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Dark Side of Aquarius: Erratic, Self-Absorbed, Tactless, Superstitious

Sylvia Sky, M.A., is an experienced writer-astrologer and author of "Sun Sign Confidential: The Dark Side of all 12 Zodiac Signs."


You'll Meet Very Few Aquarians—Thank God

It is not unusual for Aquarians to ignore their job, while keeping it, and use the time to work on their novel or new invention. Co-workers will soon yearn to give Aquarius a beating or a boot out the door. Or Aquarians will simply abandon the job. Aquarius hates the whole idea of working for others and wants short hours or none. They work best when they create their own jobs, like Oprah Winfrey (Jan. 29) or Simpsons animator Matt Groening (Feb. 15). They are, by nature, allergic to what's normal, so if you are normal, you won't see them in person much. Aquarius is also the least common zodiac sign.

Many Aquarians start life with tremendous potential, like Princess Stephanie (Feb. 1) and Hunter Biden (Feb. 4). Declaring they "have to be themselves," negative Aquarians then make a string of poor choices and finally lose respect. Because of their faults, the people who once counted on Aquarians turn against them. When this happens, as it did to talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres (Jan. 26), Aquarians believe it is because others are incapable of appreciating them as prophets and geniuses.

Aquarians are proud rule-breakers. This can be good: Aquarian Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) chose to free enslaved Americans (in part so the men could join his army). Lesser Aquarians think ignoring rules and common sense makes them rebels and rogues. Former U.S. politician Sarah Palin (Feb. 11) quit her job as Alaska's governor in the middle of a term, and titled her book Going Rogue. If caught in a sticky wicket, like Paris Hilton (Feb. 17) with her sex tape, Aquarians will give a speech about the violation of their rights, making everyone laugh.

Money? A negative Aquarian's fondest dream is to live on somebody else's money. Don't leave one alone with your cash. They think they deserve at least a percentage for being your friend.

Aquarians and Relationships

A negative Aquarius runs from problems and denies making mistakes, except to a few very close friends and intimates. Those people have the rare privilege of seeing past Aquarius' self-absorption and stubbornness into their well-meaning hearts. Aquarians get extremely attached or even addicted to the few who can break through their shells and get close. The "addicted" Aquarian will dismantle his or her whole life and personality to keep the relationship going, lacking the nerve to break it off.

Although their weird ways can be endearing, two Aquarian traits alienate lovers: First, they don't know what they want, but they always want what they don't have. This is the zodiac sign that will dump you to go back to their ex. Second, they overthink, analyzing a lover's every word and action, worrying, consulting friends and psychics and horoscopes; everything but asking, "Where is this relationship going? Is it working for you?" If an Aquarius can do that, it is a sign of maturity. It rarely happens.

Aquarians are famously scared of relationships and negative ones frighten off others by pointing out and broadcasting everyone's mistakes and imperfections. Yet sex is their weakness, their ego-booster of choice, so whatever is available or tolerable at the moment is better than nothing. Then they slink away within the hour saying they have to feed pets or prepare for tomorrow.

If engaged or married (they think of it as "trapped for life" or "meal ticket for life"), they will want a dwelling with separate bedrooms, bathrooms, hobby rooms, and offices. They have no idea how deeply they're insulting you.

Aquarians get used to seeing angry people, from parents on up, so they are always on the defensive and believe any criticism is unfair. Unless they have learned the hard way, Aquarius has no clue that other people shouldn't be interrupted and that they have feelings. Even the most pathetic Aquarius or Aquarius Moon will bluntly tell you what your problem is and how to fix it. The scary thing is that they are often right. Astrologically at least, they are the Bringers of Knowledge to Mankind. For Aquarians, especially those on the borderline of being negative Aquarians, the best bet in life is not love or career but service.

Negative Aquarius Avatars

Jeffrey Epstein (Jan. 20)Rasputin (Jan. 21)Hunter Biden (Feb. 4)

Elizabeth Holmes (Feb. 3)

Dick Cheney (Jan. 30)

Eva Braun (Feb. 6)

Mia Farrow (Feb. 9)

Alex Jones (Feb. 11)

Kim Jong II (Feb. 16)

Learn More About Astrology and the Zodiac Signs

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Sylvia Sky


Rebecca Omecca on April 09, 2020:

As an Aquarian there are a few facts I’d deem true in this article. But for the most part it painted us out to be pretty awful people I feel LOL.

