Andrea loves to write about the zodiac and research astrological compatibility. She's been an online writer for over five years.
Aquarius and Pisces Compatability
Lots of people mistakenly think water and air elements don't go together. They are quite wrong. To some degree, all air signs are motivated by emotion, and all water signs are motivated by thought. They have more in common than not.
Consecutive signs often share traits, regardless of element. Aquarius being the 11th house and Pisces being the 12th, they have a unique position in astrology, and the two are often considered the strangest of the Zodiac signs. Though frequently misunderstood, both signs are great thinkers, and very creative—powerhouses of imagination, if you will.
Aquarius are generally a brilliant, innovative, and curious zodiac. Pisces are full of compassion, great mentors, and frankly, very dreamy. These two are going to share a lot in common intellectually. This will be a great connection for them if they have developed their minds, studied hard, and applied themselves in many challenging intellectual arenas.
While Aquarius is naturally drawn to Scorpio, their relationships often end in a metaphorical battlefield. I think an Aquarius who keeps running into this problem might find more peace with a Pisces.
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A Meeting of Two Creative, Introspective Signs
Pisces will be genuinely excited by the potential in Aquarius. Pisces, who is at the end of the zodiac, has become more like a mentor, where Aquarius is still open to experimenting with some parts of life, making them incredibly progressive. As the zodiac cycle nears the 12th house, the zodiacs become softer, more introspective, and creative. Aries is much more charged, fire-like, and forward compared to Pisces and Aquarius.
There's a certain sage wisdom that the 11th and 12th house will want to share. Sometimes people ignore the emotions of Aquarius because they are so focused on Aquarius' brain. This can be frustrating for Aquarians, who know they have great emotional potential.
Pisces' Strong Will vs. Aquarius' Sensitivity
Both Pisces and Aquarius have deep needs for creativity and helping others. I think these two will come to each other very easily in empathy. But both need to examine themselves and figure out how they can be toxic individually.
Pisces can be very strong-willed (part of this comes from being a water element), and Aquarius as a sensitive soul can be frightened when people push boundaries. Aquarius partly hides their emotions because they are afraid of how people will tamper with them.
Aquarius is often private, independent, and free-spirited. Pisces is romantic, compassionate, and unconditionally devoted.
Pisces-Aquarius Sexual Compatability
Aquarians are often attracted to Scorpios because it's one of the few signs that can awaken them sexually, but other problems can arise with Scorpio. Pisces can be more instinctively nurturing to an Aquarius; they can still open them up sexually but also offer something that Aquarius craves and Scorpio often neglects—romance, emotional intimacy, and originality.
It's easy for an Aquarius to lose itself in a Scorpio and be stuck in a love loop, a fantastical, all-consuming experience, but often they are left broken-hearted. Aquarius can have their deep, fantastical love with a Pisces without the crushing breakup.
They can have that with a Scorpio too, but Scorpios do have a tendency to sting their loved ones, which can push and shake up an Aquarius. Sometimes this can be a good thing, as it forces a shift in perspective, but it can often be damaging for Aquarius. It is important for Aquarius to learn where their limits are and when enough is enough.
Pisces Crave Love and Romance
What's amazing about this combination is that both are intuitive, compassionate, and light-hearted. Pisces, to me, is the sweetheart of the whole zodiac. Cancers, Scorpios, and Pisces all have emotions that run deep, but for different reasons.
Pisces craves romance—the hidden lilies behind the facts of life. Pisces wants love and feels that learning to love is the most important lesson in life. Sometimes Pisces can become parental with an Aquarius since it is only one house away. These houses are extremely well-connected.
Aquarius Makes Pisces Feel Welcome in the World
Sometimes Pisces feels lost, confused, and misunderstood in this world. Rightly so, because we live in a violent, prideful, and misguided world. How can a lover even exist here? But Aquarius has a certain charisma to bring them out of the heavy waters.
Aquarius brings in new ideas and helps Pisces move in the water. Aquarius helps Pisces feel understood.
