Aquarius Personality: January 20 - February 18

By: Jill M. Phillips  | 
The symbol for Aquarius, the eleventh sign of the astrological year, is the Water Bearer. Numerology Sign/Flickr (CC By 2.0)

Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the astrological year and is known by its astrological symbol, the Water Bearer. Aquarius individuals are intelligent, progressive and independent. With Uranus as the ruling planet, people born under this sign are free-thinking and unconventional. They will fight avidly for the rights of others.

Below you’ll find general characteristics for the Aquarius man, woman, child, lover, and friend. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find links to articles with detailed personality profiles for every day that falls under the Aquarius sign. Read on to see if the characteristics ring true for you or the Water Bearer in your life.


The Aquarius Man

Aquarian men may seem distant and unapproachable or warm and welcoming. They have charisma and can draw people to them. Despite their intelligence and creativity, they are not difficult to know. Though dedicated to making their personal lives a success, they are usually focused on something greater. They care about a number of issues -- politics, the environment, the economy -- and believe they can make a difference.


The Aquarius Woman

An Aquarius woman is unusual, startling, even unclassifiable. The typical Aquarian woman is atypical, unique. She wants to experience as much as possible and is not afraid of consequences. Every experience is valuable if it shows something about herself and the world. Intelligent and talented, she would rather be judged for her abilities than her glamour and sex appeal.


The Aquarius Child

There is nothing conventional about the Aquarian child. This youngster enjoys going his or her own way and is apt to rebel for seemingly no reason. Although likely to be intelligent -- even brilliant -- he or she does not fit a prescribed image. Their curiosity is stronger than any other characteristic. The Aquarian child needs parents who encourage his or her need to be different.


The Aquarius Lover

The Aquarius lover is full of surprises. They simply cannot be happy or fulfilled unless they are free to do as they like. No matter how deeply in love an Aquarius man or woman may be, they are never willing to sacrifice their autonomy. This has doubtless ended many a love affair or marriage, but they always put honesty ahead of romance.


The Aquarius Friend

Aquarians tend to collect friends the way some people put together an eclectic art collection. Unfortunately, the typical Aquarian may have so many friends that it is impossible to have an intimate personal relationship with any. Some Aquarians may use this as a way to maintain emotional distance.


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Originally Published: Aug 21, 2007

Aquarius FAQ

What attracts an Aquarius man?
Aquarius men are some of the most independent people out there. He will look for the same core quality in a romantic partner and will be most attracted to someone who has solid goals and ambitions, not to mention their own individual interests. These men aren't clingy, and aren't compatible with people who don't have their own lives outside the relationship.
Are Aquarius people known to be loyal?
They make really good friends, even though they might seem aloof and detached. Much to everyone's surprise, they are fiercely loyal. They are also observant and tend to notice if someone is down in the dumps, lending a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on.
What sign is Aquarius compatible with?
Gemini, Aries, Sagittarius and Libra are known to get along well with them. The signs that are the least compatible with them are Taurus and Scorpio.
What are Aquarius people like?
They're rebels at heart and hate authority. Not known to be fans of anything conventional, they may even be wildly quirky. Owing to their free-spirited nature, they have eccentric tastes that make them stand out in a crowd.
What is an Aquarius good at?
They are good at many things, but are especially suited to professions that give them enough liberty and independence to exercise their mind and try out their wild ideas.