Libra Parenting Compatibility: Laid-Back and Balanced
See what kind of parents you and your partner will be based on your zodiac signs
You bring balance to your home and family life, Libra! As a parent, you get along with your children easily. They appreciate your willingness to understand them and learn their wants, needs, and goals. You’re lots of fun and great pals with your kids, but you can also be indecisive and have a hard time making tough calls. Enjoy being calm and collected when it comes to your kids, but remember that a good parent isn’t always the cool parent.
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Libra and Aries
This made-in-heaven couple will probably have an easy and enjoyable time raising a child together. Both parents are of the "immediate intervention" school of caretaking, so rarely will your baby be left crying or wanting for food or attention. Friction could come in when it comes to how your child will be trained and played with, though. Aries will believe in the invulnerability of the human body, encouraging everything from gymnastics for rugrats to college football for girls. Libra, meanwhile, will worry about any marks that might be left on baby’s delicate body -- and psyche. You two can compromise by avoiding unilateral decisions, and insisting on open discussions. Aries will be direct in a fight, but Libra’s passive-aggressive actions will probably win it. Baby is bound to pick up on this, and learn rapidly how to work each parent in ways that will provoke some diverting, tournament-quality parental battles.
Libra and Taurus
Because both Libra and Taurus are ruled by Venus, you two get along as co-parents, but not because you always see things the same way. Taurus will want the child to be grounded, tactile, and sensible, while Libra will always try to find ways to stimulate the child intellectually, and do everything possible to encourage the child’s appreciation for beauty, art, music, peace, and justice. Taurus will be the parent that’s willing to shake things up when they are out of whack; loud declarations of the way things "ought to be" won’t be unheard of. Libra’s manner is much more subtle, but can be equally effective. Libra will usually avoid arguments. Instead, the rest of the family will be left guessing what’s making you steamed and broody. Direct discussions of every joint decision will make your parenting road much smoother!
Libra and Gemini
The children who have you two as parents will enjoy one of the most lenient households around. Gemini is accepting and able to see almost any behavior as being part of the developmental process. Libra, on the other hand, avoids administering discipline out of a desire to keep the peace and quiet of the household. Your children could probably run rampant around an environment with such poor boundaries, but that probably won’t be the case. Most children seek order and structure, and they will find their own way to establish it. At the times when there is no way out of administering punishment, Libra will be able to decide what is fair, while Gemini will be the one to express it in a way that the children can understand. Your children will benefit from living in this house, if for no other reason than being exposed to the lively conversation.
Libra and Cancer
As parents your biggest asset is the similar way you two conquer the world around you. Libra and Cancer are both self-starters -- when anyone wonders what might be coming next, you get something going. The problem, though, is that you don’t often finish what you start! Needless to say, this can impact the way you parent your children. You might have to write down things like feeding schedules or medication times so they don’t get lost in the shuffle. And you might need to find ways of teaching your children to follow through on things, even if you can’t do so by example. Libra and Cancer parents can also have diverse views when it comes to aesthetics. Cancer’s priority is on comfort, while Libra’s is on beauty. You can clash when you begin choosing clothing for children or decorating their room. By seeing which is more important, ease or appearance, you can determine the correct choice for any given situation.
Libra and Leo
As a Libra and Leo you are both very proud of yourselves as individuals, and you’ll look at your children as reflections of your own inner and outer beauty. This indulgence in self-esteem isn’t as bad as it sounds, though. Children can learn a lot by modeling themselves after people with a positive self-image -- but as parents you two will have to balance this by teaching your children how to do things that make them proud of what they do. From the beginning, Leo will want to teach children the physically-oriented "how-tos" of life, such as how to walk, run, and ride a bike. Libra is more of an intellectually-oriented teacher -- the one who will help with homework and life’s little interpersonal intrigues. Both of you will be good disciplinarians, but not for the purpose of punishment. You will focus strongly on the idea that children should learn from their mistakes so they won’t repeat them.
Libra and Virgo
Libra dotes and Virgo fusses, so you two can create a very pleasant parental combination. Libra has a beautiful vision of what childhood should be like, and Virgo will execute it with precision and efficiency. You’ll anticipate the arrival of a new child with a vigilant eye to how many appealing and educational things you can surround baby with. You may pass on hand-me-downs as time goes on, but no one will be able to tell the clothing or toys in question are anything but good-as-new. Children will be taught to take care of -- if not pamper -- everything they own. Discipline will be a team effort between you two parents. Libra will be able to determine what a fair punishment for any given offense might be; while Virgo will be exacting about making sure every "debt" is paid. Together, you’ll give your children essential ideas about justice -- and a rock-solid work ethic.
