When Aries and Aquarius come together for love or any kind of relationship, it’s a playful best friends with benefits dynamic. These two opinionated signs both love to debate, which can easily lead to an explosion. An Aries-Aquarius relationship is complementary and exciting, since you both understand each others’ need for worldly adventures.
Aries and Aquarius: Your compatibility clicks and clashes
Where you click:
BFFs with benefits! This energetic match-up is full of playful humor and offbeat adventures. You’d still be friends if the sexual chemistry wasn’t there; in fact, your relationship may have lingered in the platonic zone for years before either of you admitted to deeper feelings. Intellectually, you’re kindred spirits, both reveling in cutting edge ideas with a sci-fi twist. Laid-back Aquarius chills out Aries‘ glamazon, and the two of you could spend most of your time in flip-flops and beachwear. Aries pushes cool-headed Aquarius to live life more passionately.
Where you clash:
While you love to debate, you both have volatile tempers that explode unpredictably. Check each others’ temperatures before you start teasing or arguing a point. Private Aries hates crowds (unless you’re performing in front of them). Aquarius longs to create an extended family of your ten thousand friends. Aries will need to open up more to people Aquarius introduces you to. Aquarius will need to stop letting random friends crash date nights.
Aries is fire and Aquarius is air
Let the good times roll! Fire and air signs have a lot of similarities—both are adventurous, expressive and full of grand schemes and plans. In this astrology love match there should be no shortage of fun dates and plans. You’re both game to try anything once! Beyond being lovers, you are also simpatico friends who “get” each other in many ways. In fact, this relationship may develop organically from a platonic bond that develops first. In some cases, it may cool down to more of a buddy or sibling vibe after the honeymoon period ends, as both fire and air signs are excited by novelty and grow bored when things become too familiar. This may not be the most sensual match in the bedroom, but the lively conversations, hilarious jokes and spontaneous adventures you share can keep you satisfied in other ways.
Beyond being lovers, you are also simpatico friends who “get” each other in many ways.
There are four elements in astrology: fire, earth, air and water. Each one plays an important role in the greater whole of humankind. A love match with someone from of a different astrological element can be challenging, but also a beautiful opportunity to evolve. After all, differences push you both to grow and step outside of your own experience.
The key difference between your elements is that air signs tend to be more cool, detached and cerebral, while fire signs are more impulsive, emotional and expressive. In essence, air signs are more “head” while fire signs are more “heart.” When a disagreement erupts, the air sign will want to discuss it objectively, which can seem cold and uncaring to the worked-up and reactive fire sign partner, who may talk in circles or get defensive, frustrating the solution-oriented air sign. At times, the fire sign may feel exhausting—too much energy! And when the air sign gets stuck in analysis paralysis, the fire sign will lose patience. (“Just do something already!” says fire.) In nature, air can feed a fire, helping it spread—just as an air sign partner fans the flames of the fire sign’s passion. Fire heats up the chilly air, and fire signs help air signs warm up and take chances. But another fire-air scenario is blowing out a match—one gust of wind from the wrong direction and the flame goes out.
Aries is cardinal and Aquarius is fixed
In astrology, the “qualities” or “triplicities” reveal the role you play in a relationship or collaboration. Are you a starter, a doer or a finisher? Do you like to take charge and have a plan, or do you prefer to go with the flow? In astrology, you are both from the “cardinal” quality or triplicity.
Cardinal and fixed signs are both “take charge” in their own right. Cardinal signs like to lead and initiate—which is fine as long as they don’t tread on the fixed sign’s turf. The nature of fixed energy is to stand firm and resist change unless it’s really necessary. Fixed signs are set in their ways, while cardinal signs are a touch more fluid, though stubborn in their own right! The cardinal sign may introduce too many new ideas into the mix, or worse, try to “improve” on the fixed sign’s ideas by giving unsolicited criticism. This feedback, no matter how well-intended, could threaten the fixed sign’s pride, leading to a major ego battle. The fixed sign could also seem “boring” to the cardinal sign if they want to do the same thing week in and week out. In this love match, the fixed sign will have to be more open to “trendy” over tried-and-true. When the cardinal sign scores reservations at a buzzy new restaurant, resort, club or event, the fixed sign had better clean up and GO. In return, the cardinal sign must patronize the mom-and-pop bistro, the favorite karaoke bar, or another dinner with the fixed sign’s family. The fixed sign’s more traditional approach to romance can seem clumsy or heavy-handed to the discerning cardinal sign. So, cardinal sign, you got a conventional Tiffany locket instead of an Alexander McQueen limited-edition ring? Suck it up and say thanks—or start dropping hints a lot sooner before your next birthday!
Aries and Aquarius are both yang, or masculine, signs
In astrology, every sign has a “polarity”: you’re either yin (feminine) or yang (masculine). Aries and Aries are both yang signs, so they are both aggressive, action-oriented and driven. In this astrology love match, you can motivate each other…or you can find yourself in a power struggle. Two yang signs must be careful not to bulldoze or tread on each others’ turf. Sharing the power and taking turns having the upper hand will be the key to your happiness.
Aries and Aquarius are sextile (two signs apart)
In astrology love matches, we also measure compatibility by the aspect, or distance, between the two signs. Your signs are sextile, or two signs apart. It’s easy and breezy to date a person who lives two zodiac signs away. Your signs are always of a compatible “element” (for example, they’re a Water sign and you’re an Earth sign, which are both of the “feminine” quality). You’ll often have similar values and attitudes about politics, raising a family, which movies to rent. Friendship and communication are the hallmarks of this aspect. Being best friends is easy. Keeping the sexy spark alive? A little challenging. You’ll need to structure “date nights” or set up scenarios that get you out of buddy mode.