This match can be difficult. Aries may find Pisces too indecisive, sensitive, and secretive, while Pisces finds Aries cruel, selfish, and domineering. On the other hand, if other elements in their natal charts are highly compatible, these two can form a nice complement to one another and develop a deep, intense connection. But for this match to work, Pisces will probably need to toughen up a bit and Aries will have to develop some verbal restraint and sensitivity.
On the plus side, Aries is likely to be fascinated by the intriguing Pisces personality, while Pisces appreciates the bold forcefulness of Aries. In a positive relationship, Pisces will lean on Aries for support when besieged by bleak moods and dire circumstances, and Aries will find respite from the relentless stress of fighting to be on top in the company of tolerant Pisces because typical Pisceans have no urge to dominate or control others. Aries can help Pisces become bolder (or at least act as a screen behind which Pisces can hide), and Pisces can help Aries develop latent intuitive and creative faculties.
Lifestyle conflicts may arise with this pairing because Pisces tends to be more introverted and likes to spend more time either at home, in the homes of trusted friends, or out in nature, whereas the typical Aries will cultivate a broader social circle. Pisces is easily overwhelmed by noise and chaos, whereas Aries thrives in overly stimulating environments. These two may disagree over preferred activities, with the result that Aries goes off in search of more boisterous companions and Pisces stays at home, feeling insecure. When this pair fight, Pisces is likely to get the worst of it because Aries tends to speak impulsively, blurting things out in the heat of the moment that leave lasting scars (Aries can also be hurt by conflict, but is quicker to get over it).
Despite the problems associated with this match, Aries and Pisces do have some traits that can bring them together. Both signs tend to be altruistic and generous in their positive manifestations (even to the point of courageous self-sacrifice), and Aries strength can form a nice complement to Pisces intuition. Both also tend to be creative, which be a basis for shared interests. However, whether or not these two create a beautiful balance together or their relationship is blown apart by conflict will likely depend on the compatibility of other elements in their natal zodiacs. If their ascendants and moon signs don’t mesh, the Aries tendency to verbally attack when frustrated combined with the Piscean tendency to escape in search of greener pastures when things grow difficult may pull these two apart.
Note: There is more to astrological compatibility than sun signs alone. Other elements in a person’s natal zodiac also play a role. Ascendants (rising signs), moon signs, and other planetary placements and aspects also shape personality and affect compatibility. For example, a Capricorn with Leo rising will be more extroverted than a typical Capricorn, and a Taurus with Aries rising or the moon in Sagittarius will be more compatible with Sagittarius than a typical Taurus. For more information on other natal chart elements, see Astrology Sun, Moon, and Ascendant.
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