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Leo and Libra Compatibility: Are They a Good Match in Love and Friendship?

Libras are peace-makers who can balance out Leo's fiery personality.

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When it comes to compatibility in love and friendship, there are few signs that have as much to offer each other as Leo and Libra. Both of these signs are looking for someone who shares their enthusiasm for life, as well as their sense of adventure. They also appreciate someone who respects their need to be in charge, at least some of the time — because both Leos and Libras love to be around people they can boss around a little bit. These two signs would make an excellent match when it comes to friendship, dating, or even longterm partnership. Read on to discover why.

The Signs at a Glance

Before assessing the compatibility of two different signs, it’s best to understand each sign individually. Knowing what drives them, how they perceive the world, and what long-term hopes and dreams they have for themselves provides a framework for identifying the intersection of traits and features within a relationship — whether that’s sexual compatibility, friendship, or a love-relationship pairing. 

What’s a Leo like?

Leo zodiac signs (people born between July 23 and August 22) are usually talkative. Leo is always making new friends, but never forgets their oldest pals who were there from the beginning. Their penchant for unconditional love makes them kind-hearted and generous. They may take a while to open up, but they will not shut down again once they do.

The fiery Leo loves a beautiful soul who knows how to take care of themselves and enjoy life with them every step of the way. Leo likes when their mate stands out as they enter a room; Leo needs them to be noticed by others. The popular Lion doesn’t like clingy types, preferring a free-spirited partner who appreciates fun. Someone who is independent, does things on their own time, and takes care of themselves — these qualities will make a Leo fall in love. And the Lion hates to argue, so if there’s something wrong, they’ll work hard to fix it: They don’t want anything getting in the way of their potential romance.

What’s a Libra like?

Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac (people born between September 23 and October 22) and has a natural affinity for fairness, balance, harmony, justice, and diplomacy. They are usually very good at mediation and conflict resolution, as they can see both sides of an argument. When it comes to love, though, their tendency to be diplomatic can lead them to be indecisive about who they want to date or marry. They may also have trouble following through with actions that don’t feel right if there is no one else around to support them. However, once they have committed themselves to someone, they will do everything within their power to keep the relationship intact — and luckily, their sense of fairness makes them pretty easygoing when it comes to dating. They value honesty and integrity above all things, and will not tolerate being lied to. This does not mean that Libras are afraid of commitment, mind you — this sign is actually known for being fiercely loyal!

Their ability to see both sides of a situation is one reason Libras are so good at resolving disagreements between others. Another reason is that they never want to upset anyone — even if that means being dishonest about how they feel. This makes them easy to influence, and some people may unfortunately seek to use their mediating skills for their own purposes. Libras are frequently more likely to make decisions based on how they think other people will react, rather than what they know is right. Since they are so sensitive to what other people think, even if they know something is wrong, they may be willing to go along with it simply to avoid conflict.

Leo and Libra Compatibility

If you’re wondering what Leo and Libra compatibility looks like, good news: there are plenty of reasons these two can make a good pair. For starters, Leos are known for being very passionate about love and tend to be natural leaders who have a lot of energy — which is great for relationships. Likewise, Libras are peace-making and compassionate, which will help in balancing out Leo’s fiery personality. The two might butt heads on occasion, but they’ll always be able to make up. The best thing that any Leo and Libra couple has going for them is the ability to communicate openly and honestly without judgment or fear; there will never be any surprises with these two, because they understand each other so well.

These two don’t need much help when it comes to achieving their goals. With determination and mutual support from one another, there isn’t anything that Leo and Libra can’t do together. When these two set their minds to something, they won’t give up until they’ve achieved it. Whether it’s working towards making money or coming up with an exciting new project, Leo and Libra are both motivated individuals who enjoy the thrill of success. When they work hard, they reward themselves with a trip somewhere exotic or a luxurious purchase. It doesn’t matter how old these two get — as long as they stick together, nothing can stop them from being happy.

What makes Leo and Libra great friends?

Libra can be a great friend to Leo because they share so many common interests. Libra is ruled by Venus, which is the planet of love, beauty, and creativity. Leo is ruled by the Sun, the planet that represents the “self” — which is one reason Leos are often said to have “main character energy.” Both of these planets govern artistry and expression, so Leos and Libras frequently have similar tastes in art, music, culture, and fashion. The only thing that might frustrate Leo about Libra is their indecisiveness. Also, Libras will be more likely to initiate conversations than Leos when it comes to socializing with other people — in fact, they may even do all the talking while Leo just listens and agrees with everything!

Will a Leo and Libra love relationship work?

Libra is an air sign, which makes them an ideal match with Leo’s fire sign. Fire needs oxygen to come alive, and so these two balance each other out and also share many similarities. Libra is very social and will be able to help Leo come out of their shell. They can both appreciate the finer things in life, from art to food to fashion. And they are each gregarious people who enjoy going out with friends as much as spending alone time together.

The one downside is that sometimes the passion between these two will feels more like friendship than love. Still, this could work if you simply want someone who will always be there for you. These two may not have chemistry as fiery hot as some other zodiac signs — but Libra loves to take care of Leo, and they are both willing to do what it takes to keep the relationship strong.

Potential Problem Areas

If you are a Leo in partnership with a Libra (or vice versa), there are a few things you should keep in mind in order to ward off potential problems in your relationship.

To begin with, Libra’s desire for peace, harmony, and equality can create tension when they don’t get their way. Leos often act boldly or decisively, while Libra’s need for more time to think things through can leave Leo feeling neglected. In return, Libras may not have the assertiveness that Leos need to feel fulfilled; this could lead to resentment on both sides, as both partners will be waiting for the other person to take control.

When it comes to finances, Libras tend to be spenders, while Leos like budgeting. The Libra’s tendency toward indecisiveness, too, may make it hard for them to stay committed or focused on projects. For their part, Leos often find themselves expecting everything to be perfect and easy all the time, so they may not take the time to appreciate how much work Libra puts into a project before they offer criticism.

While conflict between these two zodiac signs doesn’t necessarily mean this relationship is doomed, if it continues unresolved then it could eventually wear down even the strongest bond.

A Match Made in the Heavens

Overall, Leo and Libra are a beautiful match in zodiac heaven. They can help one another celebrate their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. Communication will always be an important part of any relationship — but it’s especially important between these two. It may take some time for them to learn how to work together well, but it will be worth the effort.

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