The Sun in Aquarius
It describes what is likely to motivate you, and why. The Sun Sign describes the prime focal point within the personality structure, and is of major importance. Understanding and developing these aspects of the self will help you to develop and expand your sense of being the authentic self you truly wish to be. Understanding the house in which your Sun is found will give even greater detail.
If you do not feel much like your Sun Sign, then consider if you are giving yourself permission to be who you truly need to be?
Aquarius: Fixed Air Ruler: Saturn
Keywords: Humanity, Idealism, Pragmatism, Community, Liberty, Equality, Science
Functional Expression: Socially aware, humanitarian, egalitarian, refined, civilized, impartial, outgoing, commitment to an ideal, group or cause, brilliance, unconventional, intuitive knowledge, universality, service to society.
Dysfunctional Expression: Cold, critical, didactic, unemotional, unconnected, aloof, disdainful, overly rational, superior, erratic, impractical, dedicated to science and reason above all else
When the Sun arrives in Aquarius, the celestial focus shifts to collective concerns. Born with the Sun here, you are likely to be motivated by a need to understand your individuality within the context of the group or community of which you are a part. This is a sign which preferences communal dynamics over individual concerns. Thus you are likely to seek practical solutions to the issues around you, attempting at all times to maintain a detached point of view from where you might observe what is best for the majority within the endless ‘to and fro’.
As an Air sign, Aquarius is concerned with the exchange of information and ideas, logic and fact. You are likely to seek ways to communicate, either informally through maintaining broad connections, or more formally through practical routes. Your journey has much to do with the social side of life, and you do well to understand the cultural norms upon which protocol and etiquette are built. You may have excellent networking abilities and a broad range of friends. Maintaining equality in relationships is important for those born under this sign.
As a Fixed sign, Aquarius is concerned with durability. You need to establish firm conceptual underpinnings with which to approach life. You will hold with great tenacity to ideas of what you perceive as right or wrong, and unless you can be shown a logical and improved alternative to your intended course of action, will be unlikely to change. You may earn yourself a reputation for stubbornness, but it is often the Aquarian ability to maintain a tested theory that is at play here, rather than an obstinate disregard of someone else’s point of view.
Although your intentions may be impersonal, once you have decided on something – be it a protocol or a political stance – you can be extremely rigid in maintaining your position, and unwilling to change. A resistance to change and the input of others robs you of one of your greatest assets, which is to be at the forefront of the new. Your sign is gifted with the ability to read the zeitgeist, and make a lightning fast assessment of current conditions based upon prevailing circumstances. At this level, your intuition is a powerful tool. allowing you to see which next step is the most logical one to take. Maintaining flexibility, whilst trusting your electric-like insight, helps you stay one step ahead of the game, and ready to adapt to the future as it unfolds within the now.
Your journey involves learning lessons of detachment, objectivity and group involvement. You must find your unique identity within the context of the group. In some senses, you may try to rise above the drama of the everyday to achieve a more elevated or detached perspective. This helps you recognize the best or fairest outcome for all concerned. Your innate sense of logic urges you to take an impersonal stance in most situations, in the hope that this will allow you to see things clearly, and without bias. Along the way, you will need to learn to recognize feelings or emotions, and the role that these can play in a balanced approach to life. If you are on the Aquarian journey, then intellectual flexibility as well as emotional intelligence is required.
Aquarius rules the collective and in many ways, Aquarians tend to more comfortable with the impersonal, objective and detached than anything intimate. This is perhaps the least emotional sign of the Zodiac, and although many of you are highly emotive of course, you are likely to tend to deal with things in a calm, rational and logical manner where possible. Those of you with little emotional “interference” can be highly cerebral, and may even avoid close intimate contact with others.
