Masculine sign, Air element, Fixed mode
Characteristics: This is the sign of the genius. These can be some
of the most inventive and creative people of the zodiac. They are usually
a step ahead of the rest of humanity- seeing solutions to all manner of
problems. This sign is the male equivalent to feminine intuition- answers
come to them with no apparent effort. They also have a real talent with
complicated machinery, being able to easily understand and use or repair
Conscious: Extremely intelligent, quick to learn and apply their
acquired knowledge to solutions, these people are pioneers in the area of
new possibilities for humanity. They love group interaction and are great
Unconscious: Being very intellectual, this also means they are often
out of touch with their feelings. Part of this distancing from feelings
comes from thinking there is a loss of freedom if they acknowledge feelings.
There is no arguing or reasoning with the feeling level inside; it just
is. On an intellectual level, this can be very inconvenient, because intellect
is not hampered by truth. It's possible to make up anything at all and have
that be real, at least until feelings are consciously identified and acknowledged.
Early Life: Family life for an Aquarian can be a scary experience
because there is such a split between what they feel around their family
versus what the parents say about it. Ultimately the easiest action for
them is to deny the tornado of feelings and start living in their head.
Father is the kind of person who cannot make commitments because he does
not know what means the most to him. That changes from day to day, depending
on what catches his fancy. The child learns not to count on intimacy and
avoids letting himself get too close to anyone because the love is given
and withdrawn so many times. Finally the child learns to not be open because
it's too painful.
Relationships: These people are true friends. They are intellectually
stimulating and love to share their experiences with others. They enjoy
seeing that their ideas might have possibilities for other people.
On an emotional level, involvement with an Aquarian is often a great friendship
and not much more. For them, the memories of being abandoned so many times
teach them not to be open so they don't have to deal with the pain. Since
the emotional closeness is not there, they expect a lot of freedom to move
in and out of the relationship. They may get very upset when forced to deal
with the pain others feel at being abandoned by them.
Challenges: Because these people are so intellectual and creative,
they often miss the responses others have to them. Learning to feel what
is happening inside other people gives them the ability to actually apply
their wonderful ideas in real life situations. Until they learn about feelings,
the connection with others cannot happen and they will experience continued
frustration at trying to convey their ideas to others.
Issues: Acknowledging emotions and feelings as important aspects
of life, being willing to share emotions and feelings, learning to work
on the practical, mundane level.