How is your lover energy showing up in your life? Are you expressing and receiving love from self and others? Are you feeling emotionally stuck? Are you feeling much at all?dry? overly detached?
Or is it the opposite; are you overly-attached to particular people or things? Is your love overly showering or drowning anyone in your life?
Simply put, is your lover energy completely off-line, over the line, or in harmony? If not in harmony, might there be any historical pain or patterns getting in the way?
Lover Energy is associated to the east and represents opportunities for new beginnings; just as the sun continually rises in the east to bring us a new day. How you greet each new day may give you some hint as to what your lover/water energy is up to (or not up to).
EARTH & THE FEMININE
It should be noted that the archetypal energy of The Feminine -though emphasized more on the Earth Element page- is also associated to the Water element (and Kapha Dosha: the combination of water and earth in Ayurveda). Water also controls Fire; the element that is associated to the masculine. In other words, as water can cool and thus control fire, feminine energies can also cool / control masculine energies.
Regardless of gender, even in same sex relationships masculine and feminine energies will be at play. But it is the feminine water quality of "connection" that brings depth to a relationship. The Lover, like the philosopher, will not thrive, nor even be content with the shallow ...though The Masculine, whose Lover energies are completely offline, may seem perfectly content. In this case one must discern if their feminine / lover qualities can awaken the lover (and perhaps even the philosopher) within the masculine, or if it is worth the effort; of if they can fool themselves into believing that they can be content with the shallow.