Upside Crackling intellects, freedom-loving individualists, gung-ho for the new, edgy creatives, taboo busters and risk takers.
Downside Both quick to end or be extreme in behavior, stubbornness means a struggle to reach compromise, bored easily, restless and distracted; addicted to novelty.
Aries and Aquarius are dazzlers who seek (and find) the next big thing. Aries says, "you're looking at it! I'm it!" Air sign Aquarius is fascinated by ideas, not so much individuals, and that's a big difference. Ever the paradox, Aquarius is the Zodiac's biggest individualist, yet finds it more natural to engage with more than one person. Aquarius has lots of friends and is in everybody's network. Aries wants to see passion and intensity in the Waterbearer, but often finds a friendly, but detached manner.
But life will never be boring when Aries and Aquarius get together. Aries respects the self-contained Aquarian nature, and feels open to making spontaneous suggestions. Both are experimental, which can lead to wild times in and out of the bedroom. Aries needs lots of attention, and the Aquarius casts a wide net, which could lead the Ram to be lost in the crowd.
The rebel Aquarius resists being led around, unless they are stimulated by the merit of the Ram's plans. This works when Aquarius makes Aries feel special, and Aries trusts Aquarius to do their own thing.
Here's a duo that make great traveling partners, as well as companions out on the town. They'll seek out the fringes, going off into the alley to check out that bohemian speak-easy. Both need freedom to explore, with Aquarius needing lots of psychic space to sink into their chosen obsession.
An Aries with a big social life can come home to the solitary Aquarius without treading on this need for solitude. And yet, Aquarians are social creatures, too, and together they explore off-beat and exotic places. When togetherness is balanced with time apart, this is a compatible love connection.
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