Aquarius Sign Dates, Traits, & More

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Aquarius Zodiac


To many people, myself included, this is the most interesting of all the signs. The reason is because these people are not sheep: they do their own thing, in their own way, etc, etc. And in pronounced cases, their way is unusual, quirky, or downright eccentric. They will not conform to imposed restrictions or trends. They indulge in their own freedom and independence, even more so than Sagittarians, but remaining very friendly and gregarious in the process. The other strong Aquarian trait is that of humanitarian beliefs. They think for the group, or for society itself, rather than for themselves.

They find technology comes second nature, and are often original thinkers with scientific minds. They can though be fixed in their viewpoints and not very adaptable, which can cause problems for them being as their views can be seen as downright odd!

Another infamous trait of Aquarians is their detachment with friends and partners. Not the most romantic of signs, this aspect is worsened by this terrible habit they seem to have of switching off all emotion when the moment suits them – be it temporarily or permanent.

Aquarius Dates: (born January 20 – February 18)


Placement: 11th Zodiac Sign
House Ruled: 11th House: House of Friends and Benefactors
Constellation: Aquarius
Element: Air
Quality: Fixed
Symbol: The Water Bearer
Ruling Planet: Uranus
Detriment: Sun
Exaltation: Mercury/Pluto
Fall: Neptune
Masculine / Feminine: Masculine
Key Words:”I Know”
My Pleasures: Innovation and friends
My Pains: Boredom, being alone, conservatism
Qualities: Original, Independent, Listens, intelligent
What Aquarius think about themselves: I am not afraid of new techonologies
What others think about Aquarius: He/she is so unusual!

Fast Summary:


Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, and is symbolised by the water-bearer. Aquarius symbol or glyph represents two ripples of water, or the conducting waves of energy such as of light or electricity. The Sun is in Aquarius from around 21 January until around 19 February every year. Aquarius is classified as being of the positive polarity (expressive & spontaneous), of the air element (intellectual, communicative and mentally active) and of the fixed quality (intense, steadfast and resistant to change).

Aquarius has a detached, sometimes scientific or even clinical attitude, expressing unconventionality, with an urge to identify with the progressive aims of society and of the community. The Aquarius type is original, inventive and progressive, and has strong idealistic aims and humanitarian feelings. Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, and is unpredictable and erratic, attracted to the radically new and the unusual, frequently scientifically inclined, and generally friendly. Aquarius rejects worn out traditions and old ways of operating, and can enjoy antagonizing people in positions of authority. Aquarius dislikes routine and would prefer to be with those who are ushering in a newer order and fostering advanced thinking. Friends are important to Aquarius, especially those who share common ideas and interests. Aquarius is a good team player, but one who must have personal freedom. Indeed, Aquarius resists anything or anyone threatening its independence. Aquarius can put a great deal of energy into a cause, but can also be dogmatic, and allow adherence to its own often revolutionary and unorthodox opinions to detach it from more mundane reality.

Often somewhat aloof and impersonal, Aquarius approach is always somewhat in the abstract, with ideological concepts of the sort that don’t usually stem from true emotions. Aquarius has a good conceptual understanding of human nature, but can lack sensitivity to the emotional content of many human situations. Unintegrated use of the Aquarius manner can become expressed as perversely eccentric or merely cranky, fanatically rebellious and rudely tactless, with a lack of personal integrity and principle, and too detached and erratic.

Physically Aquarius rules the calves and ankles, as well as the circulatory system generally. There may be a tendency to varicose veins, sprained or broken ankles, or circulatory and cardiac disorders. Aquarius is especially associated with, or “ruled” by, the planet Uranus.


Aquarius Life Path


As an aware, enlightened and conscious Aquarian you will have achieved your personal ambitions in the outside world, so would be Humanitarian, Inventive, objective in the positive sense, quick thinking, a visionary, fun loving, free, unusual and futuristic.

