Aquarius Man & Aries Woman Relationship Compatibility | Can it Work?

Loren E. Elara

Loren E. Elara

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What the Aquarius Man Likes about Aries Woman


Her unpredictability. Aquarius men hate to be bored, and lucky for him, the Aries woman is never boring. He loves a puzzle, and she’s a puzzle that can never be completely solved. She is impulsive, constantly growing and creating herself anew. So every day he sees something new in her, a mystery to be discovered. The longer he knows her, the more there is to be known.

Her outgoing nature. The Aries woman is passionate and rarely shy. She goes out of her way to make an impact on the people around her while simultaneously putting them at ease. As a somewhat shy sign, the Aquarius man appreciates that she helps bring him out of his shell.

Her intelligence. Aquarius has one of the brightest and most brilliant minds in the zodiac. And he loves anyone or anything that inspires him to think even more out of the box. With the fiery Aries woman, he finds his creativity constantly sparked and inspired.

Her strong-willed approach to life. Aries is a go-getter. She’s impulsive and rarely backs down. He finds her passion intriguing, and really enjoys the energy she brings to the table.

Her sensitivity. The Aries woman might be full of bluster and bravado but she’s quite sensitive underneath her flashy exterior. The Aquarius man, too, is more sensitive that his cooly-detached exterior often gives off. He is comforted by her unabashed emotionality. and appreciates the emotional rawness she exudes.

What the Aquarius Man Dislikes about Aries Woman


When she doesn’t provide him with enough mental stimulation. The Aries woman is intelligent and charming, but there are times when she wants to buck the mental side of life and be purely action-oriented. The Aquarius man can appreciate this, as he likes her go-getter nature, but he can’t help but be bored at times with her, either. He needs mental stimulation at all times. He wants to talk about everything. She can’t always think as abstractly or broadly as he can.

Her controlling tendencies. The Aquarius man is independent and doesn’t like to feel pressured, controlled or suffocated. It can be challenging, then, when the equally-independent Aries woman goes on a control trip. Both like to have things the way they want them, but the Aries woman can be a bit more dictatorial and irrational when it comes to controlling other people. He becomes especially irked when she gets into temper-tantrums when things don’t go her way.

Her self-centeredness. The Aries woman can be incredibly caring and loving to the people in her life, but she can also be very self-centered. Her soul is young and ambitious. The Aquarius man can appreciate her self-regard, as he too tends to focus on himself and his own projects. But he does get frustrated when this side of her turns towards arrogance.

Her conflict-oriented nature. The Aries woman is fiery and brings heat into her relationships. She often deals with tough emotions by coming volatile and quarrelsome. Too much conflict stresses the cerebral Aquarius man out and might have a hard time coping with Aries’s need to push conflict forward in order to resolve it.

Her naïveté. The Aquarian man thoroughly appreciates the Aries woman’s youthfulness and impulsiveness. But at times grows tired of her childlikeness. Aquarian energy is old, wise, and all-seeing. While Aries energy is young, pioneering and impulsive. While she’s happy to live a carefree life of trial-and-error, he might grow tired of her inexperience or lack of sophistication.

Her possessiveness. He likes that she feels passionate energy for him, but he grows frustrated when her passion turns towards jealousy and possessiveness. This overwhelms him and puts him off. Aquarius needs abundant space and freedom to be happy in a relationship. He also needs many platonic relationships, some of the opposite sex, and he needs his partner to be okay with this without growing upset.

What the Aries Woman Likes about Aquarius Man


His charismatic nature. She likes his unique charm, charisma, and natural magnetism. He’s incredibly personable, friendly, social and loves connections. She loves powerful people, so she can’t help but feel magnetized towards him.

His high ideals. The typical Aquarian man possesses lofty and optimistic beliefs and ideals. He is inspired by freedom, equality and universal love. He champions fair and equal rights, for humans, animals, and all life. Even though she’s less articulate about it, the Aries woman also possesses an inspiring idealism.

His intelligence. The Aquarian man is a savvy intellectual and has many ‘aha moments’ and revelations every day of his life. He offers great advice, is very analytical, and future thinking. She is pleasantly surprised when he helps her pad her impulsive ideas with multiple plans and options. She wants to be with someone who can learn from, and her own wisdom allows her to intuitively trust the Aquarian intelligence he channels.

That he calms her rough edges. The Aries woman is fiery and constantly on the go. This can make her a little volatile and edgy at times. The Aquarius man, on the other hand, is calm and cool in his demeanor, and help soften her up in ways that really ground her and help her cultivate peacefulness.

His independence. She herself is very independent, so a partner who’s equally independent sets well with her. He will stand up for her and himself when he needs to, and he will call her out when she is being childish. (She may or may not appreciate this aspect).

