Message for 2021
Have you ever had a moment of surreal wonderment? A moment when time seemed to pause, allowing peace to rise up and embrace the soul? Whilst writing these forecasts, I found myself looking out of the window to see the rain falling as the sun shone brightly. In itself, not that unusual, but it became surreal when I looked out of the other window in the same room to see no rain! It was as though I was in-between worlds, on the edge of a cloud, and, in that moment, I was neither here nor there. Such moments often make us pause and reflect on the bigger picture, helping us to look beyond the four walls of our everyday lives to see the magic and wonder of the world in which we live. This so often gets buried under layers of things to do, people to see and ‘to do’ lists to tick off that we lose sight of the simpler things in life which are actually some of the most important things in life.
It would be easy to write this with a strong focus on the events of 2020 and whilst it was quite a surreal year, it seems important not to focus on what the year took from us (collectively and individually) but to what it gave us. Looking backwards serves a purpose as it can help us to consolidate experiences and evolve, yet it’s also important not to get lost in the past as life is ahead of us. There is no doubt that, for most of us, 2020 turned life upside down and shook it all about. Priorities have shifted as we have realised just how out of sync we have become with living a full and enriching life. Success isn’t measured by money in the bank, the square footage of a house or the label of clothes, it’s more about how we live and cultivating a sense of well-being, joy and peace.
2021 looks set to be a year for some profound and far-reaching spiritual awakening as we each begin to reset the equilibrium in our lives as we turn towards our true priorities. It looks set to be a year of newly evolving ideas and philosophies on unity and harmony; focusing more on the things that bring us together rather than on the things that divide us.
We each create ripples in the ocean of life. Every choice, thought, decision and action (and non-action) creates ripples which then magnify and come together to create a complex and infinite pattern of ripples reaching far and wide. Yet how many of us pause to watch the ripples? How many of us even notice the presence of the ripples in the first place? In this busy-busy 24/7 interconnected world, many have lost touch with the quiet moments preferring to be constantly wired into news, social media, emails and technology. It’s as though many of us have lost the ability to be still and to connect (and become One) with the universe, from watching the trees swaying in the breeze, listening to the bird song or gazing at the stars in the night sky.
Living in such a disconnected way has left many of us alone, fragile, anxious and confused as the ripples that should connect us become barriers and dams; we can become entombed by pain and engulfed with angst. Unless we flow with life then life cannot flow with us, and when we pause to see the magnificence of life, we begin to realise just how shut down our senses have become because we have become lost in the need to do more, be more, see more and achieve more.
It’s a tendency to begin each year with a wave of hope and optimism for a year better than the last, and we aspire to ‘fix’ everything we believe is holding us back so we can become free to live the lives we were born to live. Maybe this is why we end the year feeling disappointed, disconnected and discombobulated as we spend so much time trying to understand, fix, heal or resist the ripples of change? Of course, we know that change is inevitable, but we often think we can outwit this reality! We resist because that’s part of being human but there is also a need to know when to surrender and let go. It takes wisdom, courage and belief to know the difference, but the more we take the time to pause, connect and breathe deeply, the more our intuition is able to guide us.
It would be easy to overthink all of this and to become stuck in yet more ruts of confusion, however it seems time now to let go a little in order to stop over-complicating and over-thinking everything in order to give our inner selves the space to breathe and illuminate the path ahead. 2021 looks set to be a year where each of us begins to wholeheartedly reconnect to a truer sense of purpose as we step beyond the obstacles and realise the importance of compassion and self-compassion.
Just like that surreal moment mentioned above with the rain, there is a sense that each of us is now standing in an ‘in-between’ time, a time of chaotic energies but also a time of deepening peace and wisdom. The fractures may continue to deepen but begin to heal at the same time and each of us can see the bigger picture that connects the whole ocean of ripples of decisions, choices and actions. In a way it’s akin to a mass awakening.
