Aquarius Men Personality Ultimate Guide

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Aquarius Man: Personality Traits + Compatibility

Are you looking for Aquarius man personality traits and compatibility information? Are you hoping to find out if your Aquarius Love Horoscope includes information about dating, relationships, characteristics and temperament? If so, you have come to the right place.

While you may read other information elsewhere on the web about the Aquarius zodiac sign, much of what you will come across is not grounded in astronomy, astrology or ancient spiritual teachings.

Aquarius Love Personality Revealed

Visitors of this site know that I often will write about things that touch upon spirituality in ways that border upon the supernatural. But if you believe in the construct of psycho-spiritualism, it doesn’t take long to recognize that that the essence of our humanity comes to us in different forms and pathways. 

What follows is a detailed breakdown Aquarius, including information about this Zodiac’s symbol. The material has been infused with teachings from the ancients, using Spirit Animal Guides as offered by Native Indian Tribes to highlight certain characteristics.And I want to be clear that I am not an “astrologer” or “psychic”.

I am, however, someone who is attracted to the world of spirituality for reasons that I do not yet fully understand, which may be a result of being born under the Scorpio Zodiac sign. Plus – I just like to write.

In any event, at the end of this post, I have published a poll that asks you to pick which personality trait best represents your Aquarius personality.

Let’s jump right in!

Aquarius Astrology Zodiac: January 20-Feb 18

Aquarius Positive Traits:

  • Outgoing
  • Open Minded
  • Witty
  • Creative
  • Original
  • Autonomous
  • Free Thinker
  • Charmers

Aquarius Negative Traits:

  • Unemotional
  • Distant
  • Sarcastic
  • Arrogant
  • Rebellious
  • Socially Awkward

Aquarius Man Personality Traits

Aquarius Male TraitPositiveNegativeStrength of Trait
Open mindedxHigh
Charmingx High
Independentx High
aquarius sign symbol
Aquarius Sign Symbol

1. Aquarius Sign Symbol Origin

When you see the Aquarius symbol, the sign is almost always represented by a “Glyph” – which is an elemental symbol representing water.  Greek mythology (Circa 550 BC) suggests the symbol itself is based on the story of Ganymede, a handsome young prince who was reported to be the most beautiful in all of Hellenistic Troy.

Ganymede was a servant to Zeus – King of Mount Olympus and of all other Greek Gods. As the legend goes, he was the “Cup Bearer” and was charged with fetching water and wine for Zeus whenever the mighty God wanted it.

And so one day, according to myth, Ganymede got fed up with being Zeus’s slave and decided to dump all of the ambrosia (wine, water, etc) from Mt. Olympus to the earth. As the liquid fell, it caused massive flooding. The ancients believe this is the reason we today have some rivers and lakes.

Zeus initially wanted to punish Ganymede but instead decided to show him mercy by making him immortal. Today, we see Aquarius in the night sky, nestled between the constellation Pisces and Cetus.  

Uranus and Saturn
Uranus and Saturn rule Aquarius

1.1: Aquarius Man: Ruling Planets

Aquarian men (and women) are ruled by Saturn and Uranus. This is significant because based on ancient lore and teachings from the time of the early Greeks, both planets are believed to deeply influence this sign. 

According to legend Uranus, located some 1.6 billion miles from earth, is responsible for freedom of expression, change and the ability to conceptualize new possibilities. If you’ve ever met an Aquarius male you know these words are emblematic of their personality. 

Aquarius’s other ruling planet, gas giant Saturn, located 746 million miles from where you are right now, was thought to be responsible for cosmic energy that empowers keen mental abilities, inventiveness and intelligence.

Think about Aquarius guys for a moment. Are these planetary characteristics not spot on  – like 100% – of this sign? 

2. Aquarius Autonomy

People who fall under the Aquarius zodiac sign are highly autonomous individuals. While they do work well with others they do not like being told what to do. People born under the 11th sign of the zodiac are considered an air sign.

This means they like plenty of space to move about and do not want to be restricted. The Aquarius motto is: “I know.” Out of all of the astrological signs, Aquarius is one of the most rare. 

3. Aquarius as Friends

Aquarius born people love to make others in their circle of friends laugh. Despite being someone detached and even aloof – Aquarius people have a “chip” that enables them to be extremely charming.

