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Personality Traits of an Aquarius

By: Libby Pelham BA - Updated: 27 Feb 2020 | 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 was with a virgo for 5 1/2 years. Did all I could for her, loved her, only for her to have met another man and left me because he has a 4 bedroom house. My spirit WAS broken, but after reading this I could do nothing but smile and know that I'll be ok. Im now dating a Gemini and she is super cool. I love how things are going and hopes to continue on the right path! To all my aquas out in the world reading this, no matter where your are, I LOVE YOU! Because I know what we have endured as far as giving ourselves our all to others only to be hurt. May your aqua light shine Brite forever!
Jacq - 22-Jan-20 @ 4:54 PM
This is my first to really look deep into self and try to make something of myself to find my self to be happy... it feels like some weight has been lifted off my chest to not only read something i can relate to and understand myself. Im very overly emotional and im just feeling all negative. I dont want that i peace i want joy. I was never like this. But to read everyones comments i mean i read each one it felt amazying to feel like im not the only one. Some of sound happy like you found peace with in your self and i applaud you i want to be there. I want to continue this journey to finding my true self and loving my self. Im a giver an emtional giver i give my heart out.
Angelica - 2-Jan-20 @ 6:59 PM
To my aquas I'm was reading how some are just left hurt from giving their all And just got emotional.I'm sad to hear that but I'm encourage to push you to not give up on self . If you take look at the personality traits for confirmation you'll see we are humanitarian, sacrifice,voice for movement. We shouldnt deny ourself because we do those things naturally .so let's say someone stole something well it was myjob to make sure that they had what they needed before they had to feel like that because I can't change no one but I can except and change that I mean since I choose to allow that person close I knew my responsibility .Well I got to know myself and I'm not that bad after all.I to let my hurts and mistakes define me . Until my curiosity got the best of me and I research who I am.Now I can look at the world with different eyes and people are able to work with me accordingly.so I tend to be able to mediate for people at times.Or just fit in to a place where I can and build self instead of being robbed of that. We have to stop robbing ourself with high expectations on anyone because we are the ones keeping people together . I fail when I took to long to help someone leaves me feeling hurt,I fail when I didn't want to talk to no one leaves me feeling lonely.I fail when I didn't take care of my health Cause I could've made to you if I really tried Leaves me feeling like I'm no good.I create who I am . I would do anything just about to help someone when given to honor too I can never say they took from me.I love with a pure love so deep that I can't even say my heart was Broken .my love wants that person to be happy no matter what anyways . Anyways that's all for now And I can allow people to be people that's what we love the most.
shell - 19-Dec-19 @ 7:17 PM
So true about almost everything. But I was with my husband for 30 years and who I loved deeply. But he had an affair and left. I am broken but my stubbornness gets me through. I am definitely a friend for life, but cross me at yr peril. I definitely don't care what people think about me but maybe that comes with age. A definite leader and always thinking outside the box.
Boo - 8-Dec-19 @ 8:32 AM
scorpio-acuarius. I say no never again after 20 years of living with a ?. They are manipulative, control freaks, jealous and envious and also unfaithful. Don't let anyone steal your light acuarians.
Acuariana - 31-Oct-19 @ 2:59 AM
I'm in a relationship with a scorpio, and everyone says that it wont work out. The only estimate of success I have, is random statistics from websites and I'm wondering if in personal experience scorpio-aquarius relationships typically work out?
Maddie - 23-Oct-19 @ 3:31 AM
I have been trying to find my cold aloof side as an Aquarian. I am very emotional and tend to make my decisions based on how others might feel. My sun sign is Aquarius but my moon is Virgo, I am a walking contradiction. I never lack consideration for others so I tend to find myself thinking too much. I've become a bit reclusive. I just know that we are rare and if you have not yet loved Aquarian try to do so.Last but not least we are positivly closet freaks once we feel comfortable around the idea of intimacy. Lol info junkies and the best multi tasking. Solutions under pressure without breaking a sweat. I love you all but to my fellow Aquarians extra special warm wishes keep doing what you do paving the way for the new ideals and helping to bring forth a better more unified tomorrow.
Cherimonique - 21-Oct-19 @ 10:30 PM
Yes us aquarians are quite truly unique and misunderstood. Would love to meet a man who understands aquarians and has the same strong relationship values.I don't understand what people get out of cheating and have never done so myself in 52 years....what ever happened to,"Love The One Your With " ??
Nini - 20-Oct-19 @ 8:17 PM
As an Aquarian i agree with all of the above but i have found that my love and continual giving to others has often left me deeply hurt. I love that i give 100% of myself to others and if I have met you I consider you my friend. But at 36 years old i have come to a point where i have given truly everything i have to others and am now left here struggling to find a way to get back up. So my only warning to fellow Aquarians is dont love others more than you love yourself.because you may end up alone with nothing let to give and no one there to help you.
MommaBear - 18-Oct-19 @ 4:13 AM
Legendary singer/songwriter/showman Alice Cooper is an Aquarius, and ought to be included in the Musicians/ Singers section (please :)
Richo - 25-Jun-19 @ 4:54 AM
This is the best astrological sign in the Zodiac. We have a lot of weight on her shoulders. We need to produce results because no one else will. It's the dawning of our age. And it couldn't come any sooner after all this world is in trouble. We must lead them to Victory! No pressure, LOL
David - 11-Jun-19 @ 12:24 AM
As a middle aged Aquarian I realise I have lived much of my life in fear of others and their opinions of me- due to huge amount of wounds when I was younger, and fear of offending others. Not a healthy way to live! Also I struggle with the lack of integrity in people these days- I have walked away from many friendships as a result. I realise now I do have creative talents, which I doubted for so many years due to low self esteem- we Aquarians are very hard on ourselves. I feel like I don't fit in this modern world and want to retreat to hide away in a cabin in the woods- we love and need solitude- as we give out a lot to others. We are kind, generous to a fault, creative, funny, good listeners and loyal friends- not without our faults- but boy what a stale world it would be without us!
Gethro - 13-May-19 @ 4:42 PM
I'm an Aquarian and every word is true. Love people, likes to be sarcastic and have fun. I know I get a little aloof sometimes which is not good, but all in all Aquarians are nice people.
tammy - 7-May-19 @ 9:24 AM
An Aquarius will always still loyal to the end. This is a down fall for us because we can be taken advantage, deeply hurt inside and never fully recover from the hit. This means friends,spouses,coworkers and etc. This quality doesn’t exist much anymore.
Lindy - 27-Feb-19 @ 3:11 AM
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
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
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
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