Aquarius: The Water Bearer

January 20th - February 18th

Symbol: Water Bearer
Element: Air
Quality: Fixed
Ruler: Saturn, Uranus
House: Eleventh

The eleventh sign of the zodiac is Aquarius and these people are perfect representatives for the Age of Aquarius. People born under this sign possess the social conscience required to bring society into a a new millennium. Aquarians are philanthropic, humanitarian, and genuinely passionate about improving the world. They want to make the world work better, which is why they put a lot of energy into social institutions and how they work.

These people are visionaries; they constantly think about how conditions could be improved. Aquarians also engage others in this, which is why they have a big social circle. Making this world a better place for all requires teamwork in the eyes of an Aquarius.

The symbol of Aquarius is the Water Bearer. The Water Bearer brings an essential liquid as a gift, and Aquarians do that through their new ideas and thoughts. Aquarians have inventive and original thought processes and won't hesitate to share their ideas with the owrld. However, they are much happier when everyone agrees with them. The Water Bearer may be a bit impatient with people that disagree with them. Due to their fixed quality, these people may be stubborn in their opinions.

Saturn and Uranus rule Aquarius. In ancient Roman mythology, Saturn was viewed as the father of multiple gods, as well as the original ruler of Aquarius. Uranus is considered the oldest of the gods in Roman times, but was discovered much later than Saturn. These planetary elements together are quite vibrant and strong in this sign. Aquarians enjoy thinking and putting their ideas in the world in part to Saturn's association with being a taskmaster. Uranus puts the visionary spirit in Aquarians. Air is the element of Aquarius, which means they are very intellectual. They have broad minds and love to explore complex and scientific ideas for the greater good. Therefore, Aquarians are quite inventive and artistic.

This sign loves new inventions and will be quick to share new technologies with others. Aquarians think that new thought and originality are needed to make a change in the world. They also are individualistic and freedom-loving, so they very much enjoy travel. Though they are pretty compassionate and sympathetic, they like it best when things go their way. Some may think their behavior is eccentric, but when the Water Bearer's heart is in the right place, these are overlooked. Aquarians tend to surround themselves with many people, usually friends and family. THey appreciate their vast friend group and want to give back to them as much as they are able to.

Overall, the greatest strengths of an Aquarius are their humanity, intellect, and vision. They are committed to improving the world and try to help everyone they can.

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In terms of love, Aquarians are a bit contradictory. These people are idealists that believe in true love and constantly search for their long-term soulmate. However, this sign is also all about casual connections, so their independence is crucial to them. Even further, when Aquarians are around their large social circle, the Water Bearer is very laid-back, but with romantic partners, they may be unpredictable and neurotic.

Figuring out what they want is a big challenge for an Aquarius. Being ruled by Uranus, the planet of surprises, it is common for Aquarians to marry young and randomly, and then divorce out of nowhere. The thing is, Aquarians are eccentric. On the outside, they may seem like any other person, but on the inside, they have many layers. As visionaries, Aquarians may secretly think nobody will truly understand them. This may cause an Aquarius to settle for less-qualified mates just to avoid being alone.

Instead of being hung up over a bad match (as this sign is prone to obsess over breakups), Aquarians should spend time in social groups that reflect their true passions. Aquarius is the sign of friendship, networks, and humanitarian ideas. When people born under this sign surround themselves with people that share their beliefs, it is likely they will find a mate that they can also be best friends with.

As Aquarius needs a lot of freedom, long-distance relationships may seem attractive to the Water Bearer. Unconventional living arrangements are also common in Aquarius partnerships. They simply want to connect with their partner on the mental plane rather than seeing them in real life every day.

Aquarius is also the sign of the rebel, so it is common for Aquarians to shock people. However, it's important that these people do not base their romantic choices solely to prove a point. While it is important to maintain independence, Aquarians should not be afraid to put down roots and commit. Commitment can actually set them free, in a way. These people just bring creativity, fun, and craziness to relationships that can be very enjoyable romances.

Aquarians are most compatible with Sagittarius, Libra, and Gemini. Read more about zodiac compatibility here.

Friends and Family

Aquarians socialize very well with the general crowd, but close friendships are not developed easily for them. These people do not wear their hearts on their sleeves; intimacy equates to being vulnerable in the eyes of an Aquarius. Thus, they are very cautious when it comes to starting relationships. However, the close friends of an Aquarius are typically in a bond that will last a lifetime.

Aquarians have high expectiations for their family members and friends. They want to be friends with people who are creative, truthful, and intelligent. Though Aquarians are dedicated to their family, they do not feel the need to be very close with relatives that do not have the same qualities they seek for in friends.

Career and Money

Aquarians are enthusiastic in the workplace, especially if their career involves expression. They are very talented at putting their imaginative qualities to work and often think outside of the box in their tasks. A career that allows for concept development and creativity will make this sign happy. Aquarians may be very inspirational to their colleagues due to their high intellect and willingness to share their ideas. They also may thrive in careers that benefit humankind, as these people are visionaries.

In terms of money, people born under this sign are very good at balancing spending and saving habits. When shopping, extravagent items may stand out to them and they are likely to be seen in bold-colored outfits due to their individualistic nature. Nevertheless, Aquarians know what they really need and balance their funds efficiently.

Overall, Aquarians will do great in a work environment that will give them the freedom to use their natural abilities. They thrive with minimal guidelines and creative freedom. Photography, writing, acting, or teaching may fit them well.

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