The Element of Water in Astrology


     


photoThe elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water represent four fundamental styles of being which define our core values and attitudes towards life. Each of us has our own individual mix of these four vital forces which makes us the unique person we are. Ideally our elemental make-up would be perfectly balanced, but in reality we often have an excess or deficit of one or more element compared to the rest.

If the majority of the planets in your birth chart are in Water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces – your elemental type is Water. But what exactly does this mean?

The Water Sign Personality

Water types are ruled predominantly by their feelings and base their understanding and decisions in life on their emotional responses to the world around them. Their powerful emotional intelligence allows them to absorb information subliminally and to psychically tune into situations and atmospheres without recourse to logic or facts.

The strongly empathic nature of Water types enables them to achieve a high level of intimacy with others and to form exceptionally close and loving relationships. But at the same time, it can also cause them much personal anguish, since they tend to feel others’ troubles and pain as intensely as if they were their own.

For this reason, all three Water signs are prone to frequent emotional ups and downs, and moods they may find hard to explain. Intellectualizing, or articulating, what they are feeling may not come easily to Water types.
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The Water element is strongly yin in its nature – passive, receptive, intuitive and attuned to the archetypally feminine qualities of softness and nurturing.

Water people have strongly developed imaginations, which they may experience both as a blessing and a curse. Many are highly creative and make talented artists, writers and musicians. But at the same time, they can be beset by unfounded fears and fantasies which they find hard to rationalize. Maintaining healthy boundaries between themselves and others can also be a problem for Water signs.

Excess of Water

When someone has too much Water, they may be excessively preoccupied with negative moods and feelings, at the expense of rational, down to earth thought..

Lack of Water

No Water, or too little Water, in a person’s make-up can make it difficult for them to relate to their own, and others’, emotions and consequently to show much compassion for other people’s troubles.

HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE WATER DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR PERSONALITY? LEARN ALL ABOUT YOUR OWN ELEMENTAL MAKE-UP IN YOUR ‘CUPID’S PROMISE’ PERSONAL NATAL REPORT.

NEXT: YOU AND YOUR STAR SIGN: Read an insightful interpretation of what your Star Sign actually means for you!


     

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