Andrea loves to write about the zodiac and research astrological compatibility. She's been an online writer for over five years.
Fire Meets Wind
Aquarius and Sagittarius are the last wind and fire signs of the zodiac—Sagittarius is the 9th house, and Aquarius is the 11th. Wind 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.
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 softer and more chill . . . and often a little more eccentric as well.
Nov 22–Dec 22
Jan 20–Feb 18
Saturn and Uranus
Aquarius and Sagittarius Compatibility
These signs are both freedom seekers; they are open to reality and sharply intelligent. What is nice about Sagittarius is it has natural leader qualities from being a fire sign. Aquarius will appreciate that energy, as it helps bring out Aquarius' rebellious, quirky nature. Sagittarius has a yang-like quality where Aquarius is its yin.
Aquarius will enjoy trying to unmask Sagittarius, who can wear different faces in front of others and 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 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. 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 stay 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 its wild-card.
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 abuse us. Sagittarius will find that Aquarius will be gentle with them, and they don't have anything to fear. Sagittarius needs to remove its mask and allow its emotions to surface. Letting your guard down will help the relationship, as Aquarius requires its partner to be authentic. It craves the removal of that mask and will reward it with trust and devotion.
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 it. A held-back Aquarius is playing with fire. It needs to express itself. Sagittarius has great focus as the archer; it is the philosophical centaur. Among all the bright stars, 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 and not inflate their ego beyond reason.
Aquarius would 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 the 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. Its lesson on love is greatness, not a puny, deformed version of love. Aquarius is a highly spiritual sign. It wants 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.
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 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
- Making spending time together a priority.
- Discuss anything and everything you feel is important.
- Have long conversations over coffee or tea.
- Focus on music, poetry, and creative expression to get your abstract brains going.
- Treat your partner as you want to be treated.
- 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 like adventure is just around the corner). 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.
© 2017 Andrea Lawrence
honey butter baby on September 09, 2020:
i'm sag and my ex/kinda is a Aquarius. OMG.. the ups and downs we have are crazy. no matter what, for the pass 4.8 years we cant let each other go for anything. i've tried to move on SEVERAL times but i still end up with him, its crazy after reading this because i never took the time before to even think about our zodiac. i can feel him when he is not around, i miss him like crazy even when im mad, when we are together it feels like a fairy tale and i never want it to end but when we separate its hell and i get irritated from missing him.
No one you know :) on August 14, 2020:
I’m married and I’m Aquarius I always thought I’d be with my husband but my male bf from HS just reappeared and I fell in love with him too! I can hardly control myself Can’t stop thinking about him I want both their babies hahahah! Lord help us!
Starchild20 on July 31, 2020:
PG on June 20, 2020:
TM is my Sagittarius I love you Sweetheart :')
TM on June 20, 2020:
My boyfriend of a year and 4 months is an Aquarius and I'm a Sagittarius I love him hell I didn't even think love was meant for me but now I'm starting to believe it is meant for everyone the first place to start is in yourself if you love yourself it will make it easier to b love. I think my boyfriend is incredible he likes to play games and watch movies and I like to go b adventurous and outgoing but that doesn't matter you find a way to compromise if you really love someone. I am also older il admit that the age was a big thing for me to overcome like he ran after me for 9 months I was like Jesus this boy but now I wouldn't change anything about us or our interests or anything about how we got together ...
PG on June 19, 2020:
I'm Aquarius and autistic and I'm 5ft 6 25 years old and my girlfriend of a year and 4 months is a Sagittarius and she also is autistic she's 4ft 7 and 27 years old she loves exercising while I love playing computer games were different in our hobbies but we love the same foods we have the same laugh we have the same sense of humour and were inseparable even in the middle of this pandemic I spent £500 a month ago just to get a phone with a front facing camera to be able to talk to her and see her face because she told me she missed me truth be told I missed her too I used to run away from relationships because I was afraid I'd never be enough for anyone further down the road, with my girlfriend now I don't feel that way I'm not afraid of that anymore I love all 4ft and 7 inches of her
igo on June 17, 2020:
I'm a Sagittarius and i'm so quickly falling in love with Aquarius girl after a month's chatting. i don't know her face but my heart seem choose her. At the same time, I'm afraid to be hurt, but I do want her and want to start living together. The problem is her past hunting her. She doesn't believe that I can easily fall in love with her without even see her face. It's difficult to convince her. What should I do..
