The key to understanding the Aries man Aquarius woman relationship is to look at the sign’s elements. Aries is a fire sign, and Aquarius is an air sign. Fire needs air to survive, but air can do quite happily without fire. And there you have it – it will be the Aquarius woman’s independence which is the most difficult thing for this relationship to conquer.
The Aries man is very emotional, driven by fire to heights and depths, and to great anger, and great passion. The Aquarius woman is an altogether different species; her emotions are controlled, disciplined or kept at arm’s length. She is faintly aloof and only really interested in these emotions in an almost academic way. She doesn’t go to the same places, emotionally, as her Aries guy does, and that puts these two at opposite sides of a very choppy emotional river.
The quirky, independent nature of the Aquarius woman is probably what fascinates the Aries man, but he – who needs to win at all costs – will find it infuriating that she seems all but immune to his charms. Of course the Aquarius woman loves as much as the next woman, but she’s not looking for a prince charming, or a knight in shining armor, or a man to lead her or on whom to become dependent. All of these thing are right up the Aries guy’s alley – but what she wants is an intellectual partner and an abstract lover.
For the Aries man and Aquarius woman, compatibility can falter at this first hurdle. They want very different things from a relationship. The Aries man will love to debate with his Aquarius woman, but he won’t ever win the arguments, because she’s too clever for him. He’ll love to seduce her in the bedroom, but he won’t appreciate her occasional disinterest in sex when she’d rather read a book. He finds her infuriatingly addictive – it’s as if he feels that if he only stays another night, another week, another decade, he’ll finally figure her out. The Aquarius woman, meanwhile, accepts his passion, enjoys his company and occasionally wonders why he’s still with her and how much longer he intends to stay around.
Of the two partners, it’s definitely the Aquarius woman who has the upper hand in this relationship. Even though she loves her Aries guy, she won’t change for him or anyone else, and she won’t necessarily be faithful either. If the relationship breaks up, it’s likely to be her decision, because she resents his attempts to corner her into some kind of commitment.
It’s a rocky road indeed, then, for the Aries man and the Aquarius woman. Compatibility can exist, of course, but both partners will need to do a lot of adapting. The Aquarius woman will need to allow her emotions more of a free reign and will need to sacrifice some of her precious freedom; the Aries man will need to lose the desire to win at all costs, and will have to accept that he’s not always her top priority. He will find it worth doing; whether she will or not is open to question.
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