Why Aries and Aquarius Are Attracted to Each Other

Updated on October 13, 2019
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Andrea loves to write about the zodiac and research astrological love compatibility. She's been an online writer for over five years.

This meeting of fire and air is sure to make sparks fly.
This meeting of fire and air is sure to make sparks fly. | Source

Aries + Aquarius Compatibility

Aries is a commander—strong-willed, and intelligent—with the secret power to inspire Aquarius' creativity. Aquarius has the capacity to cool and understand Aries, making them soften and sweeten. This is a dynamic duo, giving both what they've secretly wanted, while also giving them a power-couple image. These two really have a boss-like relationship, one where they could easily manage a business or home together.

Aquarius
Aries
Jan 20–Feb 18
Mar 20–Apr 20
Water-Bearer
Ram
Air
Fire
Fixed
Cardinal
Saturn and Uranus
Mars
Eleventh House
First House
House of Friendships
House of Self

Why Are Aries and Aquarius a Good Match?

Their Intellects Match Well

Aries and Aquarius are both strong thinking signs, but from different angles. This relationship 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 that 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 seemingly effortlessly when the Aquarius knows that it takes some amount of charisma and luck to be forward.

Aquarius Isn't Afraid to Stand Up to Aries

Aquarius is naturally independent, making it easier for them to take on Aries' combative tendencies. Aquarius can stand up to the Aries and tell them when they are being false, and the Aries will—amazingly—listen. This is because Aries' energy itself is wise and trusts the Aquarian 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, tend to be very prophetic, keen, and intuitive.

They Balance Each Other Out

Aries like to do the chasing; Aquarius likes to be the listener. A traditional male Aries and a traditional female Aquarius will enjoy this dynamic unlike any other pairing. 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.

One of the benefits of this relationship is the power of manifestation. The Aries brings out the best in Aquarius, and the Aquarius helps bring peace to Aries. Aries trains Aquarius to be a better peaceful warrior in the world, while Aquarius reminds Aries that there's more to the world than war—there is also the garden, the magical, and the fantastical.

They Help Each Other Accomplish Their Goals

Aquarius men will be fiercely protective of their Aries partner's capacity to make things happen. The ram craves the manifestation of their goals and dreams. This is why it's the first zodiac. Aquarius is all about finding the truth and making sure the world is genuine; their ultimate goal is peace.

Aries aligned 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. Together, the two will feel more alive and more capable of accomplishing their desires.

Aries will push Aquarius to be a better person in the end, and procrastination will turn into productivity. Interestingly, age isn't going to matter as much in this relationship—the Aquarius may end up being younger (at least in spirit), with the Aries acting as a mentor.

Aries and Aquarius are both deeply emotional signs.
Aries and Aquarius are both deeply emotional signs. | Source

What Makes Them Tick?

Both Signs Use Sarcasm as a Defense Mechanism

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. Aries can have sarcastic traits as well. This is comforting to Aquarians who want someone to defend them from the world and its harshness.

Both Signs Experience Powerful Emotions

Both of these zodiacs can be impartial, but they also 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 zone—but as they absorb emotions, they eventually turn into the mover and shaker, the Phoenix.

Aries, too, is an emotionally absorbent personality. They take in what they can, quickly start experiencing biting and sassy emotions, and can suddenly turn into the thunder of the sky. These two can help matters by making it clear that 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 engage in witty banter.

Tips for Aquarius-Aries Relationships

Take Things Slow

Remember: Aquarius put friendship before passion. Don't become impatient as a fire sign; 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 how a platonic friendship can turn into a romantic relationship. Don't rush it. If Aquarius feels things are happening too fast, they will question what they are doing and may be scared off. Aquarius is a strongly existential soul.

Be Sensitive to Each Other's Needs

Aries will need to be careful not to get too pushy 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 work through internally from their own experiences in the relationships that matter to them. They may also be dealing with 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 each other's energy needs, and know when to take some time and space apart.

Communicate Openly and Honestly

The worst thing you can do to an Aquarius is go cold. They really don't understand mixed signals or why they would suddenly be shut out. They will think something is wrong if you're freezing them out, perhaps worrying that they are too weird for you.

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. When something is wrong, let them know it's not their fault; this will be a huge relief for Aquarius.

Aquarius and Aries can awaken each other, both in body and in mind.
Aquarius and Aries can awaken each other, both in body and in mind. | Source

Don't Ignore the Power of Intimacy

Aquarius 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—another passionate zodiac—can have this power on the Aquarius as well, but they need to make it clear that they are attracted to the Aquarius. Seeing someone be interested in them will help Aquarius open up and express their sexuality.

Know When to Chase

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 be, but you'll need to put in a lot of your own energy so they don't collapse.