We are often the most misunderstood sign in the zodiac too.

I definitely don’t agree with the statement about being lazy, only speaking for myself and the few other Aquarius females I know, but rebellious and stubborn yes - I don’t enjoy being told what to do but at the same time understand sometimes you have to grin and bear it.

I don’t entirely understand where the all Aquarian’s are extroverted part is from again personally speaking I’m an ambivert adaptable to the circumstances I am in.

The content that designated mostly in this article is the detachment part - we do tend to get bored so easily to not fault of the other person for the majority of the time.

Most Aquarian’s are creative by nature (I’m extra weird being left handed) so we are always stretching our minds thinking of the next project or next adventure etc and yes sometimes it can discredit the other person if they aren’t so passionate and fierce for life and adventure like us.

The reason why I feel we are so independent and self reliant and can live the entirety of our life alone is because we thrive on being completely openly honest, loyal and faithful and in my personal experience these attributes have been impossible to find so rather than setting ourselves up for continual failure we’d rather tread super carefully or not tread at all.

Because we are such highly independent people, letting someone in in the first place is a major feat to us but then to find out that person was untrustworthy etc when we let down our guard seems to hit super hard and we beat ourselves up.

Amongst our sometimes cold and distant exteriors you will find some of the most loving and caring hearts and the paralytic fear of getting hurt/repeatedly hurt is real. So we choose to remain single and self reliant and deal with the side eyes from alarmed folks when we relay such a statement. LOL.

There’s good and bad in everyone - it comes down to the individual not just their traits of their horoscope

Pershona Lebourgeois on January 04, 2020:

There also narcissict

Jamie Lee 777 on October 08, 2019:

I’m a Pisces woman and I used to know an Aquarius woman who completely used me to entertain herself. At first She was really friendly, social, funny, and very wise. Always giving me advice that I genuinely appreciated and made it a point to acknowledge me since I clearly had a huge crush on her. I think she likes the attention from a young, pretty girl. Plus I would always do her work for her if she was behind and brought her snacks and coffee all the time. She was married and insecure about her age. She was 34, I was 22. She always initiated the conversations, asked me for my number, asked me if I wanted to hang out- not once or twice but three times- and then when I told her about my feelings for her she said “sorry I’m married to the ‘love of my life’” lol then she started avoiding me, rolling her eyes whenever I opened my mouth, called me names, and then eventually just completely ignored me. I find it a little disturbing that a mature woman would string along a young woman like that and then just discard me like nothing when I made my feelings crystal clear for her. I mostly feel bad for her wife especially since this Aquarian told her that I was “obsessed and crazy and she only tried to befriend me cuz she felt bad”

TruAqua on August 09, 2019:

So...where is Leo?

Scorpipoop on July 08, 2019:

I was looking for reversed traits of Aquarius on a search engine, which landed me here, but after reading the dark sides of Scorpio and Pisces from the same author, i realize this woman doesnt know what the hell shes talking about, i dont even trust her here, with her own sign. There is nothing to be learned from her. Which is sad, cause im very seriously trying to come to understand Aquarian traits.

Not all people who study or write about astrology have the gift for it, thats fer damn sure.

I doubt shell even let this comment be posted because its not applauding her for sh*t talking.

Im looking for INFORMATION not trash talking.

TruAqua on May 25, 2019:

So ive seen all of these except for Leo. I feel like everyone caters to this sign for some reason and i have no idea why

telafonic on April 27, 2019:

My Aquarius boss fit all of those to a T. Quite a horrible person honestly. Extremely ego-centric and lazy. Every little thing he did was for attention. He was very two-faced and would say the nicest things about me to my face, and then I'd hear from others how many times he was throwing me under the bus.

Everything he did had a manipulative purpose. He couldn't simply exist. He had to be plotting constantly to sabotage. He embezzled a ton of money, but somehow got away with it even after being caught. Always defensive. One time I teased him about being late to work. He freaked out and said we can check the cameras to see when he came.

Honestly the most soulless, spineless, baby of a man I've ever known. But the people who didn't know him well thought he was great. But once they got even a little bit closer they realized he contributed nothing. Any congratulations on work accomplished were always on the shoulders of others, and he never gave credit to anyone else unless he thought that's what his boss might want to hear. I stay far away from Aquarius people now because I know how insecure they are, and how evil they can be.

