Aquarius – January 20 to February 19
Aquarius is a Fixed sign and is ruled by Uranus
- Symbol: Water
- Ruling Planet: Uranus
- Keywords: Humanitarian, eccentric, independent
- Polarity: Positive
- Duality or Gender: Masculine
- Element: Air
- Quality: Fixed
- Body Areas: Circulation, ankles
- Countries: Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, Poland and Sweden
- Cities: Moscow, Hamburg, Salzburg and St.Petersburg
- Stones: Amethyst, aquamarine
- Color: Electric Blue
- Similarity to Chinese Sign: TIGER
Positive Aspects: Friendly and humanitarian, Honest and loyal, Original and inventive, Independent and intellectual
Negative Aspects: Intractable and contrary, Perverse and unpredictable, Unemotional and detached
Aquarians basically possess strong and attractive personalities. They fall into two principle types: one shy, sensitive, gentle and patient; the other exuberant, lively and exhibitionist, sometimes hiding the considerable depths of their character under a cloak of frivolity. Both types are strong willed and forceful in their different ways and have strong convictions, though as they seek truth above all things, they are usually honest enough to change their opinions, however firmly held, if evidence comes to light which persuades them that they have been mistaken.
They have a breadth of vision that brings diverse factors into a whole, and can see both sides of an argument without shillyshallying as to which side to take. Consequently they are unprejudiced and tolerant of other point
ts of view. This is because they can see the validity of the argument, even if they do not accept it themselves. They obey the Quaker exhortation to “Be open to truth, from whatever source it comes,” and are prepared to learn from everyone.
Both types are humane, frank, serious minded, genial, refined, sometimes ethereal, and idealistic, though this last quality is tempered with a sensible practicality. They are quick, active and persevering without being self-assertive, and express themselves with reason, moderation and sometimes, a dry humor.
They are nearly always intelligent, concise, clear and logical. Many are strongly imaginative and phy
sically intuitive, so that the Age of Aquarius, w
hich is about to begin, is much anticipated by psychic circles as an age in which mankind will experience a great spiritual awakening. The Aquarian philosophical and spiritual bent may be dangerous in that it can drive the subjects into an ivory-tower existence where they meditate on abstractions that bear little relevance to life. On the other hand it can help the many who have scientific leanings to combine these with the
Aquarian yearning for the universal recognition of the brotherhood of man and to embark on scientific research to fulfill their philanthropic ideals of benefiting mankind. When some cause or work of this nature inspires them, they are capable of such devotion to it that they may drive themselves to the point of exhaustion and even risk injuring their health.
Both types need to retire from the world at times and to become temporary loners. They appreciate opportunities for meditation or, if they are religious, of retreats. Even in company they are fiercely independent, refusing to follow the crowd.
They dislike interference by others, however helpfully intended, and will accept it only on their own terms.
Normally they have good taste in drama, music and art, and are also gifted in the arts, especially drama.
In spite of the often intensely magnetic, forthcoming and open personality of the more extrovert kind of Aquarian and of their desire to help humanity, neither type makes friends easily. They sometimes appear to condescend to others and take too little trouble to cultivate the acquaintance of people who do not particularly appeal to them.
They do not give themselves easily – perhaps their judgment of human nature is too good for that – and are sometimes accounted cold. But once they decide that someone is worthy of their friendship or love, they can exert an almost hypnotic and irresistible mental attraction on them and will themselves become tenacious friends or lovers, ready to sacrifice everything for their partners and be faithful to them for life. However, they are sometimes disappointed emotionally because their own high personal ideals cause them to demand more of others than is reasonable. And if they are deceived their anger is terrible. If disillusioned, they do not forgive.
Aquarians work best in group projects, provided that they are recognized as having a leading part in them. They have a feeling of unity with nature and a desire for knowledge and truth that makes them admirable scientists, especially astronomers and natural historians.
They may excel in photography, radiography, electronics – anything connected with the electrical and radio industries – aviation and everything technical. On the arts and humanities side their progressive tendencies can be expressed in writing, especially poetry, and broadcasting, or as welfare workers and teachers.
Some have gifts as entertainers and make good character actors (having an ability to mimic) and musicians. The more psychic among them possess healing gifts, especially in curing the mentally sick.
