What Sign of the Zodiac is Rain?

“If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes.
When the sun shines they slip into the shade
(When the sun shines down.)
And drink their lemonade.
(When the sun shines down.)
When the sun shines, when the sun shines.
Rain, I don’t mind.
Shine, the weather’s fine.”

John Lennon has been on my mind a lot lately; I wonder what that’s about?

When I was young, I hated the song “Rain” (excerpt of lyrics above) but have come to like it. It’s so Lennon – challenging.

And it’s so accurate. In Ohio we constantly complain about the weather – it’s too hot, too cold, too humid, too something.

Ohio weather is like life – it is what it is – it’s never going to be perfect so you have to find a way to center and live in it or move to sunny Sedona.

Why doesn’t everyone live in sunny Sedona? It’s a nice place to live, now, in the 20th century as we route water to the people who live there. But in its natural state, central and southern Arizona not naturally home to masses of people.

Ohio, with its awful weather, is bordered by rivers and great freshwater lakes. If you were crossing the Bering Strait looking for a place to call home, Ohio would be a great place to bring the clan. It may not be a fun place to plan a picnic, but it’s a great place to survive.

What sign of the zodiac is rain?

There are four elements in Western astrology – fire, earth, air and water. Rain, obviously, is a water sign. But which one?

The three water signs are – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The three states of water are solid, liquid and gas. Let’s look at water by the signs.

Cancer is cardinal water. As such, it initiates and motivates. Cancer is associated with nurturing and mothering so Cancer is the water that feeds the planets, animals and humans. It’s the water in soup and it is your mother’s tears and baby tears too.

Cancer water is nostalgic and cries during happiness or sadness. Your mother’s tears can be suffocating if mother hasn’t good boundaries. Water doesn’t have good boundaries in general as it flows wherever there is a downward slope. Don’t let your water sign friends flow down into the wrong puddles! Cancer is the water that carved the Grand Canyon.

Cancer is the water of the womb, nourishing and “breaking” when you have to emerge into the air. Our bodies are mostly water and Cancer represents the emotional body.

Scorpio is fixed water. As such, it maintains. Fixed water is solid water which means it’s like ice. Ice is cold but also hot at the same time. When you get an ice cube out of the ice tray, be careful not to cut yourself as ice can cut like a knife.

Your Scorpio friends are also hot, cold and sharp. Be careful not to offend them or you will be served ice in winter. Remember that ice killed 1,500 or so people on the Titanic. Icebergs are deceptive, hiding most of their bulk under water.

Ice, of course, is also refreshing and stored ice on the planet is where we will look next for fresh water. As an avid reader of Antarctic tales, I also find ice to be stunning, awesome and beautiful – like Scorpio. The ice covering parts of Antarctica make it pure and disease free (or at least, at one time in history).

Fixed water also is any contained water source (man-made or weather-made). Contained water can become stagnant and breed disease. Don’t let your Scorpio (or any water-sign friend) brood! Water signs love to mope when offended which is just about the worst thing they can do. Moping water signs are like an abandoned pond, a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Pisces is the mutable water sign, the flexible and changing water. As such, Pisces (and Neptune, its ruler) are often associated with fog or foggy (deluded) states.

Fog creates mystique but also conceals. Fog distorts distance. Fog is a cloud in front of you. Fog lives high in the mountains where the air is difficult to breathe. Fog is where monks live.

Pisces is the ocean, a large, undifferentiated body of water, no drop unique. Oceans are also undrinkable to us humans so it’s the source of our life but yet not consumable.

Your Pisces friends are difficult to understand, like fog. They are also expansive like the ocean, able to absorb and filter your raining emotions. But like the ocean, once they take in the rain, they take in all that the rain carries.

The difficulty for Pisces is to keep their own connection to the universe while avoiding the acid rain of others that inevitably falls into their energy through the interactions of daily life.

Pisces cries but the tears are normally for everyone else, all those people who hurt themselves and even those that hurt others. How sad! How pitiful we are as people, our own worst enemies! Pisces cries for humanity.

Rain in the Movies

In the movies, rain often comes with dark nights and stranded strangers. Water signs experience more than the other elements “dark nights of the soul.”

Rain often makes an appearance at the end of love stories, as the lovers realize the mistakes of the past 120 minutes and meet in the rain, purged of their past stupidities and joining wet lips in the soggy rain.

We find rain makes a common appearance in British movies, but that’s probably because it rains a lot there. Or are the British just foggy, rainy people? (England looks like and acts like a Capricorn)

Rain is associated with emotional states, either on the downside or emerging from the downside, being purged and sent back downstream to the ocean.

Rain is feeling. Do we hide from the rain because we want to hide from our feelings?

What sign of the zodiac is rain?

Of all three water signs, Cancer seems the best “ruler” of rain. Rain can make us sleepy and sad sometimes but it’s the stuff of life, necessary for our food supply and our very survival.

Just like mom.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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1 Response to What Sign of the Zodiac is Rain?

  1. Gene says:

    Nice essay.

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