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5 Truths About Dating A Water Sign (Cancer, Scorpio, & Pisces)

1. They’re attracted to authenticity.

With a notorious connection to soul, water signs need to feel (in addition to intellectually know) your connection. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces deeply value authenticity, as authentic expression stems from honest and self-led states of being. Water signs’ empathetic qualities make them able to intuit whether actions are in alignment with underlying intentions. If authenticity feels off, a water sign will likely sense this, perhaps before you do. When dating a Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, be mindful to continue engaging in your own self-awareness practices. Although partnerships develop between two (or more) people, a water sign feels safe and secure when they recognize you being authentic to yourself both within and outside the context of the relationship. A water sign wants to fall in love with your fullest self, even if this means respecting time and space you need to take outside the relationship. This allows a water sign to feel attracted to you.

2. Being soul-led is important.

Not ones to trade self-respect for conformity, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces approach life in a way that can sometimes appear nonsensical. Whereas certain zodiacs approach the world with a methodological manner, water signs often need to flow with the stream of life. This doesn’t mean a water sign lacks maturity or responsibility (they will get the job done), a water sign simply needs to draw from multiple layers of experience. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces tend to be deeply intuitive. Although this is one of their greatest strengths, it may be an aspect of personality they’ve learned shut down through childhood and by various forms of conditioning. Water signs are soul-led, perhaps in ways they identify with spirituality, impacting how they approach relationships. When dating a water sign, it’s important you respect this process.

3. They’re more sensitive than you think.

Notorious for their sensitivity and depth, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are likely even more sensitive than you think they are. One of water signs’ deepest fears is that those they love don’t understand or respect this. Don’t allow the word “sensitive” to fool you; sensitivity shows up not in emotional insecurity, but in how a water sign absorbs life’s subtle, subconscious, and emotional layers. When dating a Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, be prepared for a partner who dances with the flow of life, embraces touch with depth, and receives your presence with an open heart.

4. They love listening to you.

Water signs are here to feel their way through life. In healthy expression, Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces participate with what aids in this process. Not ones to constantly be sharing a lot of words, a water sign loves listening to their romantic partner. When a water sign encourages you to continue sharing, don’t take their request as an act of kindness — they genuinely want to hear. Your words allow a water sign to continue in the absorbing and navigating process, helping them stay in touch with their felt sense. When they respond, it comes from heartfelt reflection. (Bonus points, a water sign loves to hear truthful words of affirmation.) 

5. They’re deeply sensitive — and sometimes hide their vulnerabilities.

While water signs are the feelers of the zodiac, they can be reserved in expressing their own sensitivities. Fears of pain, of not being understood, of having sensitivities mis-received, or a lack of self-trust are common reasons why a water sign learns to close the doors to expressing their heart. This is something they long to share with you, and part of what a water sign must learn in their personal development journey. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces must be accountable for their own revealing process in a way that is both self-respectful and prevents emotional dumping, blaming, and projecting. These are common behaviors a water sign engages in when not in a healthy framework. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces value receiving the truth from everyone they meet, and in time, learn it’s safe to express their own wishes, fears, pains, and joys. This develops as a water sign learns self-trust. Honesty is cornerstone to healthy adult love, and this becomes one of water signs’ greatest relationship gifts.