Thea Abella from Philippines on January 24, 2019:

Hahaha this is so me! Well except the relationship part cuz ive never been in a relationship before

Eileen Violet on January 09, 2019:

I LOVE your dark side of signs articles!

You missed Ayn Rand for negative Aquarius. (Same bday as me) True to your statement we will blatantly tell you what’s wrong. Lol.

As for those who get insulted by these we all have negatives and positives! You can’t better yourself if you don’t look at your faults.

Aquarius can be tough.

Natasha Daniels on December 29, 2018:

As an aquarius, I can confirm that the part said about worries and consulting horoscopes is partially true, I am guilty. But the part said about leaving someone for an ex is definitely not true, in my opinion. All my exes are cut off from my life, because it's for the best. And if I were in a relationship, I would feel guilty for keeping a friendship with an ex. In previous relationships I did come off as cold sometimes and rude, but it really wasn't my intention. I'm all for a healthy and long-lasting relationship, but sometimes it can all seem like too much to me. I used to ask my ex if we could have a "break", and he got really offended because of it, and I can understand why. But I felt overwhelmed in the relationship, and I like my space when I need it.

greatbasinphoto on December 25, 2018:

"Co-workers will soon yearn to give Aquarius a beating or a boot out the door." lmao......I've never seen an astrologer be Even though I'm an Aquarius rising, I appreciate the humor...

Jalisa Cottman on December 25, 2018:

I'm an aquarius and I have always felt out of place, everyone around me labels me an introvert and shy and it makes me think its my fault that I can't have relationships and friendships and they don't put in the effort, people say aquarians think that they are amazing and stuff just because we get bored with the things around us like can we really help the way we are. Like I don't open up easy and people always see it as disinterested I'm not perfect but they are offended and they don't realized they hurt me more than I somehow hurt them for being an Aquarius aloof, detached because I'm just introverted and shy. Aquarius is some how a person that doesn't want to fit in like everyone around them has a gift of doing but the truth is we don't feel like we fit in and when we express ourselves everyone treats us like we are freaks when we are just being ourselves and want to have fun. We always look like we want all the attention but we like weird things its not an act for attention we just discovered something we enjoy or its something part of our personality but I know Aquarians r not as nice as they seem I've met some before. I'm an aquarius with an aries moon and libra rising. The moon and other things in the charts can really have an affect on you. Stop saying we think we are God that bull crap, just because we express ourselves in a way that everyone else disapproves of.

Mongie on December 03, 2018:

It’s usually not easy for a non-Aquarian to describe an Aquarius because it’s usually based on subjective feelings and experiences that they have had with people of that sign. As an Aquarius female I disagree with most of these traits and I think what irks people the most about Aquariuses is that we are highly logical and rarely driven by our emotions and in so doing we appear as cold and/or selfish. Most people regardless of their sign seek to understand and figure out other people so that they can control them this tactic has never worked on an Aquarius because we are highly unpredictable and see past the BS and are always one step ahead. We are hermits who love our own company and yes we are highly self-absorbed because we find the ingenuity and fakeness of most people highly exhausting. The trait Aquariuses value in others more than anything is loyalty and honesty since most people lack this virtue you’ll find that, that is the reason Aquariuses don’t want to be bothered about most people

Dubliners on October 27, 2018:

Also, your Achilles heel as an Aquarius is thinking you are the best and you all are brilliant but not the best, so here is where you fail: you get bored because you’re “too smart” and “too good” for everything and you sit back in boredom while others are making strides under your nose. Thus you become annoyed and start to mess with others and get in their way for your own gains. Damage is done and in your delusional unempathetic Aquarian minds you still think your a god. Come back down to earth.

Dubliners on October 27, 2018:

I have had a few wonderful close Aquarian friends born closer to January. A friend born closer to Pisces became a very horrible insufferable person. She was never a “friend” to me but I always felt she had an angle. My father is a brilliant Aquarius and shared his insightful ways with his children enabling us to find paths to success if we chose. This friend was jealous and competitive and controlling she bad mouthed me to her family and sidelined me in our friendship circle. She controlled one our friends in such a way that she would speak for her and controlled her schedule and of course this girl let her do it. My Aquarius friend once went so far as to show up in a limo to her own birthday. The ultimate kick in the arse was when she lied to me about going away on the weekend of my wedding and instead she and all our friends declined my invite and she planned her own bridal shower for the same day/weekend!! She’s a toad! I’ve never met such an awful Aquarius in my life!!

