Aquarius Dominant



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Aquarius Dominant

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Independent; Unemotional; Innovative;

Rebellious; Scientific; Eccentric; Humanitarian.


Aquarius Energy

Mode Element Rulership
Fixed Air



Determined Cerebral




Key Characteristics

Everyone has a dominant PlanetSign and House. Dominance is calculated by a number of factors present in one's Natal Chart. 

One’s most powerful Signs give a picture of the natural, instinctive motivation (likes and dislikes, attitudes and reactions) and enable one to judge whether or not a vocation will bring personal satisfaction.

Those with Aquarius Dominant are non-conformists at heart. 

Aquarius Dominant individuals have a broad, objective view of humanity that motivates them to focus outward and care about the masses. They feel compelled to serve humanity in ways that will expand people's vision for the future and improve their circumstances.

They tend to take a theoretical rather than practical approach, as they are driven to conceptualize new systems and effects rather than implement concrete actions.

They meet kindness with kindness, but under stress, they may become exceedingly stubborn, argumentative, and unmanageable. However, they are inclined to live and let live. Afterall, their temperament is intellectual, idealistic, and generally positive.

Aquarius Dominant people are turned off by environments that are monotonous and predictable, possessive relationships, hypocrisy and helplessness, bias and prejudice, as well as tradition and conventionality (especially as related to thought).

Investigation, purely for its own sake, brings them pleasure, as does debating, and arguing. Their interest in politics and religion is related to the welfare and well-meaning progress of humanity.

Their need for autonomy and interest in novel experiences leads them to undergo rapid transformations that are sometimes erratic, where the trajectory of their lives deviates significantly from what might be anticipated. They are at their best in a free, progressive environment.

They thrive on challenging the status quo and consistently seek to break free from societal norms and traditions. Innovation and originality are the hallmarks of their character.

Despite their strong focus on community and humanity, Aquarians value their independence and need their personal space. They are free thinkers, sometimes to the point of eccentricity, and often possess an unique view of the world that some might find unsettling.


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In relationships, Aquarius Dominant individuals are often unpredictable and hard to pin down. They value intellectual companionship and may be more focused on a shared mission or interest instead of romanticism.  More often than not, their favorite relationships are those rooted in friendship rather than sexual pleasure.


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In their career, Aquarius dominant people excel in roles that allow them to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. Careers in technology, telecommunications, social work, or roles that involve innovation or challenging long-standing norms suit them well.

Careers that require rigid structure, repetition, and too many rules will highly dissatisfy an Aquarius dominant regardless of their ability to perform the job.

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 Potential Challenges

One of the  main life-challenges for Aquarius Dominant folks lies in finding a balance between their need for independence and their instincts to create social change.

Most importantly, they can sometimes be perceived as detached or aloof by those near and dear to them, and likely need to work on expressing their emotions more openly.

Aquarians are known for holding a sincere and deep love for the idea of humanity, though they aren't especially fond of intimate one-on-one interactions.  As comedian Adam Ferrara (Aquarius Sun Gemini Moon) once put it, "I love humanity, but people suck!"



Note: This description is intended for those who's Dominant Sign is vastly more powerful than their 2nd or 3rd most powerful Signs. A somewhat equally powerful Sign in one's chart can greatly negate most points made above.



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About the Author

Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner.  Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.