This is the graph for the
zodiacal sign Aquarius.
It is also drawn , , and . It represents both the period between January 20 and February 18 each year, when , the sun, passes through , and that part of the ecliptic in which appears during that period. The pictorial symbol for this section of the zodiac is usually a kneeling man pouring cosmic water out of an urn. This explains the graphic water symbol . Yet despite this symbol, is not a water sign but an air sign, i.e. , together with and , belongs to the astrological element of air, (turn to in Group 28 for data on the astrological elements).
On a psychological level a person characterized by many planets in signs of the air element is social, cooperative, inventive, talkative, intelligent, objective, and humanistic; but all these good traits can become exaggerated, in which case they degenerate to superficiality or shallowness, dissociation, and imitative behaviour.
The sign belongs to the quadruplicity of fixed signs (symbolized by ) together with , , and (see in Group 30 for information concerning the quadruplicities). The psychological qualities of the fixed signs are consistency in behaviour, trustworthiness, endurance, patience, large reserves of energy, and firm goal orientation.
Up until the eighteenth century the planetary system was believed to consist of seven wandering celestial bodies, of which , Saturn, was the outermost, representing the boundaries of time and material existence. In that epoch was also believed to rule both the sign of Capricorn, and Aquarius. Nowadays Western astrologers consider the planet Uranus, , to be the ruling planet of . Turn to in Group 41:a for further information about Uranus.
Apart from Uranus, the following planets (symbols for the psychological dimensions of the individual) are supposed to be well placed in . Saturn, , and Venus, . Astrologists agree, however, that is not one of the best signs for the sun.
According to astrological symbolism the water that Aquarius pours over the earth is the water of awareness. It is the realization that all men and women are brothers and sisters. It is also the water of intuition. The sign of Aquarius symbolizes the realization of humanity's oneness.
Another fundamental aspect of is that of communication via every type of media or faculty, especially intuition, telepathy, and electronic media.
In mundane astrology is associated with the countries of Sweden, Ethiopia, Prussia, Canada, and Poland. It is also linked to the cities of Stockholm, St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Hamburg, Bremen, Salzburg, and Trent.
The key qualities of individuals born with in are sociability, humanitarian ideals and ideas, a desire to be on friendly terms with all types of people, a keen intuition, and intelligence.