquarius can get exhausted from Libras' relentless extroversion, and Libras can be put off by the Aquarius tendency to be unpredictable, but, overall, this pairing has a lot going for it.
Average Libra Compatible Signs
Libra compatibility can go either way with these signs, and the relationship really depends on the effort you put into it.
Libra and AriesLibras and Aries have a lot in common: both are creative, social, and full of optimism. However, this can lead to this pairing making risky decisions together because they didn't fully consider the consequences. Additionally, Aries are known for having a temper, which is very off-putting to Libras. Similarly, Aries can find Libras' desire for diplomacy and fairness to be boring and frustrating.
Libra and TaurusIf a Libra wants a partner to go on a shopping spree or take in a new art gallery, they won't find anyone better than a Taurus. Both have an appreciation for beauty and luxury. However, Tauruses are famously stubborn which can create conflict when Libras try to pursue their plans for justice and equality.
Libra and SagittariusBoth Libras and Sagittariuses have a deep curiosity for the world, but they show it in different ways. For Libras, it means trying as many new things and meeting as many new people as possible. For Sagittarius signs, it can mean difficulty committing to a relationship and being picky about trying new things because they only want the best. However, these two signs can, and often do, bond over their innate kindness and creativity.
Libra and VirgoLibra and Virgo compatibility can go in a lot of directions. Both are deeply creative, but Virgo is much more uptight than the laid-back Libras. Both are known for their kindness, but Virgos are more subtle in expressing their emotions than the love-to-love Libras. Libras can find Virgos' reliability boring, while Virgos can find Libras flighty. Fortunately, Virgos' natural patience and Libras' eternal optimism often brings them back together when they have differences.
Libra and PiscesThis pairing is definitely a mixed bag. Both signs are known for being artistic and excellent listeners, and they're both deeply loyal romantic partners. However, Pisces can be both closed off and moody, which will bring them into conflict with Libra's diplomatic and optimistic qualities. Additionally, both Libra and Pisces can be indecisive and impressionable, which can mean they make poor decisions together (when they're even able to come to a decision).
Weaker Libra Compatible Signs
Extra effort is needed when Libras pair with the signs below. That's not to say these signs can never get along, only that they need to recognize and work through their differences to reach a high level of compatibility with Libras.
Libra and CapricornThis pairing is a classic example of opposites not really attracting. Capricorns are known for keeping their heads down and working hard. They can trend towards pessimism and often have very lofty goals for themselves. This is pretty much the opposite of happy-go-lucky Libras who believe they deserve all the best things in life without needing to become a workaholic. However, this odd couple can work since both signs feel a duty to help others and are very loyal in relationships.
Libra and CancerLibras and Cancers both care deeply about others, which they may need to remind themselves of when these two signs inevitably disagree. Cancers are often tempestuous, and they can be vindictive and greedy when they are trying to get their way. This contrasts strongly with Libras' desire for fairness and calm.
Libra and Scorpio
Libras and Scorpios just have different ways of looking at the world. Libras love fairness, fun, and light conversations. Scorpios, however, can be single-minded in achieving their goals (not worrying how it affects other people), and they tend towards jealousy when they aren't happy, which can baffle fair-minded Libras. Additionally, Scorpios tend to be overly-controlling when they're with the more indecisive Libras. However, both types value loyalty, and they can be committed partners if they make an effort to understand their differences.
What Does This Mean for Libras?
If you're a Libra, you likely find it pretty easy to get along with most other signs. You love meeting new people and are committed to being a fair and fun partner, whether with friends, coworkers, or a romantic partner. However, it's important to remember that not everyone sees life the way you do. To improve your relationships, keep these three tips in mind:
#1: Stick to Your Commitments
As a Libra, you might be tempted to cancel plans because something more fun or exciting came along. However, remember that many people find it hurtful when people cancel plans last minute, and always do your best to keep your commitments. People love being around Libras, but your shine may fade if you gain a reputation for being flaky.
#2: Express When You're Unhappy
Libras are natural peacemakers, and because they want to please everyone, they can sometimes find it difficult to speak up when they're unhappy with something. If this is you, make an effort to voice your feelings when something doesn't sit right with you. Even if it's challenging in the moment, honesty will improve your relationship in the long run, and it'll make you happier because you're not pushing down your feelings.
#3: Remember That Beauty Isn't Everything
There are all sorts of beautiful things to see and experience, and, as a Libra, you'll want to maximize their presence in your life. Don't be too quick to judge someone on their appearance or turn down an experience at first glance because it seems boring or uncool. Don't feel guilty about pursuing beauty, but remember that it is more than just physical appearance.
What Does This Mean for People Who Want a Connection With a Libra?
If you're hoping to date a Libra, befriend one, or just communicate at work or school with Libras, the good news is that they're one of the easier signs to get along with. However, if you want a strong, long-term relationship with a Libra, follow the three tips below to keep everyone happy.
#1: Encourage Them to Express Their Opinion
Although they always encourage others to speak up, many Libras struggle to voice their own opinion. This can be both because they don't want to offend, and because they're actually struggling to come to any decision at all. To have a Libra best match, encourage the Libras in your life to speak their mind, even if it's just to say they're unsure of what to do.
#2: Ask Yourself If You're Acting Fairly
Libras are committed to making sure everyone has a voice and feels heard. Sometimes this can come at their own expense. If you're a more assertive type, make sure you're not walking over Libras in your quest to reach your goals. Libras may not say anything, but they'll notice if you're acting unfairly, and they'll think less of you for it.
#3: Push Your Boundaries Socially
If you want to get close to a Libra, that means accepting that a lot of your time will be spent in the company of others. Libras love being around people, so if you're a sign that is more introverted or prefers solitude, be prepared to embrace your social side. Don't make yourself do things you're uncomfortable with, but if you're going to dip your toe into your more social side, a Libra is a great guide to have. They're social butterflies who are always looking out for others, and they'll do their best to ensure you're having fun, too.
Curious about compatibility information for other signs? We've written up similar analyses for Gemini, Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and many more!
Want to learn more about Libras? Our article on the 10 most fundamental Libra traits tells you everything you need to know about this sign.
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