January 20 – February 18
SYMBOL: The Water-bearer
RULING PLANET: Saturn and Uranus
COLOUR: Turquoise and electric blue
BODY PARTS: Bioelectrical impulses, circulation and ankles
Personality: Aquarians want to fight the good fight! Inventive and progressive, you’re beaming with creative new thoughts and ideas. Possessing a kind heart and a strong sense of justice, you’re not afraid to speak up for your beliefs. One thing’s for sure; you’re fiercely independent, determined to dance to the beat of your own drum. As a child, your rebellious streak may have caused concern for your parents. Yet, in adulthood, you seek to help those less fortunate. Working towards a noble objective or rescuing the underdog is a sure-fire way to satiate your sense of purpose. Your style is unique with a quirky twist, bordering on bohemian. Originality, intelligence and kindness are amongst your best qualities. As for weaknesses, you can come across as detached, rebellious and aloof.
The element for Aquarius is air which is associated with all aspects of the mind. A deep thinker, you’re perpetually curious of the world around you. You value knowledge and strive to use it for the betterment of humanity.
Career and Money: An imaginative visionary, you thrive best in jobs that benefits society. In the workplace, you’re happy to be a team player. And under the right circumstances, you can also be an inspiring leader. Living up to your reputation as the rebel of the zodiac, you can stir up trouble, especially when working to correct an injustice or inequality. Still, your ability to think outside the box makes you a valuable asset. Your super-sharp mind has a natural affinity for all things techie. But mostly, you’re drawn to professions that focus on humanitarian causes, liberal views or altruistic ideas. Suitable career choices include computer programmer, Greenpeace crew member aboard the Rainbow Warrior, customer service representative, social worker, Salvation Army officer, queen bee of a fundraising gala, and charity event organiser.
When it comes to money, you maintain a sound balance between spending and saving. In your youth, practicality was not your strong suit, and you were often behind in paying your bills. Throughout your life, diverse interests and many career swaps are likely. Still, you’re adaptable Aquarius and are usually able to generate some income, no matter the situation. When you can afford to, you’re uber generous, supporting various charities with both your time and wallet.
Romance: You value your independence and freedom, which means you can be reluctant to commit until you’re absolutely sure you’ve found ‘the one’. In the bedroom, intellectual stimulation is your greatest aphrodisiac. A slow build-up oozing with flirtation and foreplay gets your juices flowing. Witty banter and innuendo with a dash of dirty talk really turns you on! Sometimes, the line between friendship and romance is a little blurry for you, which can land you in hot water. Having said that, a solid friendship with your partner is a crucial component of your romantic relationship. Emotionally, you can be a cool cucumber. So, it would be best if you had a partner that doesn’t take your need for space too personally.
Compatibility: Your connection with Geminis and Librans is through the roof! A loving Leo is an exciting match for you. They’ll melt your frosty demeanour, and the sexual energy is on fire, but the heat may be too intense for your liking. Taureans are way too predictable and boring for your radical tastes. And, you’ll see straight through Scorpio’s secrets.
Family and Friendship: If anyone is destined to be the black sheep of the family, it’s you Aquarius. As the most independent sign in the zodiac, you prefer to carve your own path. Under the right conditions, you would be quite comfortable moving away from your hometown to interstate or even overseas. Still, connections are always maintained, no matter the distance. When your family needs you, all other plans are dropped as you rush to return home.
Your friends admire your kooky style and nonjudgmental attitude, seeking you out when they need trustworthy advice. At times, however, you can come across as a little aloof. Your natural flair for networking makes you a star amongst new folks, opening you up to a wide and varied social circle. Able to adapt to any social situation you love being in the middle of a crowd but are just as comfortable in small intermate gatherings.
Health: Uranus, your planetary ruler, governs the nervous system, making you more prone to anxiety, and at worst, panic attacks. If not kept in check, soaring stress levels can lead to insomnia. Mindfulness is your best friend. Practising meditation can be of great benefit, as it boosts Gaba, the calming neurotransmitter produced by the brain.
Over the years, your bones may suffer from more breaks and fractures than other signs. Protect your skeletal system by including the right balance of calcium and magnesium in your diet. Your ankles are literally your Achilles heel. So, be sensible and don’t forgo a practical, comfortable shoe in favour of a sexy, sky-high stiletto.
By Natasha Weber @astrotash