What the Aries Woman Dislikes about Aquarius Man


When he’s detached and seemingly emotionless. As an air sign, the Aquarius man can become overly cerebral at times and tune out his emotionality. This aloofness can be tough for the Aries woman, who experiences her emotions more candidly. It angers her that his emotions seem to come with an on-off switch. She gets even madder when she confronts him about it and he turns either overly-nice, standoffish or sarcastic.

His lack of romanticism. The Aries woman enjoys romanticism. The Aquarius man likes it, too – after all, he’s a man of grand, romantic ideals. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of a one-on-one relationship, he often falls short in delivering the poignant, loving intensity that she craves. He ends up being just a bit too detached and cerebral to really meet her at the level she wants.

When he’s overly abstract. The Aries woman likes to keep everything in front of her and focus on driving forward at all costs. The Aquarian man has more of a roundabout process with things. He can come off a little spastic and ADD at times, making him take longer to get things started. This is because he sees so many perspectives and has such a unique way of cognizing. The Aries woman may grow impatient with how abstract he is, especially when doesn’t he doesn’t have a consistent perspective on any one thing. She grows particularly annoyed when his analytical mind obscures his impulsive, adventurous side.

His stubbornness. Aquarius, like all fixed signs, can be stubborn and determined to a fault. The Aries woman, as a cardinal sign, is an impulsive, natural leader who wants to take charge of her life and of the lives of those around her. Even though the Aquarius man appreciates her leadership capabilities, he is still very independent and self-driven. And if she tries to push him or mold him in a way that he doesn’t want, he will hold still, unbending. He’s chill and easygoing, but as she’ll likely find out, he won’t move for anyone when he doesn’t want to. This can be tough for a girl who likes to get her way.

His lack of actualized passion. Talk to any Aquarius man and he’ll fill your mind with all kinds of imagery and futuristic ideas. But when it comes time to take action on these grand ideas you could find him reluctant. He might instead prefer to conjure up even more fancy plans in lieu of developing the ones he’s told you about. The Aries woman is a much more ardent doer and achiever. Sometimes she hardly even makes a plan before taking action on it. She may grow endlessly bored with an Aquarius man who is more of a talker than a doer.

His wide-spanning sociability. Remember, this was also something she likes about him. But the Aries woman is also a proud and possessive lover. The highly social Aquarius man can be very open and flirtatious. He’s loyal but needs freedom of connections, and she might feel like he’s too flirty with girls in his social circle. Even if he insists on the harmlessness of these interactions. He may also socialize with people from all walks of life, including outcasts and degenerates. She doesn’t see the point in this and can grow annoyed.

When he’s overly sarcastic. The Aquarius man is highly sarcastic, and the Aries woman is far more emotionally sensitive than she leads on. This can result in the Aries woman being unintentionally hurt quite easily. It’s important for Aries not to take things personally when his sarcastic Aquarius humor bites her. He doesn’t mean to hurt her, and it will do no good if she bites back with some venomous sarcasm of her own.

Aquarius Man & Aries Woman: Sexual Chemistry

Score: 7/10

Sexual chemistry can be high between these two. They’re both flirty, open and up for anything. Early sexual contact is likely to be extremely exciting.

Mars-ruled Aries brings passion and an abundance of warm, creative emotions to the bedroom. Aquarius brings the mental, horizon widening play aspect and introduces kinky novelties.

Problems can arise as the sexual relationship progresses and the initial spark of animal passion starts to fade. At this point, a strong emotional quality of the union is needed to keep the sexual flames fanned. Which isn’t guaranteed with this pairing.

One of the likely challenges could be Aries’s lack of sexual fulfillment. She has a deeper need to maintain constant sexual satisfaction than Aquarius, who is prone to ignore his sexual side at times. She can help him open and express his sexuality more, but it could take work to keep him sexually enflamed enough to continually crave it over time as she does.

If they can keep their sex life consistent, expressive, loving and emotionally fulfilling, then nothing will stop them from experiencing endless enjoyment together.

Aquarius Man & Aries Woman: Relationship Score

Score: 7/10

There’s overall compatibility between these two that gives them a favorable relationship score.

Their fire (Aries) and air (Aquarius) sign qualities are elementally synergistic. Mars (Aries) and Uranus (Aquarius) are the planetary combos. This is an interesting combo that can bring both passion and volatility. There’s a mutual admiration between them. Both signs are often misunderstood, but they understand each other.

Both are very independent, positive, playful and social. They both like witty banter and should have an easy friendship and enjoy spending time together. Playfulness and joking come naturally to them, which makes the transition from friendship to romanticism an easy pivot.

