The Water Bearer
Modality : Fixed
Element : Air
Ruler : Uranus
Season : Winter
11th signof the zodiac
Metal : Uranium
Stone : Amethyst
Colour : Sky Blue
Anatomy : Ankles, shins, circulation
Keywords : individualistic, assertive,
independent, humanitarian, inventive, original, eccentric, opinionated,
intellectual, idealistic, cool, friendly, detached
with its symbol, the Water Bearer: The symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer,
symbolically and eternally giving life and spiritual food to the world. The
water from the vessel washes away the past, leaving room for a fresh, new
start. The sign of Aquarius is forward-looking and growth-oriented. Concerned
with equality and individual freedom, Aquarius seeks to dispense its knowledge,
and its vision of
and individuality, to all.
for Aquarius depicts the water from the water bearer's vessel, as a symbol of
open-ended spiritual energy.
Sun in Aquarius
(The Sun is in Aquarius from approximately January 20 to February 18,
depending on the year).
the standout characteristics of those born under the Sun Sign of Aquarius is
their unwillingness to follow the beaten track. With advancement and progress
on their minds, there can be an irreverence to old and outdated ways of
thinking and doing things.
Aquarians aim to free themselves of personal and social conditioning.
Although open to change in theory, Aquarians can be surprisingly stubborn.
Their idealism runs strong, but they can be very fixed in their
bit aloof and even standoffish, Aquarians nonetheless are usually well-liked.
They are curious and observant, and tolerant in a broad sense. Prejudice and
bias is offensive to the typical Aquarius.
are generally very clever, witty, and intellectual. They value progress and
frankness. It's difficult to throw Aquarians for a loop—they're generally on
top of things.
is a bit of reformer in Aquarius. They'll try to get you to see through
superficiality, and encourage you to be open and forthright. "Be true to
yourself" and "Don't follow the crowd" are mottos we easily
associate with this sign.
need space and value personal freedom. Any attempt to box them in will likely
fail. They'll happily return the favour; and they will treat people from all
walks of life as equals. Equality and fairness are hallmarks of the sign. If
you're quirky and "different", all the better.
Famous People with Sun in Aquarius: Richard Dean Anderson (Sun and Venus in
Aquarius), Jennifer Aniston (Sun and Mercury in Aquarius), Nick Carter (Sun
and Mercury in Aquarius), Geena Davis, Ellen DeGeneres (Sun and Venus in
Aquarius), Matt Dillon (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Aquarius), Paris Hilton
(Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Sun, Mercury,
and Venus in Aquarius), Jack Nicklaus, Tom Selleck, Jerry Springer (Sun and
Mercury in Aquarius), Rob Thomas (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Aquarius), Justin
Timberlake (Sun and Mars in Aquarius), Vanna White (Sun, Mercury, and Venus
in Aquarius), Oprah Winfrey (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Virginia
Woolf (Sun and Mercury in Aquarius)
Moon in Aquarius
Moon in Aquarius people are extremely observant. They are life-time students
of human nature, loving to analyze why people do what they do. This
often stems from a detached—even shy—personality, especially in youth.
Whether due to character or conditioning, Moon in Aquarius people often grow
up feeling "different". Although rather sociable, they are often loners
at heart. Many have strong egos, or at least powerful defense mechanisms, and
most Lunar Aquarians will do their best to be the most unique and unusual
person they can be. Their inner feeling of loneliness—that they don't quite
fit in—puts them on the outside, looking in.
is a very idealistic and progressive streak in Lunar Aquarians that is
admirable indeed. However, when the Moon is in Aquarius, natives often will
deny the more irrational qualities of emotions—such as jealousy,
possessiveness, and fear—in an effort to be "above" what they
consider "pettiness". When this goes too far, Lunar Aquarians can
be emotionally blocked, distant, and detached.
Aquarians can be very wilful, especially in childhood. With age, these
natives generally learn to handle their strong needs. Their desire for
independence is powerful indeed, no matter what their age. With a quiet Sun
and/or Ascendant, their desire to "shock" others is not always
apparent until a relationship becomes comfortable. They are generally proud
of their family members, boasting just how unique they are. When their
families are ultra-conservative, the boast will be that they rebelled against
all of that!
given to temper tantrums and wilful behaviour in youth, Moon in Aquarius
people often grow up feeling that messy emotions are unappealing. They often
pride themselves for being cool-headed, detached, and "above" what
they consider the more base emotions. In the process, they can end up
alienating others--and themselves. Although Lunar Aquarians can be especially
adept at understanding others' behaviour and motivations, they can lose touch
with their own—simply because they have identified too strongly with what
they aspire to be (and these aspirations are often super-human).
Aquarian tendency to be humanitarian shows up powerfully in Moon in Aquarius.
However, their kindness and concern for others is generally more a broad
philosophy of life. With people close to them, Moon in Aquarius natives can
seemingly lack compassion, as they often fully expect others to be as
independent and detached as they are! In close, personal relationships,
however, Lunar Aquarians generally give others a lot of personal freedom, and
they will tolerate and enjoy all kinds of idiosyncrasies in people around them.
