At the beginning of our astro-lessons, we learn about such saintly watery traits belonging to Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces as kindness, sympathy, and deep understanding. The watery types, we are told, will suffer along with us, being there resolutely in our times of trouble, entering into our world psychically and figuring us out psychologically while proclaiming to know all of our well-kept secrets. However, when we dive further into the watery psychology we are also met with morbid feelings – death, finality, and suffering. So do Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces’ psychic makeups border on being involved in too much emotional drama. While it’s true, they sulk, suffer heavy moods, and sometimes get “emotional” not all of them are complaining, negative, jealous, crazy and neurotic creatures. Generally, women of feeling will be more dramatic in emotional expression, colored with intensity, depth, and profound emotions. The watery types also know how vulnerable it is to be in the world with so much emotion brimming inside, easily bruised, and feeling everything more intensely.
Charles Carter says:
Watery signs are prone to sensationalism, and what’s sad and dramatic. Sensationalism may be attributed to the predominance of the watery element and the planets especially associated there with (Moon, Neptune and Pluto). The fiery signs are also sensation-loving but in a more positive way; they like such things as cause excitement and boisterous high spirits. They also have a firmer hold on actuality than water. Generally a strong Saturn counteracts this tendency most completely, as it holds the native down to fact. Cancer inclines to sensationalism; Pisces to that form which centers around tales of sadness and bereavement; while Scorpio likes stories of adventure, crime or mystery, including the “occult” novel.
As the astrological books dictate, Cancer eats when feeling unhappy, reacts hysterically, overreacts, and is the neediest, clinging vine of the lot. The nostalgic soul of the trio, finds it especially hard to let go, even her children are not allowed to leave home. It would also seem that a Cancerian can claw their way into any man’s life and there really is no escape. Every intelligent water woman knows — smothering, suffocating and overwhelming a man with feeling is the only way to keep him close, so we must stop him from having a life that does not include us. Oh, and the defensive nature of Cancer needs mentioning. Stephen Forrest covers this accurately in Sun Signs.
I find it entertaining that one of the most reliable ways to get a modern half-way educated human being really defensive is to suggest that that person has a defence mechanism. That often makes people really angry. The psychologists, God bless them, they’re taught to think of defence mechanisms as a psychiatric problem that we need to go into therapy for to see about having them removed, as if they were nose hairs or something like that! This is silly. Ask the crab. Sensitive creatures are vulnerable creatures and must defend themselves. And the volume of sensitivity was turned up to maximum in you at your birth…You have a shell around you that’s a really good thing. STEVEN FORREST’S SUN SIGNS
Seriously, let’s now look at some of the more positive traits, as water is gorgeously inviting just as it is engulfing. The Cancer woman simply radiates an unconscious mastery and is the Lunar Lady with the moist eyes. A sublime watery soul, and someone who is comfortable in the feminine realm, instinctively knowing, and always ready with a security blanket. Immensely caring, she will protect and preserve with great tenacity.
Scorpio symbolizes an emotive chain-reaction that shatters foundations. The secrets exposed, betrayals uncovered, and monsters revealed. We are in the terrain of the depths relating to instinct and passions. Here the Scorpion possesses a sinister curiosity and paranoid element to her mental make-up. Any man that dares to enter into such an apocalyptic landscape and its shadowy figures will do so at his own risk. Let’s be honest, you have to enjoy a provocative puzzle and probing detective work to understand the feelings hidden within Scorpio. While dogged with a suspicious mind the Scorpion is never truly alive unless questioning life’s depths. We often find a soul who is involved in this internal transformation and so it is invisible and remains deeply mysterious. Sure, the woman can cast spells and hexes on those that vex. Scorpio can get a little intoxicated by power and is emotionally intense, finding it hard to be superficial about life, but she is always clued into the layer of events covering a deeper reality. In this deeper reality, one’s purpose is absolutely clear, but there is a whole of a lot of digging into the mystery of life to bring all of this to the surface. The Scorpion loves to uncover the hidden dimensions of existence and the mystery of changing from one state into another – as in death – which is another powerful hook. The invisible intelligence, operating below the surface of the world is understood. In this area, life does not express itself in random accidents, but one of intelligence that exists everywhere. You should also know that she is drawn to FATE and this element is often found in all relationships, which makes her addicted to relating intimately on all levels.
Now, the men out there need to realize that being in, on, under a Pisces is like being near the ocean and life just feels better. Instead of spending their pointless time, typing into Google asking: is a Pisces woman crazy? Yes, I went and checked what you guys googled because I am a Pisces woman. A Piscean is torn between two worlds, giving an immensely romantic feel to the personality. Such an Otherworldly woman actually holds immense appeal, and there is plenty of creative and inspiring artwork running through those veins. Still, being born a Pisces also gives a sense of being in a strange world – indifferent to logic, and sensing things are not quite adding up anyway. Pisces women have been described as the vanishing types (not always physically) and many men are found chasing this mermaid, endlessly in their dreams. Yes, in your dreams! At worst, Pisces is the escapist, and often found in need of some form of rescuing from addictions, bad choices, and difficult situations, especially when people have trampled all over those sensitive feelings.
Walter H. Sampson wrote, “Pisces is the river of Lethe or forgetfulness over which the departed cross their way to the further land. It is a place of shadows, strange monsters, dreams of unearthly beauty and haunting poignancy.” In the end, Pisces is actual hard to forget and is the chameleon lady, most adaptable and with eyes brimming as if ready to burst into tears, and lives in the veiled realm of a Fishy City.
It is the dim, indefinite region, opalescently lighted, in which forms come and go, across which mists float, through veils of which nothing appears sure.It is the place of vanishing, where all things melt and merge into the universe, return to the maker. It is the beautiful, unearthly light, colours of a bubble about to burst, the dying strains of a sympathy, the sweetness of things remembered across the abyss of time, the ravishing pathos of tragedy that is no longer tragedy, but a recollection, of suffering that is not our own, and yet becomes our own, entered and escaped at will, powerless yet compelling. It is all these and a thousand more besides; it is all that but trebly intensified. Zodiac: A Life Epitome