Libra and Libra
As two Libras you’ll rise to the occasion of being caring and hard-working parents ... as long as you have a lot of help! Libra people like to work when the work appeals to them. The daily grind or raising children, including such not-so-glamorous acts as changing diapers and wiping noses, might not hold enough appeal. Between the two of you, you should be able to fairly divide the parental duties, though. You will also want to share every step of your children’s journey. To Libra, if something happens and no one is there to watch or hear it along with them, the experience just isn’t real. You two can be somewhat wishy-washy when it comes to discipline. Although you’re more than capable of letting children know when they’re in trouble, you’ll only enforce the punishment if it isn’t too much hard work. A strong-willed nanny or older relative might have to intervene.
Libra and Scorpio
Libra and Scorpio are two totally different kinds of parents. Libra likes to let things ride, and often will avoid confrontation because it disturbs the peace they needs. Scorpio, on the other hand, is always prodding around at people’s deepest feelings, to make sure they own up to them and don’t miss any opportunity to be the best person possible. Scorpio will do this not only to children, but also to the Libra co-parent. As long as you two understand your individual personalities as well as the nature of your relationship, you should be rather successful as parents. Scorpio obviously makes the better disciplinarian, but Libra will often have to step in to settle the inevitable struggles between parent and child. Your children can expect to learn much from watching your relationship, and you they can come from two totally different places and still achieve love and harmony.
Libra and Sagittarius
You two make a very likeable couple, and you’ll totally enjoy the experience of being parents. You will recognize the meaning of "pride and joy" from the moment you meet your first baby. Libra will be proud that such a beautiful creature has graced the earth, and Sagittarius will be overjoyed to have someone to play with! The daily routine will need some work if you two ever hope to get it established. Libra has a tendency to put off getting down to work, and Sagittarius often becomes distracted and scattered. Neatness could become an issue rather early on, as the pileup of laundry and equipment becomes an avalanche. You two will have to take things one day at a time if you hope to keep things peaceful and manageable. When it comes to discipline, both of you will easily identify the right thing to do; but neither will want to risk enforcing the punishment.
Libra and Capricorn
As a Libra and Capricorn you two will be able to offer your children clear direction, at least most of the time. Capricorn is always decisive and confident, and even Libra can learn to weigh deciding factors faster when prodded by Capricorn’s discipline. Both of you like to get things started, and might need help following through. Needless to say, Capricorn will be the one to set the tone -- and the boundaries -- for your entire household. Libra will be glad to have Capricorn to lay blame on when there are rules to be followed that your children don’t like. Capricorn won’t mind playing the "bad guy," either, as long as the children show the required amount of respect. Libra will encourage the children to pursue all their talents, from high mathematics to music and art; Capricorn will go along with this to some degree, but also steer your offspring toward professions that lead to large incomes and unquestionable security.
Libra and Aquarius
Libra and Aquarius make good friends, but you must struggle as parents to get beyond the realm of the theoretical. Although it can be a good thing to do research and gather a variety of opinions when it comes to raising children, you two will have to draw the line when you realize you have so many books lying around the house that there’s no room left for the family to sit together and enjoy a nice meal. Parenting is mostly a hands-on experience, and there could be a few struggles over who is going to get his or her hands dirty most of the time. Libra will be able to work a fair schedule that either involves both parents, or relies on a nanny or caring relative to jump in when needed. Aquarius will probably be the one to determine discipline in the household, but Libra will never hesitate to speak up when the punishment doesn’t seem fair.
Libra and Pisces
You two gentle souls will make loving and gracious parents, but you may not be prepared for the realities of bringing up children. At the beginning, you can easily get lost in the joy of giving birth or adopting a child. You’ll shower your children with gifts and coo over them as though nothing else in the world will ever matter. This is good for the children ... until they want to claim their independence. It’s likely that Libra and Pisces will have to deal with separation anxiety once school starts -- theirs! Your children might be glad to get out into the world, where they’ll assume things are as sheltering as their own home environment, but you two won’t want them to go. Discipline can also be a problem, as neiher of you is great with boundaries; but when pushed to the limits, Libra will lay down the law.