On the surface, Libra and Sagittarius seem like a couple that shouldn’t really work. After all, the Venus-ruled Libra is one of the biggest romantics of the zodiac and they rule over the 7th House of Partnerships. The fiery archer, on the other hand, is a wanderer. They’re restless, love going on adventures, and hate feeling tied down. However, when these two first meet, their chemistry will be off the charts. Libra and Sagittarius’ compatibility shows why this air and fire sign pair make a solid zodiac match.
“By nature, Libras focus on connection via one-on-one relationships,” Rowena Winkler, Ph.D., cosmic catalyst coach and astrologer, tells Bustle. “They thrive off deep connection and require balance and harmony in their relationships. Sagittarius folks, on the other hand, thrive on adventure. They are always on the lookout for new experiences and new things to learn. In a relationship, Libras can help Sagittarius slow down and be a bit more analytical, whereas Sagittarius can help Libras be a bit more spontaneous.”
In general, air and fire signs tend to make natural matches. According to astrologer Jacq Dowling, air gives fire space to burn and grow. Libra is also ruled by Venus, who’s all about love, beauty, charm, and fairness, while Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the sign of growth, expansion, and adventure.
“This is not a boring couple,” Dowling says. “Libras are flirtatious by nature, and Sagittarius loves to laugh and keep others entertained. These two can find and discover all of the beauty of life together.”
Libra & Sagittarius Sexual Compatibility
Libra and Sagittarius’ sex life will be fun and adventurous. Airy Libra is the sign of partnerships, so they love intimately connecting with their boo. As a Venus-ruled sign, they tend to enjoy more romantic sex.
However, they’re more than happy to experiment a bit, especially if it fulfills their partner’s fantasies. When it comes to sex, fiery Sagittarius is down for anything, anytime, anywhere. According to Dowling, “Libras will mirror Sags’ energy and enthusiasm, and reflect all that passion and pizzaz back in the sack.”
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Libra & Sagittarius Emotional Compatibility
Libra and Sagittarius have very different emotional needs in relationships, which can cause some issues for the pair. Sagittarius is a very independent sign, while Libra is the sign of partnerships. There may be times when Libra needs extra reassurance to feel secure in the relationship, and Sagittarius may find this unnecessary or even borderline clingy.
“Sagittarius needs to understand Libras’ need for quality time and be available for relationship building as needed,” Winkler says. “They also need to watch what they say, because their blunt communication style isn't always the best match for Libra. Likewise, Libras need to allow Sagittarius the space to get their energy out by not being too emotionally clingy or possessive.”
On the plus side, neither sign is very emotional and prefer their relationships to be light and fun. If there are problems in the relationship, both signs are willing to talk it out and come up with a solution.
Libra & Sagittarius Dating Compatibility
When it comes to dating, Libra and Sagittarius’ compatibility is high. In fact, professional astrologer Charlotte Kirsten tells Bustle, “When Venus, the planet of love touches Jupiter, the planet of abundance and opportunity, you just know a cosmic match is guaranteed.”
Sagittarius’ bold and ambitious nature will bring out the best in Libra. They’ll encourage them to see the world in a new way, and will teach them the importance of self-love and self-compassion which Kirsten says “feels fairly alien” to the zodiac’s people-pleaser. “But don’t let that fool you into thinking Libra is the ‘weaker’ party in the relationship,” Kirsten says. “Libra’s air ignites Sagittairus’ fire, and once it’s burning, it’s burns for a long time.”
Libra will bring out Sagittarius’ sweet side, and will help them open up about their deepest fears, emotions, and desires. According to Kirsten, Libra opens up a “deep portal of healing, providing a loving atmosphere where Sagittarius can bring their most significant traumas to light.”
Libra & Sagittarius Friendship Compatibility
Similar to dating, Libra and Sagittarius’ compatibility for friendship is high. According to Kirsten, they have the potential to become best friends for life. “Neither sign is waiting around for things to happen which means adventure-packed days out, all-nighter parties, and after work get togethers,” she says. “Oh, and those trips that are mentioned in the group chat? This dynamic duo will actually bring them to life, even if it means they’re the only ones in attendance.”
In addition to all the fun they have together, there’s an underlying mutual understanding between the two signs. “Sagittarius admires Libra’s progressive, bubbly and social side, while Libra adores Sagittarius’ unwavering loyalty, spontaneous nature, and adventurous spirit,” Kirsten says. These two are true partners in crime.
Libra & Sagittarius’ Communication
Libra and Sagittarius complement each other really well, overall. However, their communication may need a little work. Libra is a gentle soul who values balance and harmony. They’re the type of individuals who would sacrifice their own needs or keep quiet about an issue in order to keep the peace. Sagittarius, on the other hand, is brutally honest. If something is on their mind, they’ll say it regardless of how it may come out. This can become a problem when Libra’s bottled up feelings suddenly come out one day. “Cue the heated arguments, intense discussions, and giving the cold shoulder for a couple of days,” Kirsten says.
Fortunately, Libra and Sagittarius have what it takes to make things work. According to Kirsten, it’s not in either sign’s nature to give up and call it quits. They also don’t typically hold onto grudges. Once things cool off, both signs will be open and willing to find a solution. They’re also both pretty good at compromising.
Potential Problems In A Libra & Sagittarius Relationship
The biggest problem Libra and Sagittarius may have to confront is the difference in how they approach relationships. Again, Libra is a true romantic who wants the fairytale love story. While Sagittarius can be a great partner, the archer feels happiest when they’re doing their own thing. Even in relationships, they need space to go off whenever they feel like it. If their relationship isn’t strong and built on a foundation of trust, this can cause Libra to feel insecure. As long as they keep the lines of communication open, and Sagittarius is willing to check in, they should be able to meet each other’s needs.
Additionally, Sagittarius’ penchant for brutal honesty can get them into trouble with Libra. “Because Libras can be indecisive and sensitive, and Sagittarius can get bored easily and say things they might not necessarily mean, this can cause tension in the relationship,” Winkler says. When Libra gets upset, they tend to become very passive-aggressive and will freeze their partner out until Sagittarius goes all out with an apology.
Are Libra & Sagittarius A Good Match?
Overall, Libra and Sagittarius make a pretty good match. Although they have their share of differences, they get along really well and have a lot of fun together. “At the end of the day, both signs want a harmonious, thoughtful partnership that will expand their human experience,” Winkler says. If they’re mindful to meet each other’s needs in a relationship, this is a couple who can go the distance.
Rowena Winkler, Ph.D., cosmic catalyst coach and astrologer
Jacq Dowling, astrologer
Charlotte Kirsten, professional astrologer
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