How Well Do You Know Your Aquarius Traits? Test Yourself Now!

As the royalty of all air signs, there's no one quite like someone born under the famous Aquarius zodiac sign. Known for their outgoing and optimistic spirits, Aquarians believe in trying to make the world a better place. Although their wild and whimsical ways may not be for everyone, there's a good chance that you have a little Aquarius somewhere on your birth chart. Whether you're a bundle full of energy or you're a big dreamer, there's part of you that can always relate to everyone's favorite sign. Once you answer these quiz questions, we'll be able to tell if you're an actual Aquarius or if you have more in common with them than you might think. Answer each question as honestly as you can, and we'll let you know just how much you're like or not like the typical traits of those who were born from January 20 to February 18. Let's get started!

History lesson

What's up with birth charts?

Astrology, the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their influence on human affairs, began in Mesopotamia around the 3rd millennium BCE. The Babylonians were the first to develop a system for predicting the movements of the stars and planets, which they believed had a profound impact on the natural world and human events. Their knowledge was later passed on to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, who further refined and expanded upon the Babylonians' astrological concepts.

One of the most influential figures in the history of astrology was the 2nd-century Greek astronomer and astrologer Claudius Ptolemy. Ptolemy's work, the Tetrabiblos, laid the foundation for Western astrology and established the concept of the zodiac, a celestial coordinate system dividing the sky into twelve equal sections, each corresponding to a different astrological sign. The zodiac signs, in turn, are determined by the position of the Sun at the time of a person's birth. Each sign is associated with particular characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses, which are believed to manifest in the lives of those born under that sign.

The natal chart, also known as the birth chart or horoscope, is a diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets at the exact moment and location of an individual's birth. In ancient times, these charts were primarily used by rulers and nobles to determine the auspiciousness of various endeavors and to predict the future of their kingdoms. As astrology spread throughout the Hellenistic world and later to the Roman Empire, the practice of casting birth charts for individuals became increasingly common.

Constructing a birth chart involves determining the positions of the celestial bodies in relation to the Earth and plotting them on a circular diagram divided into twelve sections or houses. Each house corresponds to a specific area of life, such as relationships, career, or health. The ascendant, or rising sign, is the zodiac sign that was on the eastern horizon at the time of birth and is considered particularly significant in shaping an individual's personality and life path. The positions of the planets within the houses and the aspects or angles they form with each other are then analyzed to provide insights into an individual's character, strengths, challenges, and potential.

The practice of astrology and the use of birth charts have persisted throughout history, adapting to the cultural, religious, and scientific contexts of different periods and regions. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, astrology was closely linked to medicine, with physicians often casting horoscopes to determine the best course of treatment for their patients. In the early modern period, the advent of the scientific revolution and the rise of empirical methods led to a decline in astrology's status as a legitimate form of knowledge.


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What is the Age of Aquarius?

First off, it's always good to know what the Age of Aquarius is supposed to be before you can know when we've entered the astrological age. Simply put, ancient astrologers believed an era would come when all the love, harmony, and hope that Aquarians live with will become a common human mindset. That's right! When the Age of Aquarius finally hits, humans will reach a level of empathetic enlightenment that benefits all of humanity. Since the traits of this upcoming period are only currently experienced briefly when the stars are just right once per year, the incoming Age of Aquarius will last for over 2000 years. Although some believe that we've already entered the Age, others theorize that we still have decades to go. They're certain that the Age of Aquarius won't arrive until the end of the 22nd century. Sadly, we'll never see it; hopefully, our grandkids will!

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