Sailor Moon Astrology: Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius is the star sign that represents the flirtatious and charismatic yet stubborn Haruka Tenoh, who was born on January 27th. The ruling planet of Aquarius is Uranus (historically, it was ruled by Saturn, but the discovery of Uranus in the 1700s prompted astrologists to hand Aquarius over to it) and it’s associated with the element of air. As always, Naoko Takeuchi sure knew what she was doing when she picked a sign for Haruka! Anyway, here are the positive and negative traits associated with Aquarius:
All of these traits sound like they fit a certain someone, don’t they?
Let’s unpack the positives first. First and foremost, Haruka is highly independent and strong-willed. She seems to like spending time alone and doesn’t care what anyone says or thinks about her. As for being strong-willed, Haruka is someone who has very strong convictions and sticks with them through thick and thin. Once she starts something, she follows it through to the end.
Haruka is also known for being very friendly, extroverted, and charming. She is shown to have many admirers and instantly charms every person she meets with her charisma and silver tongue. She seems to enjoy being outgoing and charming and it comes to her naturally. Haruka is also quite clever; not only is she witty, she’s able to use her intellect to her advantage during battles and when investigating the enemy. Finally, Haruka is fiercely loyal to anyone and anything she is close to and/or has sworn herself to protecting. She is intensely loyal and devoted to her duty and her mission as a Sailor Senshi, considering it to be her true purpose in life. Haruka is loyal to Michiru, and later to the makeshift family they create that includes Setsuna and Hotaru. And finally, Haruka is loyal to her Princess, Usagi. Even though she doesn’t always show it, Haruka has undying loyalty towards Usagi and would give up her life to save Usagi’s without hesitation.
Now, onto the negatives. Stubbornness has to be one of Haruka’s most prominent traits, especially during her earlier appearances; it goes hand in hand with her being strong-willed. Once Haruka gets it in her head that something must be done a certain way, it’s almost impossible to get her to consider otherwise. We see this trait pop up time and time again throught the series. Haruka is also quite sarcastic, using it as a defense mechanism or just for the fun of it. Streaks of rebelliousness can also be seen in Haruka, especially concerning how she originally tried to run away from her duty as a Senshi.
Haruka’s also rather aloof and standoffish at points; this is most prominent during her interactions with the Inner Senshi during the S arc, when she refuses to help them or explain anything. Her detached nature also plays into this; at first, Haruka tries to keep others (Michiru in particular) at a distance. Haruka is hesitant to let people close to her heart because she is terrified of losing them or, worse, being forced to choose her duties over them. And finally, Haruka is something of an extremist. To her, there is no middle path; it’s always all or nothing. Her thinking is pretty black and white, and it shows through her interactions with the Inner Senshi.
In a nutshell, Aquarians are very interesting people who are almost always very strong-willed. They are opinionated and strong in their convictions - they will fight vehemently for what they believe in. However, they are willing to change their minds if shown evidence to the contrary. They love mankind and will do anything for the masses - but they have little emotional investment for the individual; “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” comes to mind. They can become so dedicated to a cause that they drive themselves to complete exhaustion, even physical injury. They are extremely likable and charming, although they usually keep others at a distance. And finally, Aquarians are prone to extreme eccentricity and are rarely content with being followers.
Clearly, Aquarius is the best sign possible for Haruka!