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Aquarius - Aquarius Love Compatibility - Aquarius Couple in Love
Born in between 20th January and 19th February, Aquarius is the penultimate sign of the zodiac system. Individuals born under this sign possess an open-minded and enquiring intellect but have little time for material or emotional compulsions. Thus mutual compatibility between Aquarius partners is quite high once they learn to deal with the consequences of their rather unpredictable natures.
The chief characteristic of the Aquarius sign is their attraction to an active intellectual life. This is probably a consequence of the ruling element of air. Thus like the Libra and Gemini, the Aquarius too primarily depends on their mental faculties to make sense of life and its experiences. However the difference with other air signs is that it has a fixed quality which makes the Water Bearer capable of doggedly pursuing their train of thought. As a result, the Aquarius lives much more in the world of the ideas and thoughts than the social Libra or the master communicator Gemini. Thus for an Aquarius, being in love primarily means being able to roam unhindered in the free heaven of ideas and intellect in the company of a like-minded partner. And who better to understand such compulsions than a fellow Aquarius. These are people who are neither interested in deep emotional interaction nor in starkly sensual encounters. Instead they wish to look beyond the superficialities of appearance and accessories into the minds of their partners and wish to engage in a lively intellectual exchange.
Another consequence of being ruled by air is the fact that the Aquarius tends to maintain a distance between the life lived and the observing mind. This lends the Water Bearer a curious emotional detachment from the world of emotions and feelings. Unlike water signs, they are not comfortable dissecting emotions and sharing feelings but would rather have their actions governed by their rational mind. As a result an Aquarius may appear emotionally distant even to people they are fond of and particularly heartless to a Cancerian or Scorpio who expects wholehearted emotional involvement in love. While an Aquarius is happy chatting with friends and exchanging notes about the features of the latest gaming console, they will rarely let anybody into what they are feeling inside. This is a person who is cool and collected in his/her personal life and will move away from entangled, messy affair. For all these reason an Aquarius is best suited to a fellow Water Bearer who can understand their aversion to emotional complexities and preference for uncomplicated, open-minded partnerships.
Then again the Aquarius is the original rebel of the zodiac system. Both Aquarius men and women are driven by a deep need to be different. This may be expressed through clothes, beliefs, outlook or lifestyle, and is a reflection of Uranus, co-ruler and catalyst of the zodiac. Thus while a conventional partner might be expecting a bouquet of red roses and chocolates on Valentine’ Day, an Aquarius partner just might surprise him/her with a special edition of Cartesian philosophy and look forward to an evening of long, animated discussion. This is something that very few signs can be expected to understand even fewer to appreciate. Only another Aquarius will look forward to a lively intellectual exchange as an expression of romantic interest. In fact the Water Bearer’s partiality for a colorful lifestyle might not do down well with rather conventional signs like the Capricorn and Taurus. Even a flamboyant personality like the Leo actually cares deeply about their public image and might be embarrassed by a lot that their Aquarius partner openly displays in thought or lifestyle. Thus an Aquarius couple is best placed to understand each other’s highly individualistic personalities and appreciate the mutual ability to anticipate the trends and systems of the future.
However despite so many similarities in personal traits and priorities, an Aquarius couple might face a few obstacles down the line. Primary among them is a lack of emotional connection which is necessary to anchor the partners into a relationship. With both partners given to an airy detachment, there might be an absence of warmth and intimacy in the relationship. If a partnership is to become something more substantial than a mere companionship, it needs to be firmly grounded in emotional belonging without which it becomes rather superficial and lightweight.
Then again an Aquarius is a fixed sign which means that they can be rather obstinate and stubborn at times. What this means for their relationship is when two Aquarius partners clash in their opinions and lifestyles, neither might be willing to back down. While possessing a fixed quality makes the Water Bearer more determined and focused than other air signs like a Gemini or Libra, it also makes them less flexible and willing to adapt to various circumstances and personalities.
In the end however, Aquarians are best suited to one another because of their similar take on commitment. Like other Air signs, an Aquarius cannot be held down. They need the freedom to range widely in the worlds of thoughts and ideas and don’t take well to be tied to conventional demands of a relationship. Very often Aquarians can be found to engage in active intellectual exchanges with members of the opposite sex which can seem to veer into light-hearted flirtation. So if a partner is of the jealous type like a Scorpio or Cancer, they may have difficulty in understanding why their partner craves the society of others when they are right beside them. The truth is that the Water Bearer needs to be surrounded by a lively circle of friends and acquaintances since this is important for the free and productive exchange of ideas which they thrive on. And this is something that only a fellow Aquarius can understand and appreciate. On the upside, Aquarians are some of the most free-wheeling lovers in the zodiac. They are least likely to be possessive and will be the first to offer everyone, including their partner, equal freedom. Thus an Aquarius-Aquarius couple is best suited for some fairly unconventional arrangements when it comes to partnership and romance.