Astrology 101 ~ Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces ~ emotion & soul ~ the water signs
by Patricia Lantz, ATH Editor of Astrology
Symbol for Water
"Of all the elements, the Sage should take water as his preceptor. Water is yielding but all-conquering. Water extinguishes Fire or, finding itself likely to be defeated, escapes as steam and reforms. Water washes away soft Earth or, when confronted by rocks, seeks a way around. . . . It saturates the atmosphere so that Wind dies. Water gives way to obstacles with deceptive humility, for no power can prevent it following its destined course to the sea. Water conquers by yielding; it never attacks but always wins the last battle." John Blofeld ~ "The Wheel of Life"
Water corresponds to the emotional realm where the subtleties of meaning and interrelatedness are perceived. Water is the energy and power of the unconscious forces to motivate us. Individuals with an emphasis of water are in touch with their feelings and often express themselves through their sympathy, compassion and intuitive awareness.
Water seeks emotional and soul understanding.
With too much water an individual lives on an emotional roller coaster. They are overly responsive to the feeling of others. Prompted by compulsive desires, irrational fears and great over sensitivity to the slightest threat they also perceive themselves as weak and in need of protection.
Keywords for Water ~
When water is applied positively the individual is nurturing, sustaining, protecting, shielding, retiring, feeling, emotional, empathetic, compassionate, healing, bonding, merging, impressionable, receptive, yielding, adaptive, psychic, deep, hidden, mysterious.
When water is applied negatively the individual is smothering, needy, clinging, maudlin, fearful, thin skinned, shy, chaotic, disordered, weak, helpless dependent, victimized, martyred, secretive, deceptive, covert, untruthful.
To find out more about each element follow this series of Astrology 101 articles.
05/30/2010 ~ The four elements ~ fire, earth, air & water
06/06/2010 ~ Aries, Leo & Sagittarius ~ identity ~ the fire signs
06/13/2010 ~ Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn ~ Material ~ the earth signs
06/20/2010 ~ Gemini, Libra, Aquarius ~ social and mental ~ the air signs
06/27/2010 ~ Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces ~ emotion & soul ~ the water signs
About the Author
ATH Editor of Astrology, Patricia Lantz, is a practicing astrologer and hypnotherapist living in Atlanta, Georgia. Patricia is a former StarIQ columnist and currently writes as the Atlanta Astrology Examiner. She invites you to follow her on Examiner.com as she examines life on this small planet through the mediums of astrology, hypnotherapy and other related topics. She can be reached by calling 678-763-0552, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or for information about the services she offers visit her home on the web at www.astrology-hypnotherapy.com