What are the Water Signs of the Zodiac?
December 29, 2023 10 min read

What are the Water Signs of the Zodiac?

By Lady Saoirse

TL;DR- There are twelve signs of the zodiac and they are ruled by elements.  The zodiac signs elements are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. The Water Signs are influenced by the element of Water, and they have their own Unique traits. Some of those traits are positive ones, but others function as dark habits they must improve. Join Spiritual Blossom as we learn all about the Water Signs, their traits, and which signs they are most compatible with in love.


What is a Water Sign?

What are the Water Signs of the Zodiac?

A Water Sign is one of the kinds of signs of the zodiac. There are Earth, Water, Air, and Fire signs and they are named after the element that influences them. There are three signs in each element and the Water Signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Each of them has their own unique qualities but share some traits because they are all Water Signs. The element of Water makes these signs empathic and deeply interested in helping people through life. Water Signs have strong feelings, and those feelings can be hurt easily. They are intuitive and in touch with dreams and hopes. Some people say that Water Signs are overly sensitive, take things too personally, and have knee jerk emotional reactions, but Water Signs say they are the sensitive people who care, and other people ought to learn to care more.


What are Water Traits?

Water Signs are people known for experiencing life through their feelings. It’s not that they are not intellectual, because they are, it’s just that they make decisions based on intuition, gut instincts, or their feelings. They will make executive decisions based on how things will affect everybody’s wellbeing, and if they see somebody struggling, they immediately try to step in and rescue them. They will adjust their approach, language, and behavior to accommodate whoever they are in the presence of, and some people interpret this as being fake. They are not fake. They are just flexible enough to adapt to people and situations, and that makes them succeed in places where some other signs fail. They are sometimes ruled by their feelings and can easily be taken advantage of by people who don’t deserve their tender loving care. Some of their traits are their strong suits, and other traits are habits they need to unlearn so they can improve.

Positive Traits

Water Signs have powerful imaginations that help them to excel in creative disciplines, but it also helps them to come up with creative solutions. They have the uncanny ability to provide deep insight to things and they can see just what needs done to make things close to perfect if not completely perfect. They need time to themselves, and this is partially because they spend so much time trying to do things for other people, they can become emotionally drained and need to step aside to rest and recuperate. They don’t like to say no and will do all they can to go above and beyond in anything they do.

Relationships matter more than things to them, and they will put the people they care about first.  They even center their carers around how much they care. They excel in spiritual positions, education, and any job that serves the public or helps living beings. They thrive when they can nurture and uplift, and they wither when they feel trapped in any soulless cycle where all they do is perform tasks that are meaningless to them. They listen to understand, and they are highly adaptive individuals. While some signs struggle with a rigid my-way-or-the-highway mindset, Water Signs prefer to be flexible,  harmonize and promote understanding.

Dark Traits

What are the Water Signs of the Zodiac?

Like other signs, Water Signs positive traits can turn to the dark side and become their greatest weaknesses. They can daydream too much, shunning reality because it is not as interesting. Their intuition can veer off into overthinking, leaving them worried about worst-case scenarios, and upsetting them. They can focus too much on trying to help people, and unwittingly attach themselves to a self-centered user who does not care about them, but just wants what they can get from them. They can deplete themselves to the point that they completely self-isolate, and don’t want to join other people again for a long time.

They can obsess about the people who they are involved with and become jealous. They may have a difficult time understanding why a significant other or best friend wants time with other people, and assume they are being dumped or cheated on if their loved one wants time away from them. They can have mood swings or have an overreaction to something. They can become emotionally manipulative, demanding friends or lovers do what they expect, even if it is unreasonable. Their ability to adapt to suit different people can lead them to mask their true feelings, and lead to confusion or resentment when they get tired of pretending. They can also work hard to try and help people who don’t want to be helped and this can lead to them feeling unappreciated.


The Water Signs

The three Water Signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Gemini. While all of the Water Signs share certain characteristics, each of the signs have their very own traits that make them special. Cancers are well known for their tender-hearted nature and heart to heart talks and Scorpios are more mysterious and can be dangerous if toyed with. Pisces are the final Water Sign, and they can be both the most down-to-earth and difficult sign to understand.


What are the Water Signs of the Zodiac?

Cancers are born from June 21 to July 22. Their symbol is the crab and like the crab, if Cancers’ love somebody or something, they hold on to them or it with all their might.  Some people love this, and others feel suffocated, but Cancers’ loyalty is unquestionable. They make family and friends the number one priority in their lives, and they are heartbroken if they feel like somebody who they love does not care as much as they do. They are frugal, and would rather save money than spend it unwisely, because they know problems can arise in the future. They are always happy to give some of that hard-earned money to somebody who they believe needs it, and they will drop everything and run to your side the second they think you need them. They take things personally, even if no harm was intended, but they would rather talk through problems than stay upset. In the event they get upset, however, they don’t have a problem chewing you out, and will even remind you of things you did to upset them in the past.


