The Sun in Aquarius

Be prepared to let your freak flag fly during quirky Aquarius season.

The sun in Aquarius is time to indulge in eccentricity, but it also promotes rapid change, progress, and innovation. From aliens and science fiction to futuristic technology, nothing is too unconventional for this season. During this time, it's natural to feel a deep sense of pain about things in the world that seem unjust, and you may feel called to volunteer or work in the area of social justice. It's a significant shift from buttoned-up Capricorn time, but use last month's grounded nature to keep your wits about you even in the oddest of circumstances.

Sun in Aquarius: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Air & Fixed

Positive keywords for Sun in Aquarius:

  • Altruistic
  • Humanitarian
  • Offbeat
  • Rebellious
  • Tolerant

Negative keywords for Sun in Aquarius:

  • Detached
  • Extremist
  • Haughty
  • Individualistic
  • Unemotional

Sun in Aquarius Personality

"Crazy = Genius" for those with their sun in Aquarius. As the radicals of the zodiac, Aquarians concoct incredibly forward-thinking ideas. The future lives in these folks' minds. However, their ingenuity often goes underappreciated—at least at the time—due to their off-the-wall qualities. Though Aquarius suns don't often live long enough to see their progressive plans implemented, they sit (semi)satisfied knowing that they're right.

Additionally, the nature of their thoughts and thought processes makes them a little unpredictable. Though they're capable of leading a revolution, the day-to-day escapes them sometimes, as they overlook social gatherings, routines, and even meals. Aquarius suns exhibit tunnel vision tendencies where their interests are concerned. Despite their airy nature, they can be very stubborn. This emotional attachment to these ideas may come as a surprise to some, given their logical nature.

Positive Traits

Being ruled by Uranus, Aquarians march to the beat of their own drum, utterly indifferent to outside opinions. They are the true individuals of the zodiac. In fact, Aquarian styles and interests are the sorts to blow up a year or two after they've mentioned them. Despite their individualism, they remain relatively community-oriented people. Many use their revolutionary schemes for the improvement of society at large.

Much like their airy sister, Libra, they can't stomach societal injustice, so Aquarius suns will fight tirelessly for the underdog. In fact, they sort of identify with them, as social rejection is something with which they're intimately familiar.

Negative Traits

As it happens, intellectualizing every facet of existence can be unhealthy. While dwelling in the realm of ideas, Aquarians sometimes forget that the physical and emotional worlds are of great importance. It's from this tendency that they get their reputation of cold or unfeeling.

Furthermore, in their quest to be unique, the children of Uranus risk alienating themselves completely from their peer groups. In their conceit, less developed folks consider their solitude to be an indication of their superiority. In this way, they secretly share the egoism of their sister sign, Leo.


Aquarians give the impression that they hail from Mars with their forward thinking and strange fashions. They incarnate the phrase “dare to be different” and frankly relish in it. These individuals understand that the natural order of things requires a bit of shaking up every once in a while, and they are exactly what the doctor prescribed.

Though they tend to meet a lot of pushback to their zany ideas, Aquarius suns are stubborn by nature, sometimes to a fault. Perhaps they are from out of this world, but humanity needs a few oddballs.