A highly intelligent, deep thinker with a passion for fighting for causes. That might just be in your future if you have a little Aquarius running around or you’re expecting one soon. Wondering how to raise an Aquarius?

While researching information about Aquarians, I noticed they were repeatedly described as intelligent, independent, but also ‘unique’, or ‘different’, and even ‘eccentric’. Now, I’m no expert but Bob Marley, Guy Fieri, and Isla Fisher are just a few famous people born under this sign, so there might be some truth to that. Oh, and if you don’t think of Isla Fisher as that ‘different’, keep in mind she’s married to Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Borat. I mean, you need to be a little off to be married to Borat, right? (I still love Isla Fisher though!)

So, what else can you expect if you’re raising a little Water-Bearer or expecting one to arrive soon? Well, let’s see what the experts have to say!

First, we’ll start with the basics of the Aquarius sign.

  • Birthdate – January 20 – February 18
  • Element – Air Sign
  • Symbol – Water-Bearer

When it comes to personality, Aquarians are grouped together with Gemini and Libra as Air signs. Most people wonder why Aquarius isn’t a water sign considering their symbol is the Water-Bearer. All I can say is that water signs are typically known for being sensitive and emotional – and Aquarians are NOT!

Below is a list of typical positive and negative traits of Aquarius. Your little one probably doesn’t have ALL of these traits, but they likely have some. (You can find the whole list here)

Positive Traits

Open Mind – It’s said that Aquarius personalities are open to trying new things, considering new ideas, and will never judge a book by its cover. Definitely a great trait to have!

Easy Going – As the sister of an Aquarius, I can tell you a lot of these are true, but this one is spot-on for my brother. He is one of the most easy-going people I’ve met.

Ambitious – Aquarians are known for making ambitious goals for themselves, as well as the world. They focus on positive changes and have a strong feeling of justice.

Friendly – You can look forward to your little Aquarius having many friends due to their naturally friendly personality and desire to help people.

Humanitarian – Your little Water-Bearer may gravitate towards humanitarian sciences as they get older. They find languages, sociology, geography, history, and literature very interesting. They easily remember things and enjoy learning.

Negative Traits

Impulsive – Since they’re quick thinkers, Aquarians tend to make decisions quickly too. Not always good decisions.

Insensitive – As a sign that isn’t too keen on sharing emotions, Aquarians often come across as insensitive.

Stubborn – Having a stubborn child isn’t always easy, but it does mean they have a strong personality and will likely be able to handle themselves as adults. When they make decisions, it can be almost impossible to change their mind. Only their opinion is right.

Now that we know a little bit more about the Water-Bearer, let’s see what they stereotypically like and dislike. Obviously, not everyone born under this sign is the same, but this might give you a bit of insight into your little one.


Fun with Friends – A social butterfly they are not, but Aquarians do like to socialize with their close friends and have some fun.

Intellectual Conversations – You can look forward to having some deep conversations with your child as they get older.

Risky Business – No, this doesn’t mean the movie. Although, they might enjoy it!


Limitations – Aquarians don’t like being controlled or having limits. This might be tricky in those toddler and teenage years, so this might be something to keep in the back of your mind.

Being Lonely – Simply put, they don’t like being alone. So, if your little Aquarius gets upset every time you leave a room, this could be why.

As I said, my brother is an Aquarius, and honestly, a lot of this is true for him. He always kept my parents on their toes when he was younger with his strong personality, and I can 100% say he’s friendly, easy-going, and loves to have fun with friends. He also likes the movie Risky Business, so there’s that.

If you’re currently raising a little Water-Bearer, let us know what you think in the comments. Interested in other traits of your little one? Check out each month here!



Linsey is a happily married mother of two living in Plainfield, ON. When she’s not busy chasing her two crazy boys, she’s running her own freelance writing company, Little Miss Creative. In her downtime, she enjoys tea, backyard BBQs, watching Friends reruns, and hanging out with her family and friends. Oh, and candy.

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