Once you recognize your uniqueness, and the fact you are different from the norm, and feeling comfortable with this you are able to use your gifts and talents in inventive ways, for the betterment of humanity.

You can be very unstable and scattered in your thinking, with lots of energy to do. This makes you appear a nervous individual, you need to calm your mind and body with some form of meditation, preferably in a group situation.You need to use your abilities for modern technology for the betterment of humanity.

Happy in a group situation with like minded people, you are able to share your futuristic ideas and new methods with your friends which excites you . Sometimes though you are so bent on helping someone who does not really understand where you are coming from, and they may react negatively to you, it is just that you are usually so far ahead of your time.

Because of your electrical energies, you need something to use this energy on, in a positive fulfilling way. Astrology is ruled by Uranus (which is your ruling planet), so the study of this would be a good outlet for all that erratic energy.

Because you appear detached and distant at times, you may seem to others cold and aloof. It is just that you are more concerned with humanity as a whole rather than any one particular individual. You are really a warm and friendly soul.

Happier with an intellectual partner, with whom you can communicate. You may be hesitant about total commitment, such as marriage, or any other form of partnership, because of your independence, but once committed you are usually stable, loyal and faithful in marriage.

Aquarius in the negative though can be very egotistical having a blockage to your heart, feeling that you do not fit in, because you are so different to any one else. You will have lots of acquaintances, but no real intimate friends.

When you get stuck in the brain you are caught in mindsets that trigger a desire for control at any cost, and your thinking, which is normally the kind that is considerate of others falls away, and your revolutionary and destructive ideas are formed that set you off on a destructive path. The fact that you may never follow through with these thoughts is immaterial, the fact is you become very nervous and your entire nervous system shorts out, sometimes to the extent that you collapse, and doctors or hospitalization just cannot work out what is wrong with you?. These symptoms disappear as suddenly as they appeared.

When you are emotional you can not speak or say what it is you really mean, your mind works so fast that you talk in shorthand, often shutting down altogether when it comes to discussing your feelings . You need to be in the present instead of jumping ahead into thoughts of the future . As a thinker you often project your energy onto the outcome, there by loosing the power of the present . You then have false expectations. You need to be in the now, as what good is an overview if you cant feel your feelings.

Turn on that computer mind of yours and lets look at what it is you need to do for yourself. Your humanitarian soul power of caring for others and creating original processes that help others is very noble and desirable, but you do need to take care of your own needs first.

To do this you need to be able to communicate your needs to others, which takes us back to feeling your feelings. Sometimes writing things down, and taking time to read things over , gives you a clearer perspective.

You must be very clear about your needs and share this with your partner, to keep the relationship growing.

Could also have abandonment or separation issues.

Because you like to see the big picture, not wanting to get tide up with too much trivia, you some times overlook the obvious, not seeing the wood for the trees.

Major Life Lesson:- To allow closeness and intimacy, while still remaining objective and patient.

Health Issues:- When your energy is blocked you suffer with your nervous system, suffer unusual diseases that may come and go unpredictably, and poor circulation.

Loves:- Change, new age science, science fiction movies and books.

Hates:- Inhumanity, routine, tradition, lack of equality.

Careers:- Computer programer, inventor, investigating reform into humanitarian organizations, such as Aid organizations. Spiritually you make good astrologers and numerologists when focussed .



Aquarius Zodiac Symbol


The Aquarius zodiac symbol is represented by a man pouring water from a vessel. Instead of water, however, it is actually knowledge being poured out upon humanity.

The actual Aquarius zodiac symbol is represented by two wavy lines. Once again, most people naturally think this represents water and that Aquarians are Water signs.

This is untrue, however, because Aquarians are Air signs and the wavy lines actually symbolize the unending waves of the electrical thought currents in the human mind.

This represents the intellectual side of Aquarians. Most Aquarians minds never really shut off due to their high mental energy.

