by Anna Ervin
Before I had even the slightest clue what 2020 would hold for us, I was preaching that based on numerology the year would be a four (2+0+2+0=4), which represents foundations. I told everyone I knew that “this will be a year of stability and growth.” I’ve been laughing at myself ever since.
However, as I reflect on the last 12 months, I can’t help but feel that maybe everything that happened to us (or is still currently happening) as both individuals and a collective has forced us to make some necessary shifts in our lives. Maybe some of those shifts have even helped us tear down old structures that no longer serve us and build new foundations that support our future.
I’m in no way trying to make light of what has been a painful year for so many, but I can’t look at challenges (or in some cases, tragedies) without trying to at least learn something from them. So, if 2020 was all about building foundations and finding stability (even in the most unstable circumstances), what does that mean for the coming year?
Numerology would call 2021 a five (2+0+2+1=5), which represents change. Though many of us have faced changes in the previous year, we were simply taking note of the things that no longer serve us, and solidifying the grounds we stand on in preparation for the major shifts that are about to take place.
This year will be a great time to listen to your curiosity and explore new things. Allow yourself to be open to opportunities as you work through the next 12 months. Change can be scary but trying to avoid it only prolongs the drama. Learn to embrace new beginnings and give yourself room to grow.
I don’t know about you, but this past year has shown me that I’m a lot more resilient than I used to think. I think that finding that confidence in myself to try new things without fear of failure was a huge part of the foundation that will carry me into whatever lies ahead. What did you learn about yourself this year? What foundations are you building to support your goals for the future?
Numerology is an ancient belief that numbers can have a divinatory influence over who we are and the things that happen in our lives. The study closely examines the effects numbers have on people and events. You can find out your life path number, or the number for any specific date by adding the day, month and year together, than reducing that number to a single digit.
Ex: if the date is 04/20/2021, 04+20+2021=2045 | 2+0+4+5=11 | 1+1=2. You can find more information about the meaning of each number on numerology.com