Aries and Pisces – Can it Work?


One of you listens intently, processing, understanding, feeling–preparing for your response. The other can barely think a thought before it spills out of your mouth like word vomit. And yet somehow, you’ve crossed paths. Is this a passionate attraction you both are feeling? Or are you ignoring all the red flags, your hesitation, a warning to wait before you dive too deep in? You’ve heard it before: Opposites Attract! But do they really? Let’s explore compatibility between two of the most opposite signs of the Zodiac: firestarter Aries and go with the flow Pisces and see if you two vibe or collide in friendship and love.

Aries Zodiac Symbol


Aries, you are first in the zodiac calendar, and does it surprise you? You ran a marathon before you could crawl. As a fire sign ruled by Mars, you’re impulsive, impatient, and incredibly independent, someone people either flock to for some warmth or flee from when the heat gets just a little too hot. If your motto isn’t “screw authority,” it’s probably “how can I screw authority?” No double innuendo implied. (Well, maybe a little, you spark plug, you.)

You’re passionate in all things you do–in and out of the bedroom–but you scoff at the audacity someone would have to actually lecture you about how to act in life and love.

Either way, no matter who you spend your time with (even if it’s just you and the devil on your shoulder), you know that wherever you go, adventure will follow.

Pisces Zodiac Symbol


‘Just around the River Bend!’ You, Pisces, are the flow of water rushing downriver. You weave around life’s problems like a creek spills over rocks, but your go-with-the-flow nature has a few drawbacks. Like the water that denotes your sign, when it comes to how you interact with the rest of the zodiac, you absorb into the earth, evaporate into the air, and sizzle with fire. It’s no wonder you’re probably an introvert.

You love connecting with people, but that flowy nature can mean you pick up pebbles and rocks (and sometimes trash) wherever you go.

You’re naturally sensitive nature both collide and conflicts with your overactive imagination, a combination that can either hinder or help you depending on the situation. You’re almost too compassionate for your own good, and like your symbol–two attached fishes–you have a tendency to latch onto those around you, not necessarily in a clingy way, more so that you pick up their emotional baggage and don’t always know when to set it down.

Aries and Pisces in Friendship

In friendship, it is true, alas! Opposite attract! You two go together like a match and a spark, the sea, and the gulls; things really mesh that well. And I’ll be honest; it’s kind of a miracle that’s the case. When Aries starts the fire, Pisces will absorb some of the heat, but if things devolve into a bonfire, Pisces will be the first to use the water to put it out. Whereas Aries is more assertive, Pisces is patient, and finding that balance, understanding, and acceptance will ultimately be what makes or breaks your bond.

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Friend Date: Mani/Pedi or Streaking on the Beach at Midnight?

While you, Pisces, are much more interested in conversations that dovetail into storytelling and long-lost dream and far-off world, your counterpart Aries is grabbing you by the hand and dragging you down from the sky and into the real world. And weirdly, it works. Whereas Aries encourages Pisces to engage with her surroundings, slapping the parachute on her back and shoving her out of the airplane (literally), Pisces is the one whose strong intuition comes in handy when she’s with her Aries buddy. Aries, if, on the one shoulder, you have the little red man whispering for you to hop on the back of that stranger’s motorcycle–because why not? Then, on the other shoulder, you have your Pisces friend snatching that Vodka out of your hand and reminding you that you have to work at 6 AM. Aries, impulsivity, and Pisces intuition offer a healthy, fun balance for this unique friendship.

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Friend-Fection: Keep It on the Dl or Text ‘Love Ya Biatch?’

This is where you both balance out a similar vibe, although you go about it a bit differently. If you, Pisces, have spent any significant amount of time with your Aries friend, you probably appreciate them for their genuine directness, a trait you sometimes lack. You’ve appreciated them quietly as a friend long before you ever said it out loud. You, Aries, don’t have time for games in friendship or love, and you know a good friend when you see it. You won’t hesitate to tell your Pisces bud you appreciate them as a friend, and although it might appear blunt and to the point, you, Pisces, sensitive and compassionate, will appreciate it more than your Aries friend may ever know, even though you will most definitely overexpress yourself when you tell them so.