Among the faults to which they are liable are fanatical eccentricity, wayward egotism, excessive detachment and an inclination to retreat from life and society, and a tendency to be extremely dogmatic in their opinions. Circumstances – for example, continuous opposition to a cause they hold dear – may cause the atrophy of the openness of mind that is one of the Aquarian’s most attractive traits. They may express a lack of integrity in broken promises, secretiveness or cunning. Simmering anger and resentment, rudeness or, worse, a tense, threatening silence which may suddenly burst out in eruptions of extreme temper, these are all part of the negative side of the Aquarian. This can also reveal itself in a sustained hatred for enemies that is capable of enlarging itself into misanthropy toward the whole of mankind.
As Aquarius is said to govern the legs from knees to ankles and the circulation of blood, its natives are susceptible to ailments particularly in the legs and ankles, such as cramps, and are also liable to spasmodic and nervous complaints, as well as wind, catarrh, diarrhea, dropsy, goiter and delirium tremens – so that the avoidance of alcohol is important for those Aquarians who have a taste for it.
Favorite phrase: “Look at me!”
Good Points: Independent, friendly, creative, original, loyal
Bad Points: Rebellious, unconventional, unpredictable
You’ll know right from the start that your Aquarian baby is exceptional. He will be inventive, independent and charming and will quickly want to do things for himself. Conventional attitudes will be disregarded from the moment he can walk and talk. Attracted by anything that’s exciting, unusual and predictable, the Aquarian child is always looking to the future. He’ll adore electronic gadgets, computers, new inventions, and will believe in flying saucers. He’ll also be very lovable and always full of fun. He’s a born show-off – encourage any signs of musical and dramatic ability. School will be a place to make lots of new friends, and being the most social sign of the zodiac – expect him to invite them all home for tea! When he’s not entertaining friends, he’ll bring home every stray cat or dog in the neighborhood. Your unpredictable Aquarian toddler will make every day an adventure and any attempt to enforce a strict schedule will be met with stubborn resistance. Let’s face it – you’ll never know what to expect from one day to the next.
The Aquarius baby learns to laugh before it learns anything else. They seem to be filled to bursting with a joy at the sheer fun of being alive and the most simple things can set them going on incredibly infectious fits of giggles. As they get a little older the Aquarian quirkiness will begin to show.
This can take many forms from a fascination with odd things such as the washing machine or the patterns on a carpet to a need to listen to decidedly non- infant music to help them sleep. The Aquarian youngster is a thoughtful little soul and will ask the most fascinating and innocent questions. Issues like the color of the Universe before it existed will keep them in deep thought for hours even before they start school.
Your Aquarian child may well be musical and even the simplest instrument can be a great way for them to develop their natural talents.
Is the Aquarius baby lonely? Well, it may certainly seem that way, but appearances can be deceiving. This child is a bit detached, even aloof, so solo time may be exactly what they want — even when crying. This kid would rather work out that hissy fit alone. Since this won’t be the Aquarius baby’s natural state, the company of others will become an acquired taste with much prodding from Mom and Dad. The Aquarius baby does have much they can teach others, since this child will pick things up early and differently. The rebel baby has arrived! Parents, sibs and friends will quickly grow to expect the unexpected from the Aquarius tot. The companionship of friends and others will be quite important to the Aquarius baby, even if they don’t know how to show it. For that reason, this is a pattern of behavior that should be encouraged. While the Aquarius tot can be stubborn at times and certainly into their own stuff, often their mind is engaged in creative pursuits which should be nurtured as much as possible. To sum up, the Aquarius baby is a talker, very bright, always thinking and actually enjoying the company of others, despite appearances. Work with this baby, and they will shine.
The Aquarius child can be expected to march to a different drummer, but then that’s part of their charm. Independent and free-spirited, expect this child to do the unexpected. Fly a kite in the dead of winter? Hey, why not! Creative as well, this is the child who will always be working with gadgets and gizmos and will be plugged into the Internet from early on. New technologies captivate the Aquarius child, so you can bet that they’ll be able to program that newfangled VCR. Hallelujah! It also wouldn’t be beyond this kid to build a VCR on their own, inventors that they are. Exceedingly intellectual, the Aquarius child should always have plenty of books around. These kids will do extremely well in school, even if their study habits seem a bit unconventional. Well, this may just be when their thinking is clearest! While some may find the Aquarius child a bit aloof, it’s simply that they are fixed by nature and have their own way of doing things. Truth be told, this child enjoys being in the company of many friends. Lastly, the Aquarius child has a rebellious streak which is incompatible with stringent rules. Discipline them at your own risk.
