Aquarius and Libra: Compatibility in Sex, Love, and Friendship

What is a relationship like between two air signs of the zodiac, Aquarius and Libra? Is it a love match made in heaven or something to be avoided? Let’s dive into the personalities of Libra and Aquarius and learn about whether they’re compatible:

Aquarius and Libra Compatibility

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The Aquarius Zodiac 

Aquarius has two ruling planets: Uranus and Saturn. Uranus is the only planet that spins on its side, which fits because this zodiac sign is known to be very individualistic and original. Saturn is the planet that governs our ambition, knowledge, and limits of reality, and Aquarius is known to be intelligent and ambitious and often appearing “out of this world.” The Aquarius symbol, and its constellation of two parallel lines, is a water bearer, representing the flow of energy, thinking, and creativity. As a fixed sign, Aquarius is intelligent, persistent, and a natural-born leader. As an air sign, an Aquarian is a free spirit unlike any other. They are a breath of fresh air!

Personality Traits of an Aquarius

Aquarius doesn’t believe in love at first sight. They are ruled by their head, not by their heart, so they need to take the time to get to know someone before deciding whether they want to be in a relationship with that person. Because they value emotional attraction over physical attraction, they prefer to take things slow. They would rather start out as friends and then gradually become more overtime than jump into a relationship with someone on a whim.

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Aquarius isn’t going to get into too many relationships in a row because they would rather be single than be with the wrong person. Although they don’t like spending long periods of time alone, they are independent, so they can take care of themselves. Plus, they don’t care what anyone else thinks, so it’s not going to bother them if they’re judged for not having marriage at the top of their to-do list. They aren’t trying to stick to a strict timeline. They’re simply trying to make themselves happy.

An Aquarius man is social but independent. He’s intelligent and his mind is often occupied with new ideas, so he might appear aloof and distant. He’s good at communication and not one to rush into relationships but will let you know when he’s ready to be in one. An Aquarius woman is free-spirited and independent. She is appreciative of individuality and someone who stands out from the crowd with a new idea or two! She’s practical and intelligent, and not so great with emotions. If you get too clingy, she might run away!

Aquarius: Moon, Rising, and Venus Signs

In astrology, every person has a sign in the moon, rising, and Venus placements of their zodiac chart. Your moon represents your inner self, your rising is how people see you when they first meet you, and Venus represents love and beauty.

If your moon sign is in Aquarius, you tend to have an “otherworldly” aura about you because of your innovative ideas and rebellious attitude. You rationalize your feelings and are a bit more distant. You don’t like to be tied down in a relationship and tend to lead with your head over your heart.

If your Venus sign is in Aquarius, you’re free-spirited and don’t like to settle down in a relationship. You want a lover who can challenge you intellectually and who is also your friend. When it comes to emotions, you seem to be more of a thinker than a feeler.

If your rising sign is in Aquarius, you are sharp, intellectual, and good at conversation. You are free-spirited and unpredictable, too. People see you as someone who is very decisive and if you have your sights set on something, you go all-in with full confidence.

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The Libra Zodiac

Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Libras love the finer things in life and care deeply about appearances. Libra is also associated with the Greek goddess Themis, who ruled over justice and fairness and who was known to have connections with Venus and Aphrodite, which makes sense since Libras are ruled by the planet Venus! 

Libra is the only zodiac sign that is represented by an object: scales. This symbolizes balance, harmony, and justice. Libra is an air sign, wanting a free-flowing, balanced, beautiful life. Libra is a cardinal sign, too, always pushing for something. They want justice and for people’s voices to be heard, but they don’t like confrontation or awkward situations themselves and will avoid them at all costs.

Personality Traits of a Libra

Libras–like all air signs–are creative beings. They are daydreamers. They want life to look good and feel good, by any means necessary. It’s in their nature to try to make everyone happy, including them, which is why they’re big flirts and good at conversation. At their best, this sun sign is cooperative, balanced, and social. At their worst, they are passive-aggressive, manipulative, will hold grudges, and will avoid confrontation.

The Libra man is quite charming. He’s deeply romantic and will want to spoil you! Although he’s attracted to intellectual beings, he’s also searching for the most beautiful partner. He will also probably put some TLC into his appearance…he’s much shallower than he leads others to be. The Libra woman is a good listener and good conversationalist. She is also very picky and won’t let herself fall in love with someone who doesn’t fit her standards (financially, physically, emotionally). If she is committed to you, she will show every side to her, both the good and the bad.

Libra: Moon, Rising, and Venus Signs

In astrology, we each have a sign in certain placements of our chart. We each have a moon sign and a rising sign; our moon represents our inner selves and how we deal with feelings and emotions and your rising is how people perceive you. 

If your moon is in Libra, you often express your feelings in creative ways, through writing, painting, or another art form. You want to create peace and balance in every aspect of your life–love, friendships, career–because it makes you feel good. However, you don’t always deal with your emotions in a healthy way. You can be manipulative and passive-aggressive at times.

