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Why Sagittarius and Aquarius Fall in Love (and Stay in Love)

Andrea writes on various topics from dating, couples, astrology, weddings, interior design, and gardens. She studied film and writing.

Where fire and air meet, there are sure to be sparks. Read on to find out what makes Aquarius and Sagittarius such a perfect match.

Where fire and air meet, there are sure to be sparks. Read on to find out what makes Aquarius and Sagittarius such a perfect match.

Fire Meets Air

Aquarius and Sagittarius are the last air and fire signs of the zodiac — Sagittarius is the 9th house, and Aquarius is the 11th. Air signs and fire signs find a certain amount of innate comfort in each other. They push each other in the right direction and inspire one another. They’re action-oriented and creative.

Sagittarius and Aquarius also get along partly because they are both in the latter half of the zodiac. Whereas the first few signs in the zodiac have a lot of bravado, aggression, and impatience, the second half of the zodiac is calmer, slower to act, and sweeter . . . and they’re often more eccentric.


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Saturn and Uranus

9th House

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Aquarius and Sagittarius Compatibility

The two signs are both freedom seekers; they are open to reality and sharply intelligent. What is nice about Sagittarius is they have natural leadership qualities as a fire sign. Aquarius will appreciate that about them: Sagittarius brings out Aquarius’ rebellious, quirky nature.

Aquarius will enjoy trying to unmask Sagittarius, who can wear different disguises, whether in front of others or in private. They are both charismatic personalities, and both will appreciate that they have a wide circle of friends.

Their Energies Align Harmoniously

These signs can pick up things with each other in a split second. They feed off one another in a positive way — Sagittarius stays chill and doesn’t disrupt Aquarius. Sagittarius keeps a good, healthy tempo for Aquarius, who has an incredibly soulful, musical way of being that needs equal parts freedom and devotion. Aquarius will be a great protector for Sagittarius — a sign that is often taken advantage of (this is partly why Sagittarius tends to wear a mask).

Sagittarius’ temperament is similar to Aquarius’. They both want to have fun, they both want to think, and they both are looking for a higher reality. There’s a lot of flexibility and malleability here. They are sensitive to each other and know how to brighten each other with tiny details.

They Balance Devotion and Independence

Sagittarius has the focus Aquarius wants—Aquarius is looking for a devoted, loyal, and respectful partner. Aquarius doesn't want someone who clings to them, who doesn't allow them to have freedom or accuses and judges them.

This is a natural connection. Sagittarius allows Aquarius to be what it wants to be. Neither has to push and pull on the other to make things happen. They want to be healthy, balanced, and open-minded.

They Deeply Appreciate Each Other's Company

Sagittarius likes and is very flattered by being Aquarius' shoulder to cry on, think on, and make out with. Sagittarius knows how to raise an eyebrow and flirt in a way that invites Aquarius in a comfortable, yet desirable manner.

It's a match that honestly is going to work well for both. They understand each other in a way that other signs might not; Aquarius brings in the fullness of ideas, and Sagittarius helps ignite it with their randomness.

Aquarius and Sagittarius Intimacy

Aquarius and Sagittarius have notorious commitment issues. They often come together for short-term romances. Part of the reason why this pairing tends to have brief relationships is that they have a strong physical connection, but they’re both so freedom-seeking that neither really forces a commitment. They come together organically, and if they stay together it happens organically.

So what is their physical relationship like? It’s fun, carefree, and anything goes. Sagittarius is spontaneous and a wildcard. Aquarius is experimental and wants to try something new with every encounter. These two get excited when they’re together because they know they’ll learn a lot from each other. Both crave knowledge. Both can be sapiosexual.

Both people aren’t very serious, and they can be playful without getting too attached. They can experiment with each other and not feel judged. A relationship between these two is often held in secret. They both crave electricity. They want sparks. They jet when things get dull.

Aquarius and Sagittarius are really good at what they do. They can set aside their egos to have fun. For their physical meetups: you don’t have to have a need to express a long emotional confession, you don’t have to compliment your partner again and again to get their ego excited, and you don’t have to have elaborate dates. This match just requires creativity.

If the creativity and mental connection is addictive enough, this pair has more of a chance of congealing for the long term. They really do like having fun together behind closed doors; it’s just hard to tell with these two if they’re headed in the same direction.

