Aquarius, the Water-Bearer, is the third sign of the Air triplicity and the eleventh sign of the tropical zodiac. This intellectual and unorthodox sign is ruled by Saturn (structure; karma) and Uranus (sudden changes; unexpected upheavals). The key phrase for Aquarius is "I know".
Saturn, considered the great malefic, harbinger of stasis and disease and also the planet of structure and reality, is the traditional ruler of Aquarius. This is the sign of deep intellect and the struggle for freedom from restriction. Aquarius is often emotionally detached.
The new-age ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, planet of eccentrics and the unorthodox. Aquarians express Uranian qualities by being unpredictable, determined and stubborn. Aquarians consequently favour the unique, as well as the traditional. They often adopt lifestyles and ideas that run counter to current trends.
Off the Beaten Track
Aquarians are somewhat prone to immersing themselves in unorthodox fields of study and can make significant discoveries off the beaten track. Astrology could become a passionate concern, as may other investigations of the limits of consciousness and human abilities. A lover of science and originality, Aquarius treasures the unique while immersing itself in the traditional.
Aquarian people readily adopt life styles and ideas that run counter to the mainstream and they try to visualize any situation objectively, as a kind of mental exercise. In relationships, their intellectual approach makes them seem interested, but not particularly passionate or possessive. Of course they do not really lack passion, for when they focus their feelings, their passion is as intense as it is inspirational.
The appearance of calmness is deceptive, as Aquarians are often nervous and apprehensive. Women of this sign often exaggerate their problems to the point of getting ill.
Aquarius Rules the Ankles
Each sign has an external, internal and structural rulership. Externally this sign rules the calves, tibia and ankles. Internally, Sun in Aquarius rules the circulation, breath and eyesight; structurally, the bones of the lower limbs. It is closely associated with the blood and circulation, with a tendency toward impure blood.
The pathological action of Aquarius is towards nervousness, gloom and sensitivity, leading to habits and fixed ideas that make disease persist and linger. Aquarians are prone to varicose veins, hypertension and heart problems.
Aquarius rules the shins, ankles, and the circulatory system, while cramps, allergies, sudden illness and freak accidents are common for those with Aquarius active in their charts. They may also suffer from various nervous disorders.
Shades of Aquarius
Aquarius rules the colours silver, aqua and purple, as well as the new neon shades of pink and blue. Aquarian people also respond well to the energy-boosting ray of red.
The birthstone for Aquarius is the amethyst. Aquarius also responds to the energies of hæmatite, graphite and bloodstone. Remember only to wear these stones if you want to bring their influence into your life. More about Gemstones and Astrology.
Flowers and Herbs
lavender, tiger lily, trillium, bird of paradise, verbena and jack-in-the-pulpit.
Bach Flower Essences
- Chestnut Bud
- Failure to learn from past experiences, repeats mistakes, fails to see present circumstances, impatient.
- Irritability, mental tension, impulsiveness.
- Arsenicum album
- Used in the treatment of food poisoning, conjunctivitis, influenza.
Cell Salt: nat mur
Healing Musical Note: G
- Healing Aromas
- Costmary, hops, lavender, lemon verbena, parsley, patchouli, pine, star anise, sweet pea.
- Foods which stimulate blood circulation, like chilli and cayenne peppers, as well as brain and nerve foods, like wheat grass, oats and barley, are indicated for Aquarius.
Red-coloured foods like beets, radishes, peppers, saffron, strawberries, etc. are beneficial.
Iron and magnesium values should be attended to.
Regular breathing exercises, like yoga and ch'i kung are vital to keep the blood pure and prevent gloom and oversensitivity due to unregulated breath.
Water should be well oxygenated but avoid spring and carbonated waters. Expose the water to red rays for vital warmth and blood building qualities.
Recuperation comes through mental relaxation and a change of scenery.
Susceptible Areas: kidneys, sex organs
- weak or impure blood, poor oxygenation, arteriosclerosis, cardiac œdema, heart disease, venous disorders, varicose veins;
- rheumatism, spasmodic disorders, spinal disorders;
- œdema, swelling of the feet/ankles;
- backache; hypersensitivity;
- lymphatic stasis;
- weak vision;
- genital infections.
- Karmic Tendencies
- Emotional detachment
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