Why Aquarius and Aries Are Attracted to Each Other
Aries + Aquarius
I believe that there is hope for every combination; it's just a matter of understanding the energies. Think of it like picking a recipe from a cookbook. Some are more complicated to setup, but that doesn't mean it isn't of quality in the end.
Aries and Aquarius are on the chopping block this round. Consider this your Team A option. Aries is a commander, strong-willed, and intelligent. They have the secret power to inspire Aquarius when others can't put pressure on Aquarius' creativity. Aquarius has the capacity to cool and understand their Aries, making the Aries soften and sweeten. This is a dynamic duo, giving the two both what they've secretly wanted, while also giving them a power couple image.
Aries and Aquarius are both strong thinking signs, but from different angles. It can have a lot of yin and yang, with Aries being a fire-sign, an uncannily strong, leading force. Aries have a certain boss like mentality, which goes well with Aquarius which can be more peaceful, yin-like, and unique. Aries appreciates the bizarre mental choices Aquarius makes and learns a great deal from the water bearer. Aquarius is drawn by the ram's capability to march forward effortlessly when the Aquarius knows that it takes some amount of charisma and luck to be forward.
Aquarius is independent naturally, making it easier for them to take on Aries' combative tendencies. Aquarius can stand up to the Aries, tell them when they are being false, and the Aries will amazingly listen—because Aries energy itself is wise and trusts the Aquariuan intelligence.
Sometimes when Aquarius steps up to the plate to tell someone they are in the wrong, the person will just ignore Aquarius or retaliate. This is really hard on Aquarius personalities who even though they have a childlike nature, they tend to be very prophetic, keen, and intuitive.
Aries like to do the chasing, Aquarius likes being the listener. A traditional male Aries and a traditional female Aquarius will enjoy this dynamic unlike any other. Aries is a very physical sign, they like to have lover's quarrels, but they need to soften with Aquarius who can be put into a state of panic with too much conflict. Aquarius needs to be open to Aries' learning style to push conflict forward to resolve it.
Aries will have a hard time ever getting bored by an Aquarius. Remember: Aquarius doesn't put forward passion first, but friendship. Don't become impatient as a fire sign with an Aquarius. Aquarius needs your attraction to them to be consistent, but they need to test the waters of friendship first. This can be a challenge to understand since Aquarius has an army of friends so you may have questions about what is the difference with a romantic-friendship that turns into a romantic-passionate-relationship. Aquarius sees in levels. They question what they are doing if things are happening too fast. Aquarius is a strongly existential soul.
What Makes Them Tick?
These two will do well to be original, eccentric, and sarcastic with each other.
Air signs are automatically sarcastic, partly as a way to psychologically defend themselves against powerful emotions. Sarcasm is a way to buffer those emotions. Aquarius will do well with an Aries who tends to be genius like, and that's partly because Aries can have sarcasm and belligerent traits as well. This is comforting to Aquarians who want someone to defend them from the world and its harshness. Both of these zodiacs can be impartial. But they both have powerful emotions—anyone who tells you a zodiac is without emotion, isn't seeing the full picture. Aquarius is like Jean Grey; they stay in this peaceful, mind reading like genius—but as they absorb emotions, they eventually turn into the mover and shaker, the Phoenix.
Aries also is an emotional absorbent personality. They take in what they can, start having really biting and sassy emotions instantly, and suddenly can turn into the thunder of the sky. These two can help each other by letting them know they are comfortable with each other. Playing mental games can help them relax, focus on trying new things and opening up how you can be vulnerable. More vulnerability will glue these two together. And joke around, you would do well to make witty banter.
Why Is the Aquarius Blue?
Aries will need to be careful not to get too heavy handed with Aquarius. There will be times that Aquarius has to cycle through their personalities, and they may have to move around their energy to focus on something more internal—meaning their creative output into the world slows down. This can be hard on an Aries who puts pressure on the Aquarius to be more outside their head in order to help the planet overall. But the Aquarius has a lot to look through internally from their own experiences from the relationships that matter to them and unresolved energy from their childhood. The more understanding and warm Aries can be to Aquarius, the better. Sometimes Aquarian energy slows. Sometimes Aries energy speeds up. Be sensitive to how each other's energy is needing to examine time and space.
The worst thing you can do to an Aquarius is go cold. They really don't understand being suddenly shut out or mixed signals. Aquarius will start to worry that they are too weird for you. They will also think something is wrong if you're freezing them out. This ironically is a big reason why Aquarius can have commitment issues. They are afraid if they get close to you, they'll suddenly be shut out, which would be far worse than never being in love in the first place. They need openness, not confusion. Let them know it's not them when something is wrong, and you'll give them relief.
Aries is a passionate zodiac which speaks loudly to an Aquarius, which can be a tough catch but can also ignore their sexual side in many circumstances. Scorpios cause a certain sexual awakening in Aquarius that makes them realize how much they long for a connection. Aries can have this power on the Aquarius as well and needs to put forward that they are attracted to the Aquarius. Seeing someone be interested in them will help them open up and express their sexuality. Aquarius personalities often prefer someone to chase them—this zodiac is intuitive and can sometimes have premonition like moments out of their control since them leading can be confusing for others. They have moments where they zone out to understand the world better than they did previously. An Aquarius can be a chaser if it wills itself to do so, but you'll need to put in a lot so they don't collapse.
The benefits of this relationship is the power of manifestation. The Aries brings out the Aquarius, and the Aquarius helps bring peace to Aries. Aries trains Aquarius to be a better peaceful warrior in the world of war; while Aquarius reminds Aries that the world isn't just a war to take charge, but there is also the garden, the magical, and the fantastical.
These two will have a relationship that manages itself well, and can be open to a lot of creativity. Aries will enjoy what strange things Aquarius can bring to the table, and Aquarius will enjoy Aries ability to stay committed. Aquarius doesn't just want emotional vulnerability or passion under the sheets; they want someone loyal who will last, will accept them for their eccentricities, and will want more of it. This is why an Aries fits the bill with Aquarius with ease. Aries doesn't scare Aquarian psyche, they'll be a better person in the end, and procrastination will turn into productivity. They really are a boss like relationship, very Team A. This is a relationship where the two could easily manage a business or home together. It's one where age isn't going to matter as much—the Aquarius may end up being younger (at least in spirit) as the Aries acts as a mentor.
Aquarius men will be fiercely protective in their Aries partner's capacity to make things happen. The ram is all about manifestation—and it craves accomplishing manifestation. This is why it's the first zodiac. Aquarius is all about finding the truth, making sure the world is genuine, for the ultimate goal of peace. Aries aligning with Aquarius helps manifest peace, creative accomplishment, and strength. The zodiac is all about lessons on love—Aries and Aquarius help manifest that with their internal goals. The two together will feel more alive and more capable of accomplishing their desires.
© 2016 Andrea Lawrence