Why Aries and Libra Make a Strong Couple
Aries + Libra
Aries and Libra will connect with each other like magnets. They are complete opposites. Aries is the beginning of spring and Libra is the beginning of fall. Opposite relationships often go well together. I am not one to say that relationships have to be one way or the other. Some people prefer having someone who is opposite; some prefer one that is more like a mirror into the self. In all practical honesty, any relationship combination in the zodiac following simply sun signs can work.
We have seen every single combination, all 72 combinations, succeed in marriage, and we also as a species have seen all 72 combinations end in divorce, or even worse. As I look at my cats right now, they are in perfect harmony. And they are complete opposites. So today, we're going to talk about how opposites (with some notable similarities) attract. Laws of attraction and repulsion exist in all relationships. Many relationships leave the laws of repulsion unconscious, making it difficult to handle and tolerate.
In this relationship: your partner is bringing to the table the skills and traits you don't have but need. Aries is technically of a yang persuasion; however, I find the way we view yang-and-yin traditionally in the zodiac isn't always clear cut. Traditionally speaking, fire and wind signs are yang. Water and earth signs are yin. Libra has more yin quality to it than Aries, who is incredibly yang. Libra is ruled by Venus which is the planet of love and the following emotions. Libra has a certain romantic, idealistic mindset about them. They like to soak in the beauty of what is around them, and they crave fine things and to be refined. They want balance in the world rather than manifestation. Aries is all about manifestation. Libra is trying to balance all paradoxes; unfortunately, not everything in this universe is meant to be balanced or understood that way. This is difficult for Libra to reconcile.
So these two are going to attract to each other, but they definitely have different lenses that they bring together. Aries is the first child of the zodiac; they want to be independent, they strive to create and to get the world in motion. They don't like to sit still for too long. There's too much world and adventure for them to sit by and let it all go to waste.
Libra, on the other hand, is in the middle of the zodiac. They already see what has happened from manifestation, and they are preparing the seasons for the next half of the year. This is why Libra thinks more in balance. It cares about the manifestation of creation, but it also sees how you need to live and take care of what's already set in motion. This is good for Aries who needs a partner who balances them. Sometimes Aries needs romance, but doesn't have the best access to it, or has a partner that will confuse them. Aries can be thrown off by too much mushiness, and in turn, can only be competitive if it has a partner that solely thinks about their ego -- like another fire sign. Libra is balanced in these regards, so that can make for a desirable relationship for Aries.
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Aries does move fast. They constantly want to be on the go. Libra is one of the more lazy signs. They will want to stay home and do absolutely nothing at times. They also will take on the world and bring in new insights, but they have a fear that they'll come off stupid. So they often hold themselves back, and prevent themselves from interacting with the world. Aries doesn't think this way. It just goes, so the Aries sign will naturally pull the Libra out of its shell and into the real world. Generally, whatever the Libra does is enjoyed by everyone. The Libra has an interesting mind as an air sign, and might feel underestimated compared to Gemini or Aquarius. Libra borrows a little bit from both and tries to balance it out. It can be just as weird and eclectic as Aquarius, and it can be just as open-minded and indecisive as Gemini. One of the biggest balances that Libra has to deal with, though, is existing between its two polar opposite neighbors: Virgo and Scorpio.
Virgo is known for putting off relationships. It is the single most important sign of all. It wants to work hard and conquer the world often putting relationships on the back burner. Meanwhile, Scorpio is well known for how passionate it is, and that it actually desires relationships more than sex... but is not always conscious of this. Libra has a lot on its hands trying to understand its neighbors and what it should borrow to balance it all out. Libra is an idealist, so it likes the passion of Scorpio. Libra is also constantly thinking, so it understands the busy-bee mentality of a Virgo, but usually Libra doesn't want to push itself to that Virgo-degree. It can find a Virgo exhausting.
Libra can find a lot of people exhausting, because it wants things to be balanced and refined. And so many signs just seem like they are overreacting or putting too much focus in the wrong direction. Libra will not put up with psychic vampires. It can't stay in that unstable position for long because they want something more real and sustaining. Libras are old souls, so they have high expectations for relationships. They can believe in soulmates, and if you are not their soulmate, they might see you as a psychic vampire taking them away from their true path. This can make Libras very picky, and at times they can't breathe with their own pickiness, and so Libras will flutter for a moment as a psychological release. This comes out from their flirtatious nature, but they are not players or seducers... generally speaking.
What makes Aries and Libra work?
You may have a lot of battles about what to do and how everyone feels. Aries wants to go, and Libra is indecisive. Sometimes always having to do something can make sloth-like-Libra feel overwhelmed. Aries will sometimes have to calm down or do things by itself. Aries will gladly do things independently, but Libra who is into partnerships will feel bad if they are not investing in time with you when you are wanting to do something.
With maturity and age, this should even out. Libra will realize that Aries does like doing things by itself, and Aries will realize Libra only likes to do so much in a day. At times, Libra will feel a lot of pressure to balance things out. Coming from the planet Venus, and wanting to maintain that love can be difficult when you have someone under Mars. This should make for a nice, balanced energy. Mars makes for a strong masculine vibe and Venus makes for a strong feminine vibe.
