January 20th through February 19th
original, Independent, progressive, pioneering, intellectual, compassionate, eccentric
The Shadow Side:
dogmatic, stubborn, rigid, remote, detached, isolated
Quality and Element:
People with Sun in Aquarius:
John Trudell, Rosa Parks, Galileo Galilei, Paul Newman, Elijah Wood, Christian Bale, James Dean, John Travolta, Vanessa Redgrave, Carson McCullers, Alice Walker, Abraham Lincoln, Jamie Walters, Matt Dillon, Geena Davis, Lewis Carroll, Evangeline Adams, Toni Morrison, Frederick Douglass, Guiseppe Verdi, Peter Gabriel, Bob Marley
The Sun in Aquarius has been called the “rebel” of the zodiac because of their total commitment to their unique vision. They’re uncompromisingly anchored in their own lives, and grant that same autonomy to others. This can make them seem detached and friendly at the same time, with an innate sense that everyone should “do their own thing.”
These are the ones with a faraway look, most likely thinking brilliant and futuristic thoughts. Their minds seem to roam the outer edges of what is possible, and many of them make the impossible a reality as pioneers in science and technology. And their quirky, wholly original take on life gives them an edge should they venture into the Arts.
They’re tuned into a different frequency, and have a vast mindscape that seems to make them self-sufficient. In other words, they’re happy to spend time alone. Yet as a sign of paradoxes, the Aquarius is also drawn to groups and “communities.” They’re tuned into the undercurrents of gatherings and can help people act together toward a goal. They’re usually at the forefront of a cause, often before it becomes safe or fashionable to do so.
The Aquarian nature is known as eccentric, but only because it follows that personal golden thread of inspiration to the limits. Another name for this could be genius, since it pushes out into the road less traveled and then goes yet further. While this leads to great achievement, there’s always a chance it can lead to feeling cut off from others -- this is where the loner and “absent-minded professor” reputation comes into play.
The Aquarius remains a sovereign being that needs an intellectual rapport to sustain a romance. An ideal mate inhabits a parallel universe with many loving thoughts and feelings transmitted from the other side of the bed. If you accept the physical and mental distances, you might just be surprised by how much love can grow in the space between.