They're a Perfect Blend of Fixed and Mutable
Aquarius is a fixed sign, and Pisces is a mutable sign. Some of Aquarius and Scorpio's attraction and misinformation comes from them being fixed signs. While Aquarius-Scorpio relationships can become mired in stubbornness, Aquarius-Pisces relationships are often much more peaceful.
Mutable Signs know how to go with the flow. They are adaptable and flexible and can change their form of expression to whatever a situation requires. Standing their ground is of little import to Mutable folks. These people would much rather conform to the norm, so long as their doing so will help the greater good. Luckily, Mutable individuals are versatile and find it quite easy to change. Consider them the chameleons of the zodiac, since they can take on varied personae.
— Chris Barbalis, Astrology.com
Aquarius Craves Authenticity in All Things
Aquarius is constantly critically looking at the world and questioning its reality. An Aquarius who is well developed will look for relationships they feel are deep, authentic, fated.
Aquarians believe in fate with a combination of free-will. They try their best to have discernment. It's that discernment that makes them weird—they're looking in spots in this world that most are not. Pisces is going to be attracted to Aquarius for this reason. And Pisces should remember not to play games with Aquarius, because the Aquarius will see right through it and be offended by fakeness.
Pisces Will Put Up With Too Much
Pisces is a devoted person. They don't want to put up with inauthenticity either, but since they are unconditional in their love, they will accept things that are bad for them. Pisces believe in love so powerfully that they will go along with it even when it hurts them, regardless of how others treat them.
Aquarius is a good match for this person because Aquarius can't put up with the false. Aquarius looks at what is false and shakes it up, telling it that it needs to take a hike because it's ruining the romantic beauty of the world. Pisces, of course, will appreciate this, because essentially on a subconscious level, the Aquarians are the protectors of the Pisces vision.
Aquarius Protects Pisces Vision of Love
Are you starting to see how these two support each other? Aquarius protects Pisces' vision of love. Pisces wants to grow Aquarius' potential for the world. Together they can move mountains, make beauty manifest in the world, and make the world a better place. This is an incredible pairing—one that can be incredibly psychic, nourishing, and imaginative—but both will need to grow as individuals in order to step into this kind of relationship properly.
If you are not ready, this relationship could get dismissed too easily. This is something that can happen in any relationship; if you don't have your own inner strength yet and haven't learned how you stand in the world, combining your energy with someone else's is going to be messy. You must constantly be learning about yourself and remember that everyone you meet is still learning about themselves too.
Tips to Steady the Relationship
Every zodiac sign has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Acknowledging these strengths and weaknesses and finding ways to balance them out will help you make your relationship stronger.
Advice for Pisces Dating Aquarius:
- Trust yourself. If you don't trust yourself and your surroundings, you'll manipulate others.
- Recognize the power of your love. You have great capacity for love, which makes you knowledgeable about what is unloving. Always chose love, even if the world makes it hard on you. When you hold back love, it's very hard on people. It may become a burden that people depend on you so much, that when you leave, it is very hard for people to move on. Whether you know this or not, your love is needed—not just for others, but for yourself.
- Don't let people abuse your love. It's okay to step away and do something that maintains your own security. Tend to creative projects to help your own energy when you want to go deep, but someone else is stuck in shallow waters.
- Seek to be understanding, not threatening. You know you don't want to be threatening deep down because what you really want and crave, what you really want to believe, is the face of love.
Advice for Aquarius Dating Pisces:
- Don't be afraid to take off your mask. People see you as a brilliant thinker, but they are touched and moved when you truly reveal yourself—when you reveal the motive behind it all. Open up your beauty; be bold, be courageous. When you feel it in your spirit, go. When you know it with all your heart, go with that decision.
- Accept yourself for who you are. Continue to be your eccentric self; grow, thrive, and nourish your heart. Love your own inner child. Be accepting of yourself. When you accept yourself, others will accept you too. Don't be afraid of who you are, because you are exactly what you need to be.
- Stay away from anger. Find ways to smile. Don't get lost in the occult or impulsive actions.
