The year in 2020

Awaken. Embrace the possibilities. Be open.


Expect the unexpected. The world is a rollercoaster: well be taken in directions we may have never imagined. Appreciate the fresh perspective. Stay in the moment.


The keyword for 2020 is ‘awaken’. As 20 translates as The Awakening, 2020 is a double dose. Last year exposed cracks in the veneer on numerous surfaces. This year we get to face up to these cracks, and it’s destined to be a bumpy ride, something akin to a rollercoaster. As is so often the case, we only wake up in times of crisis. How we approach the rollercoaster is obviously a matter of choice: we can close our eyes and pretend it’s not happening or we can stay alert and prepare ourselves for the possibilities and take advantage of them. The year 2020 reduces to the number 4, which resonates to Aquarius, which embodies freedom; stretching the mind; developing an understanding; and seeking both knowledge and vision.


We do face some major decisions, and although we may be tempted to rebel and ignore them, it is wiser — and less costly down the track — to recognise them and act. We must learn to accept that some roads have outlived their usefulness. It may be uncomfortable, but we are being asked to delve deeper and better understand how things are now in the world. It is time to learn why — to seek true knowledge — rather than rely on belief and faith.


Expect to be faced with information and perspectives from leftfield; with ideas that will intrigue and fascinate; and with experiences from different worlds. Learn from these influences; above all, it is best to allow ourselves to entertain fresh ways of seeing. The profound shifts in awareness swelling to the surface are for our growth and benefit over the longer term.


As inner feelings come to the surface, our need for intimate understanding comes to the fore; don’t neglect this part of life.


The year 2020 is not typically a materialistic time. Which means finances should be managed wisely — on every level from personal circumstances to national governments and international institutions. There will be fluctuations; some of which may be wild. There will be obstacles — face them. These are uncertain times, and how we respond will affect how well we set ourselves up for the transition of 2021.


Be patient. We are being shaken from our collective slumber. Parts of life that have been stagnant, in the cold clear light of day, will be challenged. Break free from complacency and from imposed constraints.

The year favours invention, social movements and causes, the unusual, the off-beat, the path less travelled, the visionary, pioneering spirit, adventure, quality over quantity. The year also pushes occupations such as aviation, communications (radio, television), science, psychology and psychiatry to the forefront. 


FOODS+HERBS: spinach, sage, wintergreen


COLOURS for 2020: electric blue, cobalt blue, silver grey, ocean green

JEWELS/STONES for 2020: sapphire, quartz, a blend of azurite and malachite


This year favours Aquarians and those born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd and 31st of any month. They can make their presence felt more effectively in the world.


NOTE: How you engage the world and what role you play in 2020 will be influenced by your personal year’s interplay with the ‘4’ energy of 2020 (refer to your personal year). As with all yearly reads, this is necessarily general and the focus is on us as a global community. 


Readings for 2012-2019

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