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Aquarius the Humanitarian

Is every Aquarian a “people person?”  Probably not, but you can bet every Aquarian has a humanitarian streak that runs pretty deep.  At their best, Aquarians are gregarious, highly social creatures.  They believe in human rights and they take an egalitarian view.  They think power should be shared among many, rather than gripped in the hands of a few, privileged individuals.

As I’ve said before, not every person is true to the temperament of their sun sign, because your sun sign is not all you are.  So take this with a grain of salt.  Having said that, I can speak strongly, despite the fact that Aquarians tend to hate being categorized.

No, strike that.  Aquarians will happily categorize themselves.  They just don’t like other people to do it.  Your neighborhood child of Uranus will stand up and be counted for a cause she believes in.  Uranians love to be connected to and to further the interests of social groups they feel a part of, because everyone “has rights too.”  Arguing for rights and political agendas of fringe groups are especially delightful to Aquarians.  They can become quite impassioned and up in arms.  Political activism appeals to them.

Aquarius takes the Libran ideal of fairness to a new level.  Libra is the air sign that comes before Aquarius in the wheel of the zodiac, and Libra is very much about fairness and balance between two.  That’s why Libra enjoys playing devil’s advocate.  Aquarius, by contrast, is about fairness among many.  That’s why Aquarius is so egalitarian—the Uranian impulse is to treat everyone equally.

This can take frustrating forms in an Aquarian’s private life.  Sometimes an Aquarian may be uninterested in or resistant to viewing one person as “special.”  This is a source of annoyance to his girlfriend or wife, who may feel, oddly enough, that being loved equally with the Aquarian’s mother, his sister, all his friends and neighbors and his pets is not really enough to satisfy her.

Oh, by the way, people commonly think Aquarius is a water sign.  It’s not: it’s an air sign.  Aquarians love ideas, concepts, abstract thought.  They are not very emotional (as water signs are).  When an Aquarian becomes passionate, it’s usually because an idea has gripped her.  Pure feelings can be very uncomfortable for a Uranian to encounter in themselves or in others, causing a response that can be cool, logical, even oddly scientific, as the Aquarian puts the feeling under a microscope to examine it and find out what makes it tick.

Aquarians may have their faults (as all signs do), but they are the force of the future.  They are willing to stand for a cause, to fight and even to die for what they truly believe in.  They push all of society forward, right to the cutting edge.  Find your neighborhood Aquarian and ask him about his ideals for “his people.”  Prepare for a very interesting conversation.

More about Aquarius coming in the next few weeks . . .

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Jamie has been practicing astrology in the Bay Area since 1992 and teaching since 1997. She is currently certified at NCGR Level 3. She specializes in feminine archetypes and a positive, empowering approach. Jamie enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families to improve the quality of their lives and expand each person’s choices.

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