Today, we’re peeling back the layers of the Aquarius sign. First, we’re talking about their personality traits and strengths.
Then, we’re diving into love compatibility (and who they should marry!) Last, you’ll discover their best jobs, and if they are good with money or not.
Oh, and we’re dishing the dirt on Aquarius men and women!
The Aquarius Sign
- Aquarius dates: Jan 20 – Feb 18
- Element: Air
- Symbol: Water bearer
- Zodiac quality: Fixed
- Best Aquarius Match: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius
- Least compatible: Taurus, Scorpio
- What are Aquarius scared of? Losing their independence, Commitment
- Best crystals: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Labradorite, Rose Quartz (see full list of crystals)
- Ruled by: Uranus
- Rules: House of Blessings
- Position: 11th Zodiac sign
What is the Personality of an Aquarius Sign?
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
What are Aquarius Known For?
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 fight causes that benefit them, an Aquarius may rally for ANY group that needs them!
They’ll use their intellect and communication skills to pick up the mic and enter discussions with decision makers. And their poise and smarts may catch some people off guard… especially if they originally judge them as just another humanitarian.
Aquarius Sign Traits
On days when they’re in the zone and rocking it, an Aquarius sign can be:
- Intellectual (some say they are the smartest sign in astrology!)
- Free spirit
- Cool, calm and collected!
But on the flip side, their weaknesses include being:
- 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 get involved in causes and stand up for what is right, it takes awhile for them to become emotionally 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.
Also, Aquarius can be emotional (and very stubborn). Thankfully, this tendency usually happen in “spells” rather than on a regular basis.
And besides that:
An Aquarius is going to need time off from their escapades to reflect… and release the emotions they tend to shove down.
All in all, the Aquarius sign is a “lovable unicorn.” They have opposing traits that magically work together to create a magnetic personality! (IDK about you, but I keep picturing Ellen!)
Aquarius… on a Saturday Night
On any given Saturday night, an Aquarius’ plans might range from:
- attending a concert
- protesting in the park
- relaxing with friends
And no doubt about it… their friends and family know what topics to avoid to keep the conversation light. They also know to let their magical Aquarius 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. But their strong humanitarian side sometimes takes a backseat to their tendency to be distant or aloof. (Kinda sexy, no?)
But while they take part in many 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. Remember: he has inflexible views and opinions on major hot topics. Yep, they can sometimes wear that ol’ “rebel without a cause” badge and pick fights just to stir 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.
Aquarius women 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 move on without missing a beat.
And like Aquarius men, women under this sign can be unpredictable and aloof. Yet, they’re likely to reach a point in their adult life where they feel the need to “woman up” and settle down. But this decision is usually based on logic.
In fact, Aquarius women make most of their decisions based on facts and figures, not emotions. But despite their calm exterior, they tend to face turmoil when trying to find inner peace.
What Sign Should an Aquarius Marry?
An Aquarius has plenty of great love matches! Thus, they will have no problem dating or marrying.
Aquarius match-up best with:
- another Aquarius
Those who can’t handle this independent astrology sign are:
Are Aquarius Loyal? Do They Fall in Love Easily?
Okay, word on the street is that Aquarius has a hard time with commitment. It’s also said they freak out if their independence is threatened.
But are they loyal?
Some people think this sign is destined to be alone, but it’s not so!
In fact, an Aquarius is super loyal once they fall in love with you. Sure, they don’t go “all in” like Libra (no love at first sight situations here)… but once that foundation is laid, they are in it for the long haul.
Just be sure to give your Aquarius time to earn your trust, and build a solid connection with you… oh, and don’t expect too much cuddling!
Aquarius Compatibility – Best Love Matches
Anyone dating an Aquarius needs to be up for the ride of their lives. Why? Because they’ll put up with consistently late dates and off the wall ideas!
Sagittarius and Aquarius
Both the Sagittarius and the Aquarius sign are rational. They think and act with their heads and make logic based decisions.
Because of that, this pair is able to have open and honest discussions that other couples would shy away from for fear of hurt feelings.
Also, both signs tend to come off as “cold,” so they may need to work to create warmth in the relationship. But if they can, they may be 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! In fact, their opposite traits create a passionate and stable relationship.
And since both signs value individuality and independence, they give each other the space they need. As a result, this duo stands the test of time!
What Jobs Are Good For an Aquarius?
When it comes to career, an Aquarius was probably voted, “Most likely to start a nonprofit” in high school… and that would have been right.
The Aquarius sign digs ANYTHING with a cause. Likewise, 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 since they’re so logical, they fight from a calm 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 like Oprah make it clear that you can 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 have lots of 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 everyone around them and starting new policies… before their business cards are ordered.
Because of their desire to spread the word, teaching is a natural position for an Aquarius. They try to impact anyone they can, and a classroom full of the next generation will please their do-good side… while enabling them to pass down logic.
Are Aquarius Good With 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. For instance, they have the capacity to spend and save without tipping too far to either direction.
And because they may choose jobs without 401(k) plans, they tend to set money aside at a young age. Yet they’re also not afraid to invest in causes or missions they believe in.
And while they’re not flashy, you may see an Aquarius display how good their financial situation is. (Like with a fancy watch, for example). They tend to toe the line between obvious and understated!
Aquarius Mythology and Symbol
Why is Aries the Water Carrier?
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. (That’s 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. As a result, Zeus got tired of the bickering and put Ganymede into the stars — now the constellation of Aquarius.
Finally, it’s said that the Aquarius sign symbolizes the mercy of the gods.
Related post: Aquarius Symbol Myth and Legend
Uranus (also called Father Sky) rules the sign of Aquarius. And that’s why many with the Aquarius Zodiac sign enjoy activities that take them to the sky… like paragliding, hang gliding, and flying.
Wondering which celebrities share your Aquarius birthday? These eminent Aquarius are a talented (and gorgeous) bunch!
Which Aquarius traits do you recognize in these famous people? Independence? Charisma?
Celebrity Aquarius – Men
- Ashton Kutcher
- Justin Timberlake
- Christian Bale
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Tom Selleck
- Elijah Wood
- Taylor Lautner
- James Dean
- Michael Jordan
- Gene Hackman
- Ed Sheeran
Celebrity Aquarius – Women
- Jennifer Aniston
- Paris Hilton
- Oprah Winfrey
- Kerry Washington
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 problem is solved.
- Their dating life is full of rational choices that enable them to make calls others would find tough. And that cool, calculating exterior can lead to others to think they’re distant and aloof. But in reality they’re following their heart and ensuring they’re with the right person.
- Dating an Aquarius is a wild ride. Why? 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.
- Another logical sign (like Sagittarius) is a great match for a free-spirited Aquarius. The passionate and fiery Leo could also balance them out.
- Their drive to help others and communicate a message may drive them to a humanitarian career. They may do this through entertainment as Oprah does or in a more ‘behind-the-scenes’ way. It’s also possible they’ll find their way into teaching because of their desire to share knowledge. Wherever they land, they’re likely to take a stand right away.
Aquarius in a nutshell…
The Aquarius sign is a unique combination of a lot of opposing personality traits. They are type A personalities, but their free-spirit ensures they’re never too 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, yet do it all with a smile.