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Water and Earth
Tuesday October 12, 2010
Saw Mingo Falls today, where water slowly shapes the side of a mountain. The earth element and its signs -- Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo -- sense most strongly the solid world of matter and form. The water element and its signs -- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces -- relate more through the emotional and imagination. Earth Elements: http://astrology.about.com/od/foundations/p/EarthElement.htm
Water Elements: http://astrology.about.com/od/foundations/p/WaterElement.htm
Both are equally real as shapers of our life. For example, if we deny how we're really feeling -- in a job or in love -- we find out it only takes us so far, before we just can't take it anymore. The messages in dreams get more vivid, and everything in your being backs that up. It's a time for listening to what your distress is trying to tell you.
If society's structures push us to the breaking point, they will slowly (or quickly) be changed. Water (emotion) acts on earth (structures) in a slow way, like river rocks made smooth over many years, or they bust out like a flood. These two elements are complimentary, and we need both to create the right life structure for who we are.
Elements are Complimentary: