Despite the “aqua” in their name and represented as the mythical water bearer, Aquarius falls under the Air sign category. As such, they share a general quality of being independent and progressive thinkers. Aquarians believe they can make an enormous impact on the world. And they do! If you don't believe it, look at Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, and Charles Darwin. Yes, they’re Aquarians.
Like their fellow Air signs (Gemini and Libra), Aquarius looks for mental connection and intellectual discourse. They love to share their ideas, and they also appreciate it if other people share their views of the world. Visionary and unconventional, Aquarius stands out from the crows, regardless of how they’ll look like.
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These visionary thinkers need someone who will arouse their intellects and stimulate their mental prowess. They love an intelligent debate. See if your zodiac can keep up with the flow of ideas coming from the celestial water bearers.
General Characteristics of Capricorn
Aquarius is a Fixed Sign
As a Fixed sign, Aquarius can be a little stubborn. They won't budge, and they won't compromise. Like Leos and Taurus, once they set their minds on something, nothing can change it. Aquarius needs tangible and concrete proof to make them change their mindset. This obstinacy stems from their belief that they can change the world, and it becomes more potent once they have a chance to enact it.
Nevertheless, Aquarius can stick to one thing and won’t stop until they finish it. They won’t jump from one task to another without accomplishing the first one, and this characteristic makes them good team-workers. They enjoy an egalitarian environment, and they love to unite other people for a common cause.
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Aquarius as an Air Sign
As an Air sign, Aquarius values intellectual connection and mental rapport in a relationship. They don't do emotions and feelings as the water signs do. Instead, they'll look for the intelligent person in the crowd. And they won't stop there. They need to feel the power of their minds combined before they fall in love.
Like the air itself, Aquarius defies categorization. They don’t follow any shape, and they flow free like the air. They also spend most of their time in deep thinking, contemplating how to impact global change. It's not a surprise that most Aquarius spend their time, aloof and distant. They're thinking of ways how to enact all their ideas and change the world.
Aquarius as Ruled by Uranus and Saturn
Before the discovery of Uranus 200 years ago, Saturn used to rule the zodiac Aquarius. Saturn governs nobility, ethics, goals, achievements, and hardship in the face of obstacles. They imbue Aquarius and Capricorn with enough endurance to withstand any difficulties they may face. As such, Aquarius has a quiet strength that makes them unique from Capricorn.
Today, Uranus governs Aquarius. With this placement, Uranus gives Aquarius the progressive and humanitarian ideals that make Aquarians' whole essence. This placement also makes Aquarius resistant to the norm and the conventional. As a planet under Uranus, Aquarius strives to defy society and think of ways to impact the world.
Compatibility With Other Signs
1. Match Made in Heaven
Aquarius and Gemini
Of course, Aquarius would match best with their fellow Air signs. When Aquarius and Gemini join together in a relationship, intellectual prowess will rise to the peak, and they will form the most substantial mental connection. Gemini loves ideas, and Aquarius generates a lot of them. In short, their relationship will be full of ideas and discussions, making their bonds strong and tight.
Gemini and Aquarius share the same love for independence and freedom of thinking. They need space to do that, and they can provide it to each other because they understand that they need it well. Both Aquarius and Gemini rely on their quick wits, and they also enjoy a company full of people. Also, if Aquarius feels stuck on an idea, Gemini will give them the shove to keep going.
The best part of this relationship will always be their intellectual connection and capability to combine their ideas for the common good. They can work as a team and support one another. Overall, Gemini and Aquarius have each other’s back in times of need.
Aquarius and Libra
Another zodiac that can keep up with the progressive Aquarius will be Libra. As Air signs, they value intellectual connection and mental rapport in a relationship. These signs also love to surround themselves with many people, but they enjoy each other's company. Their mental level and strong, energetic personalities ensure that their relationship will never be boring.
One of the best qualities of this relationship would be their love for art, culture, and society. They love to gather stories and ideas from different cultures and expand their knowledge of that. Libras do it because of their aesthetic, while Aquarius do so because of their progressive nature. When Libras tend to get indecisive, Aquarius will step in to reset the scale. Libras, on the other hand, will re-align the thoughts of Aquarius so it would make sense.
