When Aries and Libra come together for love or any kind of relationship, it’s passionate but also feisty! These two dreamers are passionate about what they believe in, which can lead to spontaneous combustion if they find themselves at odds. An Aries-Libra relationship is challenging, but you can meet each other halfway by coming together around a shared mission.
Aries and Libra: Your compatibility clicks and clashes
Where you click:
A match made in heaven? When warrior Aries meets peaceful Libra, the chemistry is immediate—even if you initially can’t stand each other. That tension usually dissolves as you discover a shared conviction for justice and honor. What do you believe in? What do you stand for? Dive into those deep and heady conversations as quickly as you can. Although you have different fighting styles, if you are passionate about the same issues this can be an idealistic match. Socially, Libra likes to work the room, while Aries prefers undivided attention from a few admiring fans. Meet each other in the middle, and this relationship will make you both better people.
Where you clash:
It’s a love-hate relationship here. Fast-paced Aries acts on impulse, which can ruffle languid Libra’s feathers. Libra is polished, charming and non-confrontational, while tactless Aries goes right for the jugular. While you may talk about family, neither sign may be home long enough to actually schedule procreating. If ambitious Aries wants to parent, you’ll need to set up a home-based business. Social Libra will need to get your fix from hosting guests and planning the elaborate parties you both love.
Aries is fire and Libra is air
Let the good times roll! Fire and air signs have a lot of similarities—both are adventurous, expressive and full of grand schemes and plans. In this astrology love match there should be no shortage of fun dates and plans. You’re both game to try anything once! Beyond being lovers, you are also simpatico friends who “get” each other in many ways. In fact, this relationship may develop organically from a platonic bond that develops first. In some cases, it may cool down to a more buddy or sibling vibe after the honeymoon period ends, as both fire and air signs are excited by novelty and grow bored when things become too familiar. This may not be the most sensual match in the bedroom, but the lively conversations, hilarious jokes and spontaneous adventures you share can keep you satisfied in other ways.
Beyond being lovers, you are also simpatico friends who “get” each other in many ways.
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 of a different astrological element can be challenging, but also a beautiful opportunity to evolve. After all, differences push you both to grow and step outside of your own experience.
The key difference between your elements is that air signs tend to be more cool, detached and cerebral, while fire signs are more impulsive, emotional and expressive. In essence, air signs are more “head” while fire signs are more “heart.” When a disagreement erupts, the air sign will want to discuss it objectively, which can seem cold and uncaring to the worked-up and reactive fire sign partner, who may talk in circles or get defensive, frustrating the solution-oriented air sign. At times, the fire sign may feel exhausting—too much energy! And when the air sign gets stuck in analysis paralysis, the fire sign will lose patience. (“Just do something already!” says fire.) In nature, air can feed a fire, helping it spread—just as an air sign partner fans the flames of the fire sign’s passion. Fire heats up the chilly air, and fire signs help air signs warm up and take chances. But another fire-air scenario is blowing out a match—one gust of wind from the wrong direction and the flame goes out.
Aries and Libra are both cardinal signs
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? In astrology, you are both from the “cardinal” quality or triplicity.
Cardinal signs are both leadership-driven, headstrong and like to be first. In this love match, you will always need to work on compromise. Otherwise, you can butt heads and fiercely dig in your heels, driving a wedge into your relationship. When you respect each others’ leadership abilities and strength, however, you can be a fascinating power couple who can take on the world or build an empire together. Birthdays, holidays and other occasions are NOT to be missed in a cardinal sign coupling. These are major life events that merit a grand celebration with an epic gift to match. Your signs can be sophisticated and status-seeking—you love dressing up and turning heads as a dashing duo (and yes, even inspiring envy among your friends). Impressing each other is part of your courtship ritual in a cardinal sign love match. Take turns plotting new experiences, surprising each other with reservations or vacations that you’ve carefully curated. To minimize fighting, one of you should take charge at a time. Or, create a shared project where you play to your differing strengths, each of you shining in your own rights, but never competing.
Aries and Libra are both yang, or masculine, signs
In astrology, every sign has a “polarity”: you’re either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine). Aries and Libra are both yang signs, so they are both 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 others’ turf. Sharing the power and taking turns having the upper hand will be the key to your happiness.
Aries and Libra are opposite signs (six signs apart)
In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Aries and Libra are opposite opposite, or six signs apart. Your opposite sign lives directly across the zodiac wheel from you. However, you’ve got more in common than the name suggests. This sign can be highly compatible, even a soul twin match. You each have a distinct role, but you’re a tag team, too. With an opposite sign, you’re challenged to grow as a person and take responsibility for your part of the relationship. It’s like taking a big step back to get a clear perspective of your life. We tend to view things from a close-up, missing the whole picture by hyper-focusing on a detail or two. With an opposite sign, your life appears in full relief, like a finished painting. Suddenly, it all makes sense. This can be a little uncomfortable, but if you’ve manifested an opposite sign partnership, it means you’re ready to grow up.