A Compatibility Guide for Aquarius

Are you an Aquarian, or do you have a friend, relative or partner born under that sign? You must know one – they are among the friendliest in the zodiac!

 Aquarius Sun with Aries Sun

This is a dynamic combination, very active and quick-moving.  Aries moves fast physically, and Aquarius thinks at the speed of light.  They both have leadership qualities, so can initiate projects and get things going, though they may vie for top dog.  Never a dull moment!

Aquarius Sun with Taurus Sun

There could be some dissonance, especially speedwise, with these two.  Aquarians like quick results, and Taureans don’t like to be pushed.  They are both strong willed, so may run into problems if their wills are not flowing in the same direction.  But, as with all squared signs, they can rise above their differences and create something quite progressive and talented between them.

Famous Example: Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

Aquarius Sun with Gemini Sun****

This is another good combination, with much communication.  There can be a great deal of excitement generated between these two, as well as telepathy.  The Aquarian may tend to lead in the relationship.  These two could conduct much of their relationship online, or at least meet that way!

Famous Example: Christine Bleakley and Frank Lampard

Aquarius Sun with Cancerian Sun

This is not a natural pairing, and these two may struggle to find common ground.  The Cancerian’s natural habitat is emotion and instinct (Water) and the Aquarian lives on a plane of intellect (Air) and intuition (Uranus).  If one of them has the Ascendant in the other’s Sun sign, that can give the relationship some common ground.  Living designs could also be difficult to reconcile, in that Cancerians like to collect or hoard, and Aquarians like to streamline.

Famous Example: Adrian Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders

Aquarius Sun with Leo Sun

These two are opposites, and therefore can be complementary and create a whole.  At a lower level of interaction, there can be tension, but the relationship is worth working at.  Aquarius understands group work, and Leo understands how to maintain individuality within a group, so they may find themselves working in society for the common good.  They have a hotline to each other.  Leo admires the Aquarian cool, and Aquarius admires the Leo flair.

Famous Example: Lisa Faulkner and John Torode

Aquarius Sun with Virgo Sun

These two may not have a great deal in common, but socially they both like to keep a little bit of distance, so will respect each other’s boundaries.  Each can see the other as cool, in different ways.  Aquarius may be regarded as cool, as in hip, and Virgo may admire that.  Virgo can be cool and efficient, and Aquarius may admire that, and see Virgo as a valuable ally.  Both are idealistic signs, in different ways, and in a group or in teamwork their friendship can especially flourish.

Famous Example: Sinead Cusack and Jeremy Irons

Aquarius Sun with Libra Sun****

This is one of those ideal matches, both Air signs, understanding each other through mental communication of the lower mind (rational exchange of ideas) and the higher mind (through telepathy).  These two can be truly in tune with each other.  If in a group of friends, a working group or team mates, the Aquarian may take charge of overall organization and Libra may connect with each member of the group through a one-to-one heart connection, thus both contributing their strengths.  This is a good partnership for setting up groups and workshops together.

Famous Example: Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Aquarius  Sun with Scorpio Sun

Traditionally, as this is a squared relationship, there can be a great deal of tension.  For example, they may both claim that they are always right!  That can create moments or days of stand offs, unless one or both have a more easy going Ascendant or Moon.  On a higher level, however, squared Suns can overcome all odds.

Famous Example: Julia Roberts and Danny Moder

Aquarius Sun with Sagittarius Sun

This can be a lovely combination, with both signs tending to be positive thinkers.  It can be very dynamic, with a great deal of potential and achievement.  It is also a very high energy relationship, which may exhaust others in their company.  Humour may be very prominent in this pairing, and there are always surprises round the corner for these two.

Famous Example: Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero

Aquarius Sun with Capricorn Sun

As neighbouring signs, they may have a great deal in common.  At one time they were both ruled by Saturn, but now Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, and personalities born under Aquarius can be very different and individualistic.  As long as the Aquarian has an understanding of the traditional values of Capricorn, and the worth of some of its enduring values, the partnership may work. It may also require the Capricorn to keep up with technology and social media, to aid communication.

