People-focused, Airy, and the humanitarian heart of the zodiac, we could all use a bit more Aquarius energy in our lives.
Whether or not you are aware of your Aquarius energy, however, it exists within all of us somewhere in our birth charts. The key is just to understand how it manifests for you individually and cultivate that lovely Aquarian flow into your life!
Especially as we head into Aquarius season itself, you’ll want to be prepared and know where Aquarius’ energy is getting amplified in your life. Let’s dive deeper into this unique and eccentric zodiac sign and see what the water-bearer looks like for you!
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Aquarius Zodiac Sign 101
What makes the heart of the Aquarius so humanitarian-oriented in the first place?
As an Air sign, Aquarius is communicative and intellectual like its fellow Airy pals (Gemini and Libra). These signs ask big questions and initiate unique discussions, and care about connecting with others in some shape or form, even if they go about it in different ways.
Aquarius, however, is the Fixed sign of the bunch, meaning that they tend to be able to focus their energy on just one idea or goal and work towards it with a steadfast, stubborn nature. This is what makes them great idealists and big thinkers.
As such, Aquarius gets known for their eccentric, unconventional, and sometimes a hard-to-grasp sense of vision and lifestyle.
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The Impact of Aquarius Season
As with all zodiac seasons, the Sun will be residing in this eccentric sign for around one month (In 2022, from January 19th to February 18th).
Where will you see its influence? Well, you’ll have to take a closer look at your birth chart to see what is getting truly highlighted. It’s a lot easier than it may seem, so don’t panic if you’re not so sure!
Aquarius in the Birth Chart: Planets
First, check to see where Aquarius lands in the planets of your birth chart, with these placements having a major impact on core pieces of your personality and who you are as a person!
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Sun, Moon & Rising Sign In Aquarius
With any of these placements in your chart, you’ll notice the energy of Aquarius come up quite prominently for you in many aspects of life.
If you have an Aquarius Sun, you may have felt like a bit of an outsider your whole life, with this placement actually being in detriment. Worldly and intellectual, your energy doesn’t always mesh well with the energy of the Sun, which is more focused on the self, representative of the ego.
The Moon sign, governing emotion and your inner world, allows you to connect with Aquarius in the emotional space (which can be acutely influenced by the world around you with this placement).
And finally, with an Aquarius Rising, the traits are projected outwards, making it a noticeable part of who you are to others around you — cue the eccentric style and rebellious flair!
Mercury In Aquarius
If you have an Aquarius Mercury, your water-bearer energy comes through most in how you communicate and share information.
Progressive with a desire to make changes, having an Aquarius Mercury is an ideal way to make big moves with your voice. You connect well on a broad scale, although your focus will always be on community discussion and less so on an intimate level.
Being open to open up to others, rather than just exchanging intellectual ideas, is an obstacle that an Aquarius Mercury may have to overcome.
Venus In Aquarius
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, ultimately shows us how we love.
For a Venus in Aquarius placement, love actually is in what you say, not what you do. Communication, intellectual stimulation, and big-picture ideas are what make Venus in Aquarius’ heart sing.
It may seem difficult to get Venus in Aquarius to settle initially due to their big-picture, worldly focus, but all it takes is an honest, thought-provoking conversation to gain access to this placement’s heart.
Mars In Aquarius
Mars, planet of war, ambitions, and will, shows us, as you may expect, how we express our ambitions and goals.
With Mars in Aquarius, you’re freedom-seeking and rebellious at heart. You’re more than capable of focusing on something and seeing it through to the end, but there’s a catch. You don’t do things that don’t align with your spirit, and you care about doing things on your own terms.
As much as you love to revolutionize all that you do, it’s also important for this placement to come back down to earth every now and then to engage in some of the standard day-to-day routines and life that’s required to put some of the more ambitious plans into action in the first place!
Jupiter In Aquarius
Jupiter, the planet of luck and good fortune, has a good time in innovative Aquarius.
You receive good things from the world when you give good things to the world. With this placement, acting through your humanitarian heart and rebellious nature to enact change is what puts you on the path to success.
Saturn In Aquarius
Not all, but a certain group of millennials may notice Saturn in Aquarius in their birth charts.
Saturn, a planet of restrictions and karma, teaches us difficult lessons about the sign that it resides in. The cohort with this placement is highly conscious of the world and systems around them (because they have to be).
Aquarius’ rebellious and free-spirited nature seeks to understand the world around them in a complex way—Saturn just makes taking that road all the more necessary.
Uranus In Aquarius
Generation Z is often attributed with having the rebellious but highly favored placement of Uranus in Aquarius.
Uranus is Aquarius’ home turf—the planet of rebellion, change, and innovation. This generation is focused on making waves, highly attuned to the spiritual, eccentric, and radical nature of this placement.
Able to communicate adeptly through technology and adapt to new ways of thinking and doing, some of what this generation may accomplish is still yet unpredictable and yet to be seen.
Neptune In Aquarius
While Neptune in Aquarius folks dominantly comprises Generation Z thus far, it’s only recently that Neptune has left Aquarius at all.
In other words, children growing up right now likely also have this placement, and the extent to its impact is still unseen. However, the spiritual and imaginative Neptune in rebellious Aquarius makes for a generation of innovators and radical thinkers in large proportions.
Pluto In Aquarius
Those with Pluto in Aquarius have yet to be born, with this transit coming to us in March of 2023.
