Are Aries & Libra Compatible In A Relationship?

This is a classic case of opposites attracting.

by Kristine Fellizar
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Aries and Libra relationships are when opposites attract.
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When fiery Aries meets airy Libra, it’s a classic case of opposites attracting. Logically, dating someone who’s your polar opposite shouldn’t work. Once the initial excitement wears off, having too many differences may prove to be more challenging than it’s worth. But in astrology, opposite sign couples tend to make some of the best matches. Aries and Libra’s zodiac compatibility will tell you everything you need to know about this fire and air sign couple.

“Opposing Sun signs are typically considered a natural match in astrology,” Leslie Hale, an astrologer with, tells Bustle. “Aries and Libra have the potential to be great together as Venus rules Libra, the planet of love, and Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet connected to sex, passions, and desires. With this combination of Venus and Mars, the two planets of love and attraction are at constant play.”

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In general, air and fire signs work well together in bed because air fans fire’s flames and that’s the case here. As with all opposite sign pairings, these two will be immediately drawn toward each other. Libra’s beauty, grace, and charm will be extremely attractive to the ram, who will want nothing more than to get close to them. On the other hand, Aries’ confidence, strong presence, and determination will capture Libra’s attention.

Both Aries and Libra are cardinal signs, which means they’re the initiators of the zodiac, so they’ll have no problem getting things going. The early stages of dating will be a fun ride for both as Libras love to tease and flirt, while Aries enjoys the chase. Aries will pull out all the stops to win over Libra’s heart, and Libra will reward them for all their efforts. Read on to learn more about Aries and Libra’s compatibility in relationships, dating, friendship, and more.

Aries And Libra’s Sexual Compatibility

In bed, these two are highly compatible. Their sexual compatibility is much greater than other opposite sign couples due to the influence of their ruling planets, Mars and Venus. According to Kristina Semos, astrologer and owner of AstroOils, there are clear “roles” in this pairing. “With Aries taking the lead, and Libra taking on more of the ‘feminine’ energy, regardless of actual gender, this tends to work,” Semos says. If they share a deeper emotional connection, they can have a sexually satisfying relationship that lasts indefinitely.

Aries And Libra Emotional Compatibility

Emotionally, these two are very different. According to Semos, Aries is the more straightforward, aggressive, and brash type. At the same time, Libra is diplomatic, open-minded to the point of being indecisive, and just wants everybody to get along. “Libra might be horrified or embarrassed by how Aries said something bold and offensive to the waiter (or their friend, or her uncle), while Aries might be annoyed at how Libra can't make up their mind,” Semos says. They may differ in the ways they communicate and express their feelings. However, they each need a little bit of what the other has.

Aries And Libra Friendship Compatibility

Aries and Libra are polar opposites in the zodiac, so their personalities are very different. “This can be wonderful at times and excruciating the rest of the time,” Inbaal Honigman, celebrity psychic and astrologer, tells Bustle. “In a friendship, it's hard to have someone who is so different [from] you.”

In the case of Aries and Libra, the ram is active, brutally honest, and doesn’t care about what anyone says about them. Libra, on the other hand, is sweet, charming and wants to please those around them. “A friendship like this would struggle to last,” Honigman says. “The outspoken and energetic Aries would often insult the thoughtful and quiet Libra, or drag them to adventures they have no desire to participate in.” Since Libra values harmony in their relationships, they might go along with what Aries wants just to keep the peace.

Libra, who’s represented by the scales, is also notoriously indecisive. They’ll think through all the pros and cons before they make a decision. This can be extremely frustrating for Aries, who tends to do things without thinking.

Aries And Libra Dating Compatibility

Their differences may not work as well in a friendship, but dating is another story. When two signs are exactly six months apart, like Aries and Libra, they make a “wonderful” match.

“Those two are on opposite sides of the zodiac wheel (like Virgo and Pisces or Capricorn and Cancer) so they're a perfect case of opposites attracting,” Honigman says. “Like Libra Kelly Ripa and her husband of over two decades, Aries Mark Consuelos, this lovely combo can go the distance. They are not like each other and they don't need to be!”

Aries is always in front, looking for the next challenge or next achievement, and Libra will be right there happily rooting for them. Libra will have a lot of fun being with the more carefree Aries, while Aries will feel loved by Libra who doesn’t judge them for being themselves. Both signs are also highly independent and enjoy doing their own thing from time to time. They’ll be able to give each other the space they need to feel content in a relationship.

In addition to this, Aries loves to chase while Libra loves the chase. “They may enjoy the opposite sides of their nature being filled in by the other,” Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic, tells Bustle. The Venus-ruled Libra will enjoy doing everything to please their Aries partner, and Aries will see Libra as a “magnificent prize and lovely muse.”

Aries And Libra’s Communication

The way these two communicate also differs. According to Honigman, Libras will bend over backward to not offend anyone. Since they’re represented by the scales, Libras value balance and harmony in their relationship. On the other hand, Aries doesn’t exactly work that way.

“When they argue, fiery Aries would seem to have the upper hand until that moment when Libra is pushed too far,” Honigman says. “Libra will deliver that final line which would totally eviscerate Aries. Libras understand emotions on a very deep level, and know exactly what to say, to trigger a full anxiety attack and self-loathing in their opponent.”

In order to have healthy communication in their relationship, Aries and Libra may need to change the way they approach each other. Rams should aim to be more sensitive, while Libras can learn to speak up more so their frustrations don’t build and cause more harm.

The Biggest Challenges In An Aries And Libra Relationship

Naturally, being dating your opposite comes with its share of issues. For Aries and Libra, a potential problem area is the way they approach relationships. For instance, Aries rules the first house of the self in the zodiac, which is all about personal identity. Libra, on the other hand, rules the seventh house of partnerships, cooperation, and commitment. “If Aries never compromises on what they want, and Libra is too concerned about what their partner wants, this is a big pitfall,” Semos says. Both partners need to learn how to compromise and establish proper boundaries to have a balanced and equal partnership.

Do Aries And Libra Zodiac Signs Make A Good Match?

One of the best parts about being in an opposite sign pairing is the growth potential. According to Hale, the somewhat reserved Libra can learn to be more open and direct with their feelings, while Aries can look at things from their partner’s perspective. If they’re committed to making a relationship work, this couple can go the distance.

“Through the opposition, they can find balance, with each providing the other the things they are lacking,” Hale says. “If nothing else in the chart is unfavorable, this can be a match of a lifetime.”


Kristina Semos, astrologer and owner of AstroOils

Leslie Hale, an astrologer with

Inbaal Honigman, celebrity psychic and astrologer

Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic

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