January 24 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility and More

Written by August Croft
Published: September 14, 2023
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What makes a January 24 zodiac sign special? If you were born on this day, you are an Aquarius, the rarest sign in the zodiac! Known for their pragmatic, innovative point of view, Aquarians are typically born anytime between January 20th and February 18th. However, if you’re brand new to astrology, you may not know everything that makes this zodiac sign unique. Today, we will endeavor to answer that question, especially when it comes to someone born on January 24th in particular! 

If you know you were born on January 24th, what does astrology have to say about your personality, future potential, and romantic preferences? Given that astrology isn’t technically based on anything scientific, be sure not to take it too seriously. But astrology may also surprise you with its insight and the hidden truths it might know about you. Let’s begin and address some of those potential truths now!

January 24 Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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As a fixed sign, Aquarians have a steadfastness to them.

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Understanding the astrological foundations of every zodiac sign helps when it comes to interpreting your individual birthday. For Aquarius, this is the 11th zodiac sign out of a possible 12, and a fixed air sign. you may be wondering: what does any of this have to do with my personality? To begin, let’s discuss Aquarius’s placement on the astrological wheel. 

As the 11th zodiac sign, Aquarians are connected to the 11th house of friendship and societal connection. They are also known as the water bearer and carry the weight of the 10 zodiac signs that came before them. Aquarians are deeply mature and responsible individuals, motivated by how they can better connect with society as a whole. Friendships and generational connections are very important to the average Aquarius. 

As an air sign, Aquarians interpret the world around them using their intellect and capacity for abstract thought. Air signs are motivated by communication and curiosity, philosophical ideals and creative abstraction. Aquarians use their unique and clever point of view to solve problems, discover new things, and create things previously unheard of! Signs found under this element are adept at analyzing and organizing obscure, abstract things.

Modalities often reflect the behaviors of the signs, especially when it comes to decision-making and how they utilize their own individual energies. As a fixed sign, Aquarians have a steadfastness to them, a reliability and a stability in their personalities. While fixed signs can be rooted in certain, set ways of doing things, these signs are skilled at sustaining and maintaining anything they set their minds to. Aquarians are thorough, logical workers and partners. 

There is one more very important foundation of the Aquarian personality. Let’s discuss the ruling planet of this one-of-a-kind zodiac sign now! 

January 24 Zodiac: Ruling Planets

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Uranus asks the average Aquarius to do things differently than how we have done them previously.

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Aquarians are already special given that they are the rarest zodiac sign based on birthdays alone. However, they are additionally special in that they have had multiple ruling planets assigned to them over the centuries. If you choose to follow modern astrological practices, Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus. However, once upon a time, Aquarius was ruled by Saturn. What do both of these planets represent in the Aquarius personality? 

Duty-bound and mature, Saturn represents lessons and responsibilities we need to learn in order to become our best selves. When Saturn rules over a zodiac sign, it imparts this same seriousness and sense of restriction. Aquarians understand tradition, strictness, and responsibility because of this Saturnian connection. They are also very aware of time, especially from a generational standpoint. 

Uranus was discovered during a time of chaos and upheaval in the world, lending to its unpredictable and rebellious qualities. There is an innovative quality to Uranus, as this planet rules science and new discoveries as well as technological reinvention. When this planet was discovered, it felt like the perfect fit for innovative, rebellious Aquarius. When we interpret Uranus and Saturn side by side, the Aquarian personality becomes even more obvious. 

Aquarians understand the importance of tradition and value where we have come from as a society. They are instinctively aware of their own responsibilities and what they owe to the world at large. This is all thanks to Saturn. However, Uranus asks the average Aquarius to do things differently than how we have done them previously, breaking tradition and instilling a bit more chaos into the world in order to better it. 

January 24 Zodiac: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Personality of  Aquarius

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Aquarians can be surprisingly stubborn about a variety of things.


