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Which Star Signs Should Aquarius Date?



Which Star Signs does Aquarius get along with most easily? What are the best, the worst – and the most intriguing – compatibility matches for Aquarius? Which Star Signs should an Aquarius man or woman date?

Aquarius Compatibility

Here’s the strange thing about Aquarius. On the one hand, because it’s such a brilliant mixer it seems to get along easily with absolutely everyone. On the other hand, it’s a Star Sign that’s incredibly hard to get close to, due to its independence and emotional aloofness. For optimum compatibility, Aquarius does best with a partner for whom intimacy is somewhat less important than camaraderie and friendship.

Signs Most Compatible With Aquarius

As a Star Sign ruled by the Element of Air, the safest bet for an Aquarius is probably one of the other two Air signs, i.e. GEMINI or LIBRA. The favorable 120° – or 4 Signs – spacing between Zodiac Signs in the same Element makes for an especially harmonious relationship and a level of compatibility well above the norm.

Both Gemini and Libra are good compatibility matches for Aquarius since they share Aquarius’s thinking, objective and people-oriented approach to life. However, Gemini probably just beats Libra as the better compatibility choice for Aquarius. Because Geminis value their own freedom so highly, they find it relatively easier to handle Aquarius’s strongly independent streak than togetherness-seeking Libra.

Really excellent too, in terms of their ability to harmonize with logical Aquarius, while at the same time helping to galvanize it into action, are the passionate Fire Signs SAGITTARIUS and ARIES, spaced by 60° – or next but one – from Aquarius. Many believe this kind of Air-Fire combination is actually the ideal – and surely it’s no coincidence that a high proportion of successful compatibility matches are between people with birthdays two Zodiac Signs apart.

What About Another Aquarius?

So what about another AQUARIUS as a good compatibility match? On the plus side, you’ll definitely know what makes them tick, since they embody so many aspects of yourself. Especially with an Aquarius of the opposite sex, the chances are you’ll be strongly attracted to their best Aquarian qualities – like their friendliness, intelligence and originality.

But because we don’t tend to like our bad points when we see them reflected in somebody else, there will also be things about Aquarius people – most likely their unpredictability and perversity – that you’ll positively hate! If so, better take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror!

Signs Least Compatible With Aquarius

The truth is, Aquarius, your ideal compatibility match will rarely simply be a clone of yourself (how boring would that be!). But neither, for that matter, should their Star Sign be too astrologically antagonistic to your own.

For this reason, you should be cautious – in the absence of redeeming features – about folk born under the Star Signs of TAURUS and SCORPIO. Because both these Signs are at a challenging 90° angle (or 3 Sign spacing) from Aquarius, the differences between you may be so vast, the chances are they’ll be too incompatible – and just too much hard work.

Of these two Star Signs, Scorpio just qualifies as the worst possible compatibility match for Aquarius. Due to its compulsive need for freedom and its highly rebellious nature, Aquarius may find it harder than most other Signs to cope with Scorpio’s unrelenting quest for power and dominance.

Signs spaced at 150° (or 5 signs) from Aquarius, such as CANCER, may also present more minor compatibility challenges. Traditionally considered to be ‘awkward’, and involving Signs in conflicting elements, 150° relationships probably won’t be your first choice, but then neither should they be your last. So don’t make the mistake of writing them off as unsuitable – in some cases a love match could work out fine!

Why Opposites Attract

Rather than someone who conflicts with you, Aquarius, what you’re really looking for, from a Star Sign compatibility point of view, is the kind of person who is able to balance or complement you in some way. For this reason, the Sign diametrically opposite your own, i.e. LEO, can be a great compatibility match for you, Aquarius.

Opposite Star Signs are often magnetically attracted to each other, their strong yin-yang polarity giving them the potential to complete each other like two halves of a perfect whole. When dating a Leo, cool-headed, emotionally detached Aquarius can benefit from its opposite Sign’s far more fiery, deeply impassioned approach. Aquarius’s tendency to be a little too impersonal and aloof is helpfully offset by Leo’s open-heartedness and warmth.

Neighboring Star Signs

Although Aquarius is quite different from its immediate neighbors, CAPRICORN and PISCES, in reality it can relate quite well to – and frequently enjoys quite a good level of compatibility with – these Star Signs. This is because people whose Sun Sign is Aquarius often have Mercury or Venus – which can never be far from the Sun – in the preceding or following Signs of Sagittarius or Pisces. Many Aquarius-Capricorn or Aquarius-Pisces couples will therefore embody a number of each other’s characteristics and have far more in common than you might initially expect.

Aquarius Compatibility ‘Wild Card’

Although not technically recognized as a good compatibility match for Aquarius because of the awkward 150° angle, VIRGO is an intriguing ‘wild card’ partnership choice for this Star Sign. Respectively ruled by Mercury – the planet of intelligence – and Uranus – the ‘higher vibration’ of Mercury and the planet of universal knowledge – Virgo and Aquarius enjoy an exceptionally good mental rapport and possibly make the smartest intellectual team in the Zodiac. Cool-headed, detached and capable of adopting an analytical approach to problems, there’s little in life this couple can’t find a clever solution for.

Aquarius Best Compatibility Match*: GEMINI
Aquarius Worst Compatibility Match*: SCORPIO
* Assuming both people are entirely ‘true to type’ and not allowing for moderating influences in their birth charts.

How Can Aquarius Improve Their Compatibility?

To improve their chances of getting on better with every Star Sign, Aquarius should focus on showing others less of their most annoying traits, i.e. their rebelliousness and perversity, and more of what's most endearing about them, i.e. their friendliness and open-mindedness. If you're an Aquarius, in general everyone will find you easier to live with if you a little less impersonal and detached, and a little more emotionally available. This will be particularly important in the case of Star Sign matches which present the biggest compatibility challenges for an Aquarius, as detailed above.