Saturday, January 2, 2021

2021 is a 5 Year. What does that mean?

In numerology, 2021 will be a 5 year. What does that mean? Numerology works in cycles of 1-9 because 10 is a 1 again. Essentially we go through a growth cycle that occurs every decade. Each decade defines another chapter in our life story.

So some perspective will help us see more clearly. Last year, 2020, was a 4 year. The number 4 is about our foundations. Example? Most of the buildings in our culture are built on square or rectangular foundations. So metaphorically, this was a year that literally shook us to our foundations. The foundations of our society were tested in a number of ways. Going into the year, we knew that there would be some important changes coming up, but who knew that would include basic ideas about our health care system, system of food production and distribution, education system, the value of our social network or changing that, and finding ways to keep the economy moving when various governments ordered a wide array of businesses to close in order to slow down the spread of the virus?

So that presented new challenges to us. Many of us were forced to restructure our businesses. Some people were not able to find a way to restructure and so they closed permanently. These changes are persisting into 2021, a 5 year.

5 is all about challenges, opportunities, problem solving, overcoming obstacles, and passing these tests to be able to rise to a higher level, both in terms of our increased satisfaction emanating from our sense of accomplishment plus a higher level of consciousness that we achieve by gaining new skills and new knowledge. A critically important factor in how things go for us will depend on whether we are optimistic or pessimistic in our view. Remember that where our thoughts go, our energy goes.

View all this as a process of evolution, that our numbers are insightful indicators of the underlying energies we are living with at this time.

2021 challenges us and tests us to find a way to keep going, while our survival instincts are being sharpened in the process. As a result, some of us have had to keep our business going by doing it differently, others lost the job they started the year with and although many are still struggling to either reopen their business or find a new one, some people have found a different way to earn a living and are happier with their new work.

Other people have experienced this as a time to leave a relationship that has been not going well if they are not able to change the parts that are not working. When the parts that are not working are our partner, not necessarily referring to being out of work, but rather, some of the deficient behavior we put up with when money was flowing smoothly is no longer acceptable, people are deciding that ending that relationship in order to open up to a better relationship may have been triggered by the economics, changing our relationship may lead to a situation where we not only find that our relationship evolves into one of a higher consciousness and greater emotional balance, which in turn, can help us create a better foundation in our personal lives.

Events of this past year have also caused us to consider what are the spiritual values that need adjusting. Greater clarity about what we value, what we believe to be important, which may prompt us to take up new spiritual practices, new hobbies or activities that reflect those changes of heart that we experience. Changes of heart can stimulate a change in our religion or politics, but also in daily at home matters as well. Look at how many people rediscovered the joys of gardening, baking, cooking or preserving food as ways of adapting useful skills that they may very well continue. Others did a lot of home remodeling or home repairs to either make it more comfortable and nurturing and also to rearrange it to accommodate business changes, such as a new work space.

The image below is the number 5 card from the major arcana of Ciro Marchetti's Tarot of Dreams. He changed the name of the card from the Heirophant to Faith. This is our card for the year. It is not about any one religion. You can see in his design that he has included the symbols of a variety of the world's religions, so it is not about promoting any one religion, but rather addressing our need to address our spiritual nature. Think about faith not only being about spiritual practices, but also about having faith in ourselves to advance in life in important ways. We can be holy in our daily practices with other people, our business, our activities, hobbies and fitness. For many, having confidence to proceed is the step that comes before all others.

Some of us may have difficulties with these challenges and need to go back to our foundation level to rebuild, while others will grasp and adapt and break through to a happier level where we find success through teamwork and relationships. 5 is the midpoint where we have the opportunity to forge our new direction and the new level at which we will operate.


During this 5 year, here are two other aspects of 5 that will help keep us on track, the Five Elements and Five Senses.

We have 5 ways of knowing things through our senses. When we are making changes, what do our senses tell us? Do we get confirmation of our choices through the appeal we find in our senses? How does a situation look to us, feel to us, taste, smell or sound?

When we look at the elements, how do the changes resonate with us through earth, fire, water, air and spirit?

Earth is our sense of touch, which is also our grounding, centeredness, solid feel to our situation or progress?

Does it fit our vision for what we want to create in life? Does it contain the energy of inspiration or passion?

How does it satisfy us emotionally? Do we feel that we are with the best partners in our business or personal relations?

What new knowledge or wisdom are we applying? Have we learned something important that is causing us to change?

Spiritually, do we feel truly aligned with the goals and tasks we are pursuing?

So we all possess the faculties to awaken and grow and we can use these to guide us. Sometimes it is a matter of urgency that is the catalyst, and sometimes it is a slow dawning of a recognition that we consciously decide to pursue? Do we just need encouragement to get on with what's next? Or do we need some fresh insight to illuminate our path?

Let us make the most of our 5 year to elevate our thoughts and actions to make good use of our energies, to overcome challenges and change our lives for the better in these challenging times.

Let this be a year of breakthrough and brilliance. Let us seek ways to not only survive, but thrive!

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