January 20th to February 18th
"The Water-Bearer"

Aquarius, The Water Bearer, is an astrological sign which originated from the constellation Aquarius and is the 11th sign of the Zodiac. Aquarius is a positive or masculine, extrovert sign; its element is air and its quality is fixed. Traditionally, in astrology, Aquarius is ruled by the planet Saturn, and, since its discovery, by the planet Uranus.

The opposite sign to Aquarius is Leo.

Under the tropical zodiac, Aquarius is occupied by the Sun from January 20 → February 18. Under the sidereal zodiac, Aquarius is occupied currently from February 13 → March 14. In House (astrology) the 11th House is the house the Aquarian rules, and dates occupied for the House is occupied on May 21 → June 5.

The corresponding month in the Babylonian calendar is Arax Šabatu, "the destroying month", also called Arax Arrat Zunne, "month of the curse of rains", associated with the great flood. It is dedicated to Ramman, the storm god. The Zodiacal sign of this month was called GU, Assyrian Qâ, the name of a dry-measure. This was associated with Hebrew kad, "pitcher, jar", presumably in reference to the urn of Aquarius. The name Aquarius of this sign is of occidental origin, while Babylonian astrology symbolizes it with a simple amphora, in reference to the apsû (diluvial) region of the sky.

Lee C. Moorhead

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