Aquarius, the fixed air sign of the Zodiac, is cool, friendly, eccentric, and quirkily brilliant, but there is a dark side to Aquarius, a cold and ruthless one. Although the typical Aquarian gets along with everybody and greets the world with a sunny smile, they may display a lack of emotion that troubles others.
Aquarius' 'Dark Side'
Strictly speaking, the dark side of Aquarius is not really 'dark,' as light, plenty of it is one of the distinguishing features of the Aquarius-Leo opposition, consisting of fixed fire and air. There, all is clear, but Aquarius's issues and dangers ('dark side') are evident.
It is possible to detach Aquarius
The Sun is still in harmony with its opposite Earth sign in a safe human. Leo's warmth and vitality vanish as Aquarius detaches from its opposite. Leo reflects the heart of personality, irradiating the true self's warm light. Aquarius would have been remote, cold, and detached without Leo. It observes fixed air, but cannot refer to others. This style views earthly affairs from a place of godlike overview.
The Water Bearer Is Ruled by Uranus
Uranus, the modern ruler of Aquarius, is the unique and eccentric newcomer to the party. It was discovered in 1781, right between the political revolutions in France and America which then went on to create the first two modern democratic republics. The French Revolution was called The Reign of Terror, and it reflects the dark side of this sign in its relentless adherence to a higher ideal regardless of the human cost.
Aquarians Believe They Know What's Right
Uranus rolls through its orbit rather than spinning as the other planets do, revolving in a backward direction compared to all the other planets. Its perspective is completely different from the other planetary archetypes. Aquarians look at life through a unique perspective of their own. As a fixed sign, nobody is more certain of their own rightness than this type of Aquarius. Arguments with these people can be an exercise in frustration because they know what they know, and there is no swaying their perspective. Because they lack a personal will, the fully detached Aquarian can't sense as well as see the nature of a given situation, so they remain unaware that there is anything missing in themselves or from their picture.
Aquarius Can Lack Empathy
There is no question that the dark side of Aquarius can be dangerous. Their inability to empathize with others' emotions combined with their intellectual brilliance is a recipe for cruelty, though most often expressed in socially accepted (yet arguably evil) forms, such as vivisection or the calculating, power-driven corporate world. Aquarius knows how to work the system very well because they helped to create it.
Aquarius Man in Love Negative Traits
An Aquarian man can be distant, aloof, and uncomfortable with emotions. These traits are particularly detrimental and confusing when it comes to love. Aquarians can adopt a "love me or don't" attitude and won't waste their time trying to win a person's love
When an Aquarian gets angry, they get agitated, but attempt to remain emotionally aloof and completely ignore the person. However, they can be infuriated to the point of blowing up and become wild and unsympathetic. This is the point when they can say hurtful things and become verbally threatening.
The Bright Side of Aquarius
An Aquarius Sun in perfect balance with its Leo Earth is a bright light in the world; they shine like diamonds. Such beautiful and charismatic types can be highly influential and the world. They can be intimidating because they seem to be perfected souls without any flaws. Their brilliance and quickness of mind are the stuff of legend; often they achieve greatness of one form or other.
Dark Side of the Bright Side
Aquarius and Leo may be in balance, but there are four elements that comprise the human sphere, and emphasis on two of them leaves out half of the self. Fixed Aquarius-Leo's types, with all their genius and personal power, can forget that such things as physical sensations and emotional responses exist within themselves and others. It is too easy for this polarity to forget the rest of the self. A dozen and more forces, described in the natal chart, drive people. When any of them are ignored or suppressed, problems will ensue. To become whole, Aquarius must strive to integrate their emotional and physical selves as well as find a balance between their consciousness (Sun) and their physical matrix (Earth).