Dear Aquarius,

People don’t understand you.  The way to your heart is to thread a white-hot probe into your intensely busy brain.  All transmissions start and end there.  Because you were smarter and more imaginative than most kids, you had disembodied “imaginary” friends—only they were probably angelic messengers like Elizabeth I or Lady Jane Grey.  So while you carried on chats with ghostly royalty that no one else could see, your parents kept busy and brushed it off as “something she’ll/he’ll grow out of.”  You never forget the rude dudes that hooted and hollered and made fun of your glasses, haircut, and geeky style sense.  You overcome every miserable put-down and become a brilliant entrepreneurial success.  You get even in ways that are elegant and useful, far beyond the comprehension of the dim bulbs that dogged you.  While others obsess over old slights, you, in your famous absentminded-professor way, defiantly change the world without giving a damn about others’ empty-headed opinions.  

As the eleventh sign, you may always seem to be in your own world, while paradoxically performing wonderful feats that impart hope, healing, and wisdom to others.  You can’t stop yourself from being a humanitarian. (think Oprah)  You’re a member of the triad of intellectually superior Air signs: Gemini, Libra and most of all Aquarius.  The catch is that yours is also a fixed sign: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are all notorious for being maddeningly stubborn, obsessive, rigid, literally fixated on a goal, and of course, almost up-settingly sexy.  You stubbornly sling to your position, even when there’s nothing left to prove or argue about.  When you’re right, you’re right. In turn, friends, family, and colleagues often stray from you due to your adamant mindset.

Sun and Ascendant: The air/air combination

(Both Sun and Ascendant in an air sign)

Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

These people are truly gusts of wind in human form. There is no rest to their curiosity and changeability of mind and character. While extremely intellectual and logic in their way of dealing with everything, they’re so detached and impersonal that they have trouble even grasping deep emotional conditions. For this reason they might be considered cold or shallow, somewhat lacking in genuine feeling. But since air/air loves people and social interaction so much, this will hardly be a great problem, except perhaps in intimate relationships. These people are communicators and connectors of experience, ever fascinated by the human mind and its potentials. They are very outgoing and verbal, but need a great deal more patience and profound reflection to fully realize their place in the world.

Aquarius: The Water Carrier

Aquarian Likes & Dislikes


  • Fame or recognition
  • Thinking about self
  • Privacy
  • Rainbows, dreams, magic
  • Change, eccentricity, surprises
  • Credit cards
  • Telling others what needs to be done-then watching them do it
  • Get on with it
  • Weird friends
  • Living within their means


  • Emotion and intimacy
  • People who show off
  • Being taken for granted
  • Being pinned down in any way
  • Any kind of hard sell
  • Violence and fighting
  • Asking loans or borrowing
  • Conventional authority
  • Revealing own motives
  • Extravagance
The Aquarius Personality.

These are the general personality traits found in people who are typical of Aquarius. An unhappy or frustrated Aquarius may display some of the not-so-attractive traits.


* Communicative
* Thoughtful and caring 
* Cooperative and dependable 
* Scientific 
* Strong belief in humane reforms 
* Independence of thought and action 
* Intense interest in people 
* Loyal friendship
* Inventive 


* Unwilling to share ideas
* Tactless and rude
* Perverse and eccentric individuality
* Self-interested
* Unwillingness to fight for beliefs
* Uncertainty and lack of confidence
* Voyeuristic curiousity about people

Venus or Mars in Aquarius

When Venus or Mars is in Aquarius, there is a “take it or leave it” style that can be sexy or maddening, depending on the audience. They don’t have a reputation for warmth in sex, although they may think the other way around because, at least in theory, they are open-minded. They give off an air of being savvy and cool in bed. Sex from a distance (when you are not actually there physically), or in theory, is often where they shine. That is why cyber or phone sex, or affairs that don’t break up marriages, can be especially attractive to these folks. They are most turned on when you are not, as detachment can be a real turn-on for them. And, again, the idea of sex is generally more exciting to these lovers than the actual act. Their fantasies often involve getting caught having sex, and they are attracted to people who are a little offbeat or odd.

Gift Guide for Aquarius

Personality Insights into Gift Giving for Aquarius

Those born under the Sign of Aquarius are the visionaries of the Zodiac and have an affinity for progress, technology and anything that is radical. What’s a good gift for the Aquarius in your life? Technological gadgets. (Handheld electronic organizers are a good start!). They also love to learn, so books on their current project or something in which they are interested will also be a big hit. The key to getting a gift for an Aquarius is novelty. Try scuba-diving lessons, yoga classes or Chinese herbs. If you are feeling more conservative than your Aquarian loved one, the Sign Aquarius rules the ankles, so socks or an anklet would be appreciated.

