Leo and Libra: Should They Be More Than Friends?


Sexy, sexy–Sextile. Yes, in astrology this is an actual term, one that refers to an aspect, or distance, between two planets and the signs they rule. In this case, it’s a distance of sixty degrees, or two planets and signs. Leo, born between July 23rd and August 22nd, and Libra, born between September 22nd and October 23rd, only separated by only one sign, giving them a unique aspect, one considered highly favorable in astrology.

No sign is perfect, and every single one of them has positive and negative traits, and some signs will bring out the best in you, and some will bring out the worst. This doesn’t mean you need to be the same person in order to get along.

Quite the opposite in this case. Leo and Libra, it’s your differences that compliment each other perfectly. Where you’re a fixed sign, Leo, you’re a cardinal sign, Libra. That stubbornness that makes you very vocal about your preferences, Leo, and will go very well with Libra’s flexible and adaptable nature, who is more than happy to grow and change to your needs, Leo.

And Libra, as an air sign, you seek balance in all things, and Leo’s fiery nature to go after what they want will counteract well with your dreamy, imaginative spirit.

Leo Zodiac Symbol


Let’s hear you roar, Leo! Like your symbol, the lion, you’re incredibly vocal about your needs when something excites you or rubs you the wrong way.

You won’t bite your tongue if someone pisses you off, but confrontation isn’t your first go-to.

Like your planet the sun, you possess a bright, warm energy that infiltrates every aspect of your life.

You crave connection with others and feel best when you’re sharing your optimism with others. You know what you want and aren’t afraid to shout it from the rooftops.

Some people may perceive you as bossy and domineering, but once they get to know you, it will be clear that your intentions are genuine.

A natural-born leader, you’re a social butterfly who won’t just light the torch but shine the way for others to follow.

Libra Zodiac Symbol


The seventh sign of the Zodiac, Libra, born between the end of September and the end of October, you fall right between the end of summer and the beginning of fall, that tender place where you must reset the balance in your life to find the transition from the changing of seasons. And that’s who you are, Libra, the sign of balance and harmony.

It’s the time of year when we really start to think about the holidays and the New Year feels closer than ever.

This is when you decide to finish all those goals you set in January and haven’t accomplished yet.

And that’s you, Libra, a cardinal sign, meaning the one who takes the initiative in all things.

You seek harmony in your relationships, and as a result, you flee from conflict at all costs.

You’re a social person and you can befriend just about everyone.

Still, you have a penchant for justice and you will gravitate toward signs who stand up for what they believe in, one reason that Leo sparks the fire inside you.

Leo and Libra in Friendship

Libra, you’re much more of a people pleaser than Leo, which means that when Leo takes the stage, ready for the spotlight, you, Libra, are more than happy to sit back and let them have the attention, anything to keep the peace. And you trust Leo to do just that.

Leo, you’re naturally charismatic and great at dominating the energy of a room and oozing with positivity. Libra loves this about you and feeds off your light.

Libra, you’re all about the beauty of things. Ruled by the planet Venus, you crave love and light, aspects Leo is also searching for.

Together, you two may have expensive taste and won’t hesitate to spend money if you have it on trips, concerts, or fun outings.

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Together, you two are more than happy to be out and about, meeting new people and exploring the world. You’re both social people, and although you, Libra, will often suggest ideas, Leo will usually have the final say, but you don’t mind, Libra.

You know that you’re going to have fun wherever you two go. Leo, in a sense your Libra friend is a bit like your security blanket. Because you’re a fixed sign, it can be difficult for you to be in new situations where you haven’t yet found your footing by putting your personality on full display.

Libra will build you up, walk into the room, and open the door for you, Leo, and once you walk through, you’ll turn on the light that everyone else will gravitate towards.

You two will probably be active, enjoy being outside, and may lean toward the creative, specifically you, Libra, your imaginative nature inspiring and bringing that out of your friend, Leo.

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Leo, you tend to become blunt and honest when you’re upset about something, while Libra, you prefer to shut down and avoid confrontation. Because of this, it’s unlikely the two of you will have heated arguments.

