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January 21 Through February 19

The ruler of Aquarius is Uranus. Its symbol represents water, a universal image which dates back into prehistory. This will also be recognized in the Egyptian hieroglyph representing the same. The association in Aquarius is that of the servant of humanity pouring out the water of knowledge to quench the thirst of the world. These symbolic waves of water, share the dual expression of vibrational waves of electricity or parallel lines of force.

Aquarians are interesting and attractive people. They can be shy, sensitive, gentle and patient; or enthusiastic and lively with a tendency to be exhibitionists. Both types are strong willed and forceful in their own way. Very opinionated with strong convictions, they fight for what they believe in. They will argue vehemently for what they believe to be true, however, if you can show them facts to the contrary, they have little trouble altering their opinion.

Stained glass depicting Aquarius.
Lausanne Cathedral, Switzerland,
mid-thirteenth century.

Regardless of type, Aquarius is truly a humane, human being. Known to be frank and outspoken, a 'on my mind, on my mouth' type, Aquarius makes for a serious and genial companion. Refined and idealistic, romantic but practical, they are personable and likable people. Quick in mind and quick to respond, Aquarians love activity and are quite reasonable, though difficult to get close to. They cherish and guard their independence, and are a strange mixture of caring concern and cool detachment. They will go out of their way to help when needed, but never get involved emotionally

Whether the retiring or the outgoing Aquarian, both types appreciate opportunities to be alone. To Aquarians, being alone has nothing to do with being lonely. They enjoy their own company and are recharged by this quiet time. Rarely content being followers, they are more often society's trend setters. They do not take kindly to interference by others, even if it is well intended. Most Aquarians appreciate beauty and balance, possessing an excellent sense of aesthetics. This is often expressed by interests that can span drama, music, art, and science.

Allegorical depiction of Aquarius zodiac,
fifteenth century, French manuscript:
Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.

Aquarians are an enigma. On one hand they are warm, kind, and outgoing, the sort to make friends easily and willingly. On the other hand, they are quite aloof people, who do not actively seek out relationships, and resent any infringement on their time or resources. They are engaging, yet unreachable. They can be fascinating and dynamic, while lacking any real warmth or endearing qualities.

In the arts and humanities, their progressive talents are expressed well in writing, particularly poetry, and in broadcasting. In the theater, they make good character actors, and are natural mimics. Possessing an affinity for rhythm and timing, many Aquarians make fine and progressive musicians. In the service fields, they can be effective welfare workers or educators. In any endeavor, an Aquarian will always be found on the cutting edge of whatever career they choose. These are the trend setters of the zodiac, capable of seeing what is coming long before their contemporaries.

(January 21 Through February 19)
Aquarius Associations

Ruling Planet
SymbolWater Bearer
ColorsElectric Blue,Turquoise
AnimalsBird Kingdom
CountriesSweden, Poland,Israel
Moscow, Salzburg,Hamburg
HerbsChilies, Pepper
Body AreaAnkles, Circulation
Notable Aquarius
Abraham Lincoln
US American President 1860 - 1865

Christopher Marlowe(February 6, 1564) English Poet, Playwright Emanuel Swedenborg (February 8, 1688) Swedish Scientist, Philosopher, Theologian Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756) Austrian Composer Robert Burns (January 25, 1759) Scottish Poet Lord Byron (January 22, 1788) English Poet Henry W. Longfellow (February 7, 1807) American Poet Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809) English Naturalist Author: The Origin of Species Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809) American President Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812) English Novelist: Great Expectations, Oliver Twist John Ruskin (February 8, 1819) English Author, Art Critic: Modern Painters Jules Verne (February 8, 1828) French Science Fiction Novelist Edouard Manet (January 23, 1832) French Painter