There are many reasons to turn to astrology throughout your life. It can be a useful way to understand your instincts and needs, and it can help you better communicate with others. Our zodiac signs are also useful for finding friendship and love compatibility and for making lifelong connections. That is why it’s important to explore our birth charts, horoscopes, and sun signs (as well as our moon and rising signs), and to learn about the common traits of elements and modalities. Today, we’ll discuss the love match between the airy Scales and earthy Maiden. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Libra and Virgo compatibility. (Click through to read your horoscope for this week.)
The Signs at a Glance
Each of the 12 signs in the zodiac has different characteristics and traits. Understanding the individual zodiac signs more closely can make it easier to find your perfect fit in love and friendship. So, before diving into these two as a couple, we’ll provide some insight into Libra and Virgo as separate signs below.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Along with Gemini and Aquarius, Libra is an air sign. That means those who fall under this sign are innately curious and intellectual. They may have their head in the clouds sometimes, but they are always appreciative of the many beautiful things the world has to offer. In addition to being an air sign, Libra has a cardinal modality (along with Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn). Cardinal modalities are signs that can be found at the beginning of new seasons, which is why these signs are associated with leadership, initiative, and big ideas. Needless to say, they aren’t afraid of a challenge.
Libra is drawn to art, style, and elegance. They enjoy the pursuit of intellectual ideas, comfortable debate, and new schools of thought. Libra doesn’t tend toward the haughty or high, though. They thrive on companionship and connection and may even find themselves on the wrong side of being people pleasers. They are social butterflies who effortlessly fit into any new social situation with aplomb. That said, this is a sign that likes to be liked, and must find a good balance between pleasing others and figuring out how to please themselves.
Libra is represented by the symbol of the scales for a reason. This sign is deeply fascinated by and drawn to balance. They strive for harmony and equality in all things, which means they’re often out on information missions. Libras like to learn everything they can about a situation before making a decision, which can sometimes lead to indecision or prolonged hesitation. It’s therefore important for Libras to learn how to trust their own intuition as well as they trust their own sense of style and taste. (Click through for more on Libra Zodiac Sign Personality Traits and Characteristics and Libra Women: Personality Traits & Characteristics.)
Virgo (August 22 to September 22)
Virgos are earth signs, along with Capricorn and Taurus. They do their best when they have both feet on solid ground and tend to be meticulous, detail-oriented, and hard-working. Along with Gemini, Sagittarius, and Pisces, Virgo is a mutable modality, which is held by the signs that fall at the end of the seasons. Because the end of the season is a period associated with change, these signs are comfortable in periods of transition and are known for their adaptability.
Like Gemini, Virgo is ruled by the planet of Mercury, which is associated with communication. Virgo turns that association inward, using an instinct for communication to better their understanding of themselves and how they process all of the details all around them. There’s no doubt about it: Virgos love the small things. They are innately capable of seeing how all the puzzle pieces eventually fit together to form a puzzle, which is another reason this sign is known for being a perfectionist. Virgos are undoubtedly intelligent, forward-thinking, and capable signs, and they’re highly driven by ambition and the promise of success. However, it is important for Virgo to find some balance between their drive to be perfect and the reality that they’re human — or they’re eventually going to feel as though they’ve failed.
They’re not all ones and zeros, however. Virgos are the friends you can always turn to when you need a problem solved — and not just because they’re great in a pinch. This sign is very supportive and loyal, and always there for their loved ones in times of need. When they put their analytical mind and kind heart to the task, Virgos really can make a difference.
Libra-Virgo Compatibility in Friendship
Earth signs and air signs don’t always see eye-to-eye. After all, one loves a secure and steady base (the Virgo, in this case), and the other always flies off on the next adventure (the Libra). Despite their differences, Libras and Virgos can come together to make something really great. Their friendship compatibility does require some grace from Virgos, who can be highly critical of themselves and others, and some boundary setting from Libra, who may take some of Virgo’s criticism to heart but stay silent.
A beautiful aspect of this friendship is shared intellect and balance. The perfect balance between earth and air means equals some big dreams with concrete plans that’ll help accomplish them. Libras love life and everything it has to offer, and they might just be the perfect friend to take Virgo out of constant work mode. On the other side of that, Virgo can be a useful friend for encouraging Libra to sit down and get the hard work done before they go out and party or play. When these two signs get together, they may be able to find the perfect amount of structure for professional success that doesn’t require sacrificing the finer things in life.
Virgo isn’t without aesthetic appreciation (the thing at which Libra most excels), and Libra loves a good debate (Virgo, too, is keen on communication). When left to their own devices, these two are sure to find something to talk about. They can push each other to learn and explore, which Libra loves for the value of learning and Virgo for the enjoyment of the chase.
It’s most important for these two to find some common ground. Virgos can be quick to form a harsh judgment, and Libra just wants everyone to be happy, even at the expense of what is right or smart. This dynamic can lead to hurt feelings; but as long as expectations are laid out early on and clear communication is maintained, this can be quite a powerful and joyful friendship.
Libra-Virgo Compatibility in Love
Between Virgo and Libra, you’ll find the perfect work-hard, play-hard relationship. That’s not to say that a Virgo woman doesn’t know how to relax or that a Libra man is all about flights of fancy, of course. Only that they have the potential to bring out the very best of each other when it comes to structure, guidance, and support. Libras are most in their element when surrounded by beautiful things and exciting people. They’ll help the perfectionistic Virgo learn to loosen up a bit and will take away some of the rigidity of their partner’s day-to-day life. In return, Virgo will help Libra to find a little more structure and actually meet some of the goals that they set out for themselves when daydreaming.
This really is a give-and-take dynamic built on practicality and balance. Libra might be too charming for their own good sometimes, but they care deeply for others; and while Virgo likes straightforwardness and truth, they are kind-hearted at the core. Another thing to consider is the ruling planets of these two signs. Mercury, the planet of communication, rules Virgo. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet associated with love, beauty, and finery. That means the motivating factors for these two signs can vary significantly. However, openness and honest communication will be key to peace and understanding between them.
Potential Problem Areas
One thing this pair does need to be conscious of is critique and boundaries. Virgos hold themselves to the highest possible standard, and they’ll have to find a way to relax that standard as Libra’s partner. Libra simply won’t respond well to harsh criticisms leveled their way, since they just want everyone to love them. Virgo is an expert problem-solver, whereas Libra is an aesthete and professional appreciator. To make their Virgo partner feel loved, a Libra should aim to be more direct and less flirtatious than they’re used to. Ultimately, kindness, grace, and appreciation for the differences between them and the balance that leads to will be essential for a Virgo and Libra to make the most of their emotional connection.
Libra and Virgo: Written in the Stars?
From friendship compatibility to romantic compatibility, there’s much to be said for a Libra and Virgo relationship, both as pals and as lovers. These two can truly help each other to find the balance needed to set and meet their goals each and every day. This neighboring zodiac duo has a lot to offer, both when it comes to supporting and pleasing each other and putting goodness out into the world. Of course, as with all balances, there’s always the possibility of a tipping point if you aren’t careful. That’s why it can be useful and important to depend on Virgo’s communication skills, as well as Libra’s charm, to navigate tough situations, differing goals and expectations, and varying levels of meticulousness. By keeping all that in mind, it shouldn’t be hard for these two to become the best versions of themselves together.
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