purposes form the foundation for their simpático relationship.  They also share a deep need for creative expression, preferably in the arts, but they can both be just as happily occupied running a hospital, a shoe store, or a home if a free flow of creativity is encouraged.  Each of them is more content when running the show, however, which can cause some fleeting friction now and then.  Libra likes to be in charge because Libra is a Cardinal Sign of leadership.  Leo likes to be in charge because - well, how can a King or Queen not be in charge?  Lions and Lionesses weren't born under a Cardinal Sun Sign, but they were born under a Fixed Sun Sign, and when you have a 'fixed egotist' it adds up to the same thing as a leader.  Should any of these basic needs of Leo and Libra be denied, Leo can become a pouting or growling Cat, and Libra can become a cranky crocodile of confusion and frustration.  Then their harmony may be interrupted, with Leo's normal beaming benevolence turning into arrogant demands, and Libra's gentle discussions quickly becoming quarrels. 

Although there's always the chance that Leo's pride and vanity, combined with the strength and bossiness of the sign, may be too much for the softer, more gentle-mannered Venus-ruled Libran to handle, Leo's abundant ability to arouse the latent enthusiasm of others will usually more than balance the Scales in the association.  Libra will have to remember to give the Leo man, woman, or child an adequate amount of respect and admiration.  It's not an easy task.  Still, Libra can call on all that Venus charm to accomplish it.  No one can pay a compliment more sweetly than Libra, and no one can appreciate it with more outright glee than Leo. 

These Libra persons adore anything beautiful; Leos prefer the biggest and best, so together they can be more than a little extravagant, unless one or both had the Moon in a stingier, more economical sign, like Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, or Cancer.  With both Moons in Air or Fire, like their Suns, these two can toss money around loosely, and lean toward luxuries.  While they're tossing, they might have a few arguments about where to toss it. 

Libra admires Leo's courage and willingness to move mountains, if necessary, and is sometimes tempted to build a few, just for the fun of watching the majestic Cat topple them.  The mountains may be built of words, not rock, but it's a kind of game these two are tempted to play.  They thoroughly enjoy challenging one another in a game of wits.  One major difference between them should be noted.  Leo's sense of humour often ends when the joke is on him (or her).  Libra takes a more balanced view of being the target for fun. 

There's not doubt that the Sun and Venus are galactically harmonious, so an association of any kind between the Big Cat and the Libran should brighten the skies above them.  Almost all their qualities and character traits blend well.  They're both artistic and sentimental.  They both love compliments and excitement.  Leo more or less demands happiness from Life and Love - Libra expects it as only natural.  There is definitely a difference between 'demanding' and 'expecting.'  Not much, but a difference.  If Leo roars too often, insisting on his or her right to take all the encores, Libra may eventually feel compelled to remind the Lion or Lioness, that a rubber band stretches both ways, that what goes up must come down, that red lights and green lights are both needed to prevent traffic accidents, and - well, you know - all those Libra balancing acts of logic.  Shockingly, Leo may actually listen meekly, apologize, and turn over a new leaf.  No other Sun Sign can so smoothly lead he Big Cat into the ring to roll over and do somersaults. 

The secret in animal training is in the eyes and the whip.  Libra eyes are soft and friendly.  Libra's whip is invisible, and when it strikes, it feels just like velvet.  "Purr-rr-rr," goes the Pussycat.  "You're so superior!" dimples Libra.  And off they go, in their royal chariot.  Where?  Oh, I don't know.  Somewhere Leo didn't want to go - to do something Leo had adamantly refused to do.  Can you
believe it?  It's marvelous what wonders do manifest with a little gentle persuasion and a velvet, invisible whip. 

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