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Personality Traits of an Aquarius

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 9 Dec 2018 | comments*Discuss
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The eleventh sign of the zodiac is Aquarius (Jan 21st-Feb19th). It is represented by the water bearer. Aquarius is the sign of the future and the water bearer reflects the idealism of the new life the future promises. Don't expect an Aquarian to follow the crowd. They are individuals who like to do their own thing and they enjoy being different. Aquarians take pride in their intellectual independence. They can be liberal and progressive in thought, and yet still fixed in their opinion. However, they are fair judges of different opinions because they don't let emotions get in their way.

Aquarians love more than anything to be in the company of other people. One of the friendliest signs of the zodiac, they are true "people" people. Aquarians will find their kindness helps them attract friends wherever they go. Their humanitarian beliefs make them concerned for the welfare of all. Yet, while they love people, they tend to avoid getting too deeply involved in a relationship for fear of losing their independence.

Aquarians are creative and imaginative, but better at dreaming up ideas rather than putting them into practice. They would rather spend their time thinking up new ideas than putting the ones they have already thought of into motion. They leave that job to others. Those born under the sign of Aquarius are true visionaries and leaders.


Aquarians relish in their unconventional ways. Their unusual thoughts lead them to think "outside of the box" and therefore, they are often seen as great thinkers. They are always looking for a new way to do something. This helps them avoid one of their greatest enemies - boredom.

The combination of their creative attributes, original thoughts, kindness, and love of people makes them perfect leaders. However, while they will take your opinion of something into consideration, you may be unlikely to change their own thoughts on the subject.


Aquarians value friendship very much. Once you have a friendship with an Aquarian, you can expect them to be loyal. If you find yourself in a bind, ask an Aquarian friend for help. They will not hesitate to be there for you. They are the humanitarians of the zodiac and their altruistic ways naturally draw people to them.

Aquarians usually never find themselves at a loss for companionship, but because they value their independence so, they may not make the best lovers. If they feel they are trapped, they will use any excuse to break free.


Aquarians can be stubborn in their opinions. They can become impatient with those who don't see their point of view and disagree with them. They are fiercely independent and this can make them seem cold, detached, and impersonal at times. They embrace their eccentric ideas so much that they can be viewed as rebellious and unpredictable.

Parts of the Body Ruled by Aquarius

The circulatory system, shins, and ankles - Aquarians may be prone to ankle and shin strains and breaks. Because they are ruled by the circulatory system, they may also have varicose veins and hardening of the arteries due to circulatory problems.

Famous Aquarians

Actors/ Entertainers

  • John Travolta
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Lana Turner
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Geena Davis
  • James Dean
Musicians/ Singers
  • Wolfgang Mozart
  • Garth Brooks
  • Carol King
  • Sonny Bono
Sports Figures
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Wayne Gretsky
  • Babe Ruth
  • Mark Spitz
Writers/ Poets
  • Lord Byron
  • Robert Burns
  • Charles Dickens
Politicians/ Leaders
  • General Douglas Macarthur
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Dan Quayle
  • Ronald Reagan
  • King Farouk
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Jimmy Hoffa
  • Queen Anne
Aquarians make great friends and even better leaders due to their considerate and caring ways. They may amaze you with their open minded and unusual ideas. Aquarius is the sign of the future as well the sign of hopes and dreams. Their creative thought and imagination has lead to many great discoveries, but often their drive to be unlike anyone else can lead others to view them as eccentric and unusual.

