The Water Element represents death and rebirth, the seed of potential laying dormant in the frozen ground. Its season is winter and the cold associated with it. Water itself takes shape of whatever container holds it and flows through a path of least resistance. It can be seen as a calm lake, a rushing river, a towering waterfall, a vast ocean with crashing waves and a deep abyss, or something as simple and delicate as a snowflake. Fear is its emotion and wisdom is its virtue. With wisdom and knowledge, we can conquer that which makes us fearful.