Aquarius zodiac sign and its interpretation

This page offers a few texts published in several pages of our website along with other unreleased features. Its aim is to describe and to recapitulate the mains characteristics of Aquarius.

It is useful to recall that to be a Aquarius means to have one's Sun in Aquarius, which requires to know the exact time and place of birth in addition to the date. Indeed, sometimes a one-minute gap is enough for the Sun to shift signs when the birth occurred near the end or at the beginning of a given sign.

Astrotheme enables you to find rapidly the exact position of your Sun and your Ascendant, should you have any doubt.

The astrological sign of Aquarius and its personality

You are particularly sensitive to the values of friendship in the sense that you see yourself as a link within a chain, certainly a different and original one, but with no will to flatter your ego or to individually assert yourself.

On the contrary, your aim is to immerge yourself in your friendly relations and to participate in projects and ideals of the whole human community.

Unpredictable and uncontrollable, to blossom, you enjoy or more precisely you need to cultivate your peculiarity. It is difficult to figure out your personality, because sometimes you can be humane and driven by collective values, and sometimes in different circumstances you seem curt when you feel that your desire for independence is at stake.

Freedom is not an empty word to you. It implies in particular problems abiding by the hierarchy and established rules. You find it almost unbearable to obey and to fit the mould, because this prevents your creative genius from reaching its full potential.

Aquarius' sayings and key-words

The sentence "We love" encapsulates one of the character traits of Aquarius, a sign willing to put its original ideas, its taste for ambitious projects, its humanism and its sense of friendship at the service of the community.

The sign of Aquarius is idealistic, altruistic, detached, independent, original, surprising, gifted, contradictory, innovative, humanistic, likeable, friendly, self-confident, impassive, quiet, intuitive, creative, charitable, elusive, disconcerting, generous, tolerant, paradoxical, and cannot stand any kind of constraint.

But sometimes it is marginal, resigned, distant, utopian, maladjusted, eccentric and cold.

The sign of Aquarius and its astrological characteristics

Rulership and exaltation in Aquarius

Aquarius, original, enjoys being different
Aquarius, original, enjoys being different

Each astrological sign has traits which are similar to, or different from, those of certain planets. They are known as planetary dignities. The planet having the strongest affinities with a sign is said to rule the sign and to be in its domicile, i.e. at home. It expresses itself with all its might, unreservedly. When a planet does not match a sign too well but remains compatible, it is in its exaltation. It gets its strength and its energy from the said sign though to a lesser extent than a planet in domicile.

The sign of Aquarius is in analogy with Uranus, its ruler. It gets along well with Saturn, his second ruler.

Therefore, Uranus’ features influence this sign full of complexities, i.e. inventiveness, independence, energy to transform things, and enthusiasm for collective values, but also adaptation issues, extravagance, and insensitivity at a strictly individual level.

Aquarius also displays several traits pertaining to Saturn: discipline, patience, perseverance, rigour, concentration, responsibility, ambition, maturity, and discretion, but sometimes harshness, dilatory gesture, introversion, solitude, dryness, and lack of selflessness.

It must be noted that the interpretation of each zodiacal sign echoes the meaning of its House: the first sign and the 1st House, etc. Therefore, Aquarius, the eleventh zodiacal sign, is in analogy with the 11th House: it represents the native's projects, his friends, and his protectors. It describes the nature of his friends, his group activities, and the place he occupies within the group, contrarily to the more individualistic 5th house.

This 11th house is related to all kinds of humanitarian topics.

Aquarius Elements, Quadruplicities, and Polarities

Air element of Aquarius

The twelve zodiacal signs are divided into four sectors matching the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. An element includes three compatible signs (triplicity), each element being mutually complementary.

Aquarius, like Gemini and Libra, is an Air sign: it is the element of communication and exchanges. It makes its natives talkative, distracted, light, swift, curious, and brimming with ideas. However, air is not palpable. Therefore, ideas may never be implemented, and the natives may be scattered, always going from right to left, and vice-versa.

