The Truth About Aquarius Personality Traits
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. The main difference between Saturn-ruled Sea-Goats and Saturnine Aquarians in the olden days was that the Caps were routinely depicted as lusty and avaricious. The Aquarians? Not so much. They were seen as cerebral, their mind fixed on higher realms.
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. They’re introverts or have work that demands an element of solitude but even if they just invented an at-home time-space continuum portal, you wouldn’t know it from their bland, normcore street demeanor.
Two Distinct Types Of Aquarius
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 and they won’t share their weirder takes on things in public. They transmit chilly composure. Their detachment seems almost alien.
Mainstream Optics Are Irrelevant
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 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. To be fair, they’re irrelevant to many Aquarians but if you’re – say – a game developer or a scientist, you have to be aware of them.