Captain, can you give me a general reading?
I come back every year and ask for a general reading for 2021. You’ve always given me great insight.
Along with the general reading, would you be able to see if there would be a growing family? My husband and I are hoping to start our family this year.
I would be surprised if you have a baby this year as this is your 'me' year, your time to sort out your own life and independently decide what you want to do with it. 2022 seems more likely for the birth of a child or a pregnancy. 2021 for you can be a new beginning, a whole new chapter of your life. And you will need to approach it this way. Put old ways, attitudes and past failures or disappointments behind you now and start afresh with a clean slate. The year ahead will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone, and new opportunities - particularly related to career, social life, and creativity - will emerge. You may at times feel called to stand on your own this year, and your creativity and inventiveness will be at their peak. You will need to revise your current job or study course and decide if it makes you happy or whether it needs some improvement or even a complete change. The same goes for your personal life - now is the time to find new, more compatible companions. It can be a somewhat lonely year with the feeling that a lot rests on your shoulders and only you can get it done - without help from others. And that’s true. Yet remember, there’s a difference between solitary pursuits based in healthy independence and being alone. Independence is your mantra. But you must believe you can succeed and begin over this year, no matter what the last few years have been like. 2021 is going to be devoted to achievement in the material world and reaching your goals through organization, creativity, and endurance. Get ready for a high-intensity year. Watch, however, for impulsiveness and rash emotionally-driven decision making in 2021. Don’t waste it with frivolous activities or useless relationships. This is a year of action and a time to follow opportunities that will come your way. You will likely feel a sense of renewed energy at this time. It is OK to be a little selfish and self-involved in 2021. Take some time for introspection and self-discovery, as it will add to your clarity and sense of direction. This is definitely a time to have courage, make plans, and avoid indecision. It is a time of work, as you are laying new foundations, and opening up to new opportunities. Avoid being impulsive or headstrong as I said, yet be willing to change for the sake of your own personal progress and happiness. This is an auspicious time to begin new relationships and make new connections for personal or business reasons.
This is a year for you of initiation and potential achievement. It holds more unambiguity than last year and is the start of a new cycle for you. It’s time to plant the seeds for what you want to see grow and mature during the next few years. The seeds you plant in 2021, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you will be busier than ever and you will tend to focus on your own activities and your needs. Yet you will still be outgoing and your initiative will be stronger than ever now. This is the year to begin with as much of a clean slate as you possibly can. If any unfinished business is left over from the transitional last year, those “loose ends” will need to be concluded before you can fully engage in the magic of the initiating energy of the year. You’ll be challenged with stepping into your individuality and fully manifesting your independence. The more you can connect with the unique off-the-beaten path aspects of yourself, the more successful you’ll be. Know there will be failures, yet the year’s designed to teach you some accelerated lessons in self-esteem, trusting yourself, and trusting your creativity. 2021 can be a career-driven time where you’ll be challenged to make substantial advances in this arena of your life. It is a rather hard-driving time where you’ll be working intensely on getting all your little ducks in a row and following up with action, action, and more action. Though this is a time when relationships can flourish, still they will often take a back seat to other matters - particularly career advancement. The theme for you and relationships resides in finding your sense of independence and individuality within your relationships in a balanced and healthy way. It’s a year where you’ll be met with opportunities to define and create your independence on all levels - when you’ll be tested with relationships that are enmeshed, co-dependent or where you are the “enabler” or the “enablee.” You’ll benefit from the initiating energy of the year when you focus with clarity on longer-range goals, while also being nimble enough to take some calculated risks and tap into your pioneering spirit.