They are interested in many things at the same time but cannot focus on any specific one, and as a result, they never finish off anything they have started. Air favours the intellect, logics, and the mind rather than sensitivity or emotions.

People ruled by this element are often very superficial, but they are quick and shrewd.

Aquarius is sometimes eccentric or marginal
Aquarius is sometimes eccentric or marginal

The Fixed mode of Aquarius

Signs are also divided into three sectors comprising four signs each. They are the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable sectors. Quadruplicities are also referred to as mode: the Cardinal mode, the Fixed mode, and the Mutable mode. Like elements, they rule different values and have characteristics of their own.

Aquarius, like Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio, is a Fixed sign. People with prominent fixed signs usually enjoy routine. They are stubborn, inflexible and find it difficult to adjust to new situations. Nevertheless, they demonstrate tenacity and moral strength, and they always complete their projects although it takes them some time to get started.

Aquarius is constant in his opinions. He may be intellectually intolerant. He always appears a bit paradoxical in the sense that he is an original person, but he finds it hard to change his mind in a smooth way.

Yang polarity for Aquarius

Lastly, polarities divide the Zodiac into two groups of six signs. Polarities are referred to as Masculine and Feminine, Yin and Yang, or Active and Passive.

These characteristics alternate from one sign to the next in zodiacal order. Active signs indicate extroverted, expansive, and fairly physical people who express themselves easily and are quite energetic and enthusiastic. Passive signs are more introverted, internalised, intellectual, deep, and calm.

Aquarius is active, or Yang.

The sign of Aquarius and its physical appearance

Even though they may not perfectly match your outward appearance, if your Ascendant, or to a lesser extent, your Sun, is in Aquarius, you might take on the following characteristics:

Aquarius physical appearance
Aquarius physical appearance

Physically speaking, Aquarius people are often slim and of tall stature. They have regular and pleasant traits, dark and thick hair, and their hairstyle is either sober or unusual. The facial expression is nice with a shade of seriousness.

The eyes are sparkling with life and seem to be on the lookout for anything odd. The entire appearance gives an impression of vivacity and originality.

Their look may be either eccentric or serious. In any case, it is always astonishing, and this is precisely what Aquarius people enjoy since it matches their nature.

Their favourite colours are indigo and all hues of dark blue.

The sign of Aquarius and its health

The ankles and the legs are the parts of the body in analogy with the sign of Aquarius.

If your sign is Aquarius, your health is very good because you are rather slim and mobile and not too interested in food, which constitutes the very frequent cause of many problems.

Your behaviour is quite unusual in this field too. You are able to suddenly change your eating habits on a whim. Indeed, you regularly taste new foreign or exotic cuisines for some time, and then you keep on eating the same food for weeks.

Since Aquarius rules legs and ankles, falls may have severe consequences.

Your mind is in a state of perpetual alert, and therefore, burnout or nervousness problems may affect you. Your nervous system is excessively called upon, and your capacity to ask yourself questions is unreasonably high-strung. As a result, you are prone to neurologic disorders, brain tumour, epilepsy, or just unexplained periods of anguish. Nevertheless, you have every chance to live to a ripe old age in good health.

The sign of Aquarius and its hobbies

If your sign is Aquarius, you are drawn to all things which stimulate your mind and enable you to communicate. You have a passion for anything related to razor-edge technology, informatics, and disciplines which are unusual or in the vanguard of progress.

An Aquarius pastime, activities or virtual reality games
An Aquarius pastime, activities or virtual reality games

Thus, virtual network-based role play, electronics, astrology, astronomy, and all the gadgets which abound in our modern world constitute your main centres of interest and fulfil you. They also include home cinema and film in general, research in acoustics with the latest samplers and synthesizers, digital cameras, metal detector, GPS devices, drones, last fashionable smartphones, virtual reality, and original website design.

