Your Sun, Moon and Rising Signs

Your Sun Sign describes the centre of your personality, what motivates and drives you, and who you are learning to become

Your Moon Sign describes your instinctive and emotional nature. Whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and become, your Moon describes who you already are

Your Rising Sign shows the way you project yourself, how others see you, and the kind of experiences needed to make your life meaningful.

The Sun in Aquarius

Sun in Aquarius meaning and characteristics Aquarius star sign

The Sun in Aquarius

The Sun in astrology symbolizes the core essence of who you are – your individuality and sense of self. It describes what is likely to motivate you, and why.

The Sun in Aquarius describes the prime focal point within your personality, and is of major importance.

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: Idealism, Community, Liberty, Equality, Science

Functional Expression: Socially aware, humanitarian, egalitarian, civilized, impartial, outgoing, unconventional

Dysfunctional Expression: Cold, critical, aloof, overly rational, erratic, blinded by science and reason



A Collective Orientation

With the Sun in the collectively-oriented sign of Aquarius, the emphasis is upon finding individuality within the context of a group or community. Aquarians need to find practical solutions to broad social issues, whilst maintaining a detached or objective position.

As an Air sign, Aquarius is concerned with the exchange of information and ideas, of logic and fact. For those with the Sun in Aquarius communication is key, whether this is informally through maintaining social connections, or more formally through practical routes.

Aquarius has much to do with the social side of life, and Aquarians tend to observe the cultural norms upon which communities are built. Sun in Aquarius people 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. They need to establish firm conceptual underpinnings with which to approach life. Aquarians can tenaciously hold onto ideas of what they perceive as right or wrong, and unless they can be shown a logical alternative to an intended course of action, will be unlikely to change.

They can have a reputation for stubbornness, but it is often the Aquarian ability to maintain a tested theory that is at work here, rather than an obstinate disregard of someone else’s point of view.


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Intuitive Insight

Your sign is gifted with the ability to read the zeitgeist, making lightning fast assessments 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, ready to adapt to the future as it unfolds within the now.

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. Resistance to change can rob you of one of your greatest assets, which is to be at the forefront of the new.

Your journey involves learning lessons of detachment, objectivity and group involvement.

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.

This sign rules the collective and in many ways, with the Sun in Aquarius you tend to more comfortable with the impersonal, objective and detached than anything intimate.

Aquarius is perhaps the least emotional sign of the Zodiac, and although many of you are highly emotive of course, you are likely to try and deal with things in a calm, rational and logical manner where possible.


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Aquarians are often recognised as social idealists, locked into a quest to pursue their guiding principles of truth, justice, democracy, universal harmony and brotherhood of man. Calm objectivity combined with idealistic vision results in a genuine interest for scientific ingenuity and a natural instinct for fair-mindedness. Known for being one of the most rational and humane signs of the zodiac, Aquarius, in its positive expression, is the archetype for civility, tact, reasoned logic, moderate behaviour and all-round good manners. – Deb Houlding


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Logically Brilliant

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, 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.

For Sun in Aquarius, 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.

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 relationships with people from all walks of life.

You focus on what is similar rather than different in the people you have around.

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, those with the Sun in Aquarius 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 progressive change.


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The View From Outside

From another point of view, you have a way of finding yourself on the outside.

Despite your collective tendencies, you may be the rebel or the rule breaker within your family or community. In many ways, Aquarians tend to be the ones who do not fit.

With the Sun in Aquarius you need to challenge the status quo, so that nothing goes unquestioned for too long. In this way, you may 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 understand that every individual has the right to be themselves. You may find it is easier to uphold this principle for others than for yourself. 

There are those with the Sun in Aquarius who experience themselves as an outsider, or separate from the group. Your sense of individuality may be so strong that you do not feel that you relate to others, and operate as a kind of “lone wolf”.  But 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 to discover ways to connect. You are likely to make a great networker or team-builder when you focus on what people have in common rather than what keeps them apart. This same logic can be applied to your personal life. Finding like-minded groups of individuals who can appreciate your unique vision is important, and will help you to belong.


The Sun in Aquarius: 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 emotional entanglements to view life from a detached and impersonal perspective. This gives you access to information that helps bring about progress and 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 employing this insight in logical ways. You teach others the value of equality and change when you make decisions based on what is best for the group. 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 embody authenticity whilst maintaining the individual freedom which is the hallmark of your sign.

BUT WAIT….. There’s More!

There is so much more to your personality than just your Sun Sign. Whilst your Sun Sign describes qualities you are learning to develop and become, your Moon Sign describes who you already are. Your Rising Sign reveals how others see you

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About Your Sun Sign

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About Your Sun’s House

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About Your Zodiac Strengths

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About Your Moon Sign

Meet your Moon Sign – The other major influence which describes who you are 


About Your Rising Sign

Why do others see you that way? Find out what a Rising Sign or Ascendant means


About Your Unique Personality

Explore Your Complete Astrological Profile – SUN, MOON AND RISING SIGNS COMBINATIONS 


About Your Mercury Sign

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About Your Venus Sign

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About Your Mars Sign

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About Your Birth Chart

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About Astrology

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The House Your Sun is In and What It Means

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First House     Second House     Third House     Fourth House     Fifth House    Sixth House

Seventh House      Eighth House      Ninth House      Tenth House       Eleventh House      Twelfth House

Do you know which House your Sun is in? Find out more about your Solar House

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