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The Personality & Love Compatibility Of An Aquarius, Explained.
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The Personality & Love Compatibility Of An Aquarius, Explained.

This unconventional badass inspires us all to embrace our inner weirdo.

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Born between January 20th and February 18th, Aquarius, a fixed Air sign, is the highest expression of its element. Highly intelligent, these individuals enjoy discussing a wide array of topics from human rights, extraterrestrial encounters, and conspiracy theories. Typically, there are two starkly different expressions of Aquarius—one being the Saturnian, conservative type and the other being the "Wild Child" archetype influenced by its modern ruler Uranus.


As a masculine sign, they have no problem taking the lead whether in their professional affairs or within their relationships. A bit of a control freak, it's important for Aquarius to give others the opportunity to take the reins. Their uncompromising nature can often result in them isolating themselves from others—especially those that they perceive as a threat to their authority.

As the 11th sign of the zodiac, Aquarius represents the voice of collective in contrast to its opposite sign, Leo, which prizes individuality. Although these friendly Air signs enjoy being a part of a group they often find themselves struggling to feel at home amongst their social network. From an early age, Aquarius is keenly aware of just how different they are from their peers which often contributes to feelings of loneliness.

Growing up, there could have been very strict, demanding, and critical influences that made it difficult for them to express their individuality. And if ever there was a display of sovereignty, severe punishment was often the result. Once the Aquarius becomes an adult, they can be quite rebellious as they carve out space for themselves in the world.

Aquarius Zodiac Sign: An Overview

Physiologically, Aquarius rules the calves, ankles, and shins granting many of them long, slender legs (particularly those with Aquarius Rising). In addition to the legs, they are also associated with the circulatory system. Generally, their body temperature can run pretty cold which is why they prefer warmer climates. In the cold seasons, you can usually spot them bundled up in an impressive amount of layers. Depending on what end of the spectrum they're on, you'll either find them dressed down in a simple attire of fashioned in dramatic colors, prints, and textures that make them look like a walking textile factory.

As important as setting themselves apart is for some Aquarians, they are ultimately a woman/man of the people.

Although their motivations aren't typically fueled by their emotions, their strong conviction in what is best for ALL of humankind often positions them as activists, humanitarians, and thought-leaders. Naturally inquisitive, they seek to understand what connects us all at a core level. Given their organizational abilities, Aquarius can easily gather others together for a common cause that can ultimately impact some changes—whether on a small or grand scale.

Aquarius Best & Worst Personality Traits

Best Aquarius Personality Traits:

  • Inquisitive
  • Humane
  • Original
  • Systematic

Worst Aquarius Personality Traits:

  • Temperamental
  • Aloof
  • Uncompromising

Aquarius in Career

Ruled by Uranus, Aquarians are drawn to the world of IT and inventions. Their progressive mindset positions them to be on the leading edge of new breakthroughs not only in the tech industry but in the field of science as well. Given their altruistic nature you can easily find them working in a lab to find a cure for cancer. Due to their clearly defined beliefs of what is right and wrong, they typically bode well in positions of influence such as politics, social work, and teaching.

As a future-oriented zodiac sign, Aquarians tend to consider how they can impact generations to come. "Each one teach one" is a motto that they put into action whether they are formally guiding others or just setting an example amongst their peers. Their motivation to improve the lives of disenfranchised groups can lead them to philanthropic efforts as well.

Aquarius in Love

With an Aquarius, or any sign, it's important to learn their love language. As a masculine Air sign, this isn't the most emotionally expressive zodiac sign (although you'd be surprised by the chaos that is underneath the surface of their steely-eyed gaze). Sometimes referred to as the Ice Queen/King, it can take a little time for them to warm up to a new suitor. In the earlier stages of a connection, they're enticed by the idea of picking someone's brain to figure out who they're dealing with. The road to intimacy is a well thought-out process so you can forget about this sign falling head over heels for you (unless they have some prominent Water or Fire placements in their chart).

Oftentimes, it's common for an Aquarius to end up pursuing a relationship with a long-time friend. They like to know that there is common ground between them and their partner that isn't solely based on a physical attraction or the oh so dreaded feelings. Sometimes they can send mixed signals in an attempt to create emotional distance and to emphasize their independence. If they're not careful, someone can easily take their approach as a lack of interest.

The more Saturnian Aquarians like to take things slow and can easily shy away from dramatic displays of affection. If you're coupled up with one of these types, acts of service may be one of their love languages. On the other hand, the charismatic Uranian Aquarians typically have many varied types of friends. Even when they break things off with a romantic interest, they don't have a problem maintaining a platonic connection. Generally, other Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) and Aries and Sagittarius are good matches for this rebellious genius.

