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Aquarius Child:
Traits, Personality & Characteristics

If these were still the days of gunslingers and life a Spaghetti Western, an Aquarian’s ten gallon hat would be half black and half white.

They would stand in the middle of the street, summon their ruling elements of Water and Air and bark, “You no count varmints. I challenge you to a duality!”

From the Water Bearer’s pitcher may stream the sacred waters of humanity’s consciousness. And Aquarius may be grateful she or he is the one who delivers its flowing wisdom to the world but…

These star children are Water signs masquerading as Air signs.

And what happens when Air and Water get into the aforementioned duel?

There’s a storm a’comin’, Pa! Head fer the cellar!

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Aquarius Child Traits, Personality, & Characteristics

If one trait summarized this star sign’s spirit it would be adventurous!

That said, though the Aquarius sign corresponds to the element of Air, it’s symbol is that of a Water Bearer; one who is knelt down, humbly offering water as an act of modest service to humanity. In this, Aquarius is often thought of as a ‘forgotten’ or ‘lost’ Water Sign.

Nonetheless, your little “water bearer is a soul who craves freedom and adrenaline rushes. Coloring will hold their attention for only so long, after which they need a variety of other activities to keep them busy.

Because of their high intellect, good books can hold their attention but those books must be well written and filled with stories of intrigue and great exploits.

Get your Aquarius child danceable music, let them choose a sport to get involved in and come up with fun treasure or scavenger hunts the whole family can enjoy and you’ll be parent of the year!

The Aquarius child isn’t too picky about which activities they will thrive on so, as long as it doesn’t require prolonged sitting they’ll be very content.

This is one reason it’s helpful to have remarkable patience.

Aquarius babies bounce from one thing to the next, often leaving something half done. Eventually they’ll get back to A, but in the meanwhile there’s B, C and Z to explore!

As the parent of an Aquarian child prepare yourself for everything in the house to be taken apart at least once! These inquisitive minds want to know the ins and outs of anything that catches their magpie eyes.

Don’t panic.

The good news is that they’re pretty adept with tools and more than likely your clock will work even better after reassembly.

One of the more positive characteristics of an Aquarius child’s personality, is that he/she has a natural knack with people. They know how to make friends with all kinds of folks using a keen sense of humor as a letter of introduction. The social butterfly is a tad superficial however.

They don’t get overly embroiled in drama, so there will be times that aloofness rears its head. This actually protects the Aquarian spirit that has a strong empathic streak.

Keep a watchful eye because as they get older, this detachment turns into struggles with intimacy. Most Aquarians aren’t the touchy feely type even with the people they love most.

Couple the need for personal space with an independent streak a mile wide and its not surprising that your child illustrates a thirst for travel even at young ages.

Just like their Chinese Tiger twin, even the Aquarius baby is off to parts unknown, investigating everything. It’s a big world, and these children like (moreover ‘need’) to see every inch!

Come the teen years they may go off back packing and staying at youth hostels so they can create their own rules and schedules rather than have strictures from others.

The word “conventional” doesn’t even figure into this child’s vocabulary.

Despite the fierce need for sovereignty the Aquarian child shows a great aptitude for discipline. Just as their Chinese zodiac twin (Tiger) will sit motionless for hours while stalking its prey, once an Aquarius child puts their mind to something you won’t have to worry about reminding them. If anything, you might have trouble keeping up with their self-imposed schedule.

Another characteristic of your little Aquarian is that they are quite the visionary. As an Air Sign, they easily receive the divine messages that ride to us on the wind. Their minds will always be spinning like a mini tornado as they are constantly conjuring up new ways to approach nearly every situation, particularly if they see it might benefit the “little guy”. That idealistic nature sometimes manifests with a stubborn will. When your child perceives a situation as unjust, for example, they may down-right refuse to get involved. From the earliest age, they are willing to become the perfect storm to those they perceive are being unfair and that includes their parent(s).

When it comes to personal principles, the Aquarius child will stay true to their element of Air. They will become the eye of a hurricane. Until they deem it time to move on this star sign will stay stationary, no matter the chaos caused in the spinning world around them.

The Aquarius Girl

Raising an Aquarius girl means having a proverbial revolving door on your home. She is a breath of fresh air and other children love coming to play with her thanks to her natural charisma. While certainly not a leader in her clique, there’s a definite eccentric mix of friends all of whom seem intent on remaining in perpetual motion. Stay alert: you need keen parental radar for this child and her friends.