Tips for Making This Match Work

Be Vulnerable With Each Other

I encourage these two to be more vulnerable. We hide our real emotions when we are afraid of what people will see or how they might react. Sagittarius will find that Aquarius will be gentle with them, and they don’t have anything to fear.

Sagittarius needs to remove their mask and allow their emotions to rise to the surface. Letting your guard down will help the relationship, as Aquarius requires their partner to be authentic.

Embrace Each Other's Weird Sides

Aquarius needs to be comfortable being as weird as possible — this helps with vulnerability. Aquarius is constantly absorbing emotions as the water-bearer — and being weird helps release those emotions.

Aquarius can get clogged and overwhelmed by pent-up energy. They need to express themselves. Sagittarius has great focus as the archer; they are the philosophical centaur. Sagittarius has a strong desire to find someone truly intelligent and intellectually stimulating.

Dote on Each Other

Sagittarius likes to be flattered and having the Aquarius around as a beautiful, intelligent, and unique soul is a major compliment. Aquarius will do well to dote on Sagittarius from time to time (and vice versa!). Just remember to help them be humble. Don’t inflate your partner’s ego beyond reason.

Aquarius will be well pampered by the Sagittarius, who really wants the best for themself and their partner.

How to Maintain a Sagittarius-Aquarius Relationship

Centaurs are known as astronomers and astrologers. Sagittarius wants to be seen as skillful, not amateur. This is why they pride themselves so much on education and finesse. They want to be seen as refined. They believe in having nice things or at least having refined tastes. They feel this is a way to show love. Sagittarius really can get starstruck by the Aquarius and its wide range of capabilities.

Sagittarius is looking for a good hunt. It doesn’t want to settle for anything less. If they believe it is worthwhile, Sagittarius will put a lot of energy into pursuing Aquarius. After all, the archer finds the hunt exciting. And as Sagittarius’ prey, Aquarius can expect to be showered with love and devotion.

Sagittarius encourages us to go for greatness. Their lesson on love is greatness, not a puny, deformed version of love. Aquarius is a highly spiritual sign. They want to roam, to explore wild ideas, so being in a relationship built on understanding and acceptance is critical. Luckily, Sagittarius can handle this, and Aquarius will appreciate having so much room to explore.

Find out how to ignite—and maintain—the spark between you and your partner.

Find out how to ignite—and maintain—the spark between you and your partner.

How to Get on the Same Page as Your Partner

These two are so open-minded that commitment might not be the first word to pop in their brains. They need to explore each other and be conscious of the idea for a while before rushing into complete commitment. They want to see that you can be loyal before putting a title or ring on it. They want to give you that option . . . and test it out.

So if you want a long-term relationship, keep at it. Don't force it—let it come up naturally. Don't be afraid to speak about your desires, but make sure to be courteous. Even if you decide to just be friends, there is great value in this. Stay connected and look for how you can create a long-lasting, healthy connection.

If you want to see sparks, spend time together one-on-one, try exploring your emotions through creativity, try new things together, and throw in some candlelit dinners. Make your romance conscious and active. Flirt, serenade, smile, wink, and don't be afraid to put yourself out there.

6 Ways to Show Your Partner You Care

  1. Make spending time together a priority.
  2. Discuss anything and everything you feel is important.
  3. Have long conversations over coffee or tea.
  4. Focus on music, poetry, and creative expression to get your abstract brains going.
  5. Treat your partner as you want to be treated.
  6. Spend time complimenting and doting on each other.

What a Sagittarius Wants:

This sign wants to date someone awesome—a worthy partner with whom they can grow and learn throughout life. Sagittarius wants someone they can show their real side to, someone they can pamper, someone who has their crap together, someone who they have pride in, someone with a sense of humor, someone who will pamper them, someone romantic and endearing, someone who feels like home. They also want compassion, wit, good conversation, aesthetics, pleasure, variety, fun, mystery, and warmth.

What an Aquarius Wants:

This sign wants to date someone who accepts them — a loyal partner who will be free of judgment. Aquarius wants someone who is deeply interested in them; an open-minded partner to play their games, someone who is authentic, someone who can make them feel comfortable (yet also likes adventures). Aquarius wants someone who inspires them, holds them, pursues them, communicates well, initiates — someone who is consistent and inquisitive, spontaneous yet secure. They also want devotion, variety, honesty, unwavering love, acceptance, dreams, truth, and integrity.

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.

© 2017 Andrea Lawrence