The water signs in astrology are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. This trio of signs are governed by the element of water, which is an important energy in their lives and personalities. Water signs tend to be emotional, intuitive, and nurturing; they can also be overly sensitive, subjective, and irrational.
Water Signs and Love
In love, the water signs in astrology bring this emotional energy with them, and they're not usually too happy with just dating because of this. They prefer the safe space within relationships to express what they're feeling and feel supported by you. They can fall in love fast, and have a hard time falling out of love.
Pisces can be the most sensitive of the trio, and needs some healthy boundaries so they don't get lost in relationships. Cancer can be super nurturing of those they love, cheerleading you through every triumph. Scorpio can take the longest to fall, but falls the hardest and strongest, loyal to a fault at times.
The water signs in astrology want and need relationships. They need people in their lives who help soothe them emotionally and make them feel safe. When they have that, they can stick by you no matter what. When they don't feel safe, they tend to go off of the rails.
Scorpio may try to hide it, but they can become the most pessimistic and sour without some healthy love in their life. Cancer may be the most open, but can also be the best self-soother of the group, so they may be able to hold out longer. Pisces is so in tune with the subtle energies all around them that they may use that as their partner while single.
When it comes to romance, the water signs can be incredibly romantic, even dark Scorpio! Given they're so in tune with their emotions, they love sappy romantic gestures and appreciate affection, even yearn for it. They can go without romance, but it won't be a good thing for them for too long. They need someone who can spice things up sometimes since they might avoid it.
When it comes to passion, the water signs can be full of it, but it's channeled through their emotions. If they don't feel the emotional connection with you, then they won't get fully revved up. They may try, but to no avail. They want intimacy to be full of emotional connection, first and foremost. Casual flings won't satisfy them fully. And when they're feeling off emotionally, this may impact their desire, even though it may have nothing to do with you.
Coming out of a relationship, the water signs in astrology can have a supremely difficult time. Perhaps the hardest! It's because they fall so hard and let themselves get so emotionally invested. Even if it doesn't appear so on the outside, they may feel like the world has flipped upside-down after a breakup.
They need to do a better job of guarding themselves emotionally so they aren't so thrown. Healthy boundaries can do them a world of good. Pisces can get the most invested and lose themselves with others, however they can also be the most prone to cheating since they can get lost in the imagination of it all. But they'll also be the most likely to forgive you of it.
Cancer can shut themselves off from others when they've had their heart broken, and can keep themselves alone for a long time. Scorpio can have it the hardest given their loyalty, but it may come out as rage and hatred toward you.
If you end up with a water sign in love, this can be someone you share a deep emotional bond with, who you know will be loyal and have your back, and who supports you through all of life's trials.
Suggested Reading: The articles on the fire signs in love, the earth signs in love, and the air signs in love