Whyusobitter on August 07, 2018:

You must Have been done so dirty by an Aquarian to be so bitter and hate them so much. While some of those personality traits are spot on, most are not. Not for any Aquarians I know, myself included. I call it honesty and if a person doesnt like what I have to say then don’t be such a douche. I’m gonna call you on your bullshit for sure. Just don’t get mad because I have the balls to do it and now you look like the idiot you are. I lash out when someone hurts me or betrays my trust. Be a decent human being and don’t do that and we won’t have a problem. And I get called a bitch for defending myself. Well, I’m not going to sit back and let someone walk all over me, take me for granted, emotionally abuse me or disrespect me in anyway. And I’d do that no matter what sign I was because I have self respect and we get it. You hate Sarah Palin is she even relevant anymore? Your lineup of shitty aquarians is pathetic. If that’s the best you could come up with you need to work on your research skills.

Cryptohippie on May 30, 2018:

I’m an Aquarius and I have manifested my whole life from when I was a child. I’ve always meditated on demand before I even understood what I was doing. I manifested Dionne Warwick at 5 years old because I wanted to see if her teeth were real when she hosted solid gold. I was working at the upper west side in nyc as a Hair Stylist, when she sat down in my friend’s chair and we became friends. I used to wash Tommy Hilfiger’s hair and his family. I’ve seen, met , talked to or befriended hundreds of people just because I wondered what they must be like. I began chanting about 9 years ago, (that is my constant number in affairs that go well for me) now I just know who is coming, calling and I can read my daughter’s mind, lol. We are a dark or light sign, surround yourselves with genuine people. We are the strongest sign. My father went on a hunger strike at 11, because he wanted to go live in America,( we are ahead of ourselves even at young we know what ought to be)no family in America, but he was sent to boarding school. A true Aquarius and creative genius he was, my dad. He loved planes, so he became a machinist and made parts for TWA airlines. He even maintained the forbidden underground world of machines at Disney world. Fix yourself from within and then you will realize that Aquarius are usually the ones who drastically change the world for the better, I know I’ve saved a few lives. Detachment, let go of doubt, bad memories, ask and most likely if you ask, it comes. My life has always evened out, try it. I started doing it with names that I later realize turned into Street names of places I’ve lived or worked, just by repeating them over and over for years, without expecting anything of it, just thought I loved words.....until I worked on a 3 Street corner square with the 3 uncommon name/ words I play in my head like floating stars. Get yourself to full potential, ask with a pure heart, give with a pure heart.

Aquasquad81 on March 29, 2018:

I'm an Aqurius don't judge 2/18 . The 15 thru 18th start the Aqurius/Piscies cusp. Surprised guess people never heard of the heartless Aqurius. We are tech a Sharknado of emotions. Personally Im very loud and outspoken because people often try to take advantage of my kindness. There's something bad in the universe about to happen I've been meeting tons of other Aqurius and I guess we are tired of people trying to be push our buttons. I walked away from a bad situation in a relationship because the be person either don't realize how much their lies hurt me or care.

Matthew from Oklahoma on June 16, 2017:

Okay, you got me. I love to go to work and think about how to make my own improvements, whether they be at work or in my own personal life. And it is so comical to understand that I am looking to simplify my life by either not working as much or not working at all, I just feel that self reliance is better than relying on the gov't to be there to keep you from falling on your ass. I never go out. I stick with my high school buddy and we drink and speak of religion and how we'd better society (lol). I have found myself confiding in my one drinking buddy about serious things (and only him). I can honestly say though that the reason for me not being in a relationship is just due to the fact that I don't get out and my only major relationship didn't understand me. Oh, and I point out others mistakes so often it is almost as if that is only way I can be. Never wanted separate bedrooms. I actually wanted a traditional marriage (open doors, pull out chairs, give up your jacket when its cold, etc...). I did grow up in an argumentative household, I saw violence, but vowed (and stuck by it) never to be apart of it. And trust me seeing societies problems and never having anyone "listen" to my advice is a huge burden. I don't know where this lands me in the classification of Aquarius, but I take pride in being an Aquarian and being unique.

TakeItOrLeaveIt on January 08, 2017:

So you say you are an Aquarius, I suppose then that your knowledge base for this article is yourself. I also am an Aquarius and although your points are well taken, the subsequent bashing explicates and peppered insults are, I think, totally unnecessary to get the point across. As knowledge seekers, it's been my experience that we are the hardest working ones at our jobs and virtually the only ones who take an interest to actually research what they do and how to improve...and what exactly is wrong with having your own hobby room if you don't share the same hobby? Perhaps you are feeling stuck in a position that doesn't allow you the autonomy to be an Aquarius. Time to get out girl!

