Aquarius is the most recognizable sign of the Zodiac. They are so unique that it’s harder not to spot an Aquarian, especially an Aquarius rising.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of inventions and eccentricity. Its time of the year begins on the 20th of January and lasts until the 18th of February. People born during this period are imaginative, freedom-seeking and have many original ideas. Before the discovery of Uranus, the sign was ruled by Saturn. Today, Saturn is considered to be its co-ruler.
In astrology, the glyph used for Aquarius looks like two parallel waves, they can be both waves of water or electricity. Its name means water-bearer in English. Aquarians have themselves plenty and they love to share it with anyone who is thirsty. Aquarius is the sign of idealism and good causes.
In the natural chart, Aquarius rules the eleventh house of groups and organizations. This zodiac sign value friendship a lot and likes to discuss new and revolutionary ideas with like-minded folks.
In the human body, Aquarius rules the calves and the ankles.
Element and Quality of Uranus in Astrology
You would say that of course, Aquarius is a water sign. Well, no. Aquarius is actually an air sign. At first glance, this seems illogical, but if you think about it, it makes sense. Water signs are more emotional and air signs are more intellectual and communicative. Ruled by the planet of genius ideas, Aquarius is super intelligent and logical. The other two air signs are Gemini and Libra.
If you group the signs by element, Aquarius belongs to the fixed signs. Fixed signs include Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. They are focused on finishing what they set up their minds to do. Fixes signs lack flexibility and try to avoid changes (except if the change is initiated by them). Aquarius has masculine or active energy.
When Is Aquarius Strong In Your Natal Chart
If your Sun, Moon or ascendant are in Aquarius, the qualities of this sign are a big part of your personality. Many planets there or in the eleventh house also show that you have quite a few Aquarian traits.
If your Uranus aspects some of the personal points in your chart, the planet or house cusp will inevitably get some Aquarian qualities. For example, if you’ve got Uranus conjunct your ascendant, sometimes it looks like you were an Aquarius rising.
Positive Traits of Aquarius in Astrology
Aquarius is a very individual and original sign. To these natives, freedom is one of their core values. They want to be free and independent on every level.
This, however, doesn’t mean that they don’t care about others. On the opposite, Aquarius is the sign of fighting for humanitarian causes and social justice is very important for them. These natives are often altruistic and humane. They want to make the world a better place.
Aquarians value originality and inventive ideas. They are highly intellectual and deep thinkers who possess the capacity to discover fresh ideas. Many inventors have Uranus and Aquarius strong on their charts.
This sign is about the divine spark that makes the light bulb go on in your head. These people have many revolutionary ideas that help humanity in a great way. For example, electricity, computers and the internet are all ruled by Uranus and the sign of Aquarius. These inventions transformed the world and made our life easier.
Natives with important components of the chart in Aquarius are usually very intelligent. Brilliance and intelligence are closely related to Uranus. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and it rules the brain in the human body. Many of these natives are talented in sciences and engineering.
Aquarians find it important to let your uniqueness and individuality make a mark on the world. Expressing themselves is a non-negotiable for them. They like to do this on many levels, from the way they talk through their fashion style to major life decisions. Actually, every Aquarian is deeply unique and different from her fellow Aquarians.
The natives who have this sign strong in their charts appreciate everyone’s point of view. Aquarius is famous for his tolerant and open-minded way of thinking. These people enjoy learning about your point of you and encourage you to express your uniqueness. Aquarius recognizes how everyone is special.
They crave friendship. Aquarius rules the eleventh house of the chart which is the house of groups and circles. They like to participate in group activities and they get along with anyone no matter what their nationality, gender or race is. Freedom and living the truth are what these people find the most valuable in life.
Negative Traits of Aquarius in Astrology
Aquarians are often shy, especially during their childhood. The fact that they are unique and somewhat strange doesn’t help with fitting in, either. Peer pressure is a painful experience for most young Aquarians.
Aquarians like to make acquaintances but they have trouble entering committed relationships. Intimacy is a hard topic for them, they don’t like to be vulnerable and show affection. Freedom is non-negotiable in a relationship, if they feel that they are locked in a cage they’ll break free very quickly.
Sometimes they come across as cold and impersonal.
Being a fixed sign, no wonder that Aquarius is a quite stubborn sign in astrology. They are sometimes too fixed in their views and you need to provide very logical arguments to make them change their minds.
Perhaps the biggest problem for these natives is if they don’t learn how to express their uniqueness in a constructive way. Aquarians tend to be eccentric and radical. This can be a strength if you use it sparingly, or at least if it doesn’t stop you from living in symbiosis with society. Natives who can’t find the balance often rebel just for the sake of rebellion. Exile is another thing associated with this zodiac sign beside the genius and the revolutionary.
If you’ve got a cause that is really worth it, go for it, but otherwise, it’s better to make a compromise. Make sure that your Aquarian qualities are a blessing both to you and those around you and don’t let them destroy and isolate you.