Water Signs

The Ultimate Guide To Zodiac Water Signs

Ah, those emotional, sensitive water signs.

Here we will take a look at the water element in general as manifested by the 3 water signs. 

What does water represent and how does it help us.

We have put together this Water sign hub page.

Let us take a look at the water element and delve a bit deeper into the 3 water signs.

What Are The Water Signs Of The Zodiac?

The Water Signs of the Zodiac are:

  • Cancer
  • Scorpio
  • Pisces

Let’s look to understand the sensibilities and usefulness of Water signs and their dominant element, Water.

Water signs are intuitive and sensitive, and they feel more intensely than the rest. They are emotional and nurturing, and like a river, they run deep. How things feel is what matters to these folks, and they base their actions on sense, rather than on logic or intellect.

The element of Water rules the sun signs; Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, and it also rules the Fourth, Eighth and Twelfth Houses.

Watery descriptions are well suited to this element: Fluid, flowing, wavering.

These terms can easily apply to an individual’s emotions — the realm where Water most powerfully exerts its influence.

Earth Sign Element Overview


  • Cancer
  • Scorpio
  • Pisces


  • 4th House
  • 8th House
  • 12th House

Light Traits: 

  • Emotional
  • Empathetic
  • Sensitive
  • Compassionate
  • Imaginative
  • Intuitive

Shadow Traits:

  • Oversensitive
  • Easily influenced
  • Withdrawn
  • Uncommunicative
  • Vindictive
  • Moody

Note: You do not have to be one of the water sign to exhibit traits associated with water.

Example: you could have someone who is a Leo, but maybe has 4 or 5 planets in Cancer, and could still exhibit many water qualities, even though Leo is a fire sign.

Water Elements: Water Representation

The element Water represents Emotion(s), the Subconscious, the Ideal. The watery intelligence is sensitive, caring, emotional, psychic and artistic.

Not being a logical element, Water struggles to be expressive.

It understands things through how they feel about things rather than what they are.

Water is at its best when feeling out relationships and the way everything interacts.

Water people understand the feelings and emotions of others better than any other element and are capable of high emotional depth and compassion for others.

Aware of the nature of human existence, water can have very vivid personal experiences that tend to overwhelm external experiences, like an awareness of a spiritual level.

While Air is the creative imagination that requires some Earth for actualisation, Water can see a possible existence where there was no existence before.

Water sign people, or those with high water energy in their chart, take their sense of the world and translate it into artistry.

However, a non-active Water sign person is not at their best. Water signs feel most fulfilled when they are helping others, and they do so in an enchanting, considerate and even romantic way.

The flip side of this imaginary Water world is the tendency of these individuals to brood. And my goodness, can they brood. 

Water signs are susceptible to mood swings.

At their worst, they can become self-indulgent, controlling and hostage to a fantasy world, which brings up the ability of these folks to see things more clearly than others.

You could call this ability psychic.

High Water Personality


  • close touch with one’s feelings and emotions
  • awareness of nuances and subtleties in the environment which less watery people do not notice
  • understanding through emotions
  • Romance, sentimentality, affection, nurturing
  • excellent non-verbal communication
  • a natural inclination towards forms of artistic expression

Low Water Personality


  • lack of emotional intensity
  • difficulty in engaging with others on an emotional level
  • difficulty understanding the deeper meanings of events and circumstances
  • frustration when dealing with intense emotional demands of others
  • quick recovery from emotional letdowns and disappointments


  • to be aware of relying too much on hunches
  • to guard against mood swings, possessiveness and jealousy
  • to not let the heart rule the head always
  • to be more practical and less emotional
  • to be more objective and evaluate things impersonally
  • to guard against impressionability leading to bad judgement


  • guard against being too callous and cold
  • guard against appearing too detached and without emotions
  • listen to and trust your intuition once in a while
  • exercise more compassion and sympathy for others

Zodiac Water Signs


So now that we have discussed the water element. As mentioned, there are the three water signs. Let’s take a little look at them in a bit more detail.


(June 22nd – July 22nd)


What You’ll Learn

Cancer sign is the first water sign and a cardinal sign and represents water in it’s most basic form.

Moon-ruled Cancer is gentle, genuine, concerned with others, nurturing and the most helpful.

When unleashed, however, like a river that spills its banks, Cancer can be very aggressive.


(October 23rd – November 23rd)


What You’ll Learn

Scorpio represents the power that water potentially has. If not properly contained, it can continuously wreak havoc on everything in its path.

Scorpio is loyal, full of energy and intensity and is similar to a raging river.

One of the fixed signs, Scorpio, with intense emotions, needs control and has to be under self-control. 


(February 19th – March 20th)


What You’ll Learn

The final water sign and one of the mutable signs, Pisces is represented by the small creek, by piling up a handful of dirt, you can make it flow another direction when it rains, it can flow north when it generally flows south because the rainwater overtakes it.

Pisces is overly flexible and too adaptable, being mutable water.

Earth Signs

Taurus | Virgo | Capricorn

Air Signs

Gemini | Libra | Aquarius

Fire Signs

Aries | Leo | Sagittarius


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