You recognize that pure logic, when artfully applied, helps an individual to see the outcome that is best for all concerned. Because you tend to see beyond the personal and immediate, you can recognize what is right for the group. Because you can detach from purely personal concerns you understand that what is best for one may not be the best for all. In such circumstances, you are likely to support ideas and principles that are collective in orientation. As you evolve you learn to focus on what will be of benefit to the greatest number of people involved. Social awareness, political insight and group involvement is important as you naturally tend to think in ways that are inclusive, collectively-oriented and concerned with principles such as justice, fairness and equality for all.
You may be motivated by ideas that have a far-reaching political or scientific reach rather than dwelling on personal concerns or short term gains. You may find yourself mixing with a broad range of people, maintaining connections with people from all walks of life as you focus on what is similar rather than different in the people you have around. Aquarians have a way of making things that affect the group or the collective more important than purely personal concerns. This allows you to be fair and unbiased, able to offer a considered opinion on life’s experiences, and be ever ready to respond to the innovative or new.
Aquarius also rules all aspects of science and technology, so you might find you have special talents in any related fields. Broadcast technologies and telecommunications are governed by this sign, as are politics and humanitarian concerns. Engineering, scientific innovation and human resources also falls within its remit. Many alternative therapies, metaphysical ideas and occult philosophies that have a scientific as well as intuitive bent are ruled by Aquarius. Often, Aquarians will be found working in such fields. Your willingness to go it alone when required, and bring into manifestation the new or untested makes you ideally suited to any profession which involves testing and rapid change.
The View From Outside
From another point of view, Aquarians have a way of finding themselves on the outside. Despite your collective tendencies, you may find yourself at times the rebel or the rule breaker within your family or community at large. In many ways, Aquarians tend to be the ones who do not fit. It is more accurate to say that Aquarians challenge the status quo, so that nothing goes unquestioned for too long. In this way, you tend to find that no matter what you do, you cant help being controversial to a degree, pushing buttons or asking awkward questions that expose unexamined presumptions for what they are. Your preference is for fairness, justice and equality at every level, and you question anything or anyone that might prevent this ideal from being realised. You realize that every individual has the right to be themselves, and you often find yourself upholding this principle, usually more easily for others than you do for yourself.
Because of this sense of unique individuality, you must find ways to connect and relate with others. There are those of you who experience yourself as an outsider, or as separate from the group. Your sense of individuality may be so strong that you do not feel that you relate, and so operate as a kind of lone wolf. This will keep you isolated and lonely, as well as out of touch with your emotional life. While it is important to uphold your individuality, you must also discover the right group of like-minded others to which you can belong.
This may mean breaking through emotional barriers based on feelings of isolation, to discover ways to connect. You are likely to make a great networker or team-builder if you focus on what people have in common rather than what keeps them apart. This same logic can be applied to your personal life. Taking time to understand the feelings we all share will help you see that you belong. Finding like-minded groups of individuals who can appreciate your unique vision is important, and will help them on your way.
Your Aquarian Solar Journey
Born with the Sun in Aquarius, you are gifted with the logical ability to see things as they really are, and work toward solutions that bring benefit to all. You can rise above the emotional entanglements to view life from a detached and impersonal perspective. This gives you access to information that helps bring forward progress and change. When you allow yourself to see clearly the situation that is in front of you, you can offer an invaluable service, bringing down to earth “ideas from the future” that will lead to innovative change. Your journey involves learning to recognize and value your unique contribution. As you become increasingly adept at this, you bring innovation – even brilliance – to anything you become involved with.
This journey is ultimately one of emotional intelligence. As you become skilled at fusing reason and emotion, you become highly intuitive. You are able to find the solution to practical as well as emotional problems by recognizing the lightning flash of intuition, and then employ this insight in tangible or logical ways. You teach others the value of equality and change when you make decisions based on what is best for the collective. And you demonstrate the capacity for unique solutions when you exercise your ability to think outside the box. In this way, you bring much needed freedom to your own and others lives. By giving yourself and others permission to be, you teach authenticity and respect whilst maintaining the individual freedom which is the hallmark of your sign.