Aquarians are thinkers, but they sometimes struggle with the feelings side of things (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Got a crush on an Aquarius?
There are some things you need to know about dating this special star sign.
Aquarius is the penultimate (and 11th) sign of the zodiac, a fixed sign (born in the middle of a season), an Air sign (ruled by the cerebral element of air), and governed by Uranus (spacey-y, science-y, tech-y).
Aquarius’s astrological symbol is the water bearer (which is why many people think they are a water sign, and of because it starts with ‘aqua’). The water bearer represents their purity and truthfulness.
Aquarians are very transparent, direct, and open. They say what they think, they believe what they say, they want the truth at all times
Aquarius is eccentric, charming, clever, cerebral and a little aloof. They seem to stand apart from others, largely as they both live in their own heads a lot and because their minds are invariably on bigger themes than local gossip and intrigue. They are global thinkers.
Aquarians are drawn to science, tech, design, architecture, construction, engineering, space, innovation and invention. They are the mad professors of the zodiac, eager to deconstruct everything and put it back together again in even better working order. They are logical and analytical. They like to problem solve.
Aquarius personality traits
Aquarians are, surface level, pretty good company. Clever, funny, perceptive, curious, up for anything, a little different or eccentric. They tend to know a lot of people as they are open and friendly… but their close circle will be much, much smaller.
They are happy in their own company, pleasing themselves, doing their own thing at their own pace in their own way. They can be quite self-focused (this can be a good and bad thing).
Ruled by Uranus, they tend to be inventive, innovative, progressive, radical, and globally/socially conscious. They are likely to be picketing, striking, campaigning, and pushing on bigger agendas and causes. They want to improve the world, make it work better, fix problems and highlight injustice. They can’t understand why others don’t feel the same zealousness as they do on these matters.
They are excellent in science, technology and engineering. They have a problem-solving mind. They can also be very unpredictable and make snap decisions, even on important matters (or ones which involve others). They act first and ask for forgiveness (well, sometimes…) later.
A fixed sign, they are dogged and determined. They enjoy getting into the detail, looking at the blueprints, understanding how things work. They like to take stuff apart and put it back together again. You might be getting the impression that Aquarians are more thinkers than emotive feelers… and you’d be dead right.
Aquarius’s achilles heel is their detachment from others (especially emotionally). This can cause issues in relationships because they just don’t get why someone would be upset about something that …read more