Aries and Aquarius: Compatibility in Sex, Love, and Friendship

An Aries Aquarius relationship and friendship can either be very stressful and hard or very exciting and fun or a mixture of both. So, as a fire sign and an air sign, do they make a good love match? Or is this just a hot mess that should eventually–and hopefully–blow over?

Aries and Aquarius Compatibility


The Aries Zodiac

Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, embodying strength, bravery, and self-expression. Aries is represented by the symbol of a ram, symbolizing determination and leadership. As a fire sign, a fiery Aries will be passionate and enthusiastic about everything. They have a zest for life and put their whole heart and soul into everything they do and say. As a cardinal sign, they are leaders of the pack (which makes sense because this is the first sign of the zodiac) and are always ready to take action. 

Personality Traits of an Aries

Aries are fearless. When they see something (or someone) they want, they will chase after it. They aren’t going to hesitate to introduce themselves to someone they find attractive, send the first text to their crush, or initiate sex with their partner. They are perfectly fine playing the dominant role in the relationship. After all, they like setting the rules and setting the pace. They don’t want to be told what to do. They would rather be giving the orders than getting them. 

Unfortunately, Aries can be a bit reckless. Although they never mean any harm, they are impulsive and get bored easily, which could cause them to act unfaithfully. They are also impatient and short-tempered. It’s easy to set them off – and when they’re upset, they aren’t going to keep their feelings to themselves. They are going to give you a piece of their mind. However, on the bright side, you will always know how they’re feeling. They won’t beat around the bush. They will admit when they’re pissed at you.

The Aries man likes to take charge. He doesn’t like playing by the rules of others, either. In love, he enjoys the chase. He also appreciates a good challenge. He’s very passionate and adventurous, in both in and out of the bedroom. An Aries woman is a fearless leader. She’s not afraid to make the first move! She loves adventure and being dominant in every aspect of life, especially in a relationship. She’s very passionate about most things, but love, sex, and romance are #1.

Aries: Moon, Rising, and Venus Signs

In astrology, every person has a sign in the moon, rising, and Venus placements of their zodiac chart. Your moon represents your inner self, your rising is how people see you when they first meet you, and Venus represents love and beauty. 

If your moon sign is in Aries, you have no problem telling people the brutal truth about how they made you feel. You are not the type to beat around the bush, especially when it comes to how you’re feeling. You might go through mood swings from time to time too. And when you do, it can be a bit intense…

If your Venus sign is in Aries, you are destined for passionate and exciting love. You are bold, fierce, and charismatic. You can be protective and overbearing at times, too. You tend to take on the dominant role in relationships. You’re fearless and passionate, especially about your partner and your relationship.

If your rising sign is in Aries, you are bold, impulsive, and independent. People are often intimidated by you when they first meet you! You like setting the rules and the pace of things and being the leader. This can be good, but you tend to get a little too intense and passionate about it at times and it can be a bit overbearing.

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The Aquarius Zodiac 

Aquarius has two ruling planets: Uranus and Saturn. Uranus is the only planet that spins on its side, which fits because this zodiac sign is known to be very individualistic and original. Saturn is the planet that governs our ambition, knowledge, and limits of reality, and Aquarius is known to be intelligent and ambitious and often appearing “out of this world.” The Aquarius symbol, and its constellation of two parallel lines, is a water bearer, representing the flow of energy, thinking, and creativity. As a fixed sign, Aquarius is an intelligent, persistent, and a natural-born leader. As an air sign, an Aquarian is a free-spirit unlike any other. They are a breath of fresh air!

Personality Traits of an Aquarius

Aquarius doesn’t believe in love at first sight. They are ruled by their head, not by their heart, so they need to take the time to get to know someone before deciding whether they want to be in a relationship with that person. Because they value emotional attraction over physical attraction, they prefer to take things slow. They would rather start out as friends and then gradually become more over time than jump into a relationship with someone on a whim.

Aquarius isn’t going to get into too many relationships in a row because they would rather be single than be with the wrong person. Although they don’t like spending long periods of time alone, they are independent, so they can take care of themselves. Plus, they don’t care what anyone else thinks, so it’s not going to bother them if they’re judged for not being married with children by a certain age. They aren’t trying to stick to a strict timeline. They’re simply trying to make themselves happy.

An Aquarius man is social but independent. He’s intelligent and his mind is often occupied with new ideas, so he might appear aloof and distant. He’s good at communicating and not one to rush into relationships but will let you know when he’s ready to be in one. An Aquarius woman is free-spirited and independent. She is appreciative of individuality and someone who stands out from the crowd! She’s practical and intelligent, and not so great with emotions. If you get too clingy, she might run away!

Aquarius: Moon, Rising, and Venus Signs

In astrology, every person has a sign in the moon, rising, and Venus placements of their zodiac chart. Your moon represents your inner self, your rising is how people see you when they first meet you, and Venus represents love and beauty.

