The Aquarius zodiac sign can be summed up as the humanitarian rebel. They spend much of their time cooly observing the world around them, even though most of the time, they may feel like outsiders. Many are subversive and revolutionary; they are painfully aware how the social, political and economic systems create inequality and mistreat some of their most vulnerable people. Aquarius cannot simply stand by and watch this happen - they can be found campaigning against the power structures that marginalize much of society.
In their personal lives, the Aquarius zodiac signs are outgoing, friendly and generous. They may even be rather quirky, and fully accepting of their own oddball traits, as well as those of their friends. Friendship is something that comes easily to them, as they tend to be filled with energy and curiosity. However, you may find that if you try and dig a little deeper, that they are rather aloof and guarded when it comes to their feelings. May of them will choose to keep an emotional distance - which also helps them maintain a sense of freedom in their lives as well.
When it comes to romance, the Aquarius zodiac sign requires a degree of freedom. They need their independence and when they feel trapped, they can wither. An Aquarian can become involved in a sexual relationship without getting too emotionally attached. A strong friendship is a key part of having a relationship with this water bearer. Ever curious, they are often pulled in by enigmatic strangers and mysterious individuals that give them a sense that they are solving a puzzle.
Ever curious, they are often pulled in by enigmatic strangers and mysterious individuals that give them a sense that they are solving a puzzle.
The Aquarius zodiac sign is a very social creature that makes friends effortlessly, and tend to get into relationships with those that they are already friends with. In romance, Aquarius is tolerant and liberal. They give as much flexibility as they hope to receive, never really nagging or complaining about an error that was made in the past. They are frequently hesitant to truly commit to a relationship, albeit once they do they are exceptionally loyal and generous lovers.
They give as much flexibility as they hope to receive, never really nagging or complaining about an error that was made in the past.
As lovers, they are relaxed, easy to communicate with, rarely jealous, possessive or overemotional. All they request is their sense of freedom and autonomy, which is one of the most critical things to their sense of self. Some Aquarians may not want to quickly commit into an exclusive relationship, because they can be a bit fearful of the intense emotions involved in developing a deeper connection.
The Aquarius zodiac sign is an intelligent, interesting and innovative soul, who draws others in like a magnet.
The Aquarius zodiac sign has a lot of eagerness to the work they do, particularly when it includes self expression. They have an incredibly high capacity to put their innovative personality to their projects and to conceive brand new ideas. Professions that take into account their creative talents can suit this zodiac sign well. "I know" is the key expression for the Aquarius. Intelligence joined with an Aquarius' ability to share their gifts motivates their coworkers. Being visionaries and inventors, Aquarians love to participate in professions that are in some way beneficial to mankind.
Professions that suit the Aquarius zodiac sign are acting, writing, teaching, or photography. The best condition an Aquarius can find themselves in is one that gives the flexibility to handle the assignment without a great deal of strict rules. The Aquarius zodiac sign is unusual, and given the chance to demonstrate their abilities, they can perform stunning accomplishments.
With regards to money, the Aquarius zodiac sign truly has a skill for keeping a sound harmony between having the things that they need and putting cash away. When they are out shopping, the sparkling, glittery, and unrestrained will grab their eye despite the fact that their homes are already by and large brightened with their awesome taste. It's normal to discover the Aquarius zodiac sign surprising others by wearing brave, brilliantly hued outfits. Most are all around sensitive to their individual feeling of style and aren't reluctant to demonstrate it.
Since the zodiac constellations were first cataloged by astronomers in ancient Greece, many of the stories that are associated with them come their mythology.
Aquarius is one of the older zodiac constellations; meaning that it was catalogued in both ancient Babylonia as well as Egypt. In Babylonia, the Aquarius zodiac sign was known also as the god Ea, or Enki; the god of creation, magic, mischief and water. He is often depicted carrying a jug of overflowing water, and also has associations with the Capricorn zodiac sign. In both Egypt and Babylonia, the zodiac sign Aquarius was associating with the floods of their rivers. Aquarius was thought to be the cause of the annual flooding of the Nile, when the constellation dipped its jug into the river, announcing the start of spring.
Angered by the cruel sacrifice of a young boy, Zeus engulfed the world in a great flood to wash humanity clean. Deucalion, the son of Prometheus, who brought the gift of fire to humanity, built a chest to survive this flood. He was forewarned by his father, so that he and his wife Pyrrha were saved, and they were the last remaining pair of humans. When the flood was over, Deucalion and Pyrrha asked an oracle about how to repopulate the earth. They were instructed to throw stones over their shoulder, which then turned into humans.
Ganymede was a beautiful youth that was abducted by Zeus, who took the form of an eagle to carry him to Mount Olympus, where he was granted eternal youth and immortality. There, he was groomed to be the official cup bearer to the gods. Out of affection, he placed Ganymede into the heavens as the constellation Aquarius, alongside the eagle, Aquila.