They have a built in knack for thinking out of the box and therefore are on a constant search for highly original and innovative ideas.

This zodiac symbol also represents the universal thought waves of the future. Many of our worlds most visionary people had a very strong Aquarius energy present in their zodiac wheel chart.

They all tend to see the world in a very different way than others. They often have the unique gift of being able to clearly access the universal consciousness which often leads to some truly genius innovations for mankind.

The Aquarius zodiac symbol also represents the human ankle in motion. This indicates their ability to quickly shift gears and pivot in new directions at a moments notice.

The Aquarius zodiac symbol represents the highest vision of Aquarians everywhere. There highest calling is to honor themselves just as they are and not be afraid to stand up for who they truly are as individuals regardless of whose feathers they may ruffle.

This will lead them to true selfactualization and empower them to unleash the genius Aquarians are known for.

Aquarius Personality


Webster’s dictionary describes the word ” idiosyncrasy ” as a ” peculiarity of constitution or temperament; an individualizing characteristic or quality.” Idiosyncrasy is what the Aquarian is all about. They are idealists and are the humanitarians of the zodiac. They have an innate ability to understand human nature.

Aquarius is the third air sign and it is this that gives them their idealistic and humanitarian concern for all mankind. They are ruled by the 11th House which is the House of Friends, Hopes and Aspirations. It rules groups, humanitarianism and philanthropic ideals. It also describes personal hopes and dreams.

These Uranians are by nature very practical people and it is the sign of genius. They are the scientific thinkers of all the signs because of their objectivity and do not let emotions or feelings cloud their thinking. They live and breathe in the abstract dimension and they are always analyzing situations, people, ideas etc. They are much more comfortable in groups of people rather than one on one. The freedom loving Aquarian is always looking into the future. Aquarius represents mankind’s ” truest hopes and deepest ideals.” They refuse to conform to mankind’s conventional ideas and love to shock you. They will rebel just for the fun of it.

While they are friends with everyone, Aquarians have an eccentric instability and can seem at times cold and detached. They are more comfortable in best friend relationship with their loved one and find it hard to express their feelings, and, they don’t want their partners making heavy emotional demands upon them. They don’t like that word commitment and will avoid it.

They are very independent folks but yet have a strange tendency to go into hibernation every so often. They like and need their solitude. They don’t stay gone long and it’s no use in trying to coax them out of their hiding, they’ll come out when they’re good and ready to.

If someone tries to manipulate them they’re going to see just how obstinate and stubborn Aquarians can be. They have a live and let live attitude towards others and believe that individuality should be respected. You could say Aquarians are ahead of their time. If a partner does not stir their intellect they soon become quite bored and off they go in search of another friend with whom they can relate with.

Uranus gives Aquarius an intuition that leans in on psychic abilities. They seem to have a sense of knowledge without having to look for it. They believe in violent change and revolutions but you will not see the Aquarian lifting up a sword to do battle. They leave that to the other signs more willing to take up arms. They want to think and reason why this revolution and change is taking place.

Aquarius Traits


aquarius traits

The eleventh sign of the zodiac, Aquarius, is the dreamer, the writer, and the philosopher. Some of your more positive aspects, are your friendliness, creativity, your intuition is well known, innovative thoughts and ideas that tend to keep you on the cutting edge, independence, and the unique ability to adapt without compromising.

Your less than positive qualities are your reluctance to compromise, or change your mind, restlessness, sometimes too eccentric, and others miss-understanding you.

Your ruling planet is Uranus. As a fixed sign, you are resourceful, persistent, and determined. As an air sign you are intelligent and communicate well. Aquarius rules the blood vessels, shins and ankles, and may be prone to hardening of the arteries, and injuries to the ankles.

Birthstones for astrology are different from traditional birthstones for the months. For Aquarius, your birthstone is amethyst, and if worn, is said to bring faithfulness, and turn colors around poison.

