As anyone familiar with astrology knows, Gemini has a reputation for being noncommittal, restless, and changing their minds way too often. Despite this, meeting the right person can make a Gemini want to settle down. When they first meet the cool and intellectual Aquarius, they’ll feel like they’ve finally found their perfect match. But how will the freedom-loving Aquarius feel? Gemini and Aquarius’ zodiac compatibility has everything you need to know about this Air sign couple.
“This is a relationship based on intellectual connection, freedom, and fun,” Elisa Robyn, PhD, an astrologer and astrology transitions consultant, tells Bustle. “Gemini is easily bored, and loves the mental stimulation and out-of-the-box behaviors of the Aquarian. The Aquarius, who also gets bored easily, needs a partner who listens to new ideas and intellectual pursuits. This relationship will be fun and unpredictable.”
Gemini and Aquarius are both Air signs, so they have a lot in common. They’re great communicators, they love learning, they’re sociable, and they go with the flow. The twins and the water bearer form a “trine” aspect in astrology — meaning their relationship should be harmonious and easy, according to astrologer Mitzye Ramos Ribas.
But Gemini is a Mercury-ruled mutable sign, while Aquarius is a Saturn and Uranus-ruled fixed sign. “This means that despite their harmonious elemental relationship, they have a different approach to relating,” Ribas says. “Aquarius can be rather aloof, stubborn, and closed off while Gemini is open, social, and more interested in compromise.”
These two can experience some bumps in the road if Gemini feels like Aquarius isn’t giving them enough attention, and Aquarius stays oblivious to the fact that their partner would like them to check in.
Gemini & Aquarius’ Sexual Compatibility
When it comes to physical chemistry, neither sign is known for being sensual or passionate. But they both do enjoy pleasure and fun. Since they’re both Air signs, verbal banter is often the “gateway” to their sexual relationship, Ribas says. These two have a way of turning each other on using nothing but words. In fact, their intellectual compatibility is the key to physical intimacy.
Aquarius is progressive, unconventional, and loves trying new things. Although Gemini is more than happy to try anything once, they tend to be on the shy side when it comes to expressing their sexual needs. Fortunately, Aquarius’ confidence and open-minded attitude will help to bring their Gemini partner out of their shell. As long as there’s always something new and exciting to try, these two will never get bored of each other in bed.
Gemini & Aquarius’ Emotional Compatibility
In general, Air signs aren’t known for being emotional. And when you look at these two signs individually, they’re not a duo you’d immediately think of as long-term relationship material. According to Robyn, Aquarius is always looking for freedom and can easily leave a relationship that makes them feel tied down. Geminis, on the other hand, lack consistency. Although they genuinely enjoy being in a partnership, their feelings tend to change all the time. It’s why they have a reputation for being the zodiac’s players.
“This combination can leave both signs feeling unfulfilled and empty without knowing why,” Robyn says. “Lack of emotional connection can haunt this relationship. Each would benefit from being with a partner with deep emotional connections to provide a foundational core to the relationship.”
Since Gemini and Aquarius aren’t too good with expressing their feelings, it’s going to be a hard for them to form the kind of deep emotional bond that will help them through challenges. For some Gemini-Aquarius couples, that may be OK. But for others, it may lead to the end of the relationship.
Gemini & Aquarius’ Intellectual Compatibility
Intellectually, these two are a perfect match. They’ll surprise each other with their knowledge, and will always have something to talk about. According to Ribas, neither partner will be intimated by the other, and they’ll encourage each other to grow both personally and professionally.
“There’s a sense that what’s good for one is good for the other,” she says. “Because they also make great friends, they can speak openly about their fears, hopes and dreams. Communication won’t be an issue here as these two signs are incredibly verbal and aren’t shy about letting their partner know about any issues they face.”
One potential here issue is that Aquarius is a fixed sign, so they can be a little stubborn. This may frustrate their Gemini partner, who’s a lot more adaptable. According to Ribas, compromise comes easier to Gemini, and over time, they may resent having to always be the flexible one. “Neither likes to waste their time and if Gemini senses that there are other things worthy of discussion, they can let go,” Ribas says. “This may not be a big deal in the long run but it is something to be aware of in a Gemini-Aquarius pairing.”
Overall, Gemini and Aquarius are considered to be a compatible match. Like all couples, they will have their share of potential problems. But their shared values, need for freedom, and love of new experiences will help bond. They’ll help each other grow, and give each other space to do their own thing. It’s a relationship that has good long-term potential.
Elisa Robyn, PhD, an astrologer and astrology transitions consultant
Mitzye Ramos Ribas, astrologer and owner of Tarot del Corazón