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Dating Advice: Send His Name or Send His Social?

Aries, you just don’t really have the patience for anything that doesn’t feel just right. For that reason, you’re either a serial dater, swiping left on the first potential partner who stares too long at their phone on your date, or you’re perpetually single. Either way, you’ll tell your friends anything they want to know, but not because you need their advice. If anything, you’d probably keep it yourself if they didn’t ask, but when they do–oh man, they better watch out.

Pisces, you actually don’t mind this bluntness about your Aries friend, mainly because it’s a relief to discover that other people have also experienced the same tiny things you have. Except where your Aries friend drops stories–and partners–like they’re toilet paper in a porta potty, you crave the advice because you need to know if the connection you think you feel with the guy you met at the gas station three days ago is something real, or something completely in your head.

Aries and Pisces in Love

Oh, you two. Such good friends. And yet, the literal opposites with love. Aries, ruled by Mars, and Pisces, ruled by Neptune, the first sign and the last. How did we get here?! It’s unfortunate, but some people are just better off friends; what can I say? Now, now, that doesn’t mean you two couldn’t vibe in certain–wink, wink–ways. I’d just recommend sprinting out of that bedroom way before Aries spews thoughts on past lovers, and Pisces can’t help but think the lack of interest is because they didn’t put on enough deodorant. But knowing you two, that will probably happen the first night.

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The First Date: Roses or KFC?

The two of you have a tendency to dive head first into love, swept up by the passion of the moment and the fact that, damn, that dress does show your cleavage pretty freaking well, and whoa, that kiss has more sparks than the fireworks on the Fourth of July. But that’s about where the similarities end. Still, you’ll ignore it because you’re both so open–and in different ways. You’ll be pretty certain you’ve found your soulmate. But once things get serious and the honeymoon ends, Pisces, your sensitivity, will go into overdrive, and Aries, your bluntness, will return. You’ll think you both ignored the red flags, but in reality, these traits were always there; you just got lost in the moment of something flashy, fun, and new. But haven’t we all?

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Love Language Do’s and Don’ts: A Dealbreaker?

While you both are naturally generous, Pisces, you take it a step beyond the norm. You’re all about acts of service, gift-giving, physical touch, words of affirmation, and quality time. Yep. Literally every single love language you can find some benefit in, although your romantic nature ranks acts of service and quality time higher on your list. 

Aries, you first heard of the concept of love languages and laughed your ass off. In fact, it’d be surprising if you were reading this. Astrology, personality tests, books detailing on how to love, your attitude is very ‘no thank you, you’re the only one in control of your fate.’ But if push came to shove, only because you enjoy expressing your opinions on subjects you don’t always agree with, you’d probably pick quality time. And it’s that trait that probably sparked the initial attraction between you and Pisces. But that aspect might change. Who knows? Because for you, the future is only as certain as what you’re having for breakfast… five minutes before you eat it.

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Sexy Time: Slow and Steady or Chompin’ at the Bit?

Pisces, you’re a people pleaser through and through, even in the bedroom. However, you have enough self-awareness to know that you have a tendency to fall fast and hard. For this reason, you will hold back unless it feels right. Unfortunately for you, at the beginning, Aries is just that; you might just not know it yet.

And that’s not to say that you, Aries, are doing anything wrong. You’re in tune with yourself. You know what you want. You just don’t get as attached as Pisces does, and by the time that honeymoon is over, when Pisces is dreaming of the wedding, you’re just pretty satisfied you broke that two-year dry spell.

The Verdict?

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

No doubt here, my friends. Your differences make for a unique pairing, one that, with the right amount of patience, communication, and understanding, can lead to a solid lifelong friend.

Love Compatibility

1.0 Gold Stars

Your differences are much like the opposites of this scale. For love, Aries, you’ll always be trying to start fires that Pisces will never have the energy to put out.

What if I Love This Person?

As friends–great!