If anyone’s going to melt the heart of the zodiac’s ice-cold Aquarius, it’s going to be Aries. Both Aries and Aquarius are two unique signs who can appreciate each other’s quirks in a way that no one else can. The impulsive ram and the intellectual water bearer don’t seem like a compatible pair on the surface. While they do have a lot of differences, they share a lot of similarities as well. Aries and Aquarius’ compatibility has everything you need to know about this progressive fire and air sign couple.
When Aries and Aquarius first meet, it’s not exactly love at first sight. According to Inbaal Honigman, celebrity psychic and astrologer, both signs have a tendency to put themselves first so their initial impressions of each other may not be flattering. “The Aries would see the Aquarian as cold and high-minded, while the Aquarian would see the Aries as impatient and temperamental,” Honigman says.
However, if they manage to get past their differences and there’s a strong physical attraction, this relationship could be worth pursuing. “There’s never a dull moment between these two, and it has the potential to be an amazing relationship,” Michelle Welch, astrologer, and owner of SoulTopia, LLC, tells Bustle. “With Aries’ initiative and drive, and the creative vision of Aquarius, the two together could be unstoppable. They see the world in two completely different ways, but there will be mutual respect and even admiration.” Keep reading to learn more about Aries and Aquarius’ compatibility in relationships, friendship, sex, and more.
Aries And Aquarius’ Sexual Compatibility
Air fuels fire, which translates to natural chemistry for this zodiac match. “Both Aries and Aquarius are masculine signs, so this is a relationship that will simultaneously have a great deal of energy, stamina, and stubbornness,” Robyn says. Aries will bring the heat, passion, and energy into the bedroom, while Aquarius will bring creativity and adventure. Aquarius is always on the lookout for new toys to play around with, and Aries is always game to try anything at least once. Both signs will feel like they’ve finally found a partner who can fulfill their sexual needs.
Aries And Aquarius’ Intellectual Compatibility
Intellectually, Aries and Aquarius make a great match. According to astrologer Elisa Robyn, Ph.D., the ram will find their “mental boundaries shaken and realigned” by open-minded Aquarius. “Why travel in the straight line when you can explore side roads along the way?” Robyn says. “They will engage each other with humor, jokes, and interesting topics. These two will love their cognitive adventures!”
Aries And Aquarius’ Emotional Compatibility
Although they match well in bed and intellectually, these two will run into problems when it comes to emotional bonding. According to Robyn, Aries is ruled by the “hot-headed warrior,” Mars, while the distant and cold Uranus rules Aquarius. While Aries tend to feel things deeply, it’s not in their nature to be vulnerable. Aquarius is more logical and tends to find emotions distracting. It’s not that they don’t care; it’s just harder for them to trust feelings over logic. No matter how good the chemistry is, if neither partner is willing to open up, their relationship may leave them feeling empty and lonely.
Aries And Aquarius Communication
Aries and Aquarius communicate differently. Aries is direct, and honest and will always fight to get their opinions heard. Aquarius, on the other hand, tends to choose their words carefully. When these two are working out any issues, Aries may do a lot of talking while Aquarius observes and analyzes. In fact, Honigman says, “The calm Aquarius won't speak up as loud, but they listen constantly and remember everything so Aries can't get away with anything!"
Aries And Aquarius’ Friendship Compatibility
When it comes to friendship, these two make a compatible pair. According to Honigman, both signs value honesty and authenticity above all. They’re both social and love being around friends. Aries is always up for an adventure and Aquarius is the king of trying new things. There’s never a dull moment between them. Aries and Aquarius are independent signs, so they can go off, do their own thing, and come back together weeks or even months later and pick up right where they left off. These two will always support each other but also won’t be afraid to call each other out when necessary.
“As friends, they'd make fabulous partners-in-crime,” Honigman says. “Neither of them cares what others think of them, so they'll crash the same parties, set up a company together, or start a bonfire on a Mediterranean beach, just because it feels like a good idea.”
If they don’t meet through mutual friends, they might meet through a cause they both support. Aquarius is the activist of the zodiac, while Aries won’t stand for injustice. “Being Mars-ruled, Aries is more likely to engage in active combat against an oppressor or an aggressor, whereas the Aquarian will petition the relevant authorities and go via legal channels,” Honigman says. Although they’re different personality-wise, they can come together and make a “powerhouse duo.”
The Biggest Potential Problem Areas In An Aries And Aquarius Relationship
A big potential problem area in their relationship is their love of freedom. While both partners need space in a relationship, Aries likes the idea of freedom, while Aquarius sees it as a lifestyle. “Aquarius can commit to relationships, but their minds and souls will always crave flying to a distant star,” Robyn says. Aries tends to be possessive, while Aquarius is a natural-born rebel. Aries like being in control, which they will never truly get with an Aquarius partner. That may be tough for some rams to accept.
Are Aries & Aquarius A Good Match?
Overall, this isn’t a bad match for either sign. If they can work on opening up emotionally, this has the potential to last. “This relationship can be intellectually and spiritually engaging and can result in a wonderful couple who will rock the world,” Robyn says.
Elisa Robyn, PhD, astrologer and astrology transitions consultant
Michelle Welch, astrologer and owner of SoulTopia, LLC
Inbaal Honigman, celebrity psychic and astrologer
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