Aquarius 101

Learn the basics of the sign of Aquarius


Aquarius is freedom-loving, independent, original, quirky. It's an unconventional sign, thinking of new ways of doing things—picture the mad scientist working in its lab on things that the rest of society deem impossible. Incredibly adept at tapping into future trends, Aquarius knows the hot new restaurant, bar, band or event before everyone else. Once the rest of the world catches up with them they have already moved onto the next things. Aquarius is also the revolutionary and humanitarian, breaking down the forms and structures of Capricorn to create something new and better for the collective. The sign of Aquarius is represented by the water bearer—this isn’t actually water, but the flow of ideas to the collective consciousness. Hence, Aquarius is there to share the flow of new ideas to the rest of society.  

ELEMENT: AIR

EXPRESSION: FIXED

RULED BY: URANUS (TRADITIONAL RULER: SATURN)


Keywords: Reforming, progressive, innovative, freedom-loving, humanitarian, altruistic, democratic, New Age, universal, people-oriented, quick-thinking, unconventional, futuristic.


Shadow expression: Disorganised, undisciplined, rebelling without a cause, know-it-all, unreasonable, overly eccentric, impractical, impersonal, detached, aloof, unthinking, stubborn.

The house that Aquarius rules in your chart is where you express these qualities the most.


The Houses represent different areas of our life including self-development, home, wealth through to relationships and career.


To discover:

1. Head here and enter your birth details.

2. Click on Chart drawing, ascendent. This will bring up your chart.

3. Look for the Aquarius glyph on the outside of the circle.

The number in the middle is the house that Aquarius rules for you.


1ST HOUSE Personality, physical appearance, self-image, how you meet the world, self-expression, life's beginnings.

2ND HOUSE FInances, personal resources and possessions, earning and spending habits, self-worth, material security.

3RD HOUSE The way you think, learn and communicate, early education, siblings, neighbourhood, short journeys.

4TH HOUSE Home, foundations, family, ancestors, roots and traditions, inner security, property and real estate.

5TH HOUSE Creativity, play, pleasure, self-expression, the arts, children, romance, personal love, sex, happiness, hobbies.

6TH HOUSE Routines, work, health, habits, rituals, service to others, employees, self-discipline, personal analysis.

7TH HOUSE Relationships (one-on-one or small groups), marriage, consultants, counsellors, business partnerships.

8TH HOUSE Shared power, joint resources, depth of interactions, inheritance, death and rebirth, occult, transformation.

9TH HOUSE Search for meaning, wisdom, philosophy, beliefs, gurus, higher education, travel (long journeys), publishing.

10TH HOUSE Public recognition, career, vocation, business, success, achievements, fame, reputation, contribution.


11TH HOUSE Group involvement, collective endeavours, friendships, community, organisations, your hopes, wishes and goals.


12TH HOUSE Subconscious, introspection, spiritual bliss, universal ideals, past life, seclusion, retreats, what is hidden.


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