Hobbies Astrology Aries and Libra Love Compatibility An Uneasy Truce Share PINTEREST Email Print Dougal Waters/Digital Vision/Getty Images Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated January 28, 2019 Aries and Libra are one of those pairings that could start as many romantic comedies do today—as a love-hate thing. It can go either way and swing to either extreme. On the Zodiac, Aries and Libra are polar opposites. This can lead to polarizing kind of goings-on of all kinds. The Aries-Libra polarity is one of balancing Me with We. Aries comes on strong, and makes a big show of their affection, causing Libra to think they've found the One. Aries in love is willful and full of fiery urgency. Libra loves being in love, and Aries is a passionate pursuer. The initial dating period can be exciting, with Libra really shining in the Aries high beams. Aries will appear 100% committed, and that's attractive to Libra. Libra in love comes alive in that spotlight. It's also a steamy match, since Libra traditionally has a way of drawing out a lover, and Aries moves in quickly. There is an allure here, with signs on opposite ends of the Zodiac. It's a lover and a fighter, in one pairing. Though hold on, which is which?! When with an Aries, Libra is triggered to be just as provocative, though this is hard on their nature. Me and My Mirror Libra can admire Aries' independent streak, and seek to take on these qualities. Aries really benefits from the sharp eye of Libra, which so often gives priceless, impartial feedback. Aries is a sign that has a hard time seeing themselves as others do. Libra is there to be that reflecting mirror, and Aries has the chance to gain self-understanding. When trying to go beyond the infatuation period, Aries' fighting nature can be draining to harmony-loving Libra. It's tiresome being the one who compromises to keep the peace. Harmony and Friction You might say these two have opposing agendas—one wants harmony and the other revels in stirring things up. Libra feels like they're always being knocked off balance, and Aries finds Libra to be too much of a people pleaser, too co-dependent. Aries can seem rough and tactless to Libra, who is ALWAYS thinking of what others think. Libra can seem to have a weak will to Aries, with their need to balance their actions with the needs of others. Aries brings out the true nature of Libra, which is to provoke until the desired equilibrium is achieved. The Ram will call out the Libra, for any covert manipulative behavior disguised as diplomacy. Aries' directness is often too much for Libra, who can't charm Aries into doing their bidding. Aries could become suspicious of Libra, but all could be worked out if brought into the open. Here's a pair that has a lot to learn from each other, as signs in polarity across the wheel of the Zodiac. The potential is there for a lifetime of growth together, if they find that balance. Otherwise, it'll stand out as the brief, but an unforgettable affair. Upside: Catalyst and Equilibrium, Action and Reaction, Aries forces Libra to act on own interests, Libra has lessons for Aries about relating and walking in the others shoes, both are visionaries. Downside: Ramming vs a more indirect, subtle approach, Aries impatience with Libra's weighing of pros and cons, Libra alarmed by Aries' reckless diving in. This match brings together Cardinal Fire (Aries) and Cardinal Air (Libra). Aries and Libra Love Story A reader writes: "I am a female Aries. The BEST relationship you could ever ask for. Known him for 7 1/2 years and there is never a dull moment. Yes, you have to work for Aries/Libra relationships to work out but the reward is beyond anything you can imagine. The sex is greater than anything you can ask for and we understand each other on almost every emotional level. These two compatibility signs are spot on. When it works it works, when it doesn't it doesn't. There is no in between."