Aquarians aren’t just non-traditional in how they long to reinvent the world. They are unique and offbeat in every possible way, in all corners of their lives. The average Aquarius does everything their own, specific way, remiss to follow a path set by anyone else. The independence of an Aquarius is obvious upon first meeting them, as the fixed nature of this sign further reinforces their odd behaviors.

Aquarians are intellectuals, often referred to as armchair philosophers. They have opinions about everything, more likely to share such opinions than share anything particularly personal about themselves. There is a stoicism to the average Aquarius, a clever and somewhat awkward social style that allows them to make friends without being particularly emotionally intimate. This is one of the biggest weaknesses of the Aquarius personality: they don’t often open up or get emotionally vulnerable with others. 

Still, the pragmatism and openness of an Aquarius can be refreshing, even if this openness doesn’t apply to the inner workings of this cerebral sign. Aquarians are sociable, clever people, capable of encouraging anyone they meet to be their most unique selves. Appearing interesting, from either an intellectual or aesthetic point of view, is very important to the average Aquarius. This is also how they attract like-minded people into their social circles. 

While curious and interested in new technology and inventions, Aquarians can be surprisingly stubborn about a variety of things. This is largely due to their fixed modality, as fixed signs become rigid about certain things from a young age. The rigidity in an Aquarius often feels incongruous to their open, innovative mindset. It can make this typically welcoming sign cold and contrary, just for the sake of being contrary. 

What Makes a January 24 Zodiac Sign Special?

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An Aquarius so connected to the number 6 may prioritize their individual health, both physical and mental.


Numerology can help us interpret individual dates, which may help us set a January 24 Aquarius apart from other Aquarius birthdays. When we combine the digits in the number 24, the number six manifests as an important number for this Aquarius date. The number six is associated with wisdom, health, and service. This is largely due to the fact that the sixth zodiac sign is Virgo and the sixth house is known as the house of health. 

An Aquarius so connected to the number 6 may prioritize their individual health, both physical and mental. The sixth house is all about maintaining and caring for your own health so that you can better be of service to others. Virgos are the halfway point of the zodiac, representing a shift from the individual to the external, which is why Virgos are a service-oriented sign. They long to be useful and helpful to others, something that may also matter to this Aquarius birthday. 

Healing and themes of perfectionism are also associated with the number 6, but how might these abstract qualities manifest in a January 24th birthday? This particular Aquarius may find that healing is a part of their life path, likely in the form of a career in health and wellness. Additionally, Virgos are known for their perfectionistic and thorough natures, something that may manifest as either a positive or a negative in this Aquarius birthday. 

Career Paths for January 24 Zodiac Signs

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With thoroughness and dedication, Aquarians may enjoy a scientific career, particularly one that allows them to contribute to new inventions.


We’ve already mentioned that a January 24th Aquarius could be drawn to a career in health. But this is just one potential career path for this unique zodiac sign to take. Given their fixed modalities, Aquarians do well in long-term careers, careers that they can contribute to over time rather than briefly. Remember that fixed signs enjoy maintaining and sustaining things, but especially an Aquarius born on January 24th. 

Revolutionary and motivated by how they can help others, Aquarians do well in careers involving activism, advocacy, and support. Becoming a lawyer or politician may make sense to this particular Aquarius birthday, though these fields often leave this existential zodiac sign disheartened in the long run. A career in the arts could be possible for an Aquarius, as this could be a path that allows them to heal without having to worry about existing systems or preconceived ways of doing things. 

With thoroughness and dedication, Aquarians may enjoy a scientific career, particularly one that allows them to contribute to new inventions. Remember Uranus and its connection to new technologies. An Aquarius born on January 24th may be particularly drawn to a scientific career involving health or new-age wellness technology. Becoming a yoga instructor, doula, or mental health professional may be a good fit for a January 24th zodiac sign as well! 

Speaking of thoroughness, Aquarians make excellent individuals in detail-oriented careers. This could be anything from city planning to architecture, composing to coding. Aquarians enjoy finding patterns and uncovering mysteries, particularly in scientific realms. However, chances are high that a January 24th Aquarius creates a career that is just as individual as they are! 

