Aquarius people are not always avant-garde or eccentric. There are two broad types of Aquarius – the archetypal Uranian types and the more austere Saturnine ones.
Before Caroline and William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, Saturn ruled Aquarius. That’s Saturn, as in the Time God/Tarot Hermit that rules Capricorns.
In contemporary times, you meet the more flamboyantly unconventional Uranian type Aquarians and their more muted version.
Saturnine Aquarians are often scientists, coders, and rationalists. Whatever they do, it is some style of niche genius and if they are eccentric, it’s subtle.
Whatever They Do, It Is Some Style Of Niche Genius
And even the more renegade Uranian Aquarius people prefer to express it via their non-mainstream life choices and ahead of the curveness than open rebellion.
They leave ostentatiously outrageous dressing and statements to Sagittarius party-people or Performance Leos.
The Saturnine Aquarius person is less overtly electric than the Uranian type. They’re not charging around getting shocks off car doors. They transmit chilly composure. Their detachment seems almost alien.
They Can Present As Renegades But Be Shockingly Conservative In Certain Areas
Interestingly, some Aquarius Sun, Rising or Moons can flip between the two modes. Or present as renegades but be shockingly conservative in certain areas.
To the annoyance of some who expect them to be activist-minded, they can shun political affiliations. It’s half because no party is progressive enough for them and a half due to their aversion toward being labeled.
Saturn-Aquarius types prefer the veil of ‘respectability’ whereas Uranians find it obscures their vision. Or, they’ve been able to structure their life in such a way that the mainstream optics are irrelevant.
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