Often mistaken as the water sign due to the prefix “aqua” as a part of their name, Aquarians are largely misunderstood.
Aquarius is a fixed air sign that maintains consistency in their beliefs and strong adherence to their outlook. They view the world through a unique lens that enables them to move ahead of the curve.
Aquarians are also born rebels. They defy the norms and prefer mending their own ways of living through forward-thinking and revolution.
The traits that make Aquarius special are also the traits that attract the most hate towards this air sign:
- They’re stubborn
- They’re emotionally unavailable
- They forge their own path
- They’re rebellious and unpredictable
- They’re bossy and judgemental
Check below to see if you fit into one of these negative Aquarius stereotypes! (Remember: these are just stereotypes and don’t perfectly match any one individual person with a Aquairus sun sign).
Reason Aquarius is So Hated
1. They’re Stubborn
Symbolized by the water bearer, Aquarius is a free-thinking but fixed zodiac sign that can be supremely stubborn and self-righteous in its opinions.
They tend to adopt a holier-than-thou attitude, as they are aware of the fact that they are different (read: better) and have the capabilities to look at the bigger picture.
They believe that everyone should get on board with their version of the truth as it’s apparently better and well calculated.
Aquarians are utopians with the I-know-it-all attitude who will never accept anything until and unless it is backed by hard facts and proof. Sometimes, they outright reject a perspective when they feel their credibility is being questioned.
It can be extremely challenging to persuade an Aquarius to agree to something that does not match their ideals. Because sometimes, Aquarians will stick to their views even if it hurts them. This trait can hit nerves and cause hatred to grow and flourish.
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The mad scientists of the zodiac wheel are all about innovation and ideas. Their brain runs on a multi-track, thinking about everything they can accomplish.
As one of the cognitive signs, Aquarians are too invested in finding the potential answers to questions that they forget friends, family, and their emotions.
Although they are empathetic, Aquarius approach situations with their head instead of their hearts. The wiring of their brain is solely based on logic and reasoning.
There’s just too much going on in their life that an Aquarius would rather introspect than contemplate emotions. Most of their relationships follow the “no strings attached” philosophy.
It is rare for an Aquarian to provide emotional support or a shoulder to cry on.
Before you can spill the beans edgewise, an Aquarius will hand over a list of advice on how you can be better. Plus, they value their private space more than helping others emotionally.
Aquarius are so hated because they give off distant energy and detached feeling to everyone who tries to get close to them.
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3. They Forge their own Path
Aquarius natives seek attention, but in a slightly different way. They are known for bringing disruption and revolution.
Be it in a professional light, public, or personal, this air sign does not accept the built-in limitations of life. In the same way, they cannot curb their thinking patterns to stay inside the box.
The Aquarius clan craves originality and individuality. They will do whatever it takes to make a mark and forge their own lane.
Their desire to be known as someone special can often create friction in their circle. It is also common for an Aquarius to dislike something merely because everybody else likes it. They have a rebel streak that runs deep and vivid.
An Aquarius will go to lengths to be perceived as unique, and this is why Aquarians are so hated.
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4. They’re Rebellious and Unpredictable
Ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion and unpredictability, Aquarius despise being dull or repetitive.
Considering that Uranus is the only planet that revolves counterclockwise, it is easier to understand why Aquarius likes going against the stream. Their life is avant-garde and cutting edge. They hate toeing the line.
Instead, Aquarians do the unexpected.
This air sign is always waiting for the right moment to strike and take everyone by the wind. Aquarians will typically say “no” by default just to have a kick out of it.
They like being against the grain, outspoken, and free-spirited.
While it may seem all fun and exciting, their life can be volatile and chaotic. Aquarians take pride in being the most rebellious zodiac sign, but most people can’t relate to it, and hence the hatred floods.
5. They’re Bossy and Judgmental
Aquarius can be very fixed in their ways. They are convinced that logic is always the better answer.
They want the world to understand their point of view, even better, and adapt to it. Aquarians struggle to understand that not everybody has the same mindset and thinking process as them.
They can be adamant about bossing around and shoving their ideas down the throat for people to follow.
Aquarians are quick to judge and find the negatives in everyone they see. Oftentimes, they can be pessimistic and humiliating. Their conversations can be condescending and emotionally insensitive.
They have the flair to poke the bear and say things that are “right in their opinion”.
Their overly bossy and judgmental attitude can hurt people’s sentiments, and that’s why Aquarius are so hated.
Which Zodiac Signs Hate Aquarius The Most?
Emotionally complex zodiac signs and signs that are conventional in their ways are the least compatible with Aquarius.
Specifically, water signs (Pisces and Cancer), and earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn) are drastically different from this air sign.
Water and earth signs hardly share any common ground with Aquarians. These signs can run into conflicts and struggle to make it through.
Water signs are overly emotional. Their love language depends on expression and affection. Aquarians can come across as cold and controlling, which water signs find demeaning.
Equally, earth signs like Taurus and Capricorn are destined to conflict when paired with an Aquarius.
Taurus and Capricorn are also set in their ways, but their ways of thinking are rooted in their values and history. They find Aquarius to be unsettling and trouble-making.
Who Zodiac Signs Get Along With Aquarius?
Aquariuses try to be friends with everybody. Their intelligence and future-forward mindset make them influential personalities. They are friendly, eccentric, and can carry a casual connection like a pro.
Among other free-spirited and revolutionary zodiac signs, Aquarians get along the most with fearless fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. They also have an intellectual connection fellow air signs: Libra and Gemini.
Air signs have many shared traits that it gives them plenty to talk about and understand each other. These light-hearted and adventurous people love to explore and analyze the world around them.
While there might be a few conflicts, air signs can handle that well.
Likewise, fire signs share the lust for life that works like a charm for Aquarius. Sagittarius and Leo, in particular, can gel well with an Aquarian.
Redeeming Qualities of Aquarius
Aquarius is a sign that loves to learn and explore. They ebb and flow through life, looking for new experiences and people. Aquarians, are eccentric, wise, intellectual, and deep thinkers who revel in being unique.
The world is the Aquarius’s oyster, and they love supporting humanitarian causes. An Aquarius will stay a mile away from pettiness and only invest their energy into things that matter.
Aquarians do appear as cold and dark sometimes, but they are also great at coming up with solutions for a better future.
Where they can be too stuck in their heads, be judgmental, dance to their own rhythm, and be extremely rebellious, Aquarians are genuinely good people at heart.
Note that the above negative stereotypes are stereotypes only. Not all Aquariuses are like this – consult your personal natal chart for a more detailed understanding of your astrological future.
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