Aquarius Sign The Definitive Guide To The Aquarius Zodiac Sign

Last Updated: September 24th, 2023 | Reading Time: 78 minutes

Welcome to the Aquarius Sign.

The eleventh zodiac sign. The third and final air sign. This unconventional, rebellious, innovative attitude is iconic for Aquarius energy.

We will take a look at Aquarius as the sign, and the energy of Aquarius as it passes through all of the planets.

If you have planets in Aquarius or you will also be able to take a look at Aquarius through the houses.

Let’s take a more in-depth look.

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Zodiac Aquarius Sign In Astrology

Aquarius Sign – The Eleventh Sign of the Zodiac

The Aquarius sign is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, and Aquarians are the perfect representatives for the Age of Aquarius.

These folks are humanitarian, philanthropic and keenly interested in making the world a better place.

Along those lines, they’d like to make the world work better, which is why they focus much of their energy on our social institutions and how they work (or don’t work).

Making the world a better place is a collaborative effort for Aquarius star signs.

Aquarius is symbolised by the Water Bearer. In much the same way that the Water Bearer brings that precious liquid as a gift, Aquarians shower the world with their thoughts and new ideas.

Their thought process is also inventive and original. These folks are freedom-loving, individualistic deep thinkers and need to roam (and yes, they do enjoy travel).

While Aquarians are generally sympathetic, good listeners, compassionate with high intellect, they like it when things go their own quirky way.

Aquarius-born is ruled by Saturn and Uranus. The combination of these planetary energies is healthy and vibrant.

Saturn’s force field is that of the stern taskmaster, which is one reason why Aquarians love to think and put their ideas out to the world. It’s Uranus which instils Aquarians with their visionary spirit.

If it’s new, radical and rebellious, the Aquarius personality is all over it. Thanks to a genius that borders on insanity, those born under this sign have the unique ability to present ideas that will revolutionise the world.

The element associated with Aquarius is Air, and that means the rarefied air of the intellectual. They have a deep need and love intellectual stimulation. At play, Aquarians like to surround themselves with lots of people, humankind, preferably family and friends.

This is their best environment. They are determined to make the world a better place and to help everyone they can along the way. They are indeed the trailblazers of the zodiac.

Aquarius Sign Summary

  • Sign: Aquarius
  • Dates: January 20 – February 18
  • Symbol: The Water Bearer
  • Element: Air
  • Ruling Planet: Saturn (Traditional), Uranus (Modern)
  • House Ruler: 11th House
  • Modality: Fixed
  • Polarity: Masculine / Yang
  • High/Light Traits: Successful, committed, reliable, hard working
  • Low/Shadow Traits: Authoritative, controlling, cold, distant, ruthless
  • Keyword: I Know
  • Glyph:
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Aquarius is symboled often by a jug with water flowing from it, or someone carrying the jug.

Aquarius Dates

Aries is from 21st January until 18th February every year. People often ask

What Month is Aquarius?

Where are you can see from above, it is a bit of both. 

It is 10 days of January and 18 days of February.

Aquarius Symbol: The Water Bearer

The symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer, symbolically and eternally giving life and spiritual food to the world. The water from the vessel washes away the past, leaving room for a fresh, new start. The sign of Aquarius is forward-looking and growth-oriented. Concerned with equality and individual freedom, Aquarius seeks to dispense its knowledge, and its vision of equality and individuality, to all.

The glyph for Aquarius depicts the water from the water bearer’s vessel, as a symbol of open-ended spiritual energy.

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If Aquarius is a water bearer, then why is it an air sign?

Even though Aquarius is an air sign, the confusion arises because it is described as “The Water Carrier”.

Aquarius is an (emotionally detached) Air sign. Water represents emotions.

Remember that Aquarius holds the water within a container, and doesn’t get his hands wet.

Water also represents spiritual knowledge. And it is the Aquarian function to fill the container with spiritual knowledge (water) and once it is full, share it by tipping it out amongst humanity (air).

