Water is associated with the Winter season and with cold.
In the Chinese Medicine paradigm, the element is associated with the kidneys and the bladder, which regulate water metabolism and to the reproductive system. There is also a strong relationship with the immune system and the ability of the body to lubricate, repair and protect itself.
The Water Signs of the zodiac are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water is the symbol of our emotions. All life forms consist of water. It involves healing, compassion, reconciliation, friendship, de-stressing, insight, peace, sleep, dreams, intuition, and psychism and health and beauty. A positive water person is sensitive, caring and nurturing. Sometimes they can be a little over emotional and over dramatic in all areas of life. A good balance of water here is needed to keep so that the water person can share there true gifts.
Emotionally, water represents taste, which is experienced on the tongue. It also represents oneâ€™s taste in general and one’s desire to taste or experience the world. Therefore, excess water is often equated with sensuality, possessiveness and greed.
Psychologically, water represents a good memory. This can manifest as dwelling on the past. But the ultimate experience of water is remembering that we all share life as a common heritage. This manifests as peace, love and compassion.
The Sacral Spleen Chakra is in the second in the Chakra system and represents our emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification. The second Chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this Chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.
Water can be a common theme in Dream Therapy. It is the biggest indicator of our emotions. Water can be still, raging, wave-like, lapping up on a beach or dripping from a faucet. It is the ideal image for our emotions as well… anger, jealousy, grief, joy, excitement, love and sexuality.
Water represents traits of, or is symbolic of our emotions. All life forms consist of water. It involves healing, compassion, reconciliation, friendship, de-stressing, insight, peace, sleep, dreams, intuition, and psychic abilities and health and beauty. In dreams, when we dream of water in a positive way, it represents a sensitive, caring and nurturing situation.
Water can be still, raging, wave-like, lapping up on a beach or dripping from a faucet. It is the ideal image for our emotions as well… anger, jealousy, grief, joy, excitement and love. Dreaming of water can represent our emotional needs, desires and capabilities. The more we try to hold on to water, the more it can elude us. Dreams of water can represent a sooth and calming stream, yet this same stream can cut through rock. With water, it must be looked at in relation to other symbols within your dream state. Where you standing in a pool of it? You could be flooded with emotions or situations out of your control. Are you drowning in it? You may not be able to “keep your head above water” in a real life situation. Are you floating down a peaceful river or sailing over it? This can mean a calm journey or happy, easy-peasy situation.
Dreaming of bodies of water
1. water can indicate some interesting desires. How is it seen in your dream? The size of the body of water is representative of the size of your sexual desire. How wet you get in crossing the water is indicative of the relative importance of your sex life. A lake in your dream can mean you are loyal to your friends and your lover. You are very reserved. An ocean can show you are spontaneous and like to please people. 2. Birth dreams relate to water as we are submerged in water for 9 months, the most sheltered and protective time of our lives. Water breaking can be the start of a very traumatic start into the world… such as giving birth or a dam breaking in our dreams. 3. Fountains, geysers and hoses can certainly indicate ejaculation or a sexual release, including the release of energy. 4. Tears in dreams can indicate the release of emotions such as anger, grief or prolonged sadness. Many people are taught that it is not good to cry in public and therefore the release of tears in our dreams can show this trapped emotion. Is this an emotion of yours that is trying to be outwardly expressed?
Universal symbol for emotions. How water behaves in a dream always is significant. Rising water indicates rising emotions. Turbulent, choppy waters, in which a dreamer fears being swamped or drowning, symbolizes being overwhelmed emotionally. Tidal waves may symbolize specific threats that loom in the distance. Being caught in a swift moving current suggests being swept up in one’s emotions. Cloudy water suggests lack of emotional clarity, and fears of emotional contamination. Swimming or bathing peacefully in water symbolizes a comfortable immersion in one’s emotions. The ability to breathe underwater indicates accessibility to unconscious feelings and awareness. Dreaming of clear water is a sign of great good luck and prosperity, a dream of muddy water foretells sadness or sorry for the dreamer through hearing of an illness or death of someone he/she knows well. Dirty water warns of unscrupulous people who would bring you to ruin.
All water dreams, other then clear, has a bad omen connected to it and should be studied carefully and taken as a true waning.
The mysterious and amazing healing power of water has been utilized for centuries. Water cleanses, refreshes and restores all life. We are always drawn to water. Be it a soothing fountain, majestic waterfall or the churning sea. Water is a carrier. It flows. It moves along the line of least resistance to find its way to the ocean where comes and goes in the ebb and flow of tides and waves. The appeal is inexplicable! We crave water, maybe because our bodies are made up of a large percent of it. Maybe because we instinctively know how it can heal us.
In Vedic Astrology, each element is related to one of the 12 Houses. Water, associated with Karkata (Cancer), Vrischika (Scorpio), and Meena (Pisces), correspond to 4th House, 8th House and 12th House. Water represents the Moksa Houses. These are houses of the mind, feelings, and perceptions and are the most subtle, deep, and hidden houses.
The elements and houses also correspond to one of the four Aims of Life, or “Purusharthas” In Hinduism, Purushartha (Aims Of Life) refers to a goal, end or aim of human existence.
* Moksa: (spiritual) liberation; or renunciation and detachment
* Dharma: (religious, social and/or moral) righteousness, both spiritual and ritual
* Artha: (material and/or financial) prosperity as well as pursuit of meaning
* Kama: (material) pleasure of any kind
The flow of the houses through the signs represent a pattern of development. The highest house number in each grouping or triad represents the fullest and most powerful expression of energy in that group. For example, the 12th house is the fullest expression of the Water/Moksa houses (4, 8, 12).
Within the Celtic history, water ~ including lakes, streams, rivers, springs and wells, have been held in deep respect, honor and places to visit on pilgrimage. The power of water has refreshing, hydrating and rejuvenating powers that call, the Celts (and most every other culture) to their healing banks and shallows to gather, drink and bathe in the ever sacred waters! Water is considered a fertility symbol, found in the Culdron of Daghda, in the Baths and Sanctuaries of Sulus, on the shoreline of the Boyne River and flowing along Brigid’s Well.
(Autumn equinox to the eve of winter solstice)
Powers: Fluidity, acceptance, tolerance, emotion, love, mercy, compassion, erosion, empathy, sleep, meditation, purification, healing, friendship, fidelity, prophetic dreams, mystery, feelings, fertility, sub-conscious mind, reconciliation.
Tool: Chalice, Cauldron
Season: Autumn (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere)
Elemental: Undines (Mermaids and Mermen)
Goddesses: Aphrodite, Isis, Mari, Venus, Mariamne, Tiamat, Yemaya, (All Sea Goddesses)
Gods: Dylan, Ea, Uyr, Manannan, Neptune, Osiris, Poseidon,
Time of life: Maturity
Goddess aspect: Mother
Hermetic Axiom: “to keep silent”