Pluto shows us how we change and transform, sometimes in more difficult or shadowy ways. This placement seeks transformation through shifts in collective thought and ideas and perhaps may use technology to their wider advantage in order to do so.
Chiron In Aquarius
Chiron shows us where we hold some of the deepest wounds.
With Chiron in Aquarius, the wounds may be surrounding fitting in with the crowd, not quite feeling like you have a place in the world. You may have grown up being the “black sheep” wherever you go, despite having a large sense of compassion and open-mindedness for the collective.
Aquarius in the Birth Chart: Astrological Houses
Even if you have no planets in Aquarius, you can still see where the energy of Aquarius lands in your chart through your astrological houses!
One of your natal houses should fall in Aquarius (depending on the house system, some may have more than one; and some may have none)!
The 1st House
If your 1st house is in Aquarius, the qualities of this deeply driven and grounded sign are projected outwards.
So even if you feel like you don’t typically resonate with the eccentric and rebellious reputation of Aquarius, others may seem to perceive you this way anyhow.
The 2nd House
If your 2nd house is in Aquarius, you’re probably innovative and eccentric with how you work and acquire income, as well as how you treat your possessions.
You may find money in unexpected ways or places and do better with finances when you make riskier choices than not. Just be wary of spontaneous and reckless spending!
The 3rd House
If your 3rd house is in Aquarius, you’ll find its qualities highlighted in how you communicate with others.
You’re an independent thinker and tend to only engage in conversation when the moment feels right, running with your sense of spontaneity and adventure.
Although you’re probably known as a social person and good conversationalist, there’s an unpredictable streak to you that may mystify others from time to time.
The 4th House
If your 4th house is in Aquarius, your foundations and sense of home will be structured around Aquarius qualities.
With this placement, your sense of “home” may be more abstract than a literal house and set of rules and systems. You possibly grew up in an equally unconventional household or had a more nontraditional upbringing, contributing to your perspective of “home” as something outside of the box.
The 5th House
If your 5th house is in Aquarius, the qualities of the water bearer can come out in love and with your hobbies.
You’re more than a creative thinker; you’re an innovator and inventor, someone who doesn’t play by the rules when they make and express themselves.
At your best, you dream big, and don’t let conventional rules and tradition stop you. When you lean into a more rebellious and outgoing spirit, you’re a gifted creative visionary and great at making your own path within the arts.
The 6th House
If your 6th house is in Aquarius, you assist and help others well in the realms of sciences and technology, as well as through being a big-picture thinker.
You have less of a one-on-one approach when it comes to lending a hand, preferring to think on wider, collective scales. Additionally, you may work well in fields where constant innovation and keeping up with a fast pace (especially with changing technology, for example) is the name of the game.
The 7th House
The 7th house in astrology rules over partnerships and shows us how we intimately connect with others in a one-on-one space.
As such, an Aquarius in 7th house placement requires independence and freedom even within commitments, desiring someone with big visions and ideas — capable of being flexible and adaptable, as well as a bit unpredictable themselves.
The 8th House
With the 8th house in Aquarius, you have more of a tendency to be withdrawn and private than a typical Aquarius placement.
Although 8th house in Aquarius could indicate that you find hidden wisdom and insight through the nooks and crannies no one else notices within social structures and the world around you, and it equally points to a more spiritually withdrawn side that may be hard to get to know.
Despite a desire to see the world on a broad scale, you have a tendency to keep others at an arm’s length on a one-on-one level.
The 9th House
If your 9th house is in Aquarius, you’re bold and steadfast with your beliefs, spiritual pursuits, and philosophical curiosities. You may find that what you pursue spiritually or in travel and philosophy is “out there,” or an eclectic mix of multiple interests and ideas.
Your taste for the unconventional and progressive can lead you to new insights, but you have to be careful that you don’t lose sight of the importance of some routine and structure that may be insightful for your pursuits.
The 10th House
If your 10th house is in Aquarius, the qualities of the water bearer take over in your career, bringing certain rebellion and a forward-thinking nature to any job you touch.
When it comes to work, you like doing things your own way, without much regard for how anything got accomplished before. This is the placement of inventors and technological innovators.
The 11th House
With the worldly 11th house ruling over friendships and community, it’s here that we actually reach Aquarius’ ruling house itself.
So, with Aquarius in your 11th house, community and friendships are likely rooted strongly in your values, intertwined with how you wish to make changes and innovate within the world.
You have natural leadership qualities and the standard idealistic Aquarian spirit that makes you thrive within group settings.
The 12th House
With the 12th house holding illusions, mysteries, and the subconscious, this shrouds the Aquarian desire for freedom and innovation in a veil of mystery.
It’s possible that with this placement, you even fear expressing yourself or sharing too much about your real ideals and ambitions in life, with the 12th house layering on the energy of privacy to a typically outgoing Aquarian energy.
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Accessing All Your Aquarius Goodness
Aquarius energy is a hard one to pin down — it’s rebellious and unpredictable by nature, and you may notice that your Aquarius energy manifests in a different way than someone else’s (and this is the beauty of astrology!).
However, the thing that ties Aquarius placements all together is that no matter in what form it ultimately shows up, the one thing you can predict… is that it’s unpredictable. Working with your Aquarius energy and seeing what makes it click on a personal level is key.
If you’re an Aquarius, follow your Daily horoscope — and for everyone else, make use of the astrology calendar to keep track of when Aquarius season starts and ends and where other transits may be impacting this particular season!
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