People born between January 20th and February 18th fall under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the water bearer. Quirky, unusual, free-thinking, gregarious yet independent, are common descriptors of Aquarius characteristics.
We’re breaking the sign down into birth weeks, starting with those born on the Capricorn-Aquarius cusp. We’ll finish on February 15th – you’ll have to come back to read about Aquarius-Pisces cusp next month.
People born between January 17th and the 22nd are fascinating characters. They enjoy inhabiting an inner world of mystery and imagination. As personalities, they are irresistible. They are controversial, sarcastic, moody, and full of wild ideas, yet they are the first to step up and help someone in need.
Adventurous in the extreme, this group is careless of their own safety; they expect and assume their bodies will respond and deal with anything. This can lead to injuries and long-term physical disabilities. They may succumb to addictions such as smoking and alcohol.
It’s tough for those who fall in love with a Cappie-Aquarian – you need to have strength of character to deal with this strong, changeable personality. You also must be able to keep up with your partner in all things – from physical activities, partying, sexual encounters and even housework. If any zodiac sign member is likely to stray outside of a relationship, it will be Capricorn-Aquarian.
Aquarius 1 is the week January 23 – 30. Outstanding Aquarius 1 traits include an enviable ability to learn and absorb information and new techniques. Impatience with those who are slower to learn is another common trait. However, this ease of understanding new concepts is often offset by an inability to stick with the program. They get bored easily and will abandon courses and projects before completion.
Parents of Aquarius 1 might consider home-schooling as an option. This gives Aquarius 1 the freedom to explore, follow their noses, and experience the world in their own unique way. This is their preferred way of learning anything. Being stuck in a classroom or lecture hall is their idea of hell. Consequently adult Aquarius 1s have difficulties dealing with authority, so are best suited to jobs where they are not told what to do. They need freedom. Running their own business is likely to be better than employment. Aquarius 1s do better in creative fields, such as the arts, music, science and publishing.
Aquarius 1 will insist that their personal relationships do not entail any curtailment of their freedoms. Partners will have to accept they cannot tie them down and will have to live with the possibility of losing them. Aquarius 1 needs a permanent relationship in order to stabilize them; unfortunately it places an enormous strain on the other partner.
Those born between January 31st and February 7th are in Aquarius 2. This group have altogether a more gentler energy than Aquarius 1. Yet, freedom is just as important to this group. Aquarius 2s are the ‘live and let live’ characters of the zodiac. They respect that everyone has the right to live as freely as possible. Their overriding trait is to avoid hassle at all costs while doing exactly what they want to do.
An interesting quality of people born in the week of Aquarius 2 is that they often look and act younger than their years. They don’t seem to age along with the rest of us. Additionally, they hang onto the wonderment of being a child. Not that they are childish, more that they see the world from a child’s perspective.
Aquarius 2 has a lot more sticking power than 1. This shows in their doggedness in learning a skill that they are passionate about. By perfecting techniques they are free to express themselves. They make difficult and exacting tasks appear easy.
Despite having so much going for them, Aquarius 2 still has to deal with their demons. For this reason, they hang on to their autonomy within personal relationships. This may come across as a wish to maintain distance and independence. They go out of their way to avoid ‘messy’ emotional attachments, so as soon as a personal relationship looks like its getting complicated, they are out of the door.
Born in the days, February 8th to the 15th, Aquarius 3s are much more accepting than the other weeks. Their tolerance is unsurpassed by any other group. This can mean that children born in this week are easily manipulated by their elders. They can soak up negative prejudices as well as more positive qualities. That inbuilt tolerance usually prevails as they get older. Aquarius 3 must also be careful not to let their childhood affect their self-image – low self-esteem is common within this group.
One thing that they cannot bear is cruelty and injustice to others. This results in them being champion of the underdog. They have no compunction in bringing down people they see as overbearing and authoritarian.
This group is active and adventurous – a dominant trait among Aquarius characteristics. They also need to take care of their physicality. All too often they can risk their safety by being over adventurous. Luckily their built in creativity and lateral thinking can rescue them almost every time they get into difficulty. If you get into trouble, you want an Aquarian 3 on your team. A result of this sort of problem solving means that Aquarius 3 rarely makes the same mistake twice.
Aquarius 3 is rarely able to settle down before the age of 30. Prior to reaching maturity, they tend to hook up with unsuitable partners, flitting from one to another. Long-term, they need an understanding partner who refrains from criticizing them – feeling criticized will either paralyze them or cause them to explode in anger. This usually harks back to their childhood. Aquarius 3 also has a strong desire for attention and consistency. Their partner will have to be tolerant of that Aquarian demand for freedom and still be there to soothe them when needed.
Many thanks to Gary Goldschneider for the inspiration for this series.
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