11th Sign of Zodiac
Color: Sky Blue
Anatomy: Ankles, shins, circulation
individualistic, assertive, independent, humanitarian,
inventive, original, eccentric, opinionated, intellectual,
idealistic, cool, friendly, detached
Comparison 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
equality and individuality, to all.
The glyph for Aquarius depicts the water from the water bearer's
vessel, as a symbol of open-ended
Sun in Aquarius
(The Sun is in Aquarius from approximately January 20 to
depending on the year).
One of 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irreverence to old and outdated ways of thinking and doing
Many 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 opinions.
Often a 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
Aquarians are generally
very clever, witty, and intellectual. They value progress
and frankness. It's difficult to throw Aquarians for a
loopthey're generally on top of things.
There 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.
Aquarians need space and
value personal freedom. Any attempt to box them in will
likely fail. They'll happily return the favor; 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.
Some 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 detachedeven shypersonality, 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 lonelinessthat they don't quite fit inputs them on
the outside, looking in.
There 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 emotionssuch as jealousy,
possessiveness, and fearin an effort to be
"above" what they consider "pettiness".
When this goes too far, Lunar Aquarians can be emotionally blocked,
distant, and detached.
Lunar Aquarians can be very
willful, 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!
Although given to temper
tantrums and willful behavior 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' behavior and motivations, they can
lose touch with their ownsimply because they have
identified too strongly with what they aspire to be (and
these aspirations are often super-human).
The 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.
Moon in 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
Lunar 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 equality.
What 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 behavior 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 their lives.
These 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!
Some 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
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.
Very 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
Aquarius 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.
On the 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
These individuals have unusual
study habits. They generally are resistant to following schedules,
even if they have a Capricorn Sunand perhaps particularly so
with a Pisces Sun sign. Although they are often surprisingly
organized, their sense of order may not be entirely understandable
These 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.
Some 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.
Venus 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
Pleasing 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 favor, giving you lots of room to
breathe and to be yourself.
Some 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
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 Aquarius)
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 well.
These 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!
With 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 in 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!
One of 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
individualitytheirs 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
Of all 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 they shine.
(See also the
of Mars in Aquarius).
Some 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 thatindividuals, 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 metaphysicsanything that
involves advancement of the human race holds much appeal.
It's 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.
Most 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 freedomaccepting, 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.
Curiously, Aquarius rising people
can be a little standoffish while also coming across as
humanitarian and kind.
Often labeled 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 piecesespecially when it
comes to groups of people. This sets them apart as managers and
The 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 mannernot enough to make them stand
out like a sore thumb, but just enough to express their original
Because 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.
With 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 ardor. More on
Celebrity 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.
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