Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are the water signs. Here are the keywords that astrology beginners usually associate with the element of water.
Water Signs are Emotional and Sensitive
Of all the signs, it is the water signs that are most emotional. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces experience the world through their emotions. This astrological element relates to every situation and every person from an emotional perspective. Astrology beginners quickly understand that when a water sign goes to make a decision they typically will ask themselves, “How does it feel?”
With all this emotion floating around it’s important to note that water signs also are highly sensitive. Most Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces can’t handle criticism very well. Some may break into tears and others may harbor deep angry feelings, but regardless, dealing with direct criticism is typically not easy for the water element.
All this emotion tends to make the water signs very good parents. A Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces parent will love and nurture their child unlike any other. Sure, a few born into this element may claim to hate children or not want anything to do with them, but those same water signs that make this bold statement are the very ones that would do almost anything for their nieces or nephews.
To be friends with a water sign an astrology beginner may want to caution people that they’ll need to be able to handle constant and drastic mood changes. A person must also understand that Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces very much live within the emotional moment. This means that the water element, like a stormy sea, can fight, scream, and shout with tremendous emotion one moment and a half hour later be over it, now a calm stream and ready to move on. Other signs, especially fire and air signs, have trouble understanding how water can do this. It’s all a matter of getting it out of the system.
Truth be told, when it comes to relationships water signs will many times unconsciously start fights and arguments. Why? The water sign, on an unconscious level, figures that if a friend or partner takes the time to become emotionally entangled in the fight or argument, then that shows Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces that their friends or partner really does care.
Water Signs can be an Escapist
If the water sign has one major drawback it’s their tendency to want to avoid and escape from reality. Sometimes the need for escape is only a few moments every day and other times it can span several hours to days. Some water signs seek to escape through fantasy and addictions. Others get lost in their daily power struggles or need time to be alone to plan and dream. Still others can become lost in self-pity.
Speaking of self-pity, many water signs tend to sulk and brood. This is typically done, unconsciously, for attention or energy. Sometimes the Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces secretly wants a friend or romantic partner to rush to them and make sure everything is okay. There are other times when the element of water just needs to be within themselves to restore and regenerate their energy. When a water sign wants to be alone, watch out if someone interferes! The problem is, the other signs almost never know if they are supposed to rush in to help or avoid them like the plague!
Water Signs are Intuitive and Receptive
Intuition is the ability to listen to that inner guiding voice. Water signs are among the most psychic and intuitive of all the signs. The Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces’s psychic gift is within their empathy and their ability to be receptive to the emotions of others.
Many astrology beginners quickly learn that most water signs can tell them, without even missing a beat, which people to trust and which ones to stay away from. Likewise, a Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces can walk into a room and literally feel all the recent emotions that have been stored there.
As a friend and relationship partner, the water signs — as if by magic — just knows when something is wrong and how to best cheer up their best friend or romantic partner. In fact, most Cancers, Scorpios, and Pisces will know what’s wrong with their friend’s life long before that particular friend even thinks about it!
Speaking of relationships, the water signs tend to be the most romantic of all signs in the zodiac. When it comes to love they want to be swept away in the emotions of love, loving, and romance. They want to both please and be pleased. The mood and atmosphere are everything to this element.