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Aquarius' Ruling Planet and Its Importance

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Uranus is the Aquarius ruling planet and its importance is seen in several ways. For example, Uranus gifts Aquarius their personality traits. These and other attributes make Aquarius a highly creative and innovative sign.

Aquarius' Ruling Planet Uranus and Its Importance

Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius. However, in ancient times, before astrologers knew Uranus existed, they used Saturn for the Aquarius ruling planet.

Vedic Astrology and Ruling Planet of Aquarius

Some Vedic astrologers use the ancient ruler of Saturn for the ruling planet of Aquarius. In this tradition, Uranus is nowhere to be found since it had not been discovered during the time Saturn was deemed ruling planet.

What It Means to Have Uranus Ruling Aquarius

For anyone born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, having Uranus as your ruling planet means you have certain expectations of life. You expect there to be some form of social mores, traditions and guideposts, but following them is optional for Aquarius.

Free Spirit

Aquarius is an air sign and isn't tethered to the earth the same way earth signs are or weighted like the water signs are. Aquarius needs the freedom to move about at will. This need is reinforced by the ruling planet, Uranus. The combination of the air element and the energies of Uranus makes Aquarius strong willed, especially when it comes to freedom of will.

Creative Problem Solver

Aquarius is a very creative zodiac sign. You have an enormous talent for solving problems. This trait makes you a highly prized team member. You're able to bounce back from any challenge thrown at you and find a way through, over or around it.

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Innovators and Inventors

Your mind is always working as you consider ways to improve various processes, be they simple ones in your personal life or those in your work life. You've been know to invent a few processes and some Aquarians have become inventors of a technology and/or machinery, such as Thomas Edison and Henry Fox Talbot (photography).

How Uranus Affects Aquarius Children

The child born under Aquarius fall under the influence of Uranus. Aquarius children have the same personality traits as an adult Aquarius. They are infinitely curious and need freedom to move about and explore their surroundings. This child's creativity needs stimulating. You can do this with all types of art projects, reading, writing, and games of make believe.

Endless Creative Mind

Aquarius children are one-of-a-kind and don't conform to expectations. They need lots of play time. One day they're fighting dragons and the next, it's space creatures. This child is extremely social and collects friends the way most children collect toys. Always expect the unexpected with Aquarius children!

Love and Romance for Aquarius

Uranus makes love and romance a fun and exciting adventure for Aquarius. Never satisfied to stand still, Aquarius can be a trying partner since freedom is paramount. Jealous lovers won't last very long since this air sign will cut free of the ties that bind and drift away to new horizons.

Compatible Mates for Aquarius

The air sign isn't as emotional on the surface as water element zodiac signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. Earth signs Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo will feel as though they are caught in a tornado and a whirlwind romance may prove too much for them. Once the first blush has waned, the earth and water signs will find Aquarius' penchant for change disturbing and disruptive.

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Air and Fire Elements Better Match

A better match for Aquarius is another air element sign like Gemini or Libra. However, another Aquarius is too similar to make a long-lasting match. Any of the fire element signs Aries, Sagittarius or Leo will keep Aquarius stimulated, engaged, excited, and interested.

When Does Uranus Return to Aquarius?

Uranus travels through the zodiac and visits each sign. Uranus stays in a sign for seven years before moving to the next one. The last time Uranus was in Aquarius was from 1996 to 2003. Since Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the sun, it will therefore be 2079 before Uranus returns to Aquarius.

Uranus Is Important to Aquarius

The Aquarius ruling planet Uranus reinforces many of the air element characteristics. It also endows Aquarius with many admirable qualities that make this zodiac sign unique, sociable, and innovative.

Aquarius' Ruling Planet and Its Importance