The Water Signs: The Enigma Behind Human Existance

By their very nature, water signs are intriguing, and any attempt to study them feels like unraveling a mystery, which is consistent with the common understanding that mysteries include the unknown, the unknowable, or the unpredictable. The most difficult signs of the horoscope to decipher are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. The water signs have an intuitive, emotional, and sensitive reaction to life; water also symbolises man’s mysterious and hidden psychic nature.

People born under the water signs have heightened sensitivity and a tendency to be overly sensitive, emotional, and protective. Yet, this sensitivity also gives them a unique ability to perceive unseen realities. The inhabitants of watery realms are fully aware that we all leave a trail of emotions and experiences behind us. Many people who identify as watery are sensitive, empathic, insightful, and thoughtful. It’s difficult to resist being drawn into an emotional world when this is your very element, where you live, exist, and function, but if someone urges them to stop feeling so passionately about everything, they may feel even more intensely and flow with the emotional rivers of life.

The water signs are emotional, responsive, and instinctive. The water signs seem to know things intuitively. They want to take care of everyone and envelop those they care about. They feel things deeply and are often overprotective and oversensitive. The water signs struggle with emotions and can be moody. Wherever you have a water sign in the horoscope you will follow your instincts. Astrology for Beginners: A Simple Way to Read Your Chart (For Beginners (Llewellyn’s))

Cancer’s openness, psychic sensibilities, and potent intuition are revealed as we plunge into the fragile waters of the water cycle. Scorpio has a preoccupation with immortality and subsequent rebirths. Pisces has a penchant for exploring the unfathomable depths of the unconscious collective mind. Clearly, here is where we go to try to make sense of our lives and the mysteries of the human condition on a deep, personal level. All water signs have an uncanny ability to decipher the hidden meanings of our environment and a compelling belief that there is more to reality than meets the eye.


The Moon, with all her optical illusions in the night sky, is the ruler of Cancer, and when the Moon is full, we are drawn to it and more likely to engage in introspective thought. In astronomy, our silvery luminary has been portrayed as a planet cloaked in shadows and gloom, with an eerie pull and symbolic of mysteries and secrets, and so viewed as the receptor for the soul. The luminary is introspective and connected to the inner self; they rule our unconscious desires and initiate the journey of the water signs to comprehend the entire mystery of life and death, beginning from the cradle to the grave.


As Scorpio has a deep understanding of both life and death, they know that we can never truly escape the presence of the Grim Reaper. The snake-like represents the deepest and darkest parts of the earth, thus it is no surprise that this symbol is associated with the underworld. As a sign, Scorpio is where we share our darkest secrets and delve into the depths of the human psyche in an effort to discover the motivations behind our actions. Occultism is associated with Scorpio because the Latin word for “occult” means “to conceal or hide,” which is a fitting meaning for the sign. This Pluto-ruled sign is connected to the occult, to the acquisition of secret knowledge, and to delving below the surface.

The Scorpion has the capacity to lean in stealthily, hypnotising us with our deepest desires, and is a the-devil-made-me-do-it sign because Scorpio is all about taking us to the verge, the maximum, and back. Faust, the Scorpion figure who is claimed to be a portrayal of the human psyche, makes a deal with the devil in which he gives up his soul in exchange for unlimited information and the pleasures of the material world. The darkness of Scorpio invites us to explore the depths of our own psyches and the hidden workings of our subconscious. The sign’s preoccupation with the subterranean realm reflects the private investigator’s desire to uncover the truth rather than focus on what’s obvious.


If you’re a Pisces, you’re probably searching for a way to cross over. This sign is inexplicably drawn to the afterlife and the ultimate journey. This sign has an affinity for psychedelic drugs and a desire to experience profound states of consciousness in pursuit of miracles, angels, and spiritual forces. Pisces is also symbolised by two fish joined together by a silvery thread, which represents the soul’s connection to the physical body and the belief that it is freed from the body upon death and allowed to enter the spiritual realm.

Pisceans have the ability to put themselves in the shoes of another person, much like an actor does when preparing for a play and trying to discover the character’s desires and motivating factors. Pisces represents complete absorption in a fantastical world and has control over the thin veil of illusion; it is also the sign of the mystic, dreamer, and connection to the wider collective; and it holds the oldest mysteries of all.  Understanding is often reached through inspiration, creativity, dreams, and the human imagination when it all seems impossible.

The watery souls would claim that there are things in life that cannot be explained by science or any other method, while the psychologists would say that our emotions cause irrational behaviour. Water can stand for powerful emotions that overpower us and hold our rationality captive. Although rationality isn’t water’s strong suit and the unconscious parts of our personalities have their own reasoning, the most profound aspects of our lives can be uncovered in our wildest fancies and most secret longings. When a planet is situated in water, it becomes more subdued and internally focused, much like the way our own personalities turn inward and downward in the watery regions of our being. Emotional expression that develops into introspection; finally, the domain of the water signs; and the belief of psychologist Carl Jung, that one’s imagination should serve as the unconscious’s compass.