Aquarius Zodiac Sign Traits and Compatibility
December 18, 2023 11 min read

Aquarius Zodiac Sign Traits and Compatibility

By Lady Saoirse

Discover the Aquarius astrological sign dates, Aquarius ruling planet, element, how those contribute to their personality and their dark traits. Find out which of the zodiac signs are the best matches for Aquarius today and learn how to get your Aquarius Horoscopes.

What is an Aquarius?

What is an Aquarius?

January 20 to February 18 are the dates Aquarians can be born between. They are the inventors, pioneers, and the people who care deeply about the world and all her creatures. Besides coming up with new ideas, Aquarians seek justice, and to make the world a better place. Each Aquarius feels suffocated by rigid societal norms, and they strive to create an environment where people can be free. They are non-conformists, but they expect those close to them to change to suit their vision of the perfect world. Don’t think they are tyrants, though, because they really do want to make things better. Their symbol is the water bearer, and in myths, his name is Ganymede, whose job is pouring life giving refreshment to the ancient Greek gods. Like Ganymede, Aquarians give refreshingly new experiences to everybody and they do this to make everybody’s life the best they can be. Learn all about Aquarians, the planet and element that rules them, their positive and darker traits, and all about their best love matches. Read till the end to find out how to get your Aquarius Horoscopes today.

Aquarius Traits

Aquarius Traits

Aquarius’ ruling planets are both Uranus and Saturn. Uranus is a planet of revolution and abrupt changes. It makes Aquarius people curious and good at learning and investigating new things. It makes them inventive and genuinely interested in experimenting to see what changes they can create. It makes Aquarians interested in automobiles and transportation, and they often travel to explore their new interests. It gives them magnetic personalities and makes them inquire about occult and hidden topics. They rarely have strong inhibitions and they are very open minded. Uranus rules the intuition, and Aquarians are typically very in touch with their psychic abilities. Saturn, on the other hand, makes people cautious and serious, and it makes Aquarians seek security. Being ruled by such different planets could create conflict within an Aquarius, but it can create a wonderful opportunity to make Aquarians people who research everything before taking chances, and that is what makes their new endeavors so successful.

Aquarius is an Air Sign. The element of Air makes Aquarians highly intellectual, and it makes them excellent communicators. They are very persuasive, and they can talk most people into anything they set their minds to. Their sign rules friendships, and it seems like they never meet a stranger or somebody who doesn’t count them as a friend. Don’t think this means they feel close to everybody who likes them, however. They are particular about the people who they let closest to them, and their personal life is completely separate from their relationships with friendly acquaintances. They have especially good memories, and will never forget a good deed, or a misdeed. They are often called to teach or lead people and they count this as an honor and a life calling.

Aquarius Traits Female

Aquarius women are not drastically different from Aquarius men, but the traditional feminine qualities of being nurturing, gentle hearted, and sensitive may be more noticeable in them. Aquarian women typically take on a strong mama bear persona and they adopt many “orphaned cubs” into their lives. They can rescue both human and animal “babies” and they are always finding ways to improve the lives of those who have fallen on misfortune. They have an overwhelming number of interests and projects, and they seem to have boundless energy. Nothing seems to slow an Aquarius woman down, most especially her quest for new and interesting experiences. Aquarian women are normally pleasant and agreeable, but they are known for their fiery tempers when they feel it is called for. They will give you the worst tongue lashing you ever got, and if they feel that what you did was especially awful, they will never forget it.

Aquarius Traits Male

Aquarius men are not all that different from Aquarius women, but the traditional masculine qualities of being protective, seeking success, and taking leadership roles can be more noticeable in them. Aquarian men in charge are always coming up with new ideas and programs, and they expect everybody on their team to be onboard with whatever new idea they have. They are constantly reviewing how well things perform, and they are always seeking ways to improve. Success in an Aquarian’s eyes is not necessarily the same as society’s view of success, as society usually measures success in terms of money. Aquarius men measure success by how well things they do correct what they believe is wrong. Success for an Aquarian also includes freedom from the bounds of all unfairness, and the ability to make one’s own choices. Aquarius men are protective of the people who they believe need them, but also whose needs should be a priority. They are drawn to the unusual, always seeking to increase their knowledge of things you can’t find out from mainstream society.

Aquarius Bad Traits

Aquarius Bad Traits

It sounds like such unique, smart, fair, creative people would be perfect, but everybody has a small morsel of flaws within themselves. Aquarians can go too far with being unusual they can be seen as downright odd. At best, they can be harmless eccentrics who few understand, but if they allow it, they can lose touch with reality. They can strive so hard to be free that they become anarchists and can have an inability to function comfortably anywhere in society outside of their own friend’s circle. It’s not that they are antisocial people who want to tear everything good down. It’s that they feel we all deserve better than what the ills of society are responsible for, and they don’t have it in them not to protest what they feel is unbearable. They are just too honest to keep silent about what they feel are injustices and they feel that staying silent is contributing to problems.

Aquarians are very independent and their need for personal autonomy can isolate them if taken too far. Although most people who meet them adore them, they are very selective about who they allow into their personal friend’s group. They are so friendly that sometimes, people misunderstand this for being their friend, and Aquarians are genuinely surprised when somebody who they don’t feel close to assumes they are actually close friends. They try to behave as if they are not emotional and that they don’t take things personally, but they really do. If they get very upset, they will never forget it, and it is rare that they decide later that they misunderstood and were upset over nothing. They might not seek revenge, but they will hold a grudge. In their defense, they believe that if you went out of your way to hurt them, they don’t need to allow you the chance to do it again.

