About Me: Astrology
- 1 Facts About the Water Bearer
- 2 Western Astrology
- 3 Chinese Astrology
- 4 Extras
The information posted below is purely for recreational purposes. I’m not a firm believer in astrology but the findings have always interested me and, sometimes, there are accurate.
Vanessa Sex F
São Paulo 22 Brazil 02/11/1989 06:30 – Julian day 2447568.90
Timezone -3.00 ST 15.49 Lat -23.33 Long 46.38
Facts About the Water Bearer
Aquarius is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the oldest documented constellations of the Zodiac. There are no particularly bright stars in the constellation and it can be difficult to view with the naked eye. However, it is large — spread out over 980 square degrees and the 10th largest constellation in the sky.
As is the case with all of the Zodiac constellations, Aquarius was recorded in the second century by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. Its name means “cup bearer” or “water bearer” in Latin.
The constellation can be seen in the spring in the Southern Hemisphere and the fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Right Ascension: 22.71 hours
- Declination: -10.19 degrees
- Visible: Between 65 degrees and -90 degrees
- Best viewed: During October at 9 p.m.
Aquarius is located near Cetus (the whale), Pisces (the fish), Delphinus (the dolphin), Eridanus (the river), which are all part of what is often referred to as the water or sea section of the sky where there are a cluster of water-related constellations.
Notable stars and objects
The brightest star in the Aquarius constellation is a rare yellow supergiant known as beta Aquarii, also known as Sadalsuud. It is 600 light-years away and has a magnitude of 2.9, which is low.
Alpha Aquarii, or Sadalmelik, is a giant star located 760 light-years from Earth and has a magnitude of 2.95.
Located 158 light-years from earth, Gamma Aquarii, or Sadachbia, has a magnitude 3.8.
Zeta Aquarii is at the center of the Y-shaped configuration that forms Aquarius’ water jar. The other stars in the asterism forming the jar are Gamma, Pi and Eta Aquarii. The stream of water consists of more than 20 stars, ending with Fomalhaut.
Aquarius includes a number of planetary nebulae, including NGC 7009, one of the brightest in the sky. It also known as the Saturn Nebula because it has a ring that resembles Saturn and was first observed in 1782 by Sir William Herschel, a German-born British astronomer.
Aquarius also boasts the closest of all planetary nebulae — NGC 7293, or the Helix Nebula — which is just 400 light-years from Earth.
The Greeks linked this constellation with Ganymede, the cup bearer to the gods. According to lore, Ganymede was a good-looking young man who was the object of Zeus’ affection and was brought to Mount Olympus, where he served as cup bearer to the gods and was granted eternal youth.
Aquarius has also has various meanings and associations in other cultures.
Babylonian astronomers identified the constellation as representing the god Ea, or “The Great One,” which was often pictured with an overflowing vessel. In ancient Egypt, the water bearer’s jar was said to cause the spring overflow of the Nile when it was dipped into the river. The Chinese astronomers viewed the “stream” as soldiers.
20th January to 18th February
- Zodiac Symbol: Water-bearer
- Element: Air
- Quality: Fixed
- Ruling House: Eleventh
- Ruling Planets: Saturn and Uranus
- Detriment: Sun
- Exaltation: Mercury
- Fall: Pluto
The water carrier represented by the zodiacal constellation Aquarius is Ganymede, a beautiful Phrygian youth. Ganymede was the son of Tros, king of Troy (according to Lucian, he was also the son of Dardanus). While tending to his father’s flocks on Mount Ida, Ganymede was spotted by Jupiter. The king of gods became enamored of the boy and flew down to the mountain in the form of a large bird, whisking Ganymede away to the heavens. Ever since, the boy has served as cupbearer to the gods. Ovid has Orpheus sing the tale:
“The king of the gods was once fired with love for Phrygian Ganymede, and when that happened Jupiter found another shape preferable to his own. Wishing to turn himself into a bird, he none the less scorned to change into any save that which can carry his thunderbolts. Then without delay, beating the air on borrowed pinions, he snatched away the shepherd of Ilium, who even now mixes the winecups, and supplies Jove with nectar, to the annoyance of Juno” (Metamorphoses X 154-160).
In astrology, Aquarius is the 11th sign in the Zodiac and represents those born between Jan. 20 and Feb. 18.
As of 2002, the Sun appears in the constellation Aquarius from 16 February to 11 March. In tropical astrology, the Sun is considered to be in the sign Aquarius from 20 January to 19 February, and in sidereal astrology, from 15 February to 14 March.
Sun in Aquarius
One of the standout characteristics of those born under the Sun Sign of Aquarius is their unwillingness to follow the beaten track. With advancement and progress on their minds, there can be an irreverence to old and outdated ways of thinking and doing things. Many Aquarians aim to free themselves of personal and social conditioning. Although open to change in theory, Aquarians can be surprisingly stubborn. Their idealism runs strong, but they can be very fixed in their opinions.
Often a bit aloof and even standoffish, Aquarians nonetheless are usually well-liked. They are curious and observant, and tolerant in a broad sense. Prejudice and bias is offensive to the typical Aquarius. Aquarians are generally very clever, witty, and intellectual. They value progress and frankness. It’s difficult to throw Aquarians for a loop–they’re generally on top of things. There is a bit of reformer in Aquarius. They’ll try to get you to see through superficiality, and encourage you to be open and forthright. “Be true to yourself” and “Don’t follow the crowd” are mottos we easily associate with this sign. Aquarians need space and value personal freedom. Any attempt to box them in will likely fail. They’ll happily return the favor; and they will treat people from all walks of life as equals. Equality and fairness are hallmarks of the sign. If you’re quirky and “different”, all the better.