Will on December 02, 2016:

I don't think so I would like to know the zodiac sign of the writer so I can try to understand what he is talking about because it makes no sense and it is absolutely incorrect

Brandon on September 19, 2016:

Every Aquarian is a potential Ayn Rand. Like Travis said, most people want control and to have their own way (astrologically this is especially true of the other fixed signs who more often than not are the biggest Aquarius haters) but because Aquarians approach all interactions with this cynical knowlege in hand, others like to project their own insecurites and denials about their own inherent selfishness onto the Aquarian..pretending that Aquarian is this huge rebel and shit stirrer when in fact they are doing things no differently than everyone else..well with one exception - they happen to not cave into the collective delusion of centralized authority. Aquarians remind everyone that we are all self serving and that the real enemies of satisfaction in human relationships are those who feign humility and subservience. Off topic a bit, but this is why I never could appreciate the bdsm lifestyle. There is no such thing as a true submissive. The world wants Aquarius to fufill that role but it won't ever happen. We already have the Jesus archetype for that.

Crystal on September 11, 2016:

I'm horrified that majority of this is true for me.

Mr Reed on December 22, 2015:

This article is spot on, Sometimes I don't think we know that we are doing things that piss others off because to us it's normal and frankly we could give a shit less, if you get mad that's your problem and you shouldn't be in our space anyway, I married young and got divorced pretty fast, never knew it at the time but I slowly dismantled the relationship not realizing it until I got older and looked back, part of the deal w Aquas having a seperate bed is due to the fact that we cannot control our minds when it comes time to sleep, kinda like the mad scientist that wakes at 3 am to work on a project, sleep is hard to get and seldom deep BC we dream nonstop.......

1st Decan Aqua -Equinox on June 13, 2015:

ok here's the following few neg-halfway pos about me as Aquarian:

1. I get bored easily, I'm very agitated and restless.

2. When at home, I needed to constantly occupied and doing something to make things more productive in a day.

3. Definitely hate routinely.

4. Love to work with everyone but I personally love to work alone. I can think more and do well on the job.

5. I'm stubborn and always have my own reasoning but will accepts ppl's point view.

6. Hate repeating myself over and over when confronting arguments.

7. Hate arguments, I retreat from that situations.

8. I am thinker, rationally and analysing the bigger picture.

9. I trust ppl easy and fall hard with no limits and at end I get hurt so hard.

10. When it comes to love, I will give the whole lot...jealousy is a no no no. I'm loyal will give everything for the right person but when deceived and lied about everything and anything.....I'm a person when fired up! Becomes a monster! Will say everything to extent, I will give up the relationship for good in order to get away from very hard and long frustrating relationships. I will wiped you out completely and no return or looking back. I will never be friend with an ex lover. Once i moved on is general moved on for good.

11. I forgive but won't forget for many years.

12. Sometimes, I see myself nothing's bad happen and back on track again!

13. I get upset but in few hrs I'm back in a normal sense.

14. Friend for life but once you do something that is unforgivable you're out of my sight for good. But in next decades if we crossed our paths once again. For me, is like nothing happened. Forgive and forget a little but from time to time reminiscing!

15. I think before I speak just me I never will hurt not judged the person I only love (significant one). It's different if it's a friend.

16. I keep quality good friends! I stayed and get touch even its for years ive lost touched.

17. I'm creative but never finish the tasks. That's the downside.

18. Overall, I see myself Aquarian but at the end is just another few qualities of me that are different from others. Very independent! Never scared to be alone for a short period. But willing to find the 'One' perhaps Oneday.....when I'm ready to open the book and start writing! Have a zen-sational namaste!7

Adalheid on June 08, 2015:

Of course everybody has negative traits, that is normal, and the good and bad make up the complex and interesting human.

But to make page after page of 'the dark side of...' is really damaging to the soul. This really brings people down and makes them feel rubbish and awkward.

You shouldn't be allowed to do this. Instead, people should be accepting who they are and working on themselves and their lives to mature and improve, not focusing on the dark side.

I hate these blogs. I think you are hurting people.

