Aquarius is famous for being contradictory and aloof. While natives of this sign often pride themselves on being independent, they can be incredibly stable when it comes to relationships. Just like any other sign, Aquarius has higher compatibility with some signs than with others. On the other hand, this sign lives to defy expectations, so it is not uncommon to find them in unconventional or mismatched relationships.
This series of articles focuses on compatibility by Sun Sign. While this will give you general information, people are more than their Sun Signs. If you want a detailed and personal analysis of your relationship, it is recommended that you consult a professional astrologer.
Table of Contents
- 1 Aquarius Compatibility Table
- 2 Best Matches
- 3 Worst Matches
Aquarius Compatibility Table
The chart below lists the compatibility of Aquarius with each sign as percentages. These percentages are based on the aspects of Aquarius with the other signs. They are also based on how the signs behave in relationships and professional experience and observation.
Aquarius and Aries
Aquarius and Taurus
Aquarius and Gemini
Aquarius and Cancer
Aquarius and Leo
Aquarius and Virgo
Aquarius and Libra
Aquarius and Scorpio
Aquarius and Sagittarius
Aquarius and Capricorn
Aquarius and Aquarius
Aquarius and Pisces
Let us look at the signs that are the most compatible with Aquarius.
On the surface, Libra and Aquarius look very different. Diplomatic and polite, a Libra native adapts to whatever social situation that they find themself in. An Aquarius native has no interest in adapting to any social situation and often seems to enjoy standing apart from the crowd. Libra will go so far as to lie to avoid creating an unpleasant social situation, and Aquarius will tell the truth no matter whose feelings may get ruffled.
Yet, these signs have much more in common than meets the eye. These signs are both Air Signs, which means that they are the most comfortable in the realm of the intellectual and the social. Both of them would find themselves quite a home at a party with people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. Both of them must be intellectually stimulated to feel physical attraction as well.
While Libra is famous for being charming, the sharp intellect of this sign is often overlooked. Libra’s social grace makes it easy for people to talk to natives of this sign, and they often learn a great deal from this. This will make Libra quite interesting to Aquarius.
Despite Libra’s good manners, there is often a hidden mischievous and slightly rebellious side to this sign. Libra natives often find unusual and exotic people very attractive, and Aquarius natives, by their very nature, tend to be a bit unusual and exotic.
Often Sun Sign descriptions of Aquarius and Sagittarius make it seem like these signs are very similar, particularly when it comes to relationships. Both of these signs can seem rather distant and neither of these signs needs much in the way of emotional intimacy. Also, both of these signs get impatient with insecurity or neediness on behalf of a partner.
Because of these similarities, Aquarius and Sagittarius understand each other and can do well together. Also, both of these signs are willing to try unconventional arrangements such as open relations or living in separate houses.
Yet, it is the differences between these signs that make them such a good combination. Sagittarius is friendly, pleasant, and easy-going, but this sign has a tendency to move on rather than working on a relationship. Aquarius is sometimes friendly but often has a rather aloof manner. Yet, Aquarius is extremely stable in relationships and has a great deal of staying power.
Sagittarius will bring fun and excitement into their relationship, and Aquarius will hold it together.
Gemini is also a very good match for Aquarius. Curious about everything, Gemini tends to get bored very easily. This can sometimes make it hard for this sign to settle down with one person. If a Gemini native is to stay with one person, their partner must be someone who is intellectually stimulating, interesting, and entertaining.
Even though Aquarius is a Fixed Sign and does not like change, this sign is unconventional enough to keep Gemini interested. Also, Aquarius approaches relationships rationally and will not be upset or annoyed with Gemini for wanting to socialize with many different people.
Aquarius has a reputation for being open-minded, which is not really accurate. Natives of this sign rarely change their mind once it is made up. On the other hand, Aquarius is interested in the ideas and opinions of others and will listen with interest to just about anyone. Gemini will provide Aquarius with endless topics of conversation and intellectual stimulation.
As in the relationship between Aquarius and Sagittarius, Aquarius will be the anchor that holds the relationship together. In this couple, Gemini will generally adapt to Aquarius rather than the other way around.
Now that we have looked at the best matches for Aquarius, let us discuss the most difficult ones.
Aquarius and Cancer have very little in common with each other. Aquarius is rational and aloof, and Cancer is emotional and sensitive. Cancer has a deep-seated need to be nurtured, and Aquarius is very independent. Even though Aquarius natives are stable in relationships, they are often not very demonstrative, nor do they provide much reassurance.
There is very little physical chemistry between these signs, so it is rather unlikely that they will get together in the first place. Also, neither of these signs tends to initiate social contact. Cancer can be painfully shy. Aquarius is not shy, per se, but natives of this sign prefer to wait for others to come to them.
Because of this, Aquarius and Cancer are a rare combination.
Another difficult match for Aquarius is Virgo. As in the case of Cancer, Aquarius and Virgo are very different from each other. Yet, Aquarius and Virgo do sometimes find themselves in the same social circles. Both of these signs are intellectual, and at times, they may have what seems to others to be unusual interests.
Even if Aquarius and Virgo have some interests in common, however, they go about pursuing these interests in a very different way. Virgo focuses on details. Indeed, there are details that matter to Virgo that no other sign has any interest in. Virgo also likes to follow the rules, whatever they may be.
Aquarius, on the other hand, does not much interest in minute details, especially if they of a physical or material nature. Also, Aquarius not only does not like to follow the rules, natives of this sign often go out of their way to break them out of sheer contrariness.
These differences are such that Aquarius and Virgo tend to frustrate and annoy each other.
Aquarius also has trouble with Virgo’s opposite sign, Pisces. The issues between Aquarius and Pisces are less obvious than those between Aquarius and either Cancer or Virgo, but they are still difficult to resolve.
Both Aquarius and Pisces tend to be outsiders in society. Aquarius is an outsider by choice. It is in the nature of this sign to avoid fitting in or being part of a crowd. Aquarius natives make a point of marching to the beat of their own drum. Even so, they do know what is expected of them, even if they prefer to ignore these expectations.
Pisces, on the other hand, tends to float above the material world. When natives of this sign do not fit in, it is because they have not paid enough attention to be aware of what might be expected of them. Pisces natives are often deeply spiritual, and they can have a great devotion to their faith. Like Cancer, Pisces is sensitive and emotional, with a strong need for deep intimacy.
While Aquarius and Pisces might find each other intriguing at first, it will be hard for these signs to find enough in common to sustain a relationship.
Of all of the signs, Aquarius has the highest compatibility with Libra, Sagittarius, and Gemini. These signs can appreciate Aquarius’ nature without making too many emotional demands. Aquarius and Libra have a lovely symbiosis, and Aquarius provides balance and stability to Sagittarius and Gemini.
Aquarius has the most difficulty with Cancer, Virgo, and Pisces. These signs are very different than Aquarius. Even if they share similar interests, they still have trouble finding common ground.
Yet, it is important to remember that zodiac compatibility does not tell the entire story when it comes to relationships. This is true of all signs, but it is especially true of Aquarius. More than any other sign, Aquarius will do the unexpected, and may often be found in seemingly mismatched combinations.