Sanskrit Name: Kumbha
Meaning of Name: The Water-bearer
Aquarius is the 11th Sign of the Zodiac. A symbol of all that’s humane and humanity, this Sign is modern, independent and freedom loving. While everything new and new-age enthralls the Aquarius natives, rebelliousness of any sort liberates them. Aquarius is known as the Sign of discoverers, inventors, adventurers and visionaries. Amiable and cheery by disposition, Aquarius-born tend to have a plenty of social charm. Yet, they lack the depth required to strike and cultivate truly profound relationships. That is why, the Aquarius natives may have a lot of acquaintances, but may have a very few close friends. Their social charm, nonetheless, in non-negotiable, and they are also, very often, perceived as pretty attractive by the opposite sex. But, again in love, the Aquarius may never feel as immersed as a Pisces will – for to them (Aquarius) it’s the whole wide world that’s important and vital. Most of them, thus, have a mission or a larger cause on their mind. Even if some Aquarius may seem to lead an entirely mundane life, on some digging, you would find that they have attached, somehow, themselves to a charitable cause. Generous and compassionate, the Aquarius, however, are very different from Pisces or Cancer – the other two Signs, perceived as very kind. Aquarius are more practical, and have a keen eye, which is easily able to see through deception and betrayal. Nonetheless, as parents, spouses or friends, Aquarius-born are very supportive and encouraging; they also are often ‘the go to frontier’ for many – the ones (Aquarius) who will always be ready to help with genuine, unbiased advice and a practically contagious optimism.
All About Aquarius
Ruling planet : Saturn and Uranus
Element : Air
Quality : Fixed (= stability)
Symbol : A man emptying/ carrying a water pot/ The Water Bearer.
The Symbol denotes : Waters of life, the beneficence of fresh water to nurture the mankind on earth.
Characteristics : Masculine, Humane, Scientific, Eloquent, Intuitive
Noteworthy qualities : Leadership skills, truthful, scientific, sincere, earnest, humane, cooperative, unbiased, inventive, philosophical, intuitive, pleasant, considerate, progressive.
Undesirable personality traits : Gullible, extremist, inconsistent, detached, cold, stubborn, unpredictable, aloof.
Birthstone : Amethyst and Blue Sapphire (The gemstone is suggested considering Aries as the Ascendant/Lagna Sign. To know your Ascendant/Lagna Sign, click here.)
Birth Colours : Electric Blue, Grey, Ultramarine Blue
Other lucky colours : Aqua Blue, Navy Blues
Lucky Numbers : 4, 8, 13, 17, 22, 26, 31, 35
Compatible Signs : Gemini, Libra
Lucky Day : Saturday
Deepest need : To know and to bring in the new; To experiment and innovate
Quality most needed for balance : Warmth, Feeling and Emotion
Detriment : The Sun
Exaltation : Neptune
Fall : Pluto
Associated Flowers and Plants : Orchids, Fruit Trees
Best Sign/s for marriage and/or partnerships : Leo
Anatomically Aquarius corresponds to : The coccyx at the base of the spine, the calves and ankles, the cones and rods in the eye; lower leg bones, coccyx and shins; muscles in the calves, ankles and shins; arteries in the lower leg; veins in the lower leg.