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I have a friend that is really into to horoscopes.  She explained to me that in astrology, there are four elements, fire, air, earth and water. These were and are believed to correspond to four basic psychological temperaments.  You can determine your zodiac sign by your birthday and depending on your sign you will fall into one of the four element categories.  So of course I need to know what this means.  Who am I according to zodiac land?

Sooo, I did some research and according to http://horoscope.xaapa.com/:
The Element of Water is associated with the Signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, and it also rules the Fourth, Eighth and Twelfth Houses (what ever that is supposed to mean).  Water Signs are intuitive, sensitive and feel more intensely than the rest.  They are emotional and nurturing and, like a river, run deep.  How things feel is what matters to these folks, and they base their actions on sense, rather than on logic or intellect.  Water is also about compassion and understanding, since the receptive talents of these individuals are remarkably high.  Water Sign people can take in the feelings of others, process them, and put forth a plan or solution that will be conscientious to all.  Those graced by Water love to take their sense of the world and translate it into the artistic.  They desire aesthetic beauty — and for everyone to be happy as a result of that beauty.  Much like still water can become stagnant, however, an inactive Water Sign person is not a Water Sign person at their best.  Water Signs feel most fulfilled when they are helping others, and they do so in an enchanting, considerate and even romantic way.  The flip side of this dreamy Water world is the tendency of these individuals to brood.  Water Signs are susceptible to mood swings, and, at their worst, they could become self-indulgent, controlling and hostage to a fantasy world.  This also brings up the ability of these folks to see things more clearly than others.  Water Signs are emotional, empathetic, receptive and feel things deeply.  Alternately calm like the sea or possessing the force of a torrential rain, the emotions brought forth by this Element are plentiful, indeed. 

It fit the bill for the most part.  They forgot to mention slightly self centered at times but I am fine with them leaving that part out. 

The reason I bring all of this up is because, I helped my mother-in-law paint a mural on her wall to make her house feel like the ocean.  She said to me, that she is a "water-girl," and that made me wonder if she the same element sign as me.  She isn't, as far as I know, which isn't much about horoscopes.  She falls short of being a water sign by two days.  But she is spot on with the personality test.  She is compassionate, understanding, and filled with emotion.  Ive never seen her be controlling or moody, however, all the other things where right on the money. 

So is she a "water-girl?"  Could the stars be wrong?  Yes, or at least the people reading them are.  She is definitely a water-girl.  And kudos to her, for knowing exactly who she is without reading a silly horoscope for self evaluation like I did.