Mel on June 03, 2015:

Psssst....The listed names of famous "Aquarian's" are highly on the cusp of Pisces also..Explains their

plus other personality traits are found within their astrology birth charts. Hence, why most Aquarian traits listed in this article above don't explain the truth about personality. Therefore, read about comment's written of being an exception. Agree-Full Aquarius are as so, although maturity, birth year ect differ..

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on May 25, 2015:

Ask a local astrologer to read your chart for you.

shb on May 24, 2015:

Ok i got it.

but ... the important planets are not in aquarious which make the basic fabric of a personality.

my sun is in cancer,moon in aries,ascendent in libra,venus in leo,mercury and mars in cancer again.

Aren't these enough to sketch the blue-print of a persons traits ?..

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on May 24, 2015:

Rest assured you have Aquarius in your natal chart. Every chart includes all 12 signs. Your natal chart might not have a planet situated in the house governed by Aquarius, but Aquarius is there, 100 percent sure.

shb on May 23, 2015:

I also don't like routines.

can't take orders for long from anyone.

i too like short hours in job.

like my own business.

don't give much attention to 'normal'people.

Yet i don't have Aquarious anywhere in my natal chart !!!

So .... isn't there some generalising in the article ?..

Author knows better.

Doesn't matter on March 31, 2015:

Lol. This post needs work.

AquariusRises on August 30, 2014:

Right on Travis Moore! (commenter above)

Like any other sign, the dark side shows itself when we are not being sincerely nourished - mind body and soul. This manifests itself in different ways for different individuals.

Aquarius is a powerful sign. With great power comes greater ripple effects. When an Aquarius is in despair - MANY MANY PEOPLE WILL FEEL IT. This is because when an Aquarius is joyous and fulfilled - Aquarians tend to share that with the world in highly effective and deeply reaching ways. You know its true. Happy Aquarians are the sweetest beings that will turn clouds to cotton candy and break down centuries old walls of hatred and separation. All just to see a smile on a child's face. However - an Aquarian in despair will fill the very heavens with thunder and erect impenetrable walls to lock out the cruel world.

A powerful Aquarian who has been repeatedly betrayed and wounded will do even worse. We know this because with the Aquarian - the personal and the public are intermeshed on a fundamental level. Aquarians take public service more personally than any other sign - I daresay even more than Leos. This is because it really is NOT ABOUT US. Unlike other signs, Aquarians really and truly are interested in others. Not for attention. Not for glory. Not for fame. (Sometimes for $$$ - but that's another dark side element as well we can discuss later). Aquarians truly want change for the sake of change. Yes, this can get complicated.

But I will say this. When an Aquarian goes dark -- and I don't mean a fit here or a tantrum there. I mean - Dark. Dark in earnest. It is for a damn good reason and it did not come out of any trivial slight. Humanity reaps what it sows. So if too many Aquarians find themselves unable to reach humanity they will doubt the entire fabric of existence. Then -- Watch out. The tides will rage. The earth will tremble. Fires will either be extinguished or inflamed.

Treat your Aquarian with love and kindness. We need it too. We can't save the world all on our own. Even if we pretend we can. We need your help. Together we can make Heaven - or Hell - right here on Earth. The choice is ours.

Reader on August 27, 2014:

This is the truth! This is the TRUTH about the DARK SIDE of this sign (not Aquarians in general).....THIS IS THE TRUTH!

Travis Moore on January 24, 2014:

I really don't like non-Aquarians trying to describe Aquarians, cause they usually do it from a failed friendship, or failed relationship perspective. Most people want to be in control or dominant regardless of their sign. Only the aquarius repects true freedom. People use intimidation, emotional outbursts, jealousy, cohersion or sex to accomplish this. None of these things will work on me. I am captivated by honest, a desire to know more and be better. Most people only want to be heard, validated and justified for whatever qualities they lack. What is considered the "norm" in this society is self serving and childlike behavior. There is a saying that goes " The haves shall control the have nots." As we enter the age of Aquarius this will change to " The thinkers will control the feelers." Emotionally driven people were never meant to be in control or positions of leadership. They have caused the decline of Western Civilization. Change is coming.

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on February 27, 2013:

Aquarian Sarah Palin--she put the "air" in "air sign"!

Stevie Wonder on February 26, 2013:

Sarah Palin a negative avatar? She may come off as being a bit goofy, but you're throwing her in with the likes of murderers and life-long drug addicts. I realize you're probably an Obama lover and disagree with her political views, but she doesn't belong in that list.