You also enjoy intellectual sports such as chess, bridge, reading, and crossword.

Should circumstances lead you to practise sports, you feel comfortable with any discipline in analogy with your Air element and its motion characteristic. You also excel in all uncommon activities, which seem to have a magnetising effect on you, such as aviation, parachuting, hang-gliding, rock climbing, pole vault or high jump, skating, skiing, and dance, etc.

Aquarius and Love

What people born with the Sun in Aquarius should bear in mind is that it may be the challenge to start and remain durably in a relationship, even though paradoxically, owing to his ruler Uranus, he is more prone than others to fall in love at first sight.

Because Aquarius badly longs for independence and freedom, each love affair inevitably brings about responsibilities which are difficult to fulfil given Aquarius’ personality. For this reason, he may come across as cold or impersonal in certain occasions. It is all the more so that this sign is intellectual and relatively unemotional. This tendency may be altered by the positions of the Moon and Venus in the chart, for instance if they receive good aspects.

At times, Aquarius manages to remedy his lack of emotions by his natural intellectual cleverness, provided that his partner does not put too much affective pressure, for he would lose his composure because this area is not very accessible to him. He may then deal smartly with his love context, whether thanks to his original temperament, to his magnetism or to his humour, which rightly deserve admiration.

Moreover, Aquarius loathes routine. He is eager to find a soulmate who will not bore him and with whom he can share his constant quest for excitement, renewal, love or hot eroticism, and adventures, somehow a kaleidoscope-person.

If that is the case, despite his taste for change, Aquarius will durably live a harmonious life with his partner, because his Saturnian characteristic and his fixed mode enable him to do so. Aquarius is not afraid of paradoxes. With Pisces and maybe Scorpio, he is undoubtedly the most complex sign of the zodiac.

Aquarius and work

Your destiny is commensurate with your unpredictable nature. Your life is full of changes in direction which are caused by your sudden surges of independence and freedom. They enable you to evade monotony and recreate different environments in which you feel good again.

You are not particularly skilled for implementing projects of a too concrete nature. Your social evolution may fluctuate because you do not belong to the category of people who care for their self-interest. You are too idealistic for that, and you are always more or less detached from personal ambition concerns.

An Aquarius job among others, aircraft pilot
An Aquarius job among others, aircraft pilot

This does not mean that you are not passionate by what you are doing, on the contrary. For instance, when you work on innovating and futuristic projects, or when you are involved in a large-scope humanitarian project, you display tremendous energy, and you become a pioneer and model in your field. People would be well-advised to draw their inspiration from your behaviour so as to increase their own efficiency, genius, and creative abilities.

You are too idealistic and you are not willing to materially profit from your achievements. The only things you really value are the atmosphere in which you work, the friendly contacts you establish, the excitement to find new ideas, and the indescribable fulfilment to contribute to causes that are bigger than you, similarly to a bee in a beehive. You are happy to bring in your specific energy, totally different from that of your colleagues, and which has brilliant, amazing, and genius-like characteristics.

You are highly intelligent, and you need diversity in order to ensure your stability. In this case, your nice and inimitable side propels you to high levels of responsibility, provided that constraints are not imposed upon you and that your indomitable need for freedom and independence is fully respected.

You can be successful in the following areas:

Pilot, IT expert, electronics or network engineer, astronaut, astronomer, astrologer, occultism specialist, neurosurgeon, atomist researcher, scientist, electrician, stunt pilot, photographer, film-maker, humorist, humanitarian activist, NGO manager, and philosopher.

The symbolism of the sign of Aquarius

Countries and cities associated to Aquarius

Below are several traditional features associated with the sign of Aquarius.

For the countries : Russia, Sweden, Poland, Israel, Iran, Abyssinia.

For the cities: Moscow, Salzburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Saint Petersburg.

Animals, Food, Herbs and aromatics for Aquarius

The animals in analogy with Aquarius are long distance big birds such as the albatross.

