What are the Water Signs in Astrology : Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces

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For Astrology, the Water Element symbolizes intuition, sensitivity, and the emotional side. It is this Element that governs the emotions and the subconscious mind. The Water signs of the zodiac are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.

In Astrology, there are four Elements, or Triplicates, each consisting of three signs. The Water signs are: Cancer/ Crab, Scorpio and Pisces. Water symbolizes intuition, sensitivity and the emotional side. It is this Element that governs the emotions and the subconscious mind. Since logic and emotion don’t go hand in hand, it becomes pretty complex to understand all its nuances fully. This Element acts like a mirror, which reflects light and simultaneously exhibits an enormity of perspectives, reflections, secrets, and illusions in its world. Water is the submerged realm of withdrawal, anxieties, fears, daydreams, dreams, and the absorption of influences around you.

 What are Water Signs in Astrology?

The Water Element in Astrology governs the emotions, the subconscious mind, and the sensitivity, underlining the signs of Cancer/Crab, Scorpio, and Pisces.

1. Cancer/ Crab

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Extremely emotional, this sign lives focused on home and family. Being overly sentimental, Cancer has a severe problem with attachment and tends to be stuck in the past and everything about old times and memories.

2. Scorpion

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Another one of the water signs of the zodiac is Scorpion. This sign specializes in understanding deep desires, motivations, and intimate connections. Intuitive in nature, fixed Scorpio tends to be distrustful, not allowing anyone to enter their life quickly.

3. Fish

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Compassionate and impressionable, this sign has an understanding of the world on a spiritual level. The Pisces seek a broader meaning for existence and often tend to prefer distance and escape from reality. In Pisces, disappointments are the most significant cause of your emotional crises.

What does it mean to be a Water Sign?

The most noticeable feature of the Water Element is sensitivity. The empathy, the intuition, the fantasy, the dreams, the emotions, the feelings are the playing field par excellence of this personality. The abstraction of the material good stands out in this Element.

Feelings and intuition essentially guide the Water zodiac signs. They need to feel things in their totality and present a response to stimuli, above all, emotional. For this reason, they tend to be more sensitive, feel the pain of others more efficiently, and cultivate compassion, often leaning toward altruism.

Water is the most sensitive of all the Elements. It is the Element of the sixth sense, of foreknowledge. Motivation comes from within, usually associated with emotional stimulation. In balance, Water is calm, sweet, cordial, sensitive, and empathetic. Without this Element, emotions are contained and rigid. 

Unlike the Fire signs, full of activity and with a faith capable of “moving mountains”, Water represents emotions, sensations, and perception. The predominance of this Element in the personality tends towards melancholy, depression and easy demotivation. This emotional fickleness, closely linked to the sentimentality related to this Element, makes it more difficult for Water people to maintain a constant, linear flow for a long time.

When Water appears in excess in the birth chart, the person can be compassionate and emotionally hurt very easily. Everything affects her. The water signs horoscope are like sponges. When placed in a positive environment, where everything is harmonious, the person is well and feels emotionally balanced. If, on the contrary, you live in a toxic environment, charged with negative energies, you feel bad and become pessimistic.

1. The Impact Of Environment On Water Signs

As the person is permeable to everything, he needs to resist environmental influences, especially if it is adverse to him. Otherwise, you suffer too much from external circumstances that sometimes are not up to you to control. Cold and wet Element is a personality that easily molds people’s opinions and the characteristics of the environment.

The Water Element has another characteristic all its own; it collects various influences from the environment and the people with whom it interacts, but it fails to organize them and give them coherence. It is, at bottom, a personality made up of countless loose parts that are not linked together with a common thread. The person may lose their sense of identity by adding multiple influences within themselves, but without being able to mold them and form their personality. This characteristic can lead to a dilemma, make decision-making difficult and cause anxiety about one’s thoughts.

Water zodiac signs have a mysterious side, seeming to be constantly on the lookout for social detachment. In general, they show kindness, empathy, and generosity, but they can become unpredictable, impulsive, and feeling heightened when hurt or in danger.

2. Absence Of Water Zodiac Signs

The absence of the Water Element in the birth chart can be an indicator of lack of sensitivity. Although rationality is essential, emotions, feelings are a fundamental part of human existence. The difficulty in expressing emotions and the “cold” personality may reflect the lack of this Element.


The water signs of the zodiac signifies people who are known to be the people who value their emotions over mind’s logic. Sometimes they can also be moody and also may not like to be social. They are also considered to be loyal to their friends and the people they love.

Due to their sensitive nature, they may take things too personally and get hurt easily.  And, sometimes they may also not be able to trust people easily and look at the situations very suspiciously.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Who Is The Leader Of The Water Signs?

Ans. Scorpio is considered the leader of the water and other zodiac signs.

Q2. Why Is a Scorpio a Water Sign?

Ans. According to the sources, Scorpio is perceived as a water sign in astrology because it consists of water elements.

Q3. Who Should Water Signs Marry?

Ans. It is known that water signs are most compatible with other water signs and also the earth signs. However, it is advised to talk to an astrology expert regarding this subject.