Aquarius isn’t known for its sensitivity. I’ve been told on more than one occasion that I’m bad at comforting. In general, air signs don’t process their emotions in the same way as other signs. And in the Aquarian’s case, it’s an experience more like writing a research paper—coping through hurt by intellectualizing it until a thesis, argument, and concluding statement have been formed on why I started crying at Starbucks yesterday. I once read in a Liz Greene book that Aquarians can run the risk of entering depression without even realizing it, mistaking intellectualization for healing. In this way, I suppose I’m grateful for my contradiction—a douse of water forces me to face the pain. But even if I had the driest natal chart in the world, I would still feel. Emotions are what make us human and no one is void of them, not even the “robot” of the zodiac.
Ruled by Uranus, Aquarius is known as the sign of the future, always seeking that which is new and unconventional. I believe there’s much to be said about this in correlation to their detached, mechanical energy. They understand that the planets never pause their orbit, and obsessing over yesterday can easily sink you in yesterday’s emotions. Never living in the past, it prefers to move forward…with a sense of peace that comes from knowing we’re all in this together.