When it comes to a compatibility reading between zodiac signs, most people know that water signs are sensitive, right? Right. But there’s a little bit more to it than that. If you’re in love with a Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, check out our free romance compatibility report for each sign, and keep reading here to find out how the three water signs are similar yet very different in what they need and want from a relationship.
As well as being notoriously sensitive, water sign people are also highly emotional, deeply romantic and very changeable (or moody, depending on your point of view!), but their beautiful, kind natures can also hide a mass of insecurities which a lover needs to be aware of. Although Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces all share these water sign traits, they are of different astrological modes, which helps to highlight the differences between them. Any compatibility reading covering these sun signs should take into account their different ways of expressing their watery traits, and what that means for romance.
Cancer, for example, is a cardinal water sign. Cardinal signs are initiators and leaders, impulsive and dynamic. In Cancer, this mode of action is expressed emotionally, through the heart. You’ll find Cancer to be the mother figure of the zodiac, always first to help anyone in need, first to shed tears for someone but also first to take practical steps to deal with the crisis. Cancer doesn’t sit around and wallow in his or her emotions, but instead takes active charge of them. In a compatibility reading, we might say that Cancer is the toughest of the water signs, but it’s an inner toughness, hidden well behind a soft and vulnerable exterior.
As a lover, Cancer needs someone to lavish all this cardinal emotion on. Yes, that means you. She (or he) wants to mother you, look after you, blow your nose and make sure you’re wearing clean underwear. Whether you like it or not. In fact, especially if you don’t like it, because that probably means you need it doing more than most. When it comes to compatibility, reading between the lines, Cancer wants to nurture you, and if you don’t want to be nurtured, you’re with the wrong water sign.
Scorpio – now, Scorpio’s a whole other kettle of fish. You won’t find Scorpio mothering anyone. Scorpio is a fixed water sign. Your Scorpio lovers shares the water sign traits with Cancer, in as much as he or she is deeply emotional and sensitive, but this water energy is expressed in a fixed mode. Scorpio is the most stubborn of the water signs, and his or her emotional energy is deep, secretive and still. Still, that is, until something stirs it up, at which point Scorpio will move heaven and hell to maintain their fixed purpose – to get their own way, in other words. In a Scorpio compatibility reading, we should be looking for a partner who can cope with a very intense relationship, and a rather private one too, since Scorpio keeps most of those deep, deep feelings to him or herself.
Quite unlike Cancer, Scorpio needs a lover who not only doesn’t need or want mothering, but is capable of standing up for themselves in some very hot power games and tumultuous fights. To catch and keep Scorpio’s eye, you need to be a strong personality with a strength of will to match this enigmatic water sign. Of course, no compatibility reading for Scorpio would be complete without mentioning that infamous sex drive. You’ll need a lot of that too.
And what of Pisces, the last of the water signs? Again, Pisces shares the water sign trait of being sensitive and emotional, but Pisces is a mutable water sign. Here, the water element isn’t moody and cyclical, like it is with Cancer, or alternately still and storm driven, like it is with Scorpio – instead, this is water in perhaps its purest form, able to take the shape of anything. Pisces is a complex and much misunderstood sign, perhaps because of this ever flowing, ever changing, ever fluid nature. Your Pisces lover can appear to be whatever you want him or her to be, while actually not being it at all. It’s complicated. Pisces needs a partner who can support and understand this individual’s complexities, while not taking advantage of this supremely gentle sign.
You see, Pisces doesn’t want to mother you, and Pisces doesn’t want to ride a power rollercoaster with you either. Pisces, quite simply, wants to love you and wants to experience a mystical, devoted, almost ethereal union with you. Fairies and unicorns optional, but if you want to love a Pisces, look for a compatibility reading between you and your partner which will show you how to embrace this unique sign and its mystical qualities. Every month, we offer a free romance compatibility report to one lucky reader, based on your unique birth chart rather than just your sun sign. If you’re in love with a Pisces, you’d better enter the draw quick!
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