What’s your horoscope, Aquarius? The two words that sum you up are: “I know”.
You hold intellect in high esteem and will shirk social and emotional aspects of life in order to acheive your higher purpose. You are driven, self-assured and you always reach your goals!
So who are you really, Aquarius? What’s your best colour? What’s your lucky number? Who are you compatible with?
Even if you are not a strong believer in astrology, you most likely know your starsign and have a curiosity to learn more. Here you will find everything you need to know about Aquarius, along with links to weekly, annual and Aquarius daily horoscopes.
If you find yourself curious about your starsign and what it means for your future, there are also links on this page to help you along the path of plotting your birth chart. And if you are an Aquarius, we know you will complete this task with vigor and focus.
STOP! Are you sure you are an Aquarius?
Born on the cusp?
If you were born on the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. For example in the year I was born the sun moved into the next star sign, just two hours before my birth. Are you absolutely sure that you are an Aquarius? Or are you really a Capricorn or a Pisces?
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie around the 20th January or 19th February) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: About Cusp Signs.
Introducing Aquarius – “I Know”
January 19 – February 18
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph), two wavy lines, represents the Water Bearer and the life-giving properties of water that are poured out onto the earth from the heavens.
In Western astrology, Aquarius is considered to be a “masculine”, positive and extrovert sign, along with the other five odd-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aries.
Aquarius is an ancient constellation that is located between Capricorn and Pisces. It can be found in the area of the sky called “The Sea” because of its proximity to other water-related constellations, such as Cetus and Eridanus.
Aquarius is also known as the Water Carrier.
The story of Aquarius the Water Bearer
The constellation of Aquarius
The ancient Greek myth that tells the story of the constellation of Aquarius centers around a handsome young man named Ganymede, son of Tros (the king of Troy). Attracted by the boys’ beautiful features, the god Zeus turned himself into an eagle, swooped down to capture young Ganymede and carried him off to the heavens.
Ganymede was made the cup-bearer to the gods, bringing water and wine to the deities whenever summoned. As the story goes, the boy became tired of being a slave, so in a fit of rage he began pouring out all the liquid in the heavens. So much water and wine fell to earth that it created a worldwide flood.
Zeus was angered by Ganymede’s act of defiance, but he had a soft spot in his heart for the beautiful child. Instead of punishing him with death, he gave him a place among the stars, where he would forever immortalize the figure of the water bearer.
The ruling planet of Aquarius
Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, which represents creativity, originality, inventiveness and progressive thinking.
Famous people born under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius
Do you identify with any of these…?
Jennifer Aniston – 11 February
Dietrich Bonhoeffer – 4 February
Garth Brooks – 7 February
Lewis Carroll – 27 January
Thomas Edison – 11 February
John Grisham – 8 February
Paris Hilton – 17 February
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 27 January
Mary Lou Retton – 24 January
Norman Rockwell – 3 February
Jules Verne – 8 February
Oprah Winfrey – 29 January
Aquarius is an Air Sign
Aristotelian Elements The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to be harmonious with each other.
The Element of Aquarius is “Air” which it shares, and is compatible, with Gemini and Libra.
The Element of Air symbolizes flexibility and experiencing life through knowledge instead of emotion. It represents good communication and social skills, imagination, kindness and rebellion.
Image is in the Public Domain: The Aristotelian Elements
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable and signs that share a Quality are generally regarded to be hostile to each other.
The Quality determines the basis for an individual’s temperament. Those with a certain Quality will tend to have dominating characteristics that are deeply ingrained and unchanged throughout their life. Each Quality views the world in a different way and reacts to stimuli differently so that their reasoning and actions may be contradictory to the other Qualities.
The Quality of Aquarius is “Fixed”
The Fixed Quality is solid, steady and strong. They believe in acheiving their goals and will work toward end results until they are achieved, no matter how long it takes or what they have to overcome.
On the flip side, Fixed signs can be stubborn and unwilling to change or bend to suit the needs of others.
Leo, Taurus and Scorpio are also Fixed signs and are therefore less likely to be compatible with Aquarius.
The positive side of Aquarius
What’s to like about Aquarius?
Aquarians love to be unique and inventive. They are independent and often forge the way for others.
Those born in Aquarius are true intellects and never miss a chance to further their knowledge. They view life through facts and logic rather than giving into their emotions and feelings.
The negative side of Aquarius
What’s to loathe about Aquarius?
Aquarians can come across as emotionally detached and distant. It’s not that that they are unemotional, they just have a hard time expressing their feelings.
Those born under the starsign Aquarius can also seem stubborn, difficult and rebellious at times.
What would you be good at Aquarius?
Aquarians are hard-working, focused and very intellectual. They desire respect and stability and they love to share the things they know with others. However, they do not like to be tied down, so careers in flexible fields that offer opportunities to experience new places are desirable to Aquarius.
Great careers for Aquarius include: teacher, professor or tutor, business owner, hotel or restaurant management, musician or actor, social worker, freelance writer or scientist.
Aquarius’ Lucky Number is 4
The number 4 is stable and solid. It is represented in nature as the perfect balance, as in four seasons, four dimensions, four elements and four directions. It stands for solidity, like a table or a chair stands stable on four legs.
The number 4 represents:
Aquarius lucky colour: Turquoise
The colour associated with sky and water
The lucky colour for Aquarius is turquoise, combining blues and greens reminiscent of clear skies and sparkling water. Turquoise is associated with Uranus, the ruling planet of Aquarius. This colour has been said throughout history to bring its wearer good fortune and positive energy, chasing away sadness and depression.
Aquarius finds luck with the color turquoise because it wards off the sadness and depression Aquarians’ can often feel when they are emotionally distressed from their workaholic tendencies or self-imposed isolation.
Positive qualities of Turquoise: purity, intuition, drive, self-sufficiency, decisiveness
Negative qualities of Turquoise: narcissism, aloofness, stubborness, emotional imbalance
Other favorable colors for Aquarius: red, orange and yellow
Unfavorable colors for Aquarius: black, grey, brown
Aquarius on holiday
Suggested vacation for Aquarius
An ordinary vacation won’t suit you, Aquarius. Rather than a trip to the beach, you prefer something a bit more adventurous!
Combine your interest in all things scientific with your love of adventure and you’ll have yourself a fine time at any number of attractions.
Consider hiking at a National Park, a trip to a city zoo or an amazing aquarium, or even an Alaskan or Caribbean cruise!