A Deeper Look at the Sun Signs: Aquarius the Eccentric

A female teenager decides to dye her hair fluorescent pink and pierces her eyebrow and gets a tongue ring all in one day.

When she returns home, her parents are shocked and disgusted by her appearance. Their reaction makes her smile and inside she feels free. She giggles and says, “You don’t like it?” Deep inside her heart she loves it that they disapprove. She gains a feeling of peace and feels totally free. Is this rebelliousness? Yes. This is Aquarius.

Individuals with the Sun in Aquarius were born sometime between the dates of January 19 through February 20. Aquarius is ruled by the element of Air. Aquarians are notorious for being intellectual, detached from emotion and eccentric. Their first reaction to any situation is to think first and many times emotions never come into the picture. They adhere to the classic air sign qualities of intellectualism and detachment. Aquarius is a fixed sign, which means that they are strong-willed, practical and intelligent. It is not easy for them to change direction at the last minute and adapt to new information. They like a certain sense of stability, while at the same time having freedom.

Aquarians are the scientists, inventors, creators and original thinkers of the zodiac. They are usually extremely intelligent and have photographic memories. Knowledge and studying usually comes easy for them, although they are sometimes rebellious with a classroom situation. They can become bored easily and feel restless whenever the information is too slow or simple for their quick minds. Many Aquarius teenagers are extremely intelligent, but suffer from poor grades simply do to rebelliousness and a refusal to put forth the effort with their studies. These are the type of teenagers that score off the charts on standardized tests, but may be average student’s grade wise.

Aquarians have an innate desire to be seen as unique and original. They think ahead of the times and always perceive a “unique” way to do something. Problems arise for them in relationships, because other people do not see or agree with their creative ideas. Aquarians can feel that they are being disrespected or controlled. Whenever they feel this way, they can lash out and rebel in a variety of ways. They are eccentric and enjoy walking to the beat of a different drummer. Dressing differently than others, believing differently, talking differently, and living life differently are all important to them. They do not want to be “normal”. Aquarians enjoy studying subjects that are taboo and this only adds to their sense of eccentricity. They want to shock people and enjoy the look on others faces when they spurt out a new original belief or idea. This makes them feel alive and they find a sense of peace in being different from everyone else.

The eleventh house in our astrological chart rules this sign, containing issues related to friends, groups and dreams. Aquarians love to make friends with individuals from all walks of life. They are natural humanitarians and enjoy supporting their friends in times of need. They are good listeners and extremely loyal, but always keep a sense of detachment. Many friends of Aquarians will recognize their difficulty in feeling emotions. They are more intellectual about matters and it is not easy for them to be swept up in a huge display of emotion. They are naturally intellectual about love matters and this trait can be the most difficult for others to understand. They are often perceived as being cold and aloof. Many times people are afraid to approach them and intuitively feel that the Aquarian is not interested in them or their ideas. This is not accurate. Aquarians do care very much about people and enjoy helping those less fortunate, but they do so in an impersonal way.

The Aquarian trait of unpredictability is often the most difficult trait for others to accept. Aquarius is ruled by planet Uranus. Uranus energy is unpredictable, unexpected, changing and unique. This energy unleashes itself in Aquarians lives, making it difficult for them to fully commit to people or projects. They have a desire for relationships, but always want to maintain a sense of individuality and freedom. When we have relationships we usually merge or become a unit with the other person. This is a difficult thing for an Aquarian to swallow. They can have relationships with others, as long as they are able to express their own personalities freely.

Aquarians do not like to be forced to conform to anyone’s rules. They are too rebellious to be forced to act, think or behave in a regimented manner. Many Aquarians are known to support humanitarian causes and can be found at the head of a picket line. They are not afraid to attack anything that they feel stifles other people’s freedom of expression. They enjoy doing what is right and like a fair fight every so often. Intellectually, they are more than capable of winning many opponents to their side.

Aquarius key word is “I KNOW”. Other personality traits of Aquarius include being impersonal, rebellious, humanitarian, independent, rational, original, unique, eccentric, and detached. Aquarians are always seeking to express their creativity, individuality and intelligence. When they are able to fully express themselves and their genius they feel fulfilled. The emotional distance that they have enables them to help others more fully. They do not take on other people’s emotions and this enables them to have the right perspective in a variety of situations. When Aquarians have a goal and a way to express their individuality they feel happy and fulfilled.