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Hey Aquarius, I have the biggest problem with hurting people feelings do y'all?As a Aquarius I don't like that about myself!
Drea - 9-Dec-18 @ 4:41 PM
I was born on January 20, am i born on the cusp
morgie2019 - 7-May-18 @ 7:38 PM
Hi it's me, your favorite wife from the shining I am an Aquarius and I love to party catch me at el rio singing with my boo J Lo smooch!
KP kim possible - 19-Apr-18 @ 7:52 AM
1/22/Aquarian like Sagittariuslady compatible with me.Adventure maybe more.Nc. message me back.Entrested
Bizman - 3-Apr-18 @ 3:14 AM
Hello to all my beloveds,glad to here from fam.knowledge, wisdom, future has called on us to change the world with our visions dreams skill to a new way of thinking.NEW AGEAWARENESS CONSCIOUS AQUARIAINS
Bizman - 2-Apr-18 @ 10:30 PM
Ohh well!!! a typical Aqua.The people who can spell S.T.U.B.O.R.N with one B.I will CUT in pieces with words unexpectedly and slap you with silent forever if you ever piss me extremely off.Some say we forgive and forget.Ohh boy!maybe those are February aquarius,I am jan 22 it does not happen to.At 35,I am still looking for that little muffin boy who insulted me in 2nd grade decades ago.But we nice nice though.
Dodo - 2-Mar-18 @ 12:26 PM
I fully agree with those traits. Spot on!!!
Fresh - 12-Jan-18 @ 4:05 PM
I agree with that. I am all of those traits. They make us........ UNIQUE!!!
Hazel - 11-Jan-18 @ 8:37 PM
I agree with the last paragraph.! I’m an aquarian and it takes one to know one. We are awesome and so unconventional!
Norma - 12-Oct-17 @ 2:03 AM
Omg, this is so me. I was reading through this and it allndescribed me so welllllllllllllllll. Anyway, we Aquariums don't acceot week people, so if you're having a problem just go to the shin doctor. He'll fix you right up. Because without strong shins, how can one be an aquarium? Love you all
Reverend Bill (Daddy - 19-Sep-17 @ 8:35 PM
Nick, I understand completely h ow y ou feel I am almost 50 years old and I fight that same battle frequently. Unfortunately to win it we have have to do something that goes against the aquarian code, we have to abandon many of the other interests and focus on one. (Well maybe 2 or 3.... we would not want to get bored) but in the same breath if we get over wellhelmad thats going to only set us back further. So the question I ask my self that will normally help get me motivated.... What has your pride cost you? In your case it could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Again revert back to what we know, if you start something and it is not for you you will feel the negative energy, and the one that is for you will fit you like a glove, trust what tools you have been given use them....Do not beat your self up over this if you cannot make a decision in a short amount of time just make it in a reasonable amount of time, do your research but do not give up keep moving, it does not really matter how fast you are going are where you are going as long as you do not stop.....I believe in you, you should too :)
LittleBilly - 13-Sep-17 @ 3:09 PM
everything that was said was absouloutly true.
tricks - 26-Aug-17 @ 3:12 PM
Sun in pisces mercuryand ep eastpoint in Aquarius moon in Gemini rising sign cap, i dont feel like a pisces ppl tell me i dont act a pisces i fell like an Aquarius, and sometimes Gemini sooowierd bit i stil have some treits of pisces and i attract so many Aquarius ppl its ridiculous
JE - 30-Jul-17 @ 11:39 PM
Wow Ikept saying test to this article,I am about everything here,my question therefore is how do I become better?i seem to forget myself for humanity sometimes.
Elove - 11-Jul-17 @ 2:20 PM
Little Miss Aquarius etc, You have to put up with the rain if you want the rainbow. You sound like an amazing person so keep your Aquarius head held high. With respect to the ankle, I once dislocated my knee combing my hair,so I can relate to your frustration. However - rest, ice and a big dose of God got me fixed in no time (though admitedly, I have thrown all my combs out and burnt them)
Bedhead - 2-Jul-17 @ 6:15 PM
I'm an Aquarius an I'd definitely say I stand out from the crowd. My individuality is truly special and people sometimes don't understand that. I don't have keep these people around me, I don't need that sort of negativity in my life. Despite my friendly nature I recently got into a dispute with someone who didn't respect my unconventional opinions. Unfortunately I broke my ankle and since then I have just not felt myself, I'm hoping it passes but if it doesn't I'll probably have to top myself. What's the point of going on if I can't be a true Aquarius.
LittleMissAquariusTh - 2-Jul-17 @ 5:53 PM
So, as I read this, I found myself nodding in agreement over and over again. I believe that this idea that we, as a people, have our personalities strongly defined by what predetermined section of the year we are born in is somewhat laughable, but that doesn't mean I'm not accepting of casual dialect that may or may not lead to a better understanding of obscure parts in my life. So, here goes: I'm a 19 year old man who is outgoing, somewhat quick to anger, and is considered by my friends to be a smooth talker or some kind of charmer. I haven't met one person that was into astrology that hasn't guessed my sign correctly on the first try, but for those of you like me who aren't nearly as experienced as some here: I am an Aquarius. For months I've been pursuing a relationship with an ex coworker of mine that showed a more than fair amount of interest in me. I can always make her laugh, there's been many an occasion that she made physical contact with me during social situations such as grabbing my arm or leaning on me while watching tv, she's introduced me to her friends, and she found out by herself that our fathers served together near the time of the second Gulf War. Here's the kicker: she's in a long term relationship with another guy. Not only does this keep me up at night angry and upset, but I'm also confused about the whole scenario. It's my instinct to go and tell her how I feel to see if she feels anything remotely the same. However, society and my own hidden doubts mixed with my inner insecurities suggests that there's nothing I can do and that if I try anything I'll just be acting like a selfish child. When taken into account of my generally hasty nature, this infuriates me and leaves my dumbfounded. While I'm not an outright believer in astrology, I do think that there is at least a lesson