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Understanding Astrology Water Signs

INSIDE: When you understand astrology water signs and how they affect your natal chart, you'll develop a whole new perception of yourself and what makes you tick. Discover what you need to know right here!


If you know anything about astrology, you probably know that your birth chart is a snapshot of the sky from the moment you were born, illustrating what zodiac constellations the planets were in at the time.

You probably also know that the positions of the planets can offer you a glimpse into your personality traits and the path you are meant to follow in your life.

And if you didn’t know all of that, well, now you do!

We’re not here to talk about birth charts, though. We’re here to help you understand one of the elements of astrology - water signs, to be specific.

Understanding the elements of astrology is pretty important. Even if you’re not a water sign, you may have other planets in your chart that are in water signs and it can be very useful to know how the element is affecting you.

On the other hand, if you don’t have any planets in water signs, it’s still important to understand the qualities and traits of what you’re lacking so that you can start balancing the presence of energy in your life.

To find out what signs the planets were in at the time that you were born, click here.


What Are Astrology Water Signs?

In astrology, water signs are composed of three different signs: Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio.

Each water sign embodies the elements in different ways.


Pisces is the sun sign of anyone born between February 18th and March 20.

Pisces signs are known to portray water through expressing deep empathy to anything suffering.

These signs are highly creative and spend a lot of time daydreaming to connect with their imagination, though they tend to be extremely vulnerable to external factors.


Cancer is the sun sign of anyone born between June 21st to July 22nd.

Cancer’s pursuit of emotional security and need to nurture others is their way of expressing the element of water.

Cancer signs deeply crave a sense of connection with others, but can be extremely emotional or sensitive to any type of criticism.


Scorpio is the sun sign of anyone born between October 23rd and November 22nd.

Scorpio signs showcase the water element though extreme emotional power and control.

Scorpio is known to be mysterious, private and very intense with their emotions, which can often turn into obsession or suspicion of others.

Water Signs in Astrology

Traits the Water Signs in Astrology Share

While they may have different forms of expression, astrology water signs also share a lot of the same qualities.

The element of water in astrology is characterized by high sensitivity, emotional depth and strong intuition. Water represents healing, compassionate energy and the abundance of emotions we are capable of.

All astrology water signs are known for:

  • Being highly sensitive to the emotions of others
  • Having a strong understanding of their intuitive or psychic abilities
  • Often getting hit with waves of emotion and getting lost in thought
  • Being extremely protective of the ones that they love

Since water is free flowing and does not take the form of any shape, these signs are susceptible to being walked all over, especially if there are no balancing elements like fire in the natal chart.

Water is essentially boundless, which makes it incredibly difficult to find any kind of form or structure.

Astrology water signs can have a hard time setting boundaries and protecting themselves in their personal relationships - they have a need to be everything for everyone and often overlook their own needs in the process.

This can result in them not being able to harness the best qualities they can offer as a water sign. They might deal with a lack of imagination, blocked intuition, or symptoms of depression, for example.

How & Why to Connect With the Element of Fire

Connecting with the element of fire is super beneficial for those with an abundance of water energy. Fire burns as a bright light directing us to the reclamation of personal power.

You can bring the element of fire into your life through the following means...

  • Music - Brass instruments, trumpets, and horns all resonate with fire energy.
  • Food - Chili peppers, mustard, onions, garlic, and red peppers are a few foods that can ignite your inner fire.
  • Nature - Spending time under the sun can help you connect with the element of fire.
  • Color - Wearing or surrounding yourself with red and orange colors also stimulates fire energy.

5 Crystals Water Signs Can Use

Another way to bring the energy of water back into balance is through the use of crystals! Here are some crystals that are beneficial to astrology water signs...

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for unlocking your intuition and spiritual awareness. This stone stimulates mental clarity and expansion and is helpful for those lacking water energy.


You’ve already learned that a great way to balance an overflow of water energy is by channeling the element of fire. Carnelian is the stone for that.

When you’re lacking the motivation to take control of your life and assert your boundaries, using this crystal can help you gain the confidence to stand up for yourself and chase your dreams!


The stone of the sea, Aquamarine embodies all things related to water. This crystal radiates a very peaceful and soothing energy, promoting peace of mind and aiding in healing relationships or miscommunications with others.


Amethyst is perhaps the most popular stone to help you tap into the spiritual realm. This crystal can help overcome symptoms of depression with its highly calming energy, and can also help you develop a strong intuition and gain spiritual wisdom.


Labradorite radiates at a very high frequency, stimulating a powerful connection to the universe.

This stone alleviates symptoms of depression, such as brain fog and self-doubt by working to awaken the intuition and inspire self-discovery, while also protecting against negative energy fields. This is an extremely powerful crystal to use to stimulate spiritual awakening and higher consciousness!

Final Thoughts About Water Signs in Astrology

By understanding the traits that astrology water signs share as well as the tools and tips that can help you balance that energy, you can gain new insights into yourself and get better results in your life.

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* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.

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