Aquarius and Pisces is a match which is often misjudged by the astrological press. Often it's stated that you're both 'other-worldly' or some such and therefore relate well to each other. Similar interests? Perhaps. Same outlook and relationship style? Absolutely not!
With that said, if you can both adapt to the others style this is a relationship which will improve steadily over time, and eventually rival any other match. The low scores indicate a high initial challenge, and not a long term pessimistic view.
These scores show the averages for data collected from my clients over the past 20 years. It's important to note however that individual relationships vary enormously. This is a summarized picture, a real compatibility reading is needed to judge a real relationship. It's also worth noting that Soulmates can be found in any sun sign match, even those which are statistically likely to have low compatibility.
This article is in two halves, the first is written from the viewpoint of the Aquarius man or Aquarius woman, and the second is written from the viewpoint of the Pisces man or Pisces woman.
While Pisces is spiritual and often emotionally intuitive to the point of being 'psychic' you're intellectual, free thinking and radical.
You may both be intrigued by the others gifts in this area, but the overlap from a relationship standpoint is pretty much zero. While you both may have an interest in the occult or metaphysical that's typically fairly irrelevant as the basis of a relationship.
You're an intellectual sign (air), and Pisces is an emotional one (water). More to the point however, you're perhaps the least emotional of all zodiac signs, and Pisces is one of the most emotional. This has a wide ranging impact on all areas of how you each handle relationships.
As with all challenging matches it can still work well if you're both prepared to compromise in key areas, in this instance however your Pisces is far more likely to be okay with that than you are, so things are largely in your control.
Initially this relationship may seem perfect. You have found a wonderfully caring, nurturing and supporting partner. As time goes on however you may discover that the flip side to all this good stuff is that they also can be very needy, fragile and possessive by your standards.
You may find your Pisces humble and intuitive nature fascinating. The concept of using intuition may hold great appeal. But, that fascination may gradually turn to bewilderment and occasionally frustration, as you realize that rather than just being gifted they're really also from another planet!
Pisces is typically much more giving in relationships (no other sign is more selfless). They'll give you a part of them, and frankly it's unlikely to be reciprocated very easily. It's unlikely to be your style to be that co-dependent early in a relationship.
In this and many other respects there's a danger of this becoming a fairly one sided relationship, with your Pisces bending over backwards to make you happy and mend any rifts.
While you tend to always have a rational basis for an idea or argument and tend to look at everything objectively. You'll find your Pisces to be frequently irrational, acting mainly on emotion and looking at most things subjectively.
You both can be very caring people, however your approaches are very different. Your Pisces prefers to help people one on one. Whereas you are more likely to be interested in the common good and the bigger picture, often appearing almost uncaring in one on one situations. A classic example of an emotional versus intellectual approach to life.
In short, your partner is likely to be too emotional and sensitive for your taste, embodying many of the facets of those traits that you dislike - being too sensitive, easily offended, clingy, romantic, overly mushy etc.
The key to this relationship then is understanding each other, and being prepared to compromise. It can certainly work, and work well, but you both need to be prepared to meet in the middle. Your Pisces is very likely to be willing to do this, if you are.
This could be the breaking point for your Pisces in this relationship. You're an exciting and adventurous lover, always willing to try new things. Pretty much exactly what Pisces isn't. They typically want romance, soft pillows, candles and generally everything to be cuddly, intimate and most of all, emotional.
You're more likely to look at sex as something fun, rather than as a form of emotional or romantic expression. Meanwhile Pisces tend to want romantic sex with a sense of emotional joining every single time.
Pisces are incredibly loyal partners, who will suffer a lot before moving on. They hate confrontation in any form, and one quirk this produces is that often they'll just 'crack' - pack their bags and leave, often without any warning, sign of discontent or complaint.
It's important to note however that we're looking only at sun signs here. There are many other planets which can have an equal or greater effect on someone's personality. Makes sense, as ultimately everyone is of course unique. Generalizing too far based just on sun signs can therefore be misleading.
To fully understand someone or how compatible you are with them we need to calculate those other planet placements from their date of birth, and compare them to your own, and then interpret the results.
This unlocks the real power of astrology, and gives much more useful and specific information: everything from how they view you, how to turn them on, how to avoid arguments with them etc. If you would like to explore this further please see the compatibility readings page.
Pisces Aquarius is sometimes a bad match. It can be hard for each of you to get what you want, much less what you need from this partnership.
As with all low scoring matches, it can certainly work well if you're both prepared to compromise in key areas, in this instance however you're far more likely to be okay with that than your Aquarius is, so things are largely out of your control.
There are some exceptions which can make this match more workable from your side. For example, if you judge yourself to be particularly successful in life, this match can work, as the issues of self respect and confidence won't be nearly as fundamental to you as they would otherwise.
Similarly if your Aquarian is particularly sensitive, or has experienced some form of trauma they often appreciate your empathetic and nurturing style far more than they otherwise would. In the absence of these abnormal situations though, this relationship is likely to face some challenges in the long term.
You'll probably find your Aquarian fascinating. Their fast mind, articulate nature, constant stream of ideas and interests - overall your partner is likely to strike you as some kind of undiscovered genius. It's also possible you share some interests, perhaps in a creative or metaphysical direction.
As things progress however your Aquarian will start to seem somewhat inaccessible - aloof and possibly uncaring. You're a very flexible person, and will start to try your best to accommodate them. Wherever there is give and take in this match it will largely be you doing the giving. Of course, you won't have much of a problem with that in the short term.
You may have trouble dealing with your Aquarius frequent distractions, and feel that often they aren't putting you first. Unlike more emotional signs, they can get wrapped up in work and 'forget' about more mundane responsibilities. (Don't take this personally! When Aquarians are on a roll they can even 'forget' about things like eating!)
Similarly they may seem a little too objective or harsh in their judgment, lacking in sensitivity or compassion. To clarify this, you both can be very caring people, however your approaches are very different. You prefer to help people one on one, whereas your Aquarius is far more interested in the common good, often appearing uncaring in one on one situations, such as relationships.
Overall, there's a chance that this partner will seem too cold and analytical for you on a one to one level, and also be a lot more stubborn than it first appears. You'll end up having to make numerous sacrifices to make this work.
As with other areas, there's a risk that your Aquarius may seem too cool and detached for your taste.
Aquarians are exciting and adventurous lovers, always willing to experiment and try new things. They look on sex as more of a fun activity than as a spiritual or emotional experience. You'll probably find your styles somewhat incompatible in this respect. Unfulfilling to you, and possibly boring to them.
Again, this can be solved with compromise and give and take and transform into a great match with the best of both worlds. It probably won't be achieved as easily or smoothly as either of you might like however.
So is this article conclusive? No! This article is based only on sun sign interaction. In order to provide a lot of people with information it's a convenient and fast way to generalize, but it's far from conclusive at this broad level. To get a complete picture we need to take all the other planets and their interactions into account for each of you, with a real astrology reading...
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