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Personality Traits of an Aquarius

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 5 May 2017 | 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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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
It's quite aquarius to not be a typical aquarius. Y
Aqua - 21-Jun-14 @ 4:23 AM
Frighteningly accurate...!! but It was nice to read this about me, as its actually such a nice personality profile - I have no problems being a typical Aquarian
Liz - 22-Mar-14 @ 11:11 AM
I have a couple of close friends but I am really not a people person! I am very much to,myself and only really enjoy the company of the couple of friends I am close to and family. I am very unimaginative and unable to come up with new ideas for things, in fact, I am a doer rather than a thinker - a crafter even. I love making things and would rather jump,straight into something rather than think! I certainly am too unconfident to be a leader and hate the thought of being bossy. I would rather do as I am told, rather than lead something.I must not be a typical aquarius.
vulpes - 30-Jan-14 @ 12:49 AM
will i get my love back that is the person whom i love will marry me or not
janu - 30-Dec-13 @ 1:21 PM
such a beautiful explanations...this is very much true and this is what i am
gauri - 27-Mar-13 @ 2:06 PM
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