This article provides an overview of the main characteristics of the water signs of the zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
CARDINAL WATER – RULED BY THE MOON – RULES THE 4TH HOUSE
Ruled by the Moon, Cancers are one of the most intuitive, sensitive signs of the zodiac. Their instincts are so acute, it’s sometimes downright eerie. Cancer can put into words what you’re feeling, when you didn’t even realize that’s what was going on deep down inside to begin with.
Razor sharp in their perception, yet tender and fragile in their self-protection, Cancers have been called both the most creative sign in the zodiac, and also the most insecure. The creative potential and sensitivity in Cancer comes from the combination of the Moon’s rulership, but also the fact that Cancer is a water sign.
Cancer has this pattern of nurturing anything that isn’t capable of caring for itself with amazing tenderness and ambition. That’s right, I said ambition. While it’s easy to picture a Cancerian around the home fires, don’t forget that Cancer is a Cardinal sign. This gives them incredible drive and leadership ability. You will find a Cancer nurturing their career or a pet project just as much as you might find them nurturing children, family, pets, or their infamous mood swings.
Certainly, for all their capacity to nurture and care for others, Cancer has the life lessons of learning how to nurture without smothering, and also how to nurture their own deep, sensitive soul.
FIXED WATER – RULED BY PLUTO AND MARS – RULES THE 8TH HOUSE
Scorpio, more than any other sign in the zodiac, can see right through a person. You can tell from their eyes – always penetrating and full of intense power – there is a knowing of what we so desperately try to keep hidden. They don’t even have to try.
Ruled by Pluto, planet of the underworld, sex, death and transformative rebirth, and co-ruled by Mars, planet of energy and assertion, there is an interesting phenomenon that occurs with this Scorpio. Tremendous energy, will and determination, no doubt, but it’s often under the surface. Still, this sign is capable of absolutely anything. He can use his tremendous power in one of two ways, and this is what separates the more evolved Scorpio from the less evolved.
The less evolved Scorpio will be jealous, sneaky, paranoid and underhanded. He can be the most deceitful, resentful, and unforgiving. The vast majority seem to be much more evolved, living out their Scorpio lessons at a higher vibration. These are the Scorpios that can take one look at us, and actually heal our soul. They are the ones you will most often find involved in spiritual and mysterious realms as well.
Scorpio is a sign ruled by desire. This can be physical, sexual, personal or business. Scorpio has a jealous and obsessive streak as well and if you fall in love with a Scorpio, be prepared for nothing short of complete intensity!
MUTABLE WATER – RULED BY NEPTUNE/JUPITER – RULES THE 12th HOUSE
Pisces, thanks to its Mutability, is the emotional sponge of the zodiac, soaking up emotion from everywhere and everyone. This can be exhausting for such a sensitive sign!
When Pisces learns the lessons of sacrifice and helping others while at the same time, protecting her own sensitive soul, she can transcend any boundary on Earth and lead all of us to the most universal, everlasting form of love.
With Neptune, you don’t see things clearly. Your head is literally “in the clouds”, thinking what you want to think, seeing what you want to see, dreaming and escaping from reality. This is also why Neptune is the most creative planet of the zodiac.
And yet, once you’re able to see past the disillusionment and live through your choices in life where you have “fooled yourself”, Pisces is capable of finding the rainbow in spirit and attaining true mastery of the soul.
Pisces, with its Jupiter and Neptune connection, is concerned with the unconscious mind as well as unconscious abilities and talents. Greatest fears as well as everything in your past (including past lives) are accessed in this sign. And yet, with the lucky influence of Jupiter as a co-ruler of Pisces, she believes with complete conviction that dreams really can come true.