The Zodiac Sign of Aquarius the Water Carrier 21 January to 19 February

You are Aquarius if you were born between 21 January and 19 February. If you were born on the first or last date of this sign, then you may feel an affinity with the characteristics of the previous sign (Capricorn) or the following sign (Pisces). This may be to do with your Moon sign, or your actual Sun sign if the affinity is with the previous sign (see Precession of the Equinoxes).


Aquarius is a Positive, Fixed Air sign, and like its opposite sign, Leo, has a set approach to life, but they also open-hearted and sociable. However, its element is Air, and the Fixed Air of Aquarius is the steady, strong wind which causes ideas to spin in our heads, and can also be the ‘breath of fresh air’ that such people are described as bringing to a group, with their new ideas and skills of communication. Aquarius is traditionally depicted as the Water Carrier, but ancient symbolism depicts this sign as an angel, and the water that is poured can be described as the Water of Knowledge and Understanding that Aquarius wishes to be available to all humanity.

The Aquarius character

Aquarius is a disseminator of ideas and new ways of thinking, and they definitely blow away the cobwebs in any setting. Aquarians enjoy talking with groups of people, exchanging ideas, and being stimulated by the thought processes which surround them. Like Gemini, the first Air sign, Aquarians often expresses themselves with their hands. Aquarius is also the sign of the inventor, and Aquarians love to find new ways of doing just about anything! They like to have a few projects on the go, and may need to apply themselves if they wish to complete something. They are often described as being eccentric, and may dress in an unconventional way. There is certainly something perverse about the way they often deliberately go against the grain of accepted thought to challenge pre-conceptions. However, they should be careful not to become set in their ways of thinking, opposing ideas and suggestions for the sake of it. Aquarians can be outspoken, and sometimes even revel in the idea of upsetting the accepted wisdom. This is because they open-minded and have no side to them – what you see is what you get with Aquarius. They want to be at the forefront of any new ways of thinking, and will want to experience the cutting edge of new scientific and technological thought. Aquarians also enjoy the world of the internet and social media, and will happily spend hours on a computer or sending phone messages.

Aquarius is the maverick of the Zodiac, and loves to shock with their occasionally blunt responses. They often have fair or light brown hair, and have a youthful appearance with a good complexion, usually having a good bone structure. They have delicate ankles, which they should be careful not to turn when walking.

If you are Aquarius, then the above is just one aspect of your astrological make-up, as there are many other signs which will influence you, depending upon their position at the time of your birth. The most important influence comes from your Moon sign.