You’ve just met someone new. Your conversations? Incredible. Your chemistry? Whoa there, buddy. Your dates? So much fun. You’re both looking for a relationship. So what’s the problem? They are your exact opposite. In politics. In religion. In professions. In hobbies. One an extrovert, another an introvert. One happy to stay in, the other eager to explore the world. When one of you talks, the other shuts down. “So what?” your friends say. “Opposites attract!” You’ve heard it before. And you reallllyyy like this person. You don’t want to write them off just yet, because in some weird way, you sense that this mutual connection you’re experiencing is worth the risk of giving this a chance.
If you’re an Aries and you’re reading this blog, then you’ve probably noticed that every article on your sign compatibility reveals something just a bit different about you. Even if you’re not dating a Libra, for example, you may be reading this to learn something new about who you are. And if you didn’t know that every article description holds new information about you, well you’re welcome, because they do! If you’ve been following along this far, you’ve probably heard me say that your sign is ruled by the planet Mars.
What exactly does that mean? Each sign is ruled by a planet, and what that planet represents can give you an indication of who you are.
Aries is ruled by Mars–the God of War. No, this doesn’t mean that you’re going out into the world looking to pick fights with everyone, but you’re not going back down from injustice either. What some might consider this intensity of yours aggressive, others perceive as the walking Karma rude people deserve. It’s all a matter of perspective, really–and either way, what other people think is less important than you doing what you believe is right.
God of War meet your opposite. The planet that rules your sign, Libra, is none other than Venus, the planet of Love. You’re calm and composed, Libra, but you’re also strong in your convictions, always aiming to cultivate peace, but never at the risk of jeopardizing your values.
You’re an air sign with a love for adventure and fun, but never at the risk of threatening your own morals.
This is best represented by your symbol, the scales of justice, yet you pursue harmony in everything you do. You can come off as passive-aggressive, but it’s mostly because you’ve probably been pushed around in your life, and your kindness is something others have taken advantage of in the past.
It’s for that reason you can relate to those who are wronged, and you will always stand up for what you believe in. Honesty and directness are core principles for you, and you gravitate toward other signs who don’t play games, and who say exactly what they mean.
Aries and Libra in Friendship
You probably know where I’m going with this–and if you don’t, then you skipped the two paragraphs above. While Libra and Aries are drastically opposite in the way they handle things, there is one value that bonds you two together. Lying is a big no-no for both of you. Aries spills their thoughts without hesitation, and it’s this trait that Libra finds refreshing. Libra, prefer to people who show you who they are without putting up fronts. It can be exhausting investing in people only to discover they suck. And for that reason, you Libra, love that Aries is exactly who they say they are. Similarly, you Aries, will respect Libra’s call for justice. In your mind, Aries, life is short, and the only people worth spending your time around or the ones who will either stand for what’s right or understand your need to do exactly that.
Friend Date: Mani/Pedi or Streaking on the Beach at Midnight?
You may vary a bit in how you prefer to spend your free time, but it will never affect your friendship. Aries, you enjoy spontaneity, embarking on adventures that sparks your thrill-seeking side. Libra, you’re a bit more low-key. However, you’re always down for some fun. The only difference–and what has the potential to cause a rift if your friendship–is that Aries has no issue breaking the law: speeding, stealing a broken stop sign from the side of the road, adventuring into no trespassing zones, you name it, Aries has probably already tried it. Libra, on the other hand, struggles with Aries’ decisions to break the law. Still, Libra will accept Aries for who they are, because they’ll never lie about who they are and what they enjoy doing. When it comes to honesty, that’s you two in a nutshell.
Friend-Fection: Keep It on the Dl or Text ‘Love Ya Biatch?’
Libras are sensitive, genuine people who seek connection with those who are in their life. They will never hesitate to express their opinions, feelings, and thoughts on their friendship. Libra tends to go deeper than Aries, seeking genuine conversations about the nature of their friendship. Aries is to the point. A quick ‘love you’ is all Aries needs to express emotion. They show their affection, while Libra prefers to discuss it, and they usually expect this in their friendships with other signs. Still, Libra will let this slide with the Aries. And the reason for this is as blunt as the words that spill from Aries’ mouth. Aries will say exactly what they mean at exactly the time they mean it, leaving no question to the nature of their friendship.
Dating Advice: Send His Name or Send His Social?
