Water signs are the heart and soul of the zodiac. They are deeply in touch with their feelings and emotions, which can sometimes be viewed as a weakness when in fact it is a great strength. There’s great power in knowing and owning your emotions, but while this power can be used for good, it can also cause great chaos. Their emotions can manifest in minor ripples or they can spark big tidal waves that knock them (and others) about.
Their connection to the sea and the moon makes them incredibly intuitive to a point where they’re almost psychic and can pick up on things easily. This is why you’ll find that plenty of water sign folks are empaths, mediums, psychics, clairvoyants, fortune tellers, healers and tarot and angel card readers.
Read on to understand more about the three magical signs that belong to the element of water: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces…
Dates: June 21 – July 22.
Symbol: The crab.
Ruling planet: The moon.
Crystal: Moonstone, pearl, rose quartz, ruby.
Colours: Pastels, silver, white.
Personality traits: Emotional, empathetic, intuitive, nurturing, kind-hearted, moody, cautious, sensitive, sympathetic, determined, clingy.
Famous Cancers: Ariana Grande, Courtney Love, Princess Diana, Frida Kahlo, Lana Del Rey, Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez.
Most likely to date: Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.
Most likely to be mates with: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Pisces.
Least compatible with: Aries and Libra. Like the moon rules the tides, Cancerians (who are governed by the moon) are ruled by their emotions. And just like astrologers turn to the moon for guidance, folks often turn to their Cancer mate for nurturing energy and advice, which is why they’re often dubbed the mama bear sign. This is also because, unlike other signs who are ~secretly~ emotional but hide their feelings from the world, Cancerians make no apologies about their sensitive nature and so people in their inner orbit find it easy to turn to them for comfort and sage wisdom.
Cancer is the most emotionally sensitive sign of the zodiac – it doesn’t take much to rock their boat as they feel everything so deeply, which is both a blessing and a curse. Since they’re so greatly governed by their emotions, even the most minor drama becomes all-consuming and they can’t function until they’ve either sorted it out or cried it into a pillow for an hour. When they’re upset, they can become quite moody and will retreat into their shell, especially if they feel attacked. But when things are going well, the heavy cloud clears and they become the brightest ray of sunshine imaginable.
Every Cancer is in touch with their inner artist and as creative beings, they bring a sense of magic, fun, and play everywhere they go.
Dates: October 23 – November 21.
Symbol: The scorpion.
Ruling planet: Mars and pluto.
Crystal: Opal, smoky quartz, topaz.
Colours: Black, Burgundy, purple.
Personality traits: Passionate, determined, secretive, mysterious, magical, jealous, vengeful, possessive, manipulative, stubborn, dramatic, loyal, protective.
Famous Scorpios: Drake, Hillary Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kris Jenner, Lorde, Marie Antoinette, Sylvia Plath.
Most likely to date: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces.
Most likely to be mates with: Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces.
Least compatible with: Leo and Aquarius.
Scorpios are the bad bitches of the Zodiac who are feared by most people because they’re extremely private and secretive and people tend to be afraid of the unknown. They have this mysterious allure to them that you’ll find equal parts intriguing and terrifying but deep down they’re big softies (I’m talking deep, deeeep down).
Scorpios are fiercely protective of their loved ones. You wanna feel that infamous scorpion sting? Mess with someone a Scorpio cares for and you’ll feel it. Ouch.
They’re keen detectives with sharp (almost psychic) instincts and powerful investigative skills. They’re the friend you turn to for tea on a certain someone because they’re great at gathering information by any means necessary. They’re always storing receipts to whip out on a rainy day and you can always count on them to go places few others would dare to go.
They also have the ability to spot a lie from a mile off. They’re walking BS detectors, so don’t bother lying to them because they’ll catch you out on that lie and make you pay.
Because they’re ruled by sexual planet Pluto, they’re known to be wild and passionate lovers who are great in bed.
They’re independent creatures who thrive on their own and hate being in large groups of people, mostly because they despise common shit like small talk, group chats, and having to give out too much information about themselves. But if a Scorpio ever shares their secrets with you, that’s a sign that you’ve been allowed into their inner sanctum so they must really like you, because they don’t do it often.
But whatever you do, don’t betray that trust, because Scorpios don’t handle betrayal well. If you cross a Sc
orpio, they’ll make it their mission in life to return the favour because they’re fuelled by jealousy, rage and vengeance.
Dates: February 19 – March 20.
Symbol: The fish.
Ruling planet: Neptune and Jupiter.
Crystal: Amethyst, aquamarine, labradorite, turquoise.
Colours: Indigo, lilac, sea green, violet.
Personality traits: Sensitive, imaginative, creative, dreamy, escapist, friendly, pessimistic, moody, restless, unrealistic, irresponsible, compassionate, kind.
Famous Scorpios: Drew Barrymore, Elizabeth Taylor, Elliot Page, Kurt Cobain, Rihanna, Tyler the Creator, Steve Jobs.
Most likely to date: Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Cancer.
Most likely to be mates with: Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn.
Least compatible with: Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius.
Pisceans possess literally all the qualities you’d want in a friend. They’re selfless, charitable, compassionate, they’d give the shirt off their damn back if you needed it. They’re the Thelma to your Louise and your friendship means the world to them and so it should to you as well.
Pisces is often described as the ~dreamy one~ of the Zodiac because people who belong to this sign see the world through a different lens than everybody else. They have major main character energy and see things from their perspective only, which often leads to them building up dream scenarios in their head then becoming absolutely devastated when they make the crushing realisation that the fantasy doesn’t exist in reality.
Being a water sign, Pisces peeps are very emotional but while Scorpios have the scorpion’s hard exterior to shield themselves from heartbreak, the fish sign is easily wounded and those wounds take much longer than most to heal.
But there certainly are benefits to their dreaminess. They possess a unique take on the world that can be refreshing, especially to jaded people, because hope can be incredibly infectious and let’s face it, we can all do with a touch of Piscean hope. Plus their deeply imaginative nature makes them fabulous creatives and visionary artists.