The Air signs deal with processes of ideas, knowledge and their communication. The hierarchical “highest” function (not necessarily ‘better’, rather by sequence) is exemplified by Aquarius, which embodies the final phase of dealing with ideas. Internally, they pass through different aspects of the mind, in high-level thinking characterized as a creative genius.

Externally it represents the spread and contribution of the “spoils” (good stuff) of knowledge among “the group”, whether that is a club, community, or larger humanity-based function.

In older times, it was the person who went to the water source and then passed through the peoples to deliver it, who was best suited to share with each what the larger community was up to.

This might be merely a sort of “news broadcast”, or a way to offer each sub-group the advantages of the discoveries and advances of the other groups.

Aries Constellation

Here we have an image of the Aries constellation seen in the sky.

Obviously the lines are drawn in so you can see the constellation. 

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Aquarius Personality

1The Air Sign

Aquarius represents the final air sign. Aquarius is the collective mind, sharing with the people. the mind and the non-physical. Aquarius is the final of the air signs, preceded by Gemini and then Libra.

2 The Fixed Sign

Aquarius is the slow and steady bull that is persevering, unwavering and determined to stay true to the end. They are strong and dependable individuals, who can find constant change a difficult task to grasp.

Aquarius is the last of the fixed signs, preceded by Taurus, Leo and Scorpio.

3 The Ruling Planet

The ruling planet Uranus governs Aquarius, so innovation, freedom, rebellion and individuality heavily influence are the flavour of the month.

Personality Traits

High Aquarius Personality Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the lightest, balanced or highest form. Some of Aquarius high traits include the following traits:

Unique, objective, charismatic, inventive, fair, cosmopolitan, friendly, broadminded, interesting, unusual, creative, ingenious, idealistic, humanitarian, pioneering, socially conscious, activist, modern, awake, ecumenical, unbiased, visionary, open-minded, calm, patient, steady, gregarious, intuitive, alert, loyal, innovative, liberal, tolerant, communal, experimental, revolutionary, remarkable, rational, galvanizing.

Low Aquarius Personality Traits

Every star signs can represent their energy in the darkest, excessive or lowest form. Some of Aquarius low traits include the following traits:

Dissociated, non-conforming, rebellious, anarchistic, anti, alienated, bizarre, unstable, belligerent, psychopathic, cruel, cold, sociopathic, aloof, impersonal, unsympathetic, fanatical, inflexible, immovable, cynical, disbelieving, skeptical, disparaging, erratic, overtalkative, anxious, ungrounded, inefficient, vacillating, noncommittal, impractical, spacy, unfocused, avoiding, peace-at-any-price, bewildered.


  • Fighting for Causes
  • Dreaming and Planning for the Future
  • Thinking of the Past
  • Good Companions
  • Having Fun


  • Full of Air Promises
  • Excessive Loneliness
  • The Ordinary
  • Imitations
  • Idealistic

Aquarius Compatibility

When you are looking at Aquarius compatibility with another sign, there are many things to consider.

“They say” that traditionally, Aquarius signs are compatible with the other air signs, Gemini and Libra.

Purely because fundamentally, their needs are very similar and energetically, their core personalities are the same.

Also, compatibility with their opposite sign, Leo. Relationships with opposite signs tend to be very powerful.


However, to look at compatibility with another sign, you would have to get a synastry compatibility report.

It’s possible to have a loving and meaningful relationship with signs considered “incompatible”. In the case of Taurus, these two signs would be Leo and Aquarius. Yet, I know couples with these signs that work and others that do not.

Planets In Aquarius

Planets in The Aquarius Sign – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Aquarius element. Let’s take a little look at how the style of Aquarius influences the planet in a bit more detail.

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Sun in Aquarius Sign

The Sun (to integrate) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

People with their Sun in Aquarius like any work which asks for inventiveness and the detached application of special rules. They seek to share knowledge with others to bring about a better life for all. Group activity is their standard mode of operation.

