Friendships between Gemini and Aquarius often struggle to get off the ground. The two sun signs are just too different. Gemini craves companionship while Aquarius prefers their own company. As a result, they are rarely compatible in day-to-day life.
Both air signs, Gemini and Aquarius are both highly intellectual and enjoy a good debate. But while they will dissect ideas together, these zodiac signs are unlikely to go deeper and talk about their feelings and challenges. The result is a superficial but happy friendship.
Overview of the Gemini and Aquarius Friendship Compatibility:
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Are Gemini and Aquarius Compatible as Friends?
While Gemini and Aquarius can be happy acquaintances who enjoy chatting together, it can be challenging for them to become true friends. They are just too different to live comfortably in one another’s worlds. Gemini can find Aquarius’ independent world stifling, while Aquarius refuses to “perform” in Gemini’s socially frantic world.
While Gemini and Aquarius might appreciate the other person and what makes them unique, they are unlikely to choose to spend a lot of time together when there are so many more compatible friends out there. Though on occasion, their differences can make them intriguing to one another and result in more than friendship.
Since Gemini is interested in most things, it is not hard for them to find things in common with Aquarius. But while Aquarius likes to “geek out” over their interests, going deep and learning everything, Gemini’s interest tends to be more superficial.
Gemini’s head is easily turned, so while it is easy to get their attention, it also doesn’t last for very long, as it is quickly caught by something new. Aquarius will either appreciate their interest in the passion, or disdain their superficial level of interest. Or a combination of the two.
Gemini is passionately interested in people and loves to learn what makes others tick. Aquarius, on the other hand, tends to find other people underwhelming.
Most Aquarius assume that they are the smartest and most interesting person in the moon, so they prefer to keep their own council rather than pass their time learning a lot about others.
Neither Gemini nor Aquarius tend to think of themselves as beholden to other people. As a result, they are not the most loyal of friends.
Gemini doesn’t really think that the little promises matter, and will happily skip birthday drinks or a coffee date if they get a more interesting offer. They assume that the other person will understand.
Aquarius tends to have a “me against the world” attitude. While they are considerate and will help others, they believe that at our core most of us are on our own. So, they do not feel like they have deep responsibilities to other people.
Fun & Excitement
Gemini and Aquarius aren’t really on the same page when it comes to fun. Gemini loves being out and about with other people, doing anything that is spontaneous and exciting. They love glitz and glamour, and doing whatever is new and popular.
Many people think that Aquarius are introverted, but in reality, they are eccentric and hilarious. But Aquarius doesn’t perform for other people. They are happy to do their own thing and keep their own company.
Aquarius can find the way that Gemini performs and follows other people frustrating, while Gemini doesn’t feel like they thrive in Aquarius’ self-contained world. As a result, it can be difficult for them to find something that they will both love doing.
Likelihood to Last
Gemini and Aquarius are both independent spirits that do not need each other, so they are unlikely to love in each other’s pockets. If they form a friendship, they are very likely to grow apart over time.
Aquarius generally believes that they are alone in the world. They tend to think that they are more intelligent and aware than everyone else, don’t believe that they really need anyone else. If they let someone else into their lives, it is because they want them there.
Gemini, while they care deeply about other people, can be fickle friends. They tend to want to spend a lot of time with a new friend, creating a deep bond. But they are quickly distracted by their next new friend.
While Gemini doesn’t lose affection for their past friends, they don’t necessarily spend that much time together. Independent Aquarius doesn’t need to chase Gemini for their attention once they have moved on to the next thing.
Gemini and Aquarius may well find themselves with a lot to talk about. Both are highly intelligent and have a lot of ideas to share. But the differences between them can stop them from forming a deep bond.
Aquarius generally keeps their emotions and inner thoughts to themselves. They don’t really feel the need to share, and also tend to think that there are few people out there that can truly understand them.
Gemini, gregarious and often superficial, don’t fill Aquarius with the confidence that they are the one in whom they can confide. So, while they might enjoy Gemini’s company, they are unlikely to go deep.
Gemini can sense Aquarius’ reticence. But Gemini has many friends, and will find other people better to be their confidant.
Gemini and Aquarius Potential to be More Than Just Friends
Gemini and Aquarius couples are relatively rare. While the two might find themselves enjoying an intense and fulfilling fling, they are unlikely to make a long-term connection.
This is simply because the two are so different, that it can be very challenging for them to find a happy equilibrium.
Aquarius is highly independent and does not feel a need to perform for other people, and doesn’t really enjoy their scrutiny. As a result, they can find Gemini’s full social life that is always populated by new people challenging.
Gemini can find Aquarius’ independence and introversion frustrated. They are really looking for a partner in crime, and Aquarius is not up for fulfilling the role.
Neither are fighters, but both have the self-confidence to walk away when they know something is not working. They will thank the other for the experience and look for a better match.