Suggestions for the perfect gift:

books or magazine subscriptions, music, scuba-diving lessons, socks, a nice pen, candles, gadgets, an acupuncture session, science-fiction or fantasy books, sky-diving or windsurfing lessons, yoga classes, incense, unusual clothing, tickets to an avant-garde film

How To Seduce An Aquarius Man

If you want to seduce an Aquarius man, you’ve got to be cool and detached about it. If you ever come on too strong emotionally for this sign, he’ll never even think about taking you to bed. And thinking is what this sign does best.

Aquarius can often live inside his own mind. He must have a companion to talk to about the progressive thoughts he creates and ponders. Above all, he must have you as a friend. If you ever want to seduce an Aquarius man, you’d better be friends.

Another way to seduce him is to honor his individuality and need for freedom, and his need to make a difference in the world for all of humanity. Help him do this, and you just might have seduced him for life.

Elemental quality of Aquarius.

Aquarius is the fixed air sign of the zodiac. It can be likened to a paraglider, jumping off the earth to explore a rainbow, yet aware of the practicalities of thermals and how to ensure a safe landing.

Air represents the mind and the ability to think; Aquarian ideas may be unusual or even original, but once formed, they tend to remain fixed. Fixed air, in brief, is a metaphor for fixed opinions.

"The Cusp of Mystery and Imagination" is never a dull thing

Born on the Capricorn-Aquarius Cusp

"The Cusp of Mystery and Imagination" is never a dull thing

What happens when you combine the energies of capable Capricorn and quirky Aquarius? You get highly unique individuals, that’s what. If you were born between about January 14 and January 26, you were born on The Cusp of Mystery and Imagination, and there’s never a dull moment.

Whether outwardly flamboyant or shy and quiet, Capricorn-Aquarius cuspers always have much excitement going on internally. They have vivid dreams and rich fantasies that need to be expressed creatively if they’re to be happy.

Prone to leading unusual lives, “Capriquarians” often struggle to balance the two very different sides of their personalities — they are reserved yet social, security-craving but independent, and traditional yet offbeat.

Capricorn-Aquarius cuspers love to talk and entertain, and they especially enjoy intellectually stimulating conversations about any manner of strange topics. This is why no matter how hard they work or how dedicated they are to achieving their goals, things are never dull.

While hard-work and high standards bring these cuspers much success in most career endeavors, they can have more difficulty maintaining personal relationships. This is perhaps due to a need for independence, and a tendency to seem aloof and critical — sometimes even selfish. However, if they can put forth the loyal, funny and friendly sides of themselves they’ll make fast friends.

Aquarius: the Water Bearer ( January 21 - February 18 )

Keywords: Independent; humane; original; honest; inventive; distant.

The person: Often considered the most enigmatic of the zodiac children, Aquarians are fiercely individualistic and independent intellectuals who rarely form permanent relationships with anyone. Nevertheless, they are also noted for being friendly, kind, helpful, and caring; and they are possessed of deep humanitarian instincts. Still, they always remain quintessentially private people. Aquarians are gifted with inventiveness, originality, and creativity, and they are equally comfortable working in such disparate worlds as social work and science.

The myth: The origins of Aquarius the Water Bearer can be traced to several ancient civilizations. In Babylonia, Aquarius began as a god of knowledge who was depicted with water flowing from his hands. In Egypt he was Hap, the god of the Nile River, who was often pictured carrying Earth’s life-sustaining waters in two large vases. In ancient Greek mythology, Ganymede was a prince of Troy and the most beautiful of all human men. So beautiful was he, that Zeus, the king of the gods himself, fell hopelessly in love with Ganymede and became determined that no other being, god or human, would ever have this mortal. Transforming himself into an eagle, Zeus carried the beautiful boy away to the skies, where he made him the immortal cup-bearer in the 12-starred constellation Aquarius. From there, Ganymede poured wine for the gods and caused rain to fall on the Earth.

Air Signs

(Aquarius, Gemini, Libra)

Air signs are the talkers and creative idea generators of the zodiac. If you need something written or spoken, ask an air sign. Ideas seem to materialize out of thin air for them. These people are like the air we breathe. Always moving and changing. Just when we think we know them poof, they change again.

Air signs are very social. If your party seems dull and no one is talking, you don’t have enough air sign people to fill in the gaps between words with more words.