Famous Aquarius Celebs

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  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • The Weeknd
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Michael Jordan
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Kerry Washington
  • Brandy

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Five Things To Know Before Becoming A Dog Mom

This post is in partnership with Blue Buffalo.

So you’re thinking about becoming a dog mom? We love that for you! Having a happy, furry friend to greet you at the door each day, cuddle up on the couch with, and keep you in touch with the great outdoors is one of life’s greatest joys. And that’s before we get into all the cute puppy outfits there are to buy! But there are some key and non-negotiable things to know and consider before saying yes to bringing home a fur baby.

If having a pet is new to you, then naturally you might have tons of questions not only about how this new responsibility will transform your lifestyle, but also about how best to nurture your four-legged friend. Few things compare to the joy and companionship that a dog’s loyalty and love bring, but learning how to nurture and train them is a learning curve that requires equal parts preparation and patience. Once you find your rhythm, you and your furry new boo will form a bond that will add the brightest spark to your life.

If you ask any member of the canine crew you know, they’ll tell you they don't play about their babies! They’ll also probably give you a laundry list of things they wish they knew before bringing their new dog home for the first time. If you’re thinking about opening your doors to a new pup, there are a few things to prepare and assess. With the help of Blue Buffalo, a natural pet food brand trusted by millions of pet parents, we’ve rounded up five key things to know before joining the dog mom club.

1. Staying Active Is Key: Let’s keep it real — we all have days where we want nothing more than a 24-hour Netflix binge fest from the comfort of our couch. That’s especially true on a day where the weather is trash. We feel you on that. However, dog moms should make it a point to keep their pups active each day. Influencer Dynasti Hunt considers her Goldendoodle Aiden part of the family, and she loves to find creative ways to keep him moving rain or shine. “Aiden and I have realized the importance of staying active at home, even when the weather is bad outside,” says Dynasti, who loves spontaneous yoga and dance sessions with her adorable doggie.

2. Keep An Eye On Their Diets: Just like humans, our pals have to maintain a healthy, balanced diet in order to live long and quality lives. You might find it easy to tell what’s healthy to eat for yourself, but it can be a bit trickier to know the difference when it comes to pet food. Just because you see a product label with the words vegetarian, grain-free, or certified organic doesn’t automatically mean it’s the healthiest for your buddy at this particular stage in their life. Finding a trusted pet food brand like Blue Buffalo is key. They offer recipes for specific breed sizes, life stages, needs and preferences — this definitely comes in handy for picky eaters or dietary restrictions. For example, Aiden Da Doodle is allergic to chicken-based products, and thankfully BLUE allows Dynasti to choose from a variety of products that are formulated without chicken.

3: Use Treats Creatively: Are doggie treats the golden ticket to getting your pooch to act right? Yes, but they’re also good for so much more. Treats are great tools for positive reinforcement, whether you’re trying to potty train a young puppy or get them to learn tricks. Influencer Sauve Xavier, an Instagram comedian, who has gained over a million Instagram followers for his hilarious videos with his Dobermans Knox and Bear, says he plans clever scavenger hunts around his house as an incentive to keep his dogs active and challenged. Using BLUE Treats made with healthy ingredients, he’s able to dish out rewards without feeling guilty. Take it from the guy who can actually get his dog to help with chores.

4. Know That Planning Ahead Is Everything: If you are a first-time dog mom or thinking about becoming one, keeping your buddy on a schedule is going to be key. For example, potty-training puppies need to be walked every few hours so that you can keep the habit of going outside in and the possibility of them peeing on your precious rugs out. Most pets also need to be fed twice a day (morning and night.) What does this spell? Sacrifice. You’ll need to be present and arrive home in time to keep your dog’s routine going. So know that you won’t be able to indulge in spontaneous plans the way you might have before. This is most certainly a lifestyle change if you’re used to coming and going as you please, but the reward of raising a well-behaved pup is well worth it. You might also want to think about how you can recruit your partner, roommate, friends, or family to share in the responsibilities for those days when life happens and you’re ever in need of a little dog sitting help. You can also search the web for hired help if you’re in a pinch. Remember — it takes a village to raise a child (even a barking one)! Pro tip: Download the Buddies by Blue Buffalo app to get advice and tricks and plan for your pet parenthood adventures ahead.

5. Research Dog-Friendly Activities in Your Area: As you move about through life, you’ll find yourself looking for more and more dog-friendly places to go and things to do beyond just the local dog parks. Round up a list of bars, breweries, brunch spots, and shopping centers that welcome pups into their establishments. This will allow you to make the most of your days while being able to bring your pup along for the ride. It’ll also create opportunities for you to meet up with other dog moms and dads and arrange future play dates (or real dates with a fellow dog parent? Who knows)!

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