Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac and governs the period from January 20 to about February 18. It is represented by a man pouring a stream of water from a jar or vase or water pot.
The Aquarians are beings ahead of their time: they are innovative and creative. They carry a different view on life and try to bring all this knowledge to their peers. They are different from the crowd because of their young spirit, original approach and dedicated generosity. They are known to enlighten their communities.
Pouring of the water symbolizes nourishing the earth and in turn all its inhabitants by the Aquarius natives. The flow of water also indicates the flow of endless possibilities for an Aquarian to make the world a beautiful place to live in.
Aquarians are extrovert natives who are very casual and not precise. They are said to be the visionaries among the zodiacs. They are the second most common after Virgo to become a billionaire!
The ruling planet of this zodiac sign is Uranus. Uranus stands for consciousness, originality and innovative though processes. Uranus helps the Aquarian guys to think out of the box. It makes them to rebel against established rules and norms. This planetary influence makes them to believe in things that are not visible or tangible. Uranus makes sure that Aquarius natives are much enthralled and embroiled with their passions.
In early days, Saturn was said to be the ruler of the zodiac sign of Aquarius. Now Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and Aquarius. Ssturn influences the pragmatic and goal-oriented approach of the natives. Saturn makes its natives to work hard and never give up in life. It makes them to be disciplined to the core.
The season is quite a nice time of the year. The Aquarius season is all about embracing all the weirdness around but in a good way. It's also about being idealistic and creative, and making plans for the future. This is an excellent time of the year to really take good care of yourself and those around.
A time when we would get in touch with our amusing side. Your eccentricities come to light, you would bring your wildest ideas to the fore. The season brings some fresh air around for all the zodiacs.
The season encourages us to think of futures that defy all the rules. Tis’ is the time to stop feeling restricted by the opinions and judgments of your neighbors or coworkers or friends . Do not care about criticisms. This season, as much as possible, it’s better to spend your time reading and thinking, or watching weird shows or movies, or planning for a future revolt.
The constellation of Aquarius lies in the southern sky between Capricornus and Pisces constellations. It is at about 22 hours right ascension and 10 degrees south declination. The brightest star in this constellation is Sadelmelik.
According to the tropical astrology the Sun resides in this constellation from January 20 to February 18. The constellation’s name comes from the Latin word for water carrier and was first depicted on early Babylonian stones as a boy pouring water from a vase. It was first described by Ptolemy.
The other stars in the constellation of Aquarius are Sadalsuud (beta Aquarii), Sadachbia(gamma Aquarii) and Albali( epsilon Aquarii).
The constellation has some radiant meteors such as Eta Aquariids, Delta Aquariids and Iota Aquariids. The Eta Aquariids is the most powerful and occurs from April 21 to May 12. This one also has fireballs around the peak. The Iota Aquariids is fairly weak and peaks on 6 August, with a rate of 8 meteors per hour.
The symbol of the this zodiac sign depicts a man holding a vase of water flowing freely at his feet. It symbolizes the flow of water into every one's life without restrictions from an Aquarian natives. Symbolizes their social connection as well.
It is believed that in ancient times the earth was filled by evil, that Zeus poured water from the skies intending to clean the earth of all its evil works and deeds. Then Duecalion and Pyrrha threw stones to stop the flow of water and created life once again.
Another myth is regarding the Great Deluge when the earth was cleaned by water. Peace and life was restored back, chasing all evil much like that of Noah's lifetime deluge in Biblical times.
The flow of water from the water bearer refers to the philanthrophic and humanitarian nature of Aquarian natives.
The glyph consists of two wavering lines, one above the other. The top line refers to the metaphysical plane and the bottom one, the physical plane. The flow of the lines indicate the free flow of knowledge and nourishment from the aquarian souls.
(2400 A.D. – 4600 A.D.)
Lots of religions and idealogies like Christianity, Islam, Fascism, and Marxism have come up in the Age of Aquarius. This is termed as the golden age. It can be said as the age of globalization as well.
The Age of Aquarius does hold the promise of a dominant world view in which the individual is allowed his/her freedom and yet practice social life. During this age, people would realize that instead of waiting for a leader or messiah, they are the ones and that the change has to come from within themselves. It is said to be the Age of freedom.
There is an expectation that the age will usher in a period of group consciousness. It is believed that the Age of Aquarius would see a surge in the entertainment industry.
Aquarius is associated with anything related to water like rain, floods and fountains. In many ancient cultures, including Babylonian, Egyptian and Grecian, there was a God who was called the Water Bearer as water was treated highly valuable back then.
Mesopotamian people associated the zodiac sign with the eleventh sign, the eleventh month and the return of the great deluge.
In Babylon, this sign was represented as an overflowing urn, and the natives associated this with the heavy rains which fell in their eleventh month.
Persian, Syrian and Turkish call Aquarius as the Water Bucket.
Egyptian mythology has it that Aquarius pours water into the River Nile that causes heavy overflowing near the banks. They consider the Aquarius constellation as Hapi, the god of the Nile.
In Indian astrology, Aquarius is the first zodiac sign and is ruled by the God Varuna, the God of rains and water. It is believed that from his throat originate seven streams. In Indian context, the sign of Aquarius is called as Kumbha and refers to the return of the monsoon season.
Peru associates Aquarius with the entrance of the Sun into the constellation of the Mother of the Waters.
This is a sign which is difficult to understand what love is and is also very hard to fall in love with. They are characters who make love with their minds. Generally for Aquarians it is difficult to get to an intimate level. But however as there are exceptions for every thing similar is also with this sign, when the moon or Venus are in prominent positions in their birthcharts.When they find the right partner for them they do all their best to keep them happy and also remain truly loyal to them.But at times they end up in a mess because of their strange habits and cold attitude.
They are also at times exhibiting their weak personality of finding difficulty in fighting against emotionally charged situations, though they never have an intention to hurt or escape from the situation. Their quality of natural magnetism and ability to talk their way in or out of anything usually helps and many remain with the partner of their choice for a lifetime. But there are also cases who jump from season to season looking for newer excitement and considering themselves as a devoted partner.