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Aquarius the Waterbearer

January 20 to February 18

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Aquarius the Waterbearer

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The Dates for Aquarius change every year, so check an ephemeris if you're on the cusp. Sun into Aquarius is Winter, with the first light of Spring across as pure white landscape. Aquarius is crystal--clear sight, and loving beyond labels.

Aquarius' symbol is the Waterbearer, signifying finer energies brought down to Earth. Aquarius hears what others don't, and brings a seer's perspective to day-to-day events. This is a group and friend oriented sign, known for its interest in causes that advance humanity.

  • Element is Air (genius).
  • Quality is Fixed (order in chaos).
  • Aquarius is Masculine (organizing)
  • Polarity is Leo.
  • Rulers are Saturn (classical) and Uranus (modern)
  • Natural House is Eleventh.
  • Phrase is "I know."
  • Body Association: the pineal gland (third eye), ankles.
  • Season is the deep freeze of Winter.
  • Colors are metallic silver and gold, electric or fluorescent shades of blue, green, violet, purple.
  • Rules aluminum.
  • Birthstones are star sapphire, garnet, amethyst, moss agate, opal and sugilite.
  • Gemstones are turquoise, Talismanic stone, amazonite, blue lace agate, angelite, aqua aura, moldavite (the meteorite-stone from out of this world).

Flowers are known Saturn blooms like heartsease, or pansy, the blue cornflower and Solomon's seal Aquarius's flowers. Unusual or striking flowers like bird-of-paradise, red bromeliad, burbidgea, orange coxcomb. Star-shaped varieties, like the Star of Bethlehem.

Animals tropical birds, dolphins.

Aquarius sees possibilities at the edge of the future. Many are ahead-of-their-time as visionaries, trendsetters, inventors, genius-artists, eccentrics, humanitarians. Aquarius has a mental sovereignty that gives them distance from the noise of life. They move in networks, and are very social, though also fiercely private.

At the extreme edges, Aquarius is unreachable, fixed in their ideas, condescending.

Aquarius thrives at the cutting edge, and keeps up with the latest in art, movies, technology, music and style.

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