Christofer has been a counselor, contract administrator and has studied astrology with his mother since the 70s. He has eight grandchildren.
Roaring and Knowing
The Lion and the Water Bearer: Leo and Aquarius
Aquarius is Air and Fixed. Leo is Fire and Fixed. Their shared fixity predicts interesting challenges. They are both proud in different ways, like they are both proud of being stubborn, but in their own ways. We are dealing with real individuals here.
This is one of those “transportation and transformation” couplings that I like to name that way for easy comprehension. They can work especially if they are “transported to a new place, and transformed in a new way.” Matching up is what this is about. Sometimes matching up is what is really happening, but the reticence, reluctance, and hesitancy—or whatever you want to call it—to actually admit, accept, and use the information you need to actually make an improvement is often the farthest thing from the ego’s awareness. It is often true that the thing you need the most is the thing you are the least ready to admit.
Aquarius is cool. Could we say almost cold in respect to relationships? Mind you, they do not see themselves as cold; they see themselves as comprehensively humanistic. It is their job to float along the continuum of the passage of time and acknowledge every person they meet, but to not really embrace them. They try to avoid subjectivity. They relish the sense of objectivity, thus, their coolness. It is not arrogance as much as it is remoteness.
Leo has all kinds of warmth and sunny friendship for Aquarius to observe and benefit from. There is a ton for Aquarius to learn from Leo. Leo could stand some of the Water Bearer’s objectivity, but Leo could not countenance this. It would be tantamount to ask them not to be Leo, but if you ask their friends, they would say, “Oh yes, they could really stand to be less subjective. It’s not like everything is about them,” or, “Leo needs to be more objective about itself.” It is the actual acceptance of these issues that would be required before the two could benefit.
The Aquarian and the Leo actually out there together would be quite a match! Positively speaking, they would bring far-sighted ingenious ideas together with powerful personal strength. Some of the greatest ideas, companies, and movements are characterized by great ideas coupled with mighty personal energy. That is what these two have, in the most exalted way. Aquarius and Leo could be paired for magnificent personal and career effort.
Some Aquarians can do without romance. I mean, romance in its more elemental form. It is not that they are not loving. They would probably say that they are among the most loving of all people. That is the puzzle here to be figured. Leo has a whole way of life to offer here. Leo loves back slapping, smooching to say hello, grinning from ear to ear, and lots of romance. Aquarius watching and learning from the Lion could be very helpful. Leo’s over-the-top ways could also benefit from the Aquarian's coolness. Unless the humanism can benefit Leo, it won’t tend to respect it. Though humanism is not a common romantic feature, it can present a different perspective.
Aquarius could see this match as a continuum of discussion. They might not even consider their long discussions to be actual conflict. Leo would be bothered by extended talk. The irritation that would arise from their conflicts would be almost as debilitating to the Lion as the issues under conflict themselves. They would want things to be settled with a sense of resolution, so that things were not continually revisited. Loud recriminations from Leo would offend the cooler Aquarian.
Life in the end is repetitive and mundane, and so is romance itself. This factor asks the question: "Can we be bored together over the long term?" Aquarius could only be deemed boring if it was giving too long a speech. Leo would be much the same. The Water Bearer would want to stay in the flow of activity, and following Leo around is one of the things that could keep away from the humdrum.
Keep Up the Interest Graph
The far seeing Aquarian would be able to draw interest and imagination out of its own mind, and its most recent books on time travel or alternative dimensions. Leo, stretching and marching along its daily haunts has a love of the new and will dare to try whatever it cares to. Interest for the couple would lie in Aquarius being talked into what did not appeal to it immediately.
Seven Year Itchiness
There are some signs that by their nature are more stable in their love interests and family concerns as time goes on. Others are not. If these two were happy and challenging one another, the distraction of a 7-year itch would probably be viewed as highly interruptive of their challenging lives. Aquarius, not moral in the classical sense, could allow itself, but it would probably not do so for the waste of energy that it would demand.
Astrocompatibility Possibility Rating
65% Positive Long Term - 80% Short Term.
Aquarius, first focusing on the wild and wonderful Leo, might be drawn into its own sense of experimentation, even faster than usual. As time proceeds, Aquarius could be too disengaged for the Lion's self-fulfillment.
These two would be covering new territory for each soul’s former experience. If they became deeply involved, a long duration is foreseeable.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.