Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. It rules the eleventh house in the zodiac chart. It’s modern ruler is Uranus and its ancient ruler is Saturn. Aquarius is a masculine air sign. The fact that Aquarius is ruled by Uranus gives birth to the genius in them. Uranus as you may or may not know, is the planet of brilliant ideas, of revolutionaries, of people that want to change the world. Saturn on the other hand, is their old ruler. From Saturn they get the determination to follow their goals, to stick to what they know. This is also where they get their stubbornness, kind of akin to Capricorn. The fact that Aquarius is a fixed sign means that they are stubborn and outspoken, they stand up for their own opinions and believe in themselves a lot . Aquarians are determined and focus on their own goals, they don’t get distracted easily and they don’t really care what other people think.
Being the air signs that they are, along with Gemini and Libra in the Air Trinity, Aquarians are one of the most intelligent signs in the zodiac. Aquarians are the humanitarians of the zodiac. At one point or another in their lives, they will realize that they need to do their best to change the world in one way or another. Aquarians are visionaries; they can see and predict changes that are likely to affect the world and can see very well into the future.
Aquarians are idealists; it’s in their nature to make the world a better place. They are huge champions of human rights , wanting to make sure that whatever is happening in the world is fair for everyone which is pretty much not the case, resulting to them spending their entire lives trying to make a difference in whatever community or social structure they are in. They want to see the world evolve because they are the sign that symbolizes evolution, of innovation, of progress.
Since Aquarius rules the eleventh house, it also rules friendships. Aquarians are very attached to friendships. At times it would seem that friends are more important to an Aquarius than their own family. To them, friends and family are on the same level, so they want to give a piece of themselves equally to every single person in their life and some.
The symbol of Aquarius is the symbol of the water bearer. That’s why people have an impression that Aquarius is a water sign, which could not be further from the truth. Aquarius is an air sign, attributing to Aquarians to seem cold and extremely detached, and attached they are. Because they are objective. They want to see things in the lens of sensibility and of their own mind. They don’t want emotions to interfere and at most times it doesn’t, so for example, a career in the judicial system or in law enforcement is ideal for them because they see things as it is, and their judgment usually are not clouded by internal thoughts that other signs might be plagued with. This is one of the reasons why Aquarians are very reluctant to give themselves away to other people from an emotional standpoint. This is why Aquarians tend to have relationships with other air signs such as themselves, Gemini and Libra, or in some cases, Virgos, because although it’s an earth sign, its ruled by Mercury which is the planet of communication which means they can get along well with each other.
Aquarians are the rebels of the zodiac. They don’t care what other people think, they are just going to keep doing whatever it is they are doing because of the strong belief in themselves. they tend to be eccentric people; wherever they go they stand out, and it’s not that they want to stand out necessarily for the sake of it like a Leo would do, but they attract attention because they are so unique than everyone else. At their highest, when they become aware that they are smarter or more special than everyone they know, the challenge becomes this: To share their knowledge to everyone they know and make an attempt to make the world a better place. Aquarians have come to this earth with a huge responsibility to enlighten people.