| Astrology is defined as: |
The study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs
We have all read horoscopes in magazines and papers. These are the result of astrological research. The zodiac contains signs of any of the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water), and everyone is born under one of them.
The general division is as follows:
Earth: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
Air: Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
Fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius
Water: Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces
On this page, we want to explain some of the basics of the water signs of the zodiac.
23/10 to 22/11 – Scorpio as an astrological sign is associated with the constellation Scorpius. People born as Scorpio are generally determined and passionate people. Their excitement and generally magnetic persona is attractive to other people. Sometimes they tend to be emotional and intuitive. They usually relate best to Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces Some negative character trades linked to this sign are jealousy, obsessiveness and secrecy. The ruling planet of Scorpio is Pluto.
In mythology Scorpio is often linked with Orpheus, from the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
23/6 to 22/7 – Cancer as an astrological sign is associated with the constellation Cancer. People born as Cancer are generally emotional and loving people. They generally are intuitive, yet cautious and protective people. They usually relate best to Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, and Pisces. Some negative character trades linked to this sign are moodiness, touchiness and clinginess. The ruling planet of Cancer is the Moon.
In mythology Cancer is often linked with Perseus, from the Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda.
23/2 to 22/3 – Pisces as an astrological sign is associated with the constellation Pisces. People born as Pisces are generally sensitive and kind people. They tend to be compassionate and sympathetic, not to mention quite selfless, and are therefore often concerned with helping people. They usually relate best to Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn. Some negative character trades linked to this sign are weak-willingness, secrecy, vagueness and idealistic natures. The ruling planet of Pisces is Neptune.
In mythology Pisces is often linked with Helena of Troy, and with the Greek Titan of water Poseidon (Neptune).
In Hindu astrology, signs are divided roughly equal to those of the general zodiac. We will give some examples based on the water signs:
Karka = crab, relates to Cancer
Äli = scorpion, relates to Scorpio
Matsya = fish, relates to Pisces
The Chinese zodiac also includes twelve sings, but these do not represent a month-long period, as do the signs in our zodiac. Rather, the signs repeat themselves every twelve-year cycle. All signs are divided up between not four, but five elements, metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Water signs in Chinese astrology include pig, rat and ox. Water signs typically symbolize the north, and features include communication, intuition, sensitivity, and fear.