World Water Week is celebrated to bring to the forefront the need for addressing the issues and challenges that we face on this planet due to the shortage of available fresh water. While all of us should be committed to the safeguarding of our water element, there are a few signs in the zodiac palette that are governed by this water element and take up this responsibility at an innate level. Find out what they are and how they stand out among the others.
“Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void."— Fabien Cousteau.
Our world consists of 97% of water, out of which clean fresh water that is available to us is less than 1%. That there is a shortage of fresh water for the ever-growing population of the world is no secret. It is in fact a major issue that lacks the awareness that it should have garnered. For that reason, each year World Water Week is observed.
World Water Week is hosted and organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), which is an annual global event for addressing and bringing awareness for the globe’s major water issues. For the past years from 1991 onwards, SIWI has been organizing this special event to now become the world’s leading movement, focused on transforming global water challenges.
The Week attracts participants from more than 130 countries and consists of a broad array of parallel activities convened by leading international organizations on various water-related topics, ranging from food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis.
With the ongoing pandemic and a worldwide lockdown, unfortunately the World Water Week will be celebrated and observed virtually through online mediums. This event will be held in a new digital format so that people across the world can join, regardless of the circumstances. This will make World Water Week broader and more inclusive at a time when international cooperation is needed more than ever.
The 2021 World Water Week will be held as a full scale digital event, taking place on 23-27 August, 2021. The theme of World Water Week 2021 is Building Resilience Faster. This will focus on concrete solutions to the world's greatest water-related challenges, including climate crisis and water scarcity, food security, health, biodiversity, and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The major focus will be on the issue of tackling the challenges of the climate crisis. World Water Week 2021 will contribute by focusing on the role of water and on turning climate risks into engagement.
"Climate, ecosystems, society, and economies interact dynamically and water is often the connector. Embracing multiple water values across sectors and boundaries is vital for responding to shared risks including climate change and the economic recession triggered by Covid-19. Resilience can be enhanced by the use of data and information, ground-truthing, governance, and justice." (SIWI, 2020) Considering how water is an essential part of the environment, find out here, the type of environmentalist you are.
Considering how water is an essential part of the environment, find out here, the type of environmentalist you are.
Now while discussing water as a challenge and resource, it is imminent that we talk about the water element that comprises one of the astrological venues. Our astrological venue comprises four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. All of them are powerful in their own way but here we will bring forth the strength of water signs.
Water has the strength as it stills the wind (air), erodes the land (earth) and quenches fires (fire element). Therefore, there is a need to understand the power of water signs that will bring forth the depth of emotional power of astrology's Water signs.
The three Water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. The Water houses are the fourth, eighth, and twelve houses of the natural zodiac and are known well for being sensitive and sentimental and will cling to people and items for a long duration of time with which their emotional sentiments are attached. They are also fluid, flexible and adaptable just like water elements.
Those born under the Cancer sign are naturally inclined to take care of others and their compassion knows no limits where the natives will do anything to protect the people they love from any external harm. Moon is your personal planet and it rules the emotional world, where they have a deep connection with their feelings that allows them to understand and correlate with the way people feel as their emotions are always flowing like the waves of the oceans. Needless to say, you are sensitive, caring and extremely nurturing just like water.
Those natives who are born with Scorpio placements have the unique ability where no situation or emotion goes unobserved. Your intuition is strong and you are so observant that you can pick up on the truth much faster than others. Scorpios have a natural flair at picking up on every emotion, which is not even expressed. Your personal planet is Mars, planet of initiative. It gives you a deep and intrinsic level of ambition. These signs have intense dreams, visions, and intuition so strong that it’s basically a psychic power. They can see situations happening from a mile away before it actually happens. Scorpio natives can be as calm or as turbulent and intense as their counterpart water sign denotes.
Emotional and creative, they rely on their hearts and gut to make a decision. Logic and reason are second to their feelings—which is how they navigate in the material world. Jupiter, being your personal planet of adventure and expansion, makes it difficult for you to confine yourself in a certain way or surroundings. A Pisces native really wants to be free in self and soul. You are fluid and free and have a mind of your own, just like your water element.
All Water signs in general long for security at all times, which makes sense as they’re protective of their loved ones and themselves. They do everything they can to help the ones they care about, even if it’s at their own expense.
Thus it is important that you should manage stress and also indulge in self-care. Find out the best ideas for self-care for your zodiac sign.