The months ahead ask each of us to shed more clutter and detritus on every level of our lives and to connect more wholeheartedly to the things that are truly important. In essence, the more we connect, the more compassion flows and the more we become, both individually, and collectively. In those times when we feel at the epicentre of the storm, alone and cold, know that we are never truly alone and know that we each have the courage, resilience and strength to keep going. If we feel broken or depleted, reach out, seek help and know others are holding us close in their hearts and souls. The less we resist the ebb and flow of the changes in life, the more we find peace with the natural rhythm of life.
The year ahead looks set to be shaped and defined by our willingness to find peace with the uncertain and unknowable nature of life; 2021 looks set to be a year of travelling with the ripples of the ocean of life. It’s a year for expanding our boundaries and exploring new terrain in our hearts and in our souls. It’s a year to wholeheartedly declare what we truly want in life, to let go of all of those reasons we find ‘not to’ and to have the courage to embrace our dreams. It’s a year for living consciously, for breathing deeply and for making the most of every single moment.
I wish you a bright, happy, healthy and joyful year ahead.
The concept of creating more space in your life looks set to continue throughout 2021 as you gain some fresh perspective when it comes to your true priorities. For a long time now you have felt as though you have been caught in the starting blocks, ready to sprint off towards pastures new, but being held back by life events or a feeling of being cluttered by things to do, people to see and places to go. It’s as though you have wanted to breathe deeply, but life has simply been too busy and chaotic, and you have felt a strong sense of burden which has been overwhelming at times. You have become caught up in the hamster wheel of everyday life and this has taken you away from your intuitive and creative side but this part of your nature is calling you now and asking you to re-set the agenda for the year ahead.
It first seems important to acknowledge where you are now and to become more conscious of the present moment. After all, every destination has a start and an end point, but unless you know where you are, how can you move anywhere? Once you can feel yourself more rooted in time and space, it’s then time for you to acknowledge to yourself why you do the things that you do, why you often prefer to be distracted by being busy and why it’s time to finally declare what you truly want in your life. True strength and wisdom come from acknowledging all aspects of your nature, including those parts of yourself that you prefer to forget! Just know that being truly happy is within your grasp and it comes from first loving and honouring yourself. The magic is already within you and the time has come to set it free…
2020 was a year for letting go and breathing deeply into life, and 2021 looks set to continue this theme in earnest as you find new ways of living and being that both enrich and enliven you. For a while now you have been moving through life by ‘the seat of your pants’, taking each day as it comes and riding the ebb and flow with courage and conviction. Of course, in truth, there is no other way to live as no one can know what lies around the next corner so grabbing hold of life and living it well allows you to follow your own lead and go ‘off road’ in order to evolve, flourish and thrive. Yet, despite this sense of carefree abandon, there is still a part of you longing for the instruction manual of life to appear and show you the way forward as you so want to get life ‘right’ and find out how to live the best life possible.
Even though you intuitively know that there is no such thing as getting life ‘right’, as life, by its very nature, is fluid, changing and shifting, and no two people are the same, so ‘right’ is more about how you feel, not about what you do. So, the time has come for you to start connecting more deeply to your phenomenal intuition in order to feel your way forwards and to let go of the desire to get life ‘right’ and to instead focus on living your life well and on immersing yourself in the magic and wonder of your plethora of talents and gifts. This is your life, so don’t forget to do what feels right for you. Admittedly, it’s not easy to follow your own lead, but believe in yourself and know that you absolutely have what it takes to shine brightly…
Life is often a somewhat bewildering and confusing bundle of ‘what if’s’, ‘if only’s’, ought’s, must’s, should’s and should not’s. When you gaze back over your life you can see how these have shaped and defined your existence. Whilst this could be said for everyone, there is a sense that this collection of ‘rules’ have weighed heavily on you at times as you have tried to be everything to everyone around you and often denied your own sense of self as a result. Of course, it’s only natural to want to fit in, to feel ‘normal’ and to be one of the flock, but intuitively you know that you are unique, and however hard you’ve tried, you cannot forget this. At times you have pushed your uniqueness and your gifts away as you’ve tried so hard to be like everyone else, but you’re not like anyone else, you’re you. End of story!