Your Aquarian girl is all about routine – not YOUR routine, however, but her own sense of patterning. If you watch, you’ll see her doing little things the same way and the same time. That routine is extremely important to the Aquarian mindset. It offers continuity and security, and woe to the parent who disrupts the flow!

Once this star sign starts walking your daughter will search out every corner of her reality looking for the next great discovery be it a spider or a dust bunny. That particular characteristic is something that continues well into adulthood.

The Aquarius girl has a gypsy soul and would willingly go into space if they could. Many children express an interest in the sciences early on because of their thirst for not simply understanding but also the next grand adventure. Not surprisingly the worst possible punishment for the Aquarius girl is grounding her.

However, in true Aquarian fashion, she’ll find an imaginative way to fill her hours more than likely by grabbing a pile of her favorite books that will take her mind to places unknown.

In disciplining your girl, bear in mind that the Aquarian responds to intelligent, well-reasoned information. Never talk down to this soul – they’ll shut down and stomp off. And the archetypal mother’s favorite phrase of, “I’m right because I’m mom”?


Good luck with that.

This is particularly true when endeavoring to redirect them from a principle that undermines the traditional family or school dynamic. Your Aquarian agrees with Katherine Hepburn’s quote, “If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.” You will have to cleverly find a way for your Aquarius girl to accept the current structures while maintaining her independent outlooks.

The Aquarius Boy

Your Aquarius boy may well be on the Path to greatness, but he will get there by his own road and rules of his own making. This spirit is a dynamo – it’s as if he has his own power pack somewhere and it makes him somewhat erratic and highly unpredictable. You may find it hard to get your son to gear down for bed, which is why it’s important to set an evening routine that turns downs his normally high frequency life.

The parents of Aquarian males have a rough job ahead, particularly in trying to keep up with your child’s mental growth. He’s got a pesky little characteristic in that his mind can jump from A to Z and leave you in the dust wondering about the steps in-between. This constant mental activity sometimes manifests outwardly as intense curiosity. He may well run off on a woodland adventure without checking in first, meaning you want tight supervision.

The high paced nature of the Aquarian boy means that they may come across as awkward and uncoordinated. Their thoughts get ahead of their bodies. Be ready for bumps and bruises and for them to lose track of time regularly. Their current fascination envelopes them so hours simply slip by unnoticed. They truly can’t help being late. It’s not that they are being disrespectful, it’s simply a personality trait that’s hardwired into their DNA.

In early years the Aquarius boy has a strong willful streak. The good news is that even when stubborn they will think things through and often later do exactly what you asked without fuss. While not a cuddler your son is very personable and loves to make new friends, having an intuitive knack that draws them to the best companions. He’s a veritable Pied Piper of playmates and his natural charisma means your house will rarely be quiet.

Ah, only a few more years till he turns 18!

Aquarius Facts & Metaphysical Associations

Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 18

Aquarius Symbol: The Water Bearer

Key Phrase: “I Know”

Aquarius Planet: Uranus (Saturn)

Aquarius Birthstone: Garnet (January); Amethyst (February)

Number Vibration: Numerology: 8

Aquarius Element: Air but with a large Water influence.

Aquarius Flower: Orchid

Aquarius Color: Sky Blue

Aquarius Day: Wednesday

Chakra: Heart (Anahata)

Chinese Zodiac Twin: Tiger

Funny Chinese Zodiac Twin: Tiger

Tarot Card Association: The Star

Healing Crystals: Amethyst, Amber, Aquamarine, Garnet, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise

Celebrity Aquarius: Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Palin, Adam Lambert, Vanessa Redgrave, Whoopi Goldberg, Christian Bale

46 thoughts on “Aquarius Child Traits, Personality & Characteristics

  1. GINGER says:

    Apparently Aquarius Adult Son can’t get Along with a Pisces Mother, especially when A Sons Sagittarius girl
    Enters the Triangle Picture.
    Aquarius is Too boss . Sagittarius is a Fire sign & a Control Freak

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Ginger!

