(January 20 - February 18)

*Info taken from these two books: The Secret Language of Birthdays and The Power of Birthdays, Stars, & Numbers.

DUALITY: Masculine



Aquarius is assertive, independent, progressive, analytical, original and inventive, has strong dislikes and firm opinions.

RULING PLANET: Uranus: Ancient Greek sky god, first ruler of the universe. It was the first modern planet to be discovered (in 1781). In astrology, Uranus is the planet of change and the unexpected, invention and modern science.

SYMBOL: The Waterbearer: Dispensing a gift that flows freely and equally to all; representing creation and the giving of life.


Aquarius is the sign of hopes and dreams, friends and wishes. Its natives tend to be idealistic humanitarians who are concerned with the larger issues of the world but remain personally detached in their own relationships. Leo, Aquarius's opposite sign, is the sign of pleasure, affection, and love affairs. Leo people look for fun and good times to make them happy; they need close ties with others and tend to dominate in love affairs.

PART OF THE BODY RULED BY AQUARIUS: The circulatory system, shins and ankles: Aquarius natives are prone toward ankle sprains and breaks; also to varicose veins and hardening of the arteries.

LUCKY DAY: Wednesday


MAGICAL BIRTHSTONE: Amethyst: Brings faithfulness in love and bestwos the gift of prescience.

SPECIAL COLOR: Electric blue: The clear color of the sky.

CITIES: Stockholm, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Salzburg COUNTRIES: Russia, Sweden, Ethiopia

FLOWER: Orchid

TREES: Fruit Trees

METAL: Uranium


DANGER: Aquarians are innovative, unconventional, and sometimes eccentric, and are therefore often targets for attack by narrow-minded people. Aquarians also have a tendency to get into unusual situations and take up with oddball individuals.

Your most likeable trait: FRIENDLINESS

Astrologers are fond of this eleventh sign of the zodiac for Aquarius is the sign of the future, of the visionary, some say of astrology itself. Aquarians are unorthodox, original people who refuse to follow the crowd. You like being different. You not only march to a different drummer, you make up new music as you go along.

Intellectual independence is your most marked characteristic. In the sign of Aquarius, the combination of a fixed quality (representing persistence) and an air element (representing intellect and communication) under the influence of the planet of change, Uranus, creates a personality that is liberal, progressive, yet fixed in opinion. Your inflexibility shows up when others least expect it (in keeping with your penchant for unconventionality). It may be in defense of an idea you have, a trip you've decided on, a habit of yours that you refuse to give up - whatever the cause, someone will suddenly come in conflict with your Aquarian obstinacy. You cheerfully ignore what others think and strike off on new paths, unbound by precedent, because there are so many more exciting things for you to discover that way. You think boredom is a communicable disease and take every opportunity to avoid it.

People born under this sign live most intensely in their minds. You are a seeker of knowledge, rational, open-minded, gifted with breadth of vision. You can be objective in judgment, for you don't let emotion get in the way. This appears to give you the ability to stand outside yourself, to rise above ordinary human frailty. Your built-in distrust of emotion compels you to struggle against its chains, and this may become a source of inner conflict.

You are very people-oriented. Outgoing and amiable, you attract friends wherever you go. You relate well to diverse personalityes - possessing a true common touch - yet you never lose your own strong individuality. As a student of human behavior, you have great tolerance for the weaknessnes and foibles to which all mankind is heir. You are a humanitarian, concerned with the welfare of the world, but do not get deeply involved in intimate relationships. There is always a certain distant quality to you, a detachment or aloofness of spirit.

Independence is your way of life, and you will sacrifice even a close personal relationship in order to maintain it. Trying to fence you in or tie you down won't work. If you feel trapped, you try to break free at any cost.

As an idealist you would like to see that everybody is happy, and your ambition is to do something important and meaningful. Many Aquarians go into politics or become involved in social causes. This is the astrological sign of hopes and wishes, and you are the kind who follows a dream. History is dotted with progressive Aquarian thinkers such as Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

An Aquarian will hatch up a grandiose scheme for improving the way things are, but your main interest is in creating the idea, not translating it into action through work. Hard work doesn't interest you. You are creative, imaginative, endlessly willing to experiment, but the drudgery of detail and the minutiae of management are not your style. You'd rather invent a new Utopian schemne and let others grapple with the hard realites.

Your great weakness is a tendency to inflate your own importance, to pose as an expert on any subject. You are so determined not to be like anyone else that you are sometimes contrary just to be different. You have the least regard for convention of any zodiacal sign, which often gives you a reputation for being eccentric. Just as you are broadminded about the faults of others, you take for granted that your shortocmings will be overlooked.

Sometimes you will be argumentative not because you feel deeply, but simply because you enjoy the intellectual exercise. You are quickly bored and take delight in verbally provoking anyone you consider stodgy and dull.

Nevertheless, Aquarians are among the kindest people in the world. Easygoing, reasnabole, slow to take offense, never mean-hearted, you believe in live-and-let-live. Honest, helpful, altrusitic, and best of all never boring, you can change anyone's life for the better just by becoming part of it.