So then 2021 is a time for new beginnings, and you may see this reflected in any or every area of your life; getting a new haircut or makeover, receiving an exciting new job offer or promotion, starting a new relationship, taking on new commitments, a new home or a brand-new health regime – anything is possible. Perhaps the benevolent Universe will offer you a complete change of life, with the chance to walk down a new path, or purposefully head off in a different direction. This year your attitude towards life can radically shift so that everything appears new and fresh. In 2021, you may feel inexplicably excited. This is because a whole new cycle lies ahead and you are right at the beginning of it. In order to make the most of these new opportunities, there might be a period of decay where situations seem to break down and get worse for a while; this is a ‘healing crisis’ where all the muck needs to come out in order to cleanse and clear, so you can be left glowing and healthier. Endurance is needed. Perhaps you may also experience a temporary loss of direction, as your subconscious is processing where and what you need to do next. During this period, you may feel particularly influenced to follow others in their direction, particularly if they are strong characters, but be very honest with yourself about your needs before you take any action. For example, perhaps your partner wants you both to move house immediately, but you don’t, so you need to speak up and, if appropriate, arrive at a happy compromise. There is a saying, ‘whoever dares wins’, and this year putting yourself out there and getting more deeply involved with life can be both fruitful and fulfilling. Complacency may set in if you set unrealistic goals which, like New Year’s resolutions, suddenly fly out of the window with the first breeze. A positive mind will help you glide through any challenges that stop you attaining your goals, and it will probably be only you who creates major obstacles in the way of your success during this year. As mentioned, 2021 will see you working with issues around your independence; whether this is financial or material, or wanting emotional detachment, you will find out. Perhaps you are too fiercely independent already and need to learn to reach out and join in with a partner, family or friends. Or perhaps you need to become less dependent on other people for approval or help or love. The year is asking you to step forward on your own and for yourself, so that you can grow stronger and be strong for others. There may be issues around self-worth this year, and embarking upon a personal development course, consulting a life coach or reading self-help books can give you some guidance about how to resolve these issues. It’s a great time for intellectual development, and you may also be drawn to discover more about matters of the mind and soul. Best advice - stand alone, take action, start fresh, and express your individuality. This isn’t the year to dilly-dally or make half-baked decisions. You’ll be best served by getting clear about what you want and making decisive moves toward manifesting those desires. Next year will be an ‘us’ year as opposed to this year of ‘just you’. 2022 will focus on relationships of all kinds.
So welcome to the first clean page to the first chapter of the newest book you’re working on (and you didn’t even know you were an author, did you!?) This is the next year in your life series. What’s the genre going to be? Are you ready to dive in or are you still ruminating on some unfinished ‘chapters’ of the book you’ve already completed, edited, published, and reviewed? Of course, you can’t write the ‘word-for-word’ script for the next few years - and even if you could, how boring would that be? It’s best to be open to detours, other opportunities, and happy surprises. Yet you are being asked to open that new writeable file on your computer, get out your voice notes, or haul out the pen and notebook to begin putting your new story into words and action. Be mindful of what you focus your energy and attention on, because you’re setting up the growth process for a new phase. And honestly, the importance of mindfully setting the groundwork for the next few years can’t be underestimated. If there’s ever a time to take yourself and your intentions seriously, it’s now.
Benefits of the year:
You’ll feel as though a weight has been lifted from you this year after the intensity of last year.
You’ll feel a new sense of clarity about the direction you want to take in your life.
You’ll have renewed energy to move forward.
You’ll have the opportunity to tap into your unique vision for your future.
You’ll feel as though you have a fresh start in your life.
Potential Challenges of the year:
Be aware that you’ll feel as though whatever you’re doing, you have to do it all by yourself. There may be a feeling of isolation and of having to “go it alone.” This is part of the energy of the year. It’s an opportunity to develop mastery over how you’re building and creating the next segment of your life.
Protect yourself from low self-esteem by renewing your skill set and reminding yourself of your successes and the different ways you’ve continuously overcome adversity.
Be prepared to default into a confrontational mode so that when you do, you recognize it and move past it quickly. You’re being asked to define your identity and follow a unique vision; therefore you’ll encounter many tests involving strength and courage.
The Question you must ask yourself in 2021: “What do I want to see grow and blossom in the next few years or even a decade from now?” This is the time to define and act upon your goals and make the changes you need to make in order to create a vibrant and new chapter in your life.