Today, we’re peeling back the layers of the Aquarius sign and talking about their personality traits, love compatibility, how they manage money, their best careers… Oh, and we’re dishing the dirt on Aquarius men and women!
The Aquarius sign is independent, progressive, and has a vast mix of opposing traits. .One celebrity Aquarius that comes to mind is the one and only Ellen Degeneres **insert enthusiastic claps and hopes of large Shutterfly sponsored checks**.
She (and anyone else born from January 20th – February 18th) is an Aquarius born powerhouse!
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Aquarius Sign Personality Traits
Not surprisingly, one of the top traits of an Aquarius is that they are awesome communicators!
They thrive on making their opinions known and using their voice for causes. You know who I’m talking about…
…That person in college who was constantly canvassing the campus for groups of people to do a tree sit or a peaceful protest…
Yeah, that person likely had the Aquarius sign!
While some people only find causes that benefit them in some way, an Aquarius may rally for ANY group that needs them!
They’ll likely use their intellect and communication skills to pick up the microphone and enter lengthy discussions with decision makers. Their poise and smarts may catch some people off guard if they originally judge them as just another humanitarian.
On days when they’re in the zone and rocking it, an Aquarius sign can be:
- Free spirit
- Cool, calm and collected!
But, on the flip side, they can also be:
- Overly emotional
- Unwilling to compromise
- Type “A” personality
The interesting thing about the Aquarius sign is its natural balance. In other words:
While an Aquarius may constantly get involved in causes and stand up for what they believe is right, it takes awhile for them to become emotionally available and attached. Their fight seems to be more on principle than emotion.
While on the outside they’re passionate and invested, they quickly move on to the next thing once the fight is won or the problem is solved.
Also, Aquarius can be… shall we say… overly emotional? The good news is that these tendencies usually happen in “spells” rather than on a regular basis. An Aquarius is going to need some time off from their escapades to reflect and release the emotions they tend to shove down.
All in all, the Aquarius sign has been described as a “lovable unicorn” because they have sooooo many opposing traits that somehow work together to create a magnetic, magical personality. (IDK about you, but I keep picturing Ellen!)
Aquarius… on a Saturday Night
On any given Saturday night their plans may range from para-gliding, to attending a concert, to protesting in the park, to relaxing with some friends. Their friends and family know what topics to avoid in order to keep the conversation light and also know to let them say their piece when they need to.
Aquarius men march to the beat of their own drum — maybe even one they built themselves.
They’re artistic, daring, and (very) rarely predictable. Their strong humanitarian side sometimes takes a backseat to their tendency to be distant or aloof (kinda sexy, no?).
While they seem involved in a lot of different activities and causes, they can be hard to break through to and really connect with.
And you can almost bet that an Aquarius dude has had a few big arguments with those close to him as he has inflexible views and opinions on major “hot topics”. They can sometimes wear that ol’ “rebel without a cause” badge and pick fights just for the sake of stirring things up.
Dates with an Aquarius man are never the same. One may be a picnic in the park and one may be a spontaneous trip out of the area. They’re down for almost anything and expect their partner to be too.
The Aquarius Woman
Aquarius women are kinda like that old Spice Girls song, “Now don’t go wasting my precious time, Get your act together we could be just fine”.
They’re on their way to do great things, and if you want to come along — great — but you better hurry and not get in the way.
They need to be allowed to be themselves and live their own life before anything else. If a partner tries to control them or push them to be someone they’re not, they’ll likely move on without missing a beat.
Like Aquarius men, women under this sign can be unpredictable and aloof. However they’re likely to reach a point in their adult life where they feel the need to “woman up” and settle down — from a purely rational and logical standpoint.
Their decisions rarely involve emotions and are usually made based on facts and figures. Despite their calm and collected exterior, they likely face some turmoil when trying to find inner peace.
Aquarius Compatibility – Best Love Matches
Anyone dating an Aquarius needs to be up for the ride of their lives. They’ll put up with consistently late dates and off the wall ideas for a loyal partner committed to themselves and their beliefs.
Sagittarius and Aquarius
Both the Sagittarius and the Aquarius sign are rationally lead. They think and act with their heads and make logic based decisions. This pair will likely have open and honest discussions that other couples would shy away from for fear of hurt feelings.
Both signs have the tendency to come off as “cold”, so they may need to work to create warmth in the relationship, but if they do this match could lead to the next long-lasting power couple!
