Aquarius: Your Ultimate Guide

Updated on September 27, 2018
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Come along for the journey as Michelle explores and explains the intriguing signs of the Zodiac.

January 20th - February 18th

What makes an Aquarian tick? What legends and stories make an Aquarian stand out from the rest of the astrological signs? Let's find out.

Aquarius
Aquarius | Source

A Story Of Air & Charm

The legend of Aquarius starts with the young Ganymede, a beautiful Phrygian youth. Ganymede was the son of Tros, king of Troy. Ganymede was a water bearer and is represented by the Sign of Aquarius.

Apparently, while tending to his father's flocks on Mount Ida, Ganymede was spotted by Jupiter. Jupiter became charmed by the young boy and changed himself into the shape of a huge bird in order to fly down and whisk the young Ganymede away to the heavens.

Ganymede then spent his time as a cupbearer to the Gods.

Aquarius holds the element of air, which is known as a pure and universally powerful substance. For Aquarians, having the element of air usually means they have a deep soul and intellect.

Since air can easily transform from hot to cool and back again, Aquarians are also capable of suddenly becoming shallow, superficial, or fickle in a moment's notice.

Depiction of the element of air
Depiction of the element of air | Source

"An Aquarian is always seeking, searching, and wondering. The downside of the Aquarian personality is that they are often bored, which can lead them into trouble."

The Aquarian Personality

One of the most noteworthy traits of an Aquarian is their seeming detachment from emotion. Aquarians can appear cold and distant on the surface, but once you get to know someone who falls under the sign of an Aquarius, you realize that they are actually quite outgoing and social. In fact, most Aquarians are known as social butterflies.

The social warmth of an Aquarian personality stands in stark contrast to the loner personality an Aquarius might also display. This is because Aquarians love to be both alone and also around people. Though it's an obvious contradiction, this appears to work for the charming air sign.

An Aquarius is an intellectual at heart. They are always seeking intelligent conversation and, if approached, will usually spark up a discussion with almost anyone. Don't be too fooled by the aloof outer exterior of an Aquarius. That is just their lone wolf nature peeking through. Their appearance is often quite different than their inner core.

Aquarius, the water carrier
Aquarius, the water carrier | Source

"An Aquarian is generally very kind, loyal, smart, and inquisitive. They may exhibit periods of selfishness or coldness but those characteristics don't tend to stick for long."

In romantic relationships, Aquarians are rarely jealous or possessive of their mate. This is because an Aquarius is usually fairly confident and independent, hence they don't like to hold others back either.

This carefree Aquarian independence can often be mistaken for callousness but, generally, this is not the intention of an Aquarian. An Aquarius loves to talk and network in order to gain new perspectives on life.

An Aquarian is always seeking, searching, and wondering. The downside of the Aquarian personality is that they are often bored, which can lead them into trouble. The attention span of an Aquarius personality is often distracted easily which can cause others to brand an Aquarian as fickle or shallow.

People who fall under the sign of Aquarius usually march to the beat of their own drum and it's difficult to get an Aquarian to follow along sometimes. They prefer their own idea of how to do things to following others.

An Aquarian is generally very kind, loyal, smart, and inquisitive. They may exhibit periods of selfishness or coldness but those characteristics don't tend to stick for long.

"An Aquarius is an intellectual at heart. They are always seeking intelligent conversation and, if approached, will usually spark up a discussion with almost anyone."

Planet, Stone & Colors

The planet associated with Aquarius is Uranus.Uranus is the only planet whose name is derived from a figure from Greek mythology, from the Latinised version of the Greek god of the sky Ouranos. Ouranos means, "sky," or "heaven."

Uranus is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the solar system, and the interior is mainly comprised of ice and rock.

The most prominent stone associated with Aquarius is Amethyst, although garnet, opal, sugilite, sapphire, and black pearl are also stones of Aquarius.

Amethyst is known for its deep violet hues and its crystalline mystery compliments the engaging but sometimes aloof Aquarian.

The colors associated with an Aquarian are electric blue, aquamarine, and gray. These colors serve perfectly for the Aquarian with the bright, attention-getting colors drawing people in as well as the more muted colors like gray keeping people at bay.

Amethyst
Amethyst | Source

"Amethyst is known for its deep violet hues and its crystalline mystery compliments the engaging but sometimes aloof Aquarian."

The Tarot Card Of Aquarius

The tarot card mostly associated with Aquarius is the star card. This card, traditionally, depicts a figure filling a pool of water from a jug, replenishing its supplies for those who may be thirsty. A beautiful star is luminous in the background.

The star card has no specific statement or prophetic meaning—it simply exhibits an energy of hope and a positive outlook on the future. There is no doom and gloom with this card, and there is no mapped out course, which suits the Aquarian personality just fine.There is only a hopeful inquisitiveness that offers help to those who may need it along the way. Such is the inspired, generous nature of an Aquarian.

The Star Tarot Card/Aquarius
The Star Tarot Card/Aquarius | Source

Well-Known Aquarian Personalities

  • Thomas Edison
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Charles Darwin
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Charles Dickens
  • Bob Marley
  • Michael Jordon
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov

Oprah Winfrey - Aquarius
Oprah Winfrey - Aquarius | Source
Bob Marley - Aquarius
Bob Marley - Aquarius | Source

Questions & Answers

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      • Farawaytree profile imageAUTHOR

        Michelle Zunter 

        16 months ago from California

        Thank you!

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        Donna 

        16 months ago

        I agree to an extent! Being an Aquarius in Sun & Scorpio in Moon I tend to be extremely emotional to the point of being intense. Although overall I am a humanitarian, social butterfly, unpredictable & aloof lol. Great job Michelle, I enjoyed the read.

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        Michelle Zunter 

        21 months ago from California

        Aaaw thank you Green Eyes!

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        GreenEyes1607 

        21 months ago from USA

        As an Aquarius woman, this rings very true! We really are a paradox like you said, a social creature and a lone wolf at the same time. Very nice hub Michelle.

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