January 21 - February 20
Aquarius is the eleventh Sign of the Zodiac, and Aquarians are the perfect
representatives for the Age of Aquarius. Those born under this Sign have
the social conscience needed to carry us into the new millennium. 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). Aquarians are visionaries, progressive souls
who love to spend time thinking about how things can be better. They are
also quick to engage others in this process, which is why they have so many
friends and acquaintances. Making the world a better place is a collaborative
effort for Aquarians.
The Sign of Aquarius is symbolized 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. Luckily for Aquarians (and
the rest of us), they are at a near-genius level, so their
minds churn out some amazing things. Their thought process
is also inventive and original. While Aquarians are happy
to bestow these ideas as a gift with no strings attached,
they are much happier when the rest of the world agrees
with them. Naysayers will quickly find out that Aquarians
can be impatient, even temperamental, with those who disagree.
Yes, these folks can be quite fixed in their opinions,
in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this Sign.
Even though Aquarians are happy to give, and they do, it's
often on their terms and within their comfort level. Generally,
that means ample space, since these folks are freedom-loving
and individualistic and need to roam (and yes, they do
enjoy travel). While Aquarians are generally sympathetic
and compassionate, they like it when things go their own
quirky way. Some might call their behavior eccentric (and
they would be right), but when you consider that the Aquarian's
heart is truly in the right place, a few oddities should
be overlooked. In their own way, Aquarians treasure their
many friends and acquaintances and want to give back as
much as they can.
Aquarius is ruled by the Planets Saturn and Uranus. Powerful
Saturn was considered the father of many gods in ancient
Roman times, and was the original ruler of Aquarius. Uranus
is the oldest of the gods in Roman mythology; this Planet
was discovered much later than Saturn and was only more
recently assigned to this Sign. The combination of these
planetary energies is strong 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. They also love to think they're right! It's
Uranus which instills Aquarians with their visionary spirit.
If it's new, radical and rebellious, Aquarians are all
over it. The fact that these folks can think so creatively
and inventively is one of their greatest assets. Water
Bearers are all about progress and technology -- they love
the latest gadgets, gewgaws, computers and next-generation
technologies. Thanks to a genius which borders on insanity
(!), those born under this Sign have the unique ability
to present ideas which will revolutionize the world. Their
approach in doing so may be unpredictable, impersonal and
at times cold, but that's a mad scientist for you!
The Element associated with Aquarius is Air, and that
means the rarefied air of the intellectual. Aquarians will
accomplish much with their broad and logical minds, entertaining
complex and scientific ideas for the betterment of all.
That said, they are also artistic and inventive. It's all
in the spirit of creating a better world, hopefully one
in keeping with their broad-minded beliefs. Aquarians believe
that their offbeat, original approach will win the day,
and that new thought is what is needed to change the world.
Those born under this Sign are altruistic, humane people
who are determined to make a difference.
At play, Aquarians like to surround themselves with lots
of people, preferably family and friends. That said, if
they don't know the 'players,' they soon will! Baseball
and tennis are fun for these folks (though they should
be wary of weak ankles), and a daily swim would also be
nice. Aquarians favor watery colors, like a shiny silver
or an aqua blue. When it comes to love, Aquarians will
also be playful, even flirtatious. While they play for
keeps, it won't necessarily feel that way, since these
folks are the opposite of jealous.
The great strengths of the Aquarius-born are their vision,
intellect and humanity. They are determined to make the
world a better place and to help everyone they can along
the way. They are truly the trailblazers of the Zodiac.
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