Zodiac Symbols for Aquarius
Uncompromising, individualistic, thoughtful Aquarius...oh how I love what you bring to the zodiac buffet of diversity! To be sure, the world would be a pale shade of grey without your ideas and intelligent insight. There's a lot to learn from Aquarius, and learning about this sun-sign's zodiac symbols is a great start!
Take Aquarius' high-minded color, blue. Bright sky-blue to be more precise. This color reflects the high flying ideas Aquarius' are often prone to think up. This color also describes Aquarius' tendency to fly into blue skies of dreams, intellect and far reaching philosophical clouds. Blue is the color of clarity, something Aquarians value. Blue is also associated with the throat chakra, which is symbolic of communication. Aquarians are typically good communicators. In fact, many of our greatest teachers are Aquarians.
Another glimpse into Aquarian aspects can be found in the planet and Greek god, Uranus. Uranus is the ruling planet for this sign, and is symbolic revolution and inspiration. The planet governs neat stuff like: Art, science and invention. All of these symbolic factors jive well with Aquarius disposition. The Greek sky god, Uranus, was said to have no parents. Rather, he was born from chaos. This ties in with Aquarius' personality because chaos, in Greek terms, is that point of pure potential just before creation sparks. Aquarius digs this place, and in fact likes to party there. Ever seeking the "what ifs" in every scene, Aquarius is okay with the blank canvas before the first bold stroke of paint is placed.
Birds are uniquely Aquarian totems. In symbolic terms, birds are messengers. This reinforces Aquarian trait of creative communication. Birds are also symbolic of the mind. Aquarians have no problem hanging out in the ethers of cerebral realms. In fact, they'd rather stay there, than tip their toes in emotional waters.
Speaking of water, Aquarius is not a water sign. It's an air sign. The mix up often comes about from Aquarius' overarching symbol, the water-bearer.
There's lots to discover about Aquarius through their zodiac symbols. This page is devoted to capturing just a small slice of the vast pie that makes Aquarius such a delicious sign.
Just a reminder: These zodiac symbols are linked to Aquarius's sun-sign. It's a good idea to acquaint ourselves with other signs in our charts. If you want to get your all your super-duper astrological sign information, go to Astro.com to cast your chart and go over all your lovely astro-facets.
Let's get started and take a look at the key zodiac symbols for the sign of Aquarius.
Water glyph: This is another reason for the mix up over Aquarius' ruling element. Aquarius' symbol is a sign of water, but Aquarius' in an air sign. This glyph represents water, specifically the water that pours out from the water-bearer's pitcher in the constellation. It's symbolic of the Aquarian knack for recognizing the direction energy is flowing in their lives and environment. The glyph is reminiscent of an equal sign, which is fitting. The Aquarian character is replete with paradoxes and polarity. The equal sign is a reminder that Aquarius can live a whole, balanced life...even though they often experience opposites sides of life's spectrum. The equal sign is also a reminder of Aquarius' tendency to advocate equality for humankind.
Air: As mentioned, Aquarius is an air sign (not a water sign). Air, like Aquarius is symbolic of a diverse array of things...to name a few: Dreams, intuition, the mind, communication, higher ideals. Think of the element of air like a wireless signal - unseen, but relaying lots of data from one point to the next. In many ways, Aquarius does this in most, if not all of the categories aforementioned. Air is also omnipresent - this correlates to Aquarius symbolically. Why? Because Aquarius' tend to be acutely interested in big, expansive issues. We're talking global issues for sure, and they may be concerned about the universe, the cosmos. Air (and their partners, birds) are also symbolic of new vision and discoveries - things that a healthy Aquarius can really get behind.
Orchid: Once upon a time, on my Zodiac Flowers page, I made this statement about orchids energetically linked with Aquarius: "My uniqueness is my effectiveness". I love that statement, because I think it quintessentially sums up the bond between this flower and Aquarius' personality. Why? Because the orchid is incredibly unique, and it uses that uniqueness to its advantage. So does Aquarius. The orchid stands tall and seemingly proud of its uncommonness and individuality. So too does Aquarius. I rather think the orchid and Aquarius are proud to be different - they march to the beat of their own rhythm, holding strong to their core roots. They often do this with no care or regard to what others may think of them. In my opinion, Aquarius' and orchids' penchant for unorthodoxy is their crowning feature.
Amethyst: Aquarians already have a keen intuitive instinct. Amethyst will heighten that natural perception. Amethyst is symbolic of intuition, love and fidelity. Aquarians jive with these qualities because they too express devotion (especially in friendships). Amethyst is a quartz, which is symbolic of clarity and higher vision. These qualities resonate with Aquarian idealism. Amethyst is violet in hue, which matches the vibration of the crown chakra - an energy center Aquarius uses a lot. This is the color and energy that taps into awareness, and pushes the barricades of boredom because it allows the wearer to see beyond the mundane.
Water Bearer: The figure pouring water out in relation to Aquarius personality deals with many themes. One of these is the idea of gathering and dispensing what has been gained with equality and neutrality. In other words, Aquarius seeks knowledge, truth and information. Once obtained, this sun-sign is eager to pour out the wisdom to the community.
Water is symbolic of lots of things, including cleansing and healing. The water bearer is an expression of Aquarius' tendency to cleanse themselves, their community and even the world. Specifically, Aquarius thrives when he or she has the chance to dispel mistruths or misunderstandings. To clean the world of errant thinking is a noble goal in Aquarian minds. The water bearer is also a symbol of service, a position many Aquarians easily find themselves in.
Learn more about water symbolism here.
I hope this page on zodiac symbols for Aquarius has given you a good foundation for this incredibly diverse sun-sign. To be sure, Aquarius is an endless source of knowledge and intrigue. But there's so much more to this sign than that. We all owe it to ourselves (and Aquarius) to learn more about this progressive personality.
What I've written here and elsewhere on this website about this zodiac sign is just a surface evaluation of this sun-sign. I encourage everybody to do further research into this worthy, admirable sign.
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Thanks for reading about the intriguing realm of zodiac symbols for Aquarius.
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