The Most Toxic Relationship Traits Of An Aquarius

Anyone hoping to improve their relationships through astrology should take note that while Aquarians are often touted for their uniqueness and individuality, they tend to be unpredictable, stubborn, and radical in their ideology (via Thought Catalog). According to Allure, Aquarius is a fixed-type air sign who detests "authority and anything that represents conventionality." This can manifest itself in innocent ways, like abstract styles of dress or weekend warrior type spontaneity, but things can get toxic when an Aquarian's unconventional behavior is viewed as unreliable and inconsistent to those around them.

However, if your mate is an Aquarius, don't try to correct the perceived bad behavior because you run the risk of unleashing their stubborn side. As pop culture astrologer Kyle Thomas warns, "Aquarius tends to have a very specific vision of how they see their — and the world's future — and anything that conflicts with it will be scoffed at. Also, rather than dealing with emotion as it arrives, Aquarius tends to bottle it up and use sarcasm or condescension to detach."

Tame that toxic Aquarius with your undivided attention

According to Your Tango, the fastest ways to tame a toxic Aquarian is to attend to their intellect, provide space for them to be unique, and stimulate them with new ideas. Even still, you may have to walk on eggshells when it comes to earning their full confidence. "To win an Aquarian's trust, don't try to reign in their quirks or keep them from flying their freak flag high — Aquarius thrives on shock value" (via Allure). In other words, since it may be difficult to reason with this sign, friends and family are better off simply lending their support.

If you're an Aquarius looking for a lover who will mesh well with your extremist view of the world, Compatible Astrology suggests fire signs Aries and Sagittarius. Aries is an excellent match because Aquarius' tendency to flout authority won't be overly scrutinized, as both signs are rebellious, independent, and spontaneous. In contrast, Aquarius finds compatibility with Sagittarius due to their common interest in humanitarian causes (via Your Tango).

That's right, despite the sign's unpredictability, Aquarians have a big heart. Celebrity astrologer Susan Miller notes people who fall under this sign have innate desire to aid their community and shine a light on injustice. "At some point in your life, you are likely to find at least one community, humanitarian, or charity cause to act upon, whether the scale be large or small" (via Astrology Zone). All the more reason to nurture our Aquarians even when it seems their talent has turned toxic.