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Gemini + Libra: Compatibility Between Two Air Signs
I have somehow attracted a Gemini into my life and have been learning more about them recently. I have also had a number of Libra friendships, so I hope this article serves Geminis and Libras well. Because they're both air signs and have flexible personalities, they'll get along well.
- Gemini is a mutable sign and is the most malleable air sign of them all. Dominated by the planet Mercury, Geminis are good at speaking, breaking down concepts, understanding, communicating, and developing social networks.
- Libra is the cardinal air sign. Libra is dominated by Venus—they like to initiate and are romantic and endearing. They have a water sign-like aspect to them because of Venus' influence.
Both of these signs are lovable, affectionate, and cerebral. Air signs need space; they have plenty on their minds, and they have a need for independence. When two signs of the same element come together, they develop mutual understanding.
Gemini and Libra Cheat Sheet
Balance / Fairness
End of Spring
Beginning of Fall
Cerebral, Intelligent, Genius
Abstract, Knowledge Bearers
Ruled by Mercury
Ruled by Venus
Yin or Yang?
Gemini is the 3rd sign of the zodiac and experiences seasonal warmth and beauty. The end of spring is usually more pleasant than in Aries and Taurus seasons, where there is a whirlwind of energy after the quiet, still, and barren winter season before spring.
Gemini is a time of celebration—this is when people typically graduate from school, get married, or go on vacation. The weather is more fair, though you can still expect some rain, some strong winds, or even hail. However, it's not as tumultuous as prior seasons. This is partly because as spring begins, it competes between hot and cold energies, which makes for stormy weather.
By the time Gemini settles in, we've shifted away from colder temperatures. At this point, you may be ready to put away your winter wardrobe, start wearing sundresses, go for a swim, or wear sandals. You don't feel as constrained, and you can enjoy the fruits of your hard work from previous seasons.
Introspection, Intelligence, Fairness, and Moodiness
The nice thing about Gemini is they can be introspective; this makes Gemini more objective. Gemini is one of the most intelligent and accepting signs of the zodiac. They care greatly about being egalitarian. They care about life and want people to be together, completed, and accepted. They believe that everyone needs to be in a collective utopia.
Gemini cares so much about fairness that they can unknowingly lose themselves, resulting in moodiness. It is important for them to go through these mood shifts, and distance themselves from others to discover who they are, but people are also a driving force of the creative ideas Gemini derives from the world. This is part of why Gemini experiences such strong duality and is able to deal with opposing ideas.
Let's put Gemini aside for a moment and look at Libra. Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac, so they are in the middle of the zodiac year. They want to balance out everyone's ideas from Aries to Pisces and see how they all harmonize together. Libra sees a critical shift in the year—the descent from spring and summer into the cooling period of autumn and winter.
There is a maturity and introspective intentionality in the switching seasons. The later signs of the zodiac tend to have more sagacious, older soul qualities, whereas the first few zodiacs have a younger, more youthful energy that can be busy, talkative, boisterous, and ambitious.
Romance, Harmony, Beauty, and Hope
Libra is perhaps the most romantic of the air signs. I see a great deal of commonality between Libra and Pisces. They both have a certain amount of gentleness and hope, and they are both susceptible to cycles of oblivion.
Libra typically wants to be in a relationship. This is part of their goal to find harmony: They feel they can better create harmony with a partner, though it's not necessarily out of dependency. Libra is looking for music here—you can listen to a lone melody by itself and think it's beautiful, but Libra wants to hear multiple notes at once and see how it all works together.
Libra loves the finer things of life: refined beauty, aesthetics, and figuring out how to connect different ideas together. This is how Libra loves; they want to make the impossible happen. Libra, at their core, are hopeful that the impossible—like eternal life and heaven—will manifest.
How This Pair Gets Along in a Romantic Relationship
Gemini will flatter Libra with their words words. Gemini will pour their heart out by giving buoyant energy and keeping things fresh. Though they are naturally very springy, they'll want Libra to feel emotionally comfortable. Libra likes to let people come to them rather than chasing after others. Libra can be more at ease doing leisurely activities, lounging around, and relaxing. They like to show off their attractiveness without making a huge display.
