Practical people - men and women of the world - mistakenly consider abstract thinking as impractical. It is true that the realm of abstract thought takes us out of the physical world, but the discoveries made in this realm generally end up having tremendous practical consequences. All real scientific inventions and breakthroughs come from this abstract realm.
Aquarians, more so than most, are
ideally suited to explore these abstract dimensions. Those who have explored these regions know that there is little feeling or emotion there. In fact, emotions are a hindrance to functioning in these dimensions; thus Aquarians seem - at times - cold and emotionless to others. It is not that Aquarians haven't got feelings and deep emotions, it is just that too much feeling clouds their ability to think and invent. The concept of 'too much feeling' cannot be tolerated or even understood by some of the other Signs. Nevertheless, this Aquarian objectivity is ideal for science, communication and friendship.
Aquarians are very friendly people, but they do not make a big show about it. They do the right thing by their friends, even if sometimes they do it without passion or excitement. Aquarians have a deep passion for clear thinking. Second in importance, but related, is their passion for breaking with the establishment and traditional authority. Aquarians delight in this, because for them rebellion is like a great game or challenge. Very often they will rebel strictly for the fun of rebelling, regardless of whether the authority they defy is right or wrong. Right or wrong has little to do with the rebellious actions of an Aquarian, because to a true Aquarian authority and power must be challenged as a matter of principle.
Where Capricorn or Taurus will err on the side of tradition and the status quo, an Aquarian will err on the side of the new. Without this virtue it is doubtful whether any progress would be made in the world. The conservative-minded would obstruct progress. Originality and invention imply an ability to break barriers; every new discovery represents the toppling of an impediment to thought. Aquarians are very interested in breaking barriers and making walls tumble - scientifically, socially and politically. Other Zodiac Signs, such as Capricorn, also have scientific talents. But Aquarians are particularly excellent in the social sciences and humanities. Look also to Aquarius man and Aquarius woman and Aquarius in 2014
People who are born within the period between January 21 and February 19 belong to the zodiac sign, Aquarius, the water bearer. Water stands for that which is difficult to confine within physical boundaries. Specifically, our spiritual life is depicted in mystical symbols as water. Aquarius directly follows Capricorn in the astrological cycle. The sequence is appropriate. Capricorn stands for the established system where the duties and actuation of people have defined boundaries. To compensate for the lack of resiliency and creativity in a system where people behave only as they are dictated to do, Aquarians have a deep propensity for interaction and spontaneity.
Capricorn stands for the system as it should ideally be organized while Aquarius symbolizes the life of creativeness as human beings were meant to live it. Aquarians therefore love to cross their predefined social boundaries. They excel in interaction and are very skilled communicators. Although they are sociable, it is not to put on airs that they mingle with people. Their social life is rich because deep in themselves they know that man is a social being. Because they are not predisposed to limit their self-expression they can be tactless at times. However, the passion in their speech is merely an effort to express the spiritual ideals of human beings, ideals which, in the process of maintaining order in society, are often forgotten. The heaven of Aquarians is not the perfect and harmonious organization of Capricorn, but a place where no externally imposed order is necessary because everyone is conscious of being part of the whole and acts on that conviction. The spiritual idealism of Aquarius may manifest as a love of the occult and magic, a belief in the power of dreams. Related to his love for the supernatural, Aquarius likes surprises and mysterious events. Aquarians are also in love with their spiritual nature and therefore susceptible to the temptations of fame. Because they are not materially inclined, they are not given to over spending. Although they appreciate the value of money, they are not inclined to attach that much importance to it.
Aquarians are good at friendships, but a bit weak when it comes to love. Of course they fall in love, but their lovers ,i I ways get the impression that they are more best friends Mian paramours.
Like Capricorns, they are cool customers. They are not prone to displays of passion or to outward demonstrations of their affections. In fact, they feel uncomfortable when their mate hugs and touches them too much. This does not mean that they do not love their partners. They do, only they show it in other ways. Curiously enough, in relationships they tend to attract the very things that they feel uncomfortable with. They seem to attract hot, passionate, romantic, demonstrative people. Perhaps they know instinctively that these people have qualities they lack and so seek them out. In any event, these relationships do seem to work, Aquarius' coolness calming the more passionate partner while the fires of passion warm the cold-blooded Aquarius.
The qualities Aquarians need to develop in their love life are warmth, generosity, passion and fun. Aquarians love relationships of the mind. Here they excel. If the intellectual factor is missing in a relationship an Aquarian will soon become bored or feel unfulfilled. More on Aquarius compatibility matches.