Famous Example: Carla Bruni and Nicholas Sarkozy

Aquarius Sun with Aquarius Sun

As same signs, these two can understand each other perfectly.  Moreover, as Aquarians, they can be super-telepathic between themselves, like twins.  If both are focussed on the future, as is characteristic of Aquarians, they can achieve startling results, and leave others standing.  Their joint lifestyle could be quite unconventional.  Two Aquarians together can lead a new movement, or a humanitarian mission.

Aquarius Sun with Pisces Sun

As neighbouring signs, these two may have planets in each other’s signs, which will assist understanding.  Both are intuitive: Aquarius in a mental way, and Pisces in an emotional empathetic way.  As a union, they can be quite evolved, if they are using their higher faculties, and the potential of their ruling planets Uranus and Neptune.  This can make for a very interesting life together, full of mystery and wonder!


A full compatibility analysis details every component of the two birthcharts in relation to each other, not just the Sun sign.  As there is a lot of work involved, it is my most expensive service, at £45.

Competition Results

Many thanks to all of you who submitted entries for the 10-yr anniversary competition! There were 8 entries in all, and I loved them all.

I would have loved to award a prize to them all, and found it difficult to decide between them. I nearly chickened out and put them in a hat.

But in the end, I did make some decisions, and the results are:-

1st prize (the full birth chart including year ahead) goes to Judith Bogner, who was very moved by the David Bowie blog.

The two runner up prizes (a Year Ahead each) go to Sarah Berry and Asia Haleem, for the Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron recipe and the Jupiter-Neptune interplay blog appreciations.

Prizewinners, please let me know who you want the astrological work for, and their details.


Tomorrow a tide turns, with Jupiter going retrograde.  Progress in some area of your life may plateau, with a need for reworking or researching some background. Jupiter went retrograde on 8th January last year, if you would like to consult your diary for its effect.  With Jupiter being in Libra, it may concern a relationship in your life.  Perhaps you need to look at your own growth, as a key to the next step in the growth of the relationship.  Jupiter is retrograde until June, so this is a fairly long term process of discovery.

On Tuesday (7th) Mercury enters Aquarius.  It could be that you have gone as far as you can with patient, methodical thought on an issue, and it is time to turn up your thoughts an octave and bring more originality into your thinking.  Mercury will be travelling very rapidly through Aquarius, spending only 18 days there (leaving for Pisces on 25th).  So make the most of this window of mental stimulus, when ideas may come out of the blue and future vision will be more easily accessed.

That capacity for originality and invention is given an extra boost on Thursday (9th) when the Sun in Aquarius sextiles Uranus.  Those scientifically inclined may make some useful discoveries, while if more creatively inclined your own art could surprise you.  This aspect also favours networking, and group consciousness.

Friday (10th) is also an excellent day for socializing, with Mercury sextile Venus.  It’s great for dining out,  philosophizing in cafes, diplomatic meetings, and artistic and literary endeavours, or for combining all of those.  It’s a calm, contented, feelgood vibe.

Towards the end of the day you may be feeling a little of the tension of the upcoming Full Moon in Leo which occurs in the early hours of Saturday (11th), so make hay on Friday and seize the gifts of the day.  The Full Moon is also an Eclipse, so may be more powerful than most: it will stimulate creativity and individuality.

 N.B. The Full Moon occurs on Friday night in the U.S.

Late Addition

The Sun also trines Jupiter this afternoon, Saturday 11th.  You may experience some luck at the end of this week.

I seem to have short changed you this week, but hope to do better tomorrow.

The week in bullet points:

  • Tomorrow – some retrospection
  • Tuesday – mental refreshment
  • Thursday – invention
  • Friday – harmonious
  • Saturday – emotional