Aquarius: character traits
Aquarius (January 21 to February 19) is ruled by the planet Uranus, known for its disturbances and changes. Aquarians reflect this chaotic energy: they are unconventional, individualistic, introspective and idealistic.
Symbolized by the water carrier, an Aquarius moves up and down in life in search of new people and experiences. Aquarians are best known for knowing everyone. Aquarians connect effortlessly with people from all walks of life, and they typically view these relationships as rich opportunities to gain a new perspective on life or a chance to help someone in need. An Aquarius’ ability to relate to people, as well as their natural curiosity, means they are sometimes seen as eccentric.
An Aquarius is also opinionated and analytical. Combine their many experiences with their almost compulsive consumption of art and literature, and you have a person with lots of opinions and ideas. When an Aquarius takes a stand on something they’ve learned, they’re happy to talk about it.
If Aquarius isn’t at their best, they can be stubborn and difficult. Sometimes this means he outright refuses to consider other points of view, and he may fear being contradicted as his credibility is under attack. This refusal to see reason can prevent Aquarians from communicating.
Like air, Aquarians do not have a single, clear form. While some Aquarians are calm and gentle, others are rambunctious and energetic. That said, even these two types of people share the same inner qualities.
For one thing, Aquarius likes to spend time deep in thought, especially when it comes to social issues. They want to do whatever they can to improve the world and help others. This is where their humanitarian side comes in; they aspire to initiate positive change, an essential quality of Uranus, the ruling planet of Aquarius.
Mental stimulation is one of the main keys to happiness for Aquarians. Without it, they get bored quickly. They also need lots of alone time to reflect and recharge.
Being Aquarius usually means being quirky and a bit eccentric. It’s not uncommon for Aquarians to embrace their creativity and uniqueness, even if it sets them apart from others in a slightly odd or unconventional way. This quality tends to attract them constantly towards novelty.
High compatibility with Aquarius: Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
Aquarius and Aquarius
When two Aquarians pair up, they quickly become friends. Having so many shared traits gives them plenty of interests to bond over.
Where things get complicated is in the privacy. It can be easy for two Aquarians to try to hide their emotions with heated discussions to avoid talking about their issues. It will take hard work and mutual commitment to overcome the barriers of this relationship, but if both Aquarians want it, the q relationship will be built on solid foundations.
Aquarius and Gemini
Gemini and Aquarius are two Air signs whose carefree spirits and cheerful nature create a strong attraction. These two signs have a lot to talk about and both like to analyze the world around them.
Where this couple may struggle is when the honeymoon phase of the relationship fades. The ability of Gemini and Aquarius to survive towards reality will depend on their willingness to be totally honest, even if it hurts.
Aquarius and Libra
Libra and Aquarius make a playful duo. They like to be surrounded by their loved ones. They both crave adventure. These partners are not prone to anger and know how to live lightly. A healthy relationship between an Aquarius and a Libra means laughter and fun.
In private, things can get complicated. Libra is naturally more passionate than aloof Aquarius, so both partners will need to put aside their shells and successfully indulge. They should express their wants and needs openly and honestly. If they do, then they’re set for a lifetime of happiness!
Aquarius and Sagittarius
Sagittarius and Aquarius share a lust for life that sparks instant attraction. Both signs are comfortable letting the other maintain their independence and they appreciate not having to fight for their freedom in the relationship. Because Sagittarius and Aquarius are ready to be open, they will find life to be full of curiosity and wonder.
Sagittarius and Aquarius are afraid of the mundane and routine. If Sagittarians and Aquarians understand that their refusal to commit comes from a deep respect for the other person’s independence, then their relationship will thrive.
Average compatibility with Aquarius: Aries, Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
Aquarius and Aries
Aries and Aquarius have a similar sense of humor, a knack for jokes, and an independent nature. Aries’ fiery personality is a good match for debate-loving Aquarius. Both of these signs love to passionately defend their ideas, so every conversation is an opportunity to have a good time.