- Don't be a pushover. Don't be easily tricked. It's okay to say no or to stop something when it has turned sour. Your potential helps shape the world for a better, more loving reality.
© 2016 Andrea Lawrence
Bongie on August 23, 2020:
Can't believe how relevant this information is to me(Aquarius) and my Pisces man.... Things are going so well and we're so in sync it's crazy and had to think it's literally written in the stars lol✨
I agree on August 14, 2020:
Jules on July 30, 2020:
Thanks for this article! I'm a Pisces woman and ive been with my Aquarius man for a year now. I had other serious relationships with Cancer and Scorpio men, previously. My Aquarius man is so special. Sensitive and kind, yet strong and protective. The best part is that he is TOTALLY out of the box, which curls my toes. Punk rocker on the outside, and hippy/humanitarian on the inside. What more could a Pisces girl ask for???
Bobbie James on July 18, 2020:
The most important men in my life are Pisces my father my grandfather and now my husband. I love my partner so much he really does bring out the Best in Me. The thing that I love about him most is he is always my daddy and it keeps me safe.
Ava on July 16, 2020:
This is so true
Aquarius Woman on July 04, 2020:
Spot on with these descriptions.
Aquarius Male on June 24, 2020:
So I just started talking to this pisces guy(couple weeks) and even tho he’s sexy, idk if I was necessarily swoon by him in our first encounter but then again I’m a huge flirt and he was one of many I flirted with that day. So the other day we linked up and had sex and it was AMAZING. So we did it again, and again, and again. Knockouts every time.
The dissonance didn’t come until today when we decided to hang out without sex. We could hardly develop or maintain a conversation. I felt like he was annoyed by everything I was saying and doing, which made me irritable and silent for a while. Eventually the uneasiness dissipated and there was less tension but still no bliss. He says he doesn’t want this relationship to be about sex but something more serious, and although I’m a flirt, I concur. However, we are more cohesive in bed then in an intellectual setting. Now I feel some type of way because idk if I’m being too quick with my analysis of this relationship or if I’m looking at a warning sign and choosing to ignore it. I like him a lot when we are in that lovers trance thing (being flirty to each other, speaking romantically,etc) but idk if our personalities will mesh well outside of the honeymoon phase
M. on June 03, 2020:
I dated a Pisces guy for about two years and everything was amazing. It was almost love at first sight and things flowed so easily between us... Until the relationship became sour as he tried to mute my opinions and feelings that differed from his own.
I beared with it because I believed it to be a bad phase, since it started halfway through the relationship. But then a friend found out he had opened a porn account (as in he was the one doing the porn) without eve saying anything and she called it out to me. I couldn't believe at first, because he knew how I felt about this kind of stuff and he told me I shouldn't have known about it.
That brought down any trust I had on him and as much I love him, a relationship without trust is a no-no and all the emotional damage I have been withstanding through the past year just collapsed in huge burst of sadness. I couldn't even manage to feel angry (not sure if it is an Aquarius trait or just me, I hardly get angry and go straight to the sadness part).
I broke up with him and as I heal from the break up and get to recompose who I truly am, I come to realise the emotional abuse I went through and find the last bit of this article extremely important.
At some point in our relationship he became manipulative. We were in an exclusive relationship, but I constantly found myself forced to open it little by little and if he couldn't force me to agree with his point he would just shove me off, block me out and do as he liked, since I wouldn't know...
Naura on May 07, 2020:
I'm a pisces and as a pisces I am very emotional. I was googling 'why pisces hate aquarius' but i stumbled upon this lol. It's hard for me since i'm emotional and aquarius is the opposite of that. I also don't know why but I always stumble upon Aquarian men and I think I kinda have a love-hate feeling for them. The sex is great, good chemistry, it's just the emotional part is hard for me. Feels like I can't be myself.
