The symbol for Aquarius is the Water-Bearer, a universal man who is pouring forth water from a jug. This universal man represents the community of mankind. The waters of life flow, like ideas coming from the unrestrained mind. Many people mistakenly think that Aquarius is a water sign, but it is an intellectual air sign. As such, Aquarius’ can be interested in concepts and ideas. Because of their universality, Aquarians can seem somewhat detached from personal emotions. It’s not that they don’t have feelings; it’s just that theirs are different from most others. Aquarians dance to the beat of a different drummer.
Aquarians can be good communicators as long as they stay in the mental realms. Aquarians are friendly, but can become uncomfortable as they discuss their feelings. In fact, their friends are very important to them and Aquarius might be involved with groups of like-minded people in a social club, a political action group or a public service group.
The Aquarius motto should be Einstein’s, “Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” And theirs is a great spirit, sometimes erratic and sometimes brilliant. They know much about themselves and the world, but knowing everything can be an obstacle to their own happiness. Their practice is twofold. First, they must learn how to separate their crazy notions from what is important. And second, they need to learn how to respond to the opposition they encounter without making it difficult for themselves.
The astrological element of air represents movement. And the most efficient movement between two points is often a thought. Air signs are thinkers. They emphasize the intellect over other functions. With active minds and a good command of language, the air signs are the natural born communicators. They can be light and breezy as the breath of spring, but their words can also carry the power of a gale force wind.
The air of Aquarius can be like the winds after a lightning strike. Large amounts of air are moved around suddenly in such a storm, and that which survives this intensity gets to enjoy the calm after the storm.
ELEVENTH HOUSE: FUTURE
The Eleventh House is sometimes called the House of Friends, Hopes and Dreams. Friends will support our dreams of the future. Here, in the Eleventh House, we’re not concerned with our day-to-day responsibilities. Instead, we are thinking about our ideal situation and dreaming of ways to get there. Whether we do or not is less important than keeping the dreams alive.
RULING PLANET: URANUS
Uranus is the weirdest planet in the solar system. Its north pole faces the Sun and its Moons spin around it backwards. As such, Uranus symbolizes the eccentric and unique things in our lives. It is associated with brilliance — even if short-lived. And, like lightning, Uranus can release the hidden tensions suddenly and with great immediacy. In fact, Uranus is often the astrological culprit when our lives are turned upside-down. As the ruling planet of Aquarius, it encourages us to rebel against social injustices and to seek freedom of expression in our lives.
Biggest Strength: your eclectic way of seeing things
Potential Weakness: know-it-all attitude puts others off