That chip becomes activated when they feel closeness to others. Known for the spontaneity, people born under this air sign often “live in the moment” and have no problem coming up with something fun to do at the last minute.

4. Aquarius Personality and Temperament

Aquarius born individuals are naturally rebellious. These are the individuals who question the standard order of things and ask direct and will challenge those who are perceived to be carrying out an injustice. Many Aquarius have fixed opinions, which makes sense because this zodiac is considered to be “fixed” in astrology.

What makes Aquarius people unique is their ability to synthesize new information after allowing it to absorb and then synthesizing that material into a new dynamic. This is not always true of other fixed zodiac signs.

5. Aquarius Career

The Aquarius born person will naturally gravitate towards a number of professions, including teaching and social work or job that involves being able to see the “big picture”. Because they tend to be progressive in nature, Aquarius is able to think outside of the box in uncanny ways and challenge others to do the same.

People who are born under the Aquarius zodiac sign are philosophers, theorists and researchers. Their one challenge in the workplace relates to having problems focusing on the mundane.

Aquarius people need to be involved with things that hold their attention. If the work they are doing is considered boring or doesn’t offer any new insight – they can become lost in the task and lose interest quickly.


6. Aquarius Psychological Traits

Aquarius people are constantly in search of new insight and wisdom. Because of their observant and logical nature, they have an uncanny ability to cut through emotional barriers about a given issue or topic and speak the truth. Aquarius can do this in ways that often shock others and may cause others to gasp.

What’s interesting is that when these kinds of remarks are made – they are usually dead on. Aquarius will say what everyone else is thinking but nobody has the gonads to actually verbalize.

A key psychological trait of Aquarius is their ability to get in touch with the existential and focus on the question: “Why?” Remember, this air sign is empowered by the intellect and not the emotional, which is vastly different than others astrological signs.

People who are born under the Aquarius zodiac sign are often described as “distant” and “aloof” because they use their intellect as a primary connector with the world around them and their feelings second.

While they want to fit in with others, they are not commanded to do so. In fact, Aquarius often adopt a “like me or not” attitude and will not waste their time trying to win another person over or gain their acceptance. Again – very different than the other signs of the zodiac.

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn
Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and Uranus

7. Aquarius Summed Up

The Aquarius sign is empowered by the need to seek out wisdom. This is why so many people born under this air sign are independent, autonomous and frankly – super smart. These are individuals who often go against the grain and honestly do not have two-cents what others think about their approach to life. One interesting characteristic of Aquarius is there desire ability to be alone.

They are perfectly content spending hours with themselves in pursuit of knowledge and insight. This is not to say Aquarius doesn’t like to socialize with others because this air sign can be very social.

One of Aquarius positive traits is their non-judgmental view of others and ability to adapt to new situations. If you were to tell an Aquarius that alien life forms were found on the planet Saturn (a ruling planet of Aquarius), they would likely respond by saying, “Can you tell me everything you know about these creatures”?

They are super curious about how things work and how to make things better.  If you are friends with or mated with an Aquarius, you need to know this sign does like to shock others and can cause a spectacle. Aquarians have a deep and abiding respect for all life forms and love to be around animals.

8. What’s it like to date Aquarius Man?

Aquarius men are driven by intellectual stimulation. It doesn’t matter how attractive you are or how many people think of you as “hot” … if you don’t capture the intellectual attention of the Aquarius, very little is going to happen.

If you happen to be another sign, such as Scorpio or Cancer and think your sexual energy can somehow snag the Aquarius man, you need to think again.

The Aquarius man has a deep yearning for love but because of his intellectual prowess, he has real trouble expressing emotions and feelings. This can act as a barrier to communication – particularly with other zodiac signs that thrive on an emotional connection.

8.1 If you are women desiring an Aquarius man, keep the following in mind:

  • Be ready to adapt and change. He’s not going to do this for you easily and will resist any efforts you make to try and “change him”.
  • He needs intellectual stimulation and will dump you if you are into non-stimulating activities, such as watching reality television shows or obsessing over celebrity gossip.
  • Don’t make strong demands on Aquarius or you will be tossed out like yesterday’s trash.
  • Avoid trying to lock an Aquarius man into mundane routines. While this sign is fixed in nature it doesn’t mean Aquarius men like rituals.
  • Give your Aquarius man space when he needs it. You will know when this is important to him when he becomes emotionally distant. Let him do his thing and get it out of his system. He’ll love you even more when this happens.
  • Avoid being overly possessive of Aquarius men. If they see you are doing this they will eject you from their life. It is there nature to be free so don’t try and trap them.
  • Let them have their little projects and don’t try to take these away. Their involvement in these areas provides important mental stimulation and feeds into their sense of autonomy.


