Symbol: The Water-Bearer ♒
Dates: January 20th – February 18th. If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign
Element: Air Sign
Natural House: Eleventh
Ruling planet: Uranus (Classical: Saturn)
Key Phrase: “I socialize”
Motivations: Networking and Envisioning
Energy: Yang (Masculine)
Lucky Day: Saturday
Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9, 11, 17, 18, 35
Colors: Aquamarine (primary), additional colors include: violet and turquoise
Body Associations: ankles, calves, shins, and circulatory system
Birth Stones: Amethyst (primary) – additional stones
Flowers: Orchid and Bird of Paradise
Tarot Cards: The Star and the Queen of Swords
Air signs feel the need to facilitate connections among the twelve signs in the Zodiac while sharing knowledge and pursuing wisdom. Besides the four elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), the twelve signs of the Zodiac have qualities. There are three qualities in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Aquarius is a Fixed astrological sign.
Fixed signs fall in the middle of a season. These natives are the foundations of society. They are the builders and the preservers. Fixed signs take the ideas initiated by the Cardinal signs and they put them into motion to create something physical and substantial. Where the Cardinal signs are the “initiators,” the Fixed signs are the “establishers.” Their nature is incredibly reliable, and you know what to expect from them, and what you see is what you get.
Aquarius Personality Traits
Aquarius people are social and visionary. They understand the value of civilization and work hard to promote ideas that will benefit the most people. The list below highlights fourteen Aquarius traits.
14 key Aquarius Traits
When an Aquarius walks into the room, you can instantly recognize them as the most unique and unconventional person there. Aquarians do not follow trends; they set them. They dress and express themselves differently from everyone else, and they usually stand out in the crowd due to their quirky style and behavior.
Aquarians know the importance of teamwork. They make for the best team players because they know how to keep things fair for everyone. They are extremely aware of the environment, as well as the needs of society. Many Aquarians become activists, demanding justice and fairness for all living beings.
3. Easy Going
Aquarius natives know who they are and “what they are about”. They usually go with the flow, and can be very comfortable in their routines. Aquarians do not care too much about intricacies and trivial matters, and they forgive, forget, and move on with their lives rather quickly when they have been wronged.
Aquarians do not sweat and stress about the past, as their primary focus is on building a good future. Although Aquarius is a fixed sign, being an air sign allows them to be progressive. They are always looking for ways to ensure a bright, promising future, and they may not like changes and sudden unexpected events, but they will handle them with aplomb. Aquarius is the sign of technology, which makes many Aquarians incredibly inventive.
5. Independent thinkers
Aquarius natives do not allow other people to influence their values and opinions. Although Aquarius is the sign that represents friendship and community, Aquarians do not need the input of other people, and they feel entirely confident and secure with their capabilities and intelligence.
Most Aquarius individuals do not have an overbearing ego or self-righteous attitude, and they give every person they meet the benefit of the doubt. They do not expect grand gestures of praise and affection for their efforts and achievements. Aquarians have a down-to-earth, level-headed approach to life.
7. True friends
Aquarius is the sign of friendship, and most Aquarians will go to the ends of the earth for their friends. Aquarius natives treat every person they meet as their friend, but few earn the “best friend” title. They always make time for their friends, no matter how busy they are, and they will do anything within their power to ensure their friends feel valued.
Here today, gone tomorrow, an Aquarius is an independent free spirit, and they cannot be tied down. Ruled by Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, Aquarians are always changing their identity, appearance, and plans. It can be tricky to put your finger on what makes them tick.
9. Emotionless and Impersonal
Aquarians prefer to analyze every situation they are faced with logically, and they do not allow their emotions to get the better of them. This does not mean they do not feel emotions; they do. They just do not allow the emotions they feel to influence their decisions.
10. Hard to Figure Out
Many Aquarians are incredibly open and friendly to everyone they meet; however; they are very selective regarding who they share their feelings with and allow into their inner world. There is a side to an Aquarius that they will not even show their closest friend or partner, and they usually remain an eternal mystery to those around them.
It is challenging for most people to understand the mysterious, complex nature of Aquarius, and as a result, many Aquarians get labeled as “weirdos” by other people. Others tend to single out those that are different, and many Aquarians face adverse reactions and judgments from people because they are naturally, and intentionally, different.
Aquarians dislike rules and they can challenge authority. It is almost impossible to discipline and control an Aquarius, as they have a mind of their own and will always fight for their freedom, no matter what. Aquarians can act out and behave disruptively, and they can be quite unmanageable when they disagree with a policy or authority figure.
Aquarius natives have a habit of forcing their opinions and beliefs onto other people. Although they allow others to have their views, Aquarians can be rather ruthless in their deisre to spread their truth and opinions. When their beliefs are challenged, they can act sarcastic and impolite, offending many people around them with hurtful words.
Aquarians are so independent that it can be challenging for them to realize how their actions and words affect other people’s emotions. Many Aquarius natives proceed with thoughtless action, and they do not feel remorse or guilt for the after-effects of their negative actions. They can be prone to radical behavior, going to many extremes, and not understanding their limitations.
