Aquarius in Love

To Aquarius, love and marriage do not necessarily go hand in hand. You are the freedom fighter of the zodiac: your Aquarian antecedents were the Suffragettes, who chained themselves to railings, demanding the right to vote! And there's something of the Suffragette in every Aquarian female. Regardless of your physical attributes, you could never be regarded as a 'doll', a pretty, empty-headed thing - you have a fine mind, strong opinions and a desire to do something worthwhile with your life. Thus, you attract a certain kind of man, and alienate others. Strong women are feared by a lot of men.

Friendship is a key component of your romantic relationships. Whether it is because you are a little frightened of losing your heart and being out of control, you tend to keep the men you are fiercely attracted to at arms' length. In this way, you give very mixed signals: a man senses the attraction between you yet he is confused by your apparent indifference to him.

Part of the conundrum of being an Aquarian is that while you are an air sign, and therefore a creature of ideas and ideals, you are also Fixed, which means you can be resistant to change and somewhat set in your views and behaviours. Also, while you can hold a very liberal attitude to sex and sexuality, you tend to be faithful and possessive. A paradox indeed.

Like Ms. Capricorn, you need to trust your feelings a lot more, to allow yourself to express your needs and reveal your vulnerability. Staying in a relationship through a misguided sense of loyalty and fear of change is no route to happiness and fulfilment, nor is keeping your heart locked firmly behind an armour-plated wall. Then again, the men who fall in love with you, and remain locked in your aura for eternity, do so because you are such an enigma, she-who-cannot-be-possessed, their very own Greta Garbo.

The Aquarian Man

If you want, cuddles, passionate exchanges and gestures of undying love, please give Mr Aquarius a wide berth. This man is the most emotionally inarticulate chap in the zodiac - he has deep feelings but he simply cannot deal with them. If he is in danger of falling in love with you, he'll treat you with apathy, he may even seem to actively dislike you. But that's his way of protecting his feelings.

He is on very firm ground when he's with his friends or with a group of people, discussing current affairs and telling jokes; he'll be in a serious state of panic on a one-to-one basis with a woman he finds attractive. Like all cerebral men, he is deeply drawn to passionate and emotionally complex women, who drive him stir-crazy and prove the point that love is for the birds. He is kind of endearing though in his ingenuousness, and he can be very faithful once he's found his heart's desire.

Who's For You

You have a natural affinity and a serious degree of attraction for your fellow Fixed signs - Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius. Mr Scorpio is almost irresistible. There is something of the night about him - he has all the passion and dark mystery you could ever want to experience. The question is: do you want to go on and on feeling permanently drained of your life's blood! Mr Taurus, is another sensuous beast. This man is also very reliable, and able to stand his ground when you go off on one of your tangents: with him you can stay the marital course.

Your true opposite is Mr Leo, and like all opposites there is both attraction and repulsion. This fire sign warms the cockles of your heart and makes life fun, although this has to be balanced against rather a lot of heated arguments and temper tantrums. Another Aquarian can also prove to be a loyal and durable mate: you look at life through the same window, although you could do with looking more into each other's heart. Aries and Sagittarius are two signs with whom you get along famously - wonderful friends, enduring travellers on life's path and very warm and loving.

Your Stone

What you should wear in your wedding or engagement ring

Amethyst, jade, chalcedony.

Life Love Money The Year Ahead for Aquarius

Any year with two eclipses involving your sign is going to be a big year. Think back to August of 2016, did anything significant occur then? Effectively, this was the beginning of a two year period in which much will change, first and foremost in your love life and second your priorities and life-focus. February is an outstanding month, whether you see the successful culmination of a project begun some six months beforehand or because you are able to begin a new and exciting chapter. There could be plenty of travel, and if you’re not visiting distant places you’ll be mixing with people from different cultures and expanding your knowledge and experience of the world. Indeed, one of the reasons 2017 is a big year could be because of where you go and who you meet. Destiny awaits…

Aquarians do not just want any old romance; you want the works. You are looking for a unique person and an exceptional level of connectedness. If ever there was a year in which the thunderbolt of love could strike it is 2017 – February and August are ripe for a magic moment or two. And if you’re already smitten, what are you waiting for? Set that date and preferably in mid-September. There are going to be Aquarians for whom the Love Boat has again set sail without them but there is an aura of past loves about the coming year, which may translate as the rekindling of an old relationship or a new love interest who reminds you of a former lover. So, don’t be afraid to contact someone you still have feelings for. Certainly 2017 is not the year to give up on love.

Broadening your scope is the secret of success. Do not allow the fear of moving away from a familiar place to stand in the way of progress. Great jobs and a better quality of life may well lie in foreign parts, and you may want to consider relocating in the event that a job comes unexpectedly to an end. Your energies should also be focussed on beefing up your skills and expanding your portfolio. You want to be ready and equipped to take on bigger challenges in 2018. Learning a language and getting your ideas out to a bigger audience whether through publishing or the internet could also be on the agenda. Neptune has been influencing finances for some years but the past two may have been particularly difficult in the way that people and projects have failed to live up to their promises. From February, this trend begins to fade.

Penny Thornton

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