Sun Sign Overview
Your sun— also known as your star sign— is the most fundamental part of your entire natal chart. It’s what you see in the daily horoscope column and is central to your zodiac identity. It highlights the main facets of your personality that are most obvious to you and those around you. Not all sun sign traits will resonate, as each individual has a personal natal chart that reveals more about your personality than the description below.
Aquarius Sun Overview
Those born between January 20-February 18 are of the Aquarius zodiac sign. Aquarius is the fixed air sign denoted as the water bearer. Known as the zodiac’s humanitarian and genius, these folks do everything in their power to spread peace, love, and positivity as the rebel in disguise. You can point out an Aquarius by looking out for the one who’s presentable and less distinct in appearance yet who also never lets you forget just how unique they are. In all fairness, one literally won’t meet anyone like an Aquarius— almost to the point where sun sign characterization does little justice. In general, however, they’re quirky, boisterous, and unusually charming even.
Whether it’s subtly bold/boldly subtle, harmlessly ruthless/ruthlessly harmless, gently fierce/fiercely gentle, or whatever contradicting combination that makes sense (or doesn’t). Point being— they’re a walking paradox with a knack for playing devil’s advocate. Once you think you have them figured out– they change discourse just to confuse you (or they make you think this, anyways). This is especially present in their sense of humor and how they present themselves publicly, though the ascendant of the Aqua native will largely tell how this unfolds. Get past their unusual gestures and remarks, however, and you’ll see just how predictable, kind, and relatable they actually are.
Despite popular belief of being ‘cold’ and ‘distant’, Aquarius has a sunny disposition. They’re generally optimists who want to do good, even if their confusing yet harmless intentions mislead others to think they don’t care. Matter of fact, Aquarius cares a lot more than they’ll lead you to believe. The distant factor many take so personally- in my observations- stems from their empathetic nature. They’re problem solvers beyond basic logic— they’re excellent at helping other people. Impartial in this respect, they actually feel and understand the experiences of mostly everyone. Empathy is not an emotion— it’s an intuitive process that lets us see things beyond our own perception based on an adept understanding of shared human experience. A lacking emotional bias is what allows them to be of service. Hence, why they only seem impersonal. They have to be selective with their energy for this reason.
Aquarians are full of love to give the world, hence their humanitarian nature. Because of their out-of-this-world grandeur, they struggle with meaningful connections with others– though it’s not a fault of their own but the socially constructed world we’ve created to where they feel they can’t connect. Their understanding of the world is what draws them to altruism or activism. This is how they contribute to the world because oftentimes they struggle with contributing to others on an individual level, as they have difficulty relating on that level. However, they’re also the humanitarian-psychopath who’ll flirt with the taboo side of our nature. Especially serial killers, horror, true crime, outer space, or anything related (they relate to Pisces a lot in this respect). If anything, some Aquas have an obsessive side to them considering how fast their minds are always running. They often stagger back and forth between rebellious and wild to MIA and withdrawn phases.
A carefree yet old soul, Aquarius is on the more introverted end of the spectrum. Depending on the native’s chart, they’re more so ambiverts. Which, is why many think they’re ‘sketchy’ and ‘inconsistent’. Remember they’re a fixed sign— consistency is their modality. Anyone close to an Aquarius may want to save themselves disappointment and not have specific expectations for them to uphold. They value their independence above anything else, as expectation cramps their style. Many sometimes see Aqua as being inconsiderate and selfish when people are direct with them about what they want or need but Aqua doesn’t necessarily deliver. Not in the way expected, anyways.
These folks do everything on their own terms. Let them do so and they’re actually more than willing to give you want you want. They’re people pleasers by nature, after all— not pushovers. Note there’s a big difference. They absolutely need like-minded people in their life who can literally read their mind, as they prefer to do the same. In all honesty, Aquarius doesn’t have a confrontational bone in their body. No matter how bold, sassy, or argumentative they may be in everyday life. Good luck getting anything from them if you come at them with any overwhelming emotional expressions. They don’t flee because they’re unemotional or don’t care— they just use logic for everything, to include helping others deal with their emotions, to where they literally have to make an effort to tap into their own. Be patient with them— you won’t regret it when the sheer energy of their presence improves how you experience life in so many ways. (Unlike Virgo who tells us what we need to change, Aqua makes us realize it without even saying anything.)
As a fixed sign, they have a core identity which is unwavering to change. How they mentally process and express their unique qualities is what confuses most people. Air signs are dualistic in nature— which, in the case of Aquarius, it’s a “this-or-that” way of thinking. This doesn’t mean they’re close minded or akin to binary thinking, though they’re definitely stubborn. As eccentric and brilliantly innovative as they are, it’s almost surprising to many how Aquarius can be more or less conservative in their way of thinking. Doesn’t necessarily mean politically (though this is surprisingly common too— but note culture, family, and geography mostly influence this). More like their motto is “don’t replace what isn’t broken” but instead improve the quality of what already exists. Hence, this is why many Aquarius suns are inclined to science, business, psychology, or anything esoteric where they can alternate between past and future mindedness.
Aquarius overall has an electrifying effect on people and the world. Literally, they shock people with their eccentricity and spunk. While they may seem hard to relate to, their shamelessness in how different they are is what makes them so relatable. No matter how complicated or even awkward they try to be to separate themselves from the crowd, people always find a certain endearment about Aquarius to where it’s hard not to like them. They may be one big walking paradox— but even paradoxes make sense in their own way. Just like Aquarius.