Continuing our journey through the astrological elements… we finally come to the element of water.
“With time and with water, everything changes”
This quote, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, encourages us never to underestimate the power of water.
The water signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The sign of Cancer dips a toe into the watery world of sense impressions and feelings, Scorpio dives deep into them and Pisces floats around in them!
The water signs are receptive and more than ready to explore the world of feelings. They operate a sort of psychic internet, tuning in to the unseen world via their third eye. Indeed, water signs see best when they don’t see at all! They learn by osmosis, soaking things up from the atmosphere that surrounds them. The platonic solids, the icosohedron could be said to represent the multifaceted sense impressions that water signs deal with on a daily basis.
Represented in the Tarot deck by the cups or chalices, water signs put us in touch with our safety and security needs, our emotional world and our more intimate relationships.
Water signs have an inner wisdom which is based on their non-rational radar system. However, they may find that they need to guard against a certain hypersensitivity which could result in a neediness and an ungrounded approach to life.
How does water act in contact with the other elements?
Fire – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius -can agitate water
Earth – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn – conversely can contain and ground it
And air – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – can dry it out
Too little water and we can have trouble understanding our feelings, too much water and we may feel overwhelmed by our emotions
Sue Dibnah Astrologer