Water Zodiac Signs : What it means to be Cancer, Pisces & Scorpio

In Astrology, there are 12 Zodiac signs, and these signs are divided into four elements (Air, Water, Fire, and Earth Signs). The water sign comprises Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

When you think of water, the ability to flow, fit into any container, refresh and drown comes to mind. Just like their element, water signs are known to have all of these attributes. People who fall under this sign are usually sensitive and emotional. 

In this article, we will take a look at what it means to be a water sign, personality and compatibility with other zodiac signs. 

What Zodiac Signs are Water Signs?

Water element controls three zodiac signs which are: Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

While each of these signs has its uniqueness, they also share certain similarities as a result of being controlled by the same element. Pisces is a mutable sign, Cancer is a cardinal sign, and Scorpio is a fixed sign. Mutable signs usually just like to go with the flow, cardinal signs are initiators, and fixed signs are steady and deliberate.

Individuals born under water signs see beyond people’s actions, they can see right through you to know your intention. As such, they are not the class of people you want to fool. 

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer signs are ruled by the moon. Just like the moon gives light by reflecting the sun, they reflect the energy around them. These folks are very emotional people. They like to stay in touch with their emotions and the emotions of people around them. 

They can go out of their way to make the people around them feel safe, protected, and happy. But, they expect a return of the same energy they give out, and when they get it, they become loyal. However, if they do not get the same energy, they withdraw all of their love and crawl back into their shell. They hate it when anyone tries to mistreat them or others. Cancers easily get hurt, but always find a way to express themselves in the most gentle way possible. 

As a cardinal sign, cancers are initiators. They are very creative and are good at coming up with great ideas. But will need a push to continue with what they start.

You can Learn more About Cancer Zodiac Here.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio is a fixed sign that is ruled by Mars and Pluto. They are very emotional but have a way of controlling and hiding their emotions. It is easy to misunderstand Scorpios because they come across as shady, unapproachable, and complex. But, this is their way of protecting their heart. 

These folks do not create deep connections with others in a hurry. They prefer to have a small circle that is made up of people who they share a deep emotional connection with rather than to have tons of friends with no strong connection.  They are so rigid that it is either they are interested or not. There is no point in between for them. 

Scorpios show so much love, support, and commitment to a relationship. They want their friends to be very open with them and can easily sense betrayal. If you do anything to lose the trust of a Scorpio, you may never get it back.  Scorpios will show you love and support, but don’t expect them to open up about everything to you, because they may rather take their secrets to the grave.

These individuals can persevere in hard times and can turn a negative situation into a positive one. As a sign that is ruled by Mars, they tend to be jealous and Pluto’s influence can account for why they are secretive. 

You can Learn More about Scorpio Zodiac.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. Jupiter is known as the planet of abundance and luck and Neptune is the planet of dreams and imagination. The influence of these two planets makes Pisces emotional and imaginative. These folks are usually living in their dream world. And no matter how big their dreams and imaginations are, they are never afraid of following them. 

Pisces are usually referred to as the most psychic zodiac sign because they tend to always trust their intuition. As a mutable sign, Pisces appreciate the flexibility and can adapt to any situation they find themselves.

Like other water signs, Pisces are emotional and sensitive. They can understand others and are full of empathy and compassion. But, they tend to be possessive and insecure. They analyze situations from an emotional point of view before they consider logic. 

Pisces are also creative and will do well as artists, empaths, healers, and social workers. They love to spread love to the world and may find it difficult to create boundaries. As a result, people can easily take advantage of their loving nature and become a burden to them. 

You can learn more about Pisces Zodiac Signs here.

What it Means to be a Water Sign. (Personality)

Like a flowing river, water signs have this free flow of emotions that makes them sensitive and intuitive. This depth, sensitivity, and intuition is the reason for their creativity. 

These individuals do not operate on a surface level, and can easily take things to heart. They cherish their loved ones, friends, and family, and are not the type of people to have casual relationships with. These folks easily pick up feelings and before you know it, they have fallen in love.  But being in a relationship with a water sign is like solving a puzzle, there is always something refreshing to discover about them every day. Don’t ever think you will know them enough because they can always surprise you with something new.

These emotional beings seek security and protection. As you know, water likes to be contained, or else, it can dry up or cause havoc. Just like water, they can fit into anything as such are highly adaptable. They have reliable intuition and cannot easily be taken advantage of. 

Water flows with so much ease, but can be very difficult to control or manipulate. In the same light, trying to convince people with water signs that they are wrong can be a difficult battle. 

Lastly, water can be a friend or an enemy, so can water signs turn at you anytime. They can be compassionate, loyal, moody, and very suspicious, it just depends on when you meet them. 

Water Signs Positive Traits:

Here are some of the positive traits of water signs:

  • Caring
  • Emotional
  • Intuitive
  • Sensitive
  • Loyal
  • Compassionate
  • Adaptable
  • Creative 

Water Signs Negative Traits:

Folks with water signs have the following negative traits:

  • Mysterious
  • Moody
  • Suspicious
  • Easily takes things to heart
  • Unpredictable 
  • Difficult to change their mind

Water sign compatibility

Water signs may be sensitive, loving, and compassionate and practically anyone would love to be with people who have these traits. But, they also have traits that may affect their compatibility with other signs that are ruled by other elements. 

Here is a breakdown of how compatible water signs are with air, earth, and fire signs. 

Water and Earth Signs Compatibility 

Earth signs include Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo. They are humble, stable, practical, reliable, and honest. They are also slow to anger. But, earth signs are sensual and can also be materialistic. 

Water and earth are compatible. In simple terms, water softens the earth. Water signs help earth signs to become more emotional.  On the other hand, earth signs help water signs approach the world from a more rational and practical point of view. 

Water and Fire Signs Compatibility 

Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo are the three fire signs. Fire signs are aggressive and unapologetic. They see themselves as individuals who are born for greatness and love to take the lead. They can warm you up or burn you out. 

When fire and water combine, it is either they form steam or counter the opposing effects of each other. The compatibility of fire and water signs will depend on the individuals relating to each other. They can find a balance and help each other become a better version of themselves. 

Alternatively, one party may destroy the essence of the other (water may quench fire or fire may dry out water).

Water and Air Signs Compatibility 

Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius are the Air signs. They are known to be intellectual, proactive, and good communicators.  They can come off as insensitive and cold because they like to see things from an intellectual perspective and are not emotional. 

Water signs can help air signs express their emotions, and air signs can help water signs become more intellectual than logical. However, depending on the individuals in question, air signs can easily see water signs are too emotional and weak and water signs can see air signs are folks who lack empathy.

Water and Water Signs Compatibility 

When you add water to water, you create deeper water. In a relationship with two water signs, there would be a free flow of emotions. But, they can easily overflow into each other’s boundaries and drown themselves in their overflowing feelings. 

For such a relationship to work, the individuals in question will need to create boundaries and respect each other’s boundaries. If they can strike that balance, they may have succeeded in creating what astrology believes to be one of the strongest bonds. 

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