Fotinoula Gypsyy from NYC BABY on October 02, 2012:

This hub was quite funny to me considering about 90% of my family members are Aquarians. They are all different though, and we are all crazy in our own ways. Great hub, thanks for sharing!

mlclark11 on October 02, 2012:

I AM A JEAN-YES hee hee

Ok I was born Jan 28th and I can't lie...this is allllll me

I don't like many guys after they start talking but the one that can get through to me, I end up wanting to stalk him. But its due to the lack of interest in most men I meet. I am picky so when I get one he must stay tied to me...I hate working for other people ..I constantly got mad when my desk phone rang and interrupted my poetry lmao! I can point a million things wrong out and tell you how to fix your life! But the thing is I CAN handle it when someone does it back ..I think that is important. I am right so much that it tickles me for someone to catch me in something! I am psychic. Not when I want to be but I most definitely am. My intuition alone blows most people out the water. I am always right. lol not always but damn it really really close. If people would do things the way I tell them to they could really go far. I find solution after solution. The reason Aquas hate work is because we are too creative to sit in a friggin cubicle and say the same thing over and over and over again like a robot. My mind feels wasted in those situations. You are not always where you want to be at the time to use that creative part of your brain so...someone must die. lol I hate normal people . People that do a job all day and don't even have another thought in their brain for 8 hours lol that's crazy..totally satisfied with life with no edge, no creativeness, no backbone to tell the truth, living scared all the time(wont try new foods, wont leave comfort level for nothing, don't trust their own minds to make decisions)...mundane world with a few Aquas in it. We have our own planet...damn I miss home :-)

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on April 19, 2012:

Jan and reeltaulk, your discussion is getting a bit edgy. You can agree to disagree.

reeltaulk on April 19, 2012:

Ignorance is bliss and do whatever everyone wants you too has two different meanings. If you hate something about yourself..... correct it, plain and simple.....there are negatives in everyone regardless of what sign they are. btw I don't buy into what anyone says about me or "my sign"...they don't know me!

jan on April 19, 2012:

lol @ reeltaulk. :)

i don't hate myself. i hate the part of me that acts so defiant for no reason than to act defiant and causes pain to other people. are you that emotional-less to actually act so self centered that the message was that it's understandable WHY ignorance is bliss. have you not heard of the term? if you go around hurting people, with your actions, what good is it to your soul journey? maybe negative aquas are really emotional-less and self centered and don't care about other people. One astrologer said that there are aquas who actually ignore wheel-chair people even if the handicapped person is in trouble. how disgusting. i was appalled and disgusted at that offensive remark about some aquas. so maybe all signs do that if they are negative, but it sure gives astrologers more fire to the pan to say how aquas lack emotions for other people in the world. that's truly disgusting, and this is probably why aquas are ready to go into pisces in the next incarnation. to feel all those emotions and get lost in it. supposedly we've traveled all the soul signs from aries, being no.1 all the way now to this sign. last stop: pisces. get ready, aquas, you're in for an ocean of pain there.

jan on April 14, 2012:

to the poster above. yeah i am an aquarius and it's more like, you hate yourself for hurting other people through just the simple fact of knowledge. if someone is ignorant, you can go through life happy. ignorance is BLISS. so maybe you just don't understand, and that's fine. and funnily your instincts are incorrect. but that's ok too because the sun sign is only one part of your chart if you truly believe in astrology.

ligitimate aqua on April 14, 2012:

jan I am confused and disapointed with your post. what is it that you are trying to say? Anyone that hates themselves and suggest to others that it's better to remain ignorant has serious issues. Are you really an aquarian? My aquarian instincts tell me you aren't and that you probably hate someone that is an aquarius.

jan on April 14, 2012:

i feel a little sad about this article because it's kind of true. there's that "i will do it my way or screw the eff off" atttitude, which is very rebellious towards society itself. just yesterday, friday 13th, i had made quite a few enemies just because i spoke my mind, ever so bluntly and even DARED to question authority. lol. and on top of that, those who defended those in authority, got a glare and i had to bite my tongue to keep from blasting them one of my infamous quick death-words (fancying it up but it just means i would have made that girl cry) i interrupted in class, at work, during social moments with friends and acquiantances but i stood my ground. sure, i apologized because i realised that people are sensitive and i didn't want to be looked at as a cold hearted person, and people do have feelings. i wouldn't want that happening to me, no matter if i KNew i was right. and in the end, my argument was sadly correct. even though, it really brought out a lot of hurt. i really am glad there's so few of us aquas compared to the rest of the zodiac. we're not very nice when we want to be, meaning we will tell you straight out the truth about things that we seem to just understand. sometimes it is better to remain ignorant and do what everyone wants you to be.... a little.