2021 looks set to be a year for you to celebrate your uniqueness, your gifts and your talents. It’s a year to realise that life isn’t just about making sense of why things are the way they are, but it’s also about finding wisdom and strength from living in the moment and consciously riding the ebb and flow. Although there are times when you feel lost and unsure where you’re heading or why, take a breath and re-focus as your soul will guide you. This is a year to fan your inner flames and let them illuminate your creativity and spirituality. The key to recapturing the fire within is to be conscious in the present moment and to step beyond the hefty rulebook of ought’s and must’s that you’ve created over the years. You’re ready now to live the life you intuitively know you were born to live; it’s time to fire up your creative juices and to have the confidence to believe in yourself…
You’ve spent a great deal of your life finding reasons ‘not to’ when it comes to embracing your dreams or honouring your true priorities. You have injected a great deal of time and effort towards keeping on keeping on, working hard and getting from one day to the next. Whilst you have achieved a great deal, there is a sense of lack when it comes to your soul feeling that warm fuzzy sense of inner contentment. In many ways, you have been focusing on the nuts and bolts of doing everything that needs to be done, but you’ve forgotten about the bigger picture of your life. Of course, you still have a great many things to do on your life ‘to do’ list, but do you have to wait until that list is completed before you find contentment and joy? Surely there will always be more things to do or achieve? At the same time, by focusing on the things you haven’t yet done or on the things you haven’t yet achieved doesn’t this create a measuring stick of lack in your life? What about all the things you have done and have achieved?
It seems time now to shift your focus away from finding reasons ‘not to’ and instead either acknowledging that it’s your choice ‘not to’ and letting it go, or to find new ways to achieve your dreams? In other words, own your choices and move on! 2021 looks set to be a year for you to explore new terrain on all levels of your life as you shift your focus towards living the best life you can possibly live in the here and now. The more willing you are to own your choices (even those when you choose not to choose), the more you will begin to feel centred and empowered enabling you to travel through life more consciously than ever before...
As you gaze back at the year now behind you there is a big list of achievements to tick off from the great ‘to do list’ of your life. Despite setbacks and challenges, you have worked hard and done your best to keep your life moving forward in positive ways. Yet, when you look more closely at the list, you can’t help but feel frustrated that just as soon as you tick off one item, another one appears! The list just keeps on growing! Of course, this is an inevitable part of life as you keep growing, changing and evolving with each passing day so the list is bound to expand. So, instead of feeling frustrated that the list keeps on growing, try to see it as a reason to celebrate your ever-evolving nature. If you’re honest with yourself, you’d be bored in no time if you no longer had goals to strive towards. Maybe a couple of weeks of doing nothing would be fun, but you would soon be chomping at the bit, getting restless, looking for things to do.
Your essence is vibrant, creative and effervescent and, when it boils down to it, you’re simply neither willing nor ready to give up that list no matter how frustrated it makes you at times. You have never been one to sit still for long as you thrive on forward movement and love the spontaneity of change. 2021 looks set to be a year for you to reach deeply into your heart and soul to celebrate everything you have done and everything you have yet to do as you realise the joy of embracing life wholeheartedly with passion, courage and self-belief. Whilst you may still have times when you doubt yourself, take a deep breath, reconnect to the fire burning brightly within your heart and soul, and let this illuminate your life from the inside, out...
2021 looks set to be a year of renewed energy and focus as you take a fresh look at the life you’ve been living and begin to make some far-reaching changes. In many ways you have been treading water for quite some time, keeping on keeping on, but feeling somewhat entrenched in the pedestrian nature of your everyday life. This has made it hard for you to thrive or blossom, and you have disconnected from your creativity as a result. It’s important to remember that you are at the helm of the big ship of your life, and whilst the currents will often carry you adrift or you find yourself navigating stormy seas, you still have the maps, compass and GPS to guide you. In other words, it’s important not to forget how multi-skilled and multi-talented you are at finding your way through whatever life throws at you. You are also wise enough to know that no matter how many maps you have, there will always be times that your little ship is blown off course; this isn’t because you’ve done anything wrong, it’s just a part of being human.
