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Aquarius – March to a Different Dumbeat

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Aquarius march to a different drumbeat because Uranus, the planet of unpredictability and change, rules them. Aquarius rules the eleventh house of social clubs, groups, friends’ hopes, dreams and wishes. The expression: “when you wish upon a star,” means something different to them. They often see things in a vision and then create it in life.

These are the inventors and visionaries in life “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs. This quote describes Aquarius perfectly.

Uranus, its ruler is known to be the strangest and most unpredictable planet in the zodiac. The only thing you can predict about this planet is that nothing can be predicted. Its energy is fast and the minds of Uranus-Aquarius people have this quick sliver energy.

They used to be ruled by Saturn, which is the complete opposite of Uranus. In the late 1700’s it was changed over by Raphael, however hard to say why. Most likely because Saturn ruled Capricorn and Aquarius came next so that was all people could come up with. However, Uranus does seem to suit them so much better. In 1828 Raphael wrote that he believed Uranus to be “evil” and wanted Saturn to rule it again. He believed Uranus brought no good into people lives. Because Uranus is so misunderstood for what it brings it was thought best not to be assigned to any sign. However in modern astrology we associate Uranus with Aquarius. They now are the odd one out and thank goodness Aquarius could care less.

We now know Uranus is not “evil” it just brings change at such a fast rate it’s hard to keep one’s feet on the ground. It can bring upsetting events into one’s life. However, in hindsight when they look back they will see that there were actually very good things that lead them to a better life. It’s just that Uranus often changes one’s life in a disturbing way and indeed it’s confusing to see it only wants the best for you. It’s hard for anyone to see in the moment of chaos that this planet is trying to encourage you to be your authentic self and keep following your dreams. Drastic change can end up being a positive thing.

Aquarius are often the ones who do not fit in. They are here to march to their own music and do things differently. They do not judge others and believe everyone has their own voice and way of doing things. They are here to break barriers and patterns. Who is to say “different” is not the right way. They may just be onto something.

They rarely get attached to things or relationships. They are the least emotional people you will ever meet. However, they don’t mean to hurt others. It’s just they are not very sensitive and for signs that are, they can be misunderstood. They can seem detached and they are a bit, but deep down they really want to project positive energy to everyone.

They are independent free thinkers. They learn fast and take in everything around them. They are normally brilliant: even geniuses and very intuitive people. They are perhaps the most psychic of any other sign. They can get flashes of insight all around them. They are tapped in to an eclectic energy. You cannot predict what they will do, as that would be like predicting where lighting will strike. Their minds and bodies are working at such a speed that it would be impossible to put these people in box.

Uranus can rule upheavals that happen quickly in one’s life. So they are accustomed to sudden and drastic change and think nothing of it. They are unusual people who can be gifted and need to be treated with respect and not challenged for being different.

They tend to think more of their friends than of their family or loved ones. They are very social and can be out helping their friends while their family is wondering where are they. They want to be part of a group or clubs and have many friends. Close relationships are not easy for them, especially when they are young. They need room to roam and be free to met different people. I have found people with their moon in Aquarius to have the hardest time expressing their feelings. It’s often like dealing with Spock–they just don’t understand all the fuss that goes on with emotions. They are not good at one-on- one relationships, but prefer friendships that are less complicated and more fun. Those with an Aquarius rising are often very kind people who like to help a friend or person in need. They love to make friends everywhere they go. They are incredibly friendly and try to make others happy too.


There is thought in new age thinking about the “Age of Aquarius” where the world will change into a positive loving place and where greed and war will be a thing of the past, and a spiritual awaking will take place. This age very much describes them. They really do want to make the world a kinder nicer place where everyone is free to be themselves.

They can have bad tempers if you do not agree with them. They want you to agree or see their side and all their different views on life. They are fixed in their opinions even if they can see your side. They like to be rebels just for the sake of being a rebel and going against the status quo. They can get upset if you do not see what they are trying to tell you. They can be very intelligent and so technically advanced that not everyone will understand them.

They can be eccentric in their dress and mannerisms. One of their many gifts is that they would do anything to help a stranger or a friend. They want to revolutionize the world by creating change to the world. These changes make them so happy and deep down they want others to be happy too.

Aquarius people have an unusual journey in this lifetime. They need to learn that they don’t have to fit in, and that their “wish” might come true. They need to remember that because they are ruled by the eleventh house, they have the ability to turn wishes into reality.

And if they let their true selves shine, their life’s work will be honored for their ability to see the world differently and to dare to change it. For them taking the road less traveled, and marching to a different drummer, makes all the difference. When they wish upon a star their dreams often come true. Maybe they can help make yours come true too.

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Sophie an Aquarius sun and my Grandfather an Aquarius rising the kindest person I knew.

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