VALUES AND EMOTIONS
Virgo and Aquarius can be more compatible than they may seem at first glance. Although Virgo is practical and detail-oriented and Aquarius is a visionary who tends to see the bigger picture, these differences can draw them to each other.
Virgo is a mutable earth sign, meaning virgins tend to be grounded, but with an ability to move on quickly from setbacks and “go with the flow”.
That’s a good thing, because even the most monogamous Aquarius is moving through life in accord with his own rhythms, marching to the beat of his or her own drum.
Virgos, who are the ultimate nurturers and caregivers, must accept the water bearer’s strong individuality and support rather than micromanage him. However, they both see one another as highly intelligent, and their capacity for problem-solving eclipses that of most other zodiac pairings.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 3 OUT OF 10
There can be great tenderness in a friendship between Virgo and Aquarius. They are both highly intellectual and prefer to keep a certain distance from their emotions. This makes them great problem solvers. Their intellectual and artistic interests may be what first brings them together.
Although Virgos don’t wear their sensitivity on their sleeves, they are humanitarians at heart. Many of them have lives and careers that are built around a need to serve others.
Aquarius is also a a humanitarian and great champion of the underdog. But generally speaking, Virgos are the doers, and Aquarians are the thinkers.
Aquarians express ideals, and as practical earth signs, Virgos work to make those dreams a reality. As friends, these two can benefit each other and the people around them.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 7 0UT OF 10
Virgo and Aquarius are often attracted to each other at first sight, but they have to really be in love to make their relationship last for the long-term. Unless there is a solid bond and emotional understanding between them, their differences might fizzle their initial flame. Should this happen, mutable Virgo will probably remain good friends with Aquarius.
Aquarius more readily sees people, even partners, as friends than soulmates. This is not always the case, of course! But unless there was a deep pain or loss that damaged him long-term, Aquarius is the most likely sign in the zodiac to have exes as friends.
However, if this pair do make a lifetime bond, it is often a highly empathetic one. Sure, Virgos are more deeply sensitive inside than anyone gives them credit for, and Aquarian mood swings strike like lightning.
But remember that Virgo is a mutable earth sign and ruled by Mercury. He or she is capable of objectivity, and handles many of the conflicts between them in a practical manner. Virgo’s mutability means he or she will also be able to keep up with Aquarius’s electrical shifts in thought and mood as his thoughts race light years ahead.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 4 OUT OF 10
Because Virgo is a caretaker at heart, he or she has to be careful not to support Aquarius’s larger-than-life, often eccentric dreams at the cost of her own.
If Virgo has secure boundaries and her innate pragmatism doesn’t turn her off from being with someone who views the world in unique ways, this marriage can go the distance.
Their ability to process conflicts intellectually is a doubled-edged sword. On one hand, they are sometimes less clouded by emotion than others, which helps this complex relationship run more smoothly. On the other hand, they both tend to shy away from intimacy and need to learn to let their guard down if they want to sustain their connection.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 4 0UT OF 10
Virgo and Aquarius are adept communicators. They both seem to use more words in a day than you can find in a dictionary. There is no limit to the intellectual excitement of this relationship. When they fight, they can usually find creative solutions (or ways to find acceptance when there is no solution).
The biggest danger to this relationship arises when they try to change each other. Virgo can be severely afflicted by perfectionism, and when they are, no one can truly live up to their expectations, least of all themselves. The second Aquarius senses someone is trying to change her, she immediately retreats even deeper into her own individuality.
The best thing they can do is remember why they fell in love in the first place and continue to love each other for the very different people they are.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 6 OUT OF 10
SEX AND INTIMACY
Sex and intimacy between these two is potentially one of the most erotic bonds out there. That is, if they both let go and let their senses and emotions guide them. This is something easier said than done between these two.
Both tend to hold back too much emotionally. However, when one of them opens up, the other is likely to follow. Now, let’s remember that Aquarius is a “yang” or masculine sign, while Virgo is a “yin” or feminine sign.
In this relationship, the water bearer is more likely to take the lead. And when the virgin follows this lead, their mental connection can be so erotic and instinctive that neither knows what hits them.
Virgo’s attention to detail extends to the bedroom. Ironically, virgins are known as one of the best lovers of the zodiac. Their innate ability to tune in to the smallest subliminal nuances and needs of their partners give them the knack for creating a sensory, psychological experience like no other.
Much of sex happens on a mental level for creative, eccentric Aquarius. Generally speaking, Virgo is able to mentally understand and stimulate Aquarius more intensely than almost every other sign.
COMPATIBILITY RATING: 7 OUT OF 10
AQUARIUS/VIRGO COMPATIBILITY PROS
- They are both very cerebral by nature and can often avoid being too clouded by emotion to come up with creative solutions to their conflicts.
- Virgo is practical and supportive. He has the focus and intelligence to make many of Aquarius’s wildest dreams a reality.
- Virgo has a grounding influence on Aquarius, while Aquarius broadens Virgo’s sometimes limited horizons if she lets him in.
AQUARIUS/VIRGO COMPATIBILITY CONS
- Because these two tend to detach from their emotions as a defense mechanism, they may not achieve or sustain the level of intimacy one or both secretly needs.
- Virgo’s perfectionism and obsession with details can really box in an Aquarius, who needs a metaphorical universe of space where his thoughts can run free.
- Virgo and Aquarius can sometimes be harsh and unforgiving toward one another. Likewise, in some Virgo/Aquarius relationships, one partner becomes the dominant force while the other fades into the background. These extreme roles can also alternate between the two. Balance can be difficult for them.
Summary of Aquarius and Virgo
Overall, Virgo and Aquarius are very different, though many of their differences are complimentary. Relationships between more flexible Virgos and Aquarians tend to do much better than those between more rigid ones.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury and has a mutable quality to it, which gives it this moveable and adaptable nature. Aquarius has no trouble dealing with Mercury, in most situations, and will most certainly like this mutable Virgo quality.
As a fixed sign, Aquarius is usually set in their ways, and this can be difficult to handle for someone so willing to sacrifice their happiness, such as Virgo. Their communication should mostly be good and their topics similar. They will share interest in many things and usually are excited about similar details.
However, they belong to the most different elements of all: earth and air. As an earth sign, Virgo can be very slow, too thorough, and rarely inspired enough for Aquarius to even feel the need to share their ideas with them. On the other hand, Aquarius can seem unrealistic or even crazy to their Virgo partner.
The best way for Virgo and Aquarius to function and be satisfied with their relationship is to take each other seriously enough. With Virgo’s attention to detail, any plan for Aquarius’ brilliant mind to come to life is possible.
Their communication might be tricky, and the lack of compassion Aquarius suffers from will sometimes hurt Virgo, but they still have a great opportunity to combine their minds and form a universal intelligence capable of creating anything at all.
OVERALL COMPATIBILITY RATING: 5 OUT OF 10