The watery element in astrology often possesses moods that can be calm as a little flowing stream, or passionate as an enormous tidal wave. Surges of passion are often thriving within the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) and they feel things intensely, with an upsurge of raw emotion. Liquid will always find its way to the deepest of places. Many of their feelings are overwhelming, with introverted depths – the private inner world of feeling is bottomless and unfathomable. Many men see the reflection of their own souls in the magnetic depths of watery women; they embody the hidden unconscious and its wishes. Mostly, this element can be hypnotic and represents feminine power; they are compelled by their own secret motivations.
A water sign will always become quiet or withdrawn when they are trying to sift through the intense or chaotic material; they are often a mass of paradoxes. Water, it has been said, runs deep, and there are plenty of mysteries. It can take a long time to know them well, for they reveal themselves gradually. Often psychic, water signs speak of real meanings just by sensing an individual’s movements and body language, picking up on the undercurrents in the room. Consequently, when problems are shared with a water sign, they take on the inherent issues. Their ability to understand and empathize is tremendous; you’ll get their immense kindness, a shoulder to cry on, and guidance.
This is an extremely inspired, dreamy, and imaginative trigon, for they are very creative. Psychology and human understanding are usually an area of attraction, and their observations of the mortal condition often influence masterpieces of painting, music, cinematography, fiction, or dance. Water signs are intuitive and sensitive; they feel with intensity. How things feel is what matters, and they base their actions on gut instincts, rather than on logic or intellect. It is as if they possess a clairvoyant ability, and will always feel it in their gut when something is off.
This is like being a bucket of water without the bucket! You need something – a relationship or a home and family – that gives you a strong sense of containment. Any threat of such security having to be relinquished or taken away is, or should be, looked at very seriously. You are also impressionable and easily influenced…You can be all ‘soul’ – but a soul needs a body. In other words, unless your feelings are tempered with discipline and a sense of commitment, you can wind up in a sort of drunken state, tripped out or even hysterical. The Watkins Astrology Handbook: The Practical System of DIY Astrology
Water is also about compassion and concern since the receptive talents of these individuals are remarkably high. Water sign people can take in the feelings of others, absorbing them deeply into their being. Those blessed by Water, love to fill up their private world with meaning. A sense of feeling is poured into everything, and it is usually transformed into profound works of art, poetry, writing or music. They translate it into the artistic and many desire aesthetic beauty. Astrologer, Liz Greene, rates the watery signs as possessing the best taste for artwork, and general aesthetics. They don’t need to study art, in theory, and will just go with what is most pleasing on a feeling level, and it is usually what the heart wants.
Water signs, feel most fulfilled when involved in something emotionally satisfying. It could take them into caring roles, or into any form of work which allows them to apply their sensitivity, enchantment. consideration and even romantic view. The drawback of having a watery nature is the tendency of these individuals to brood. Water signs are susceptible to extreme and changeable mood swings. At worst, they sulk, pout, cry, retreat into isolation, and take solace in their fantasy world.