January 20th to February 18th
You, Aquarius, have the mind of a highbrow intellectual and the heart of a peaceful, free-spirit. You’re worst nightmare? Being seen as ordinary, or heaven forbid, commonplace or boring! You happily follow the beat of your own drummer, a unique (some would say eccentric!) freedom-loving rebel, who’s often ahead of their time. Indeed some of your most notary sign-mates are: Oprah, Yoko Ono, Ellen DeGeneres and Virginia Woolf!
Your planetary ruler is Uranus, often referred to as the “earthquake planet—and you do love to shake things up! You’re a visionary and humanitarian, a revolutionary voice who resents limitations in any form, especially in regards to the old guard and status quo. If this means breaking the rules—so be it. You’re here to make a difference and awaken the planet to a greater good.
Part of your Karma, Aquarius, is being born into the “Age of Aquarius”—a new paradigm of one planet/one god, a coming together of a greater humanity. You have the ability to see a bigger picture and future, and to be an inspiration to others. You could say, this is your dharma!
Your Achilles’ heel, is dealing with your emotions. Although you are called the “Water-Bearer”, you’re actually an air sign. The new trend astrologically is to say “energy bearer”, because Aquarius is the vessel for cosmic energy, the collective unconscious. With your airy, independent nature, you do not like to be tied down—or swim in any deep emotional waters. As so, you can have a detached, aloof nature, and avoid deeper intimacy. (There’s a funny saying for Aquarius: Get married but live in different houses!) Sometimes you can be better friend than lover. But give you lots of room and you can be a loyal partner!
At the end of the day, you’re happiest doing your own thing, exploring the big picture, and grooving with like minded friends and community. Your North Star is inspiration—never, ever hesitate to follow it!
Your Sunny Side: Intuitive, original, truth-seeker, brilliant, visionary
Your Shadow Side: Critical, aloof, outlandish, rebellious, commitment-adverse