Sun Sign Aquarius
Democratic Different Eccentric Freedom-loving Friendly Futuristic Inventive Humanitarian Original Rebellious Unexpected Unconventional Unique
AQUARIUS PERSONALITY TRAITS
- Aquarians are natural-born rebels: idealistic, unconventional and forward-thinking.
- Aquarians like to do things their own way and they hate being controlled, or told what to think.
- Ownership, possessiveness and loss of freedom are their enemies and they side with the underdog.
- Aquarians are trend-setters and their individualistic style stands out from the crowd.
- People admire their inventiveness. Most Aquarians would rather drive an old banger powered by a recycled central heating boiler than a flashy new car.
- Aquarians can be stubborn, rigid and dogmatic. Sometimes they contradict just for the sake of being different.
AQUARIUS AND HEALTH
Aquarians may experience problems with their blood circulation and nervous system. The Aquarian tendency to be out of sync with their physical body can have the same effect as an un-earthed electrical plug creating energy that is jittery, erratic and difficult to control.
AQUARIUS AND MONEY
Aquarians see money as the root of most of the world’s problems although they accept it as a way to buy personal freedom. They are hoping for a future where financial systems are much more humanitarian and democratic.
AQUARIUS CAREER PROSPECTS
This sign is looking for a profession which leaves them at liberty to work on their own terms, using their own techniques. Aquarians are natural free-lancers or sole traders. They are not keen on following orders and they might struggle in corporate structures which demand absolute obedience to strict rules & regulations. They do not try to impress anyone, they just aim to deliver results that hit the nail on the head then go one step further. As their innovative approach can seem strange to more conventional types, they can feel like misfits in old-school organisations which insist on sticking to tradition.
AQUARIUS IS RULED BY URANUS, PLANET OF INNOVATION & CHANGE
- Original and unpredictable energy
- Need to feel at ease with their own uniqueness
- Can experience themselves as eccentric or view themselves as misfits.
- Prefer not to be burdened by the emotional wants, needs and expectations of others.
- Happier in kindred spirit group settings, where people support one another but everyone is responsible for their own role.
AQUARIUS ELEMENT & QUALITY
Fixed Quality & Air Element
This combination brings an original, innovative, evolutionary quality which can get entrenched in its own way of viewing the world. Aquarians tend to stick stubbornly to their own ideas and ideals about how to live life, which can make them appear rebellious and eccentric.
AQUARIUS IS THE 11TH ZODIAC SIGN
The Eleventh Zodiac Sign is interested in innovation. Aquarians love to do things differently and their role is to channel change onto the Earth plane. This is the sign that astrology considers to be evolutionary. When it is working well, it helps to advance human society with new sciences and technologies. But when it malfunctions, it brings catastrophic upheaval, rebellion and revolution.
AQUARIUS IS LINKED TO THE 11TH HOROSCOPE HOUSE
The House of Aquarius describes attitudes to friendship, to kindred spirits and to fellow humans generally. It also gives insight into hopes and dreams for the future. The 11th house points to potential in team and tribal settings and roles involving group activities. It is about shared ideals which prompt people to pool their ideas and energies and pull together for the greater good of all.
The Three Decans of Aquarius
Each zodiac sign is 30 days long and is divided into three Decans of 10 days each.
THE 1ST DECAN IS DOUBLE AQUARIUS, RULED BY PLANET URANUS
This is the most unorthodox section of the sign. Aquarian energy in the First Decan produces the true Evolutionaries of the zodiac. It is almost as though they have come from the future to introduce energies which have the potential to move human society forward. This type of Aquarian might find it difficult to acclimatise to present-day Planet Earth and (what appears to them) its comparatively clunky and outdated way of doing things.
While the Uranus influence on this Decan supplies the unconventional, unpredictable ground-breaking Genius Gene, it can also create a wide streak of eccentricity which might make individuals born into this Decan feel like misfits or strangers in a strange land. But although the tendency not to belong to any particular social set could seem lonely or isolated, it allows these one-off characters to stay free to be Unique.
THE 2ND DECAN OF AQUARIUS IS LINKED TO GEMINI, RULED BY PLANET MERCURY
This is Aquarian energy at its most fluent. The ability to translate and interpret futuristic concepts comes more easily to this section of the sign, which enables this type of Aquarian to communicate complex facts and figures in formats that are relatively easy to understand. They will probably be interested in a diverse number of topics but technological, scientific or sociological subjects could well hold a stronger significance for them.
The quick-thinking influence of Mercury on this Decan may mean that these Aquarians will have to battle with boredom, especially if they are stuck in a conventional classroom filled with slow learners. It is at this point that they could become disruptive or un-cooperative. Ideally, some bright spark will tune into their wavelength and realise how tedious traditional learning is for them.
THE 3RD DECAN OF AQUARIUS IS LINKED TO LIBRA, RULED BY PLANET VENUS
This is Aquarian energy at its most equable. Aquarius has a reputation for rebelliousness which can test the most tolerant of partners. But Third Decan Aquarians are more likely to compromise and collaborate than other sections of the sign. They retain a tendency to value friendship as the preferred way of relating to others but there could be rather more respect for romance!
The sociable influence of Venus on this Decan brings an ability to understand that people do not have to be alike to get on with one another. In fact, the most interesting connections can be those that cross countries and cultures and which celebrate the differences between individuals and their circumstances. Third Decan Aquarians are tailor made for remote or online dating, where they can link up with kindred spirits without having to relinquish their physical freedom.
Aquarius in Relationships
Although they are moved to tears by humanitarian causes, Aquarians are less easily influenced by emotion when things get too personal.
This is the Aquarian ideal. Generally, the 11th zodiac sign is happier in friendships or group activities than on an intense one to one basis.