If there’s one thing you both agree on, it’s that some people seriously suck. Aries has probably fought with them. Libra has probably been taken advantage of by them. For this reason, both you believe in the concept of getting to know who you spend time with. Libra, you’ve probably googled your date before you agreed to go out with them. And while you, Aries, are more likely to google them after you decide you have feelings for them, neither of you will hesitate from walking away from a negative situation. And that’s probably a good thing, because in revenge, Aries is the one who will take it a step too far, whereas Libra will stay calm and collected, using their better judgment before they decide how to approach someone who’s wronged them. It’s this difference that could make or break your friendship, but it’s more likely that you two will balance each other out, Aries encouraging Libra to speak up for themself, and Libra talking Aries off the edge.
Aries and Libra in Love
One may think that when the God of War and the God of Love meet, it’s bound to end in destruction. Surprisingly, that’s not the case here, although you may need to work on your communication to ensure that the natural connection you have continues to build. And if you can do that, then Aries will discover how to express themself without being too abrasive for the more sensitive Libra, and Libra will learn how to speak up to Aries, something many signs rarely do. And for that reason, you’ll develop a mutual respect, one capable of a long-term commitment.
The First Date: Roses or KFC?
You both enjoy experiencing new things, and specifically with first dates, you like a little spontaneity in what you plan to do. Aries, you’ll be the one testing the waters of the Libra. You’ll suggest skydiving, laser tag, horseback riding–something most of your first dates have turned down, and typically ideas you don’t expect others to take you up on. To your surprise, Libra will say yes. Not because they’re super adventurous, partially because they enjoy trying new things, but more so because, with their intuition, they can immediately sense that you’re one of the most direct, honest people they’ve met, which means they can trust you, and for a Libra, for new experiences, trust is everything.
Love Language Do’s and Don’ts: A Dealbreaker?
It’s this understanding that will bring your relationship to new levels. Aries, you’re a jack of all trades when it comes to love. Not just in what you prefer but in what you give. One minute you’re giving words of affirmation, the next, you’re desiring acts of service. It’s important to remember that not all signs are like you. In fact, with love languages, most of them are as stable as you are inconsistent, and Libra is one of those. Quality time is everything to a Libra and what they perceive as the umbrella head of every other love language. For a Libra, only with quality time can you tell your partner you love them, cook them dinner, give them a painting, and kiss them on the lips. For you, Aries, it’s important to recognize that Libra’s desire for connection is important. But also be sure to communicate to Libra that your needs may vary based on the day. Some days, Aries, you may need that affection, and others, you couldn’t care–but it doesn’t mean you love them any less.
Sexy Time: Slow and Steady or Chompin’ at the Bit?
To desire and be desired… Can it get any better than that? It’s a sentiment you both share, but you differ in how you express it. Aries enjoys the chase of the game–however, only when you are the one doing the pursuing. This is specifically relevant for intimacy early in on a relationship. Libra, on the other hand, prefers to connect emotionally and mentally with their partners before they dive under the bedsheets. For this reason, this difference creates a spice in your relationship that you both enjoy. Libra loves feeling wanted, and Aries craves the thrill of the desire. And when the chase finally ends in the bedroom, you’ll discover that the fun of the journey was just the beginning. Aries, you’re accustomed to jumping into things with your partners, so Libra’s encouragement to go slow allows you to build up emotional factors you didn’t realize you needed. And Libra, Aries’ passion brings the same out of you. This build-up will bring out the romantic side of you that you both share. When it clicks, it clicks.
The peanut butter to your jelly. The Sherlock to your Watson. The Sun to your Moon.
You’re complete opposites, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, of all the opposite signs in the Zodiac, this might be the only one that not only works, but has long-term potential, both in friendship and in love. There will be times when you butt heads, but your bond is strong enough that as you long as you tend to your differences with a little TLC, twenty years will pass, and it will feel like only a week went by.
- 1- Get AWAY from me
- 2- Who are you again?
- 3- I tolerate you
- 4- You’re pretty cool
- 5- Let’s gooooo!
What if I Love This Person?
You probably started as friends and evolved into a relationship. If you didn’t start platonic, your relationship will most definitely develop a foundation of friendship. As long as you communicate your needs and are sensitive to the differences in your preferred delivery–Aries needs to be less abrasive, Libra needs to speak up–then you two have the potential for something great. Consider yourself lucky.