What is Aquarius Spirit Animal and its Meaning?
Very few zodiac signs are as difficult to write about as the Aquarius. Their personality is so diverse and elusive that one can't capture all of the intrigues in one go. And there is no one animal whose spirit they can be compared to. Instead, there are a few animals which every Aquarius can relate to. because all of these relations work at a deeper level. The deep workings of astrological influences of the zodiac come into play to determine what it truly means to be an Aquarius. A good way to study that is to understand its symbol and spirit animal.
Here is everything you should know about the Aquarius spirit animal and its meaning!
What does Aquarius stand for?
I struggle to find the right adjective to describe the Aquarians Zodiac sign all the time. Mysterious does not cover it because as far as they are concerned, they are an open book. Intriguing doesn't begin to explain their charm. Weird wouldn't do justice to their personalities because of the negative connotation of the word. I guess, one has to settle with a mix of everything.
This leaves us with a bigger question. What does it mean to be an Aquarius?
To be an Aquarius means to be adventurous, creative, fun, intellectual and always enthusiastic. More importantly, it means to always stand out from the crowd. By their very nature, Aquarius is not fit to be a part of the crowd. Maybe this is why they have a rebellious streak in them since birth. Not all of them will lead to a revolution. But they change lives around them in their own way.
They are just as free-spirited and eccentric as the Sagittarius. And that is why people are drawn to them. After all, everyone seeks something new and different. Being an air sign certainly contributes to the presence of these values. Their intellect and desire to seek new things and gain more knowledge gives them influence. And yet, the encyclopaedia to their heart is pretty jumbled. People often struggle with understanding them. And no one blames them. Because at the end of the day, despite all their claims, even the men and women born under the Aquarius Zodiac sign don’t know themselves well enough.
What is the Aquarius spirit animal?
A myriad of animals who have captured our hearts for ages also captures the Aquarius spirit.
Those born in February often find Dolphins to be their spirit animals. For starters, much like the Dolphins, the Aquarians easily capture the attention of everyone around them. More importantly, Aquarius natives love to have a good time just as much as their spirit animals. You will never have a bad time when you are with an Aquarius. They know how to lighten the mood and lift spirits.
Against the playful and cheerful Dolphin is its complete opposite, arachnid which is the second spirit animal for this zodiac sign.
Spiders in their own astounding ways are also the perfect spirit animals for the Aquarius Zodiac sign. The naturally talented and creative Aquarians resemble the genius spiders in so many ways. One of them is the territorial nature of the two of them. Both Aquarians and spiders are very territorial. Neither lets strangers into their lives easily. And those who pry are caught in a trap they would much rather avoid.
And finally, the one animal that is the perfect spirit animal for Aquarians are Otters. Apart from the fun and creative nature that they share, Otters and Aquarians are also uniquely independent. They march to their own drums, regardless of what those around them think about it. Both of them are extremely picky and really hard to tame.
What does the Aquarius symbol represent?
Aquarius is one of those few signs not symbolized by an animal. And while the word Aquarius has “Aqua” in it and its symbol is a water bearer, it is actually an air sign.
So, what does this symbol signify for Aquarius?
The water bearer represents the flow of energy. The contagious excitement that they spread in everyone around them. No article about the Aquarius will be complete without talking about their influence on those around them. Their ability to bring everyone to their wavelength. And the aspiration of those around them to rise to their level. Both of which are characteristics of water that takes everything along with its flow.
However, it is also important to talk about the water bearer here.
Water contained in something always exerts pressure on its container. Its energy bursting and waiting for an opportunity to be released. These traits can be clearly seen in the over-enthusiastic Aquarius all the time. You will never find an Aquarius who is comfortable with taking a pause. They always need to be doing something. But doing something fun. They cannot invest in things that don't interest them.
What god or goddess is the ruler of Aquarius?
Every zodiac sign is ruled by a planet that has a great influence on the people born under that sign.
For Aquarius, their ruling planet is Uranus, the Greek equivalent of the Titan God of the sky. Uranus was the grandfather of Zeus and father of Cronus. Its association as the father of the sky explains the intrigue that surrounds the Aquarius. It also explains the vastness of character and personality seen in these people. Who has not looked at the sky and wondered about what lies above and beyond?
Apart from that, Uranus also imparts the intellectual genius in the Aquarius natives. Its influence is what makes so many of them scientists and inventors. This nature stems from the curiosity that Uranus blesses them with. The vastness of the sky also gives them their free-spirited nature. The boundless sky offers so much opportunity for exploration. And this activates their curiosity and their adventurous spirit.
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For nearly 15 years now, I have been writing about the mysteries of the zodiac signs, their characteristics and personality traits, their compatibility, their relationships and their passionate loves, with all the beauty but also all the complexity this can entail.