They are friendly, yet detached, they have warmth, yet they seem distant. Although appearing cold or aloof, they’re not indifferent to others. It’s just that they are much more concerned with humanity as a whole rather than any one particular individual.

Since Aquarius natives do not have massive, pompous or stuffy egos, they rarely bother to exert themselves to win approval or compliments.

Aquarius natives have the determination and persistence to get ahead, but sometimes their energy level is relatively small, which causes them to drop projects before they are completed.

Their minds are analytical and scientific, and they can think things through to an accurate conclusion.

They usually get along well with others. They do not like arguments unless they feel there is a need to defend a person, an idea or a principle. Since Aquarius natives are so willing to listen to the new and different, they have little patience with those who refuse to hear new concepts.

Aquarius people rebel just for the pleasure of it, in an attempt to shock people deliberately. Most Aquarius natives prefer not to be bound by schedules and regulations but can quickly adapt to them if they must. But don’t expect them always to be on time for things.

Aquarius natives dislike people who are possessive of them since they are not possessive of people or things themselves. Since they are not mainly concerned as to what other people think of them, they often do not bother forming opinions about other people’s behaviour.

Moon In Aquarius

The Moon (to react to) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

People with their Moon sign in Aquarius have emotions that tend to be guided by intellect, and they can be very detached when it comes to dealing with them.

Others may think they’re cold and aloof because they don’t understand how they deal with their feelings. This position steadies your emotions.

They find security in dealing with and working with groups of people, especially in endeavours that benefit the majority. They are inventive, original, and progressive in thought and want to make the world a better place to live in.

Family ties and attachments may not be as important to them as they are to others and they perhaps often consider their friends closer to them than their blood relatives. You need freedom and independence in their relationships with others. They back away at times if they get too close.

They very much hate a partner who is jealous and possessive. They like to experiment and play the field. There is little affection for the conventional and the traditional.

They tend to be friendly, intuitive, humane, progressive and independent. You are broad-minded with a desire to investigate all knowledge. They may have difficulty in understanding the emotional needs of others.

At times you express unusual ideas merely to shock or surprise others out of their lethargy or just to see what kind of a reaction they’ll get.

On the negative side, they can be impersonal, stubborn, erratic, rebellious, rigid, emotionally cramped and selfish.

Mercury in Aquarius

If you have Mercury in Aquarius, your thoughts tend to be unique, unusual, rapid and coming entirely out of the blue, eccentric, unconventional, scientific, weird and perhaps a bit ahead of their time.

You are a progressive and non-traditional thinker and are very open and receptive to new technologies and breakthroughs and the latest discoveries in any field.

You believe that humanity can resolve their problems through creative intelligence using inventive minds and scientific principles.

You are a bit impatient with those who are conservative and unimaginative and those who are afraid perhaps to think about and try new things and ideas. Keeping abreast of the latest developments and technologies is fun for you.

Reading science fiction helps give you food for thought regarding radically new ways of looking at things.

You have a strong humanitarian impulse, an aptitude for organisation and you enjoy being involved in cooperative group efforts or businesses that are contemporary and innovative.

You have a versatile, disciplined, practical and original mind. You are intuitive and resourceful, with the ability to correctly judge human character and penetrate the mask that others wear.

You follow your own convictions regardless of what others think of you, and you can express your ideas clearly so that others easily comprehend.

On the negative side, you can be eccentric, unconventional, radical, revolutionary and stubborn.

Venus in Aquarius Sign

Venus (to harmonise) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

Aquarius men and Aquarius women have an unusual way of expressing their emotions. Regardless of your sign, if you have this placement, your affections are shown in an open, unconventional and somewhat detached way.

Socialising, bringing people together and having many friends and acquaintances very much appeal to you. Because you value friendship so highly, you may be more comfortable being a friend than a lover.

In fact, your greatest aphrodisiac regarding romantic, emotional expression towards a loved one would be in a distant, relaxed and friendly manner.

One thing’s for sure – you highly dislike possessive, clingy relationships. You want to be free to do whatever you want with whomever you like. You want an intellectual or spiritual connection with your partner, and this may even be the preferred substitute over a very intimate or emotional bonding.

