Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the zodiac and is the star sign for those born between January 20th and February 20th! Originating from the constellation of Aquarius, people born under this sign are said to be humanitarian - and firmly focused on making the world a better place with their progressive nature.
This winter solstice star sign is represented by the Water-Bearer and ruled by Uranus. In this blog, you'll learn about the traditional personality traits, mythology, and birthstones associated with the Aquarius zodiac star sign.
The Basics Behind the Aquarius Zodiac Sign
Here are some quick facts about this strong-willed star sign to get you started:
Symbol: The Water-Bearer
The constellation of Aquarius is one of the oldest of the current zodiac. The star sign dates back to Babylonian times, where Ea, the protective god, carried an overflowing vase of water. In Egyptian times, people believed that the water-bearer flooded the river Nile by using the river to fill up their vase. Following the flooding, Spring soon arrived, which brought plentiful crop growth.
Aquarius' element is Air. This element is light and wonderfully fluid that moves freely with little interference. An Aquarian's need for innovation and invention to make the planet better is akin to this active and free-flowing element.
Ruling Planet: Uranus
In the 1700s, astronomers gave Uranus "revolutionary" characteristics, as the planet was discovered during the American Revolution, which also brought massive societal changes to the world - exactly what an Aquarius strives for.
Garnet is one of the most popular birthstones for January and goes hand in hand with the Aquarius star sign. There are many different types of Garnet; however, the most popular is Amandine, a beautifully rich deep-red colour that's said to drive passion and make the wearer feel more confident.
Flowers and Plants
This quirky star sign prefers unique plants and flowers to match their free-spirited nature. Orchids are the official birth flower of Aquarians due to their vibrant and distinctive appearance. Water-based plants that grow in unusual places are also closely associated with this zodiac sign.
What are the Personality Traits of an Aquarius?
Aquarians happily thrive in large groups but tend to have many similar traits to stereotypical outcasts. They're charming, with a unique sense of humour and always have lots to add to any conversation. They also have a strong humanitarian purpose and tend to focus on humanity as a whole rather than people individually.
It wouldn't be uncommon for an Aquarian to regularly form the opposite opinion to everyone else, just to prove a point. However, if they don't agree with something, they won't go along with it for the sake of it, as this star sign stands by living life how they decide and not what society demands.
Logic is one of the best tools for an Aquarian, as they tend to rationalise problems concisely that leaves little room for uncertainty. However, this doesn't mean they're serious but often creative and passionate souls.
Intelligence is the most attractive quality an Aquarius seeks in a partner and are drawn towards people who have unique attributes and goals in life that match or blend with their own. However, it can be hard for them to accept anything that doesn't match their ideal expectations, leading them to become distant and unwilling to compromise.
Why Be Ordinary When You Can Be Extraordinary
Overall, Aquarians are logical and thoughtful, with many eccentric traits to match. They will always have a strong sense of justice, always follow the truth to support humanity as a whole, and would despise nothing more than to follow the crowd and lead an ordinary life.
Aquarius Zodiac Jewellery: The Perfect Star Sign Gift
Do you have a loved ones birthday or special occasion coming up? Our Sterling Silver Aquarius ring makes the perfect personal gift for those born between January 20th and February 20th. View our compete Zodiac jewellery collection to inspire your gifting.
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Not an Aquarius?
Want to know more about your own star sign or a family member or friend? Visit our other Zodiac Star Sign guides:
Aquarius: The Water Bearer – 20th January to 18th February
Pisces: The Fish – 19th February to 20th March
Aries: The Ram – 21st March to 19th April
Taurus: The Bull – 20th April to 20th May
Gemini: The Twins – 21st May to 20th Jun
Cancer: The Crab – 21st June to 22nd July
Leo: The Lion – 23rd July to 22nd August
Virgo: The Virgin – 23rd August to 22nd September
Libra: The Scales – 23rd September to 22nd October
Scorpio: The Scorpion – 23rd October to 21st November
Sagittarius: The Centaur – 22nd November to 21st December
Capricorn: The Goat – 22nd December to 19th January