Despite Aquarius being an air zodiac sign - alongside Gemini and Libra - it is represented symbolically by a pitcher of water or someone pouring a pitcher of water.
- Dates: January 20 – February 18
- Symbol: The Water Bearer
- Polarity: Active
- Element: Air
- Quality: Fixed
- Ruling Planet: Uranus
- Tarot Card: The Star
Aquarius Zodiac Sign Personality
One of the most obvious traits of those born under the Aquarius zodiac sign is that they are kind, friendly and generous, though later you may find that they are quite guarded and may choose to keep some emotional distance. Alongside this, they are quite subversive and rebellious - filled with many quirks that make them memorable characters of the zodiac.
Despite their friendly nature, they have a reputation for being outsiders - ones that cooly observe society, while sometimes also feeling detached from the systems that run it. Although they can be quite aloof, they are also deeply concerned with humanitarian causes. Aquarians tend to care very much for the welfare of others and society as a whole. This means as humanitarians, you can usually see them fighting power structures and campaigning against oppression.
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Positives of Aquarius Zodiac Sign
Strengths: Intelligent, inventive, humanistic, friendly, altruistic, sociable, and reformative
With their eccentric nature, Aquarians find connections with others to be very easy to make, and will not find it difficult to meet up with friends or family members that they have not seen or heard from in a long time. Having a real zest for life, Aquarians tend to have a lot of energy and have a great curiosity for new experiences. Being very sociable, they can drift towards groups when working and in their social lives rather than having one or two friends. They like to experience new things, and will always be the first to try something novel.
Aquarians are one of the most friendly and entertaining signs of the zodiac, and thus they can be fun to spend time with. Their eccentric and empathetic nature leads them to be great advice givers, always happy and excited to help those in need as well as to have a listening ear. They make great friends, and work hard so that more introverted signs can come out of their shells. Their curiosity with the world and energy mean that they are always willing to accompany friends into new adventures, and are always up for the next exciting experience. They are also generous givers, so if you are ever in need, an Aquarian will not hesitate to share whatever they have with you.
Negatives of Aquarius Zodiac Sign
Weaknesses: Rebels without a cause, emotionally detached, scatterbrained, irresponsible and impersonal
An Aquarian’s desire to be the center of attention can sometimes mean that when ignored, they can be deeply hurt. In an effort to once again be noticed, their peculiarity may be even more noticeable. Sometimes, the seem almost to enjoy the confusion they cause with their peculiar observations. Their eccentricity can mean that their behavior sometimes borders on the bizarre - and they enjoy the shock that comes with expressing them. Sometimes this may be entertaining, but it is not always productive.
Due to their friendly and giving natures, those under the Aquarius zodiac sign can sometimes be taken advantage of. They also need to put aside time for themselves, and reflect on their own inner world, as focusing on others can take a lot of energy out of them. They do have a tendency to get bored easily if they are not stimulated enough by their own social lives. They like to be active, both mentally and physically and as such they may be filled with an anxious and nervous energy.
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Love and Relationships for Aquarius Zodiac Sign
When it comes to love and relationships, Aquarians can be great partners - as long as they feel they are not trapped. Because they expect and need their own freedom and privacy, they are also just as giving of that freedom to their partners. They are rarely ever the type to get jealous or nag you repeatedly about something, rather choosing to give you your own time.
You may find that some of them have difficulties in commitment - this is the aloofness and the guardedness in their personalities. Because they crave stimulation, they seem sometimes to be drawn to what is mysterious in love and relationships - looking to solve the riddle. Once they do commit however, they tend to be very loyal, the more empathetic and vulnerable side of their characters being open to you.
In love, they desire intellectual stimulation and friendship above all - and in partners they search for those that are not just lovers, but best friends too. A relationship with someone born under the Aquarius zodiac sign can be filled with surprises; their love of life means that yours too will be fun, exciting and unusual.
Friends and Family for Aquarius Zodiac Sign
Aquarians, being one of the friendliest and most outgoing zodiac signs, tend to be surrounded by friends and can be quite popular. Always curious about others, Aquarians easily make friends with any other sign of the zodiac, but their friendship is particularly appreciated by the more quiet signs - as their extroversion can balance the other’s introversion, and bring the quieter person into larger groups. When it comes to family, feelings of camaraderie can last for a very long time with Aquarians - their belief in the wider beauty of humanity means that their feelings are not bordered by time and space. They are the types of people who can meet up after years of distance and still feel comfortable with them, so family connections will rarely be lost with Aquarian family members. Aquarian friends will always be there for you, and even if a long time passes, they will step back into your life like no time has passed at all.
Career for Aquarius Zodiac Sign
Often highly intelligent and with the ability to build connections and network, Aquarians tend to be very successful in their careers. Driven and hard working, they are an asset to have on a working team, and can forge connections between their colleagues as well, strengthening the team as a whole. This zodiac sign does really well in jobs that are humanitarian in nature, or where they can use their great empathy to help others. They can work on their own when needed, but they work much better in teams. Those with the Aquarius zodiac sign can make good leaders, being charismatic and friendly. They do find it hard however, to discipline others when things go wrong because of their friendliness.
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