Aquarius doesn’t know how to respond to Aries’ occasional gloom, and Aries won’t respond positively to Aquarius’ attempts to dispel Aries’ bad mood. Aries’ exaggerated displays of affection can also overwhelm Aquarius. For this association to work beyond a superficial connection, both signs will need to pursue common interests and be committed to understanding and meeting each other’s emotional needs.
Aquarius and Leo
Aquarius and Leo are opposite signs, with Leo striving to be the center of attention and Aquarius often giving everyone equal attention. But because this couple loves people (and loves being around people), they really can have a great relationship! Each will socialize with each other’s friends, and having a home full of people they love will bring a lot of joy to Leo and Aquarius.
These signs should be careful not to neglect each other. Leo is susceptible to jealousy and may initiate conflict in response to Aquarius’ lighthearted and indifferent attitude towards their relationship. If Leo overdoes it when it comes to affection, Aquarius will back off, causing emotional outbursts from Leo. A Leo-Aquarius couple works best if they can learn to share the limelight.
Aquarius and Virgo
An Aquarius-Virgo pair share a passion for helping others. Because they have huge hearts, they can become great partners for each other, helping each other fight for social justice, equality, and fairness.
On the other hand, these astrological signs possess totally different energies. Virgo is more serious and grounded than carefree Aquarius. Virgo will have to resist the urge to criticize Aquarius’ ways and make an effort to show interest in their partner’s long list of friends.
Virgo can teach Aquarius a thing or two about responsibility. If these two can channel their energies into a shared project (with Virgo handling the minutiae and Aquarius taking care of the bigger picture, of course), they’re likely to balance out each other’s weaknesses and form a strong bond.
Aquarius and Scorpio
At first glance, a Scorpio-Aquarius couple can seem quite odd, with Scorpio’s somewhat dark and flirty personality contrasting with Aquarius. But it is exactly this dark and mysterious personality that an Aquarius cannot resist! They love solving puzzles, and an Aquarius can’t resist trying to figure out a Scorpio.
However, there are some things to watch out for in this couple. Scorpio can be a little austere and controlling and can bristle at the social cravings of Aquarius. Likewise, an Aquarius will also have to make concessions, as Scorpios tend to be a bit possessive and inflexible. What makes this duo work is the mutual sense that the other partner is infinitely complex. Under these circumstances, an Aquarius-Scorpio couple will not tire easily.
Weak compatibility with Aquarius: Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn
Aquarius and Pisces
Pisces and Aquarius have their hearts on my hand, but aside from this shared dedication to serving others, their compatibility is weak. Pisces are more emotionally complex than Aquarians are willing to accept, and Aquarians’ cold, deadpan demeanor can make Pisces feel insecure.
Aquarius and Taurus
Taurus and Aquarius are meant for conflict: Taurus is very conventional, and Aquarius is the freethinker of the zodiac.
An Aquarius will find Taurus’ need for routine boring, and Taurus will scoff at Aquarius’ bohemian lifestyle. The more Aquarius resists Taurus’ efforts, the more possessive Taurus will become.
Aquarius and Cancer
Cancer and Aquarius give and receive love in different ways, which can lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Cancer is very protective and physically affectionate, which an Aquarius finds intrusive. If an Aquarius tries to walk away, Cancer takes it personally. Cancer’s hurt feelings will be exacerbated by Aquarius’ inability to offer expressions of love and affection.
When this couple works, it’s because Cancer is able to empathize with Aquarius’ natural disposition and Aquarius is willing to make the effort to speak Cancer’s love language. Without these compromises, a Cancer-Aquarius couple will struggle to survive.
Aquarius and Capricorn
Capricorn and Aquarius are the well-known opposites of the zodiac. Capricorn is the traditionalist and Aquarius is the rebel. While the values and principles of Capricorn are firmly anchored in history, Aquarius looks to the horizon, determined to carve out new ways of living.
With radically different dispositions towards morality, physical intimacy and social relationships, Aquarius and Capricorn have a hard time finding common ground.
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