      Sounds like you have quite a mix of Zodiac Signs in your family! Some astrologers think of Aquarius as the 4th hidden water sign and they can exhibit many of the same personality traits. And, I feel your pain. I’m a Scorpio married to a Sagittarius – Fire and Water! It can be very challenging! LOL

      Maybe an astrologer could do a family chart to help you better understand how all the different Zodiac Signs in your family can communicate more effectively.


  2. Felicia Nieto says:

    I am having a baby on February 17th me and the babies father are both leos. Is there any special traits our baby will inherit because of this?

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Felicia!

      Congratulations! If on time your baby will be an Aquarius so my best advice is to know that he/she will challenge your authority on a regular basis. And, as we all know, Leo’s are the kings of their jungles and do not like the royal children to disobey them. LOL But, your little one will always be going on adventures and just can’t wait to be king. 😉

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      Now, if your baby turns out the be born under the Zodiac Sign of Pisces – just be very careful not to roar too loudly at your tenderhearted little fishie. Purring to your Pisces baby will always get the best results.

      Hope that helps!


    • Tigre says:

      Hi..I know I’m super late…I have boy girl twins born on Feb 17 and let me tell you..they both have dominating triats. My son has now over thrown his sister in dominating I.e. temper tantrums…not wanting to share….yet can be very lovable and affectionate as well. I’m a Sagittarius mom. All I can say is enjoy…these kids can go either way and sit seem to like authority much. Hellllppp! They are almost one now.

  3. Tracy says:

    I am Scorpio; my husband is a Capricorn. My oldest son is a Sagittarius and my youngest son is an Aquarius. A slice of all the elements. I am trying to bridge better communication with my Aquarius and I am reading the cues but it’s challenging. I find that my Aquarius son has trouble communicating his thoughts and will often shutdown mentally and physically (crossed arms, in a ball) when we talk with him about behavior or if he is upset. So, I am searching for the feeling words to tell me what’s wrong. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. He definitely has a stubborn streak and independent (particularly between he and his brother) but likes the closeness of family and 1:1 time. Just working with him on communicating thoughts better.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Tracy!

      Wow! That’s quite the cornucopia of Zodiac Signs all under one roof! All those elements swirling around the dinner table must be like riding a roller coaster! LOL

      As for your son, it might help to remember that Aquarians are a mix of water and air. The combination warm water (deep emotions) and “stubborn” winds (air that won’t move/logic) is what makes a hurricane! So, within your son rages a storm. When he’s told that he is “wrong” the water element in him likely feels very embarrassed and hurt. However, the air element tries to get him to be logical, less emotional. It’s a tough push/pull situation for anyone but especially a child.

      Sounds like you’re doing a great job so hang in there! Most Aquarius children eventually grow out of their stubbornness. Logic takes over and cooler heads prevail!


  4. Nelson Aniefiok Nelson says:

    I am Nelson born on the 2nd of February 1997 and I don’t really know what to do, but also I feel like doing something useful for the sake of humanity which involves contant studying and reasarch but don’t know where to start from… I feel the environment is holding on me
    Pls I need some advice thanks

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Nelson;

      As a young adult Aquarian it can be very hard to make a decision about life path. You see the great possibilities in all things! This is such a wonderful trait to have! I would say start with the one world problem that you are most emotionally affected by and, then, see what kinds of professions are involved in solving the issue.

      Sure hope that helps.


  5. Robin says:

    Oh my gosh my fourth baby girl is almost two and an Aquarius/Leo moon and everything you say is spot on! She is the goofiest little ball of smartness! She says no when people say she is cute and instead wants to be called viscous or ferocious! ?? I’m an Aries/Scorpio moon and she has a Sagitarius brother, and Leo brother and sister. It’s a fun bunch!

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Ana;

      Based solely on zodiac signs I can offer this;

      Aquarius is an air sign (though many astrologers see it as the 4th water sign) and Sagittarius is a fire sign. When air blows on fire – the fire spreads. And, when water is put on fire – it creates steam. So, try not fan the flames or put out the fire.

      Both Aquarius and Sagittarius are the great adventurers of the zodiac! So, instead of battling try to redirect your Sagittarius daughter’s energy. Remember, Sagittarius like to hunt and bag the ‘prey’. And, the LIVE to WIN! Help create scenarios where your daughter can set her sights on a goal and help her ‘bag her prey’. She’ll be so busy congratulation herself she won’t have time to fuss with you!