If your Venus is in Libra, you’re a people pleaser at heart, and won’t rest until you make a good impression. You make friends easily, but you strive for a friendship with beautiful energy and a solid bond. When it comes to love, you strive for a beautiful, committed, loving relationship.

If your rising is in Libra, you will find that people are drawn to you and your charm. You are a social creature, outgoing and good at conversation. You want to be around people who make you look and feel good just as badly as you want others to feel good when they’re around you (that’s just the people-pleasing quality you have).

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Aquarius and Libra: Friendship Compatibility 

Aquarius and Libra will have a harmonious friendship. With Libra’s need for balance and their people-pleasing attitude, and Aquarius’ free spirit but adaptive nature, these two zodiac signs share a love for life, freedom, and intellect. An Aquarian will want to be spontaneous, explore, and meet new people. A Libran will want to do the same but might be a bit less spontaneous about it. Their similar interest in wanting to explore is what is going to keep them together.

Both of these air signs are interested in exploring the beauty of the world. Aquarius and Libra love meeting new people and learning more about the universe. They are hungry for knowledge and experience. These two signs will make excellent friends because they are social butterflies. Aquarius and Libra will never turn down the opportunity to go to a party, a concert, or a road trip. They will be up for almost anything. Every adventure they go on together will strengthen their bond.

However, the friendship between Aquarius and Libra could get rocky if an Aquarius decides to make some dangerous, risky decisions. Libras aren’t interested in getting in trouble. They don’t want to upset anyone. They don’t want to be judged harshly by their peers. If an Aquarius ends up with a bad reputation, then a Libra might start to distance themselves in order to protect their own reputation. They won’t want their names associated anymore. They will choose their social standing over their friendship.

Aquarius and Libra: Sex and Love Compatibility 

A sexual relationship between Aquarius and Libra is super hot and steamy–but it won’t start off that way. In love, it will take time for these two air signs to develop trust and comfort with one another. Despite being ruled by Venus, it is in Libra’s nature to be more reserved in the bedroom. They will want to develop an emotional connection with their partner before they dive into something physically together. Thanks to Aquarius’ attitude of not caring what people think, they’re able to get Libra comfortable enough to open up sexually. 

Aquarius couldn’t care less about what others think while Libras are deeply concerned with the opinions of others. This could actually be beneficial in the bedroom because an Aquarius could help a Libra feel more confident about their own body. An Aquarius could remind a Libra that the goal is to have a good time together, not to worry about what they look like in the act. Such a laid-back attitude could be contagious and strengthen this Aquarius Libra relationship.

However, although Aquarius and Libra can have super-steamy encounters in the bedroom, a romantic relationship between them could be difficult. Aquarius likes freedom and independence, and Libra might feel like they are being neglected. Libra might feel like they are putting more effort into the relationship than they are receiving in return. This could cause a Libra to develop insecurities, and the moment their ego takes a hit, they will consider breaking up. 

Aquarius and Libra: Compatibility

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This Libra and Aquarius pair will be interesting, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t be good! Since Aquarius has the air element, they can be a bit unpredictable. This might frustrate Libra, who likes everything to be careful and balanced. Libra will also be picky with his relationships and interests, while Aquarius will be drawn to anyone who feels unique to her. In the bedroom, the Aquarius woman will be pushy and will go after the things she needs, and if the Libra man doesn’t get some power, he’ll start to act a bit passive-aggressive until he gets what he wants and needs.

Aquarius man + Libra woman 

This Aquarius and Libra couple will be on the same page with intellect, shared values, and trust. They both value a good mental challenge, learning new things, and exploring new places, and will be great partners or traveling buddies. However, Aquarius and Libra might struggle in the bedroom: she will be shy, while he will want to experiment. These air signs also might clash in terms of materialism: while Libra will love spending her money on luxurious items, Aquarius will want to be a bit more frugal. As long as they value communication as much as they value the beautiful things life has to offer, they make for a solid combination.

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With Aquarius’ love for freedom and independence, a Libra lover might get insecure about the relationship and feel as if they are being neglected. In love, a Libra will want to be close 24/7 while an Aquarius will value their space and solitude more than anything else. This could create some arguments and even some power struggles. Fortunately, they’re great with communication–especially with one another–and it’s nothing they can’t work through together. They will make a point to try and understand one another’s feelings because they both know how important that is in any relationship.

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This Aquarius and Libra love match will have its ups and downs. When they’re good, they’re good. Great, in fact! However, Aquarius is the type to go through a rebellious streak every once in a while, and balanced Libra might have trouble handling that. This could lead to arguments over their different interests and values. Aquarius will want a partner who gives them space Libra is known to be a people-pleaser, so they will do whatever it takes to make their Aquarius partner happy…but that doesn’t mean they will tolerate something they don’t like for long. When they get upset, they get passive-aggressive. They just need to talk things out with each other if they want it to work.

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January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University.

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