Western Astrology - Aquarius
- Ruler: Uranus.
- Element: Air.
- Quality: Fixed.
- Gender: Masculine.
- Color: Blue/green.
- Tarot: The Star.
- Natural House: Eleventh.
- Astrological Birthstones: Amethyst, garnet, moss agate, opal and sugilite.
- Planetary Stone: Turquoise.
- Physical Correspondence: Lower leg and pancreas.
- Keywords: Altruistic, individualistic.
The sign Aquarius was traditionally ruled by Saturn, though Uranus has also been assigned rulership since its discovery in 1781. Physically it is related to the calves and ankles, as well as the circulation system. It is said to have a masculine nature, and is therefore more outwardly oriented in its energy expression.
As a Air sign it is very social, and shows itself in groups and social organizations. As a Fixed sign it has determination and staying power, and it is related to ideological convictions.
The Aquarius influence is expressed in rather a stubborn way as far as opinions are concerned, but the sign is also strongly related to social and humanitarian ideals. Planets in this sign express themselves in a unique and unconventional manner. This can lead to an experience of alienation or social isolation. Nevertheless the energy of Aquarius is in essence friendly and expresses itself in social relationships where shared ideals play a greater role than emotions. Aquarian energy is cool and detached, and a greater balance could be achieved if more warmth and identity could be invested in personality expression.