Be Vulnerable and Accepting

These two will have a relationship that manages itself well. Aries will enjoy the strange, creative 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 between the sheets; they want someone loyal who will last, who will accept them for their eccentricities. This is why an Aries fits the bill with ease. Aries doesn't scare the Aquarian psyche.

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 make, but that doesn't affect their quality in the end.

© 2016 Andrea Lawrence

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    • profile image

      aries lady 

      5 days ago

      Im an Aries lady who has been dating an aqaurius man for just over two months.

      We met via online dating site and the cinnection was very strong instantly.

      the electrcity when we met eachother nearly made me cry as he was so nervous it was very emotional but

      Very strange for me being tough as i am generally.

      He has a lot of things going on in his personal life and we are unable to see eachother for weeks sometimes but we do speak everyday and he never ignores me.

      He calms me down and has never lied to me he's told me all the bad which has took a lot for me to accept and I really want to get him through this stage in his life.

      He says we will be together how we want to be and i believe him but sometimes i feel like we can't be and i have tried to break it off and then we have talked it out and get back on track.

      feeling very confused but cant put him down either?? help

    • SerenityHalo profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Lawrence 

      3 weeks ago from Chicago

      If you keep breaking up, I must say, it is best to move on. These relationships are rocky and not really worth it. That instability will keep coming up and you deserve better. YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS.

    • profile image

      Melissa 

      3 weeks ago

      Im an Aquarius and i have been with an Aries for three months. My Aries man makes me feel im on a roller coaster. He's got me so confused. He's just so up and down. Everything is so black and white with him. If i don't do things the way he think i should. Then he gives me the silent treatment or just breaks up with me. He is so headstrong. I don't know if im coming or going with him. It's an emotional rollercoaster. He never takes responsibility for his actions. He puts the blame on me.

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      joy calvin 

      8 weeks ago

      am i get marriage with aquarius girl

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      Yash5 

      2 months ago

      Hi Andrea,

      I am aries guy and my boss(guy) is aquarius

      I don't know but there is a spark between us

      I kind of get Drawn towards him ,is that normal?

    • profile image

      Subo 

      3 months ago

      I'm an Aquarius woman. Just met this Aries guy a little more than a month ago. He is loads of fun and a ball of fire (as in passion, energy, enthusiasm). I'm more chilled, laid-back and go with the flow type of person. He doesn't like to plan too much ahead but has lots of different ideas, which works well because I can go with the flow and I like spontaneity. The Aries guy is a refreshing experience that I have always dated Taurus men which proved to be suffocating for me. Let's see what the future holds for this Aquarius & Aries duo.

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      Mellrisz 

      4 months ago

      I'm a Taurus woman,35, my partner is an Aquarius man,30, cheated on me with an Aries lady,24....they are co-workers. I found out via Seecitv app, i confronted both of them, and i refused to be the loser, but he lied to me that it was over between them both, and yet i still hold on to this whole thing just because we have small kids of 7 years relationship, no wedding bells yet, but he's been caught up cheated with different ladies quite few times.

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      Aquarius gurl 

      4 months ago

      I've been with an aries guy for almost 7 months and am more in love with him with each and every passing day. When we are physically not hanging out or whatever it hurts. He is fun to be around but we both can be socially weird/awkward but it always just makes the other person laugh when we are. They're times when we don't get along or "but heads" but somehow we always seem to get over it and it just makes us stronger in the end. I would definitely describe him as a wonderful/crazy guy for dealing with me and we ARE a power couple even if sometimes we have shot fuses.

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      Princess 

      8 months ago

      I'm an aquarius woman, who been with an Aries man for approximately 11 years. For the first 4-5 years we were head over heels for each other, until everything changes when he cheated n got another girl (Aries) pregnant along with myself the same time. Things changes in feelings on my behalf but yet I stayed with him( my first bf). Even though that situation had happen we were still together, two years ago I then decided to cheat on him just for the fun of it n he found out n one year later he told me that he doesn't want us to be together anymore, I was devastated n still is ( finding it very hard to forget about him, cause every quite moment I get I'll think about him). Just to note I'm currently a final year nursing student. N yes aries men just know how to control an aquarius woman in the right way possible n yes the two signs are teams players n good parents.

    • SerenityHalo profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Lawrence 

      9 months ago from Chicago

      Aries and Aquarius are an unstoppable force capable of high creativity, which is appealing to both. Aries wants to see a new and better world and so does Aquarius, but their way of going about it is different, though charming to the other.

    • SerenityHalo profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Lawrence 

      9 months ago from Chicago

      Aries and Leo are a strong and natural match. I have on article on them somewhere... both are fire elements, and sometimes the familiarity of a similar element has its appeal, but it can also be a clash with two fire signs -- as they both want to prove themselves. Thank you for the book suggestion.