9. What’s it like to date Aquarius Women?

Aquarius women are fiercely autonomous and highly independent. These women tend to be witty and smart and can easily tap into a dark sense of humor. What they are not, however, is co-dependent or needy.

Don’t look for this air sign to be super emotional or reactive. This is a zodiac sign that strongly needs excitement in the form of new.

Because Aquarius women are open minded, they are willing to try different things that other signs may be resistant to. One thing with women who are born under this zodiac sign is this – they will either like you or not. Ongoing communication is vital when dating an Aquarius female.

9.1 If you are dating an Aquarius woman, keep the following in mind:

  • Treat her like an equal and don’t dare talk down to her or your gone.
  • Accept the fact that Aquarius women do not connect emotionally but instead, intellectually.
  • Let her keep her sense of independence and don’t try to make her conform to your personality. You will need to be the one to adapt.
  • Look for things that will hold her attention and engage her intellectually. Avoid empty, passive activities like watching too much TV.
  • Allow trust to build with Aquarius women over the course of time. Because this sign connects intellectually, the emotional aspects of bonding can sometimes be slow in coming.
  • Aquarius women like to travel to new places because it stimulates their desire to know more about the world they live in.

10. What’s sex like with Aquarius?

Think “fun” and “exciting” when you have sex with an Aquarius. People born under this sign are up for anything new and different. They are very playful in the bedroom and are totally down with the unconventional.

They are excellent at role-playing and acting out various fantasies. If you are looking for an emotional experience in the bedroom however, Aquarius can sometimes fall short. This however can be countered if you have an intellectual connection, which can paradoxically infuse passion in the sack. This sign is particularly open to various forms of kink.

11. Aquarius Sensual Spots

Aquarius people have a “thing” for legs and feet. This may because the legs are responsible for carrying the body to new and interesting destinations. Give your Aquarius extra attention around the lower parts of their body and you will find they are very receptive.

12. How Do I Attract Aquarius?

The critical element is to be emotionally stimulating if you want to attract and be with an Aquarius. Express your ideas and thoughts about a given topic but don’t be surprised if the Aquarius born person challenges you questions your thinking process.

They do not mean to be argumentative as this is not their nature. Instead, they use Socratic questioning as a way of getting at the larger truth.

This is who they are and you are not going to change them – ever. Communication will be of vital importance with this sign. You will also want to infuse elements of variety when you date and avoid getting into rituals involving the “same old”.

13. Aquarius Compatibility and Love

There are a number of signs that are considered to be more compatible with Aquarius than others. Before revealing these zodiac signs, it is important to state that just because you are not one of these it doesn’t mean you can’t be together. You will need to adjust some of your personality in order for romance to happen and continue.

The most compatible signs with Aquarius are:

  • Libra
  • Aries
  • Gemini
  • Sagittarius

The least compatible signs are considered to be:

Could Go Either Way with Aquarius (Good or Bad)

14. Famous Aquarius People

  • Christian Bale
  • Deborah Ann Woll
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • John Travolta
  • Emma Roberts
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Mia Farrow
  • Elijah Wood
  • Suzanne Pleshette
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Cybill Shepard
  • Alan Alda
  • Sarah Gilbert
  • Justin Hartley

15. Aquarius Fun Facts:

  • Lucky Day is Saturday and Sunday
  • Lucky Colors: Blue, Green and Seaweed
  • Lucky Stones: Aquamarine Opal

16. Aquarius Health Issues:

  • Prone to nervous system issues
  • May suffer from insomnia
  • Difficulty with sticking with a fitness routine

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Aaron McBride is a Seattle based freelance journalist. He enjoys writing on men's topics, outdoor activities, grooming, and wellness. He's also got a thing for penning pieces on spirituality and astrology. Look for posts that are off the wall and sometimes bizarre.


  1. Do you have additional symbols for all the signs, like you do Scorpions? THANK YOU!!!!

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