Sunday, October 30, 2005
Leo & Libra: Bena & Contraband
When Leo and Libra form a friendship, they make a cooperative combination. Leo and Libra are two Signs apart in the Zodiac, which gives each friend an innate understanding of the workings of the other. When the Lion's energy is combined with Libra's natural sense of harmony, this is a friendship of great balance. Leo and Libra are flashy versus refined, direct versus peace-loving. Leo and Libra can have a very successful friendship because each of them can appreciate and benefit from the attributes of the other.
Libra calms and smooths Leo's flamboyant style. As a combination, Leo and Libra are well-balanced. Libra is charming and cultural, and has good manners which offset Leo's direct and acerbic personality. On the other hand, Leo is far more decisive than Libra. Leo can help their Libra friend to make decisions more easily and act on them, and they can teach the art of spontaneity.
Leo is ruled by the Sun, and Libra is ruled by the Planet Venus. The two Signs coming together form the basic foundation of interpersonal relationships -- warmth and passion. The Sun and Venus go well together. The Sun is a masculine energy and Venus a feminine, so this friendship is a good balance of charged energies. Venus is about beauty of romance, and the Sun is about sustaining life and propagating light. This pair is resilient and can fortify one another for a long time.
Leo is a Fire Sign, and Libra is an Air Sign. These two elements together either fuel each other beautifully or extinguish one another's efforts. Libra can work diplomatically with the impetus and ambition of Leo, and both tend to participate in each other's efforts. They have learned a perfect balance and click together like clockwork! When they are a team anything is within the realm of possibility, but these friends must be mindful of one another's feelings and individual desires. Leo's action-oriented approach to projects may conflict with Libra's more cerebral approach. Both Signs have wide-ranging interests, and Leo's desire to get into the mix gives them great stories to share with the more reserved Libra.
Leo is a Fixed Sign, and Libra is a Cardinal Sign. Leo's stamina outlasts the fleeting fancies of Libra, the initiator. They have to cooperate for their dreams to come true. Leo will be the leader because of their energy and forceful nature. Libra will gently take the reins from an intellectual and team-oriented standpoint. Leo likes to give orders through personal authority, while Libra charms others into doing things and is satisfied in placating Leo's giant ego. It's important for Leo to understand compromise. Libra, able to see both sides of the argument, can compromise easily, while Leo may be more unhappy about yielding.
The best aspect of the Leo-Libra friendship is the harmony resulting from the union of Venus and the Sun. The balance between self and other represented by this relationship is a great learning experience for both friends. Each brings to the friendship what the other is missing, so theirs is a highly compatible combination.