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      Aries1975 

      9 months ago

      I’m a Aries Female who has been married to a Aquarius for 10 years; we Love travel; we rarely plan things & are very spontaneous; it is exciting for me & I Love it.

      Our Attraction to eachother was immediate & in the Bedroom Fireworks fly & theres no denying, that there is a very powerful connection between these two Zodiac Signs Aries & Aquarius.

      We see eye to eye on a lot of subjects; especially raising our kids;(rules; boundaries; disciplining) we reinforce eachother & stand behind eachother on our parenting.

      We also enjoy our individual freedom & we get that as well due to his career choice. A lot of couples do not understand us; because we are not clingy & respect the fact we like our personal space, it is important to the both of us.

      Hope this helps others

      Have a Blessed Day

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      Aud1984 

      10 months ago

      Thanks so much for your insightful understanding or Aquarius and Aries. I am an Aries woman who has just started a casual relationship with an Aquarius guy and believed that the way we were acting meant that he had no feelings for me but now I understand that the way to keep him will be to take things slowly as he the typical Aquarian and I am the typical Aries. I now feel more confident that if we do take it one step at a time that we could be a good couple.

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      kavish jadwani 

      10 months ago

      Thanks Andrea and Jade for the advice and support. I wanted to update you that we are not together anymore. I was tired of her giving mixed signals and being erratic. I was looking for a more deeper emotional connection rather than being just friend (with benefits). Somehow, I lost all the feelings I had for her and I decided to move on. I realized that her erratic behavior was putting me on an emotional roller coaster and there were days where I couldn't just stop thinking about her and analyzing her past behavior. When I discussed about this with my friend, I was advised to read a book called Attached and it cleared all my doubts. So, now I feel that her attachment style is more of a "detached" type and I'm more of "anxious" type and hence it's not a personality match for us. Surprisingly, when I had to let her go, it was very easy because I was used to her not being with me ( or rather, not connected to me).

      But then, I am grateful to her for showing up in my life and changing me in positive ways. After all, it was because of her that I read that book ( Attached) and realized what my attachment style is and would look for a compatible attachment partner the next time. And yes, I am no more on an emotional roller coaster so I feel really happy these days. I feel more energetic and hence I feel that everything happened for something good.

      Btw, I recently met a Leo girl and we bonded very quickly. What's your take on Aries and Leo.

      Thank again for the article and comments!!!

    • SerenityHalo profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Lawrence 

      10 months ago from Chicago

      This is good advice.

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      Jade Fyre 

      10 months ago

      Kavish, I am an Aquarian Woman. I act like that when I am trying to keep someone at a safe distance and also want to find some sense of control in a situation where I feel incredibly unsure of myself.

      She's probably just as confused with herself as you are, I know when my Aries bf first started being straight with me like it sounds like you were with her I wanted to run for the hills. I immediately didn't trust any of it but I just gave it a few months and got to be friends with him.

      Maybe be straight with her, ya know, tell her no pressure and you understand shes got alot going on in her life. Let her know that you're there for her as a friend, if she likes you then she will come to you. Give her time.

    • SerenityHalo profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Lawrence 

      10 months ago from Chicago

      Do you know if she is seeing someone else? Does she want to settle down right now in her life? Maybe what she really needs right now is a friendship. Aquarius like to grow romance from friendship.

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      Syl 

      12 months ago

      Im an Aries who really likes an Aquarius man and we were great friends until i told him i liked him things kinda changed, i wish i can go back.

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      kavish jadwani 

      12 months ago

      I am Aries man and I like an Aquarius girl whom I met 3 months. I told her about my feelings and she told me that for her I am just like a close friend. But we are more like a couple and we also get physical sometimes. But then, I think she is ignores me sometimes and doesn't reply me for several hours after she has seen my message and sometimes she even declines to meet me. On the other hand, sometimes she is very romantic and wants keeps texting me or wants to see me and come to my place for dinner. I am confused by her erratic behavior. Am I just a friend for her ? Will I just be a friend to her ( I mean is it worth sticking with her , is this going to work out ?) How do I take it from here ? Is this normal thing about dating Aquarius girl?

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      Annelise 

      17 months ago from copenhagen Denmark

      noooo no

    • SerenityHalo profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Lawrence 

      19 months ago from Chicago

      Always like hearing I've got accuracy.

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      sharon 

      19 months ago

      That was beautiful and on point like a sharpened number 2 pencil

    • SerenityHalo profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Lawrence 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      There is definitely a lot out there to learn.

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      Larry Rankin 

      2 years ago from Oklahoma

      I always enjoy learning about signs. I know so very little

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