Aquarius people are rarely flighty people, but they can be unreliable when it
concerns the little things in life. Often, this is simply an assertion of
their independence. In the long haul, however, they are rather constant, as
Aquarius is a fixed sign. As long as they have their own space and the
freedom to be themselves, however kooky that may be, they are trustworthy and
Aquarians generally make wonderful friends. They'll make a point of leaving
nobody on the outside. Many will fight for other's rights and crusade for
may be surprising is that Moon in Aquarius people have a lot of pride. In
fact, when they've been attacked in any way (especially regarding their
character), they can become very inflexible and cool. It can be difficult to
know just how sensitive to criticism Lunar Aquarians are, simply because they
hide it so well! When their character or behaviour has been criticized, they
tend to dig in their heels and keep right on doing it. They fully expect others
to accept them exactly as they are, or they don't have much use for them in
sometimes maddeningly unpredictable people are nevertheless quite charming.
They have an unmistakable stubborn streak, but when left to be themselves,
they make unusual and endlessly interesting people to be around. Life just
wouldn't be the same without Lunar Aquarians' unusual spin on the world and
the people in it!
Famous people with Moon in Aquarius: J. C. Chasez, George Clooney, Russell Crowe,
Billy Ray Cyprus, David Duchovny, Calista Flockhart, John Lennon, George
Lucas, Tobey Maguire, Marilyn Monroe, Conan O'Brien, Princess Diana, Britney
Spears, Rob Thomas (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Aquarius), Christopher Walken
(Moon and Mars in Aquarius)
Mercury in Aquarius
Unconventional in self-expression, Mercury in Aquarius natives enjoy breaking
the rules. They are not necessarily loud or flamboyant people, but they often
have a quiet way of stirring others up. These natives delight in exposing
what they deem biases in others' way of thinking.
quick to contradict others, and to offer a different perspective, these
natives enjoy intellectual debates. They're very quick and alert, and their
powers of observation are particularly strong. They usually "win"
debates. In fact, they're very interested in scoring intellectual points,
which can be maddening to others at times!
is an air sign, which is detached and intellectual by nature. It is also a
fixed sign, so people born under Mercury in Aquarius often have an
intellectual "agenda". They are even given to forcing their ideas
on others. This apparent intellectual superiority complex can intimidate
others at times.
other hand, Mercury in Aquarius people can make for delightful company. They
usually have something interesting to say, and their perspective on issues
can be delightfully unusual, quirky, and surprisingly insightful.
individuals have unusual study habits. They generally are resistant to
following schedules, even if they have a Capricorn Sun—and perhaps
particularly so with a Pisces Sun sign. Although they are often surprisingly
organized, their sense of order may not be entirely understandable to others.
natives are often attracted to scientific and/or metaphysical pursuits.
Anything that promises progress and advancement for mankind has special
appeal. Their sense of humor is often well-developed and unique. Practical
jokes and anything that shocks and stirs up others are especially appreciated
by Mercury in Aquarius people.
Famous People with Mercury in Aquarius: Jennifer Aniston (Sun and Mercury in Aquarius),
Jon Bon Jovi (Mercury and Mars in Aquarius), Jim Carrey, Nick Carter (Sun and
Mercury in Aquarius), Kevin Costner, Matt Dillon (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in
Aquarius), Paris Hilton (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Freddie Prinze Jr.,
Jerry Springer (Sun and Mercury in Aquarius), Rob Thomas (Sun, Moon, and
Mercury in Aquarius), Vanna White (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius),
Oprah Winfrey (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Virginia Woolf (Sun and
Mercury in Aquarius)
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in Aquarius people try to impress you with their open-minded,
future-thinking spirit. They want you to see them as unique, rebellious, and
a little provocative. They are attractive when they are acting a little
aloof. They want you to acknowledge and appreciate that they don't follow the
beaten track in matters of the heart.
in Aquarius men and women are attracted to unusual or unconventional
relationships. They don't want to follow all the rules, although they may
make quite a few of their own. They can appear quite standoffish at times,
and are threatened by restrictions of any kind. Emotional types may be put
off by their detached manner in love. Venus in Aquarius wants you to love
them for their intellect, and to admire their visions. They value lovers
who are also good friends, and they avoid emotional displays or
confrontations like the plague. Venus in Aquarius will delight in shocking
you with their unusual ways and their forward-looking thinking.
Venus in Aquarius involves letting them know just how interesting they are.
Put up with their occasional need to act superior on an intellectual level --
they are very proud of their unique ideas and visions. Dream along with them,
and don't fence them in. They need space and will happily return the favour,
giving you lots of room to breathe and to be yourself.
