Aries and Aquarius Compatibility


Fast forward: Aries, you’re lost in a forest. And are you surprised? Not really. It was your decision to sprint off into the forest when you thought you spotted that hog you were trying to hunt. You need to eat, after all. When you see something you want, you go after it. That’s just who you are. Determined, excited, passionate–and okay, sometimes a little reckless, because now you’re alone… except not really. Somewhere in these trees is Aquarius; you left them behind when you ran. You hope they’re okay. Forests can be unpredictable, after all.

There’s a rustle in the trees behind you, and your heart leaps. You spin around, lifting your ax, ready to defend yourself. In hindsight, this wasn’t the best weapon for a quick defense. And thank god, it’s just Aquarius–but what’s this? They’re holding the dead hog. They smirk and give a shrug. Interesting. Not only are they the only person who made it this deep into the forest, but they’re calm, cool, and collected–and they know how to hunt. You need to know more.

So how did we get here?

Aries Zodiac Symbol


Rewind: Twelve signs of the Zodiac stand at a fork in a path. It’s getting dark and becoming hard to see. Four decide to turn back, retreating to the safety outside the forest. Two choose the path on the left, and two choose the path on the right. One freezes up, indecisive about what they should do. Only two remain. Have you been counting? There are only eleven people here. I never said they were all standing on the same path, did I? Pay attention, people!

So where’s the twelfth? Aries, I’m looking at you. While all the other signs were sleeping, Aries, you woke up at dawn, headed straight into the bush, chose your path, and ended up on the exact opposite side of the fork before the others even woke up. That’s your nature, though. You take the lead and make the first move before the others have even pulled out the map.

Eventually, one of these signs will reach you… but who is it going to be? Because let’s be real here, you need someone who can keep up with you.

Aries loves having a partner who can keep up with them, who’s energetic and outgoing like themselves. They don’t do well when their partners are too passive or reserved, as it makes them feel unfulfilled or even insecure.

Aquarius Zodiac Symbol


So Aquarius, where do you land on this path? Well, your feet were probably never fully on the ground to begin with. You’re a bit of a floater in most things in life, hovering off the ground, one toe skimming the grass, your fingers swirling inside a cloud. You’re a visionary, taking your lofty dreams and turning them into grounded concepts others can understand. Although you’re an air sign, your symbol is the water bearer, an appropriate representation of your ability to bounce between different zodiac signs.

That’s not to imply that you just mold and blend with the company you take. No, quite the opposite. There’s a spark inside you, a flame that is always lit.

As darkness falls, what do you decide? Do you turn back? Do you freeze? Or do you go forward, curious to find what’s on the other side? While others become blind, bumping into trees, you light the flame inside you. It doesn’t matter which side of the fork you choose as long as you’re moving forward. Someone warns you it’s dangerous; turn back. A smirk appears on your face, and you shake your head. If only they knew that telling you not to do something makes you do exactly the opposite. You pick up your pace and, using your light to guide you, head down the path. It’d be cool to have someone with you, but even if no one joins you, you’ll be just fine on your own.

Aries and Aquarius in Friendship

When Aquarius arrives at the end of this path, they discover Aries has already set up camp. Not only that, Aries is in the middle of the arguing at their ax–which they’ve accidentally gotten stuck in the tree. Aries’ passion is too intense for some, but not for Aquarius. You’re intrigued by this person mainly because you’re the only two who made it this far. (Sagittarius is somewhere nearby, probably making friends with the deers). 

Aries spins around, not angry at your presence but surprised you’ve made it this far. And it’s a good thing you did. You, Aquarius, recommend how to remove the ax, your cool-headedness immediately calming Aries down. A lack of judgment brings you together where you strike a balance: Aries’ fiery enthusiasm and Aquarius’ thoughtful insight. A friendship is inevitable. 

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After you make a fire, the two of you immediately realize you’re starving. While you, Aquarius, decide you should start looking for berries or coconuts, Aries yanks that ax back out of the wood (using your advice), lifts their chin high, and tells you it’s time to go hog hunting. There’s an unstoppable confidence to the Aries’ that is reassuring, and because you Aries are never one to say no to trying something off the beaten path, you shrug and grab a knife–because you also know something Aries doesn’t, an ax isn’t a good weapon for killing hogs. Aries may need you after all. That’s not to say this is how you two will hang out every time (unless you’re hiking the Appalachian, it’s unlikely you’ll meet many people in the wilderness). But one thing is for sure, whatever the two of you decide to do, you’ll be active, focused, and probably doing something everyone else considers a tad reckless.