or two to be learned about the subject matter. From what I've understood from reading into this, all Aquarians tend to be fairly impatient and I am no different. To others with more life experience and knowledge on being an Aquarian in what I'm convinced is love: what could I be doing? Is it natural to just seclude myself emotionally and have no emotional contact with other women in my life both in casual and intimate encounters as I do normally; or should I just go ahead and have a 1 on 1 with her about this? This is really eating me up inside and out. I have lost sleep over this for a while now and find myself constantly without energy STILL thinking about what I should do, how I should go about doing it, when it should be done, and why is this one woman all of a sudden making my mentality a misshapen, chaotic, unscrewed, shambled clusterf*ck of what it usually is? Any and all advice would be welcomed with not only open arms, but also pleading words. Thanks for reading and if you have any idea of what it's like to be in this situation or even how to best forget about it all, I repeat: I have no idea what to do.
Young and Skeptical - 29-May-17 @ 5:44 AM
I'm 16 and I'm an Aquarius,I'm in a relationship and I feel losted and kind of hard to be myself around my partner and I'm reading these comments and they are so true about everything,I want to be deep in a relationship and I love music,and I like to be myself sometimes, to stay out of trouble. But sometimes I wonder,will I ever fall in love,I want a big house with a pool and 6 kids. I want someone to understand me,I love giving out advice,and love to solve problems. But right I need some advice,Should I keep this relationship going or just end it,it's going a year now and we argue alot but we're getting to know each other very well. And I feel safe when I'm around him but he don't want to have a career in his future and I do. He hates school and I want to achieve my goal,What should I do?
Netta - 4-May-17 @ 10:00 PM
Minni- you say your Aquarius is making you surrender.. As an Aquarius I can tell you if you let us to this you will not be around long. If you are not strong enough you keep up or give us a challenge then we will see you as weak and we are anything but week. It is just a matter of time we will leave or find someone as well that can challenge us. If he says something you don't agree with do your research as we don't do feelings well but fact we can not over look. If you can not challenge your Aquarius is every way and just want to stay quiet and get cover in a corner you should just do yourself a favor and move on. If you want to make it work challenge us.. don't yell, don't argue.. debate logically.. teach us something new, don't cling to us.. and stand tall.. if you cant do that.. leave before you are left..
J - 27-Mar-17 @ 8:12 PM
I have issues with my bf because he tends to speak about our relationship in public, I feel uncomfortable when we are talking together and he always makes me feel claustrophobic. Am usually the outgoing and bubbly one but now I can't stand people who talk too much or try to argue with me so I keep to myself and I don't like talking. I am starting to feel something is wrong with me...
Minnie - 25-Mar-17 @ 9:32 PM
Im an Aquarius, I would really just like to say that I'm weird, I am very open but to myself at the same time, I don't think that a relationship is all that important, and I love animals way more than people frfr, I believe in all conspiracy theories, and all I want to do is travel anywhere and everywhere i can, I don't know what love actually is and I think it's an undieing connection of two souls paired to make one, love only comes true through the Lord and that's what I believe, and that being said I am in love with a pisces man, but a little less serious, I'm not that emotional, come on I laugh a lot, oh and I love or really like music, anything music, literaly!
Daiia - 19-Mar-17 @ 6:39 PM
I have so many hopes and dreams. I would sacrifice my life in a heartbeat to help so many but I feel stuck and confused
Taz - 4-Mar-17 @ 5:20 AM
Need to know if Ryan is my love match for the future?
Sopf - 7-Dec-16 @ 11:31 AM
I'm good at everything I touch but I seem to can't find something that I'm truly interested in. It's like I can find something I like and then I get bored with it after a month or so.
Divachic - 3-Nov-16 @ 1:19 AM
Care about the planet now knowing the future dreams creative independent enlighten empowerment originality inventive charming witty imagination honest good in business among other talents born leaders or followes teachersliberal or conservative with right balance
J - 2-Nov-16 @ 12:28 AM
It seems it is very hard to be an Aquarius in this day and time...I am talented in just about anything I touch and can't focus on one thing to master and a cell at...I am in a constant state of being lost and can't seem to "reboot" to a starting point to continue...it's kinda like being in a constant state of limbo or purgatory..I never seem to win I can't give up but at the same time I can't move forward....so lost
Nick - 8-Oct-16 @ 8:01 AM
alot of Aquarians are auspiciously humanitarian ...
None - 23-Sep-16 @ 12:14 PM
Just needing some guidance on love and financing ??.
Sissy - 20-Aug-16 @ 7:38 PM
This was a very powerful statement on Aquarius wish I am an Aquarius . I'll have to agree by 80% of this statement is true.??
Mellow - 4-Aug-16 @ 7:10 AM
I am aquaruis/tiger woman and this is very true. If I walk outside, people around me feel confuse, but once I smile at them. Im already sure tht thy can be my friends. Sometimes we already feel inlove but we cant accept the truth cause were kind of person tht affraid of offending and cause of our kindness, we are often deceived. An aquarian friend is ready to depend in any kind of enemy. In a relationship? We are very open n honest, but we never shown how to love, Thts why most of the time an aquarian person dnt have relationship. We love our freedom and aquaruis is like tom sawyer" Love to explore and like Robinhood" willing to give or share even just a piece of food tht fit only to be hes dinner, any kind of clothes n accesories we were, people around us can see in their face tht they are admired us, we also very easy to understand in any kind of topic. Most of the time we love to be alone cause we feel tht some person about us feel envious n hard for them to inderstand us.
Jean - 11-Jan-16 @ 5:56 AM
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