As galactic gambler Jupiter rolls the dice on the zodiac’s Water Bearer and Fish, we may become more enterprising about H2O. Currently, investors are looking to water as a viable commodity, much like oil or gold. It’s a matter of supply and demand.
Although 70% of the Earth is covered in water, 97% of it is saltwater, which cannot be utilized for much without treatment and processing. Pollution, rapid industrialization, the agricultural industry, the growing population—all of these contribute to an even greater scarcity of clean fresh water. United Nations projections predict that nearly half of the world’s population will live in highly water-stressed areas by 2030.
Will water barons become the new Rockefellers? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, enterprising Jupiter may pave the way for radical developments in desalination, the process of extracting the harmful hypersaline brines to create safe drinking water. Current iterations of this treatment tend to be both expensive and environmentally harmful.
But in the past year, researchers have been refining their processes: A team of engineers at Columbia University led by Ngai Yin Yip created TSSE (Temperature Swing Solvent Extraction), a separation method that doesn’t require costly, high-impact evaporation. We anticipate more developments from labs in 2021.
So, it’s looking like this summer is gonna be intense all over again. With roll-the-dice Jupiter in unpredictable Pisces, our advice is this: Brace yourself for surprises, especially ones that emerge from left field. Continue to take pandemic precautions, whether you’re vaccinated or not. Look deeper into anything you hold as “true” rather than accepting what you hear at face value.
And do make time for Pisces pursuits of art, creativity, and “going with the flow” whenever you can. Even if the world seems to be falling apart, find a way to connect to that divine channel within yourself and to tap into your greater link to the oneness of the infinite universe.
Portions of this post were excerpted from The AstroTwins’ 2021 Horoscope Guide.