Characteristics of Aquarius
Aquarius is taken as the eleventh among 12 zodiac signs, in Vedic astrology. It is ruled by Saturn. It features three nakshatras. The last two quarters of Dhanishtha, all four quarters of Shatabhisha and the first three quarters of Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra fall in this sign. This sign features 9 navamshas ranging from Libra to Gemini. Libra to Scorpio navamshas are ruled by Dhanishtha, Sagittarius to Pisces navamshas are ruled by Shatabhisha and Aries to Gemini navamshas are ruled by Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra. Aquarius represents air element and it is taken as a masculine sign.
Looking at characteristics of Aquarius; it is a flexible, intelligent, adaptable, versatile, idealistic, philosophical, adventurous, analytical, humanitarian, easy-going and assertive sign. The natives under its strong influence may exhibit a wide variety of personalities and it may be difficult to pin them down to specific types. They may often defy patterns and behave in unpredictable ways. They love to learn more and more about various aspects of life, nature and universe. They’re often interested in various subjects of science and they may end up engaging in them.
They may be more interested in solving mysteries related to bigger things like nature, galaxies and universe; and they may not care that much about day to day matters. They may be very social or they may be complete loners; depending on which nakshatras influence them more, within this sign. They may not care much about saving money as well as building wealth; and they may spend much of it for enjoyment and/or in pursuit of knowledge. They may have significant/strong tendencies to achieve spiritual growth. At times, they may be too-assertive and they may not reconsider their positions or viewpoints; even when they should.
Though Aquarius represents a number of characteristics; different planets may embrace different characteristics when placed in this sign. Saturn and Rahu may utilize most of its characteristics and hence they may be very strong or strong in Aquarius; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Venus and Mercury may be strong or they may have significant strength in Aquarius; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Jupiter, Mars and Ketu may perform very well, well or poorly in Aquarius; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign. Sun and Moon may perform well, poorly or very poorly in Aquarius; depending on their nakshatra and navamsha placements within this sign.
Within this sign, various planets may have different strengths based on their nakshatra and navamsha placements. Taking an example, Rahu may be very strong when placed in Taurus navamsha of Poorvabhadrapada or Aquarius navamsha of Shatabhisha nakshatra within the sign of Aquarius whereas it may be strong but not very strong when placed in Pisces navamsha of Shatabhisha nakshatra within the same sign. Taking another example, Moon may perform very poorly when placed in Scorpio navamsha of Dhanishtha, it may perform poorly when placed in Aquarius navamsha of Shatabhisha and it may perform well when placed in Taurus navamsha of Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra; within the sign of Aquarius.