Overall, this relationship has so much promise. Aquarius and Libra can work together as a team and achieve their dreams together. They can learn a lot from each other, and their relationship can last long and strong.
2. Very Compatible
Aquarius and Aquarius
When two Aquarius join together in a relationship, the change will be inevitable. This pair loves to discuss ideas with one another, and they never run out of ideas. They value intellectual connection from their partner, which means that a relationship between two Aquarius will lean more on exchanging ideas.
Since both of them fall under the Air sign category, they value their freedom and independence. They understand each other's needs and wants, and they'll provide if they can. Of course, this pair would love to think about ideas that can change the shape of the world. They’ll exchange these thoughts and visions, and they’ll plan how to enact.
Since they have the same Sun sign, that means they have the same qualities. Thus, they share the same stubbornness and obstinacy, which can create conflict in the relationship. Nevertheless, they make a great pair, and they can stimulate each other with many ideas.
Aquarius and Aries
Air signs match well with the Fire signs. Why? Because air fuels fire, which makes them great complements to each other. When Aquarius and Aries join together in a relationship, their team can accomplish a lot of things.
Both signs love their independence and freedom. Aries needs space for the things they want, while Aquarius needs freedom for their thoughts. They understand each other, and they're more than willing to provide this to each other. Also, they enjoy being in front of other people, making it easy for them to socialize. This relationship tends to be exciting, high in energy, and dynamic.
Overall, Aquarius and Aries can work together to create an effective team capable of doing anything. They can achieve so much when they're together, and they can respect each other's needs and wants.
Aquarius and Sagittarius
Aquarius and Sagittarius also make a great match because of their qualities that connect well with each other. They enjoy being busy with their own lives, and they also value independence and freedom to the things they love.
Since Air signs fuel the Fire signs, Aquarius can give Sagittarius the shove they need to keep them going. They can give Sagittarius inspiration to make great leaps in life and achieve something they’ve always dreamed about. Like Aries, Sagittarius can do what Aquarius thinks, making them an effective team. Also, they love to expand their knowledge through stories and ideas from other people. The more they expand their knowledge, the more they become happy with the relationship.
Outgoing and progressive, this relationship has a lot of promise. There may be differences, but it can be insignificant compared to their shared qualities. They can resolve any issues that they may face when they combine their efforts.
4. Neutral Relationship
Aquarius and Leo
Aquarius and Leo sit at an exact 180 degrees apart in the zodiac wheel. That placement means their qualities complement each other—the strength of one balances the other's weakness, and vice versa. Aquarius and Leo represent a neutral relationship that needs to meet halfway to make the relationship work.
For instance, Leos value the people around them so much that they need to be around them most of the time. In contrast, Aquarius enjoys people around them, but they also need some space for independent thinking and freedom of thought. Leo’s may get clingy and possessive, while Aquarius may be distant and aloof. Also, Aquarius may view life as philosophical and intellectual, while Leos may see it as personal.
Overall, Aquarius and Leo's match will be significant only if they’ll meet halfway and sort their differences. They can make a great team, much like how Aquarius would match well with Aries and Sagittarius. Once they’re able to connect, they can make magic happen in the relationship.
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Aquarius and Capricorn
Aquarius tends to have some differences with the Earth and Water signs. With Capricorns, the differences may not be too great, and there's a possibility that the relationship will work if both sides will make efforts.
Aquarius and Capricorn share the same dedication to their craft. As zodiacs under Saturn, they experience many hardships in life, and they use that to achieve their goals in life. The difference between them lies in their views and perspectives in life. Capricorn may become too focused on their work, while Aquarius may dwell too much on their thoughts. Capricorns may interpret Aquarius's independent thinking as irresponsibility. At the same time, Aquarius may see Capricorns' dedication as workaholism.
To make this relationship work, Capricorn and Aquarius must allot some time with each other. They need to understand each other's differences and make them work to their advantage. After all, they make a great team with Aquarius' thoughts and Capricorn's action.
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Aquarius and Pisces
Aquarius values intellectual connection and mental rapport, and they approach life using their logic and rational thinking. They don't do feelings and emotions, unlike the Water sign Pisces. Although they can be open-minded and understanding, their differences can outweigh their shared qualities.