Kiara Eversley on June 07, 2020:
I am a Sagittarius and i have falling in love with a 26 year Aquarius. I am older but to me age is just a number. He makes me feel sooooo different than what i ever felt before. I am a hot head and he molds me, calms me down when i get upset. I’ve never had that before. We are rocky right now bc of his past but i do have faith that we will get back on good terms and stick it out.
Deserie A.Amit on June 02, 2020:
I am Sagittarius and my husband is Aquarius it's true no matter what problems comes on me my husband always been comfort on me…and he always be with me…And Age gap it doesn't matter As long as u love it's other …I'm so proud i have husband older than me ………
Amanda on April 08, 2020:
I have been seeing a Aquarius man who is younger than me and I’m a Sagittarius for about 6 months. The sex is amazing. Like I can’t even think straight when he is around me. We did have a rocky few weeks but over came that. I do not question him at all,but he chooses to tell me everything. I really do like him a lot. I would like it to be more than what we have now but I don’t want to come off pushy or end up losing him. I also don’t want to lose myself in the process.. I don’t know what I should do.
Anon on April 02, 2020:
This is weird I fell in love with a Sagittarius..not a little but a lot. I have a gentleman friend I’ve been with on and off for years. Rather be with my Sag...so smart and sexy. I’m doomed.
Willowsnow on April 01, 2020:
I never felt the emotion of love. Infatuation sure, but never this feeling that I'm actually breathing and alive. I'm a trans aquarius woman, and I fell in love with a trans Sagittarius woman. It's been nearly 5 months and we already have plans tomove in together (when covid finishes its spree). Every person I thought I had loved left me sick and weeping, so i closed myself off. But with my Sagittarius... Everything is opened up. I'm inspired, writing poetry, stories, and campaigns. Everything feels like a fairy tale when I'm with them. We're both very logical about it and weighed all the pros and cons. (When we met, I was dating a scorpio. 0/10, never again.) I don't need to hide my eccentricities anymore! It feels like anything I do they'll support me. I know I'm essentially reciting this article word for word, but that's because it's so true. It's like I've found the Gomez to my Morticia.
a person in the world on March 31, 2020:
I'm an Aquarius, and I have fallen in love with a male Sagittarius but I have no idea how to hit it off with him but I don't want to be seen as coming down on him and I don't know his sexuality so I don't wanna be a creep.
Sag Girl on March 25, 2020:
I am a sag and I recently fell madly in love with an Aquarius man. I am married and he is married. I have never felt anything like this before. I can't stop thinking about him. Nobody or nothing has never been able to bring me down and this guys did it. I am willing to wait for him as long as it takes because I love him deeply. Something about him makes me crazy for him. Everything in the article is so accurate for both signs.
Sag woman on March 24, 2020:
I don't know if this is even a Godly advice, so may God guide us here.
#1. Be quiet. Still your mind. Quiet your soul. Fast and pray. Seek to find God's answers by reading the Bible. Whatever it is, be obedient to God for oin obedience comes blessings. Do not listen to your emotions yet, for the heart is deceitful.
#2. You said she's getting married in 3 months time, but you're seeing each other. Obviously, she's not devoted to the other person. That's already infidelity. It would be unfair for the husband to be if she's seeing you, thinking of you also. A mistake will not correct another mistake.
#3. You mentiones that you got her pregnant before you married another person. So this means you have a child together. The child needs you, as the real father. The child would be confused seeing his biological parents in love but the mother being married to another man. Highly suggest she doesn't marry the man.
#4. You're married to someone who's now in jail. Stop having pity on her, first off you're seeing your ex already, that's another infidelity. Be honest with her, let her go, and pray for her. Give her a Bible. She's gonna need all the strength to bear what she's about to go through, again.
#5. You've both committed infidelity to each of your partners, let them go.
