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Aquarius Zodiac Sign: Personality and Compatibility

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Aquarius Dates, Traits, and Compatibility

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Happy Birthday, Aquarius! This zodiac sign is represented by the water bearer. Aquarius, the eleventh zodiac sign, represents innovation, intellect, and humanitarianism. Individuals born under this sign are known for their creativity, independence, and forward-thinking nature. Learn more about Aquarius’ personality and compatibility.

What are the Aquarius Dates?

Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign of the zodiac. If you’re born between January 20 and February 18, then you are an Aquarius.

What Element is Aquarius?

Aquarius is an air sign, along with Gemini and Libra.

Aquarius Personality

You are the innovators of the Zodiac. The best way to understand your sign is to think about the progression through the earth signs of our celestial heavens. Taurus plants the seed, Virgo harvests the seed, and Capricorn represents the pinnacle of civilization. What comes after this? The unknown. The yet-to-be-discovered. The future.

Aquarius sees the world as it should be, could be or will be. Tuned into the beat of a different drummer, you do things in your way. There are, however, some Aquarians who act a lot more like Capricorns. Go back and read that section if you don’t identify with the particular personality aspects discussed here.

Freedom is fundamental to you. You are destined to bring the world new ways of doing and looking at things and must have the space to manifest them. Your sense of style is unique and sometimes dazzling. You can relate to almost all others in a detached way, and you are dedicated to bringing humanity a step closer to fair and just. Injustice pushes your buttons like nothing else.

You have many friends, and you are conversant in an abundance of topics. You follow your intuition with a sense of purpose, and you listen to it even when it seems odd. Somehow, you know that it genuinely provides the best guidance.

You want everyone to be happy. If there is a way that you can make it happen, you will do it. Like a mama duck, you sometimes have people following behind you and seeking your inspiration. You are very good at leading groups and can often be found teaching unusual topics. Friends know that they can look to you for upcoming trends.

In relationships, you do best with someone who understands your need for freedom.

Best Matches for Aquarius

 Sagittarius shares your love of philosophy, and together, you will go far. Another Aquarius can understand you from the inside out and will bring you peace.

Good Matches for Aquarius

Gemini engages you in many late-night conversations as the two of you want to discuss everything. Aries brings out your adventurous side and gets you moving in many directions.

Famous Aquarians

Throughout history, there have been a number of historical figures, politicians, athletes, and celebrities who were born under the Aquarius Zodiac Sign, including:

  • Abraham Lincoln 
  • Thomas Edison 
  • Babe Ruth
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Jennifer Aniston

Are you an Aquarius? Does this describe you? Tell us in the comments below!

About The Author

Celeste Longacre

Celeste is The Old Farmer's Almanac astrologer. She has also been growing virtually all of her family’s vegetables for the entire year for over 30 years. Read More from Celeste Longacre

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