All zodiac signs are grouped in four different elements, and so we have air, earth, fire, and water signs. In this article, we’ll focus on horoscope signs that are ruled by the element of water.
The water signs in astrology are placed between an air sign and a fire sign on the zodiac wheel, and they’re always four places away from each other.
Being born under the water element means that deep emotions and intense feelings are overflowing you constantly. Your emotions flow like water, and you can never gain the emotional stability and tranquility that the earth signs (especially Capricorn and Virgo) have.
What Are The Water Signs Of The Zodiac?
The water signs of the zodiac are Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces. Each water sign is classified by a different modality (the way they express their elemental needs) into three groups. So, Cancer is a cardinal sign, Scorpio is a fixed sign, and Pisces is a mutable sign.
Also, each one of them is governed by a different planet, which influences their personality, mood, and relationships with other zodiac signs. Ergo, Pisces is ruled by Neptune, Scorpio, by Pluto, and the ruling planet of Cancer is the Moon.
Just like a coin has two faces, water signs have some good and bad sides of their personality, as well as all the other zodiac signs.
The astrologer, Anna Kovach, explained it perfectly; “At their best, they are a healing force that brings people together – at their worst, they are psychic vampires able to manipulate and drain the life force of those closest to them.”
15 General Water Signs Traits
All water signs have some personality traits in common… Some similar characteristics underlie their personalities and nature.
Some of the most common characteristics of Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer are:
1. Sensitive nature
2. Impulsive behavior
4. They’re passionate…
6. Highly empathetic…
7. Always looking over their loved ones
9. Extreme intuitiveness
10. Emotional awareness
12. An ingratiating sense of humor
13. Secretive and mysterious
14. Excessive jealousy
The Water Signs: Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is the last sign on the zodiac wheel. Some astrologers say that this is the reason why they’re so deep and emotional.
Unlike the earth signs, the water sign, Pisces, struggles with emotional flooding. They easily become overflowed with emotions, and are emotionally unstable in general.
People born under the sign of Pisces also struggle with a histrionic personality disorder. That means they have a perennial desire for attention, which makes them behave in a dramatic way in order to be noticed.
It’s no wonder why they’re on the very top of the attention-seeking zodiac signs list.
Lack of self-esteem is just another one of their curses. Pisces feel unworthy, and they’re prone to seeking approval and validation from others. Long story short, they’re unable to identify their own abilities and they need other people to point them out.
Pisces is governed by Neptune, and that makes them the most creative and artistic sign on the zodiac wheel. And, since they’re a mutable sign, being impressionable is one of their main characteristics.
That’s also a reason why they have such an emotional and empathetic nature. They feel other people’s emotions deeply, which affects them and creates frequent shifts in their personality.
There is so much more to Pisces and their personality… And, if you want to find out more about these deep souls, you can also read these 13 Crucial Pisces Eminent Personality Traits.
The Water Signs: Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This water sign is also known as one of the most emotional star signs. That’s probably because they’re so highly intuitive.
People born under this zodiac sign can pick on other people’s emotions, and they possess strong empath abilities. Cancerians are also in touch with their own feelings, and they struggle with letting go of the negative ones.
That’s probably a reason why they’re known as one of the biggest grudge holders in the entire zodiac. They’ll forgive those who do them wrong, but they’ll never forget their wrongdoings.
Unlike their fellow water sign, Pisces, Cancerians don’t like changes. Actually, changes terrify them. They’re simply homebodies who enjoy the comfort of the familiar.
Cancer is truly a marriage material zodiac sign. They’re nurturing, devoted, loyal, and caring. They are not afraid of commitment, and their partner can be sure that they’ll never cheat or betray them in any way.
They care for their loved ones, and are always emotionally present for their friends, family, and romantic partners. If you have at least one Cancerian in your life, you should truly consider yourself lucky.
If you want to know more about this zodiac sign, here are 11 Unique Cancer Traits That Make This Zodiac Sign Special.
The Water Signs: Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio is the eighth zodiac sign and one of the most powerful ones. Their strong will, ambition, and determination make this sign the zodiac’s powerhouse.
I said above that Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, but this star sign actually has dual rulership. Mars is Scorpio‘s co-ruler. It’s no wonder why this zodiac sign is so complex and hard to understand.
People with the Scorpio sun sign are brutally honest. They will always tell the truth, even when they’re aware that the truth may hurt another person’s feelings.
Some astrologers see this as their bad trait, but I couldn’t agree less with that. In my opinion, being upfront is one of the best traits a person can have.
Just like the Saturn-ruled Capricorn, Scorpio is a master of discipline. They never let themselves off the hook because they’re always too busy chasing their dreams and achieving their goals.
Of course, that’s not a bad thing, but being such a workaholic may make you miss some really important and beautiful things in life.
Scorpios are extremely focused and strong-willed peeps. Once they put their mind to something, there is nothing that can stop them from achieving it.
One of the greatest Scorpio traits is being loyal. They never but never hurt or let down those they love, and once they commit to someone, their commitment is forever.
They’re also the most amazing and caring friends. If you have a friend born under this sun sign, then you should know that you have a shoulder to cry on and a friend you can count on no matter what and forever.
Want to find out more about Scorpios? Then, here’s Everything You Need To Know About Scorpio Traits And Personality.
Water Signs Compatibility
Water can put out a fire, and air (wind) generates waves in water, which contribute to its inconsistency.
Having this in mind, it’s easy to conclude that star signs under the elements of air (Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra) and fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) don’t get along with the water signs.
On the other hand, water nourishes the earth, and that’s why water signs have great compatibility with the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn). These sun signs can make well-balanced and harmonious relationships.
They encourage each other to follow their desires, interests, and passions. And, they also respect and understand each other’s needs, which helps them build healthy and successful relationships.
The Water Signs Of The Zodiac Are Highly Intuitive
People born under the water element are very deep, and they have a very strong gut feeling that almost never lets them down.
We can actually say that their gut feeling is stronger than their intellect, and that is the reason why water signs trust their gut and let it lead them on their journey of life.
Water signs are also very good with ‘reading’ people. They can find out everything about a person just by observing their body language and behavior in general.
It’s like God has gifted them with some super senses and the ability to ‘read’ people and their true intentions.
They pick other people’s feelings very easily, and are highly sensitive to everyone’s emotions. People love them precisely because of their compassionate and understanding nature.
If you want to know more about each water sign, you can check out their birth charts or their monthly/weekly horoscope. Or, you can try a Tarot reading to gain insight into their personalities.