Did you know that the ocean covers over 70% of the planet? It’s our life source and supports every living organism on earth.
The ocean has no urgency but flows consistently and rhythmically. It has done for millions of years! It also teaches us that everything is connected at an energetic level.
Astrologically speaking, the Moon – and to a lesser extent, the Sun – has a profound impact on our oceans. Our tides are generated by the moon’s gravitational pull. These tides ebb and flow, much like our emotions, desires, and feelings. When you get in touch with your soul’s vibration, you can connect to the currents that flow in your life and transform your behavior.
The ocean also demonstrates the importance of letting go of the need to control. Instead, it teaches you to adapt to what comes your way, rather than resisting it. Eventually, you learn to swim, trusting that the ebb and flow of life will support you as you relax into it.
Interpreting water elements in the Zodiac chart:
The 12 zodiac signs are grouped into four elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are all water signs.
Water signs are known for being intuitive, sensitive, compassionate, and nurturing – like the ocean, they run deep. Even if one of your big three (Sun, Moon, and Rising sign) isn’t a water sign, have a look at your Birth Chart, in the astrological app, to see if there are any other water placements. Then you can learn how to work with this energy and balance it when necessary.
Practical ways to balance emotionally:
- Breathe through your emotions: Daily breathwork practices will support your feelings to flow more freely through you.
- Movement: Yoga can release tension and built-up emotion. This looks different for everyone and may even manifest as laughter or anger. Try to resist self-judgment and allow your body to express what it needs to.
- Get support from loved ones: Whether through good conversation or a good hug, connecting with others – and letting them know what you need – will help you to regulate your nervous system.
Just like the ocean, the universe has an energetic current. When we commit to understanding these currents, we can get connected to the flow and expand our soul.