Objective and rational and no emotionalism. The air signs are so objective they can become impractical in their actions and beliefs. Superficial, these signs never want to get into heavy emotional discussions about the dreaded “feelings” dialog that are more important to watery signs.

Like the air, these signs hate to be restricted. Freedom of thought and movement are their most cherished desires.


How To Seduce An Aquarius Man

If you want to seduce an Aquarius man, you’ve got to be cool and detached about it. If you ever come on too strong emotionally for this sign, he’ll never even think about taking you to bed. And thinking is what this sign does best.

Aquarius can often live inside his own mind. He must have a companion to talk to about the progressive thoughts he creates and ponders. Above all, he must have you as a friend. If you ever want to seduce an Aquarius man, you’d better be friends.

Another way to seduce him is to honor his individuality and need for freedom, and his need to make a difference in the world for all of humanity. Help him do this, and you just might have seduced him for life.

How to: Win the Heart of a Lesbian Aquarius

If you meet an Aquarius, it will probably be through a group activity. Perhaps she founded a singles club as a way to meet women and never bothered to look for a partner. When you first notice her, she seems completely disinterested and this throws you off balance — and turns you on. Does she even know you’re there? What makes her tick, anyway? Either that, or she noticed you from across the room and decided you were a riddle wrapped in an enigma, not to mention a Diane von Furstenberg dress. She had to know more, so she walked right up to you and started asking questions that were probing and personal — and probably right on the money. The encounter may have left you wanting more, but be careful: as soon as your mystery is revealed to the water bearer, she’ll pour you out and move upstream.

If you want to avoid this trap, maintain your poise and keep your distance. This may smack of dishonesty, but remember: It’s best to not get attached to the unpredictable Aquarian. All you can do is hang on to your heart and hope for the best. If you don’t mind getting stood up once in a while because she got into a long, interesting conversation with her pastor, city council member, third grade teacher or bus driver, the two of you might be a match made in heaven. Because Aquarius is an air sign, love is likely to start in the head and work its way down, so take her to a political debate or a panel of experts discussing… well, anything really.

If you don’t cramp her style, if she starts to trust you — congratulations! Your love will be the playful, intimate kind that can stay fresh for decades. But you may have a hard time connecting with your Aquarius emotionally. At least the sex will be fantastic — Aquarius is an intuitive, inventive lover, who’s smart enough to figure out what you need or pay attention to when asked. They enjoy perfecting new techniques, so take advantage and communicate your desires. Just don’t make her do the same thing night after night, or she’ll be gone before sunrise.

What to Expect On A Lesbian Aquarius Date

  • Buddha says let go of expectations — they lead to migraines.
  • A hot date serving up food at the soup kitchen.
  • Signing her stack of petitions.
  • A night at the club with a few hundred of her best friends.
  • Retreating to a 24-hour diner for hours of conversation.
  • The latest technology love has to offer.
  • A quick exit — she has to wake up early and save the world.
About the Aquarius man

The Aquarius man is a man of sense, with a kind heart, and this thing is reflected on his face. He attracts with his intelligence, humor and loving eyes.

The Aquarius man is difficult to describe though, because he brings along a world full of contradictions and paradoxes. He has an original thinking, is curious and he likes experiencing, but hates compulsion. He is extremely independent and he always fights against conformism and conservative minds. He loves the human kind as a whole and wants to see it advance… here and now!

One of his paradoxes is that, although the Aquarius man is a progressive and a democrat and he embraces new ideas, coping with unforeseen changes, he sometimes amazes the others with his fix ideas, his stubbornness and rigid attitude to certain subjects.

The Aquarius man cares for friendship very much and he is always ready to help you, even to make sacrifices for his friends. Although he rather lives in a world of ideas, this cerebral man reacts especially to feelings and affection.

Another paradox is that the Aquarius man feels embarrassed when manifesting his own emotions. To him, simple words such as “I love you”, “I’m crazy about you” and even “I hate you” are taboos and he may very well never bring flowers to his lover.

The Aquarius man can love very deeply, but he won’t show it very often and under no circumstance will he show it through those little gestures that make relationships so pleasant, although he would give his life for his half. He just doesn’t have the skill of the sentimental subtlety.

The Aquarius man can love with sincerity but it is possible that he will avoid making any commitment and will settle for a number of enchanting love affairs. This is because he is afraid of losing his freedom. The best solution for the Aquarius man is a marriage born of friendship and complicity, to a nice, intelligent woman who is as independent as he is. This marriage will work in the spirit of absolute reciprocal freedom.