You need a partner who will give you plenty of freedom, allowing you to be your own person, and not be too demanding emotionally. You are charming, happy and original, but also, cool, calm and detached. This detachment is beneficial because you, as a rule, are never possessive of people or things.

The feelings you have tend to be filtered through your mind and intellectualised. You need to learn warmth and understanding.

Mars In Aquarius

Mars (to assert) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

If you have Mars in Aquarius placement, then your energies are expressed in unique, rebellious and original ways.

There may be a touch of genius shown in the way you go about things.

You’re unconventional, inventive, scientific, a bit eccentric and maybe a little rebellious. Working in groups or with others to get things done really appeals to you.

You enjoy taking part in friendly, group activities and uniting with other people of similar ideals, vision and persuasions.

You are democratic, progressive and not concerned with hogging personal power or having a lot of authority over other people. You are a team player. Also, new, unusual, unconventional methods of work, planning and technology all appeal to you.

Your energy levels are usually high but can be erratic at times. You tend to work in spurts. This could contribute to impatience and inconstant in pursuing your desires. You are intellectual, cautious, independent, freedom-loving and enterprising. You respond well to emergencies.

There may be interests in mechanical or scientific subjects. Science fiction may intrigue you. You may need to control a radical or rebellious streak within and remember that in some instances haste does make waste.

On the negative side, you can be too aggressive, quarrelsome, contentious and perverse.

Jupiter in Aquarius Sign

Jupiter (to expand) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

If you have Jupiter in Aquarius, you are a humanitarian and are concerned with the welfare of all people.

You believe in the universality of life and the brotherhood of man. Reform and large group projects appeal to you as they give you ample scope for your own personal growth and expansion.

You work well with others because of your inventive mind, your keen judgment, your exceptional intellect and your friendliness.

You are intuitive, tolerant and friendly. You make an ideal diplomat, labour relation specialist or personnel manager because of your knack for handling various groups of people.

Saturn in Aquarius Sign

Saturn (to control) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

If you have Saturn in Aquarius, you possess practical common sense, self-discipline and inner sources of strength which provide stamina.

Although humane in nature with a friendly and sympathetic disposition, you may have difficulty in understanding other people’s goals.

You need to learn tolerance for other people and must develop forgiveness. You can exercise system, organisation, discipline and tact in unusual and non- traditional ways.

You can think ahead and plan things with an inventive flair. Seeing things in a whole new approach is one of your strengths. You tend to be serious, impersonal, detached and scientific.

On the negative side, you can be opinionated, vindictive, cold and uncaring with a tendency to get quite aggravated if your plans are met with opposition.

Uranus in Aquarius

Uranus rules Aquarius, and so these people will have many of the general Aquarian traits.

They may be friendly and humanitarian, but independent and emotionally detached. Uranus’s influence is more significant than usual here because it’s in its own sign.

As always, its influence increases even more if Uranus next to a personal planet in the birth chart.

Neptune in Aquarius Sign

Neptune (to refine) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

You tend to dream, dreams of freedom and independence, unconventional dreams (Aquarius), but you are not deterred.

You can be idealistic about anyone who tries to reduce freedom and independence, and even rebellious towards them. You are incredibly loyal to your beliefs and to your friends.

You appear somewhat eccentric to the other generations, and you may acquire friends and associates who are cranky and artistic. Maybe even musicians.

You are an idealist, sensitive and sufficiently passionate (fire) to carry implement your ideas and aspirations. You may do this by breaking down conventions and overcoming barriers in an unusual way and with unexpected results.

Pluto in Aquarius

Pluto (to transform) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)

You transform in an indifferent and unconventional way in matters related to friends and humanitarian issues.

There are likely to be drastic changes in these areas: social, intellectual and relationships (air) between groups for this generation.

These changes are likely to persist (fixed sign), and be intrinsically motivated (active). This could be a time of drastic social changes which could reach to the very depths of belief, and threaten the foundations of society.

