Aries and Aquarius Compatibility

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

  • The Aries sun sign is ruled by the planet Mars. It symbolizes strength, bravery, and self-expression.
  • The Aries symbol is a ram, which represents 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. 
  • Aries personality traits:
    • Courageous 
    • Confident 
    • Passionate 
    • They go out and make their own luck 
    • Impatient 
    • Impulsive 
    • Short-tempered 
    • Reckless 
  • Aries man personality: 
    • Likes to take charge; doesn’t like playing by the rules of others 
    • In love, an Aries guy enjoys the chase 
    • A passionate man 
    • Adventurous and appreciates a good challenge 
  • Aries woman personality: 
    • Fearless leaders who aren’t afraid to make the first move 
    • Loves adventure and being dominant in every aspect of life 
    • The kind of woman who is very passionate about things, especially love and sex 
  • 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 might go through mood swings from time to time too. 
    • 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. 
    • If your rising sign is in Aries, you are bold, impulsive, and independent. People are often intimidated by you when they first meet you! 

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 Aquarius Zodiac

  • Aquarius is under the ruling planet of both Uranus and Saturn. Uranus is the only planet that spins on its side, which fits because his zodiac sign is known to be very individualistic and original in their ways. Saturn governs our ambition, knowledge, and limits of reality, and the Aquarian 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, an Aquarian is a natural-born leader with intelligence and persistence.
  • As an air sign, an Aquarian is a breath of fresh air with a free spirit that is unlike any other.
  • Aquarius personality traits: 
    • Independent, but hates being alone for long periods of time
    • Original
    • Friendly
    • Intelligent, progressive, great problem solvers, good conversationalists 
    • Easy for them to adapt to new environments.
    • Appear strange but that’s just because they don’t care what people think about them! 
    • An Aquarius lover might seem a bit aloof, especially with their feelings. 
  • Aquarius man personality traits: 
    • Social but independent 
    • Intelligent 
    • Good at communicating
    • His mind is always occupied with new ideas so he might often appear distant. 
    • Don’t rush into a relationship with this man. Just be his friend first. 
  • Aquarius woman personality traits: 
    • Free-spirited 
    • Independent 
    • Practical and intelligent 
    • An Aquarian woman appreciates individuality so get her attention by standing out from the crowd. 
    • Not great with emotions, so if you get too clingy, she might run away!
  • 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 lead with your head more than your heart and you rationalize your feelings too.
    • If your Venus sign is in Aquarius, you are free-spirited and don’t like to be tied down. You want a love that is built on friendship and intellect. 
    • If your rising sign is in Aquarius, you are intellectual, sharp, and social. You don’t mind adapting to social environments but you prefer to stand out from the crowd in one way or another.

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 or not 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.

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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.

Aries and Aquarius: Friendship Compatibility 

  • Aries and Aquarius are better as friends or friends with benefits than a potential love match
  • It’s easy for Aries and Aquarius to be friends because they have similar values and attitudes on life. They simply “get” each other. 
  • These two signs love to debate: the Aquarius sign will keep things at a practical and rational level, while the Aries sign 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, these signs 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 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. Aquarius think with their heads rather than their heart. They are aloof with their feelings. Meanwhile, sometimes Aries act like they are emotionless. They pretend they are too cool to be in love. These 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.

Zodiac Compatibility With Aries or Aquarius

Aries Compatibility: 

  • If you’re an Aries, expect that a relationship with fellow fire sign Leo will be warm and passionate. You’re on the same page sexually and romantically. However, both of your strong egos might get the best of you sometimes and cause conflict. With sharp words and deep love, they make it work.

  • If you’re an Aries, a relationship with a water sign, like Pisces, won’t work. With an aggressive and passionate Aries lover and an emotionally strong Pisces, you will struggle to connect, especially in the bedroom, and getting emotionally intimate.

Aquarius Compatibility:

  • If you’re an Aquarius, you’ll find that you connect with certain signs more than others, like with fellow air sign Libra. Your sex life can be quite liberating. Libra will value togetherness and Aquarius will value solitude, but these two can develop a strong understanding of one another’s needs and make it work.
  • If you’re an Aquarius, you’ll find that love with a grounded earth sign, like with Virgo, might be a bit challenging. These two signs will struggle to find similarities in the relationship and will have a hard time getting on the same page intimately. 

Although Aries and Aquarius can make a relationship work if they try hard, Aries will have a much better relationship with Leo. Leos are passionate, so their libidos will be just as high as an Aries. They won’t want to keep their hands off each other. Although they could have some problems when it comes to deciding who takes the lead, they are mature enough to work things out. They just can’t let their stubbornness get in the way of their love for each other.

Meanwhile, Aquarius will have a strong relationship with a Libra. They will respect each other and admire each other. Best of all, they will encourage each other. They will act as a support system. On the downside, Aquarius could feel a bit suffocated at times, considering Libras will want to spend a lot of quality time together. However, as long as they can work out a schedule that makes them both happy, they shouldn’t have many reasons to argue. Their relationship will be a peaceful one.

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. This can be a calm, cool, and collected love as long as they communicate and are ready for unpredictability and an exciting journey.

Aries compatibility with an Aries:

No matter if it’s an Aries woman and woman, man and man, or man and woman, this is a very passionate and energetic couple, both in and out of the bedroom. They will be very blunt and sometimes mean and will have a hard time talking about their feelings. In order for this to work, at least one of them will have to be patient, calm, and responsible. 

Aquarius compatibility with an Aquarius: 

No matter if it’s an Aquarius man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman, an Aquarius-Aquarius relationship will be interesting and exciting and they will appreciate each other’s uniqueness. Although it might be hard for them to talk about their feelings, they trust and understand one another enough to keep the love strong and moving forward.

Two Aries are going to have a rough relationship. They are going to get into a lot of arguments, and they won’t be able to come to a compromise, because they’re both too stubborn to admit they’re wrong. Plus, they are going to have trouble discussing their feelings when showing vulnerability makes them uncomfortable. Their lack of transparency could cause them to have severe misunderstandings. Overall, their relationship will be a messy one.

Meanwhile, two Aquarius is going to be on the same page most of the time. They will bond over their weird quirks and interests because they are proud of their uniqueness and seek out other unique people. Although they might struggle to open up to each other at first, they will feel more comfortable talking about their emotions as they get to know each other better. Over time, their relationship will grow stronger. They just need to stay patient, which is their specialty.

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