There are twelve signs in the Zodiac, one for each month of the year. Unfortunately, the signs and the calendar don’t align perfectly. The Zodiac begins in mid-March, not on January 1st and signs span from roughly the 20th or 21st of one month to the 19th or 20th of the next, not the 1st to the 31st.
When someone asks you what your sign is, they’re referring to your Sun Sign — where the Sun was in the Zodiac at the exact moment of your birth. But every other planet in your birth chart is also located in a particular sign, and is influenced by that sign’s unique energy. This explains why everyone who’s born under the influence of the same Sun Sign can still have such vastly different personalities: each of us is made up of a complex and unique combination of influences from the twelve signs, the twelve houses and all the planets, asteroids and points. And having lots of planets in a certain sign in your chart will only intensify that sign’s influence in your life.
Aquarius is symbolized by the Water-bearer, the humanitarian of the Zodiac who brings water to the parched masses and loves to lend a helping hand. More than anything, though, Aquarius likes to feel different from everyone else around them. This sign will hang out with extremely conservative types as a foil to their liberal tendencies.
Although its symbol is the Water-bearer, Aquarius is in fact an Air sign, not a Water sign. Fixed Air Sign Aquarius embodies both stability and the urge to roam freely. Guess that’s part of being co-ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion, along with its ancient ruler Saturn, the planet of discipline. Uranus’s changeable, unpredictable nature paired with Saturn’s focused energy; the steadfastness of a Fixed sign paired with the free-flowing quality of Air — which influence should Aquarius follow?
This sign is definitely an interesting blend of characteristics: communicative yet guarded; always seeking out the new and unusual and yet most comfortable with staying the course. What’s the old yarn about Aquarius? “They love humanity. It’s people they can’t stand.” What a strange mix of contradictions!
Aquarius is the most freedom-seeking sign of the Zodiac, which can make this sign rather hard to pin down. To be romantically involved with an Aquarius means accepting that, as soon as you get to the party, your Aquarius lover will disappear into the crowd without a backward glance! But even though this sign can have trouble getting comfortable when it’s one-on-one, Aquarius is one of the most devoted and loyal of all the signs.
Aquarians make great philanthropists, inventors and scientists.