The foods in analogy with Aquarius are citrus fruits, apples, limes, dried fruits and easily preserved food. Herbs and aromatics: peppers, hot red peppers, star-fruits, and generally herbs that are spicy or with an unusual flavour.

If you are Aquarius, you do not eat like a horse, far from that, but you can be a perfectly nice guest and do justice to the most renowned tables at some moments of your life. Indeed, your nature is so nonconformist and original that you seem to give your eating habits a cyclic pattern.

You shift from cravings for exotic and original dishes from Asia, Scandinavia, Central Europe, etc. to a total lack of interest in them, and then, you eat nearly anything. In this latter case, your meals are simple and light because your interest is definitely elsewhere.

The following foodstuffs and condiments are good for you: fatty fish, fruits and dried fruits such as almond, hazelnut, and nut, linden, liquorice, mint, mixed salads, parsley, sage, sunflower seed, green vegetables, and wheat germ.

Regarding your culinary tastes, owing to your delicate and absent-minded nature, you do not always remember to take your meals at regular times. As a result, you find yourself nibbling whatever is available.

Sweet food is high on the list of your choices, for it helps you increase your insulin level. Thus, you are there, drawing from a pack of almond crescents or cookies. Mouth-watering desserts are prepared according to the rules of molecular cuisine such as kiwi nectar caviar, black tea jelly, or rose-flavoured whipped cream.

What is important is that the result must be light and fun, or at least surprising. When you allow yourself to follow your childhood's penchants, you grab sweets having brightest colours like Haribos. The fact that they are full of chemicals does not matter.

Flowers, plants and trees associated with Aquarius

Flowers and plants: orchids, dancing ladies, polygonatum.

Trees: all the fruit trees.

Stones, Metals and Salts associated with the sign of Aquarius

Stones, Metals and Salts in analogy with Aquarius are aquamarines, aluminium, sodium chloride and magnesium phosphate.

Celebrities with the Sun in Aquarius

Shakira, a famous Aquarius woman
Shakira, a famous Aquarius woman

Astrotheme's database of celebrities lets you know rapidly who are the most popular personages. There are two possible criteria: the number of clicks on a celebrity's page, or the number of visitors who put them in their favourite file of their account. The latter criterion is the most reliable one.

Taking into account contemporary people, the three most popular females are Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johannson and Beyoncé Knowles. The most popular males are Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

However, we are focusing here on people born with the Sun in Aquarius. The currently most popular people are: Nicolas Sarkozy, Jennifer Aniston, Shakira, Harry Styles, Justin Timberlake, Oprah Winfrey, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robbie Williams, Ashton Kutcher, or Alicia Keys.

Famous people having a Aquarius dominant

The Sun in Aquarius corresponds exactly to the topic of this article. However, it may be interesting to check the dominant of the chart. Indeed, it sometimes happens that the only planet in Aquarius is the Sun, but that the other planets or an angle such as the Ascendant are in a different sign. Although the chart's owner is a Aquarius, his chart may display a more "powerful" sign than Aquarius. This is called the "dominant sign".

Patrick McGoohan, an Aquarius with Pisces dominant
Patrick McGoohan, an Aquarius with Pisces dominant

Conversely, some people are not Aquarius, although Aquarius is their planetary dominant. In that case, they display Aquarius features. In some cases, they are "much more Aquarius" than people having the Sun in Aquarius.

Astrotheme has computed eleven types of dominants for all the entries of its database. They include the dominant sign and in particular, the Aquarius dominant.

The most popular people having Aquarius as their planetary dominant (but not the Sun in this sign) are, for some of the most famous ones: Capricorn Salman Khan, Capricorn Jack London, Capricorn Muhammad Ali, Pisces Haendel, Capricorn Lauralee Bell, Pisces Patrick McGoohan, or Gemini Nâdiya.

The other signs of the zodiac

You can also read the files about the signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces.

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