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Astrology for Lovers

by Liz Greene
I am a  and
She / He is a  and

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The Aquarius partner

Air signs live in the world of ideas, and they're frightened of strong emotions. This is truer of Aquarius than any other sign. They're not the world's most romantic or effusive lovers. They are often extraordinarily naive in matters of the heart, which contradicts the sophistication of their ideas. Sincerity, integrity, fairness and loyalty are among the Aquarian partner's most admirable qualities. But because he can be clumsy with emotions, he usually means what he says. He doesn't really know how to play subtle emotional games. So if he says, "I love you," you can count on it.

Aquarians are truth-junkies. They don't like lying. That can cut both ways. You can believe an Aquarian when he makes a commitment. But make sure you don't ask for those little declarations of reassurance that lovers need, like, "Do you like my new outfit?" Aquarius is all too likely to say, "Well, to be strictly truthful, I think that colour is terrible on you. It makes you look as if you've been dead for three weeks." All that truth can be pretty wearing on your ego.

Aquarians are probably more capable than any other sign of adhering to a promise. If they promise fidelity, they are very likely to be faithful, because they're loyal to their ideals. And they do have a lot of self-discipline.

On the other hand, if they haven't promised, they are quite capable of casually telling you that they have just started an affair with a wonderful person whom you absolutely must meet, because you're sure to become great friends. The look of bewilderment on your Aquarian partner's face, as you proceed to smash the wine bottle over his head, is utterly real. He really does have trouble understanding why you're behaving so irrationally. After all, in an ideal world, people don't own other people, do they? People shouldn't feel jealousy, should they?

The only comfort in all this is that Aquarians aren't really drawn to flamboyant romantic escapades. They value and respect a partnership which is rooted in friendship, mutual respect and good communication, and they often find it more relaxing and less troublesome to remain loyal because then they can get on with what they enjoy the most - things of the mind, and helping others. It's not that Aquarius lacks passion. Not at all. But the Aquarian temperament is not particularly sensuous. They have passionate minds. They're busy thinking about the World and Humanity, and what can be done to make it better.

But don't worry; the virtues of this sign easily outweigh the vices. Aquarius is a truly interested companion, and Aquarians know, more than any other sign, how to really be a friend. This should never be underrated. Friendship as the basis of a long-term relationship often means more to Aquarius than romantic love.

Loyal and honourable, reasonable and understanding, capable of enormous self-sacrifice, he cares deeply about other people. As long as you communicate clearly and logically, and don't expect your Aquarian to participate in theatrical emotional scenes or bow to emotional blackmail, he can be a wonderful listener and a careful, objective advisor. This quality of detached and undemanding friendship is often a true blessing in a relationship. It means you can have your own ideas, your own thoughts, your own interests. You can discuss things honestly and openly. You can have companionship and genuine equality without the clutter of imposed traditional roles.

Aquarians, although they can feel as jealous and insecure as anyone else, will rarely show it, or even admit it. They are the least possessive of partners, and however hurt they might be, they'll genuinely strive to understand your point of view because they believe so passionately in fairness. If you're looking for great gobs of sentiment and reams of gooey love poetry, stay away from Aquarius. You're more likely to have lengthy political and ideological discussions, and very few whispered "sweet nothings". On the other hand, if you want a true and devoted friend as a partner, Aquarius puts the other signs to shame. He is genuinely interested in people, and genuinely interested in you.

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