reeltaulk on April 06, 2012:

Lol Didn't realize I initially responded to this hub but I am writing to agree with aquarian lady who said that folk expect that aquarians should save the world and be humAnitarians when in all essence some aQuarians don't to, and most folk are seeking other offers. aquarians don't feel the need to be taken advantage of just because someone believes we possess something worth while "to entertain". CiaO

Thomas on March 18, 2012:

This fits me and my wife to the maximum. She would have her mouth wide open if she saw this article. Recently I was fired from my 5year well paid business plan because I didn't want to put down my super bowl planner and finish my daily task, it seems silly but I am guilty of this. My wife was laid off because of her poor attention skills top her work. Aquarius we need a change up haha

aquarianlady on January 03, 2012:

i honestly don't think sarah palin is a negative aquarian.

paris hilton is frowned upon cause she was born into wealth and people are disappointed in her cause she didn't do anything with the wealth. why is it our problem what she does with her inheritance? it's iike people want to put down others because they are aquarians and wealthy? are aquarians supposed to be the saviour of the world or something if they're not born with a purpose? barbara hutton was a socialite, wealthy and did nothing with her life either, and this goes wth other socialites, but no one ragged on them as much as they do if she happened to be an aquarian.

i think honestly that people put too much emphasis on aquarians to help heal the world or something but so what? can't they just be normal people like everyone else?

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on December 16, 2011:

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Your point about friends is frequently found in other personality assessments of Aquarians. Aquarians get bored by routine and by what everybody else buys and does and Aquarius thinks that is great but other people don't think it is normal, asking, Why aren't you married? or Why don't you own a tv? Or Why don't you get a steady job? The questions and criticism just prove to Aquarius that normal means conformist and mediocre. And to disagree with you on one point, Aquarius is just fine secretly believing in his or her own genius and doesn't need power or attention, just the self-satisfaction that enemies hate.

reeltaulk on December 16, 2011:

I think your hub may be about february aquarians or aquarians who are driven by whatever negative experiences they have encountered. Let me start off by saying True Aquarians aren't really interested in "friends". You are either popular or not and most of the time being popular puts you in the bracket of having a lot of friends when in all essence you just know a lot of people. If you are a popular aquarian, that's all it is. Aquarians hold those that we consider true friends and family close. Given that we are the way we are, just like any other sign, there are certain distinct behaviors that come with the territory. Second! What exactly is "normal" what everyone else is doing and have no idea why they are doing it and just because you don't want to do it, is bored by it or think it is dumb you're not normal?!?!? Are you serious. To seal my comment maybe all that you have written stems from your experience and behaviors as an aquarian. Expressing such statements from your standpoint, view and experience isn't fair neither does it broaden the scope of how we make enemies as well as who "we are". If the truth be told there are so many other ways to effortlessly make enemies whether your sign is aquarius or not. Last but not least if anyone is considering themselves genius, they are desperate for attention, power and have a strong need to feel important

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on December 10, 2011:

Hillbilly Zen, I'm an Aquarius so I know!

Hillbilly Zen from Kentucky on December 10, 2011:

This one invited introspection, Ms. Sylvia, and much to my chagrin I found several of my less attractive attributes listed. Yikes! Thanks for posting this, voted up, useful and interesting.

Angela Hart on December 08, 2011:

I loved reading this Hub! You hit the nail on it's head! I am an Aquarius and this article made me giggle to myself because it is so true of my character. Thanks :)

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on December 06, 2011:

It will only fit you if you have enemies!

MarloByDesign from United States on December 06, 2011:

SylviaSky, that makes sense - this Aquarius I know does like their own projects! Good point.

gogogo on December 06, 2011:

I am an aquarian, born in January, and very little of what you wrote fits me, guess I am the exception. Good article enjoyed reading it

Sylvia Sky (author) from USA on December 06, 2011:

Of course there are exceptions. A person is more than his or her sun sign. What Aquarius generally wants is to work on his or her own projects. For those, they have any amount of energy, and like Oprah can build empires with it.

MarloByDesign from United States on December 06, 2011:

I know an Aquarian who works very hard - there may be exceptions to your Hub. What do you think?