The element of water is feminine. It is the element of emotion and subconscious, of purification, intuition, mysteries of the self, compassion and family. The Element of Water is a heavy, passive element and is contrary to Fire. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, thickness and motion. The wisdom of water is infinite, and you will find it if you invest the time to meditate and contemplate it’s vastness your rewards will be quite enlightening (if not enlightenment itself).
Our bodies are composed of about 70% water, a similar percentage to that of the ocean surface compared to land. Blood and sap are really variations of water. As much as we drink it, wash, fish and swim in it, and cook with it, we nearly always overlook the special relationship water has with our lives. There are a hundred times as many water molecules in our bodies than the sum of all the other molecules put together. Although water is the most familiar of liquids, it is also the most mysterious and least understood.
For many reasons, water meaning deals with intuition, psychic perception and dreams. What happens under the surface of water is a mystery to the unaided eye. It’s much the same with human emotions. Water reminds us to dive beneath the surface of our feelings and use intuition for better understanding.
Free-flowing rivers, meandering their way through nature’s peaks and valleys are often seen as some of Earth’s most serene wonders. The gentle waves tumbling over rocks and the glistening reflection of the world around makes water a true natural beauty.
However, like most things beautiful, below the surface many complexities often arise and the same is true when talking about the water zodiac signs, which in the world of astrology comprises of three different signs: x, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
- Cancer: June 22–July 22.
- Scorpio: October 23–November 21.
- Pisces: February 19–March 20.
The water signs are known for being sensitive and emotional. They tend to hold on to people and items long past their expiration dates, and their emotions are always flowing like the waves of the oceans. These signs have intense dreams, visions, and intuition so strong that it’s basically a psychic power. Security is important to them after all, water needs a container, or it dries up and disappears.
Spiritually water represents change. Water is always moving, just like the circumstances and events of our lives. The sea can appear extremely rough one day, but the next morning it’ll be calm again and it will look like nothing ever happened. The same goes for our everyday life. The storm will eventually die down and make room for clarity and calmness.
When we swim it is water that supports us, when we are thirsty, it is water the quenches our thirst, another manifestation of this element is the rainstorms that drench us, or the dew formed on plants after the sun has set. As well as being vital for life, within the energy of this element is contained the essence of love. Love is the underlying reason for all magic. Water is love.
Water also symbolizes purity. It is literally the most important element we use to clean and wash ourselves. However, what most people don’t realize, is that water possesses a healing property towards the spirit as well. Even just looking at water can help calm you down and make you feel more connected with your true life purpose.
The powerful element of water is finally becoming widely acknowledged as the incredible vehicle for consciousness that it actually is. Like many things in life, it was right in front of us the whole time, but it was not until we became aware of it’s existence that we were finally able to finally see it.
One of the most beautiful lessons water can teach us his how to be flexible and embrace change. Consider: Water always takes on the form in which it is held. It can also carve out mountains to make its way forward. Water reminds us to go with the flow no matter what the situation.
Water is a relatively simple element with which to work. When you are stressed out, just wash those energies off your hands. By turning water warm, you add the Fire element. Once, released, cool the water for regenerative and invigorating vibes. Speaking if vibes, the element of water matches with Master number 22. In numerology, 22 is the builder. It takes our dreams and aspirations and helps us manifest them just as the water element does.
It is the restlessness of water that gives living systems the ability to become ever more complex and to strive towards the perfection they can never reach. As a driver of evolution, water is a model for our own striving, allowing us to evolve through our own mistakes. This is the self-empowerment on it’s own.
If we could personally experience and truly understand the miraculous properties of water for life, our lives would become more meaningful and, (if it is not too late) we could become responsible custodians of Nature.
In Tarot, the traditional Suit of Cups is the suit of water. It is receptive, a vessel, and a symbol of the deep, primordial unconscious mind and womb. Water shows us the images, or imprint, of things. Emotions, feelings, and psychic knowledge are all represented by water in the Tarot tradition.
Water flows and changes, and it carries away what it cleanses. Water is the great purifier. We wash away our sins, we cleanse our wounds, and our tears bring release.
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