Aquarius Sign Symbol
The eleventh sign on the zodiac circle, Aquarius represents the transition of the Sun through the sign of the Water bearer between January 20 and February 18 every year, according to the tropical astrology.
The Water bearer is a symbol of community and humanitarian endeavours. It is the human bringing the most precious of all resources, water, to his peers.
The water symbolizes a flow of endless possibilities, the essential nourishment for all on earth.
Symbolism and history of the Water bearer
The Water bearer in the Aquarius astrology meaning is the representative figure of the unrestrained flow of water into everyone’s life. There are two myths that go in the same direction of water clearing and nourishing all.
One of them says that at some point, earth became so filled with evil that Zeus started pouring water from the skies, water that cleansed all evil away. Two beings, Duecalion and Pyrrha then threw stones to stop the water and recreated life.
The second myth refers to the myth of Deluge, the cleaning of the earth through water. Peace and life is then restored through the help of one human, such as Noah who saved all the well-meaning beings in his ark.
The Aquarian is generous by sharing water and shows the philanthropic and humanitarian side of every individual.
The symbol of the Aquarius zodiac sign depicts a man holding a vase of water flowing freely at his feet. The glyph consists of two wavering lines, one of top of each other. Similar to the Libra glyph, the top line is the metaphysical and the bottom line is the physical plan. These suggests the free flow of knowledge and nourishment.
Characteristics of the Water bearer
Aquarians are beings ahead of their time: they are innovative and creative. They carry a different view on life and they try to bring all this knowledge to their peers just as the Water bearer carries water in his pitch.
These people have always been different from the crowd because of their young spirit, original approach and dedicated generosity.
Just as the Water bearer is regarded as a saviour they are the ones tasked to enlighten their communities.
Water suggests nourishment and the carrier of it is a rich man who can give and take life from plants and even other beings. Aquarians are people of great responsibility towards their peers and they carry their burden proudly.