#Aquarius (♒) is the eleventh
in the #Zodiac,
the constellation Aquarius is a constellation
of the zodiac, situated between Capricornus and Pisces. Its name is Latin for "water-carrier" or "cup-carrier", and its symbol is ♒ Aquarius is identified as GU.LA "The Great One" in the Babylonian star catalogues
and represents the god #Ea himself,
who is commonly depicted holding an overflowing vase.
In Ancient #Egypt astronomy, Aquarius was associated with the annual flood of the Nile;
the banks were
said to flood when Aquarius put his jar into the river, beginning #spring.
The Egyptians saw the constellation
as #Hapi the god of the Nile.
The name in the Hindu
zodiac is #kumbha "water-pitcher".
Aquarius is the first sign of the zodiac in India,
where its patron saint is #Varuna.
This ancient god was originally the all-powerful lord of all the heavens and creator of the stars.
But later he was looked on as just god of the #water
who looked down on the #Earth
through the thousand eyes of the stars.
Greek mythology, Aquarius is sometimes associated with #Deucalion, the son of #Prometheus
who built a ship with his wife #Pyrrha
to survive an imminent flood.
The Water Jar #asterism was seen
to the ancient Chinese as the tomb, #Fenmu.
Nearby, the emperors #mausoleum #Xiuliang stood, demarcated by Kappa Aquarii
and three other collinear stars.
#Ku ("crying") and #Qi ("weeping"), each composed of two stars,
were located in the same region.
The planet #Neptune was discovered
among the stars of Aquarius 154 years ago, in 1846
As stated, the Sirius star system
and the constellation Aquarius
are on the same plane of heaven -
about 15 degrees below the celestial equator.
As the Earth moves into the Aquarian age, she will also come into alignment with the #Sirius star system.