Ruler - Uranus
¦ Constellation - The Water Bearer
¦ Element - Air
¦ Mode - Fixed
Aquarians are almost otherworldly and see themselves as members of one big global family. This is because of their ability to lift themselves out of their own reality and to truly empathise and relate to others. All of us will be familiar with the symbol of Aquarius, the Cup Bear, pouring liquid from a large urn. This is Ganymede, the very first mortal ever to be made immortal and the liquid he is pouring, is the nectar for the gods.
Because Ganymede was able to traverse between heaven and earth, he saw it all and understood it all, which is why Aquarians are able to see and understand it all and what makes them so connected to humanity, world events, politics, a sense of community and social injustices. They have a vantage point that the rest of us just do not have. Aquarians see both what is above and what is below, which is what the two squiggly lines that represent Aquarius represents.
Aquarians were born with a sense of importance, but I am not talking self importance. They were born knowing that it is their duty and obligation to make a difference and to become involved. They can not turn away from what they see. Because of this you often see Aquarians in politics, the helping fields, becoming involved in community affairs, acting as spokespersons, as environmental activists, protestors or in some way educating and helping others. Aquarians identify so much with others that they have to act, become involved, get out there and make a difference, even if that is just by being a good friend.
Yet their focus is more on the collective, rather than an individual. While they are caring, loving people, it is the group that their focus is on. They will stop and help a friend in need, but they would rather put their energy and time into a group effort and support a large number of people. Because of this Aquarians have often had a reputation for being unfeeling and for not compassionate and in some ways aloof. They are an Air sign, so they do not show their emotions easily, but it is not that they do not care. They care TOO much. If they gave as much energy to every individual as they expend on a wide group, they simply could not cope.
Aquarians are also very inventive and as an Air ruled sign, very intelligent. Although smart and clever, their brains are hard wired towards inventiveness. While they are able to understand and explain tangible concepts easily, what excites them is the intangible.
This is the sign that is riding at the very leading edge of convention and conformity, always testing it to the limits and on the cutting edge of new discoveries. Aquarians are able to see further into the future and to greater heights than the other Star Signs.
Aquarius Traits Characteristics
|Visionary|| Unique|| Practical||Unpredictable|
This is a sign that is forward thinking and non conformist. Aquarians balk at tradition or convention and celebrate originality and individuality. Aquarians will rebel against repression of the human spirit or repression of the individual.
Aquarians are fiercely independent and while They will move heaven and earth to gain advantages for others, they rarely remember to do so for themselves. They are notorious for forgetting that they have needs as well and one of the greatest battles an Aquarian has, will be to separate themselves from the needs of others. Even when they have their own battles to fight, they easily turn it into a social cause or campaign, figuring that if they are suffering from an injustice or struggling with something, then others must be as well. They justify fighting their own battles, by integrating them into something that is affecting not just themselves.
This is the Age of Aquarius and Aquarians are children of this New Age. They are a breath of fresh air and continually strive to create a better future for both those they care about and us all. When a child dies in poverty on the other side of the world, an Aquarian does not just shed a tear, they do something about it, even if it is to make sure that their own family, neighbourhood or community does not go hungry.
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