The Zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky which represents the orbit of the Sun around the Earth. This system was devised by Claudius Ptolemy, a Roman astrologer, who deemed that the Earth was stationary and all the planets and stars revolved around it. Known as the Ptolemaic System, this system is still used today by astrologers, even though we know now that Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun. The zodiac belt is divided into 12 sections, of 30° each, with each section named after a constellation - these are the Signs of the Zodiac - known as Sun Signs (not Star Signs!).
Your Sun Sign indicates the sign of the Zodiac the Sun occupied at the time of your birth. The Sun rules your willpower and ego and it is the core of your potential and uniqueness as an individual - who you are and what makes you tick.
Your Sun Sign represents the direction and focus of your life and your determination to achieve your aims and ambitions. It also represents your integrity, your ability to command respect and your ability to impress and influence others. It represents the outer you - how others see you.
|Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac, symbolised by the Water-carrier. It is a masculine Air sign, ruled by the planet Uranus. People born between January 21 and February 19 are said to be born under the sign of Aquarius. However if you were born on the day when the Sun moved signs you will need to know your time of birth to determine which Sun sign you really are. The Tarot card associated with Aquarius is The Star.|
The Sun in Aquarius makes you companionable and quirky, with a humanitarian streak. You love originality and independence and shun practicalities, you need to learn to accept the dark side of emotions. You are likeable and open, and always ready to be supportive to friends - highly conscious of the needs of others, you will help whenever you can. You need to express your originality in order to feel fulfilled.
You often find it difficult to sustain a close emotional relationship, because this means adjusting your lifestyle to accommodate the habits of another. When you make a commitment you are extremely loyal, but you are likely to prevaricate before making any pledge. As a parent you find it difficult to understand a child who is more conventional than yourself, whilst as a child your individuality was sometimes construed as waywardness.
You would enjoy work in humanitarian professions and in communications, such as the technical areas of television and radio. Your natural sense of drama would expression in theatre work, the fashion industry, and in a career that calls for flair and originality. You possess originality and creativity and should try to express these qualities in your leisure activities. Regular, creative exercise such as dancing would be beneficial for you. However, ankles are ruled by this sign and could be vulnerable, so care should be taken to protect them, especially if you enjoy skiing or winter sports. Being an Air sign, you thrive best on a light, nourishing diet.
Although everyone born under the same Sun-sign shares some basic traits, the date you were born determines which type of Aquarius you really are.
Each sign of the Zodiac comprises thirty degrees and thus each Zodiac Sign can be divided into three subsections called Decans. Each Decan corresponds to 10 degrees or roughly 10 days of a Zodiac Sign's time period. Every sign will have three Decans and each Decan has a planetary ruler which becomes the co-ruler of that particular sign. Decans can provide a more detailed account of an individual's personality traits and character and reveal how people born under the same Zodiac Sign can be very different.
Find the date you were born below to discover the traits of your particular Sun-sign Decan!
1st Decan » 21st - 30th January: Ruled by Uranus you are the most free of free spirits, utterly taken up with life, humanity and the world. You shine at problem-solving, see money only as a means to an end. You make a spectacular lover for a partner as broadminded and freedom-respecting as yourself.
2nd Decan » 31st January - 9th February: Influenced by Mercury you are quick, mobile, eloquent, versatile and flexible in matters of work and the heart. You have charm and sex appeal aplenty, a spacious view of the world and are an exhilarating - if challenging - lover. Your ability to talk about fantasies makes your own bedtime stories completely irresistible.
3rd Decan » 10th - 19th February: Influenced by Venus you are less cerebral, less objective and more involved and still-centred than the pure Aquarian. Peace, calm and friendship sustain you. You are doubly idealistic, adoring, forgiving, a gentle lover with an artist's soul and you excel at creative endeavours.
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