No name Aquarius male on May 06, 2020:
Me (Aquarius Male) and my wife (Pisces Female) of three years married...9 years total... Just had a bad altercation almost to the point were I wanted to divorce...But I just had to talk and think for awhile (5mins) lol... Now I'm rapped tight around her in bed sound asleep
Clare.Dolores on April 18, 2020:
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Krushal72 on March 25, 2020:
I'm an aquarius and she is a pisces, I've never loved someone the way I love her, from the first time I saw her. Reading this article, it is so true. I wouldn't give up my pisces for the world. She is my strength, my rock, my everything, she is my Sunshine.
portia on February 25, 2020:
am currently dating a Pisces and am an Aquarius at first i though we were not a good match .... but to be honest Pisces are great people even though they so emotional .... but we get along very well even though we still getting to know one another just Aquarius can be stubborn and very hard at times but his so calm and sweet and a bad lair lol we have a long way to go but hope the universe keep us together because of the strong attraction that is between Pisces and Aquarius love all the comments about Pisces and Aquarius ..... love it
Krista on February 15, 2020:
Brilliant and truthful words! (I’m a Pisces and my very handsome love interest is an Aquarius) spot on in my opinion!
Diana on November 26, 2019:
This article is spot on. I’m a Pisces woman and have been madly in love with my Aquarius man for the past 8 years. It was love at first sight and the chemistry between us is magical and one of a kind.
Cynthia DeBriae on November 02, 2019:
51 years married, dated two years prior to marriage. We shared everything, had a great life. He has been gone a 22 months now. The best part of me is gone. We were truly one. I miss him every day. By faith I do believe we will meet again. We were the best of friends.
Catrina on September 23, 2019:
I was with a Gemini before and I was deeply sad but the only thing that helped me was my crush who was an Aquarius. I’m with him now and I gotta admit all these statements are so true
Cat on September 01, 2019:
My god. My first bf was Scorpio, and l was obsessed with him for years. Only thing that broke me out of it was a mad crush on a pisces boy. We liked each other from a distance for years and then I had a mental health breakdown, let him go, and am trying to date fresh with strangers. I’m just amazed how clearly this dictated that part of my life.
gabby on June 18, 2019:
i think that aquarius and pisces are a good couple i am with an aquarius and its just so amazing how we share so many great things together and its just such an amazing feeling being with this person that i thought was not going to be my match until i got to really know him personally and the great things about him.
Tor on June 10, 2019:
Nice stories from soo many, i am pisces at 31 and (ugh..god) its tough. Just finding myself. Cheers
tammy on May 12, 2019:
I'm an Aquarius and it's my first time dating a pisces. The first time we met, I can remember him telling me that we click. We communicate so well. I hate to say it, but I really do like this guy a lot
Love on April 08, 2019:
Wow I am looking at all these comments n it makes me feel sum kinda way I am an Aquarius dating a Pisces for 1 n 4 months now I look at sum of the way u guys talk about ur partner n I feel the same way my Pisces wowed me from the very first time we met one of the first thing I fall for was his eyes n it still have me to this day I am smiling just by saying it we or two strong opinionated individuals but we luv each other sooooo much we try to end things a few times but just can't stay away from each other I really think he is my match he tells me so much things about myself that it just have me thinking like how can he knows me better then ik myself many times I feel like giving up but he has my heart n I have his I now know that we can make it just needs to compromise more n understand each other more I am cumin out of a 15 years relationship n to meet him sum times I feel I am moving too fast but I don't want to lose him so I am just goin to try n work on myself n we aquariums luv to be free n have our own way but don't always end up in a gud way so I am going to work more at this because he is really a gud person
Sdipak on March 30, 2019:
I am D pisces n my life partner, lover is S aquarius..(i think not matters zodiacs in real love)we lived togethe in true holy, & happiest also blessed love relationsheep..beautiful love relationsheep from more than 2 years..without problem n without arguements...we infinitely love each other. we r getting married very very soon.
My nice partner is so beautiful, & understanding, smart, lovable to me.
So i am 101%sure we will live and love together to each other till our last breath..only because of..between us going on pure kind love,we trust each other with freeness, we cant live without each other. Cause we know one comon thing that, our LOVE & LIFE, WE GOT ONLY ONCE..it is never never again. So we are loved each other so much..no matter cast, no matter languege no matter state, also not matter career...whatever, love is before than all..because of ..