A young Aquarian must have thought of it. You might hear her exclaim, “I’ll try anything once!” It’s absolutely true. Not only is she unique, she is also a rebel, unafraid to take on society on her own terms. Her super-quick mind might lead others to think that she’s all about ideas with no feelings at all, but that’s only partially true. She cares deeply about the causes in which she believes; it’s just that she doesn’t have a lot of time for small talk. Hence, she has lots and lots of acquaintances in her life bu
t very few deep friendships. When it comes to style, hers is definitely unique. It wouldn’t be surprising if she showed up one day with green hair. She’s keen on standing out in a crowd. Fashion is also something better left to someone else, since her style is of her own making. Her ideal evening would include attending a performance by either an alternative band from Iceland or an experimental theater performance in the dark. She avoids sappy movies. When it comes to studying an unstructured environment will serve her best, as will an alternative college when she gets to that next level. She’s not for everyone — but then she doesn’t want to be.
A bit aloof, the Aquarian young man is probably busy thinking about something terribly important — how to save the world, for example. This fellow is both creative and smart and needs plenty of freedom in which to do his “work.” You won’t ever see a sappy display of affection from him — he’s not sentimental at all. He’s likely to forget your birthday every year. Or he’ll take you out to a lavish restaurant — and actually forget his wallet! On the other hand, he’s likely to remember obscure facts and random bits of information. After a while, you’ll come to expect the unexpected from this guy. To his credit, the Aquarius lad loves to keep moving and will enjoy the company of someone who can keep up with him. He also loves technology and gadgets; don’t be surprised if he winds up creating a great piece of software which leads to a successful start-up company. Since he may be spending a lot of time in front of a computer screen, he won’t be very focused on his looks or on spending a lot of time playing sports (save for the occasional oddity like, say, fencing). Knowing an Aquarius young man will be one big adventure and a unique experience.
Aquarius and Independence: Aquarius personality is very independent; any attempt to hold them down or restrict them will cause them, to flee. They need to be free to be on their own. Independence is not just desired by Aquarius, it is essential to their well-being.
Aquarius and Friendship: Beneath the detached, unemotional exterior lies a kind hearted friend that will go out of their way to help another. They love to make people laugh and cheer people up and it makes them feel good to make others feel good. They do not expect anything in return for this could put a damper on their freedom; they live with no strings attached. They are very unconventional and always full of excitement, an Aquarius friend always makes life fun. They might offer you a spontaneous last minute camping trip with no supplies prepared, if you decide to go along, you will have a weekend to remember forever.
Aquarius and Business: Aquarius likes to do something useful with their lives, mixing that with their amazing way with people, they make excellent politicians and social workers/psychologists. They are progressive thinkers and are great at forming new ideologies and theories; any type of research is very suited to Aquarius. Aquarius one downfall in the business world is the attention to detail; they like the grand ideas and massive plans and can make them happen, but the mundane day to day repetitive details causes them to procrastinate. Aquarius needs a secretary.
Aquarius and Temperament: Aquarius tends to be rebels just for the sake of having their own way. Their stubbornness sometimes causes their failure, they will continue to do something their way even though others have proved it is wrong, they are very smart people and know it is wrong but they will continue just because it is their way, they are very fixed in opinion and stubborn when confronted. Despite their stubbornness and fixed opinion, they will never impose their ideas on others, they have respect for everybody’s differences.
Aquarius Deep Inside:
Aquarius are in search of wisdom, they are very observant and they can gather their information objectively because emotions do not get in the way, they seem to be above emotions altogether and when they speak, they speak the truth. Sometimes it may be shocking or painful because of their disregard for the feelings of others, but they intend no harm, they call it like they see it and do not emotions cloud their judgment, they are very detached from emotion. It is not that Aquarius are unemotional, they just to not trust their emotions so they incorporate them into their ideas of who they are. As a result, if someone does not agree with their ideas, Aquarius sometimes takes it personally, not as much as other zodiac signs however as Aquarius is intellect driven and not emotionally driven. Sometimes they wonder if there is something in life that they are missing because they do not feel like other people feels.