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There’s a passion between the two of you, one many friendships in the Zodiac will never understand, and this can be both a positive and a negative. Let’s look at our camping story–well, not camping exactly, more about two people lost in the wilderness, but you get it. When Aries gets to work preparing dinner, they go straight for the jugular, literally. Aquarius attempts to explain that it’s not the best way to prepare meat, but Aries snaps back. Aries, you know what you’re doing. Aquarius reminds you, in a calm tone, that you actually don’t. The moment is taut with tension, and then you both burst out laughing. Aries’s bluntness isn’t taken kindly by many signs. But Aquarius doesn’t have time to be sensitive, which makes for a good pairing. Aries tells you you’re not half-bad company. Aquarius says the same, but that’s the end of your compliments. Neither of you is big on that. You’d rather just show it. And that’s why you both get to work cooking dinner together. 

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When it comes to love, Aries, you fall harder than your Aquarius friend. But you’re both guilty of jumping straight into things, and for this reason, the advice you give each other when it comes to love is pretty similar. Just go for it. Aquarius may recommend you, Aries, slow down a bit, while Aries, you may suggest that Aquarius be open to taking the spontaneous route from time to time.

Aries and Aquarius in Love

On a rainy night in the forest, you two craft a makeshift tent and huddle beneath it to stay dry… and warm. And it’s getting even a little hot under there. Welp. It was inevitable; let’s be real. You’ve gotten along this far. On a bed of twigs and leaves, you do the deed. Now what? Your compatibility seems like a pretty good setup. 

Aries, you can express yourself freely without fear that Aquarius will take it personally or get too sensitive. And Aquarius, you actually enjoy the way Aries takes charge, carving their own path. You bring out the best in each other in different ways. Aquarius, you’ve met someone even less sensitive than you, which means that when you do have your sensitive moments, Aries can provide emotional encouragement in the way you need it–by being blunt, realistic, and to the point. And Aries, when your passion gets away from you and you’re floating off in space–or lost in a forest–Aquarius’ intellectual capacity to see the benefit of dreams and reality, will give you, Aries, just the encouragement you need to stay focused on your ambitions while also being grounded.

But then it’s time to leave the forest. Aries says you guys need to go left. Aquarius is sure it’s right. Neither of you is backing down. And here in arrives the first dilemma in this budding relationship: your mutual stubbornness is almost as strong as the independence that brought you together.

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You decide on a compromise. Aries goes left. Aquarius goes right. And it works. Somehow you both make it back alive. And it’s these kinds of compromises that will make the potential for a relationship flourish. Communication and compromise will most definitely be the biggest challenge in your relationship, but now all decisions will be as easy as you each going your own way, because sometimes, one of you will have to sacrifice what you want for the other’s desire. And you won’t like it. That’s what happens on your first date. It’s between skydiving or cliff rappelling. Aries has already been skydiving four times, and they really want to try cliff rappelling. Aquarius, not so much. Skydiving is the only choice in their book. So what do you decide? 

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Aries gives in. You guys go skydiving. But only because Aquarius promised that you, Aries, could pick the next date. It’s these kinds of compromises that will make this union work. For that reason, quality time is a mutual love language for the two of you, with acts of service coming in second–except, in this case, your act of service is practicing the art of compromise. 

Aries needs a partner who understands their need to be independent and gives them space when necessary. They are loyal beyond belief and will defend their relationships at all costs, so if you can make an Aries feel comfortable and secure in your relationship, you won’t regret it! Aries is someone who loves deeply and fiercely and will stay devoted to the person they love, even during hard times. 

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Just like that first night in the woods, you’re both all in. Intimacy is a natural part of your relationship, one you don’t question or overthink. Out of the two of you, Aries falls hard, going all in without hesitation. That’s the impulsive side of you, and while Aquarius enjoys this, you both must keep in mind that the physical aspect is only one part of your relationship. You’re no longer in the woods, after all. There are bills to be paid, dates to go on, and friends to meet. Don’t forget to foster your individualism inside your relationship. Aries should try to give space to their Aquarian partner to think and process ideas, while Aquarius should be more open to Aries’ passion and impulsiveness. 

The Verdict?

With friendship, you two are a match made in heaven, mainly because that pesky compromise is less of an issue when you keep intimacy off the table. You don’t need to sacrifice the same things you would if you were in love. So are wedding bells in the future? Aries sure thinks so. And Aquarius, you agree; although your level-headedness makes you move a little slower than Aries, you two have definitely arrived on the same page. As long as you can continue to keep up your communication and compromise, then nothing is off the table.

Compatibility Scale:

  • 1- Get AWAY from me
  • 2- Who are you again?
  • 3- I tolerate you
  • 4- You’re pretty cool
  • 5- Let’s gooooo!

Friendship Compatibility

5.0 Gold Stars

Love Compatibility

4.0 Gold Stars

What if I Love This Person?

Great! They love you too. Cheesy, I know, but happy endings happen outside of fairytales too.