#6. She's not going to get married in 3 months time because of the corona virus. You need to both decide if you really want to stay together, pray for God's will over your relationship, and guidance. For no one can separate what God has put together.
Lane on March 24, 2020:
I am Aquarius Woman, who secretly falling in love with an 28 years old Sagitarrius MAn=)
Aquariuslover on March 17, 2020:
I am a aquarius woman who is madly in love with a sagittarius woman we have been in each others lives for 6 years 4 and a half of those together as a couple we hit it off from the start things moved super quick and i feel in love seriously like a love i had never even imagined i wasnt even looking for love it just happened when neither of us was looking for it well everyday passing i feel in love more and more and never dreamed of something so real she totally babied me we worked together rode to work together and spent ever second of everyday together 24/8 it was amazing we planned a family and u know relationships has ups and downs she became pregnant and i was wanting to be the family man but i went to drugs and if that wasnt enough i ended our 4 and a half year relationship and married a pisces 2 weeks later i have stayed on drugs badly for the past 2 years but shes all i ever think of need want like i cant live my life until i have her back like my day to day life is stuck in a robot motion that my soul is teuly dead til i have her in my arms again well today is march 18, 2020 and i have been 13 days sober and we started trying things again im back home with the love of my life and want nothing more than to remain here but there is 2 major problems shes getting married in 3 months and plus im still married to someone who has been in jail for the past year i know that my sagittarius woman is my twin love my soulmate and i dont know where or what we need to do to become what we was and share the dreams and goals we had before or even if i havent hurt her so badly that we can even make this work for the sake of our lives *Desperate for us to have forever until the end of never together please some advice
Mitch on March 14, 2020:
You are a modern genius — exactly what I wanted to hear.
Fan his fire on March 03, 2020:
I love my sagg
Aquarius girl on March 01, 2020:
Im an Aquarius girl falling for a sag girl and this article perfectly describes our relationship and I have never felt so right with someone and we really click so well which is something ive been searching for for so long. The thing is, we live in a community (religion based) that does not support same sex couples and I'm pretty sure she's veryyy straight, but it feels like we have chemistry and I am prettyy self aware and know if Im being delusional. I don't know if its just her manner, but she acts like she reciprocates the feelings but I am 99% sure she is straight... We have great friend chemistry, but it feels overwhelmingly like more than that the way we are around eachother and stuff. I have never had someone balance me out so well and I find her so attractive. Based on knowledge of Sag girls, does anyone have any advice or insight on what might be going on in her mind, because man im getting mixed signals but at the same time we are bonding so well. Also, say in the unlikely event that she is into girls, I know personally how hard it would be for her to come to terms with that based on her and how we have grown up religiously because I have struggled with it my whole life as I am a deep believer in my religion.
Fire In My Air on February 11, 2020:
I’m an Aquarius male, who until about six months ago, was married to an Aires for about four years, ten years on the whole. For the last 2.5 years, I’ve harbored a light to moderate crush on a woman who I met at work. It felt magnetized, confusing, and frustrating. I tried everything - tried ignoring it, tried pretending it wasn’t real, I tried rationalizing it - but nothing worked. The attraction was always there. In a particularly weak moment of my marriage, I kissed this woman, and my entire world and everything I thought I knew about it changed. Within a week I informed my wife; within two weeks she had moved out; within a month she filed for divorce. The whole time me and this second woman feel deeply, quickly, and madly in love, in the more pure and natural way, on a level unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. We’re six months into our new lives together, and I couldn’t be happier. Turns out she’s a Sagittarius. As a natural skeptic (of course), I always dismissed astrology as kooky, simplified generalities, but after this experience and reading into the signs to understand this new journey of my life, it’s so incredibly clear how real the connection and the love between these two signs are. She’s my soul mate, and I’m so lucky to have had the courage, conviction, and imagination to pursue this.
Jennaandearnest2020 on January 19, 2020:
Jennaandearnest2020 on January 19, 2020:
I am a Sagittarius woman deeply in love with an aquarius man. I have never felt this before so deep in my soul. He is the only thing that gets me going. I spend hours wanting him. He's all there is in the world to me. There is no one else. Adventures are our thing. We understand that about each other. Sexy and amazing.