This does not necessarily prevent them from being involved in intimate relationships, they are capable of this but the person on the other end will always notice an air of detachment from Aquarius. Aquarius wonders ‘why?’ so much that they can question their existence. They wonder if what they are doing is useful, they want other people to notice them and appreciate them, this is caused by underlying insecurities that wonder if other people accept them for who they are but these are never brought to the surface because to an Aquarius, it does not matter that much because they know that they are special.
Aquarius in a Nutshell: Aquarius is the sign of visionaries, unconventionality and intellectual independence. Aquarius are the people who deviate from the crowd and go their own way. They are always after intellectual stimulation, constantly discovering something new, forming new opinions and stubbornly traveling their way regardless of what other people think. Aquarius are filled with paradoxes, they are interested in the opposite ends of the spectrum, they like to be alone yet are social butterflies, they like to experience both sides and see both opinions as they formulate new ideas with their forward thinking, active mind. Aquarius have a ‘live and let live’ policy where everyone is free to be themselves, an Aquarius never judges others because as human beings, we are all equal and entitled to our own opinions. They are verbally skilled and very witty; they observe people and learn how to interact with others through observation. They can be masters of manipulation justifying anything they do or think. As a result, they can deal with any type of personality and adapt to any situation. They welcome change because boredom is their enemy. Anything new is an opportunity to Aquarius.
Aquarius can act as an expert on any topic, they are very good at inflating their own importance, and they feel it is deserved because their eccentricity makes them unique. Conventional people beware, Aquarius likes to shock and deviate from the norm, this is how they live. Aquarius is known to pick at anyone they find weak or dull-minded. It is simply an easy target for verbal exercise for them, no harm is meant but it might be taken from the other person. Deep inside, Aquarius would never intentionally hurt anyone, they have respect for every human, even thought this might not seem apparent to the more emotional types.
Aquarius, the Water-Bearer, is the third sign of the Air triplicity and the eleventh sign of the tropical zodiac. This intellectual and unorthodox sign is ruled by Saturn (structure; karma) and Uranus (sudden changes; unexpected upheavals). The key phrase for Aquarius is “I know”.
Saturn, considered the great malefic, harbinger of stasis and disease and also the planet of structure and reality, is the traditional ruler of Aquarius. This is the sign of deep intellect and the struggle for freedom from restriction. Aquarius is often emotionally detached.
The new-age ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, planet of eccentrics and the unorthodox. Aquarians express Uranian qualities by being unpredictable, determined and stubborn. Aquarians consequently favor the unique, as well as the traditional. They often adopt lifestyles and ideas that run counter to current trends.
Off the Beaten Track
Aquarians are somewhat prone to immersing themselves in unorthodox fields of study and can make significant discoveries off the beaten track. Astrology could become a passionate concern, as may other investigations of the limits of consciousness and human abilities. A lover of science and originality, Aquarius treasures the unique while immersing itself in the traditional.
Aquarian people readily adopt life styles and ideas that run counter to the mainstream and they try to visualize any situation objectively, as a kind of mental exercise. In relationships, their intellectual approach makes them seem interested, but not particularly passionate or possessive. Of course they do not really lack passion, for when they focus their feelings; their passion is as intense as it is inspirational.
The appearance of calmness is deceptive, as they are often nervous and apprehensive. Women of this sign often exaggerate their problems to the point of getting ill.
Aquarius Rules the Ankles
Each sign has an external, internal and structural ruler ship. Externally this sign rules the calves, tibia and ankles. Internally, Sun in Aquarius rules the circulation, breath and eyesight; structurally, the bones of the lower limbs. It is closely associated with the blood and circulation, with a tendency toward impure blood.
The pathological action of Aquarius is towards nervousness, gloom and sensitivity leading to habits and fixed ideas that make disease persist and linger. Aquarians are prone to varicose veins, hypertension and heart problems.
Aquarius rules shins, ankles, and the circulatory system, while cramps, allergies, sudden illness and freak accidents are common for those with Aquarius active in their charts. They may also suffer from various nervous disorders.
