aquarius: the eleventh sign of the zodiac.

aquarius: the eleventh sign of the zodiac.

aquarius season lasts from 20 january to 18 february.

the constellation of aquarius, the water-bearer, is one of the oldest of our current zodiac. harking back to babylonian times, the aquarius constellation was associated with the protective god ea, who carried an overflowing vase of water.

the egyptians associated aquarius with the flooding of the nile, which was believed to occur when the water-bearer dipped his pitcher into the great river. the swelling of the nile then corresponded to the commencement of spring, a fertile time of growth after the flood of water to the region.

in greek mythology, aquarius was connected to the mythological youth ganymede, who was the son of tros, the trojan king. ganymede's claim to fame came when zeus transported him to mount olympus, to be the cupbearer of the gods.

they have a vision for a better world and the determination and discipline to create positive change. their driving force is humanitarianism. highly original and innovative, they are often way ahead of their time.

in classical astrology, saturn was assigned rulership of both aquarius and capricorn. aquarius was thought to be the diurnal/day home of saturn, an intellectual air sign that allows saturn to be as scrutinizing, discerning, and objective of a planetary force as it likes to be when placed there.

those born with saturn in aquarius will potentially have tremendous powers of intellectual discipline that they can apply well to study, administration, or in taking roles of social and judicial authority. when it comes to matters of objectivity, perseverance, and patience, those born with the stern teacher in its diurnal domicile may take to these qualities naturally.

the primary strengths of aquarius can be found in their intelligence and their ability to not be mired in subjectivity that could potentially block maintaining a fresh perspective. those under this sign have an affinity for abstract thought that allows them to examine problems and innovate new solutions. though they are conversational and social, they can operate in their communities in an observant and impartial way, making them typically good judges of character, and dependable when rationality is needed.

while original, visionary, and idealistic, aquarius can also be chaotic, stubborn, and rebellious. they can be unpredictable and unnecessarily rebellious at times. they are prone to crankiness and cynicism, so others often feel they must walk on eggshells around them. they can be insensitive and tactless and become so driven that loved ones are neglected.

aquarius need a career that offers them an opportunity to be inventive, creative, and original. they excel in anything that helps human beings learn and progress in some way.

the tarot card that correlates to aquarius is number 17: the star. traditionally, this card depicts an angelic water-bearer pouring out their cisterns below a starry night sky. the water-bearer has one foot in the water, representing intuition, while one foot is planted on the earth, rooting the figure to the material realm. one cistern empties into a mysterious sparkling pool, with the other quenching the dry soil.

this duality is a balance between manifestation, and the well of the soul, all under the guidance of the divine realm. the figure represents the querent after a time of upheaval, finding their essence of expression and at last understanding what form it needs to take to be alive in the world. it helps us to meditate on our unique gifts and creative forces that need to come from the depths of knowing within us all before they can be "poured out" in the most nourishing and balanced way.


moonstone teaches us how to flow with life's ever-changing rhythms -- this is important for aquarius, as their desire for the world to be a certain way can sometimes cause problems. by stabilizing the emotions, it shows that we need to respect life's cycles. 

this stone encourages spiritual development, which is particularly helpful for aquarius as spiritual development can be challenging with saturn and uranus as ruling planets. saturn pulls toward conforming and a more rigid outlook while uranus is about being eccentric or chaotic. celestite helps to balance these two with its soothing energy.

sodalite is an amazing crystal for hard-working aquarius. time-keeping and managing a busy schedule can be challenging at times but sodalite can keep you focused on target. sodalite stimulates creative ideas and clears mental confusion. this will enable you to concentrate and improve your memory.

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