When Aries and Libra unite in a love affair, the inherent polarity of the Zodiac is invoked.
Aries and Libra are directly opposite each other in the Zodiac - 180 degrees apart. Each sign possesses qualities that the other does not. With Libra's natural tendency towards harmony, this can be a relationship that enjoys great balance. Aries is the sign of the self while Libra is the sign of partnership, and the differences continue: Aries is impulsive, excitable and ready to jump into something new and exciting, while Libra is indecisive, peace-loving and prefers a calm and gentle approach. Aries can learn from Libra that their way is not necessarily the best way.
These two signs share the great sexual attraction common to all polar opposite signs. At the same time, although this pair's connection is incredible when it's good, it can be extremely challenging when it's bad. All polarities have energies that tend to become entangled if understanding cannot be reached. As a combination, Aries and Libra are well balanced. Charming and cultured Libra can teach Aries something about style. Libra values harmony in a relationship and will go to great lengths to maintain it. Aries is very decisive and can teach indecisive Libra about trusting their intuition for the answers.
Aries is ruled by the Planet Mars and Libra is ruled by the Planet Venus. This is a great match, as these are the Planets of Passion and Love respectively. Venus and Mars go well together, as they are the two sides of the love relationship coin. They are universally recognized as masculine and feminine and this relationship is a good balance of masculine and feminine energy. Venus is about the beauty of romance, while Mars is about the passion of romance. What a good combination!
Aries is a Fire Sign and Libra is an Air Sign. Both fuels help each other to grow and spread. Aries can have a very positive effect on Libra's growth, ideas and progress, Aries can help Libra put their ideas into action. Working together can be challenging at times due to their polarity. Aries' fast and impetuous approach to projects can clash with Libra's more balanced intellectual approach. However, both signs have broad interests, and at the end of a long, active day, Aries can return home full of interesting stories to tell the more cerebral Libra!
Aries and Libra are both cardinal signs. Both have a lot of initiative - but lack continuity. Both tend to start things that they will never finish, be it a job, a project, a relationship... Aries will appear to be the leader because of their energy and forceful nature, but Libra leads from an intellectual point of view. Both signs want to be in charge, but Aries uses force and sometimes intimidation to get what they want, while Libra uses charm and sometimes manipulation. Compromise is essential to the health of this relationship. Diplomatic Libra has a much easier time with compromise than Aries, who doesn't like giving in to someone else, seeing it as submission. Libra may have to give in to Aries' wishes more often in order to maintain the peace they cherish so much.
What is the best aspect of the Aries-Libra relationship? The harmony resulting from the union of Venus and Mars. The balance between self and other represented by this polarity is a great learning experience for both Signs. Each brings to the relationship what the other is missing, creating a wonderful balance.