Libra is more than happy to tell you what you want to hear, Leo, in order to move and continue having fun. That doesn’t mean you’re not being genuine, Libra, you’re just trying to avoid conflict, and it’s easier when the weight of a fight doesn’t fall on you.

Leo, you’re abrasiveness can sometimes come off as selfish to some, but not to Libra.

Libra, because you often run from confrontation, you need friends like Leo who will be direct with you, and Leo, because you have a tendency to hold on to things if you feel misunderstood, Libra’s calming presence will allow you to drop the subject once you say what you feel.

You both will have no problem moving on.

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You both enjoy dating, albeit for different reasons.

Leo, you date to feel the power of focus directly poured on you, feeding the fire and the craving for validation you seek.

Libra, you pursue new experiences and gravitate towards dates that allow you to meet new people. You both share the same end game: love, love, and more love.

And as best friends, you’ll each be the first person the other will confide in when they meet that special someone. This can backfire, however, because you both fall too fast and too hard, and neither of you has a logical enough foundation when it comes to new love to warn the other to slow down.

Fortunately, if things don’t work out, your loyalty to your friend means you’ll also be the first person to give them a hug when they’re struggling with the fallout of what they thought was ‘the one.’

And if you two are attracted to each other, this might be where you sit back and wonder if maybe the person you’re meant to be with has been beside you all along.

Leo and Libra in Love

When the seduction of a Libra meets the passion of a Leo, you’re bound to have a good time.

The connection you share as friends will only be enhanced in romantic lovers, but the same is to be said about your differences.

Leo, you’ll struggle to understand Libra’s need to please everyone and Libra, you may start to perceive Leo’s confidence as flirtatious, especially with strangers.

But as long as you two learn to communicate and not get worked up while you do it, you’ll find that this relationship is one that is bound to create a positive foundation that will only encourage growth in the other person.

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The First Date: Roses or KFC?

A first date between you two will be intriguing and eventful.

Libra, you’ll probably bring flowers and suggest a nice restaurant, and Leo will be more than happy to abide, and maybe add in some of their own ideas.

Leo, you love gifts, and so you’ll appreciate this gesture. And once you two are out, Leo, although you may carry the conversation, Libra’s go-with-the-flow attitude will mean that there will be a natural ebb to both your conversations and the places you go.

There’s a high chance that if you have a good time, you may end up back at one of your places, as sex and physical intimacy are another thing you two share in common. Either way, you two are destined to have a second date.

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Leo’s frustration in relationships often comes from not being the center of attention. Fortunately, Libra will be more than happy to give them this and more.

Libra, you love showering your partners with affection and because you’re a cardinal sign, you’ll express yourself in a way they need, you’re that adaptable.

The issue may arise when you, Libra, don’t receive the same level of attention from Leo. Leo, you’re a fixed sign after all and you very much like to do things your way.

Libra, disliking confrontation, will often shut down and become passive-aggressive instead of communicating their concerns. This is an area you both can work on.

Leo, you need to learn when to ask your partner questions and offer them support, and Libra, remember, it’s okay to express how you feel to your partners.

In the long run, this will avoid resentment from both sides and only enhance your relationship and bring you closer together.

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Libra, as an air sign, you naturally feed oxygen into the fire signs of the Zodiac, like Leo. And this is no different in the bedroom. If anything, this is where you two will truly connect.

Away from the crowd, with only each other as the object of your attention, you two will flourish and everything you felt in public on your date will be enhanced.

Libra, as one of the most sensual signs in the Zodiac, you embrace intimacy and enjoy funneling your attention onto someone. This works out well for Leo who, more than anything, desires to be desired.

Because you’re both adventurous, you’ll be open to trying new things, ensuring that physical intimacy between you two will never get boring.

The Verdict?

You two will become best friends who are more than capable of establishing a healthy, long-term loving relationship with one another as long as you, Libra, learn to communicate when you’re upset, and you, Leo, learn when to stop talking and ask how your partner is doing.

Compatibility Scale:

  • 1- Get AWAY from me
  • 2- Who are you again?
  • 3- I tolerate you
  • 4- You’re pretty cool
  • 5- Let’s gooooo!

Friendship Compatibility

5.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

4.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

You guys are sextiles, remember? This is one of the best matches in the Zodiac. Consider yourself lucky!