You are the James Dean of the zodiac, a natural rebel who dislikes restraint and dependency--almost to a fault. You get emotionally involved more in work than with people, and of all the signs, you find it most difficult to establish and maintain a close, intimate relationship. This is because of your incredible independence, individuality and freedom of spirit, and because you have a difficulty letting others into your life. Yet, at the same time, you are a natural humanitarian, honest and loyal, very inventive with an intellectual mind that loves to ponder the big questions. Dare to challenge this mental pioneer, and you will find a very stubborn, yet original, personality that enjoys impersonality and detachment.
You crave freedom and dislike any invasion of space. You need a free rein in a career, preferring to work uninhibited and with a great need to express inventiveness. You have an urgent need to communicate on a grand scale, which makes you excellent in any field related to the media, such as radio, TV, film, satellites, or computers. You also make excellent inventors, social workers, and enjoy any type of work where you can express concern for humanity. You also work very well in the avant-garde fields, such as the arts, or cutting-edge research in technology or psychology. You may even have psychic talent. You follow your own path, preferring to go against the grain in a somewhat eccentric quest for knowledge and expression. This can border on the genius because you think in unique ways. It can also produce extreme stubbornness, which can sustain or destroy you. Despite your rebellious nature, you have a very strong compassion and usually become emotionally involved with causes. Your compassion comes from the intellect rather than the heart, however, and you typically have a broad spectrum of interests.
On the negative side, this sign can sometimes resort to cruelty or a sadistic tendency if lacking love or mercy. As a boss, you can be very critical and demanding, and are often difficult to work with. Your coldness repels people, yet at the same time you have a fiery attachment to idealist 'causes' which inspire and motivate people to compassion. You usually cling to your opinions and rarely lose hope. Your chief faults, however, are unpredictability, remoteness and emotional problems stemming from your detachment. When you are evolved, however, you can feel great love and express it. You have the capacity to spread this to others.
Aquarians usually have very strong bodies, but prefer to use their minds. They are imaginative, creative and usually have two kinds of friends: conservatives or unconventional bohemian types. If they work in an organization, they are typically leaders or organizers. Famous Aquarius individualists that have made lasting contributions are Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The Aquarius woman is hard to figure out; paradox seems to be the best word to describe her. She is patient, yet impatient; a nonconformist who conforms; rebellious, yet peace-loving; she likes different people, but is loyal to a few. Money does not impress her, and she has a diversity of interests. She is usually attracted to someone unusual or eccentric in some way. As a mother, she allows kids to make their own choices, and never lets them down.
The Aquarius man is also often inscrutable, desiring companionship but also individuality. He is fascinated by unusual people or places, and is always focused on the future, though he may also be interested in the mysteries of the past. He enjoys travelling, is a natural revolutionary, and will rebel if too restricted. More than anything, he needs a sanctuary to retreat to. Although he can be remote or undemonstrative at times as a parent, his love for children runs deep.
Aquarians get along with just about anyone. They are not prejudiced, and are typically attracted to people of an intellectual nature. In romance, they need space and freedom--even when they make a commitment. They need room within to grow and express their individuality, and for a relationship, this is often a point of contention. They are stubborn, and are usually attracted to unique people. In fact, they are noted for their own uniqueness, and they value this quality in others. Home is important to these individuals as a status symbol--it increases their pride and prestige.
Aquarians are very generous with money, often spending on their families and loved ones. They give money to humanity as well, having compassion for the poor. They also will save their money to finance some kind of libertarian idea they have. In the spiritual realm, they will seek their own path, since Aquarius is the sign of spiritual rebirth. They may also rebel against some kind of family or organized religion, choosing innovation over tradition. Their bold shyness and desire to communicate on a massive scale gives them an energy and power of thought that is constantly changing. Their religion may change, but their commitment to humanity stays constant.
Aquarius is an air sign and a fixed sign, which denotes stability within change. Ruled by both Saturn and Uranus--the established order vs. the futurists--the typical Aquarius is in conflict with himself. He either feels he is ahead of his time, or behind it. Whatever the case, he is hypersensitive to group rules, tends to rebel against them, and does it in a very public way. He represents the power of thought as it is changing, and the power of the individual to express himself. He will stand up for what he believes in, and his true friends will join him in whatever the cause, believing in his integrity and commitment to humanity.