The Water Signs - Life’s Walking Aquarium
Scorpio, Cancer & Pisces
The Water Signs hold multiple layers within their personalities, and tend to mould their expression based on the emotion of the moment. These individuals hold the memories of their mind greywashed in the mood or complex of the hour; and store these like negatives in the back of their mind, replayed in the context of their emotional contrast. The risk with Water is the flooding delusion, penetrative emotional blemish and outpouring idealism; the gift is magnificent insight, tremendous powers of healing and the intrinsic human response. The Water signs session the final sign of the cycle, and represent the culmination of qualities, the retentive memory of all signs, the deepest of life’s processes; and in Taoist tradition, represents the aspect of wisdom.
As in life, where we find water, we find nourishment, life, regeneration pleasure, sustenance, the closest body to our own; but herein lies the aligning danger, the risk of drowning or submerging destructively far into a world utterly dissociated from ours. Passionate and interpersonal reunion is found with the Water types who transcend the emotional, material and psychological concerns and experience of the other signs. The 4th, 8th, and 12th Houses are traditional Water houses and unlock the portals to the mystical, the occult, life, death and rebirth, the psychological self, transformation, mental illness, asylums, prisons, desolation, insanity, addiction, dreams and the overall integrated personality - the mass collective conscious and unconscious. Many have difficulty penetrating the depths of the Water triplicy; and tend to melt in the hypnosis of the inner torrents often threatened by an impenetrable insight and the fierce guardianship of their own stories and secrets.
Water is the body that reflects; and these individuals can mirror their environment, porous in their absorption of frequencies and hidden emotional undertones. Water represents the universal riptide of purity and fertility and the creative fluids of earth and our own body. Cancer stores Gemini’s retentive memory and assimilates information by intuitively feeling things out; Scorpio releases the power of Libra’s relationships and material productivity of Taurus; and Pisces left with the task of tying up the unfinished business of the preceding signs. Water individuals take on the fluid form of which their held and move in the path of least resistance; although such permeable receptivity leads these types severely vulnerable to victimization, depression, guilt, self pity, self destructiveness and at its worst delusional outbursts and emotionally driven impulsivity. Where we find Water, we find the storage to the maps of Atlantis, forgotten spells and charms, forgotten myth and culture, fairies, pixies, demons, mermaids, and all the enchantment that lies a sensory veil away.