Love and Relationships for January 24 Zodiac Signs

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Aquarians will want to match romantically with someone who they can talk to for hours on end, about all of the big-picture thoughts rattling around in their heads.

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All fixed signs long for a lasting romance. Aquarians feel similarly, even if this concept feels too traditional or conventional for them to bother with. This secretly romantic zodiac sign longs to share their strange and quirky life with someone else, even if they may rationalize otherwise. Aquarians are known for remaining stoic and calculating, both during the beginning and latter stages of any relationship.

This stoicism is often charming in the beginning, as Aquarians appear aloof and mysterious to strangers. This clever air sign maintains an air of mystery as they get to know someone, preferring to have the upper hand in this way. Aquarians tend to be attracted to people they deem interesting, and this definition of interesting varies from Aquarius to Aquarius. However, sharing a unique and fresh perspective on something tends to pique an Aquarius’s interest. 

For the most part, Aquarians are drawn to intellect first. This is largely due to their air sign associations, as this element prefers to connect cerebrally first and foremost. Aquarians will want to match romantically with someone who they can talk to for hours on end, about all of the big-picture thoughts rattling around in their heads. However, this intellectual mindset can only be sustained for so long. Many Aquarius relationships end because this philosophical zodiac sign isn’t willing to be vulnerable with their partner! 

Matches and Compatibility for January 24 Zodiac Signs

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Air signs tend to prefer the company of fellow air signs and fire signs, with water and earth sign matches requiring a bit more work.


Which zodiac sign has the best chance of matching with an Aquarius? From an astrological perspective, paying attention to the elements can give you a great deal of insight. Likewise, understanding your Venus and Mars sign placements in your birth chart will also help when it comes to romantic preferences. Air signs tend to prefer the company of fellow air signs and fire signs, with water and earth sign matches requiring a bit more work.

When it comes to an Aquarius born on January 24th, here are some matches that demonstrate promise and ease!:

  • Libra. An equally philosophical air sign, Libras will likely entice an Aquarius born on January 24th. Unique and stylish, Libras know how to talk to an Aquarius for hours. Likewise, a January 24th Aquarius will enjoy how loving Libras are. This is a creative, compassionate match, one built upon intellect and mutual understanding.
  • Sagittarius. Both philosophical and independent, Aquarians and Sagittarians are positioned in a sextile from each other. This makes for an easy match, one built on mutual interests and elemental compatibilities. Aquarians love how unique and inspiring Sagittarians are, and vice versa. This is a surprisingly comforting match, one that lasts through mutual respect and understanding!

Historical Figures and Celebrities Born on January 24th

  • Karl von Staudt (mathemetician)
  • Edith Wharton (writer)
  • Ernst Heinrich Heinkel (engineer)
  • Robert Motherwell (painter)
  • Walter Haas Jr. (businessman)
  • Leon Kirchner (composer)
  • Maria Tallchief (dancer)
  • Robert Delpire (editor)
  • Robert Downey, Sr. (filmmaker)
  • Ray Stevens (singer)
  • Aaron Neville (singer)
  • Neil Diamond (singer)
  • David Gerrold (writer)
  • Michio Kaku (physicist)
  • John Belushi (actor)
  • Moon Jae-in (politician)
  • Matthew Lillard (actor)
  • Tatyana M. Ali (actor)
  • Mischa Barton (actor)

Important Events That Occurred on January 24th

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On this day in 1848, The California Gold Rush officially began.

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  • In 1839, Charles Darwin became a Fellow of the Royal Society
  • In 1848, The California Gold Rush officially began with the first discovery of gold in Coloma
  • In 1908, “Scouting for Boys” was published, paving the way for the Boy Scouts
  • In 1923, the Aztec Ruins National Monument was officially founded
  • In 1984, the Macintosh 128K was released, the very first personal Mac computer to be released
  • In 1986, in true Aquarius season fashion, NASA’s Voyager 2 flew by Uranus, discovering multiple new moons
  • In 2001, Adele’s album, “21”, was released

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About the Author

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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