LOVE IS ALWAYS GREAT and it is never dies. The point of article is the aquarius & piesces is not good but best zodiac forver..i guaranteed from my side.
Thank you very very much about..u get chanced me.
GOD bless all.
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on January 02, 2019:
Aquarius and Pisces are a beautiful match. One of my favorites.
X on October 25, 2018:
As an Aquarian whose first great love was a Scorpio (wow) and second great love was a Capricorn (ugh...lol) and who is currently head over heels for a Pisces...all I can say is...SPOT ON!!! Bravo...
Leila on August 30, 2018:
Good point. I'm Pisces married with an Aquarius for 47 years. We got married in 1971 after 28 days we were introduced by a friend.
Lo on July 01, 2018:
Question for the author: Do you think Scorpio that has reached Phoenix is a better match for Aquarius or Pisces?
Dualia on June 21, 2018:
When I was 16 was in a relationship with a 21 year old male Pisces. We meet in the theater playhouse. We were together for about 2 years but the last 6 months were on again off again so closer to a 1 year and 6 months. He was incredibly sweet and open with me. I fell for him so slowly because I was afraid of how much I liked him but he fell for me quite quickly. We had good and bad days together. Our bad days were mainly my fault because being emotionally vulnerable is sometimes hard for an Aquarius. Some days my feelings for him became too much for my little aqua brain to handle so I'd become distant and he'd be hurt but he never complained. It kind of went wrong when I started to feel like I losing too much of myself in the relationship. Being a rebellious Aquarius I would play hot and cold. I wanted him but at the same time I wanted be free of him so I could be my regular free spirited self. I did not know how to express this to him at the time, instead I'd just ignore his calls or texts whenever he wanted to ask me out on a date. Later I'd want him again but I did not want to be the one to text or call first ESPECIALLY after having ignored him for a few days. I would do stupid stuff when my Pisces was around like hug and laugh affectionately with other guy friends to make him jealous or I would post pictures with friends on social media just so he would call me or text me first. Usually he was upset and wanted to know who these people were. I'd tell him to calm down and that they were just some friends and that I was glad he called I'd missed him and that he should stop being so jealous because I only wanted him. The poor guy was so sweet and would apologize about getting upset and being jealous when in REALITY I was basically being manipulative and screwed our relationship up because I didn't know how to be open and honest. Man was I a dumb ass back then. Anyways flash forward and I'm still playing this same game with him hot n' cold with a side of manipulation and finally my Pieces speaks up and confronts me on my bullshit. He said he liked me for a really long time and he was pretty sure I felt the same way. and he'd been working up the courage to say he loved me because at this point he couldn't stop saying it in his head. And then he said I kept playing hot and cold with him and it was breaking his heart. He finished with saying that I didn't have to respond to him right then but he just needed me to know that I couldn't keep playing mind games with him. If did keep playing games and couldn't be real with him then he would have to end things with me. I remember hearing that like it was yesterday. I think it's pretty rare an Aqua get sized up like that and told abut themselves. I think about him all the time and can't help but feel that had I been more mature I could have given him what he needed but in the end ever after our conversation I still broke his heart. It eats away at me to this day because he was so sweet and open and Aqua's have the ability to see straight through people and read their minds and it's pretty rare Aquas meets someone like Pisces who are just pure and dreamy and not hurt or scared by the world. They're so hopeful and idealistic it kind of inspires Aqua's hope for humanity.
Annelise from copenhagen Denmark on June 11, 2018:
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Sam on June 10, 2018:
I think that Pisces and Aquarius are compatible in love!
Lara on June 07, 2018:
I'm Pisces and my liver is Aquarius and we get along well! We are living together about 24 years and we've never had an argument!
Ariel on May 22, 2018:
Pisces come from Neptune not Venus
Nadia on May 13, 2018:
This is beautiful... there is truth in it...