As you might already know, all Zodiac signs belong to a certain element: air, fire, water, or earth. Water is a fluid element, and its flowing qualities have an impact on the emotional and caring water signs which are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Here you can learn more about the understanding and compassionate water element and discover its influence on water signs and their personalities.

The symbolism of water element

Water is a symbol of life, renewal, and purity. Like a flowing river, this element is all about following the flow of your thoughts and intuition. That is why the signs of this element are probably the most sensitive from all Zodiac signs. Like water current, they can end up swept by their thoughts and emotions, and even fully submerge in those, disregarding what is on the surface.

Common characteristics of water signs

Water signs are usually sensitive and attentive people. They are understanding and generous and want to help others in any way they can. However, they are also introverted and prefer spending time in solitude. Because of this, water signs enjoy activities like reading, writing, drawing, crafting, and even traveling solo. They are also very perceptive and can spot when someone is being untruthful. Here are other common characteristics that water signs share:

  • They are so observant that not many things can escape their eyes. Water signs have a strong intuition which they rely on when making decisions.
  • Water signs are very intelligent, and they think a lot. They tend to overanalyze situations and people, so they might seem distracted often when they are focused on their thoughts. At the same time, this abundance of thoughts can make them indecisive.
  • It is difficult to get close to a person from one of these signs because they value their privacy and find it hard to drop their guard and open up to others. However, they value meaningful relationships and genuinely want to connect with their friends or family members.
  • These people are very creative and emotional. They have limitless imagination and a unique perspective on things. Moreover, they feel sympathy for others, but sometimes, their emotions can get the best of them.

Looking at the water signs in detail

Now that you know about common character traits of all water signs, let’s look at how the water element influences each sign’s personality in more detail.

1. Cancer (June 22 – July 22)

Being a cardinal sign of the three, Cancer inspires leadership. A person born under this sign is typically a natural-born leader who can quickly identify the strengths and needs of others. If you are a Cancer, security in your financials and your personal relationships matters a lot to you. You might act tough on the outside, but on the inside, you are a gentle and caring person. That is also why family relationships are your top priority. Your home is always friendly and welcoming, and your family life is filled with harmony and balance.

People born under the sign of Cancer do not demand much from life. All they need to be happy is a comfortable home, a loving family, and a peaceful environment. When they have all of these, it is a joy to be around these people. At the same time, Cancers often hide their feelings and prefer to overanalyze things on their own instead of sharing with their loved ones. If you give them some time to sort their feelings, they will come to you.

2. Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)

As a fixed sign, Scorpio is all about stability in life. People of this sign are passionate, although they prefer not to demonstrate this and show themselves as disciplined and courteous. Scorpios are very loyal in their personal and professional relationships and want to discover everything they can about their colleagues or lovers. They are very serious and determined, and they always prefer to get to the core of the questions instead of chitchatting.

Unlike other water signs, Scorpios often tend to see the world in black and white. They aim for success and rarely lose in their pursuits. But that does not mean that people of this sign are not willing to put in the effort. On the contrary, they are hardworking and ambitious, passionate and intense. Just as the other water signs, Scorpio natives are very emotional, although they often choose to hide it. Their biggest strengths are loyalty and persistence.

3. Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

Pisces is the mutable sign among the water signs and is known for being able to adapt to any situation. People born under this sign have high intuition and are very attentive to the needs of others. Because Pisces is the twelfth and the last Zodiac sign, many characteristics of previous signs come together in it. You can find these people as being very spiritual and having a tendency to sacrifice their own needs for the common good.

For many people, this sign is associated with secrets and dreams, as Pisces tend to spend quite some time in their imaginary worlds. Sometimes, this works against them, as they tend to forget about reality. If they are upset with something, they become melancholic and lose their balance. It is very important for them to know how to relax and relieve the stress of everyday life. Their selfless nature is their strongest characteristic and doing things for others brings them a lot of joy in life.

Sign compatibility of the water signs

Because these three signs belong to the same element, they are thought to make perfect partners and team members at work and in personal relationships. Cancer is very caring and often plays a dominant role in a relationship, while Scorpio and Pisces are quieter and less active signs. All water signs are also thought to have good compatibility with earth signs such as Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn because water is part of the earth.

Hopefully, this guide helped you to understand water signs better. If you have a friend or a family member of this sign, it could give you a hint on how to recognize their character and form a stronger bond. And if you are a water sign yourself, then it is good to know your strengths and weaknesses better.

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