If your moon sign is in Aquarius, you tend to have an “otherworldly” aura about you because of your innovative ideas and rebellious attitude. You rationalize your feelings and are a bit more distant. You don’t like to be tied down in relationships and tend to lead with your head over your heart.

If your Venus sign is in Aquarius, you’re free-spirited and don’t like to settle down in a relationship. You want a lover who can challenge you intellectually and who is also your friend. When it comes to emotions, well, you’re more of a thinker than a feeler.

If your rising sign is in Aquarius, you are sharp, intellectual, and good at conversation. You are free-spirited and unpredictable, too. People see you as someone who is very decisive and if you have your sights set on something, you go all-in with full confidence.

Aries and Aquarius: Friendship Compatibility 

Aries and Aquarius are better as friends or friends with benefits than a potential love match. In fact, it’s easy for Aries and Aquarius to be friends because they have similar values and attitudes on life. They simply “get” each other. It’s in the nature of these two zodiac signs to be pretty good at communication and holding conversations. Both signs are creative, intellectual people, constantly craving stimulation. Aquarius and Aries also love to debate: Aquarius will keep things at a practical and rational level, while Aries will take it to a more aggressive and passionate level. Aries and Aquarius both have tempers (Aries worse than Aquarius), so just watch out for that. 

These two signs have a lot of overlapping interests, so they will have a great time hanging out on weekends. They will never run out of things to talk about because Aquarius are great conversationalists – and they will never run out of things to do because Aries is great at coming up with new adventures to embark on. Whenever they’re together, they will have the time of their lives. They will make memories that will last a lifetime.

However, Aries and Aquarius are both ticking time bombs. It’s only a matter of time until they explode. Since neither of them handles their temper well, a disagreement between them could easily escalate. If they’re not careful, they could end up saying horrible things to each other that will ruin the friendship. They could end up overstepping boundaries. However, as long as they are both respectful of each other and willing to forgive each other, their friendship can last a long time.

Aries and Aquarius: Sex and Love Compatibility 

Aries and Aquarius trust one another really well. This will allow them to develop a warm, wholesome connection simply because they both understand that neither have them a reason to lie to one another. The Aries partner gives energy and passion and the Aquarius partner gives new ideas, a widened perspective, and inspiration to be more in-the-moment. There will be lots of playful humor and sexual chemistry in an Aries and Aquarius love relationship, but you both lack emotion and tenderness and this eventually could be the downfall of the relationship.

These two signs are going to be brutally honest with each other about every aspect of their relationship. They are never going to hold back how they’re feeling, even if it makes things awkward between them or leads to a confrontation. After all, Aries is unafraid of speaking their minds. They refuse to censor themselves. Meanwhile, Aquarius pride themselves on their honesty. They don’t see the point in lying, especially to someone they care about.

Although these signs make excellent friends, they are going to have trouble developing a romantic relationship. Air sign Aquarius tends to be aloof with their feelings. They think with their heads rather than their heart. Meanwhile, fire sign Aries acts like they are emotionless. They pretend they are too cool to be in love. These two astrology signs are bound to have conflict because they aren’t going to know how to express their emotions properly. They won’t know how to show their love.

Aries and Aquarius: Relationship Compatibility with Aries or Aquarius

Aries man + Aquarius woman:

These two will either get along really well or just be a hot mess of a pairing. They will struggle to talk about their feelings and these limitations could hurt their relationship. Although they enjoy intimacy with one another, they’ll hit some roadblocks: with her disinterest in sexual activities fighting his passion and energy. However, they do make great friends, so at least there’s that.

Aries woman + Aquarius man: 

These two have similar traits which could make them a great pair, but they’ll have to be wary of her jealous tendencies and his friendly (or flirty?) attitude. If they get into a fight, both signs will be too stubborn to admit they’re wrong. However, he is generous and understanding towards her, and she will be demanding, yet still selfless. This can be a calm, cool, and collected love as long as they communicate and are ready for unpredictability and an exciting journey.

Aries man + Aquarius man

Both of these sun signs are pretty independent. Aries will be fascinated by the progressive Aquarius, and Aquarius will like Aries’ passion. Aries also tends to have a strong, big ego, being more interested in the way others perceive them than anything else. Aquarius, on the other hand, prefers dealing with humanitarian issues rather than how they are perceived by others. This Aries Aquarius couple will need to communicate frequently, especially about how they’re feeling, if they want this to be somewhat successful.

Aries woman + Aquarius woman

This Aries and Aquarius couple will be very passionate and energetic, both in and out of the bedroom. Despite the fact that this Aries Aquarius pair might be full of intense emotions and uncertainty, they might find it easy to understand one another and adjust to each other’s differences. If they want this work, they need to be patient, calm, and talk things out.

January Nelson is a writer, editor, and dreamer. She writes about astrology, games, love, relationships, and entertainment. January graduated with an English and Literature degree from Columbia University.