In financial matters Aquarians tend to be idealistic and humanitarian - to the point of self-sacrifice. They are usually generous contributors to social and political causes. When they contribute it differs from when a Capricorn or Taurus contributes. A Capricorn or Taurus may expect some favour or return for a gift; an Aquarian contributes self-lessly.
Aquarians tend to be as cool and rational about money as they are about most things in life. Money is something they need and they set about acquiring it scientifically. No need for fuss; they get on with it in the most rational and scientific ways available.
Money to the Aquarian is especially nice for what it can do, not for the status it may bring (as is the case for other Signs). Aquarians are neither big spenders nor penny-pinchers and use their finances in practical ways, for example to facilitate progress for themselves, their families or even strangers.
However, if Aquarians want to reach their fullest financial potential they will have to explore their intuitive nature. If they follow only their financial theories - or what they believe to be theoretically correct - they may suffer some losses and disappointments. Instead, Aquarians should call on their intuition, which knows without thinking. For Aquarians, intuition is the short-cut to financial success.
Aquarians like to be perceived not only as the breakers of barriers but also as the transformers of society and the world. They long to be seen in this light and to play this role. They also look up to and respect other people in this position and even expect their superiors to act this way.
Aquarians prefer jobs that have a bit of idealism attached to them - careers with a philosophical basis. Aquarians need to be creative at work, to have access to new techniques and methods. They like to keep busy and enjoy getting down to business straightaway, without wasting any time. They are often the quickest workers and usually have suggestions for improvements that will benefit their employers. Aquarians are also very helpful with their co-workers and welcome responsibility, preferring this to having to take orders from others.
If Aquarians want to reach their highest career goals they have to develop more emotional sensitivity, depth of feeling and passion. They need to learn to narrow their focus on the essentials and concentrate more on the job in hand. Aquarians need 'a fire in the belly' - a consuming passion and desire - in order to rise to the very top. Once this passion exists they will succeed easily in whatever they attempt.
In family and domestic matters Aquarians can have a tendency to be too non-conformist, changeable and unstable. They are as willing to break the barriers of family constraints as they are those of other areas of life.
Even so, Aquarians are very sociable people. They like to have a nice home where they can entertain family and friends. Their house is usually decorated in a modern style and full of state-of-the-art appliances and gadgets - an environment Aquarians find absolutely necessary.
If their home life is to be healthy and fulfilling Aquarians need to inject it with a quality of stability - yes, even some conservatism. They need at least one area of life to be enduring and steady; this area is usually their home and family life.
Venus, the Planet of Love, rules the Aquarian's 4th Solar House of Home and Family as well, which means that when it comes to the family and child-rearing, theories, cool thinking and intellect are not always enough. Aquarians need to bring love into the equation in order to have a great domestic life.
In the Aquarius- born, intellectual faculties are perhaps the most highly developed of any Sign in the Zodiac. Aquarians are clear, scientific thinkers. They have the ability to think abstractly and to formulate laws, theories and clear concepts from masses of observed facts. Geminis might be very good at gathering information, but Aquarians take this a step further, excelling at interpreting the information gathered. Aquarius Element: Air
Aquarius Ruling Planet: Uranus
Aquarius Career Planet: Pluto
Aquarius Love Planet: Venus
Aquarius Money Planet: Neptune
Aquarius Planet of Health and Work: Moon
Aquarius Planet of Home and Family Life: Venus
Aquarius Colours: electric blue, bright pink, grey, ultramarine blue
Aquarius Colours that promotes earning power: aqua
Aquarius Colours that promote love, romance and social harmony: gold, orange
Aquarius Qualities most needed for balance: warmth, feeling and emotion
Aquarius Strongest virtues: great intellectual power, love for the new and avant- garde, the ability to communicate and to form and understand abstract concepts
Aquarius Deepest needs: to know and to bring in the new
Aquarius Characteristics to avoid: fixed ideas, rebelliousness for its own sake, coldness
Aquarius Lucky numbers: 2, 4, 10, 39, 49
Aquarius Best day of the week: Saturday
Aquarius Gems: obsidian, opal, garnet, black perl, sapphire see: Aquarius Birthstone
Aquarius Metal: lead, pewter
Aquarius Scents: azalea, gardenia
Aquarius Wood: pine
Aquarius Flower: pansy
Aquarius Animal: fox
Aquarius Fabric: crepe