Aquarius (Kumbha)

The 11th sign is Kumbha (Aquarius). Sage Parashara describes Kumbha as follows:

"It represents a man holding a pot. Its complexion is deep brown. It has a medium build and is a biped rashi. It is very strong during daytime. It relates to deep water and is airy. It rises with its head and is Tamasic. It rules Shudras, the 4th Varna, and the west. Its lord is Shani, Surya's offspring."

Sanskrit Name : Kumbha
English Name : Aquarius
Limb of Kalapurusha : Calves
Ruler : Shani Saturn
Gender : Male
Classification : Fixed

Shani (Saturn) is the ruler, and Kumbha is fixed, airy and male. Shani's slow and deep qualities are not directed to physical causes like in Makara, instead it has a mental and philosophical slant, capable of deep thought.

The symbol is a man holding a water pitcher. Holding a water pitcher without dropping it requires steady concentration and fixity of purpose, both qualities of this sign.

People with a prominent Kumbha have a purpose, based on some philosophy or simple life principles. They have an interest in helping friends, or a community at large.

They can be rough in their manners, but are also not too delicate themselves.

Rashi Lord: 
Saturn (शनि ग्रह)
Rashi Number: 
11