Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Emotional, sensitive, placid, and susceptible.
June 22-July 22
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and its symbol is the Crab. Cancer is a Water sign, supportive and emotional.
Cancer is the sign of emotional sensitivity and sympathy. This sign, more than any other, is associated with domestic security and homemaking. Cancers are known for being very complex and often difficult to understand due to their ever changing mood swings. One minute they can be cranky and combative and the next they may seem the sweetest and most caring individuals.
Cancers have a highly developed instinct for self-defense that protects them from their inner vulnerability and shyness. Like a Crab’s shell, their personalities often project a tough exterior within which they can retreat to. When hurt, Cancers often react by withdrawing and sulking, a tactic that they have refined to perfection. Cancers can be extremely stubborn and child-like, and do not usually give in until they get their way.
But underneath lies a softer side, a gentle, sensitive and emotional interior. Cancer’s are by nature caring and protective. Their maternal instincts lead them to form life-long bonds and not just with family members, but anyone they come to care about deeply. Their main drive in life is to establish domestic security for themselves and for those around them. Cancers desire wealth only as a means to achieve this stability and to have money for a rainy day. They are very fond of the past and are very aware of their family lineage.
Their great sensitivity makes Cancers almost impossible to deceive. Also, they have their own way of doing things. Like a Crab’s walk, their direction is often sideways and ambiguous, but they almost certainly reach their goals. If they can learn to temper their moodiness, Cancers can channel their great energies into positive directions. If one can learn to approach them, they can be loyal and devoted allies at work or at play.
October 23 – November 21
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, and its symbol is the Scorpion. Scorpio is a Water sign, passionate and intense.
Many astrologers consider the sign of Scorpio as the most powerful of all the signs of the zodiac. Pluto, the ancient god of the nether-world, death, and regeneration, exerts its influence very strongly on those born under this sign.
Scorpios are know for their intensity and passion. Their drive in life is improve the status quo through their actions and to change the world for the better, provided that they can temper their own desires. Scorpios are staunch defenders of justice and will fight to the end for causes they believe to be just. They are idealistic and are guided by the highest principles. Scorpios never get into anything “half-way”.
Scorpios live their life in extremes. They can be at the same time powerful and weak, independent and clingy, passionate and cold. Beneath a confident exterior often lie turbulent and temperamental urges. They are prone to being possessive and jealous, and their relationships are often stormy. Their unpredictable nature and their intensity of feeling often leads others to keep their distance, but if a Scorpio is given a chance, they can prove to be loving, generous, and fiercely loyal.
Despite the negative aspects emphasized by some astrologers, Scorpios can prove that strong emotions can be channeled positively. Scorpios are passionate about everything that they become involved in, including romance.
February 19 – March 20
Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune, and its symbol is two fish bound together. Pisces is a water sign, emotional and compassionate.
Just like Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and represents beginnings, Pisces is the twelfth and last sign, and represents eternity, reincarnation, and spiritual rebirth. Pisceans are said to have deep intuitions into the human psyche. They have a sensitivity to their surroundings unmatched in the zodiac and are therefore highly spiritual beings. Since they are ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusion and mystery, their personality is elusive and even harder to define.
Pisceans are symbolized by the two fish, one swimming upstream and the other downstream. This is a good representation of the Piscean personality – one of duality and indecision. Indeed many Pisceans have trouble defining themselves against their environments. Instead they use their powers of perception to blend into their surroundings like chameleons. They are quick to avoid a fight and are usually taken advantage of for this reason.
Their charm, humor, and sympathy open the doors for Pisceans. They are gentle and kind, but often tend to suffer from extreme mood swings that typify their dual nature. This moodiness can be irritating to others who can’t relate to their sensitivity. Inner conflicts, negativity, carelessness, jealousy, and emotional confusion are all traits that afflict those born under this sign.
However, Pisceans harbor an inner confidence that allows them to persevere. Pisceans enjoy retreating to a dream world where they can make the rules. Often the result is uninhibited creativity and intense imagination. Indeed, many of the world’s finest poets, writers, artists, and dancers have been Pisceans. If they can temper their fatalistic moods, Pisceans can be great assets as friends. They are blind to outward appearances and can often lead their partners to new levels of perception.