Thursday, February 4, 2010

I am an Aquarian, why am I different from other Aquarians?


This, or “how can you divide everyone into 12 types?” are questions that astrologers are often asked. The simple answer is that we don’t.

Here’s a little joke to lighten the proceedings before you read on...…

Heaven is where the cooks are French, the police are British, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and everything is organized by the Swiss.
Hell is where the cooks are British, the police are German, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and everything is organized by the Italians.

There is some truth in the fact that the French are renowned for their cooking, but are all French people good cooks? Of course not, just as all Japanese are not necessarily polite, nor are all Aquarians eccentric and independent.

However observation, either of nations or of zodiac signs gives us a stereotypical representation that has an element of truth in it. But it is not the whole picture.

What you refer to as your ‘star sign’ or ‘zodiac sign’ is just a small part of the complete picture that astrologers look at. The rest of the picture includes the zodiac position of the Moon and the planets from Mercury through to Pluto. It also includes your ‘rising sign’ (also known as the ascendant,) where the planets are within the circle of the chart, called the house position, and the angular relationship between the planets. This complete picture is called a birth chart or a natal chart.

The reason most people only know of their ‘star sign’ is because newspaper horoscope and horoscope books are all based on the zodiac sign of your sun. Because the sun moves at more or less the same rate every 12 months it’s easy to calculate by date what sign it is in. The moon and the other planets all move at varying rates taking from 2 days to 240 years to complete a circle of the zodiac signs. The ascendant moves even quicker and can change within the space of 30 minutes at least and 2 hours at most.

So being an Aquarian means that yes you do have some Aquarian traits but your personality is based on much more than just that, which is why you are different from other Aquarians.

This of course goes for each star sign, not just Aquarians. And if that’s not enough? Well we all know that Aquarians are known for being different don't we?

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Snozz said...

Love it, great article. Although I think that I'm a boring conventional Aquarian, which I guess is different in a way ... from most Aquarians! Ha!

sas said...

Thanks Snozz, hope it answered the question for you. And yes everyone is unique - but especially Aquarians ;)

Tess said...

Thanks Sas, It explains why I'm not like other goats !

sas said...

Glad you found it helpful Tess :)

Kitty said...

And of course if one was a Virgo with Uranus in the first house one would be an Aquarian Virgoan! I have the whole of Aquarius intercepted in my first house - hence the eccentricity ;-)

Nice article, Sas. x