Sun in Libra wants to make socially acceptable connections, and Moon in Aquarius needs to stand apart from what’s socially acceptable. However, both of these Air signs are able to keep it light and friendly. Aquarius may not care about Libra’s desire to be liked, but as long as she’s allowed to be herself in the relationship, she’ll regard Libra’s people-pleasing habits with amused detachment.
Sun in Libra cares what people think. Although he approaches relationships with his intellect, his ego is validated by love and affection. When he sets up a romantic evening for his partner, he’s doing it to please her, and to make himself look good in her eyes (although he’ll never admit to the second objective). Sun in Libra’s Shadow can emerge when he allows other people’s opinions to rule his life. Then, he loses his identity and becomes a charming slave to everyone’s whims.
Moon in Aquarius needs space in her relationships. She is detached, which some people mistake for an inability to feel. Moon in Aquarius is capable of lasting love, but she will always be slightly removed from her environment — an interested observer. Rules are not her thing, and while she can be infinitely patient when she’s allowed to have her way, she can turn into a contemptuous rebel if forced to follow an agenda. Partners looking for someone to build a traditional home with should look elsewhere. She’ll create a home (with someone of her choice) but it will be in her unique style.
Sun in Libra may initially think he’s found the ideal companion in his Aquarius partner. She’ll be unruffled and always friendly, perfect for harmony-loving Libra. But the minute he tries to squeeze her into one of his social obligations (with instructions on how to act appropriately) Moon in Aquarius will do something strange or shocking. Or she’ll just leave. No dramatic scenes, just abrupt withdrawal. She may come back — or she may not — but if she does, Libra will learn that his cool partner doesn’t give two hoots about his social image. She’ll love him for who he is, not what he does to make everyone happy.