Happy Birthday, Aquarius! #astrology #zodiac

Aquarius Girl

Aquarius Girl, license from dreamstime.com

Aquarius, the Water Bearer, is one of my favorite signs. Maybe that’s because the love of my life was an Aquarian, but it’s also because Aquarius is compatible with my own sign of Aries. It’s also one of only two signs represented by a human: the water bearer.

That last part aside, Aquarius is an air sign, and people born under this sign are thinkers. The sign is ruled by Uranus, however, so don’t expect conventional wisdom from an Aquarian. They tend to be free thinkers, but since it’s also a fixed sign, Aquarians are caught between innovation and practicality. How this works out in the individual is represented by other aspects in the chart. For instance, Mercury in Capricorn or strong aspects from Saturn can keep the Aquarian down to earth while Mercury in Pisces or strong aspects from Neptune can send him soaring to the stars. Linda Goodman describes the typical Aquarian as “half Albert Schweitzer, half Mickey Mouse”.

Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory comes to mind. (Not that he’d ever believe in astrology.)

Aquarius constellation

In any case, being a fixed air sign means Aquarians can be quite set in their ideas and impatient with others who disagree or fail to follow their rapid thought processes. They can also be quite outspoken. My husband’s favorite mantra was, “I never apologize for speaking the truth”. Of course, that was the truth as he saw it! 🙂

In the natal chart, the eleventh house represents friends and Aquarius is the eleventh sign, so many of them have an active social conscience. They know it’s really about us, not just me. That’s why the Age of Aquarius is supposed to usher in an era of peace. We’ve been waiting a long time for that, and I hope it actually happens one of these days.

Famous Aquarians include: Francis Bacon, Helen Gurley Brown, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, Colette, Charles Darwin, Angela Davis, Thomas Edison, Betty Friedan, Galileo, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Lindbergh, Somerset Maughm, Mozart, Paul Newman, Yoko Ono, Leontyne Price, Ronald Reagan, Vanessa Redgrave, Norman Rockwell, Franklin Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Oprah Winfrey and Virginia Woolf. Quite an impressive list, I think.

For more on Aquarius, go to https://www.astrology.com/article/zodiac-signs-aquarius-sun-sign.html.

Any Aquarians out there?

Linda

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