The ℰlements, Pt. Four: Water Signs ♋ ♏ ♓

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WATER SIGNS: CANCER, SCORPIO, PISCES

From about.com

Water signs are attuned to waves of emotion, and often seem to have a built-in sonar for reading a mood. This gives them a special sensitivity in relationships, knowing when to show warmth and when to hold back. At their best, they are a healing force that brings people together — at their worst, they are psychic vampires, able to manipulate and drain the life force of those closest to them. Water signs are tuned into the many shades of meaning in relationships, and at times can absorb “vibes” from others. They have to work harder than other elements to maintain their personal boundaries. Those with planets in Water signs are often assessing a situation by its undercurrents. It can give them an air of being aloof or even shy at first, but they’re the warmest of souls when you’ve won their trust. Going forward in a relationship or situation often means being sure of their emotional ground, a kind of decision-making process that is baffling to others. Their perceptions border on psychic, but these insights get clouded by the intensity of feelings, or are altered by the vivid imagination. 

The nuances of feeling experienced by Water signs can lead them into the arts. Some find release from their own personal dramas when they’re able to express them as universal. As writers, musicians and actors, they help others make sense of the human experience. But this also happens in everyday life, since Water signs soften the edges of the mundane by padding it with emotional meaning.

Water is a formless element on its own, and that’s why those with this sign are so quickly shaped by their relationships to others. They need time alone to remember where they end and others begin. And to let what’s been stirred up by life find its way to a quiet calm again. These are people who need people, but also need the restoring space of solitude.

From zodiac-signs-astrology.com:

“Water can be refreshing, like a cool stream or it can be dark and mysterious like the depths of the ocean. Water that is contained is easy to deal with like a swimming pool, however, water that is uncontained and out of control can do great damage, like a flood. Water signs represent the intuition and emotional aspects because it flows and it’s liquid, or it could be solid like ice, it can also evaporate into air and turn into clouds. Water is complex and a paradox – it is everywhere and can be almost anything. Water signs are the most emotional of all signs, they flow down deep and search out crevasses and cracks to explore, symbolic of the unknown emotions of the human psyche. Not only is water essential to life and covers the whole globe, but water makes up the largest percentage of all living things. Since water is found in everything everywhere, water signs have a knack for dealing with others, they can see into other people, understand their motives and needs.. This makes them empathetic, caring and helpful but they are over-sensitive and can be easily hurt by others who do not acknowledge the sacrifices that have been made and how deeply involved they really are.”

Cancer

Cancer is the first water sign and represents water in its most basic form. Cancer is genuine, concerned with others, nurturing and the most helpful. When unleashed however, like a river that spills its banks, Cancer can be very aggressive when the need to defend themselves or someone they love.

Scorpio

Scorpio represents the power that water potentially has. If not properly contained, it can continuously wreak havoc on everything in its path. Scorpio is full of energy and intensity and is similar to a raging river. Scorpio needs control and has to be under self-control for all its energy to be harnessed effectively, like putting a hydroelectric dam on the raging river. It provides power and light to cities and protects farmers fields from flooding.

Pisces

The final water sign is represented by the small creek, by piling up a handful of dirt, you can make it flow another direction, when it rains, it can flow north when it normally flows south because it is overtaken by the rainwater. Pisces is overly flexible and too adaptable. Pisces is very charming, inspirational and mystical, also like the beautiful creek that which artists paint pictures. It is calming and the sound can put you to sleep and mystify you. Pisces is the most spiritual of all the zodiac signs.

Check your birth to find which elements/planets are dominant.

Read More:

http://astrology.about.com/od/foundations/p/WaterElement.htm

http://zodiac-signs-astrology.com/zodiac-signs/zodiac-elements.htm

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