Angular Houses In Aquarius

Angles In Aquarius – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the planets element let’s see how Aquarius affect the house axis of the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th houses. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.

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Ascendant (Rising Sign) in Aquarius

An individualistic, mentally-focused and humanitarian approach guides you toward an outgoing, active relationship with the world and prompts the personality to follow unique inner guidance. Intuition, liberation and genius are your allies.

As an Aquarian, you put a unique spin on your personal presentation. Even if you wear a uniform, somehow you will make it individual and entirely chic.

Not one to follow the latest trends or adhere to traditional standards, you are your own personal trendsetter. You are comfortable in your own skin, and the zanier, the better.

Unconventional Uranus and determined Saturn rule Aquarius, and the position of both planets in the chart are important.

Descendant in Aquarius Sign

You are drawn to unusual people who help you validate your own uniqueness.

Your Leo rising can make you quite dramatic and romantic although your partner may operate more in the mental realms and won’t be overly emotional.

There may be something unusual about how you approach relationships, and your partner appreciates your open-minded attitude.

MC in Aquarius Sign

If your Midheaven is in Aquarius, you are drawn to fields that bring out your originality. You dream of making the world a better place on a large scale.

You are attracted to scientific or mathematics fields, and can easily be swayed the other direction towards the “New Age,” which you find is actually ancient in its origins.

Your breakthroughs in your line of work can bring higher knowledge, as you break past traditional thought patterns to make new discoveries or find new ways to use old methods.

Although you are practical and intelligent, you must remember that your way of doing things is not always the right way.

Can be drawn to fundraising, research, space industry, astrology, engineering, energy healing, environmental science, New Age, film, television, new technologies, humanitarian work

IC in Aquarius Sign

You were born into a family tree where one person, in particular, was known for his/her group involvement. This person may have been part of an orchestra, football team, political party or charity.

Typically, this hugely influential family member may have been part of more than one group, like a society or association, and made it his/her own.

You will have picked up a family resemblance, and it may even go back a further generation, as this relative’s mother or father also carried the astrological ‘gene’ in the horoscope.

The Aquarius IC in your horoscope suggests that you have a humanitarian in the ranks who was more interested in being part of the human ‘family ‘ than his or her actual clan. Friendship rather than a relationship or blood ties mattered to your relative.

In your own life, you carry on the astrological DNA by being involved in one or more groups. If you have three or more horoscope factors, you will be strongly Aquarian and may resemble your relative.

Astral Bodies In Aquarius

Astral Bodies In Aquarius – An Overview

So now that we have discussed the Axis, let’s see how Aquarius effects some of the astral bodies in a bit more detail.

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North Node in Aquarius Sign

When the North Node falls in Aquarius, you want excitement and pleasure in your life, but you can have a fear of losing freedom. You can be detached, rational and independent in your approach to friendship but friendships can develop into loving relationships.

You prefer a full circle of varied and diverse associates. However, temporary acquaintances and temporary arrangements can lack depth with resulting separations.

You have a belief that people have different abilities no matter what they do, and you can learn from them through their alternative ways of thinking, some of which can be diverse.

You have a strong desire for friendship, but you should not depend on other people to assist you in the achievement of your goals. They can let you down. You are developing independence. You like to share your unconventional ideas with your friends, and you make your decisions in consideration of everyone.

You relate to people as individuals, “who they are” and not their specific roles, status etc. You can see how people are unique, and you can involve yourself in their humanitarian ideals because you are aware that everyone has individual rights.

You can be wary of groups. You may circulate around the fringes, but you will not become deeply involved because they can become too controlling or too confining.

South Node in Aquarius Sign

When the South Node falls in Aquarius, in past lives you have emphasised the ability to see everyone as equal to you. We are not all equal. Some people have more potential than others. You can see potential in others, but they can use you because you naturally support other people’s goals.

People can have more potential than they show and this can frustrate you. People who don’t use their full potential can shirk their duties and delay goals further down the track.