Leo and Aquarius
If you know much about the Leo sign, this match may seem strange, but the opposites attract theory is proven once again! This pair blends opposite elements of their signs together to create a passionate yet stable relationship able to stand the test of time. Both signs place a high value on individuality and independence so they’re likely to allow each other space to pursue their biggest passions.
Best Aquarius Careers
When it comes to career, an Aquarius was probably voted, “Most likely to start a nonprofit” in their high school yearbook… and that would have been right.
The Aquarius sign digs ANYTHING with a cause. They feel at home when they’re fighting for something they believe in or when they’re helping those who need it. They’re fiercely passionate but ruled by logic rather than emotion, so they fight from a calm and collected position.
“Logical” Aquarius careers:
- Starting a non-profit
- Anything humanitarian
- Urban development
Note: Just because they’re in a non-profit or humanitarian role, doesn’t mean they’re living at home or on a friend’s couch! Famous Aquarius superstars like Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres make it obvious that you can spread your message and impact the world while doing very well for yourself.
Non-Traditional Aquarius Careers
Oprah. Ellen. It’s pretty obvious that those with the Aquarius sign are loaded with charisma and humor! They are like “people magnets!” Because of this, they can do well in “spotlight” careers, such as:
- TV anchor/host
No matter when they land, they’re likely preaching to anyone around and implementing new policies before their business cards are ordered.
Because of their desire to spread the word, teaching is an obvious and natural position for an Aquarius to pursue. They strive to impact anyone they can, and a classroom full of the next generation will stroke their do-good side while enabling them to pass logic and rational down.
Aquarius and Money
The Aquarius sign carries a unique balance in all aspects of their life. They’re:
- Emotional yet logical
- Passionate yet cool
- Energetic yet shy
It’s the same story when it comes to money. They have the capacity to spend and save without tipping too far to either direction.
Because their career may put them in positions that likely don’t have 401(k) plans, they have the forethought and logical mind to set money aside starting from a young age. But on the flip side, they’re not afraid to invest (and really invest) in causes or missions they believe in.
While they’re not overly flashy, it’s not uncommon to see an Aquarius display something that tells how good their financial situation is. They usually toe the line between obvious and understated. :)
History of the Aquarius Symbol
The Aquarius symbol of the “Water Bearer” has a pretty crazy backstory. It’s linked to the myth of Ganymede (say that 10 times fast!).
Basically this boy named Ganymede was dubbed the most beautiful boy of that time (picture Harry Styles of the Greek Gods). But instead of just admiring from afar, Zeus had him abducted to become his cup-bearer (the guy that makes sure Zeus doesn’t get poisoned).
Unfortunately that position was already filled by Hebe, who quickly got the boot when Ganymede arrived. Herbe’s mom was less than thrilled that she got canned, so she confronted Zeus repeatedly.
Zeus got tired of all the bickering and put Ganymede into the stars — now the constellation of Aquarius. It’s said that the Aquarius sign symbolizes the mercy of the gods because Ganymede was so beautiful and special yet mortal.
The sign is ruled by Uranus who is also called Father Sky. It actually has an interesting connection with the sky because Ganymede was abducted and flown into the sky! Therefore, it’s likely that Aquarius-born enjoy activities that place them up in the sky like paragliding, hang gliding, and flying.
Aquarius Sign Takeaways
- Aquarius are those born from January 20th – February 18th.
- They are logical and headstrong humanitarians.
- They will follow their causes to the end of the earth, but quickly move on once the need is met or the problem is solved.
- Their dating life is full of rational choices that enable them to make calls others would find tough.
- That cool, calculating decision making process can lead to others to think they’re distant and aloof. In reality they’re following their heart and ensuring they’re in the correct partnership.
- Dating an Aquarius is a wild ride because they’re always on the hunt for their next project and they’re rarely predictable. They are adventures spirits and expect the same of their partners.
- The similarly logical sign like the Sagittarius could be a great match for the free-spirited Aquarius. ON the flip side, the passionate and fiery Leo could also balance them out.
- Their drive to help others and communicate a message will likely drive them to a career as a humanitarian in some way or another. They may do this through entertainment as Oprah does or in a more ‘behind-the-scenes’ way. It’s also possible that they’ll find their way into teaching because of their desire to impart knowledge to others. Wherever they land, they’re likely to take a stand right away.
The Aquarius sign is a unique combination of a lot of opposing personality traits.
They’re likely a type A personality, but their free-spirit nature ensures they’re never too planned out or organized.
No matter how you slice it, an Aquarius is someone you want on your team to get something DONE! They’re movers and shakers and they do it all with a smile.
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