Famous Aquarius Men / Famous Aquarius Women


Aquarius eminent personalities male


Some famous star males with the zodiac sign Pisces are David Lynch, Robbie Williams, Jackie Robinson, Charles Dickens, John Travolta, Justin Timberlake, Seal, Ashton Kutcher  and Charles Darwin.

Aquarius eminent personalities female


Some star females with the zodiac sign of Pisces are Anna Pavlova, Natalie Imbruglia, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Opra Winfrey, Paris Hilton,  Geena Davis and Rihanna.


Constellation of Aquarius


Aquarius, the 11th zodiacal constellation, is always represented by some form of water, either a water bearer or a bucket of water appearing to pour out from the map. Aquarius lies away from the Milky Way, thus it is mostly devoid of any bright objects or deep space objects. The Sun passess through the constellation of Aquarius from mid February until mid March.



Ganymede, the water bearer represented by the constellation Aquarius, was a beautiful young man. One day while Ganymede was tending to his father’s flock, the great Zeus spotted him. Zeus and all the other Gods on Olympus favored the boy. So Zeus transformed himself into a large bird, swooped down and whisked Ganymede into the heavens to forever be the cup-bearer of the Gods.

Aquarius Decans , 1st, 2nd and 3rd


Aquarius Decans



Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez

Melissa Martinez currently has 10+ years of experience helping people navigate life with the use of astrology. When not working on the website she is busy writing her first book on love and astrology.


  1. libra rose says:

    I swear it was an Aquarius who invented the figure of the sad clown. What are Aquarians usually known for? A computer-like, categorical intelligence; an ability to make friends with the weirdest people you can imagine; a tendency to become the weirdest people you can imagine; revolutionary attitudes. They get a bad rap for being – well – sorry to say it – robots.

    But they’re really not. Especially those Aquarians with a lot of Pisces in their charts – they’re feeling robots. They care about things. They ARE that sad clown.

    Aquarians have a special talent for caring about the world at large, which is admirable. However, they sometimes do this at the expense of the individuals who make up the world – particularly their world. If you’re in love with an Aquarius, accept that the highest honor is fighting injustice with them, side-by-side – their energy will almost certainly be turned outward, and the one thing they value above all in their personal lives is the freedom to go after it. You’d do well to go with them.

    Think about John Lennon singing Imagine – that slightly odd voice, those weird glasses, the beauty of the idealism. That’s the best part of Aquarius, right there

    Biggest Insult: Stop being so selfish!

    Quickest Way to Get Aquarius into Bed: catch his or her eye at the blood drive/food drive/soup kitchen/community rally.

    Most Likely to: join Doctors Without Borders.

    Should Have Been Born: as Gandhi.

    To Make Aquarius Forgive You: phrase your apology in terms of the world at large. Show them the bigger picture.

  2. Astrobabe says:

    People born under the sign of Aquarius are born under the sign of brotherhood and freedom. As such, honesty and sincerity are the most important traits they both possess and seek. They sometimes purposely act different, but in more subtle ways.

    An Aquarius makes a great friend, as there are few others who can by as loyal and sympathetic as they can be, even though this sometimes leads them to neglect their own needs. They are easy to befriend, but difficult to truly know and understand. They love meeting new people and making new acquaintances, and are rarely introverted people. They are stubborn, and a little eccentric, but almost always very determined. For the most part, an Aquarius is an intellectual, and prefers to handle matters on this level rather than a physical plane.

    Relationships are difficult for an Aquarius, as they will often attach themselves to their first love, as many have a problem letting this go when and if it does take a turn for the worse. They are constant and faithful to their partners, and have a high sex drive in monogamous scenarios.

    Even though they love the beauties of nature, they are materialistic in many ways. This is not to be confused with being greedy, for they take work very seriously and appreciate the fruits of their labour. An Aquarius will usually present a calm exterior to the outside world, hiding a more anxious and apprehensive inner-self. But such is the nature of the Aquarius.

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