      Hope that helps!


      • Ana says:

        Hello Bernadette. Thank you for some interesting tips and advises , but you have swoped us in sign, my daughter is Aquarius and I am Sagittarius does that change then.

        • Bernadette King says:

          Hi, Ana;

          Oops! Apologies! I did swap you and your lovely daughter! I really need to get more sleep! 🙂

          OK so with a Sagittarius mom and an Aquarius child, you two will still be great adventurers together! However, it can sometimes be challenging for Sagittarius moms to set boundaries so it can really help your little dreamer if you help her learn how to dream big dreams but do big things to achieve those dreams. Gee. That’s really wordy! LOL Bottom line is Aquarius children are the dreamers of dreams but they can become disillusioned if they don’t see dreams come true. Help her bridge the gap between dreaming and doing and all will well!

          Hope that helps!


      • shawna dexter says:

        My son was born on January 20th. does that mean he is a Pisces/Aquarius?
        our family consists of me, the Pisces mother, a Pisces/Aries father, a Cancer 8 year old boy and my little 7 year old Aquarius. How does that sound?

  6. Ali says:

    Hello im due February 20th. Im a Pisces my husbands a Capricorn. We have a 9 yr old virgo and a 5 yr old Scorpio. And im wondering how is a aquarius boy going to fit into t
    And test this dynamic lol

  7. Patricia says:

    This sounds exactly like my 3 1/2 year old. Very strong willed and wanting to do things his own way. He is always trying to figure out how things work.
    Also my husband is also an Aquarius and he is always late.

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Patricia;

      Two Aquarius in one family! Wow! Lots of big dreams and ideas must get talked about in your home! Thank you for visiting and commenting on


  8. Sara says:

    My son is born on 21st of January 2014 so an Aquarius. I am Pisces and my husband a Leo. The older my son is getting the harder it seems to get him to cooperate with anything. This I guess is his toddler years as well as the natural stubbornness that all three of us have showing up…if you have any advice for us i would very highly appreciate it.
    Kind regards:)

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hi, Sara;

      Apologies for delayed reply. The first of the year is always crazy booked with psychic readings. Whew! LOL

      Will you please let me know what Zodiac Sign the older son is so I can take a better look at the family dynamics?


      • Sara says:

        Hi, thanks for replying, there is no older son I meant my Aquarius son seems to be more stubborn as he get older, even though he’s only 3 every week seems to be more challenging….Mix that with a Pisces mum and Leo dad and our dynamics seem to be very mismatched and I don’t know how to handle it…
        Thank you 🙂

      • Angela Tang says:

        Hi there my husband (pisces) and I (Aries) just found out we are having our first baby boy (Aquarius) is there anything we should prepare for to support our little one?

    • Bernadette King says:


      Apologies for the tardy reply. Was away at a master mediumship development workshop with the incredible Janet Nohavec!

      An Aquarius mom with an Aquarius son – great adventures and the Clash of the Titans all in one household! I do not envy you. LOL Maybe find some altruistic work you two can get involved in together – helping build Habitat for Humanity homes, volunteering at local animal shelters, etc. All the good energy stuff should start to outweigh the locking of horns and butting of heads that’s going on.

      Hope that helps.


  9. Sakhi says:

    I’m a Leo mother…my husband is Pisces.. My elder son is Aries and younger one is Scorpio.. Im going to have a third son soon an Aquarius… Wondering how Aquarian fits in here…pls advice

    • Bernadette King says:

      Hello, Sakhi;

      That’s a LOT of strong personalities and energy all in one household! Thank goodness your Pisces hubby is there to save the day! LOL Always remember that Aquarians need lots of personal space. Leo moms aren’t always good with that. They can tend to be a bit overbearing and smothering – just a bit, though! 🙂 Just make sure your Aquarius child always has ‘him’ time and that will head off much drama.

      Hope that helps.


  10. Tigre says:

    Hi…I Bernadette,

    I posted above yet I’m wondering what advice you have for me with boy /girl aquarius twins. They will be one on Feb 17th. My son is quite in charge which I could assume he has to be being the only boy in my home. I have an oldest daughter whom is a Sgaittarius like me…A middle child whom is a Virgo and now the twins. What direction should I go with this household? My son can be very loving and is a happy baby yet he does not like to share and throws temper tantrums whe he doesn’t get his way. His twin is a Little more calm yet is very vocal when she’s upset. My oldest is going through preteen phase?Helllpppp!!

