The Aquarius Star Sign is the eleventh second in the Zodiac. Of all the Star Signs of the Zodiac, Aquarians are the most mystifying, intriguing and extraordinary people - and no two are anything alike. Because of this it is difficult to pin down the personality traits and characteristics of the Aquarian. But nevertheless there are some underlying traits that are common to all Aquarian’s.
Aquarian’s are true hippies and see life in a much different way than others. They often have ideas, beliefs and mannerisms that can seem to others as eccentric, bizarre and very unconventional. The Aquarius Star Sign is from the element of air. Aquarians are the free spirits of the Zodiac and are compelled to do exactly whatever they want to do when they want to do it. The Aquarius Star sign is represented by the Water Carrier and comes under the influence of the planet of Uranus.
Aquarius First Decan (January 21st - 29th)
This Aquarius/URANUS decan is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered above applies fully, but there is more. Aquarius adds fixity of purpose so that whatever is undertaken often is accomplished, no matter how much time and energy may be required. Further, the dynamic nature of this decan aids in supplying the energy to persist. The Uranus sub-influence adds uniqueness, originality, and a one-of-a-kind quality to your personality and appearance.
Uranus, planet of originality is both Aquarius-Aquarius ruler and Subruler, which accentuate their perception and quick mentality. Born at the height of the Sun’s power in these first ten days of Aquarius define the essence of pure refreshment from beginning to end. Aquarius 1st decan is consistent in their own ways, with champion independence, progressive thinking and originality in themselves. Aquarius-Aquarius are youthful with a never-ending supply of sheer vitality and despite their idealism; they never become bored or jaded.
Aquarius-Aquarius has an affectionate and kindhearted nature, although a lover may complain of their detachment. Those best suited for First Decan Aquarius is someone who can give them the space and freedom they require. They will not be tied down to fixed routines and schedules. Some Aquarius-Aquarius may indeed desire a permanent, faithful; giving and stable partner but also seek the freedom to enjoy time with their closest friends.
In broad terms Aquarius-Aquarius are generous to the needy, considerate of the unfortunate, friendly, and wonderfully pleasant. They are very well rounded individuals, the helpful Bearers of new ideas. Restricting themselves to a well-chosen circle of close friends and concentrating on those who have a stabilizing effect on them psychologically and are not needy people will contribute greatly to their happiness.
Aquarius Second Decan (January 30th - February 8th)
The sub-influences of this Gemini/MERCURY decan can induce numerous and rather interesting differences and variations for those with this decan rising. Gemini may add communicative skills, dualism, versatility and contribute somewhat to the basic physical and mental activity, and enhance restlessness. While you remain avant-garde in your basic nature, you may be more inclined to communicate your thoughts and ideas - verbally, in written form, and otherwise - to others near and far. It’s entirely possible that you could create some problems for yourself as well as lose valuable friends if you overdo this inclination to "communicate".
Mercury, planet of versatility, adds its energy to Aquarius ruling planet Uranus, which gives a liveliness and sparkle to their personality. Mercury bestows a gift for language, which gives the Aquarius-Gemini literary interests. Aquarius-Gemini enjoys knowledge for its own sake and is always interested in learning more. “No hassles” is usually the motto of these free flowing Aquarius-Gemini, they do not like trouble in any form and would do practically anything to avoid it. They value their happiness highly, both in the long term and in the short term.
These Aquarius-Gemini discover that they are often attracted to the very opposite kind of personality from what they think they want. Those best suited for this Second Decan Aquarius like to keep the relationships light and want to avoid the serious or heavy involvements. Those closely involved with them will learn that if Aquarius 2nd decan insist on keeping a distance, it is to guarantee their own autonomy.
Youthfulness of all kinds (physical, mental, and emotional) is a characteristic of the Aquarius-Gemini. They often hope to keep the natural qualities of the child alive in themselves to the end, including the spontaneity, impulse, intuition and openness that most children have. They have that spontaneity and genuine warmth that draws others to them. One of their most outstanding traits is their honesty and frankness in speech.
Aquarius Third Decan (February 9th - 18th)
The sub-influuence of this Libra/VENUS decan can induce some quite interesting and exciting external characteristics for those with this decan rising. Libra - natural ruler of the seventh house of partnerships, marriage, close associations, contracts and agreements - makes you even more friend-and other-persons-oriented than the Aquarian influence considered alone. It’s basically a truism that you tend to live your life mainly through your associations with others. Since Aquarius is often more or less a "reformer" you may dedicate yourself to the task of improving others lots in life through gently nudging them along the path to self-improvement.
Venus, planet of sociability, combines with Aquarius ruling planet Uranus to make them the most people-oriented of all Aquarius. The planet Uranus inspired element of surprise, a romantic and high-minded Libran Venus. They are the quietest of the Aquarius. The Aquarius-Libra combo style components can make them forceful when necessary, though never objectionable. The planet Venus allows the Aquarius 3rd decan to be very much in touch with their feelings.
In love, they are romantic and affectionate and they tend to have a flirtatious eye. Third Decan Aquarius are not easily satisfied and often bored. Those best suited for Aquarius-Libra loves activity and movement. Liveliness is an extremely positive trait. They like people who do what they say they will and who show up on time. The Aquarius-Libra is absolutely a marriage decan. They need love and companionship and they can offer it in return.
Aquarius-Libra is astrologically groomed for seeing only the best in others. In other respects their judgment is notably clear, precise and ethical. Travel and new adventure always excites the Aquarius-Libra, for they are a forward-looking person. Making plans and resolutions of all sorts for the future enables them to get through trying times. Above all, they know that no matter how bad things get, tomorrow is another day. In this respect, they view the future as potentially positive and self-renewing.