Venus Retrograde 2017
Whether you are reading this now or in the future (not Spring 2017) the energy right now speaks to the varying pressures of these two signs. We are in a Venus retrograde. Currently, we are still in the sign of Pisces. Aries is coming up, and it'll be heavier felt in Aries. Libra again is guided by Venus. If you can remember spring 2017, you'll get an idea of the flow of energy here between Aries and Libra. And also what it feels like to pull them apart. Around the world we are dealing with unique weather. Where I'm living, it is currently a very contrasting spring. We have days that jump up into the 80s, the next day is a snowstorm, and then we have tornadoes. All around the country we're dealing with power outages, trees downed, and storm damage. This is partly because Venus is in retrograde, and it's bringing up the reality of certain situations, which is putting pressure particularly on Pisces and Aries. And for the sake of this hub, Pisces and Libra are a lot alike. They have their obvious differences, but they are two of the most old soul signs of all. So you can learn a lot from Pisces and apply it to Libra.
This retrograde is going to last 40 days. It coincides with Lent. And ends before Easter. So we have a unique event happening right now. Venus and Mars are pulling away from each other, which is causing some imbalance, making for strong weather patterns, and particularly confused romantic relationships. The energy is off and confusing. It may recover after a couple of months, but the damage can be real here. This kind of separation between planets that really connect to masculinity and femininity opens up existential crises when split. You will probably come across people in relationships where their partner is cheating or considering meandering. People don't necessarily want to approach their partner with their affections because of a new fear of rejection. And so they're going to third parties to release the affections they want to give to their primary partner.
People are vulnerable, there's a high sense of sexuality that will be unleashed due to Aries' nature coming up here. And there's going to be a lot of murkiness all around. This will make you question your relationships, which, in part, is a good thing. Retrogrades happen so that we are aware of reality. They are big reality checks, and this one is a really big reality check. What's important to remember is this is happening in Aries, which sets the stage for the year. Seeds will be planted in this time, so be careful what you do. Your actions do have ripples. Your thoughts do have ripples. There is nothing you do that is done alone. You are born into this world with the help of your family. Unless you die alone somewhere, your family is also there to send you off. People want to find their dead relatives and put them to rest for this reason. The closure is necessary. You as an individual are naturally also part of a collective. I say this not to give you an existential crisis, but to let you know you are part of a network. And your actions matter. You are living matter. So be careful about what you do in this season, because seeds are planted, and you don't want to plant seeds of despair. Those can be difficult to uproot later.
Protect yourself and be conscious of how you are thinking. When there is a lot of murkiness in the air, it is trying to get you to not think intentionally and get you confused. High sexually charged retrogrades are great for creativity, but can be destructive for relationships. You may see a lot of breakups, and many people coming to terms with their relationship and deciding... it isn't for them. These are make or break moments. Spring generally is supposed to usher in a time of finding a mate after months of hibernation. But as you can see with this current spring making a very clear declaration about what season it is against winter... you can bet this energy will also be loud romantically. This isn't a dull spring by any means. A lot of springs are forgettable. This one likely won't be for many. You might see your life trajectory going a different path now. You may have a lot of questions raised while you also get many answers to old questions.
Be on the lookout for where your feet are carrying you into this season. We are moving from the feet (Pisces) and into the mind (Aries), so expect some tumultuous days. Especially when Pisces transitions into Aries. This retrograde is stronger near its end.
Here are some tips on what you can do for a season like this:
- Make a point to clean. Clean your house for an hour a day. This will clear the slate for your mind and keep you positive.
- Be intentional if you are in a relationship. Give compliments, consider what they may want in the relationship, and avoid people who you suddenly feel are attractive. Don't fear them, just don't bother with them.
- Spend time doing activities you love. Avoid negative energy.
- You may experience emotional highs or even telepathic moments. Take them in stride. Know you are not alone. You are growing, you'll continue to grow until it's your time not to be on this planet anymore.
- Be conscious of what you eat. Your stomach may have a harder time digesting food. Add more vegetables and fruits into your diet.
- Get enough sleep. Sleep is one of your best defense against spiritual or sexual attacks. 8 hours is recommended.
- If you are religious, review your holy book or your practices. This is a good time for self evaluation. Get connected with your spiritual self again.
- Any negative comment you make is going to have 3 times the strength it normally has. Your stress is going to be 3 times more than your usual. For the next few days, remember and say to yourself, 'If you can't say anything nice, than don't say anything at all."
- Watch your wallet. Don't get into impulsive spending. If you already have it, don't buy it. Cook food at home and save money from eating out at restaurants.
- Give to charities, churches, and other organizations to give positive energy back into your community.
- Stay out of dangerous places or places that attract negativity. Places prone to shootings and disasters will get hit with this.
How Does this Venus Retrograde Relate to an Aries and Libra Relationship?
What we are experiencing this spring is dissonance with Mars and Venus. When the two are closer together and in balance, they make for a calm, wonderful relation that we all enjoy. This is the same for Aries and Libra. When they are pulled apart, it can be felt. Magnets are not supposed to be split to opposite corners of the universe. Aries and Libra are drawn to each other this way. They need to know that when their is a gulf, they will return to each other. Aries is more likely to wander and get carried away with passions, so it needs to remember its contract with Libra. Just the same if Mars and Venus went off course in our solar system, breaking that contract would be devastating, and would impact us here on Earth. There is an ebb and flow here, and even in individual times, you have to remember how you are influencing your relationship. Be conscious, and understanding. A vibrant spring has its benefits, but it can also make it difficult for flowers to grow, for a strong harvest season, and can kill more lives than add. Spring desires its own balance, just as relationships desire a balance.
© 2017 Andrea Lawrence