Aquarians can feel like misfits in their own tribe. They do not do so well in conventional family setups and they prefer to belong to a group of free-thinking kindred spirits.
Aquarians tend to think outside the box, which can make them seem rebellious and uncooperative. They perform best when they are guided by their own rules and procedures.
Aquarians prioritise their kindred spirit contacts with special friends and groups of like-minded colleagues.
Compatibility between the Zodiac Sign Elements
FIRE, EARTH, AIR, WATER SIGNS
Astrology suggests that it is easier for the three signs within one Element to get on together, as the energy which drives them comes from the same source. But this does not mean that relationships between signs from different elements are doomed to fail, although it might take longer for them to understand and accommodate the differences between them.
AQUARIUS IS AN AIR SIGN
AQUARIUS with FIRE SIGNS The elements of Air & Fire complement each other very well. Timing is important however, as things can happen too fast & misunderstandings can occur.
- ARIES this is an interesting combination as both signs value independence but passionate Aries could be too much for cool Aquarius.
- LEO These two have opposing value systems. Aquarius thinks us and we – Leo thinks I and me.
- SAGITTARIUS Both are keen to make the world a better place but Aquarius prioritises theory over practice while Sagittarius believes that actions speak louder than words.
AQUARIUS with EARTH SIGNS Pair-ups between Air & Earth Signs can be rather dry unless there are shared interests, ideals and activities to provide the passion.
- TAURUS It is difficult for these two to find common ground. Idealistic Aquarius wants to heal the world whereas practical Taurus believes that charity begins at home.
- VIRGO Their techniques could not be more different. Virgo swears by tried and tested methods whereas Aquarius wants to innovate and do things differently.
- CAPRICORN avant-garde Aquarius dares to be different while conventional Capricorn plays by the rules.
AQUARIUS with FELLOW AIR SIGNS Air Signs share an interest in information and communication, but if everyone is speaking their own words or thinking their own thoughts, then who is listening?
- GEMINI this is a great combination for sharing of ideas but could be too cool for sharing of emotions.
- LIBRA This is a principled pair when it comes to fairness and equality. They can create the ideal relationship so long as they remember to include some emotion.
- AQUARIUS are friendly kindred spirits so long as they are interested in the same ideal. Otherwise it is endless argument.
AQUARIUS with WATER SIGNS The elements of Air & Water can work well when there is a sharing of creative insight. Air signs help the water signs to put their ideas into words, and water signs help air signs to express their imagination.
- CANCER They share a talent for original thinking but these two will need communication coaching. Aquarius is too cool and Cancer too shy.
- SCORPIO This opinionated pair can argue till the cows come home but they learn a lot from listening to each other’s points of view.
- PISCES This humanistic pair share an interest in helping others. They make a good team too – Aquarius provides the intellect and Pisces the imagination.
Compatibility between the Zodiac Sign Qualities
CARDINAL, FIXED & MUTABLE SIGNS
Traditional Astrology used to believe that it would be difficult for the four signs within one Quality to get on together. Actually they are perfectly capable of bringing out the best in one another. But relationships between them can be challenging for both partners, as disagreements can arise when their energies clash or turn confrontational.
AQUARIUS IS A FIXED SIGN
AQUARIUS with FELLOW FIXED SIGNS TAURUS, LEO & SCORPIO
These four signs share the same values when it comes to loyalty and perseverance. Most difficulties within the relationship would be caused by stubborn pride and a reluctance to concede to one another’s point of view. But as both partners are interested in staying involved for the long term, they are prepared to invest time and energy in trying to reconcile their differences.
FIXED SIGN AQUARIUS with CARDINAL SIGNS ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA & CAPRICORN
It is a question of outcomes. Cardinal signs insist on identifying goals and timelines as they expect to see results sooner or later. Fixed signs tend to get caught up in an ongoing situation and will prolong the process in order to stay involved with it. But Fixed signs can provide the patience that Cardinal signs sometimes lack and Cardinal signs can help Fixed signs to avoid becoming stale and stuck.
FIXED SIGN AQUARIUS with MUTABLE SIGNS GEMINI, VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS & PISCES
It is a question of intensity. Fixed Signs have a habit of giving their all to whatever they have chosen as their mission in life. Mutable signs seek a wide range of interests and prefer not to get bogged down in any single issue. Fixed signs can help their Mutable friends to go deeper and get more involved. Mutable signs can help their Fixed partners to lighten up and take things less seriously.
AQUARIUS IS A YANG SIGN RULED BY PLANET URANUS
Planet Uranus inspires the 11TH Sign with originality and inventiveness. According to mythology, Uranus came from the sky to mate with Terra (Gaia in Greek legend). He fathered the first generation of gods and goddesses. Aquarians are “creatures of the sky”. Their abstract ideas and unworldly ideologies can make them feel different from the more earthy, practical people around them. Uranus was the father of Aphrodite (or Venus), the fair goddess of peace and harmony. Under this father-daughter influence, Aquarians are able to bring new ideas into the world with the aim of making life on Planet Earth fairer and more enjoyable for everyone.
Aquarius and the Tarot
AIR SIGNS AND THE SUIT OF SWORDS
Aquarius has an affinity with the suit of SWORDS which represents energy that is abstract and intellectual. Swords are about ideas, information and communication. They can also symbolise the presence of conflict between different points of view.
Note: Your Zodiac Sign refers to which astrological constellation the Sun appeared to be in on the date of your birth. Each sign lasts for about 30 days, starting from around the 21st of each calendar month. If you were born close to the cusp of one sign and the next, you will need to check your year of birth for which date and at what time on that date, the Sun moved signs.
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