    • Bernadette King says:


      Apology for delayed reply. I’m finding that having two hands is not enough and I’m looking into getting surgery to become an Octopus. 😉

      Wow. That’s quite the mix of Zodiac Signs. LOL I’m unclear what you mean by “What direction should I go with this household?” but what I can say is that Sagittarians sometimes can lack perspective. And, for a Sagittarius, that a big family to be responsible for because Sagittarius loves freedom and spontaneity. So, when the twins begin their temper tantrums, take a step back and ask yourself is it really that bad or are you a bit sensitive because you’d rather be at a party? 😉

      Hope that helps.


    • Bernadette King says:


      Apology for delayed reply. I’m finding that having two hands is not enough and I’m looking into getting surgery to become an Octopus. 😉

      Pisces and Cancer are a terrific fit! But, so is Aquarius! Many astrologers see Aquarius as the 4th ‘hidden’ water sign because the waters of life flow from the pitcher. Sounds like a lovely family!

      Hope that helps.


  11. Neshia says:

    This is very interesting. My son 5 and daughter 4 both are Aquarius. My husband is Leo and I’m Virgo. According to the house only thing I do is yell , clean and cook

  12. Laura says:

    Our little one was originally due on March 13th but decided to make his presence known on February 7th. Any insight on the astrology of preemies vs full term babies? I figured he was just ready and that his personality fits the date he picked!

  13. Tessa says:

    My Aquarius daughter is 8. I have seen some of the things in this article for sure. When the other 3 children are arguing most of the time she just sits and listens, refusing to get involved. My question however is more about time management. It takes her so long to do normal things. like an hour or two at dinner or over an hour to fold 10 pieces of laundry….like she’s always preoccupied in thought….Is there any way that you would know of to teach her to focus better?

  14. Myesha says:

    I’m a libra mom(Sept). My fiance is a Gemini. My 12 year old daughter is an libra as well (Oct) and our new little addition is a one month Aquarius boy. From reading this it seems like I’ll have my work cut out for me. I sense he’ll be a strong willed child as my daughter is. I am the dominant person of the household and keep us all in sync. Just interested in how things may change with our new little one as he grows 🙂

  15. A says:

    Libra mom to one Aquarius boy (8) and one Aquarius girl (2). They seem to have such similar yet opposite characteristics. I wonder how well we mesh. Any advice.

  16. Mar says:

    My husband and I are trying to conceive baby #2. I am a Capricorn, husband is a Leo, and our first child is a cancer. I’m wondering what the typical relationship between a Capricorn mother/Aquarius child is like? Is it usually a difficult/rocky one or is it one that may compliment each us because of our differences? Im hesitant about conceiving this month because my own father is an Aquarius and our relationship is horrible and practically non existent.

  17. Dali says:


    I’m Sagittarius and my daughter (3years old) is Aquarius and I find it quite difficult to discipline her. Every time I try to be strict with her when she spoils something ( after had told her hundred times not to behave that way) and ask her to fix what she did wrong, she behaves opposite. I’m so stressed and I feel that I don’t handle it.. can you give me some advises?

    • Ashlyn says:

      I am an adult Aquarius with a Sagittarius mom. Growing up, there was a lot of tension & drama between us. The more my mother tried to discipline me, the more I rebelled. Try not to smother her. I truly believe a hands-off approach would have helped our relationship. Instead of discipline, try teaching her and encouraging her to do good and be good ♡

  18. LaShauna says:

    Hi i am an aquarious mom Gemini Hunby with a Leo boy, aries boy, and a New lil Guy who also is an Aquarius like mommy… Im wondering how all these boys will get along..

  19. Shelby Graham says:

    Hi i am a libra mom with a Scorpio boy and am having an Aquarius baby with my Sagittarius boyfriend. Due jan. 23. can you predict how this is going to go with all the personalities? I was raised my four cancers and have a good understanding with water signs but always felt super judged growing up with them.

  20. Vic says:

    worried. How will I be a good mum to an aquarius baby? I am a Capricorn my husband is PISCES.. now we are to expect an aquarius baby?

    please HELP ME

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