They enjoy adventuring together. Neither is particularly a homebody or shut-in. It’s possible that Aquarius might not be as outwardly adventurous as Aries, preferring instead to adventure in his mind. But he is excitable, so Aries shouldn’t have a hard time getting him out of his shell and into the world.

They’re both restless and active, so they shouldn’t have a hard time finding shared activities. In fact, it’s important for them to regularly get out and put their Martian and Uranian energies to use. Aries’s go-getter, self-starter side will breathe air into Aquarian’s airy, expressive side.

They certainly have the potential for a power-couple type of relationship. With both signs being elementally masculine, they can really get out into the world together, maybe spearheading a business as a couple.

It’s possible that Aries could feel let down by Aquarius in regards to emotionality and romanticism. She is a softie and wants to feel passionate and important to her partner. Aquarius, though loyal, tends to love cerebrally. Even when he cares a ton for a partner he doesn’t always emote very intimately. It’s possible that an emotional response from her around his perceived aloofness could overwhelm him, further driving an emotional wedge between them.

If she feels that his distant nature lacks tenderness, she won’t feel comfortable enough in the relationship to show her true, warm emotional nature. This might be too hard for her to bear, as she needs her relationships to be raw, intense and fully expressive. She needs to feel intense togetherness to learn and grow through her own emotional nature, and if he can’t meet her there, she’ll never be satisfied.

If they can maintain tenderness and intimacy between each other, then both will surprise and inspire each other on a daily basis. Both have staying power, particularly the fixed sign Aquarius. He’ll be happy with Aries’s loyalty and acceptance of his eccentricities.

This relationship has the absolute best chance to succeed if fiery Aries has some air-sign qualities in their chart (to help her keep up with his mind), and Aquarius has some fire-sign energy in their own chart (to help him keep up with her fast-paced, action-oriented nature). Heavy Earth sign energy between each other is good too to keep things grounded.

If a standard long-term relationship or marriage isn’t in the cards, other combinations can work. Aquarians are capable of having many types of relationships. Think friends with benefits, polyamorous, long-distance, etc. Alternative styles of relationship might not be the best for the Aries woman, though, as she tends to prefer being all-in in a relationship. If that’s the case, these two should avoid losing their friendship, at least, because it can be a great, lasting one.

Keys to success


Providing adequate personal space and time alone. Aquarius has a deep need for personal time and space, which should be honored in the relationship. While Aries is independent in her own right, she’s also an intense lover who wants to merge words with her partner. She might feel disconnected if they aren’t a power-couple every day of the week. Aqua needs space no matter how involved he is. He’s a fixed sign. He wants his own pace and needs to pursue his own desires. She must allow him to go in and out when he pleases, and avoid overcrowding his feelings.

Keeping romantic tension high. These two have an easy friendship, but it’s also a dynamic that at times requires a romantic & erotic boost. The Aquarius man needs to make sure he’s emotionally warm and available to his Aries woman. If he doesn’t maintain the chemistry, there’s a strong chance that she could feel alone even when she’s around him. He must remember that she requires abundant romantic attention from her lover to feel fulfilled. He must keep the spark of the relationship going or she will grow bored and feel that the relationship is emotionally empty.

Finding patience and common ground in communication. These two can have different communication styles. Aquarius operates abstractly and with wry intelligence. Aries is a more direct, straight shooter in how she thinks and communicates. She must be patient with Aquarius at times because he won’t always come to conclusions as quickly as she does. And he must be patient with her when she acts with rash impulsiveness. They must watch out for stubbornness and hard-headedness, too. Patience and respect are virtues.

Trust is key. Trust is important for any relationship to succeed. Luckily, both of these two are known to be trustworthy and clear and direct in matters of love. Aquarius is very friendly and can be a bit more amorous than the Aries might like, but he’s almost always harmless in his affections. Aries must watch out for jealousy and possessiveness which she can be prone to. Because these emotions don’t make sense to Aquarius, and he will feel restricted by her. She must let him cast a wide social net without worrying about possessing all of his attention and focus. She can’t have all of him for herself, as much as she might wish that she could.

Tempering large expectations. Sure, they might blow each other’s socks off, that’s great. But these two are also dreamers. And people rarely meet our large expectations. The Aquarius man, in particular, must temper his big expectations. He thinks in terms of grand ideals and can set his heart on some idealized, poeticized image of his Aries women. She, too, can expect a lot out of her partner. It behooves them to settle down and take each other in at face value.

They must feel free to be themselves. The Aquarius man needs to march to the beat of his own drum. He must feel like he can freely fly his freak-flag in all relationships. She also must accept his hot-cold, even flaky at times, nature. She can’t try to change or diminish him or put too much of a clingy vibe onto him. Aries, too, needs to feel unhindered and fully supported in her pioneering ways. Freedom must reign for this relationship to work.

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