The first known stories of the mythical creature called ‘Mermaid’ dates back to 1000 B.C. In folklore, this was an aquatic creature possessing the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish.
As an ethereal creature of mystery and power, different cultures have assigned various meanings to mermaids over time.
Some associate mermaids with the seductive Sirens of Greek Mythology who would lure sailors to their deaths with their enchanting songs, or with other perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks, etc. Others have recognized mermaids as pure and benevolent beings, swimming with innocent curiosity, and often helping humans.
Regardless, a clear connection between mermaids and the sea exists, strongly bonding them to the element of Water. Let’s take a moment now to dive deeper into mermaid like qualities of the Water Signs of the zodiac, and explore how these links may manifest in astrology.
The ebb and flow of the changing tide. The alternating phases of the Moon. Cancer embodies the goddess energies of the mermaid -- a nurturing wellspring of emotions.
Cancerians are sensitive and empathetic, constantly reacting to small changes in the energetic landscape.
They have a keen sense of subtlety and nuance, picking up on even the tiniest social cue.
Like mermaids, they live in the seas of intuitive energy, allowing their hearts to not only speak to them, but trust that they’re leading them in the right direction.
Alluring and intense, Scorpios represent the mermaid’s power and passion.
Mermaids are completely governed by their emotions, allowing them to fully flow, meaning there are no half measures with them.
When they feel, it’s with immense and passionate feeling -- whether that be love, anger, or pain.
Sound scary? It can be, but it also takes this sign to an emotional depth that others may never reach.
Pisces is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions, symbolizing duality, and the somewhat opposing forces present within this sign.
Much like the mermaid, Pisces can possess a multi-faceted personality. Sweet and childlike one instance, but wise and discerning the next.
Their amorphous nature can be confusing to some, but also evokes a certain mystery, elusiveness, and otherworldly quality much like the mermaid.
Tidal waves of thanks to Katie Huang, founder of the astrological and crystal healing lifestyle brand Love by Luna, for diving into the mermaid-like qualities of the beloved water signs of the zodiac.
Love by Luna creates products that combine style, practicality, and spirituality that make astrology more accessible as a tool to promote personal growth and healing.
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