Saturday, May 31, 2008

splash!


Finally we reach the Water signs in the "Venus as the muse" articles. Aren't you relieved? Only three more to go. This is a little post to introduce you to the mood of Water signs. And they are very moody! It's the currents you see, water currents they come and they go, nature is in constant mutation (cycles) and these are the three signs that are more in-tune with these instinctual currents.

If you look at the symbols of these signs you'll see the most primitive beings in the Zodiac - the crab, the scorpion and the fish - all cold-blooded creatures, very far from the rational human. So unlike the rational Air signs, that thrive on thoughts and ideas, Water signs are driven by feelings and instincts.

They have strong feelings about things which they can't really explain. They're the kind that may drive you insane saying they don't like something and when you ask why, they say: I don't know, I just don't like it. They may be less rational than other types and usually that isn't seen as a good thing. But why not?

First of all, they're not trying to impose their feelings on you, they realize feelings are entirely subjective but the ones they have are their reality. Secondly, it also means that they are extremely sensitive and imaginative and by being connected with more in-depth realities they have the ability to emphasize with other people's feelings much more easily.


Nevertheless, just like Air types have trouble with emotion, Water types have trouble with ideas and theories. They consider them useless because they're generalistic and unpersonal, they prefer to consider things that apply to them and to people around them. For this reason you might find them apparently careless when it comes to theories, politics, institutions...and they can be extremely unfair, introducing double-standards at every occasion and driving Air types mad. The fact is that they can't detach from their reality (feelings) and assume a broader perspective.

What really matters to them is the people around them, particularly the ones they care about. When it comes to these relationships they are extremely devoted and selfless. There are no signs that need human contact as much as Water signs, they live for their relationships, for their feelings for other people and may sometimes even live through their relationships.


Venus in Water signs needs to feel secure in their relationships and when they find that security they aren't likely to get bored. Why? Because they have a tremendous imagination and exploring the unknown is not their cup of tea.

In a relationship they'll shower you with attention which can be frightnening for more independent types but the truth is, if you want things to work with Water signs, you must let them believe that they are needed, otherwise all their devotion will seem unwanted and the person will sulk. Here comes the danger of possessiveness because the Water person may feel that since they're not needed, the relationship and that security might be at risk and this leads them to cling to their loved ones, sometimes resorting to emotional blackmail and playing the victim. They don't do it consciously but it's easy to see through their martyr-role.

If you're willing to show them your less independent side, you can expect a partner that is extremely intuitive and caring, someone who probably won't talk much about the relationship but will definitely convey their feelings towards you in very emotional ways. Someone who seems to know just want you need and just how you're feeling. So make the most of it and be pampered, but take some time to teach the Water person how to receive too.

*painting: Venus and Cupid by Alessandro Allori

8 comments:

Niall said...

Ahh..Now you're talking!..This is exactly me!Readers of this post should consider heading over to ASTROSKIES an consider one of DM's birthcharts. i had mine done and it's almost unnerving how accurate it is...

Aathira said...

I so agree that water signs are selfless for the ones they care about, and are so against the theories and statements made by many. They follow their heart be it as irrational as it may be :) ( My mom is a water sign)

Devil Mood said...

Niall: Not many readers in this post is seems but thanks lol
Hopefully it will get even more like you when we get to your sign.

Aathira: Thanks for your input, Astrology is always greater when we can apply it to real people :)

missalister said...

OK, well! All this was like an X-ray of my psyche! I think the only thing that differed in that whole wonderful post was the fact that I don’t consider ideas and theories useless and actually am friendly with the unpersonal in many instances (this is no doubt my dad’s influence). The rest of the characteristics were eye-rollingly depressing because I’m at war with them. Easy for a bystander to see the futility in that game, but my blind insides seem to think I could become new and improved like cereal, upgraded like software, to the super-chick vision I have...which does not include going to pieces when people don't need you! But that’s just human nature to want what you don’t have, n’est-ce pas? Oh what do I know? I’m very watery today! ;-)

Devil Mood said...

MissAlister: You're so sweet (oops, you think that's the problem!). brand new and improved like cereal...hahaha what a great metaphor!
It's natural that you find some differences from yourself, a person is never wholly Water (holy water!). You might have Mercury in Aquarius, that could qualify you for the intellectual ;)
And your questioning the way you are may be the aforementioned Uranus transiting Pisces and trying to break every rule and making new ones.

Violet said...

great insights on the water venuses! I know alot of them and it makes alot of sense. i had never categorizes these caracteristics to the venus sign! i'll send some water venus over here to read this!

missalister said...

LOL! I wish I was wholly wat…I mean I’m glad I’m not wholly water, I mean I wish I was holy water… I’m so confused… so I’m getting more excited by the minute to see your next watery venus as the muse posts! :-D But I can wait, I can wait! I buy into delayed gratification when it serves me to do so! You just keep on interspersing these last ones with your other upbeat jazz… I know it’s disappointing that more aren’t reading these studies. I was majorly disappointed that more weren’t interested in my human gods stuff, which dealt with what I’m passionate about, but c’est la vie, no? When the crowds and paparazzi don’t show, happily there’s a base of really great, appreciative readers here :-)

Devil Mood said...

Violet: Cool ;) Thanks!

MissAlister: Yes I feel that way too. I'd much rather have a couple of interesting comments like yours than a few "good job!"s. It's impossible to please everyone and, since I'm not very inclined to write my other posts these days, I'm afraid I'm only pleasing the Venus readers...oh well!