For instance, when things go awry, Pisces can be emotional and retreat into the safety of their own emotions. Aquarius can be cerebral and rational, which Pisces interprets as insensitivity. Pisces may have a hard time communicating their feelings to Aquarius because Aquarius may not understand Pisces' emotional complexity. In terms of helping other people, Aquarius may dwell on the thoughts and ideas surrounding human suffering, while Pisces can be sympathetic and compassionate.
Overall, both sides must exert lots of effort to make the relationship work. They need to sort out their differences and make them something that they can build upon. The relationship will start slow, with each one understanding the other, but one sure thing would be the possibility that this relationship will work.
6. Very Incompatible
Aquarius and Cancer
Aquarius may find it more challenging to be with sentimental and emotional Cancer. With his love match, the relationship lies farther, and conflicts can arise that'll put the relationship in danger. They must find some common ground to make the relationship work.
For instance, Cancer can be nurturing and caring for other people. They look for an emotional connection, and they operate based on their feelings and intuition. All these qualities make Cancer quite a bit clingy and possessive, which Aquarius hates. Aquarius loves to maintain its independence for freedom of thinking. They don't want emotions to cloud their judgment, which Cancer will drown them with. Cancer needs to feel needed, but Aquarius may be unable to provide that.
If they can find some balance between these opposing qualities, love will make the relationship work.
Aquarius and Virgo
This combination may sound like a good match, but deep within, Virgos and Aquarius have a lot to sort first before going into a relationship. Virgo and Aquarius both have a strong urge to use their intellect to solve problems. They look for an intellectual connection with their partners to feel loved.
However, their perspectives in life differ by a lot. If Virgos focus on the trees, Aquarius will see the forest. Virgos dwell on the details, while Aquarius sees the bigger picture. Virgos like to conduct plans and organize things, while Aquarius will only focus on the ideas.
Virgo may help Aquarius realize their thoughts and visions, but they need to consider other factors to make the relationship work. They can be loyal and trustworthy so that they can start from that. Overall, their combination can produce something that would be impossible if done alone.
7. Clash of Signs
Aquarius and Taurus
While Taurus finds comfort in material security, Aquarius finds it through independent thinking. Taurus may be down-to-earth and hardworking, while Aquarius can be progressive, idealistic, and unconventional. By looking at these differences, it's safe to conclude that Taurus and Aquarius need to separate from each other.
As a Fixed Earth sign, Taurus tends to stick with one thing and accomplish that before moving into something else. They plant their feet solid on the ground and follow the rules with strict devotion. On the other hand, Aquarius tends to be more independent and unconventional. They deviate from the norms with their progressive ideals, and that annoys Taurus. Ford Taurus, Aquarius may be irresponsible, while Aquarius may see Taurus as boring.
Their domineering personalities may often clash, which can be one reason for any significant conflicts that they'll have. To make this relationship work, one has to give way and understand the other.
Aquarius and Scorpio
Another water sign that’ll be the hardest to endure for Aquarius will be Scorpio. As a Fixed Water sign, Scorpios will rely more on feelings and intuition. Scorpios also fix their eyes on the prize and stay on course to achieve their ambitions. As you know, all these qualities contrast those of Aquarius.
As a zodiac that relies on intellect, Aquarius will get confused with the emotional roller coaster going on with Scorpios. They’ll fail to understand that Scorpio’s real personality lies behind a façade, and they’ll be unable to follow up with the subtle hints of Scorpios. On the other hand, Scorpios will feel the distance from Aquarius, who likes to take their space with their thought. These qualities can create a gap that will be difficult to resolve for both parties.
They need to base their relationship on something substantial, like trust and loyalty, to make their relationship work. Otherwise, this combination is a prime example of the clash of signs.
Aquarius triumphs themselves with the progressive and futuristic ideas that they hold. They value intellectual connection and mental rapport with their partners. They love to keep their space so they can generate more ideas and share those with the world.
As such, Aquarius will be perfect with their fellow Air signs (Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius) because they understand each other. Aquarius also suits well with the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) because they complement and support each other.
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