Who is the Best Match for Aquarius?

Who is the Best Match for Aquarius?

So, who is the best candidate for a lifetime of love with an Aquarius? Some people say that fellow Aquarians and other Air Signs Gemini and Libra are Aquarians’ best matches, but others feel the Fire Signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are. Some people will insist that the Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces don’t get along well with Aquarians and that furthermore the Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn can’t form lasting bonds with Aquarians. While people can work through conflicts no matter what sign the person they love is, other signs are going to have to be especially understanding of Aquarians. Aquarians cannot and will not lead a life where they are not happy and not everybody can adapt to the Aquarius lifestyle. Aquarians need to love fully and on a soul level. To read more about the spiritual meaning of love, see here: What is the Spiritual Meaning of Love? 


Aquarius and Aries make a great combination. Both of these signs have a lot of enthusiasm for exploring new things and having a wide variety of fun, new experiences. They are both high energy individuals who get new ideas started, and they both need to be in relationships with people who respect their need for freedom. This is a perfect match. To read more about Aries, see here:Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility 


Tauruses can make Aquarians feel tied down and bored and Tauruses can feel neglected by Aquarians. Tauruses are also people who refuse to deviate from what they feel is the best way to do things and they expect everybody else to do things their way as well. This can make Aquarians feel trapped, suffocated, and miserable. If these two can adapt to suit one another they can work things out, but if not, they could be headed for a breakup. To read more about breakups see here:Breakups with Each of the Signs



Aquarius and Gemini compatibility is close to the top for both signs. Aquarius Gemini compatibility is strong because both signs are open minded, love new things, and don’t allow themselves to be bogged down by what other people would consider “weird”. They find a partner who they understand on a soul level in one another, and they enjoy life as one big adventure together. Read about Gemini- Gemini Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility


Aquarius and Cancer lovers will have some work to do. Aquarius and Cancer compatibility isn’t the best because Aquarians can feel smothered by Cancer’s need for emotional support and Cancers can feel that Aquarians are emotionally distant and neglectful. However, Cancers love to learn and to have fun, and Aquarians love to take people along for their adventures who will participate in their new ideas. They can work things out if they forge a partnership based on fun, and they take each other’s emotional needs into consideration. Read about Cancers. Cancer Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility


Aquarius and Leo couples mesh so well, everybody else will be jealous- on one condition- if the Leo feels loved enough. Aquarius and Leo compatibility can be strained because Leos need partners who make them the center of their world, and truthfully, most Aquarians make their lifestyle their main focus. However, if these two fall in love, and they focus on each other, nothing can keep them apart. Read more about Leo- Leo Traits and Love Compatibility


This is probably an Aquarian’s worst match. Virgos have a set way of doing things, and they won’t allow anybody else to make them deviate from it. Aquarians won’t be forced into routines, relationships, or structures they don’t like, and it is difficult for Virgos to relinquish control. Unless these two are crazy about each other, they might not be able to work things out. Love can conquer all, though, and to read what the Minor Arcana cards say about love, see here: Minor Arcana Cards for Love 


This is another of Aquarius’ top matches. Libras and Aquarians find allies in each other in their quest for fairness in life and they both care deeply about the underdog. Libras have the energy to keep up with Aquarians, and love hearing all their new ideas. They are also independent enough to allow Aquarians all the freedom they want. This is a match made in heaven. Read about Libra- Libra Traits and Love Compatibility


This might not be an ideal match for Aquarius, but things can work out because of the fact that both Scorpios and Aquarians are interested in occult and obscure topics, and they both care about making the world a better place. Scorpios will have to make sure they don’t get jealous of their Aquarian’s charm, and the Aquarius will have to take their Scorpio along for their adventures. This can be a great match. Read about Scorpio- What is the Best Scorpio Flower?


Aquarius and Sagittarius have too much fun together. They both love variety, new experiences, and appreciate a partner with no inhibitions. They may find their perfect mate in one another and be together for life.


This union can work if Capricorns don’t try to dominate their Aquarius because nobody dominates an Aquarius. These two can make the ultimate team, however, because Capricorns are practical enough to listen to Aquarian’s new ideas, and they are hardworking enough to help them achieve success. They can be happy together forever.


Two Aquarians together will find new galaxies, discover new realities, and invent new ways of life. The only real issue these two can run into is if they have different goals in life, but they can still be friends forever even if being lovers doesn’t work out for them.


Aquarians can exhaust Pisces people and Aquarians can find Pisces people too emotional for them to handle. However, both signs are highly intuitive, sensitive enough to care about everybody, and they prefer harmony in relationships to discord. They also both understand the need for personal time away from a partner. They can be great together for life if they work together to understand each other’s emotional needs.

Aquarians are some of the most unique individuals on the planet, and no two of them are exactly alike. They all work hard to create their own worlds and live life their own way. It’s hard to keep up with them, and it seems they always have new, exciting things planned. If an Aquarius loves you, though, they will always make room in their lives to include you. So, get ready for fun, excitement, and a lifetime of new experiences with your Aquarius.

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About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.