Famous People with Venus in Aquarius: Richard Dean Anderson (Sun and Venus in
Aquarius), Dido Armstrong (Venus in Aqaurius), Alec Baldwin (Venus and Mars
in Aquarius), Billy Bragg, Nicolas Cage, Ellen DeGeneres (Sun and Venus in
Aquarius), Marlene Dietrich, Walt Disney, Mel Gibson, Paris Hilton (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Elton John, Ricky Martin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanna White (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Aquarius), Oprah Winfrey (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in
Mars in Aquarius
It can be a little difficult to understand exactly what makes a Mars in
Aquarius native tick. And that's absolutely fine with them--they enjoy
surprising people. The tried-and-true methods of getting things done are far
too boring for those born with Mars in this unique and original sign. Mars in
Aquarius natives often have a rather original view of the world as
natives are generally quite proud of their independence. They are not easily
pushed around with Mars in this fixed sign. Because Aquarius is progressive
and open-minded when it comes to the world at large, it can be surprising
that on a personal level, Mars in Aquarius natives can be quite obstinate. If
they feel boxed in, they are quite likely to rebel. If you've discovered a
pattern to their ways, they'll make sure they aren't so predictable the next
time around. Being seen as "normal" simply won't do!
Mars, the planet of energy and drive, in an air sign, these individuals get off on
mental and intellectual pursuits. Aquarius is a somewhat scattered sign, even
though it's persevering in the long haul. If there's a method to their
madness, it isn't always easy to see. Projects are taken on with a
shotgun-style approach with this position of Mars.
Air signs are generally quite clever at getting what they want; in Aquarius,
they are particularly adept at getting their way. While this is not an
overtly aggressive position of Mars (Aquarius has a manner that is far too
detached to come across too forcefully), it is very willful. Combine
willfulness with the cleverness of an Air sign, and you have a person who is
quite creative about getting what they want--which generally is getting their
way! Unlike with Mars in Aries or Leo natives, for example, you won't always
know you're being dominated by a Mars in Aquarius native!
the most pleasant characteristics of Mars in Aquarius natives is their
willingness to let others be. They place a lot of value in freedom and
individuality—theirs and yours. They need space to be themselves and
plenty of room to breathe. Generally not the touchy-feely types, these
natives often laugh at sentimentality and tradition. In personal
relationships, their approach to intimacy is definitely on the detached side,
which can be baffling and frustrating to more personal and affectionate
the personal planets in the sign of Aquarius, Mars placed here can show the
strongest "reformer" streak. The Aquarian ideal of equality works
big time with this position, and the desire to push their agenda on others
(usually in creative, rather than aggressive, ways) runs high. Obstinacy and
a superiority complex are this position's least desirable traits; openness to
new ways of doing things (as long as they're not forced upon them) is where
Famous People with Mars in Aquarius: Alec Baldwin (Venus and Mars in Aquarius), Jon
Bon Jovi (Mercury and Mars in Aquarius), Matt Dillon (Sun, Mercury, and Mars
in Aquarius), Justin Timberlake (Sun and Mars in Aquarius), Christopher
Walken (Moon and Mars in Aquarius)
How unique and original Aquarius rising natives come across! These
individuals are just that—individuals, and they won't let you forget that
fact. Often turned to for advice, these natives possess intellectual poise
and savvy. They often are curious, and quite learned, in both science and
metaphysics—anything that involves advancement of the human race holds much
hard to shock an Aquarius rising. They've seen it all, or at least want you
to think they have. In fact, they often enjoy shocking others. Not that they
are flamboyant by nature, but they do like to, albeit quietly, get a rise out
of others. Some natives born with Aquarius on their Ascendant can be quietly
provocative and irreverent.
people with this Ascendant are quite friendly and likable. Their personality
quirks generally go over quite well with others. They generally give others
quite a bit of freedom—accepting, as a rule, people from all walks of life as
equals. And, their somewhat cool and detached curiosity about all that goes
on around them appeals to most.
Aquarius rising people can be a little standoffish while also coming across
as humanitarian and kind.
as independent and original children, Aquarius rising natives often feel a
little "different" or "special" throughout life. They
often feel like they are on the outside looking in, and their ability to
observe and deduce is often uncanny. They're also adept at getting things to
work, even when the parts that make up the whole seem like a puzzle with
unusual pieces—especially when it comes to groups of people. This sets them
apart as managers and team leaders.
Ascendant often reveals physical mannerisms and even choice of dress, as it
shows how people present themselves to the world. With Aquarius here, natives
sometimes have a quirkiness to their manner, and some dress in a slightly
offbeat manner—not enough to make them stand out like a sore thumb, but just
enough to express their original temperament.
these people seem so open to new ideas, it may be surprising when you
encounter their decidedly stubborn streak. Aquarius is a fixed sign, after
all. The ascendant sign shows how individuals react to new situations, and
with Aquarius rising, there can be a resistance to change that seems to belie
the native's generally progressive nature. There's a distinct inflexibility
with Aquarian rising people, and, sometimes, a tendency to want to force
their opinions on others.
their eye to the future of mankind as a whole, some people born with an
Aquarius Ascendant overlook the more personal needs of the people closest to
them. They are often attracted to partners who possess self-confidence and ardour.
examples of Aquarius rising are Matt Damon, Matt Dillon, Harry Chapin, Willem
Dafoe, Kirk Douglas, Wayne Gretzky, Larry Hagman, Alicia Silverstone, Audrey
Hepburn, Jim Morrison, and Michael J. Fox.