Of course, not all of the changing currents or choppy seas are challenges as some of them are new opportunities or new avenues to explore. As with any kind of journey, it helps to have a clear vision of your chosen destination as this enables you to channel your energies towards your goals. Whilst you have a good sense as to your destination, the details seem a little more hazy as you have become quite distracted by life events so it’s time now to re-focus in order to re-shape and re-define exactly what it is you’re seeking in life. What lights up your soul? What inspires you? Be bold, be brave and up anchor towards pastures new…
When you look back at 2020, there is a kind of ‘blink and you’ve missed it’ feel as, in many ways, your life has been on fast-forward. You have faced wave upon wave of change, and you’ve found yourself having to adapt to a continually shifting and moving environment. There have been times when you’ve not been sure if you’re coming, going or lost somewhere in between! Of course, this is often the case as life continually ebbs and flows, but there is a sense that the energy has been rather more wild and chaotic than even you’re used to! You’ve had little chance to pause, reflect and process the changes you’ve faced as the waves kept on coming. As a result, you sometimes felt like a piece of driftwood in a stormy sea and other times you felt the full force of the waves crashing in on the rocky shoreline of your soul. Yet, it’s important to remember that you have had the courage, wisdom and strength to navigate your way through even the wildest of storms as your soul is like a lighthouse, guiding you forward and nudging you in the right direction.
Your inner lighthouse is a precious gift representing your tenacity, innovation and creativity, but you do need to nurture these gifts as they cannot thrive if ignored or disregarded. It’s therefore important for you to take some time now to re-centre and re-focus in order to connect more consciously to your equilibrium. Make the most of the quiet times as you still have much to achieve during 2021; this isn’t a time in your life to gently meander, it’s a life to master the art of surfing those waves with courage and conviction. It’s exciting, tantalising and liberating, as this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to re-shape and re-define your life on so many different levels…
As is customary for you, you often spend at least a little bit of time looking back over the previous year before you fully engage with the year ahead of you. It’s a kind of reckoning moment where you think about the things you’ve achieved, the things you might have done differently, as well as those inevitable things you might not have done at all given the benefit of hindsight. 2020 was quite a year for you as you reconnected to your inner fizz and sparkle in a quest to re-discover your essence and gifts. The results took you a little by surprise though as the effervescent fizz flooded out like a shaken champagne bottle. The cork flew off into the stratosphere leaving you feeling an almost uncontrollable surge of creativity, new ideas and insights. So, looking back you may feel like you’re skidding into slow motion after a chaotic rush of a year. Yet, amongst the busy-ness, there were moments of stillness that were so insightful they took your breath away bringing you a deeper sense of your true priorities in life. In a way, it was only by being so busy and chaotic that you were able to notice the stark contrast of the stillness which enabled you to pause, reflect and process the experience. These precious moments have been (and continue to be) opportunities to flourish and thrive, and to reset the balance of your life.
On a deeper, spiritual level, you seem ready now to reach even further into your heart and soul in order to open up to a new way of living and being. Things that once seemed so important now seem to be fading away as new priorities surface. You simply aren’t the same person stepping into 2021 that you were a year ago; you have evolved, blossomed and grown into a much wiser, stronger and more connected soul...
Over the past year, you have often been on fast forward as you have been busy with things to do, places to go, people to see and things to achieve. Yet, despite this sea of busy-ness, there has also been a profound sense of inertia as though you have moments when you become frozen in time and unable to move at all. With such contrasting experiences, in some ways it’s felt as though you have lurched through the year where you have had times of rush and times of pause that have felt so profound, they have left you pondering the true meaning of life. Such contrasting experiences have culminated in a year that seems difficult to quantify or fully understand; you almost seem lost in between the moments, not quite sure where you’ve been, where you’re going or where you are.
