When Libra and Aquarius come together for love or any kind of relationship, it’s straight to cloud nine! These two dreamy air signs both love freedom and travel, which can lead to epic adventures together around the world. A Libra-Aquarius relationship tends to avoid conflict, which can lead to harboring resentment if you don’t voice your feelings.
Libra and Aquarius: Your compatibility clicks and clashes
Where you click:
Cloud nine! It’s a heavenly matchup when you uber-compatible air signs decide to float through life as a couple. Libra loves nothing more than a jam-packed social calendar. Aquarius is generally found at the epicenter of a lively crew of offbeat thinkers, seekers, artists, and rockstars. Although Libra’s friends tend to be more polished and refined, your social circles dovetail beautifully. Before you know it your respective friends are Facebooking each other without your prompting, creating an automatic extended family for the two of you. Good thing, since this matchup lends itself more to legendary adventures than children. You’ll happily fall into the role of babysitters, godparents, and the quirky aunt and uncle who teenagers look up to. If you decide to marry (which may seem like an unnecessary extra step for your free bird matchup), pick out matching luggage sets for your registry or have guests contribute to a “honey fund” so you can kick off your life together with an epic travel plan. Seeing every corner of the world as a couple is a destiny worth fulfilling together.
Where you clash:
Welcome to passive-aggressive central! As easygoing air signs, you both avoid conflict like the plague, which can cause bitterness to quietly fester. When tolerance reaches its limit, Libra will lash out with a snippy, judgmental comment. Aquarius will strike back with a deadly lightning bolt, even being shockingly cruel. Force yourselves to air grievances as they happen instead of letting things build up because you both want to seem so cool and laid back.
Libra and Aquarius are both air signs
Let’s take a road trip! Ooh, yay! And then we’ll hop a standby flight or go skydiving. Yes yes yes! By the way, I just scored two Hamilton tickets—surprise! We’re going to New York!
Put two spontaneous air signs together, and you might just get an exciting, non-stop barrage of conversation and ideas. But do any of these grand schemes actually happen? That’s the challenge in a double air-sign duo—and a noble one you might both just rise to! Your social signs both crave novelty. You’ll be the first in line to try the buzzy new restaurant, see a trending new band or get the latest iPhone upgrade. In fact, you might be the pair camped outside the Apple store, entertaining the crowds with a magic show or a mobile coffee cart.
Trouble begins in an air-sign love match when there’s TOO much change. You may be constantly on the move and never really rooted. There can be flakiness, as you blow with the wind, or run as “hot and cold” as the air temperatures outside. You both easily get scattered, and your million friends, activities and separate interests could make it hard to find quality time. Air signs are communicative, but not always compassionate—your arguments can turn into brutal verbal dagger-flinging.
There are four elements in astrology: fire, earth, air and water. Each one plays an important role in the greater whole of humankind. A love match with someone from the same astrological element offers the comfort of familiarity. At last, you don’t have to explain yourself all the time! As lovely as that is, it can also be “too much of a good thing,” causing your relationship to feel like a single track on continuous replay. As a same-element couple, make a conscious effort to not get stuck in a rut or even a competitive dynamic. Spending time with people of another element can introduce a more balancing energy. For example, a grounded earth sign can ground you by adding more structure and tradition. A sensitive water sign can bring you out of your heads and into your hearts.
For best results, strike the right amount of change and stability. Our aunt and uncle, both air signs, were constantly renovating their home—and while it often added chaos, it seemed to keep them together. Their home was like a modern art gallery with constantly rotating exhibits—and the hot spot for massive parties, thrown “just because.” Entertaining is a huge connective factor for two air signs. Your combined social circle can rival the circumference of the earth! In fact, you’re at your best when enjoying the company of many different people. Air signs crave constant stimulation (and might even be the pair who pulls off an open relationship). Too many romantic nights-for-two can get boring, so don’t spend excessive time alone together, lapse into lazy homebody mode or rush into cohabitation.
Libra is cardinal and Aquarius is fixed
In astrology, the “qualities” or “triplicities” reveal the role you play in a relationship or collaboration. Are you a starter, a doer or a finisher? Do you like to take charge and have a plan, or do you prefer to go with the flow? Cardinal and fixed signs are both “take charge” in their own right. Cardinal signs like to lead and initiate—which is fine as long as they don’t tread on the fixed sign’s turf. The nature of fixed energy is to stand firm and resist change unless it’s really necessary. Fixed signs are set in their ways, while cardinal signs are a touch more fluid, though stubborn in their own right! The cardinal sign may introduce too many new ideas into the mix, or worse, try to “improve” on the fixed sign’s ideas by giving unsolicited criticism. This feedback, no matter how well-intended, could threaten the fixed sign’s pride, leading to a major ego battle. The fixed sign could also seem “boring” to the cardinal sign if they want to do the same thing week in and week out. In this love match, the fixed sign will have to be more open to “trendy” over tried-and-true. When the cardinal sign scores reservations at a buzzy new restaurant, resort, club or event, the fixed sign had better clean up and GO. In return, the cardinal sign must patronize the mom-and-pop bistro, the favorite karaoke bar, or another dinner with the fixed sign’s family. The fixed sign’s more traditional approach to romance can seem clumsy or heavy-handed to the discerning cardinal sign. So, cardinal sign, you got a conventional Tiffany locket instead of an Alexander McQueen limited-edition ring? Suck it up and say thanks—or start dropping hints a lot sooner before your next birthday!
Libra and Aquarius are both yang, or masculine signs
In astrology, every sign has a “polarity”: you’re either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine). You are both yang signs: aggressive, action-oriented and driven. In this astrology love match, you can motivate each other…or you can find yourself in a power struggle. Two yang signs must be careful not to bulldoze or tread on each other’s turf. Sharing the power and taking turns having the upper hand will be the key to your happiness.
Libra and Aquarius are trine (four signs apart)
In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Your signs are trine, or four signs apart. In this love match, it can feel like “home sweet home” The trine sign mate has the same element as yours (fire, earth, air or water), creating an unspoken kinship and harmony. At last—you don’t have to constantly explain yourself. You’ve never felt so comfortable, so understood on a core level. This is the person you can burp and pass gas around, or use the bathroom with the door open when they’re home. But don’t invest in a wardrobe full of elastic waistbands just yet. In trine relationships, you’ll need to preserve some mystery to keep things exciting. Make sure you stay active and on the go, and don’t do everything together. A little autonomy goes a long way to keep the passion alive.