- the eleventh sign of the zodiac: the fixed air sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between January 20th and February 18th; an Aquarian.
Examples from the Web for aquarius
AQUARIUS All biz and no play can make Aquarius a dull non-binary-gender being.
AQUARIUS Being obsessed with your physical self is in the stars now.
AQUARIUS We like to say, “Diversity is the mother of compassion.”
AQUARIUS You have an uncharacteristic air of vulnerability about you.
AQUARIUS Time magically expands in the face of looming deadlines.
And to-day the sun, just entering Aquarius, new powers are close upon the world.Incredible Adventures|Algernon Blackwood
There was a conjunction in the zodiac of the signs of Aquarius and Pisces.The Ruling Passion|Henry van Dyke
He was born in February, in the sign of Aquarius and the Fishes,—plainly referring to the birth of the sun from the ocean.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
The Sun enters Aquarius about the 21st of January each year.How to Read the Crystal|Sepharial
So that I become a royal tress, Orion might gleam in Aquarius' company.The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus|Caius Valerius Catullus
noun Latin genitive Aquarii (əˈkwɛərɪˌaɪ)
- Also called: the Water Carrierthe eleventh sign of the zodiac, symbol ♒, having a fixed air classification and ruled by the planets Saturn and Uranus. The sun is in this sign between about Jan 20 and Feb 18
- a person born during a period when the sun is in this sign
Word Origin for Aquarius
faint constellation and 11th zodiac sign, late Old English, from Latin aquarius, literally "water carrier," properly an adjective, "pertaining to water" (see aquarium); a loan-translation of Greek Hydrokhoos "the water-pourer," old Greek name of this constellation.
Aquarians were a former Christian sect that used water instead of wine at the Lord's Supper. Age of Aquarius (1940) is an astrological epoch supposed to have begun in the 1960s, embodying the traits of this sign and characterized by world peace and human brotherhood. The term and the concept probably got a boost in popular use when An Aquarian Exposition was used as the sub-name of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969).