The Aquarius Woman
With a lively and creative spirit, the Aquarius woman is a complex and eccentric. Queen of improvisation, she dreams about changing the world in her own way and does not hesitate to suggest many ideas and innovations.
The Aquarius woman cares for humanity. She is an idealist who loves to help everyone who needs it. She can be very optimistic about life, which makes her a joy to be around. She is also enthusiastic, and her good vibrations are very much appreciated by those around her. While she is normally warm and sociable, she can become distant and cold when she finds no interest in a situation or a person.
Freedom is very important for the Aquarius woman. She will fight tooth and nail for her independence. Her best qualities are her ingenious mind, her passion for humanity, and her idealism for a better world. Never predictable and always intriguing, this woman will keep your interest, as friend, romantic partner, employer, or employee.
The Aquarius Man
The Aquarius man symbolizes independence and freedom, which is difficult to define. He is a very creative person, and this is reflected in the way he thinks. Very adept at personal development, his life goal is self-realization so he can become a better member of his community and citizen of the world. The Aquarius man is cerebral, making him sometimes cold and aloof. He has no problem rebelling when he disagrees with a policy, social norm, or authority figure.
The Aquarius man is astonishingly wise even though his head is in the clouds. He can be a tender and caring parent, or a detached one. Each Aquarius is different. He is a determined when he finds an interest, and can be especially notable for his ability to find new solutions to old problems. The Aquarius man does not lack imagination and intuition in anything he does.
The qualities that make him an exceptional man do not always manifest in real-world results; it is not unusual for the Aquarius man to dream more about doing the work to get results than doing the work and getting results! It can be surprisingly easy for him to elaborate utopian projects that he will never see completed. Even if he does not put his ideas into action, others may run with his innovative and fresh visions.
The main strengths of the Aquarius man are his intelligence, his creativity, and his concern for his community and society.
The Aquarius Child
Aquarius children really go their own way. If there is any sign that will best prove that we enter life with a complete energy map, it is Aquarius. These children are among the most strong-willed, and can rival Scorpio or Taurus for intensity and stubbornness. Punishment is tricky, as an Aquarian can easily ignore both the “carrot” and “stick” approach, leaving parents disempowered as to how to guide them. Mostly this sign needs explanations, and will respond well if treated as an adult at an early age.
The best rule of thumb to help them learn is to let them try and fail until they figure it out or they ask for help. If the parent intervenes before the child is ready for help, it will not go well for anyone. They can be successful with more freedom than most so long as the limits and rules are clear. They can see through any inconsistencies in what is said and what is done, so parents should always be as honest as possible.
The Aquarius Parent
The Aquarius parent can range from friendly to “hands-off”, depending on the Aquarius involved. The child will get to learn how different people have different expectations and what it means to be part of a “tribe”. Punishments will reflect what is needed to teach proper etiquette and how to fit in socially. When this parent engages, it will usually involve a group setting or some unusual social opportunity. Aquarius is also comfortable “parenting by committee”.
Aquarius is the sign of friendship and community. Aquarians easily make friends across the spectrum of relationships. They can leave a CEO’s office and sit down and chat with a homeless person on their way to a political fundraiser. Since Aquarius is all about community, they make friends easily and are good friends to the people they know.
Friendships come easily, and they tend to be invited to be a friend more often than the seek out friendships. They are always interesting, visionary, and often quirky in a fun way. They are especially welcome when you need someone who can bring other people to an important celebration, party, or event.
Aquarius is hard to pin down regarding love because they are the sign of “being unique”. One Aquarian might be monogamous, while another could be polyamorous, and another would prefer spiritual love over any kind of physical experience. If the match is off, there is no room for adjustment; they seek the “perfect fit”. Do not be surprised if they approach love logically and scientifically, meaning your relationship could end up as a life-long experiment, but life-long nonetheless.
Aquarians make some of the best leaders and employees, especially in large organizations. Their sign is known as the “visionary”, which often makes them perfect for the task helping an organization find its purpose and fit in society. If you need to know why this company or organization exists and how it helps the community, ask an Aquarius employee or leader.
They love to know that the work they do is making a difference. In fact, these are the people you should ask to write your mission statement, seek donations or capital investors, and search for new trends and emerging markets. Aquarians make the perfect networkers, trend setters, and prognosticators; they will see the future possibilities before anyone else.
While it is part of traditional astrology to suggest some jobs are Aquarius jobs and other jobs belong to other signs, that concept is outdated. Essentially any sign can do any job, whether the person is a hair dresser, surgeon, stay-at-home parent, fighter pilot, and on and on. Ideally, the person doing the job needs to be able to do the work in alignment with his or her sign. Aquarius prefers to be socializing, envisioning, and team-building when it comes to work and career.
Work is boring, full with difficult tasks, one after the other. But those tasks are the rain in your life, and now that you’re done with them, soon you’ll see work get easier and less stressful as if welcoming spring into your life.
Love isn’t all sunshine and happiness all the time. Your significant other goes through troubled times as well, and you have to learn to be there for them through the hard times if you want to be there for the good times as well.
Been worried about your financial situation for some time now? This is where it all pays off; soon enough, you’ll realize that life isn’t all that bad and bad investments can lead to some good as well. Keep an open mind.