Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Aquarius the Water-Bearer

"Aquarius IX" by Endre Bartos
 
"He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator."
--Francis Bacon, philosopher, statesman, scientist, and Aquarius

Many modern Pagans prefer to pick names based on astrological signs. Yes, I know I just finished doing a series of posts very similar to this on the old blog, but this time I'm not limiting myself to thirteen names. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names by K. M. Sheard is an excellent resource for finding names to go with specific astrological signs, so if you want even more options than the ones I list here go find that book.

Aquarius lasts from approximately January 20 to February 18, depending on the year. It is no coincidence that the 1960's are associated with the "Age of Aquarius." This sign is all about advancement and progress. People born under this sign like to defy social convention and throw out old ways of thinking and living. They tend to be "quirky" and "different." This being an air sign, Aquarians are very intellectual, witty, and curious. They're very honest and will always be very open with everyone they meet. Idealism runs strong with these people, and they value equality. Although some tend to be aloof and standoffish, Aquarians are generally well liked by everyone they meet.

Water bearer names:

Coventina
Chalice
Wells
Ishtar
Grotto
Spring (as in a spring of water)
Bath
Lourdes
Nerthus
Fontus
Juturna
Saraswati ("possessing water")

Air names:

Anemone
Zephyr
Notus
Boreas
Sirocco
Breeze
Feather
Gossamer
Bird
Kestrel
Kite
Dove
Whisper
Aria
Vayu
Caraway
Vox ("voice")

Time names:

January
Janus
February
Februa
Winter

Yellow and purple names:

Saffron
Amber
Goldenrod
Lemon
Yellow
Xanthe
Blaine
Flavia
Lavender
Amethyst
Lilac
Iolanthe
Violet
Plum

Attribute names:

Amity ("friendly, pleasant")
Nova ("new")
Neo
Novella
Novello
Dreamer
Prosper
Sage ("wise")
Fortuna ("fortunate, lucky")
Bellamy ("beautiful friend")
Bonamy ("good friend")
Pax ("peace")
Paz
Salem ("peace")
Liberty
Placido ("placid")
Placida
Enoch ("dedicated")
Saoirse ("freedom")
Justice
Justin
Eurydice ("wide justice")
Thrift
Cosima ("order, decency")
Cosimo
Quiterie ("peaceful, calm")

Other ideas:

Waverly
Pandora
Hallow
Garnet
Charles
Charlotte
Olivia
Olive
Tycho
Lysander
Lysandra
Wolf
Cleopatra
Francis
Saturn
Wendy
Shiloh
Delphine
Clover
Maple
Raphael
Raphaella
Sappho
Noah
Fabrice
Parvati
Onyx
Lennox
Aloysius
Ulysses
Poe
Silver

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