The water element represents winter — which is something that we all cycle through throughout time in our lives. It is the element which represents our dark night of the soul, our need to control and our inability to just trust and flow.
When we are in a state of fear, it is almost certainly our Water element that is imbalanced. Water is our innate wisdom.
When we were born we had an inner knowing, an intuition which guided us through life. It is still there in all of us, underneath our thinking that it isn’t. We forget over time that we were born with this water energy, as we lose trust in the world and begin to fear things.