Dating with an Aquarius Woman: The Aquarius woman is the ultimate independent woman. She is funny, smart, adventurous, never clingy or jealous, never demanding and not overly emotional. She is unpredictable and craves excitement. Anything goes with this woman and any man that she chooses will have an amazing relationship. Court he
r and woo her, she expects this ladylike treatment, she is old fashioned in that sense but be known that her mind is already made up and if she is not interested, she will never be interested. The relationship will progress slowly because she does not get emotionally involved very easily and she is not one for showy displays of romantic affection. The man who is trying to win her heart has to treat her with respect and treat her as an equal. Communication is key, this is how a relationship with an Aquarius woman evolves. Once she trusts you and you two grow closer, she is an amazing loyal and kindhearted person. She will always seem to be detached, she fears losing her identity in a relationship so do not be surprised if even in a long term relationship she seems more like a fiend then a romantic partner.
Do not press her emotionally or tie her down with demands and obligations because this will cause her to run. Never be jealous, this is a big red flag to her and she will leave right away, the Aquarius woman can never be tied down, she is free as a bird. If you give her all she needs, she will be completely faithful so you should not worry when she is out on her own, give her space and respect her privacy and all will be well. Aquarius woman is for the man who loves a challenge and adventure.
Dating with an Aquarius Man:
This man is all about intellectual stimulation. You can be the prettiest girl in the world but if you do not stir his mind, he won’t bother. Communication is so important to this man. Deep inside he longs for love but this causes him inner trouble because of his inability to understand emotion so an Aquarius man in love often stumbles on his own words, be patient with him and don’t hold it against him because deep inside, he is having fun. Beware that an Aquarius man can fall out of love as easily as falling in love.
The woman has to be able to adapt to him, he will not change for anybody and demands respect and understanding for the way he is, no matter how eccentric his ideals are. He needs stimulation and a partner to share life’s adventures with, not just someone to sit on the couch and watch a movie all the time. Do not press him emotionally or tie him down with demands and obligations because this will cause him to run. Never be jealous, this is a big red flag to him and he will leave right away, the Aquarius man can never be tied down. If you give him all he needs, he will be completely faithful so you should not worry when he is out on his own, give him space and respect his privacy and all will be well. Aquarius man is for the woman who loves a challenge and adventure.
How to Attract Aquarius:
Communication is key. You must be able to stimulate their minds, engage in a friendly, witty verbal battle but do not expect to come to any conclusions, this is not the point. They crave the brain exercise. If you unable to keep up with the intellect and the unconventional ways that Aquarius are known for, you might want to look elsewhere. Aquarius needs communication compatibility more than anything else. Have variety in your dates, think of interesting things to do like a trip to the zoo, but if you can’t think of any crazy idea, leave it up to Aquarius to make plans but do not be surprised if they change the plan in the middle, be flexible like them. They do not like naggers or complainers so keep the talk positive and all should be well.
You and Your Aquarius
… Become comfortable talking about a wide variety of different topics. Your Aquarius will have something to add on every topic, and they will surprise and delight you with their eclectic mind.
… Surprise your Aquarius — give them a genuine Venus flytrap, a hypnotic 3-D poster or a hand-woven Guatemalan sweater. Your Aquarius loves surprises — the more original, the better.
… Keep yourself at a safe distance emotionally, at least at first. Aquarius is a detached Sign in some ways, and Aquarians need space to be happy.
… Appreciate your Aquarian’s devotion to special causes and ideals. They will show you the value of making the world a more advanced and creative place.
… Become intimate with your mind of your Aquarius before their body. They will captivate you mentally and intrigue you completely.
… Be too exacting — if you demand punctuality or total dependability, you’re in for some frustrating times. Aquarians act according to whim and are often in their own world.
… Demand a serious relationship early on — and never try to be the only thing in your Aquarius’s universe. They need space to explore, and time to devote to the world at large.
… Try to change the Water Bearer’s mind, even if you don’t agree with your Aquarius’s viewpoints on some issues. Your Aquarius will probably have some deep-seated and intractable beliefs about the way the world should work.
… Try to lure an Aquarius into your arms when their mind is elsewhere. They may turn down the invitation. Worse, they might not even notice that you gave it.
… Attempt to influence this Sign’s fashion sense. You may think it’s wild or totally inappropriate, but Aquarians like to dress differently from the crowd.
