The “Water Bearer” symbolism that accompanies Aquarius is enigmatic. It is symbolized often as the goddess, Delphi who pours sparkling water from the heavens. She blesses humanity. Sometimes the Water Bearer appears illustrated as a wizard or magician.
Aquarius forte is leadership. They are known for their truthfulness and patience. Science, and invention are strong suits, Most Aquarius individuals prefer living in a cosmopolitan area.
Aquarius visits in the height of winter. Known also as the Water Bearer, some say this native has two sides. Though they may appear cold and detached, Aquarians are kind. Descriptions usually characterize a lofty mentality. Words such as innovative, new age, and consciousness are their trademark. Born between February 20th March 20, this native’s personality has many sides.
The symbolism of Aquarius is characterized as a water bearing slave in the 1939 movie, Gunga Din, It puts a different slant on the typical imagery. In it, Gunga Din is portrayed as a man servant who carried water to the troops during wars. This nitty gritty action movie dramatizes the cool, detached yet compassionate nature of this sign.
Rudyard Kipling’s persona of the water bearer/slave shows the symbolism through his character’s dialogue -
"Tho' I've belted you and flayed you,
By the livin' Gawd that made you,
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!”
Some well known historical figures who are Aquarians are listed in A.T. Mann’s “The Round Art ”
Thomas Jefferson, Karl Marx, Carl Jung, Jules Verne, Handel, , Yeats Roosevelt, Shubert Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Orson Welles, Leonard Bernstein, Brahms, Einstein, Keats, Marilyn Monroe, Ralph Nader, Brigitte Bardot.
Ruling planets for Aquarius are often listed as Saturn and Uranus. Rulership comes about through solar harmonics. In this case, the close proximity of two powerful planets in range of one another, the sun translates both energies. Described as “local expression,” each planet retains its own identity.
Uranus is the planet of electricity and sudden changes. Its atmosphere is rife with electrical storms. The expression “It hit me like a bolt out of the blue” illustrates the effects that contribute to the quixotic nature of the Aquarian mindset. Occupational roles that attract Aquarius are researchers, scientists, inventors, psychological counselors, or astrologers.
Saturn’s influence gives Aquarians the discipline and structure for practical application of other- worldly input manifested through epiphanies and inspirations. Aquarius personalities usually aren’t very flexible and neither is Saturn.