Key Words: Unique, Authentic, Unity, Collective Consciousness
Ruling Planet: Uranus Co-ruled Saturn
The sign Aquarius was traditionally ruled by Saturn, though Uranus has also been assigned ruler-ship since its discovery in 1781. Physically it is related to the calves and ankles, as well as the circulation system. is considered to be a “Yang” day sign which is associated with a “masculine” nature. Aquarians or Aquarii can be outwardly oriented and extroverted in the energy that they express to others. As a Air sign (Octahedron) Aquarians can be very social if you can get them out of their over-thinking heads. Aquarius is a Fixed sign. So like the other fixed signs, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio, Aquarians are known for their determination, staying power, and it is high ideals and convictions. Mercury rules everything involving the mind, intellect and education but Aquarius’ ruling planet Uranus is supposed to be the “higher octave” of Mercury. Aquarians tend to have very high expectations and therefore are at a higher risk of being “let down” or disappointed in others.
The Aquarius influence is often manifests as stubborn behavior. Many people can perceive Aquarius detachment as being cold and calculating when their objective is to always try and be as objective as humanly possible. Aquarians often understand that everyone has biases. Aquarians demonstrate this often through being honest about their own flaws. The sign of Aquarius is also strongly related to social and humanitarian ideals that include collective consciousness and symbiotic coexistence. Planets in the signs of Aquarius or in the 11th house on a natal chart, often express themselves in a unique, unconventional and authentic manner.
Sometimes Aquarius influence can lead to an experience of alienation or social isolation if Mars or Mercury are not placed in assertive zodiac signs. Nevertheless the energy of Aquarius is in essence friendly and expresses itself in social relationships where shared ideals play a greater role than emotions. Aquarian energy is often judged to be cool and detached but when Mars is in Sagittarius or Venus and Mercury or in Sagittarius, Capricorn or Pisces they can be very warm compassionate.