The Aquarian in Love: One of the Aquarian’s deepest needs is for a satisfying, complementary relationship, which gives them freedom and tolerance along with mental and physical stimulation. With the right person they will be a passionate, uninhibited and understanding lover intent on maintaining their bond for life. Receptivity will calm Aquarians’ rebellious tendencies. Unlike many, Aquarians rarely feel any pangs of jealousy.
Their sex-drive is not unduly strong, but their need to explore and be stimulated sometimes gives others the impression their desires are unconquerable. They can be very playful and attentive lovers and will put a great deal of energy into satisfying their partners. Aquarians are open to all forms of experimentation (in the pursuit of new knowledge, of course) and the field of sexuality and relationships is no exception. Even though deep down they seek security, their love of originality and exploring unusual new fields of endeavor gives them an attraction for partners with interesting, unconventional minds and bodies.
Your kisses are wet and messy, and you tend to keep your eyes open.
Aquarians are attracted to people who are different and unique. They have a need to feel in tune with their love-mate, on a mind, body and soul level. They have strong opinions; however, will respect you for who you are. They are surrounded by people, so don’t’ be the jealous type!
Aquarius-Aries: This is an interesting and fascinating match.
Aquarius -Taurus: There’s an abundance of education available.
Aquarius -Gemini: Once these two are together, they may never part.
Aquarius -Cancer: They admire each other’s skills and position in life.
Aquarius -Leo: This is a magnetic union – it keeps them interested.
Aquarius -Virgo: On an intellectual level, it’s spell-binding.
Aquarius -Libra: These two will talk, love, and nurture each other.
Aquarius -Scorpio: Intrigue and curiosity brings them together.
Aquarius -Sagittarius: An appreciation of each other’s missions in life.
Aquarius -Capricorn: Their differences can be complimentary.
Aquarius-Aquarius: Quirky and eccentric – just the way they like it.
Aquarius-Pisces: A blending of intellect and emotions can be perfect.
Aquarius Erogenous Zone: The calves and ankles are the most sensitive spots. Most Aquarius like their ankles tied together or at least held down. They enjoy calf massages and light scratching with your fingernails on their ankles and legs.
Sex with Aquarius: Aquarius have a very imaginative approach to sex, they like creativity and novelty, they are not fond of not passion and an emotional sex. Sex to an Aquarius is a fun thing, expect to laugh and be silly, it’s like a fun game between a couples. Anything goes with Aquarius, they like spontaneous encounters and quickies.
Your sexuality is steady, yet unorthodox. You are experimental and love the unorthodox and the unusual in sexual encounters, which you often undergo, for you are not afraid to follow your desires.
Ruled by Uranus, the unconventional god of the sky, you always aim high and wild, although your co-ruler, Saturn, the god of karma and restriction, usually keeps your feet firmly on the ground.
An unconventional nature makes you impatient with less adventurous souls, while your powerful intellect propels you into original thought and desire to take things to the limit in unusual directions.
Your sex-drive is not unduly strong, yet your need to explore and be stimulated sometimes gives others the impression that your desires are rampant! Be that as it may, you are open to all forms of experimentation (in the search for new knowledge) and the field of sexuality and relationships is no exception. You are attracted to partners with interesting and unconventional minds (and bodies) and if their sexuality is unconventional, well you’ll play along at least until you’ve extracted a new chapter for your own personal x-files..
You are a sucker for anything that breaks new ground. You are however able to view your body’s activities in quite a detached light, something that partners find difficult to understand. Admirers should be aware of your need for experimentation and, from time to time, need for solitude to recharge your batteries.
Famous Aquarians Include: Charles Darwin, Thomas Alva Edison, Vanessa Redgrave, Frederick Douglas, Oprah Winfrey, Charles Dickens, John McEnroe, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jack Nicklaus, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Telly Savalas, Virginia Woolf, Babe Ruth, Mia Farrow, Carl Icahn, and Yoko Ono
Ideal Jobs Include: Aquarians are well-suited to careers as inventors, politicians, writers, scientists, astronauts, artists and astrologers.
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Sun in Aquarius
Aquarius: the water bearer is associated with water, rain, floods and fountains.
In many ancient cultures, including Babylonian, Egyptian and Grecian, there was a god known as the ‘Water Bearer’ or ‘Water Pourer.’ Water is the bringer and sustainer of all life; therefore the force that made water rain down from the heavens was among the most revered by ancient peoples. Water also represents the collective unconsciousness – the sea of creation or consciousness.
