Aquarius: 19 January – 18 February


Aquarius, the water-bearer

Aquarius (Greek: “Hudrokhoös”, Latin: “Aqu?rius”) is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, origin

ating from the constellation Aquarius. In astrology, Aquarius is considered a “masculine”, positive (extrovert) sign. It is also considered an air sign and is one of four fixed signs. Aquarius has been traditionally ruled by the planet Saturn, and, since its discovery, Uranus has been considered a modern co-ruler of this sign. “Exalting” planets are either Mars and/or Neptune, while the “fall” planets are Mercuryand/or Venus.

In Western conceptions of astrology an individual born under this Sun sign is known as an Aquarian. Although the astrological sign of Aquarius may begin as early as January 19in some years, the Sun typically leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on the cusp dayJanuary 20th. The Sun is in Aquarius under the tropical zodiac from approximately then to February 18. Under the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun is in the astrological sign of Aquarius from February 12th to 14th and leaves between March 8th and 10th, depending on leap year. According to Hindu Astrology, which uses the Sidereal Zodiac, one can be an Aquarius at any time of year, as the defining factor of personality is interpreted from the Zodiac sign rising on the Eastern Horizon at the specific time of birth, rather than the astronomical transit of the Sun.

Zodiac Symbol Water-Carrier
Duration (Tropical,Western) 19 January – 18 February (2012, UTC)
Constellation Aquarius
Zodiac Element Air
Zodiac Quality Fixed
Sign ruler Saturn
Detriment Sun
Exaltation No planet
Fall No planet









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