Many of us believe that Aquarius is a water sign, especially since it is preceded by Pisces, which is also a water sign and has “aqua” as its prefix, but that is a misconception- Aquarius is an air sign. Let’s read on and discover more such fun Aquarius facts.
All zodiac signs have vastly different personality traits, making up for unique and interesting personalities. And let’s be honest, haven’t we all looked up our zodiac signs and those of our crushes, friends, or family members to find out what it says about them? Looked up the daily horoscopes for their zodiac signs and ours to see what the day would bring. And in the process have found several fascinating snippets of information about that person’s behavior, habits, and so on.
So, without further ado, let’s look at some interesting Aquarius facts below.
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1. Aquarius- The Last of the Air Signs
Aquarius is the eleventh sign and the last of the air signs on the zodiac wheel, having its genesis from the constellation with the same name. With the sun transitioning this sign over a month from January 20th to February 18th, this fixed sign rules over the end of January and a large part of February.
Aquarius mainly deals with air-related concepts from a big-picture perspective. The Water Bearer, the mystical healer, and the giver of knowledge and wisdom represent the sign. This air sign is one of the most progressive, innovative, free-spirited, and stubborn zodiacs. Like air, Aquarius sees what others don’t and hears what others can’t, thus bringing the mystic’s perspective to ordinary events. This air sign is the humanitarian zodiac and speaks to and for the community since it wants to make the world a better place for everyone.
2. Aquarius’ Nature and Traits
Aquarius views the world as it could be, should be, or would be and believes in doing things their way. Its energy is creative, eclectic, self-assured, and independent. Also known as “Kumbh” in Vedic astrology, Uranus rules this fixed air sign in modern astrology. In contrast, Saturn (or “Shani” per Vedic astrology) is its ruler according to ancient astrology. No two signs are identical, and this applies to Aquarius also. Let’s look at some interesting Aquarius facts about their personality and traits the next time you encounter an Aquarian.
As we can see, the water bearers are an eclectic bunch, especially since they have two rulers, Saturn according to ancient and Uranus according to modern astrology. Saturn, the planet of time, was the ruling planet for Aquarius until the discovery of Uranus. Since this planet was found around the same time as electricity, it embodies inventions, innovations, revelations, and insight.
Some of the typical Aquarius traits are:
Aquarians may seem cold, calculating, and unpredictable. However, one of the lesser-known facts about Aquarius is its softer, sensitive side. This zodiac’s element air concerns the bigger picture, intellect, and independence.
After all, it is called the humanitarian of the zodiacs, as Aquarius has a deep sense of duty and compassion toward others and will be the first to step forward and crusade for the truth.
3. Challenges for Aquarians
While most Aquarian qualities act as their strength, some traits can cause hurdles in their life. As a fixed sign, Aquarius can be assertive and stubborn. Since their stubbornness comes from a strong ideological and righteous conviction, it cannot be easy to sway their opinion. At the same time, this quality ensures that the water bearers get what they want once they make up their minds; their obstinacy can often cause many problems.
Aquarius regulates its internal emotions well, but external regulation, i.e., communication with others, is a point of struggle for them. It cannot express its emotions and the other zodiac signs. It’s not because they don’t want to communicate; they truly aren’t able to find the appropriate words to exp in their feelings and are often misunderstood. This can be a sore point in Aquarius’ relationships and associations with other signs because they demand co-communication and intimacy but are not always able to reciprocate appropriately.
4. Relationships of the Zodiac Sign
Usually, when we check our zodiac signs, we also look into our planet’s placements and what that could mean about our sign’s relationship with other planets. The following are Aquarian astrological associations and compatibility with other zodiac signs in friendship and love.
4.1. Compatibility with Other Zodiac Signs
There are no absolutes when it comes to Aquarius’ compatibility. Still, people born in this zodiac are usually drawn toward other signs, which can fuel their innovative, broad-minded thinking.
One of Aquarius’ personality traits is experimentation. Whether in love, life, or friendships, this zodiac sign is willing to experiment and gamble on many things. Aquarius is usually looking for a best friend and a partner in the same person and does not shy away from commitment if they find their person. Aquarians, seek intellectual company, passion, and understanding. They want someone with whom they can be the best version of themselves and build on the things that matter.
There is no zodiac sign that is off-limits for an Aquarius regarding compatibility. But, it is especially drawn to the fiery spirit and dedication of the fire signs- Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries, as they are not afraid to be passionate about their love and follow their dreams and ambitions unapologetically.
Aquarius’ compatibility with the other air signs- Libra and Gemini– is ideal since they seek and possess the intellectual connection Aquarius is looking for.
4.2. Incompatibility with Other Zodiac Signs
Aquarius needs time and space in a relationship, whether in love or with friends. Aquarians, like to take a break from life when they feel burdened. They want to reflect, innovate, and formulate new ideas during their alone time. Aquarians treasure their freedom and space and may view attempts at managing their freedom as attempts to control them, which the sign’s element does not appreciate since air likes to be free and flow wherever it likes.
Aquarians want to live life as they please and do not appreciate being controlled or made to conform to society’s norms. They are quirky and eccentric and, as out-of-the-box thinkers, not the biggest fans of the convention. The other fixed signs of the zodiac wheel- Taurus and Scorpio, similar to Aquarius have the negative trait of being too obstinate and strongly opinionated. This makes both Aquarius and Scorpio, and Aquarius and Taurus, problematic pairs because they will frequently butt heads, and neither will want to back down first.
Whereas the other water and earth signs- Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, and Capricorn, may find themselves intrigued by Aquarians and are attracted to their unconventional qualities, they aren’t ideally built for long-term relationships with Aquarians.
5. Water Bearer: The Symbol of the Air Sign
An interesting Aquarius fact is although Aquarius belongs to the element air, many of us, including some Aquarians themselves, have mistaken Aquarius to be a water sign because some squiggly wave-like lines represent it, or the Water Bearer or has the prefix “aqua” in it, which means denotes “water” in Latin.
Aquarius is depicted by the cup-bearer pouring water into the Piscis Austrinus’ (or Southern Fish’s mouth)- the wavy lines symbolize this constellation. The myth suggests that the Greeks believed that Aquarius was Ganymede, the most beautiful boy on the face of the Earth. Zeus, the King of Gods, was so infatuated with the boy that he changed himself into an eagle, carried Ganyme to Mount Olympus, and made him the cup-bearer to the gods.
Zeus granted one of Ganymede’s wishes to help the people of the Earth by allowing him to send them rain. Thus came about the origin of the Water Bearer, giving raining water, wisdom, and compassion on the people of the world as the representative of this zodiac sign.
6. Famous Personalities
We’ve all checked the zodiac signs of our celebrities and other famous personalities, whether to check if their signs are compatible with ours or if their personalities match the qualities of the zodiac they’re born in.
Some famous Aquarians are Galileo, Yoko Ono, Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey, Harry Styles, Paris Hilton, Shakira, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Aniston.
Hopefully, these fun Aquarius Facts shed useful insight into the behavior of all those water bearers in your life. Keep in mind, even though the intellectual Aquarius appears cold and aloof on the outside, they are big teddy bears on the inside, even if they don’t show it, and you’ll get along with them well if you remember this well.