Aquarius is an air sign? I thought it was water…”
There is a common misconception that the sign of Aquarius falls under the Water element, and not, Air. The ultimate is, that Aquarius is possibly the furtherest and most dissociated from water charms Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Aquarians are extremely cerebral people; preferring to repress all emotion and sentiment until they have a logical framework to assess it through. Whilst water represents emotions and sensitivity, Aquarius remains detached enough from feeling to maintain a clear and unbiased perspective. The symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer, and the jagged waves of their symbol represent not water - but light, radiation and electrical impulses that pass through each other. The sign is depicted as the bearer pouring water, though she is truly pouring not water - but information, intelligence sourced from a fountain of knowledge
The water is a home Aquarians; and many have a natural affinity and closeness to the psychic undercurrents in the ocean. The sea is a place of peace and comfort for Aquarians, who like their Piscean neighbours are calmed and energized by its matrix. Like the Water triplicy, Aquarius are known for their humanistic values, capacity for empathy (mainly for children, animals and wider groups) and orientation toward service. Tell an Aquarian about an injustice and they will be the first to get so wound up they organize a total protest or begin a rant blog. The Aquarian empathy is less personal, but their sign represents all that is creativity, boundless imaginations, service and healing, purity, intuition and a brilliant sixth sense. The water that runs through Aquarius is free flowing, light, and redirected cerebrally with the intention of illuminating and cleansing.
Traditionally associated with flooding and rainfall, the sign of Aquarius corresponded with floods and welcomed the cleansing period that allows for refreshment. Such Aquarian influence has been seen as we shift into the Age of Aquarius, where flooding has become a significant issue for many countries. The water bearer bestowed Aquarius with the capacity to invigorate others an help them begin anew. Youth and innocence is also portrayed by this quality identified Ganymede, the young boy whose grace and beauty so captivated the heart of Zeus that he stole him away to replace Hebes, the goddess of youth, as his cup bearer.
Whilst the Water signs have the fluid lining their skin, Aquarians are holding the water, scattering the numinous knowledge throughout the rest of the zodiac. With the water unable to penetrate into the Aquarian mind, their mental clarity remains sharp and unclouded by heavy emotion. Aquarius, as an air sign, also signifies light and its mental expansion, clarity, through which the sign emphasises leanings towards visibly reasoned logic and lucid creativity and expression. The liquid of the water signs runs through their psyche; whereas Aquarians offer theirs to the rest of the zodiac.