Water soothes and cleanses. Representing the emotional realm, it can ebb and flow in a gentle rhythm, or it can come gushing through our life in torrents. Water needs to be contained by Earth or it will have no boundaries. A person with a strong representation of the Water element is likely highly sensitive — even intuitive — when responding to his or her environment. Having no Water can make someone lack empathy or may make the individual seem emotionally cold.
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are the three Water signs. Sun, Moon, or any planets from Mercury through Saturn placed in these signs can contribute to a person’s emotional side expressed through the Water element.