What are the Water Signs of the Zodiac?

Dates for Scorpio are from October 23 to November 21 and their symbol is the scorpion. This scorpion is poised to strike, something it does not necessarily want to do, but it will if it feels threatened. Sometimes, it strikes itself, crumbling into self-defeating thoughts or behaviors. There is more to a Scorpio than a sharp wit and a powerful sense of self preservation, however. They are extremely protective of the people who they love, and they are hypnotically mysterious. This is not because they are complex, but they keep their business to themselves, and they do things their own way. They won’t back down from a debate and are not afraid to be controversial. They don’t seem to be afraid of anything, but there is something that terrifies them- the thought of getting their feelings hurt. If you hurt them, they will strike, and they are not hesitant about holding grudges or getting revenge. They have intense focus, and drive to achieve anything they want to, and they are even more focused on the people who they love.


February 19 to March 20 are the dates Pisces people can be born between. Pisces is symbolized by the two fish, who saved Aphrodite and Eros from being destroyed. Like these fish, Pisces know how to move away from things that make them feel uncomfortable and they disappear deep within themselves when they feel the need to. They daydream, soul search, and consult their natural intuition for answers. Pisces people are compassionate and receptive, listening intently to whoever they feel needs them, and they excel in music, poetry, as counselors, and as psychic advisors. They are adaptable, and move through life, open to new experiences. They can alter their approach to accommodate people and will change their tone and attitude based on what they feel is necessary. They sacrifice a lot for the people who they care about and can become co-dependent to compensate for being emotionally drained. They have to make sure they set clear boundaries they don’t allow anybody to cross, or they will find themselves depleted and feeling used.


Water Signs and Love

What are the Water Signs of the Zodiac?

Water signs are deeply invested in their relationships and the people they love mean everything to them. Some people believe that water Signs should stick to relationships only with certain signs, but that’s not fair. They can make long term relationships work with any of the signs, but because they are emotionally sensitive, some signs have to be mindful of this.

Water and Air

Both Air and Water Signs are famous for their diplomacy and ability to help resolve conflicts. In their own relationships, however, Air Signs sometimes rub Water Signs the wrong way.   Air Signs love to harmonize, as do Water Signs, but Air Signs can be harsh when they feel justified. A Pisces might not let their Air Sign know they hurt their feelings, but a Scorpio or a Cancer will. Air Signs focus on not only relationships, but what they are doing, and they can forget to make sure their Water Sign knows they are more important than things. If the Air Sign will be sensitive to their Water Signs emotional needs, these two can be together for life.

Water and Fire

Fire and Water Signs don’t mix well sometimes, but if they pay attention to one another’s emotions and needs, they can make things work. Water and Fire Signs both love steamy sex, and they both prefer partners who are comfortable with their own desires. This makes for great sexual chemistry, but Fire Signs have to watch their bluntness with sensitive Water Signs.  Water Signs might be sensitive, caring people, but they love to have fun just as much as Fire Signs do. Fire Signs appreciate having a partner who will go along for spontaneous good times. If Water Signs can forgive some tactlessness from time to time on their Fire Signs’ part, these two can be together for good.

Water and Earth

Earth and Water Signs make the perfect pairing. Both signs love to be in a nurturing relationship where they get to nurture as much as they are nurtured. They both love the comforts of home, and they both love to plan for the future. They are both deeply involved in being protective of the people they love, and they both value trust and loyalty above all else. Both signs are practical and put long term safety, health, and well-being above all else. They make perfect partners and become a couple to be envied.

Water and Water

Two Water Signs in love create perfect harmony. They both build their lives around their relationships, and they are both intensely devoted to one another.  They are both focused on being supportive of their loved ones and they are both understanding of one another’s deep feelings. They are both patient, good listeners, and they both need a lover who is the same. They talk problems out and don’t let anything come between them. When two Water Signs fall in love, chances are they were born to be together forever.


The Element of Water makes Water Signs good-hearted people who think with their hearts and who truly believe that all of their dreams can come true. They have powerful intuition that helps them know just what other people are feeling and they use these abilities to try and make everybody feel good. It’s not easy being somebody who cares about everybody, but somebody has to, and Water Signs show how to put relationships first. If you are a Water Sign, keep dreaming your dreams and making them come true. If you are loved by a Water Sign, they are your dream come true and they will stay by your side no matter what.


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About the Author:  Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.