Were you born on February 8th? If so, then according to Western astrology your zodiac sign is Aquarius, the sign of the waterpot. This means that when you were born, the Sun was in the stars that make up the constellation known as Aquarius. Learn the basics of your horoscope below.
Aquarius is known as कुम्भ (kumbha) in Sanskrit, or “waterpot.” Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general make-up of the Aquarius sign is below:
Sign of the water bearer. Aquarius natives are altruistic and lofty thinkers. However, they may be susceptible to frequent mood swings.
Ruled by Saturn. Saturn is the planet of karma, poverty, disease, austerity, and mysticism. Saturnine individuals are somber and mysterious.
An air sign. Those with an Aquarius moon are imaginative, logical, and curious.
A fixed sign. Persons born under this sign are steady, predictable, and slow to change.
A masculine sign. This makes the native aggressive, bold, and thick-skinned.
Aquarius’s preferred gemstone is blue sapphire. Aquarius can also benefit from blue spinel and amethyst as well.
Traits of the Sun in Aquarius
In Western Astrology, also known as Tropical astrology, a person’s sign is determined by the position of the Sun. If you were born on February 8th then you’re considered an Aquarius according to most people in the Western world.
The influence of the Sun in a birth chart will change depending on which house it is located in, its relative position in relation to other planets, as well as other factors. However, the following general traits are likely to be found in a native whose Sun is in Aquarius:
You are a serious person. Aquarians are thoughtful and contemplative. You are drawn to philosophy and metaphysics. You are an avid learner, and you like to engage in meaningful conversations. You don’t like it when you feel you are wasting your time.
You may feel dissatisfied in life. As an ambitious person, you have high hopes for your future. However, you may find that your achievements don’t live up to your expectations. Try to moderate yourself so that you can be satisfied with and grateful for what you have, even as you strive to achieve all that you desire.
You have tremendous stamina. When you fix your mind on a goal you are able to work relentlessly. You possess exceptional endurance. You don’t mind working hard, provided that the reward is worth it.
You may have a hard time saving money. Depending on other planetary positions and factors in your chart, you may struggle to save money and manage your finances responsibly. You are prone to careless spending habits.
You are likely to be ill-tempered. Aquarians can be a bit difficult to get along with. You have a particular way of seeing the world, and you don’t like it when others try to enforce their views on you. You tend to clash with people who have different views and values. A daily meditation practice can help you better control your emotions and empathize more with those around you.
RECOMMENDED: Check out all our articles on Vedic astrology to learn more about the different signs of the zodiac, as well as the planets, houses, and nakshatras.
Aquarians are humanitarians at heart, and they may be drawn to religious or mystical professions. Although you can make a good living, you have a habit of spending money somewhat carelessly.
Recommended careers: Anything that involves helping others or has a spiritual focus. Aquarians make talented philanthropists, social reformers, healers, doctors, philosophers, mystics, and religious workers. They may be seen in other areas as well, including the fields of law, radio, television, or maintenance.
Careers to avoid: Your contemplative attitude and inclination toward asceticism may interfere with careers that require a high degree of worldly ambition. For example, entrepreneurs, executives, politicians, actors, or competitive athletes.
A mantra is a short phrase that uplifts and cleanses our mind, heart, and consciousness. Most suffering takes place only within the mind, and by practicing mantra meditation, we can experience total relief from all suffering and negativity.
The Vedic wisdom texts offer many different mantras, powerful and sacred sound vibrations, that are customized for each individual depending on their unique, personal circumstances.
Aquariuss can especially benefit by meditating with the following mantra:
ॐ वामनाय नमः
Om kurma-devaya namaha
The Vedas contain many mantras that are effective for different people according to their particular situation. However, some mantras are universal. The following maha-mantra, or “super mantra,” is beneficial for people born in any zodiac sign:
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे
हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे
Hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
Hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare
RECOMMENDED: In ancient times, all astrologers made calculations using the same sidereal system that’s used in Vedic astrology. Check out our article on the differences between Western and Vedic astrology to learn more.
Famous Birthdays on February 8
- Klay Thompson
- James Dean
- Julio Jones
- Nozomi Sasaki
- Paul Wight
- Jules Werne
- Seth Green
- John Williams
Events in History on February 8
- 2022: BRIT Awards: Adele wins best artist, song and album of the year
- 2019: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses The National Enquirer and its owner, American Media Inc, of blackmail over private messages detailing an extramarital affair
- 2017: US Senate confirms Jeff Sessions Attorney General, after controversy and protests
- 1807: Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon’s forces and Russian Empire – 1st battle Napoleon isn’t victorious
- 1776: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s play “Stella” premieres in Hamburg
- 1672: Isaac Newton reads 1st optics paper before Royal Society in London
- 1587: Mary, Queen of Scots, is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle
- 1526: Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, killing large numbers
Learn About the Zodiac
Learn more about your Zodiac Sign by checking out our complete guide on Aquarius. You can also learn about the signs of your friends and family!
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Discover Your Nakshatra
In Vedic astrology the nakshatra is a used to determine many important aspects of a your life and personality. We have developed a free nakshatra calculator you can use to look up your nakshatra.