Aquarius ~ Jan 20 – Feb 18

Aquarius, the water bearer, is one of the oldest recognized constellations in the sky. It is found in a region often called the Sea due to its profusion of watery constellations such as Cetus, Pisces, and Eridanus. Sometimes, the river Eridanus is depicted spilling from Aquarius' watering pot. Two meteor showers originate in Aquarius: the Eta Aquarids (near May 4) and the Delta Aquarids (near June 28).

 

The constellation was immortalized in the 1960s, proclaimed the Age of Aquarius. Aquarius has been variously identified through the ages. The best-known myth identifies Aquarius with Ganymede, a beautiful boy with whom Zeus fell in love and whom he carried off to Olympus to be cupbearer to the gods.

The Western astrological sign Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) is associated with the constellation. In some cosmologies, Aquarius is associated with the Classical Element Air and is thus called an Air Sign (with Libra and Gemini). Its polar opposite is Leo, and Aquarius is a Fixed Air sign. Representing the eleventh stage in the evolutionary process of the zodiac, Aquarius builds on the laws and structure formed in Capricorn and seeks to create an ideal (or idealized) society. Planets in Aquarius are motivated by what is best for the group. Aquarians will quickly try to change things they feel no longer serve the best interest of the group they identify with.

The keywords for Aquarius are "I KNOW."

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