Aquarius Characteristics and Personality
Aquarius Zodiac Sign meaning
- Aquarius dates are January 20 – February 18.
- Element: Air
- Mode: Fixed
- Aquarius symbol: ♒
Nevertheless, Aquarius is the sign of friendship par excellence (albeit definitely not the sign of family), since, as an Air sign, she/he too needs to communicate with others and to form relationships that stand the time of time. Read here for Aquarius Daily Horoscope.
Aquarius, the eleventh sign of the Zodiac is one of the most controversial. The Aquarius personality can be described as progressive & original but under the surface there’s so much more to this humanitarian sign. The sign’s determination derives from its Fixed Quality, while its talent when it comes to communicating comes from the sign’s association with the Air Element. One of the reasons why the quality of each sign is so important is that it determines its compatibility with other zodiac signs.
One of the main characteristics of people under the sign of Aquarius (or with a strong Uranus presence in their charts – the ruler of Aquarius) is that they stray far from a conventional lifestyle and do not give much weight to what others think of them. This may make an Aquarian come off as arrogant. They are people who believe in ‘moving forward’ and they tend to look to the future for answers to satisfy their souls. This is the reason behind their love for technological and scientific advancement.
An Aquarius is brainy and deep but at the same time does not do very well with handling emotions. They will use their analytical skills to help their loved ones but may not be able to say heart-felt words or go for a hug, when one’s needed. Another characteristic of this zodiac sign is that when it finds that the distance between the mindset of another to one’s own is too long to be walked, no matter what feelings there may be, it will most likely walk away from the relationship altogether.
However, Aquarians do make perfect friends, when their values and ideals align with those of certain others. As an Air sign, Aquarius needs to maintain open communication lines with others and form relationships that will last throughout time.
Aquarius and Relationships
Aquarius and Aries: This pair can embody the perfect balance between personal initiative and social conscience. This love match has the potential to develop into the perfect example of freedom and companionship.
Aquarius and Taurus: A love match has the potential to work wonders. They know that their romance can work only if it's based on mutual respect for their respective boundaries. Founded on logic, this love match can keep these partners eternally united.
Aquarius and Gemini: They both see love as a means of gaining greater self-knowledge without compromising their independence. Coupled together, they can enjoy an intellectual and unconventional romance, which can endure if they do not neglect to nurture their emotional bond.
Find out more about Aquarius best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!
The Aquarius Man
Mr Aquarius is the strong, silent type and this happens to be the tallest sign! You may be left wondering what he’s thinking: is he contemplating the meaninglessness of it all or does he have a stone in his shoe and can’t be bothered to take it off and shake it out? You have in him a loyal-to-the-last best friend for life.
How to win the heart of an Aquarius Man
Love is better than a poke in the eye with a gloved finger – but you might have trouble convincing your everyday Mr Aquarius of this! Yes you have perhaps picked the hardest heart of the 12 to harpoon, and like a stealthy hunter you’ve got to be pretty canny to land this prize catch. But once you have their love then it’s pretty constant, to be fair, and you find out that all that aloofness was all down to good old-fashioned bashfulness.
The Aquarius Woman
Little miss Aquarius lives in cloud cuckoo land. She has very fixed views about the world so don’t even bother trying to make a go of it unless yours fit neatly into hers. There is the Grand Framework, in which Lady Aquarius’ world is kept carefully ordered, everything in its place. Rational categorisation is everything. Are you part of her grand plan for the future? Lady Aquarius is a dreamer and idealist. She has her finger on the pulse and her eye on the future. She can make a fierce activist, a ground-breaking scientist or a shrewd business woman. Don’t be fooled by her detached, aloof demeanour, this woman is going places.
Lady Aquarius is an extrovert, naturally drawn to society. A social platform allows her to stand out of the crowd for her uniqueness as well as join forces with others to make a difference. She is fiercely independent and any relationship with her is first and foremost a meeting of minds. Friendship is of the utmost importance. So is sisterhood and Lady Aquarius is not one of these women who will betray her kind. She can be very disruptive, refusing to be categorised, although she does exactly the same to others in whom rebellion won’t be tolerated. Lady Aquarius is sometimes best admired from afar because she can be a Little Miss Tyrant from up close.
How Aquarius acts when they first fall in love
Aquarius is sucker-punched by love in its own little way. The person who gets lucky with this hard-to-read sign might suddenly see one of their Aquarius lover’s shirts hanging in their wardrobe, without any kind of commitment conversation. They aren’t very good at mushy stuff, even if it’s not all that mushy by others’ standards.
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