Sumerian Gods, Enki, Ea
Mesopotamia: associated with the eleventh sign, the eleventh month and the return of the deluge.
Babylonia: Aquarius represented an overflowing urn, and they associated this with the heavy rains which fell in their eleventh month.
Persian, Syrian and Turkish languages call Aquarius the Water Bucket.
Egypt: the setting of Aquarius in the Nile caused its flooding. In Egyptian mythology, he pours water into the Nile River at the season when the Nile normally overflows its banks, this brings the much needed water to the farmlands bordering that great river. The Egyptians saw the constellation as Hapi the god of the Nile.
The Arabs, dependent on the water of the rainy season, saw Aquarius as a bucket because their religion forbids them from showing pictures of any living form.
India: Aquarius is the first sign of the zodiac in India, where its patron saint is Varuna. This ancient god was originally the all-powerful lord of all the heavens and creator of the stars. But later he was looked on as just god of the water who looked down on the Earth through the thousand eyes of the stars. From his throat issued the seven streams of heaven. Varuna patrols his realm on a fabulous steed, half crocodile and half bird. So he is quite able to patrol both the air and the sea. Around 3000 BC it was possible to observe the full moon in this constellation every year around the time of the summer solstice, an event that was cause for celebration. This time represented the triumph of the moon god, Chandra, when he reached his maximum splendor and was drunk by the sun, Indra. Chandra was also identified with the magical drink of the gods, soma. With the sun crossing the solstice and the lengthening of daylight, the evil god of darkness and drought, Vritra represented by the constellation Hydra, was conquered. In India, the summer solstice corresponds with the return of the monsoon season and water to the land.
Peru: associated with the entrance of the sun into the constellation of the Mother of the Waters.
Christians of 17th Century: Christians of 17th Century: associated the constellation with St. John the Baptist
Greece: In antiquity, Hera’s daughter Hebe, goddess of eternal youth, was cup bearer to the gods. Zeus replaced her with the handsome boy, Ganymede, after she spilled a flask of nectar. To further irritate Hera, Zeus immortalized his favorite server with a heavenly constellation. This is the first indication of male homosexuality in Greek literature.
Myth about Deucalion, the only man to survive the alleged Great Flood. The story of this flood is very similar to the Judeo-Christian legend of Noah’s Ark. It took place during the time named by Greek legend as the Iron Age.
… As the story goes, during the Iron Age, humanity had become more savage than the wildest animals. Brother fought against brother, sons killed fathers, and no one was safe on the roads or in their own home. Both men and women were violent, bloodthirsty and utterly without morals. The words of the gods meant little or nothing to them, and no one would repent for their sins. Zeus, despairing for humankind, sent a great flood upon the earth. The flood destroyed all the people in the world – with the exception of Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha.
Zeus had noticed this couple during his last visit to Earth. They lived alone in a simple hut. They had almost no food, and definitely had no material goods. Despite this, they fed Zeus, gave him shelter for the night and spoke kindly to him, even though they had no idea that he was a god. They were the last godly people on Earth, so Zeus allowed them to survive the flood. After it ended, he helped them to create a new race of men, which was supposed to be stronger and better. Deucalion is known as the ‘Water Bearer’ because he not only lived through the flood, but he helped to bring life to a new generation.
Greek Legend 1: The water carrier represented by the zodiacal constellation Aquarius is Ganymede, a handsome Phrygian youth. Ganymede was the son of Tros, king of Troy (according to Lucian, he was also son of Dardanus). While tending his father’s flocks on Mount Ida, Ganymede was spotted by Jupiter. The king of gods became enamored of the boy and flew down to the mountain in the form of a large bird, whisking Ganymede away to the heavens. Ever since, the boy has served as cupbearer to the gods.
Greek Legend 2: Ganymede was an exceptionally handsome, young prince of Troy. He was spotted by Zeus, who immediately decided that he would make a perfect cup-bearer. The story then differs – one version telling how Zeus sent his pet eagle, Aquila to carry Ganymede to Olympus, another that it was Zeus, himself, disguised as an eagle, who swept up the youth and carried him to the home of the gods. In either case, once Ganymede arrived, he had to contend with the wrath of Hera, wife of Zeus. She was annoyed on two counts – firstly, that her husband should have such strong feelings for a mere boy and, secondly, that Ganymede was to occupy the favored position previously held by her own daughter Hebe, goddess of youth. But Zeus was not to be thwarted and Ganymede, often riding on Aquila and always carrying the golden cup, accompanied the great god on his travels, impressing him with his kindness. This was made manifest when, realizing how in need of water the people on earth were, he pleaded with Zeus to be allowed to help them and was given permission to send down rain. Eventually he was glorified as Aquarius, god of rain, and placed amongst the stars.
