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Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces; Learn About Your Element

The Water element englobes Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces and these signs are known for their sensitivity, intuition and pure sensuality. This flowy element group has an intense influence on the emotional and nurturing sides of its natives' perosonalities. Discover everything you need to know about these compassionate, understanding and receptive signs that this element embodies. Astrologist Susan Taylor talks us through the characteristics, compatibility and ruling planets of the Water signs.

The Water element is deep and emotive, just like a river. These signs are very tuned into other people’s feelings, however they can be moody and controlling. Here's everything you need to know about the water sign characteristics!

Water signs

How do you know if you're a water sign?

You are a water element if you are a native of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces:
Cancer - June 21 - July 21
Scorpio - October 23 - November 22
Pisces - February 20 - March 20

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What does it mean to be a water sign of the zodiac?

Water is the last of the four elements on which western astrology relies to classify the signs according to their psychological profile. It's a feminine element and corresponds to people who are more introverted, dreamy and imaginative. Natives of this group have a deeper 'inner world' and a more cerebral nature.

What do natives of this group have in common?

1) Their strong emotions rule them

The water element represents life, purity and renewal. These signs personify sensitivity and really do let their emotions rule the decision-making process. Staying in control of their emotions isn’t always an easy feat for the zodiac signs ruled by water, because being expressive comes naturally to them.

2) Their creativity is always bold

The truth is, natives of this element love thinking outside of the box and really do have unique visions. They often choose to express themselves through the means of art, designing and drawing for example. Being around them will definitely inspire you and get your creative juices flowing.

- Read about the other zodiac elements here -

Water signs and love: They make for attentive lovers

So what are the traits of the water sign? Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are very romantic zodiac signs and love showering their partners with love and affection. Water signs are very comfortable with their sexuality and aren’t afraid to express how they feel. 


A lack of confidence unfortunately characterizes these three signs and the low self-esteem can prevent them from finding love and relationship satisfaction.  

Water signs compatibility: What zodiac elements go together?

Horoscope compatibility is very important when it comes to finding love. Discover who this element is most compatible with in love.

Water signs in love:

Cancer compatibility:

Scorpio is the best match for Cancer.

Scorpio compatibility:

Scorpio is most compatible with Cancer.

Pisces compatibility:

Pisces and Scorpio make a sweet couple!

Which planets rule over these signs?

Astrological signs are influenced by their ruling planets. Discover the influence on the water signs here:

Cancer is ruled by the Moon

Along with the Sun, the Moon is considered as the most important star. The rich emotional universe of Cancer makes it a fragile and touchy sign. Their imagination knows no bounds!

Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto

Although darkness is part of Scorpio's personality, they are also passionate and live life with great intensity. Although, be careful not to annoy this sign too much...

Pisces is ruled by Neptune

Neptune rules the mind and intuition. It therefore gives Pisces its overflowing creativity and gift for music.

>>> Your element also impacts your future, so consult your 2021 horoscope here.

* Literature Source: The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need, Author; Joanna Martine Woolfolk, Published in 2012 and available here: Amazon - The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

By Susan Taylor

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

Editor in Chief and Astrologist for MyAstroMag - I’ve always been completely fascinated by the world of Astrology and horoscopes. Writing for you and forecasting my exclusive predictions are my main passions.

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