Traditional astrological wisdom holds that Libras are most compatible with Gemini, Leo, Libra Sagittarius and Aquarius, and least compatible with Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Pisces. But what do the actual marriage and divorce statistics say?
Mathematician Gunter Sachs conducted a large-scale study of sun signs and found statistically significant results on a number of measures. Marriage and divorce findings are outlined below.
In keeping with traditional astrological wisdom, two Libras make a good match, with higher-than-average rates of marriage and lower-than-average rates of divorce for both genders. Libras are inclined to avoid conflict at all costs, so serious fights between two Libras are unlikely. Both have a strong aesthetic appreciation, a love of refinement and a need for domestic harmony.
As would be expected, Libra men divorce Aries women more frequently than those of any other sign. Aries deals with issues by tackling them head on, whereas Libra detests arguments. This leads to a situation in which Aries provokes and Libra gives in or retreats. Communication breakdown can result.
Libra women are most likely to marry Taurus and Libra men, and to divorce Leos. Although Leo is theoretically a compatible sign, Libra flirtatiousness and Leo’s need to be the center of attention may not always mix well in a romantic relationship. Libra women are least likely to divorce Libra men.
There is a good foundation for the Libra-Taurus match. Although there are some differences between the two signs, both are laid back and not inclined toward argument. They share a love of domestic harmony and a need for comfortable and beautiful surroundings. Libra women appreciate Taurean strength and decisiveness, while Tauruses value Libran refinement and class. A particular benefit with this pairing is that accommodating Libras are less likely to provoke the infamous Taurean stubbornness.
Libra women are least likely to marry Pisces men. Given that Pisces tends toward extremes and Libra craves balance, it is unsurprisingly that this pairing makes it to the altar less frequently.
The best long-term love match for a Libra is another Libra, although Taurus is a particularly good sign for Libra women as well. The most difficult match for a Libra is probably an Aries, though these two signs are often attracted to each other.
Study Findings and Traditional Astrological Predictions
For the most part, the study findings for Libra are in line with traditional astrological predictions. Libras of both genders are inclined to marry and stay with other Libras. Libra men are more inclined to divorce women of their opposite sign, Aries, while Libra women tend to avoid marrying the incompatible sign of Pisces.
However, the above-average divorce rate between the theoretically compatible signs of Libra and Leo goes against traditional astrological predictions. Also, although Taurus and Libra aren’t considered exceptionally incompatible, they have not traditionally been considered a good match either, yet higher-than-average numbers of Libra women and Taurus men make it to the altar.
Libras who find themselves romantically entangled with one of the less compatible signs should not despair. Plenty of marriages between supposedly incompatible signs have lasted.
While some matches are statistically favored over others, astrology is complex, and there is more to take into account than just sun signs. Two people with incompatible sun signs may have highly compatible rising signs (ascendants) or moon signs that can make the difference between a bad match and a good match with a bit of an “edge” that keeps things interesting.