No two Aquarians are alike—and an Aquarius will be the first to tell you so. They relish their status as the original originals, the true freaks and geeks of the zodiac. As an air sign, Aquarians (Janurary 19 to February 18, sun sign: Aquarius) are intellectual and abstract thinkers. They tend to be nimble, open-minded and highly social. It can be a little difficult for them to get in touch with their emotions, and they can come off as cold or detached.
This sign is fixed, a modality known as the stabilizers of the zodiac, continuing on the path that has already been established. They know how to sustain, grow, extend and nurture. They can be stubborn or rigid, often digging in their heels when challenged.
Aquarius’ ruling planet is Saturn. Ancient stargazers recognized Saturn as the most distant planet in our solar system that was still visible with the naked eye. Saturn is the boundary between the known and unknown world, and holding up this boundary requires structure, discipline and maturity. While earth sign Capricorn represents the physical and material sides of Saturn, Aquarius represents Saturn’s airy social side. Capricorn is the faraway stone castle while Aquarius is the wise grandmother who lives in that castle. She spends her days watching the rest of the world from her balcony and circling the perimeter. Observing everything and everyone else from a distance, she only intervenes when she knows her voice is necessary.
Symbolized by the water bearer, it would seem that the Aquarian avatar signals water more than air. But the water bearer is actually pouring not only water but waves into the watery regions of Pisces, the very next sign. As Aquarius not only rules genius but political disruption as well, they are literally the wind making waves.