Is your SUN in Aquarius?

The World of Aquarius

The Sun is in Aquarius from January 20 to February 18, depending on the year. Sun sign dates change from year to year, and the transition doesn’t always take place precisely at midnight. If you were born around the time the Sun was moving from one sign to the next, it would be helpful to double-check your Sun sign.

Aquarius Sun Symbol

The symbol of the water-bearer represents Aquarius in the zodiac. The story behind this symbol is an excellent representation of the Aquarian vibe.

The Water Bearer symbol comes from the Deucalion Flood story, similar to that of Noah’s biblical flood, and cataclysmic flood stories from Sumerian mythology.

According to Greek Mythology, Zeus grew angry with the humans because their wickedness and disobedience outweighed any good qualities. Zeus resolved to pour the waters of heaven upon Earth, washing away the corruption and beginning anew. 

Before he could wipe out every last human, Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha were saved as they were the only righteous humans alive. Deucalion and Pyrrha could not stop the flood, but they could survive by building a protective chest. He and his wife used the trunk to escape the disastrous flood, which lasted nine days and nine nights.

When the flooding ended, Deucalion and Pyrrha saw the extent of Zeus’s wrath. Generations of humankind were destroyed in the blink of an eye. Deucalion and Pyrrha could not halt the grief that overtook every fiber of their being. They cried for what once was and for the forgiveness that was never offered. 

Their only wish now was to create a new civilization where the old one once lived. Deucalion and Pyrrha prayed, and the gods listened. The oracle of Themis told them that each stone that Deucalion threw would become a man, and each stone Pyrrha threw would become a woman. Their efforts became the whole of human creation.

Aquarius Sun Element

Aquarius displays the element of AIR, a sign that is capable of creating unusual ideas that tend to stick. The Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are all different, but they share a curious and friendly personality. If something needs to be imagined, daydreamed, or idealized, then look towards an Air sign.

The Air signs are excellent communicators and enjoy social interaction more than most. They can make friends easily and are naturally adept within a large group. With an ability to create ideas from their daydreams, Air signs must work to ground their energy to avoid living inside their head for too long.

Aquarius Sun Quality 

Aquarius is a FIXED sign, which works to create a stable foundation. The four fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) suggest reliability as they forge an atmosphere of patience and enthusiasm. They build a stable life. The fixed signs are trustworthy and helpful.

Being a Fixed Air sign, Aquarius uses the mind and intellect to create genius technologies, inventions, or reforms. A Fixed Air sign can remain focused on the task at hand.

Aquarius Ruling Planet 

URANUS and SATURN rule the sign of Aquarius. Uranus is the innovator, rebel, revolutionary, and the planet of originality. Saturn is the planet of planning and applying wisdom and genus. Aquarius will have unexpected, sometimes unusual, ideas that could potentially revolutionize the world. This sign will be one of the first to speak out for injustice and back any social movements.

Aquarius Sun Mantra 

I know the solution to life’s most difficult queries.

Aquarius Personality and Purpose

When your Sun is in Aquarius, you are a unique person with equally unique ideas. Your communication skills are top-notch, and you love knowing the details of every situation. If those around you don’t offer up enough information, you will ask multiple questions until you are satisfied with the responses’ depth. Visualizing the big picture is essential for the way you organize information.   

An honest humanitarian, Aquarius can invent solutions that nobody else could dream up. There is a level of inventive creativity that is singular to Aquarius. You don’t feel the need to be a follower; you take your own road. Individuality is one of the most interesting Aquarian traits.

Aquarius loves advancement. If a situation can improve, then you will figure out a way to revolutionize the situation. If someone else makes illogical changes, you get grumpy. Your mind works in a different way, which makes you a fascinating person. You are drawn to interesting, eccentric, or quirky people, too. 

As an extremely eccentric sign, you tend to live in your head and become detached or aloof. You are adept at daydreaming. Even with the detached or impersonal air, you are very well-liked once people get to know you. Your individuality and rebellious nature are so intense sometimes that you don’t relate well to the group. You feel like you don’t fit in. The “lone wolf” energy is strong with Aquarius.  

An Aquarius is tolerant of a lot of different personalities and interests. If you live differently than them, they will have an opinion but probably treat you just the same. Equality and fairness are essential to any Aquarius Sun. If a situation isn’t fair to someone, you will speak up. Bias and prejudice is an unacceptable attribute.

Romantically you enjoy freedom as much as you do in other areas of your life. If your partner tries to control everything, you grow disgruntled. You thrive best in a relationship where your individuality is considered an asset. Taking trips, finding exciting spots, or exploring the world is essential. You are loyal and loving, but your partner must put in the effort to understand you. 

Aquarians are very independent, even though this is an extremely social sign. You have no problem working alone on a project for hours but thrive in social situations. Interaction stimulates the Aquarian mind. It is difficult to control an Aquarius because you always figure out an escape.

When you were younger, you were drawn to interesting people and enjoyed the company of your family. Often slow to warm up to people, you eventually would find comfort and talk a lot. Your ideas were interesting even when younger. You liked to stay busy and use your imagination to make up crafts, games, and inventions.

Your energetic value to humanity should not be taken for granted. Aquarius energy pushes society forward by fearlessly innovating in areas of need. You are outspoken about areas in need of reform.

Aquarius Compatibility

Aquarius is most compatible with Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) and other Air signs.


If the description of Aquarius Sun is characteristic of your personality, you may find several of your planets are aligned with this sign, element, or quality. If very little of the description represents your persona, then other signs in your chart may carry more substantial aspects. Also, if you were born on a cusp, which is when your birthday is within a few days of the Sun’s move from one zodiac sign to the next, then your Sun might not be the most accurate representation of your potential. Being on a cusp means you display the traits of two different Sun signs or a unique blend of the two.

Read on for your other planetary placements, which give more insight.