All About the Aquarius Astrological Sign

From SkyView / NASA
From SkyView / NASA

A Historical Reference Guide

Uranus | Source

This is the true, original analysis of astrology as pertains to Aquarius by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source; without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modification by others.

This 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for an easier Third Millennium read. However, as promised, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances, it is worth the read.

Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives.

There is a short metaphysics experiment near the end.

This sign is fixed, airy, masculine, warm and humane. People born under this sign are ruled by Uranus (the occult planet). The Sun enters Aquarius on January 21st and passes into the sign of Pisces February 18th.

Uranus with moons.
Uranus with moons. | Source

Personality Traits

Personality traits include being pleasant, sympathetic, goodhearted, and generous. They have dignity without conceit. People born under this sign are practical in logic and not inclined to deal in theories. They are pragmatic and usually have a brilliant intellect.

The Aquarius personality trait can have strong likes and dislikes. Sometimes they are radical in their ideas and beliefs. People born under this sign are seldom hypocritical; instead they are sincere and honest. This sign is easily influenced by altruism, but is also independent and won’t be ordered around. They are usually cheerful and slow to anger.

People born under the sign of Aquarius usually have strong willpower and magnetic personalities; this often leads to leadership roles. The Aquarius personality trait is said to be of active/nervous temperament and participate in theatrical or public demonstrations.

Can be nervous at times.

Compatibility and Harmony

Aquarius people harmonize and are compatible best with the Libra, the Gemini, and those born under the fiery signs.

Birthstones and Gemstones

The gems of Aquarius are onyx and beryl.

Uranus. | Source

Best Career Paths and Jobs

The Aquarius person is best suited for careers requiring strength/firmness, combined with love for the sublime. Careers include exploration and traveling, engineering, surveying, and mining. Many of this sign are merchants, also known as owning their own retail businesses.

Best Places to Live

Aquarius people do best in the suburbs, i.e.: outside a city (preferably high ground), but still able to mingle with lots of people during the day.

Age of Aquarius Historical Note

This is the Age of Aquarius and it will remain so for the next two millennium.

The final (Editor’s note: circa 1901) paragraph in the manuscript below addresses this phenomenon in interesting detail.

The Original Manuscript


Astrological, astronomy, and other 2016 calendar events.

A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for astrology, timekeeping, navigation, and surveying  in the 14th century and beyond. More information at source.
A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century. Used for astrology, timekeeping, navigation, and surveying in the 14th century and beyond. More information at source. | Source

Solar System Symbols ~ Used in both Astrology and Astronomy

Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto
Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto | Source


Previous months' data and additional information are available at SkyCal.

Times are GMT/UTC without DST.

October 2016

01 Sa 00:12 New Moon

01 Sa Venus: 30.9° E

03 Mo 17:30 Moon-Venus: 5.6° S

04 Tu 11:02 Moon Apogee: 406100 km

06 Th 08:04 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S

08 Sa 06:03 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S

09 Su 04:33 First Quarter

13 Th 09:43 Moon Descending Node

15 Sa 10:15 Uranus Opposition

16 Su 04:23 Full Moon

16 Su 23:36 Moon Perigee: 357900 km

19 We 06:18 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S

20 Th 23:38 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N

21 Fr 04:45 Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20

22 Sa 19:14 Last Quarter

25 Tu 04:01 Moon-Regulus: 1.7° N

26 We 01:45 Moon Ascending Node

26 We 10:54 Venus-Antares: 3.1° N

27 Th 15:53 Mercury Superior Conj.

28 Fr 09:33 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° S

30 Su 01:47 Venus-Saturn: 3° N

30 Su 17:38 New Moon

31 Mo 19:29 Moon Apogee: 406700 km

November 2016

01 Tu Venus: 37.7° E

02 We 19:38 Moon-Saturn: 4.1° S

04 Fr 13:04 Moon South Dec.: 18.7° S

05 Sa 05:13 South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10

06 Su 02:00 Daylight Saving Time Ends

07 Mo 19:51 First Quarter

09 We 15:57 Moon Descending Node

12 Sa 04:29 North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15

14 Mo 11:23 Moon Perigee: 356500 km

14 Mo 13:52 Full Moon

15 Tu 16:50 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

17 Th 09:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.8° N

17 Th 10:47 Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15

21 Mo 08:33 Last Quarter

21 Mo 10:08 Moon-Regulus: 1.4° N

22 Tu 02:48 Moon Ascending Node

23 We 18:48 Mercury-Saturn: 3.4° N

25 Fr 01:47 Moon-Jupiter: 2.1° S

27 Su 20:08 Moon Apogee: 406600 km

29 Tu 12:18 New Moon

December 2016

01 Th Venus: 43.2° E

01 Th 19:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S

03 Sa 12:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S

05 Mo 10:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S

06 Tu 17:35 Moon Descending Node

07 We 09:03 First Quarter

10 Sa 11:03 Saturn Conjunction

11 Su 03:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E

12 Mo 23:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km

13 Tu 04:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S

13 Tu 23:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120

14 We 00:05 Full Moon

14 We 21:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N

18 Su 18:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N

19 Mo 04:46 Moon Ascending Node

21 We 01:56 Last Quarter

21 We 10:45 Winter Solstice

22 Th 08:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10

22 Th 16:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S

25 Su 05:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km

28 We 18:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.

29 Th 03:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S

29 Th 06:53 New Moon


Object-Other: Object occults Other.

Occults: Passes in front of.

Earth Aphelion: Earth farthest from the Sun.

Earth Perihelion: Earth closest to the Sun.

Moon Apogee: Moon farthest from Earth.

Moon Perigee: Moon closest to Earth.

Moon Ascending and Descending Nodes: The moon's orbit passes from south of the ecliptic to north of the ecliptic (ascending) or from north of the ecliptic to south of the ecliptic (descending).

Ecliptic: The Earth-Sun plane.

Conjunction: Earth is in a direct line between Sun and outer planet.

Superior Conjunction:Sun is in a direct line between Earth and Inner Planet

Opposition: Sun and planet on opposite sides of the sky.

Inferior Conjunction: Both planets in a direct line on same side of Sun.

Elongation: Greatest angle from Sun-Earth plane.


Depending on your location, your results may vary. Astronomical data source: Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA/GSFC).

Succeeding months scheduled to be posted in due course.

Metaphysics Experiment for Aquarius:

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justholidays 5 months ago

I never knew you write astrological hubs. This one is fantastic, and so true for lots of specificities of the Aquarius sign. As an Aquarius myself, I'm not just ruled by Uranus (the planet) but I'm also fascinated by this planet so far from our Earth.

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