Moon in Taurus
Familiarity is important to Lunar Taureans. These people are earthy and strong-willed. They feel with their senses and they are pretty much rooted in their ways. They revel in material comforts–in fact, building a solid and comfortable home and foundation helps to keep them feeling safe and content.
It isn’t wise to try to push Lunar Taureans into doing anything, but once they have made a commitment, they’re persevering. There’s a steadiness to this position of the Moon that is comforting to those close to them. But the conservative streak in these natives can be maddening to more progressive personalities. They tend to go out of their way to avoid “messy” or unpredictable situations, crises, and emotional displays. Instead, they focus on creating a reliable and secure life around them. In relationships, Lunar Taureans may not easily recognize their partner’s need for change, growth, or emotional stimulation.
Moon in Taurus natives are generally very romantic. Their affections are strong, deep, and unwavering. They are sentimental and warm. Since Taurus is a practical earth sign, the placement of the Moon in this sign suggests an ability to protect themselves and their own interests. They will rarely make a move without first determining that it is safe and that there’s something in it for them. Generally, Taurus Moon people have reliable instincts. They are very much tied to the physical world, and they often have a particularly well-developed sense of smell. Relationships with people born with this position of Mars are often quite enduring. Many Mars in Taurus people hang onto their mates, even in the face of serious conflict. Taurus is a fixed sign, so break-ups don’t happen easily.
There is a serenity to them that is calming. In fact, it takes a lot to really get to them. However, they do get off-center every once in a while. They are not the most adaptable people when their own routine is interrupted, for example. Though some Lunar Taureans might be considered anal, most simply have a stubborn streak that keeps them rather resistant to change. Rarely are they spontaneous sorts. Uncomfortable with surprises, these natives value stability. Their needs are strong but quite simple at the same time–they love the “good things” in life. The world of the five senses is all-important to these natives. Their love of stability and steadiness can make them slaves to routine. However, they are loyal and capable people.
Ascendant in Pisces
“Go with the flow” seems to be a Pisces rising motto. They move about the world in a vaguely directionless, gentle manner. They come across as artists and lovers of peace; but their open minds and hearts can give them a chameleon-like persona. Others are not always sure who they’ll meet from one day to the next with a Pisces rising person. Although often quiet and shy, another day may find them talkative and passionate. They are hugely impressionable, have a dreamy disposition, and project a soft-hearted personality. Pisces rising sees the world the way they want to see it at any given time, so objectivity is not necessarily a strong point. Neither is decision-making! People with Pisces rising resist any kind of labeling–their characters are changeable, and they don’t want to be pinned down or pegged in any way. Theirs is a restless, searching nature that cannot be happy with any one way of living or being. Pisces rising avoids cold, hard facts and harsh realities like the plague. They don’t have a decisive plan for tomorrow or even today, preferring to keep things open. Since they change their minds frequently enough, and like to “feel” their way through life, too much organization or structure can be seen as very limiting.
Pisces rising people walk around with their heads in the clouds, and even when you do have their attention, their dreaminess is almost always apparent. These people look for a stable partnership–one that is reliable. Pisces rising people gravitate to partners who keep them on their toes, and they often will pass off the little details and reality checks to their significant other. They seem to need a practical, realistic partner. Pisces Ascendants often have a sensitivity to drugs, and sometimes are prone to allergies that come and go. Their physical constitutions seem to be less resistant than most. Pisces rising people often possess an irresistible charm that comes on in a quiet way, with a soft aura about them. Both their appearance and mannerisms are usually quite intriguing to others.
Aquarius Birthstone Meanings
Ancient Birthstones: Garnet, Amethyst
Traditional Birthstones: Garnet, Amethyst
Modern Birthstones: Amber, Albite, Amethyst, Angelite, Blue Obsidian, Bowenite, Boji Stone, Cryolite, Aurichalcite, Garnet, Hematite, Lithium Quartz, Magnetite, Merlinite, Rainforest Jasper, Mt Hay Thundereggs, Kurnakovite, Pollucite, Wavellite
Amethyst Crystals are some of the most well known quartz crystal and they are well known to be strong healing stones. They will help in a number of ways, including assisting you to let go of sadness and grief, especially if it is based in the past. The ancient Greeks believed it would help drunkeness, so if you have if you have addictions, such as smoking, drinking or drug addictions you may be helped by its energy. This Aquarius Birthstone has a powerful energy that you may utilize if you are a healer as it is excellent to aid healing.
They carry within them the amazing violet flame energy which is overseen by the Ascended master St Germaine.
Garnet stones create a healthy connection to the earth and resonate within both the base chakra and the earth chakra. They aid spiritual grounding and will encourage feelings of vitality, and help you to have staying power to your life. Lovely Aquarius birthstone jewelry is made using these stones and they are an excellent asset to use if you wish to aid the health of the organs in the lower stomach, including the sexual area.
Their energy may also bring an increase of prosperity in your life.
Year of Snake
1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049, 2061, 2073
Smart, creative, mystic, sympathetic, graceful, patient, calm, cautious, and low-key. Respect and take pride in your work. A deep thinker and do not like to communicate with others. Can be shy and reserved. Afraid to fail or to be rejected. Like to hide your feelings. Can be possessive, jealous or mendacious at times.
DOB: February 11, 1989
Smart, acute and talented. Tend to be strategic and resourceful. Whatever you put your mind to, it seems to work out smoothly without much trouble. So you are blessed in the way that you can apply your intelligence properly and in the right timing to get what your heart desires.
Likely to have a good marriage. Will get along with your spouse or partner, and have peaceful resolutions on issues. Tend to do well with investment. Know how to leverage and take calculated risks. Will be very successful financially and no need to worry about money.
For men, like to be under the spotlight or make yourself noticed. Very strategic and effective. For women, will be well provided by husband or partner, and will be a caring and resourceful wife and mother.