Like Taurus, Libra is ruled by pleasure-loving Venus, but there’s a distinct difference. In earthy Taurus, Venusian desire is grounded in physical pleasure, but in Libra, the Goddess of Love is all air. Where earth Venus manifests as sensuality, air Venus manifests as aesthetic ideals. Airy Libra is often more turned on by ideals of physical pleasure than by the experience itself.
They can be very good lovers, if you fit one of their mental fantasy frames. They love to visualize themselves giving as good as they’re getting, and are eager to please — they have standards to meet, you know — and once you find a shared mental picture that won’t offend the Libran aesthetic sensibilities, sex can be erotic and imaginative. Sexy lingerie, flattering candlelight, and appropriate music are favorites; the closer a Libran can get to a picture-perfect romantic scenario, the happier they’ll be.
Librans like to watch. This is one of the most voyeuristic signs in the zodiac — if the situation is appealing, that is. For instance, many Librans like porn, but strongly prefer the slick, airbrushed type. Amateur porn is not to their taste, as the models and sex acts are often imperfect; Libra has to accept enough imperfections in real life as it is!
Particular though it may be, Libran voyeurism isn’t passive. They prefer to be an active party, visualizing themselves as the center of a sexy threesome or hot quad, possibly even directing the show; Libra Mars is particularly fond of this. Watching themselves in action is another turn-on; mirrors and video recorders are practically a given with an uninhibited Libran (but only for the most flattering shots, of course.)
One of the main downsides to Libran sexuality is its tendency to be superficial and fickle. If for some reason you cease to fit Libra’s ideals, you’ll know it. Librans tend to feel entitled to upgrades, even if it violates your contract — the Libran Venus is particularly prone to “trading up” if the opportunity presents itself. Not all of them will be the chronically-divorced type, but even faithful Librans can be lousy at hiding their disappointment if you happen to gain a few pounds or slack off in your grooming.
Otherwise, Libran energy makes for great lovers. They may be tough to please in certain ways, but they’re equally concerned with pleasing you. Whether it’s the Sun, Ascendant, Mars or Venus that’s involved, these folks are responsive, imaginative, and interactive. The airy nature of this sign gives it a pleasant, companionable touch, too, and Libran relationships are as friendly as they are lusty. If an encounter marked by aesthetic pleasure and mutual satisfaction sounds good to you, find a Libran. If nothing else, it’s the perfect excuse to max out the credit card at Victoria’s Secret.
About the Author
Laura F. Walton is a writer, artist, and arts instructor based in Texas. She has been a practicing astrologer for nearly ten years; she specializes in areas of sexuality, individuality, and creative self-discovery. She has contributed forecasts for print media, and currently provides monthlies on her blog Astro What?
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