Gemini, who likes to mirror others, will enjoy Libra's warm, gentle, and sweet nature, and Libra will enjoy having this energy shared with them in return. Gemini is constantly seeing symmetry, opportunity, and knowledge. Gemini wants someone who can be open-minded, someone who will help them to change their perceptions and learn how to relate to others. Gemini wants a relationship with enlightenment and doesn't want to be put into a box. Gemini needs room to change and evolve in how they love.
Libra is drawn to relationships, whereas Gemini may struggle to commit as they like to keep their options open. They might not really understand commitment. Double sign relationships have a natural vitality for people to connect and feel at peace. The main problem with double signs is that they double both their good and bad qualities. If you both have a tendency to procrastinate, you will need to compromise to get those tasks done instead of just blowing them off.
Libra needs to feel comfortable and accepted in order to approach conflict. Libra is so focused on harmony that dissonance makes them feel anxious. Gemini can help Libra by seeing things more objectively, and letting them know that it's okay to step into murky waters. Libra needs more experience so that they can better handle conflict. Libra hates when harmony is lost—it creates a hole in their heart that they can become depressed.
Gemini cares less about what people think of them than Libra does. Libra can get really focused on the superficial, while Gemini will focus deeply on the internal. Libra will look like a Hollywood princess or suave debonair, and Gemini might look like the wandering professor with his shoes untied. They can teach each other about their different worlds and anchor each other in a healthy sense.
What This Relationship Needs to Work On
Both signs have baggage and lessons to work through. Libra cannot manipulate Gemini into a relationship. Gemini will call them out and may even break up with them for being ridiculous. However, Gemini shouldn't be so quick to cut its losses, and Libra shouldn't smother their partner.
We have to respect and appreciate our partners, embracing their more subtle and kind moments. Kindness comes with enlightenment. See opportunities to be kind in order to move forward in life instead of falling short of your calling.
Maintaining Focus and Positivity
The composite energy developed from a Gemini and Libra relationship is a Leo. Libra will have the aesthetic warm-hearted ego, and Gemini will do what it can to temper and humble the relationship. This can, at times, cause concern that you two might be working toward a different end goal, but your different focuses help refine the relationship. It takes two to tango, and together you will naturally be able to shed the dead skin that comes up in a relationship because you two come from a place of mutual familiarity.
These two signs are kindred spirits who love communication and care about others. Air signs take things lightly; they know not to worry about too much things, but rather be a leader and move on. Life is too short to be worried about things you can't control. Stay positive, stay light, and stay true to yourself—that what it is to be an air sign.
Be careful not to fall into the lower energies of a Leo—feeling the need to be showy, feeling downtrodden and beating yourself up, excessively needing attention, or blowing up to the point where you don't know how to move forward. Leo, with too much fire, can be a destructive.
Without energy, the fire dies, and things grow cold, feeble, and barren. You need a steady warm, gentle fire to help your relationship. Leo has one of the strongest and most distinctive energies of the zodiac. It is a vibrant and majestic flame. Together you can move mountains, but the two of you can also be at ease by simply drinking coffee together.
Are Libra and Gemini Always a Good Match?
Western astrology doesn't guarantee marriage matches or teach how to prevent divorce. There is no such thing as a "perfect pairing" or "impossible pairing." Every combination under the sun has come together in the real world, leading to both relationship success and separation.
Find a Relationship That Works for You, No Matter What Sign You Are
Part of the relationship process is understanding both your partner and yourself, what makes your relationship work, and what it needs. Part of why you should study relationship patterns is to know what kind of relationship style works for you.
You won't have the same experience with every person you meet. Your parents may be great (or terrible) role models for love, but their relationship is their own creation. The best part about being you is the unique qualities you have with someone else to create a beautiful relationship while also still being very much yourself as an individual.
© 2017 Andrea Lawrence