Latoya love on January 08, 2020:
Im aquarius and ive been seen sagittarius. Everything seems to be goin great but he pulls away from me.
Anonymous writer on December 10, 2019:
I (Aquarius) was just curious to see mine snd my partners (Sagittarius) compatibility so I looked it up and found this article. . So I can tell you I am very “I know what I want when I want “ and plan every single detail where as my Sagittarius partner goes with the flow and doesn’t plan anything so I think that make us a good match as well if I were to add anything to this article:)
Aquarius Woman married to Sagittarius Man on November 22, 2019:
I was chuckling reading this whole article because it describes my marriage to the last detail. We have a lot of love and laughter amongst us. We have each other's back 100%. Aquarius can be a know it all because we know it all but Sagittarius has wisdom thata worth listening to...we make a great team.
He’s my sweet Sagittarius on November 15, 2019:
I’m an Aquarius woman that’s getting to know a Sagittarius man. I caught his eyes and he’s already moving forward with me such as having feelings, him liking me, wanting to meet my parents, being intimate within 2 weeks of us talking. He’s not cocky nor competitive, he’s a sweetheart and a joker. He has told me he won’t leave me because he feels I’m worth it to him. He has doubts and is worried I’d leave him but I won’t, I admire a man that’s dedicated to his woman.
Zerlina Allen on November 15, 2019:
I am aquarius born and i recently met a sagittarius man whome i feel very physically and romantic attracted to, my problem is that i am older which he says is just a number, he also claims to be very attracted to me but i am still cautious because of the age difference i am nuts for him
I am a Sagittarius on November 15, 2019:
I do have feelings for an Aquarius man but I am not sure if he shares the mutual feelings for me... because all we have a good relation of friendship till today...and the above traits mentioned is all that he gives me...that's why I like the way he is...
aquariusgirl on November 12, 2019:
im so terribly in love with a sagittarius man. hes my soulmate
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on October 30, 2019:
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on October 30, 2019:
You sound really resentful. You need to check yourself and sort out why you're so angry. There are many tools online that can help you to better understand your thoughts.
Peen peen on October 24, 2019:
I jus met an aquarius and think im falling for her already
Ricky Martin on October 18, 2019:
I'll go Sagittarius will she choose a shit about coming and not show up to and they're late to everything me and I'm an Aquarius and my best friends are sad we've been friends for 25 years and to tell you the truth he don't bring that weirdness out of me I'll bring the weirdness out of him every time he gets around me he won't show it to everybody else he awake just just me and him he'll get so fucking weird
Aquarius on September 20, 2019:
Am dating a Sagittarius guy
I now understand why he's not tired of my urge for attention and wouldn't even do anything that can push me away
Manny on September 17, 2019:
I'm a sagittarius and met a aquarius woman and we been dating for 2 weeks now I'm so in love with her i never felt this kind of love in a very long time we love everything about each other and never have a dull moment honestly i really live her,but i know its too soon to tell her but i feel she knows that i have been married for 20 years with a libra but after she cheated on me that was the end for me,but found this woman whom is a aquarius and she is so different she puts my heart on fire..
Beverly on September 10, 2019:
I'm Aquarius Female the first time i meet a Sagittarius male it was an instant attraction.i didn't understand what was happening to me.it was so electrfying and Different that i just wouldn't want it to ever end
Claire on August 26, 2019:
I’m an Aquarius and I’m talking to a Sagittarius and I hope things go well. We like each other a lot right now.
Rae on August 25, 2019:
I’m a Sagittarius ♐️ who fell in love with an Aquarius but I’d have to say I’m the talker the one who learns on life he’s the more analytical thinker and definitely a listener and socially awkward until he gets to know people I’m observant on body language and tones and vibes so if I get a good vibe I’m comfortable
Ghost on July 25, 2019:
I'm an Aquarius deeply in love with a Sagittarius
Sagittarius on July 15, 2019:
I'm a sag girl and i really like this aquarius boy. We've been great friends for a few months, and recently I found out that he likes me too. Both of us (him in particular) are terrible at expressing emotions, but we've been flirting in this very tentative, best friendy sort of way. We hang out together all the time and are really close. A few weeks ago he started completely ignoring me, no explanation given, but when my friend . noticed and asked him about it he came right back. Aquarians are detached like that- I'm not sure he even noticed that we had stopped hanging out. Anyway, i haven't seen him recently but will soon.