Yet, despite the bewilderment, there is also a sense of clarity rising up from deep within you – your inner knowing. Your inner knowing is always with you as it’s a part of you, but it’s often an aspect of yourself that you seem to disregard as you can find it hard to fully trust your inner wisdom. This stems from a core level lack of self-belief where you doubt yourself too much; you have spent a great deal of your life striving to reach that pedestal you placed up so high some years ago. That pedestal represents the pinnacle of your goals and aspirations; yet, you keep raising the bar, setting more goals or avoiding embracing your gifts so it’s no surprise that the pedestal stays up out of reach! It’s time to stop! Love who you are now and know that you are already more than enough to sit on that pedestal and to swing your legs with glee. It’s time to believe in yourself wholeheartedly…
2021 looks set to be a year of reinvention for you as you consolidate the many different facets of your life experiences into one, more cohesive, whole. 2020 was an unquestionably busy year for you and when you gaze back at your many different experiences and then add them together they almost seem too big to fit into the year marked ‘2020’! This has understandably left you feeling somewhat dazed and confused as it’s hard to get a sense of the bigger picture when the finer details don’t seem to add up. Yet, intuitively you know that whilst this doesn’t make sense, the more you try to understand this dynamic, the more confused you will become because there are a great many things in life that just don’t make sense! Despite the seemingly impossible nature of 2020, you now find yourself standing on the cusp of a new year and a new horizon. Whilst understanding the past is helpful you are acutely aware that you need to look forward as your future is ahead of you, not behind you.
It seems clear that you are not the same person you were a year ago, your experiences have etched and carved out a new way of living and being that feels lighter, brighter and somehow more expansive. This feels both exciting and liberating, but the realist in you still errs on the side of cautious optimism, not wanting to dive head-first into this wave of new adventure. Of course this is understandable, but it seems important to accept that by not diving in, you are possibly denying yourself an opportunity to live a more enriching life? Life carries no guarantees, but you seem ready now to have the courage of your convictions and to wholeheartedly embrace the life you intuitively know you were born to live. It’s your time to shine brightly…
2021 looks set to be a year of spontaneity, freedom, adventure and new beginnings as wave upon wave of possibilities and potential come soaring through your life. Soaring feels like an apt description as the pace feels fast and a little furious at times, nothing you can’t handle, but it’s good to be prepared! You have been on the cusp of a new chapter of your life for quite some time now, waiting for the right moment to step forward in order to grab the pen and start writing. You have been patient, but you are now more than ready to step towards pastures new. In many ways, this shift is more internal than external; an awakening of your heart and soul. Yet, as with all things, inner shifts create outer shifts and so it would be wise to expect to see some changes in your life over the weeks and months ahead. It’s important to remember that you are not a powerless pawn in all of this as you have the capacity and the wisdom to shape and define the flavour of what’s to come. Having a clearer sense of your goals and dreams would help, as would knowing what you don’t want as well.
Although you long for freedom and adventure, you are also quite comfortable with keeping on keeping on as it’s become your ‘normal’ So, you might find yourself resisting change. It would therefore be wise to ask yourself what you truly want from life and whether you are truly ready to embrace a ‘new chapter’. Obviously this chapter of change is coming anyway, but the relationship you create with it will set the tone for what’s to come. Just remember that possibilities become possibilities only when you allow them to become so. Open up your heart and soul, and let your inner light shine…
Knowing yourself and being yourself look set to grab centre stage throughout the year ahead as you begin to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to the things/people in your life that nourish you and those that don’t. Of course, it’s not always easy to deal with the people that deplete you as they are often deeply entwined in your life, however you can change the way you deal with the dynamic and this seems key now in order for you to establish a new equilibrium. You have grown weary of the complexities of twenty-first century living and long for a simpler, but more fulfilling way of life. Knowing yourself and being yourself are at the heart of this as how can you find fulfilment without them? Yet, this is easier said than done with a fluid soul like you, as knowing yourself can feel so nebulous and out of reach, but unless you know yourself, how can you be yourself?
Yet, your nebulousness is something of a smokescreen as underneath the haze you are one of the strongest people around! It’s easy to buy into the watery, fluid nature of Pisces as it means you can drift with the currents of life, but in reality you are the creator of the currents! So, this coming year is a time for you to take ownership of your gifts and to realise that you have far more wiggle room to create change than you give yourself credit for. Change isn’t easy but you intuitively know it’s time as you need some breathing space, some quiet time and some creative opportunities. It’s time for you to become more acquainted with your true essence, to feel your inner power and to own your gifts. This is an opportunity to re-shape and re-define your life from the inside, out. Take a deep breath and explore your phenomenal potential…
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