Greek Legend 3: Zeus was the Water Bearer. Although he was the god of many things, one of his most important roles was as the god of storms. The constellation Aquarius could have originally been representative of Zeus as the Water Bearer.
The stars of Aquarius lie between those of Pisces and Capricornus along the ecliptic. To the north is the Great Square of Pegasus, and to the south is the first-magnitude star Fomalhaut. Thus it is an important star group, although it has only a few important stars. Its alpha star, Sadalmelik, is only at magnitude 3.2, and there are only about 20 other stars brighter than fifth magnitude. However, some of these stars form asterisms, star patterns such as the Water Jar, a trefoil (resembling the Mercedes-Benz symbol) of Pi, Gamma, and Eta-Aquarii surrounding Zeta. This Y-shaped group lies to the east of Sadalmelik. Zeta-Aquarii is one of a number of interesting double stars. It is a beautiful pair of fourth-magnitude stars separated by about 3 arcseconds. The colors of the pair are given as pale green and pale yellow. Another star of note is R-Aquarii, a Mira-type variable star which, over the space of a year, changes from a dim magnitude 11 to a magnitude of six.
There are three Messier objects in Aquarius, including M2 and M72, both globular clusters. M2 is one of the better clusters and one which can be visible to a keen-eyed observer on a really dark night. In a small telescope it becomes a ball of faint stars of magnitude 13. M73 is a rather unusual object among those listed by Messier. It is only a small group of stars of similar magnitude that are possibly associated as a multiple-star system. It is also referred to as NGC 6994. First observed in October 1780, M73 was described by Messier as ³three or four small stars which look like a nebula at first sight² and contain ³a little nebulosity.² Yet no photograph of M73 has ever revealed nebulosity around these stars. The four stars form the shape of a Y, and their magnitudes range from 10.5 to 12.0.
Two planetary nebulae take preeminence in a long list of other deep-sky objects in Aquarius. The Saturn Nebula, when seen through a telescope, is a small blue-green dot that Lord Rosse thought looked like a ringed planet.
The other, the Helix Nebula, NGC 7293, is the closest planetary nebula to us and occupies an area about half the diameter of the full Moon. This marvelous deep-sky object can be seen in binoculars from dark skies. A cloud of gas and dust ejected from a central star, it resembles a dim smoke ring. Planetary nebulae were named by Sir William Herschel in 1785 because in telescope views they may resemble planets. About a thousand of these shells of stars in their final stages of evolution from giants to dwarfs are known. The central stars are usually blue in color with temperatures up to 400,000K.
The planet Neptune was discovered among the stars of Aquarius 154 years ago, in 1846, after its presence had been predicted and calculated from irregularities in the orbit of Uranus. Aquarius is also the radiant location for several meteor showers, including the Eta Aquarids of May, the North Delta Aquarids which peak on July 29, the South Delta Aquarids which peak on August 13, and the lesser Iota Aquarius, also of Augus.
Return to the Feminine Energies: The Age of Aquarius represents the return to higher frequency of light energy which vibrates faster and bring consciousness to higher levels of awareness. Aquarius represents the feminine archetype – the goddess or priestess. It is also connects with the right side of the brain which is the intuitive, creative side of our experience in third dimension.
Aquarius represents the higher chakras – heart, throat, thrid eye, and crown.
There is a 26,000 year cycle of time called the Precession of the Equinoxes. Approximately every 13,000 the cycles changes from the masculine energies – (Leo through Pisces) – to the feminine energies (Aquarius through Virgo).
We have entered the timeline of Aquarius – ‘She’ who returns humanity to the higher frequencies – and the spiritual teachings lost approximately 13,000 at the Age of Aquarius, when human consciousness spiraled down to third dimension to experience duality – linear time – and emotions. This is all based on a blueprint created by Sacred Geometry.