Chareex on June 12, 2019:
I am an Aquarius. I am in love with a Saggitarius I have known my entire life. It has always been a crush, but the last time he visited he had a gf of 3 months back home and we really connected more than ever while he was here, thats when i fell for him. He was awesome with my 2 year old daughter too. We didnt do anything, though we both wanted to, because he is faithful, which i admired even more. He said he wish we werent so far apart and he has had a thing for me too. when he left i was devastated and it felt like my heart had shattered. Now he is back with his girlfriend for past 2 weeks and we havent spoken, but i cant stop thinking about him. He made me believe in soul mates. I feel the urge to wait for him still. Idk if i should say or do anything else. He knows how i feel. She is a Leo if that matters but he said he didnt know if he could trust her. She was promiscuous before they became exclusive.
Breeze on May 29, 2019:
I am a Aquarius female I been seeing a Sagittarius. I have never experienced anything like it. There is never a dull moment. He satisfies me mentally and physically. This article is 100% accurate it confirmed all that I’ve been experiencing!!
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on May 23, 2019:
Look for things fun and exciting to do -- then invite to go to those places.
Kyle on May 10, 2019:
Im an aquarius guy, recently met this sagittarius girl and wow has it has been amazing since day 1. Our chemistry is off the charts and its such a great experience. The compatibility on this is no joke. Truly blessed.
Someone on May 04, 2019:
Im Aquarius and I have a huge crush on a Sagittarius girl what is the best thing I should do to get her to like me...if she doesn’t
No namw on April 25, 2019:
I have a crush on Sagittarius girl so I came here to check hehe
Wolf on March 29, 2019:
Im a Aquarius and im daiting a Sagittarius male we have been together for one and a half year
Zoe Griffin on March 19, 2019:
I’m a Sagittarius female dating an Aquarius male , we’ve only been together two weeks, but he’s so amazing, the way he speaks to me and his messages, make me go weak at the knees , I’ve never known anything like this!!! Long may it continue I’m so happy! The universe has finally answered my prayers, love and light X
Henshaw on March 14, 2019:
Am Sagittarius and my girl is Aquarius, we are both going well, love each other always
Cindy on October 11, 2018:
I'm an Aquarius deeply attracted to a Scorpio (mutual ...although we have been on and off for over 1 year). A Sagittarius has come into my life more recently. I'm just so confused. They feel so different. .One so Stormy and captivating...the other so breezy and natural.
That being said I have a Virgo ex with whom I shared 3 years of my life and it felt like lightning. He has remained in my life though I am sure I no longer share any feelings. Occasionally, I remember this.
I just need guidance. I need to understand all this.
Yannie on September 22, 2018:
I’m an Aquarius married to a sagittarius Woman and you nailed this article everything in Aquarius and saggies compatibly!!!! Well written and very accurate!!!
Christina on July 02, 2018:
I am a female Aquarius interested in a male Sagittaruis man , should i pursue him ?
N on June 11, 2018:
Fire burns in air but it also pollute the air with smokes!
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on April 06, 2018:
Always love to hear these hubs I write are accurate. I hope things go well for you in your ventures with love.
Rayla Thomas on April 06, 2018:
I can’t say enough how true this. This paragraph is spot on facts of a Sagittarius-Aquarius relationship. I’m a Sagittarius and my first love is an Aquarius. I am so drawn to him and to everything that he does. He doesn’t talk or express his emotions but I love it. He’s so smart and beyond intelligent and just so spiritual. He amazes me with what he thinks about and we believe we are each other’s soul mate. Thank you for this.
Andrea Lawrence (author) from Chicago on January 14, 2017:
Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on January 14, 2017: