February 1 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility and More

Written by August Croft
Updated: July 14, 2023
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When it comes to astrology, a February 1 zodiac sign has a lot to offer. If you were born on February 1st, you likely know that you are an Aquarius. However, are there any specific ambitions, personality traits, and attractions that are associated with your birthday rather than your sun sign as a whole?

Welcome, all February 1st birthdays! This piece of writing is all about you. From your core essence and personality to numerology associations, what can you learn about yourself through astrology? Whether you’re brand new to zodiac signs or well-versed, here’s an overview of what it’s like to be born on February 1st.

February 1 Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

When it comes to a February 1st Aquarius, these people are born under the second decan of Aquarius.

Considered the 11th sign of the zodiac on the astrological wheel, Aquarius sun signs are born from January 20th to February 18th. Also called the water bearer, Aquarians are actually associated with the element of air, though their deep empathy and compassion for humanity give them many watery associations.

Ruled by Saturn and Uranus, Aquarius placements have plenty of planetary influence. Not all zodiac signs are ruled by two planets, but this is just another reason why Aquarians are special! However, did you know that there is even more planetary influence depending on when you were born within the Aquarian time of year?

A fixed sign, Aquarian energy is unique and steadfast. When it comes to a February 1st Aquarius, these people are born under the second decan of Aquarius. All astrological signs can be further broken down, ruled by other planets passing through the sign and separated by ten degrees. The decans found within Aquarius go as follows:

  • 1st decan, from January 20th to roughly January 29th: Aquarius decan, ruled by Uranus or Saturn, and the most Aquarius personality of all three decans
  • 2nd decan, from January 30th to roughly February 8th: Gemini decan, ruled by Mercury
  • 3rd decan, from February 9th to February 18th: Libra decan, ruled by Venus

If this doesn’t make sense yet, not to worry! There’s a lot to learn when it comes to astrology, and your birth chart will help inform your personality more than any one sign. However, here are some of the primary personality traits associated with Aquarians. 

February 1 Zodiac: Personality Traits

February 1 Zodiac

Mercury may help a February 1 zodiac sign communicate effectively, something that other Aquarian birthdays struggle with.

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With two ruling planets as well as additional influence from your Gemini second decan, a February 1 zodiac is a powerful force. Not only do Aquarians have a strong sense of morality from their Saturn ruling, but they are also highly disruptive to the status quo given their modern ruling of Uranus.

Often misunderstood, Uranus is a planet that brings change and upheaval in one’s life, typically unexpected. To be an Aquarius is to understand the importance of change and welcome what life throws at you. However, it is also a fixed sign with a huge sense of responsibility and strong opinions. These planets can work well together, but they can also make an Aquarius feel like their desire to disrupt is unwelcome and unappreciated.

Aquarians are unconventional, to say the least. They are often invested in obscure and unique things that appeal to their intellect. Oftentimes, they get a profound sense of satisfaction from shocking those around them, whether that was their intention or not. A February 1st Aquarius also has plenty of influence from the planet Mercury, given their placement in the Gemini decan.

Mercury may help a February 1 zodiac sign communicate effectively, something that other Aquarian birthdays struggle with. Many Aquarians encounter frustrations in their lives when it comes to explaining their mindsets and mantras. This is largely due to the fact that they want to simultaneously change the world while maintaining stability. A Gemini decan Aquarius may be able to effectively communicate this mindset to those that struggle to understand Aquarian energy.

February 1 Zodiac: Career and Passions

With enough passion and motivation, there’s nothing a February 1st Aquarius can’t do. However, a satisfying career can be difficult for a modern-day Aquarius, as their interests often lie in the spiritual, mystical, or obtuse. Given the high intellect and objectivity of this sign, many jobs quickly grow boring. Despite their Saturn influences, many Aquarians would prefer to find a niche career that doesn’t pay as well as a boring, uninspiring one.

A February 1st Aquarius has the communication and critical thinking skills to get their way easier compared to the average, esoteric Aquarius. This makes them adept at influencing others, which can certainly help with understanding the big and world-changing ideas that all Aquarians share!

February 1 zodiac placements will likely be passionate about and excel at the following careers or skills: 

  • Philanthropy
  • Humanitarian efforts
  • Religious or spiritual endeavors
  • Social influencer 
  • Doula or midwife
  • Political candidacies 
  • International study
  • Law or government positions
  • Media directors

February 1 Zodiac: Strengths and Weaknesses

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A February 1st Aquarius has the communication and critical thinking skills to get their way easier compared to the average, esoteric Aquarius.


If you haven’t already noticed, an Aquarius is full of contradictions and complications. This isn’t necessarily in a negative context– Aquarians are some of the most unique and interesting people on this planet! As a February 1st Aquarius, you likely have plenty of big ideas, both for your own life as well as the world as a whole. It’s impossible to be an Aquarius and not have a certain drive to help your fellow man. 

However, this doesn’t mean that your fellow man is open to the advice or opinion of the average Aquarius. Many Aquarians find this frustrating and they often grow disillusioned or frustrated in their life. A February 1st Aquarius has an artful tongue, capable of explaining their highly intellectual ideas to just about anyone. This can help with some of that frustration, but some Aquarius ideas are just too esoteric for the average person.

Aquarians have huge ambitions, likely due to their high intellects. They are also capable of achieving greatness due to their stamina and ability to see the big picture. And the big picture is everything to a February 1st Aquarius. Most people born on this day don’t have time for small talk, petty details, or floundering personalities. 

This can definitely make an Aquarius cold, if not impossible to get along with depending on the person. Maintaining an open mind may sound like an easy thing for someone so spiritual and forward-thinking. However, when presented with an opinion that they may not share, a February 1 Aquarius may bristle and grow combative.

February 1: Numerology and Other Associations

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As a February 1st Aquarius, you likely have plenty of big ideas, both for your own life as well as the world as a whole.

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Aquarius is the 11th zodiac sign. As a February 1 zodiac, you have an additional number 1 associated with your birthday. Numerology can be a powerful tool to use in tandem with astrology to better understand your personality and meaning in life. With the number 1 so present in your birth chart, a February 1st Aquarius may be a fantastic leader.

The number 1 is often associated with the self, with independence, and self-sufficiency. A February 1st Aquarius has so much power given its planetary associations. This is a person who can get a job done on their own, from start to finish. Not only will they accomplish their goals, but they will also likely inspire others to do the same.

However, the number 1 is a solitary number, which means it may struggle when dealing with others. Aquarians already have a bit of a confrontational side when their opinions are challenged, and a February 1st Aquarius will show this side off even more. While they likely have ideas and opinions worth trusting, it’s important for a February 1st Aquarius to learn how to effectively and patiently communicate.

February 1 Zodiac in a Relationship

Love for an Aquarius can be a tricky thing. This is especially true for a person born on February 1st. You likely have a keen mind and the desire to express all of your innovative thoughts to your partner, at least in time. That’s why it’s important to find someone who not only understands your big ideas but someone who can contribute to them as well.

There is an obsessive nature to all Aquarians. Given the additional intellectual influence of Mercury from their second decan, a February 1st zodiac will rationalize and often compartmentalize their love for someone else. Whatever form this takes, someone born on February 1st likely takes more time in love than the average Aquarius.

Because of their fixed nature, an Aquarius enjoys being a mainstay in the life of their partner. This is why many Aquarians end up falling for their friends rather than a stranger, though anyone will attract an Aquarius eye if they are interesting, intellectual, or unique enough! A February 1st Aquarius will need someone who can keep up with them intellectually, or else the relationship won’t last.

Compatible Signs for February 1 Zodiacs

February 1 Zodiac

A February 1st Aquarius will need someone who can keep up with them intellectually, or else the relationship won’t last.


Given the Aquarian need for uniqueness and even taboo, most other air signs work well with a February 1st birthday. However, Aquarians are often more fixed or obstinate compared to the average Libra or Gemini, which can be a turn-off. No matter the sign, an Aquarius needs someone interesting to spend their time with, and someone who understands that time should be spent interestingly.

This can translate into a partner who dabbles or travels. Or a February 1st Aquarius may find themselves attracted to someone who is well-read or a master of their hyper-specific career. Confidence and freedom are often attractive to Aquarius placements, as well as depth. A partner to any Aquarius also needs to understand their blunt way of communicating and that it isn’t something to be taken personally!

Matches for February 1 Zodiac

If you were born on February 1st and are interested in knowing what other zodiac signs work well with you, here are some matches to consider:

  • Sagittarius. Often considered the best match for an Aquarius, a Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign. This makes them adventurous, bold, and passionate about a variety of things, something that Aquarians are readily attracted to. They are also side by side on the astrological wheel, making attraction common. Plus, Sagittarians need freedom in a relationship in order to thrive, something an Aquarius will not only admire but appreciate. They are also an equally blunt sign, making it easy for Aquarians to communicate with Sagittarians without them taking things personally.
  • Gemini. Given that a February 1st zodiac has some Gemini influence, a Gemini is another great match for an Aquarius. Another mutable sign like Sagittarius, Geminis are incredibly capable communicators, curious, and interested in a variety of things. This will appeal to an Aquarius, especially one born on February 1st, as they likely have a similar communication style to Geminis. A Gemini will also know how to have fun and help get an Aquarius out of their own head!
  • Aries. Another fire sign, Aries and Aquarius matches burn hot and fast. While this may not spell a forever romance, Aries understands how to communicate with an Aquarius. Plus, the drive and passion found within the average Aries makes them deeply attractive to the equally-ambitious Aquarius.
  • Libra. Dedicated to beauty, aesthetics, and justice, Libras love interesting people. This is why they will be naturally drawn to Aquarians, especially when you consider the fact that they are both air signs. This helps these two signs naturally understand each other, much like Geminis and Aquarians. While Libras and Aquarians may not be able to see eye to eye forever, they can certainly entertain each other with deep conversations for hours.

Historical Figures and Celebrities born on February 1st

  • Sophie Turner
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Clark Gable
  • Brandon Lee
  • Lisa Marie Presley
  • Michael C. Hall
  • Langston Hughes
  • Rick James
  • Julia Garner
  • Sherilyn Fenn
  • Lee Thompson Young
  • Joy Mangano

Important Events That Occurred on February 1st

On February 1st, several significant events occurred throughout history:

  • In 2003, the world was devastated when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated on its way back to Earth, resulting in the tragic deaths of all seven astronauts onboard. This catastrophic event served as a reminder of the risks and dangers associated with space exploration.
  • In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran after spending 15 years in exile. His triumphant return marked the beginning of the Iranian Revolution, which resulted in major changes within Iran’s government and society.
  • February 1st also marks a significant moment during one of America’s darkest periods – The Vietnam War. In 1968, Eddie Adams captured one of the war’s most iconic images – an officer from the Vietcong being executed in Saigon. The photograph raised opposition against American involvement in Vietnam and helped put an end to this brutal conflict.
  • In addition to these tragic events that continue to shape our world today, there were also moments of triumph for civil rights activists fighting against segregation in America. On February 1st, four black students sat down at a “whites only” lunch counter at Woolworth’s department store located in Greensboro, North Carolina, starting what became known as Greensboro sit-ins – a powerful nonviolent protest against racial discrimination that inspired similar demonstrations across America.
  • Finally, on this day back in 1884 marked yet another milestone when Oxford University Press published its first fascicle for “The Oxford English Dictionary.”

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August Croft is a writer at A-Z Animals where their primary focus is on astrology, symbolism, and gardening. August has been writing a variety of content for over 4 years and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater from Southern Oregon University, which they earned in 2014. They are currently working toward a professional certification in astrology and chart reading. A resident of Oregon, August enjoys playwriting, craft beer, and cooking seasonal recipes for their friends and high school sweetheart.

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