You can be pre-occupied with others. You should not exist out there for others, and you should not consider other people’s feelings ahead of your own.

You can lose yourself in acquaintance making relationships where you are helping others to achieve, or sorting out their problems. You will not retaliate under pressure because you do not have enough confidence.

You would like to be recognised, but you do not like drawing attention to yourself. Therefore your contributions are seldom acknowledged. You are rarely shy in public. Your shyness is more apparent on a personal level.

You think logically, and you are objective and detached. You use your intellect at the expense of your emotions because you do not want to hurt other people’s feelings.

This can be frustrating because your mind knows what your heart desires, but your objectivity can block your internal flow.

Chiron in Aquarius Sign

Chiron in Aquarius may feel uncomfortable in large groups. This may stem from feeling different when they were young.

Social rejection makes them want to withdraw from the public and stay only with those with the same interests. They may feel disconnected or isolated. They don’t fit in.

They have a real talent for helping others express themselves. They may find themselves only interested in new ideas or stuck firmly to the old.

To learn this lesson in healing, they need to learn to be themselves and cherish their differences.

This can be a harsh lesson, as it is difficult for some to be comfortable in their skin.

Taking part in groups that encourage the expression of individuality can help them integrate this lesson.

Part of Fortune in Aquarius Sign

With Part of Fortune in Aquarius, you achieve any happiness and success through freedom and detachment from constraints.

You’re interested in new ideas that stimulate your inventiveness and originality and want to know about everything and how it all fits together. You want to do your own thing and may seek solitude to escape from traditional social roles and prefer an unconventional lifestyle.

You’re a true free spirit who can see future possibilities and trends before they become popular and use this to your advantage. Happiness will come through making a contribution that benefits everyone.

The point opposite the Part of Fortune could block the free flow of energy and make it harder to find joy if you take it personally. If you don’t, it will help you achieve happiness.

The opposite sign here is Leo so you can see how people try to get personal power and self-respect, but can also see how that process can be abused and misused.

If you get too wrapped up in your ego drives for power and recognition, it will block your ability to be genuinely free and joyful.

Happiness will come by embracing your detachment from the ego, and this will help you to free yourself from social attitudes that could hold you back. By accepting your uniqueness and taking an objective view of your path, you can free yourself from social roles and expectations, and then share what you discover.

Aquarius Pot of Gold

You’ll find joy by exploring your awareness and opening to the possibilities of the future. Freedom is the key to your happiness.

  • Celebrate your uniqueness and that of others.
  • Follow your path.
  • Share your insights and ideas.

Eros in Aquarius Sign

If Eros is in the sign Aquarius, then you’ll likely experience soul depth love and erotic pleasure in a variety of non-traditional ways. Eros in Aquarius must do things a little different from the crowd, and this tendency will play out strongly in the bedroom.

While Eros in Aquarius can be loyal, this is a placement that demands freedom of sexual expression as well as plenty of experimentation.

It’s not uncommon for Eros in Aquarius to have several lovers in a short period of time or to have more than one sex partner simultaneously.

Love can be more of a group experience with Eros in Aquarius, and communal sex is a distinct possibility.

Eros in Aquarius will feel the most love in a relationship that’s based on friendship and allows plenty of breathing room for the expression of innovative ideas and practices.

Vertex in Aquarius Sign

You are expected to deal with all kinds of people, even those you feel you cannot tolerate. People want you to develop enough detachment to rise above individual pettiness, so you see your peers not as strangers, but as “brothers.”

You can grow through developing true individuality, unfettered by peer group pressures. You need to accept the idea that you are one among equals.

Doing these things may help you avoid feelings of superiority. You are not too important to bother with being a friend. You will learn to overcome your own ego.

Not accomplishing the above tasks may mean that you become the object of intolerant treatment from any group you are prejudiced against.

You may be blocked by those you oppose, just because they decline to create the future openings you need.

Accomplishments become meaningless, and the impact you hope to make on the world falls well short of your expectations.


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