Finally, the New Year has arrived. With Thanksgiving and Christmas well behind us, New Year’s Eve came along and gave cause for great celebration. Millions gathered and watched the ball drop in one fashion or another and millions awoke to great hangovers on the 2nd of January. The good thing is that 2019 is in the books, behind us and gone. What a year it was.
Always one to dabble in the mystical realm of things, I decided to check out the number 2020, with numerology, and see what sort of year can be expected or predicted by the numerical combination of 2s and 0s.
Once the great oracle was consulted, it was determined that 2020 might not be such a bad year after all! Everyone would agree that after the past year 2019, anything would be an improvement.
Of course, 2020 will be an election year and that in its self could create stress and turmoil. Also, there will be the 2020 U.S. Census, which has already stirred a few pots, mostly on the political scene. Sadly, the political scene seems to dominate everything these days and most fear it will only get worse in 2020 as America moves toward the ousting or re-electing of an unpopular president.
Fear not! The number of gods has spoken and 2020 does not look so bad. In a nutshell, 2020 at the onset looks pretty sensible and promising. Most years do, but as the months pass, negativity piles up and ruins everything.
What do the numbers 2-0-2-0 tell us about the coming New Year? In numerology, the trick is to add all the numbers and get down to a single digit, which then can be “interpreted” or “read” for the year. The year 2020 thus becomes a universal year (whatever that means) of 4. 2+0+2+0=4.
So what, you might wonder, is involved in a 4 year? In numerology, the number 4, as in a year, represents order, responsibility, stability, family, home, manifestation, conservation, and peace. With number 4 also comes physical reality and practical solutions. 4 is the number of work and getting things done! All of this certainly sounds good, but how will it play out? All of these components are positive when it comes to our lives but since politics is the bad boy on most folk’s minds this year, perhaps it will turn out “OK” or a least a bit better than in the past. As a country, we could certainly use some order, respectability, stability, conservation, and peace. If 2020 does bring these things, it should make for a wonderful New Year.
Further digging into the “divinatory arts” reveals that the year 2020 (4) symbolizes faith and trust in relationships. You can have the most amazing kind of love in the world. However, if you don’t trust or remain faithful to your partner in 2020, it is all for naught! So there you have it, the numbers don’t lie. If you have someone, be true and faithful. And if you are single, find someone! (Much easier said than done.)
I would be remiss if I did not point out that all of these things are great, and each is attainable and available on a personal level, as well as in the context of a New Year. Every individual is in charge of his or her destiny and should make an appropriate choice the lean toward a positive life. (I know, this reads like LIFE 101). I guess what the numbers are saying for 2020 is to try and do better, live better, and be better. The right choices will impact your life in ways that ensure 2020 to be a wonderful New Year. We all hear the old adage that “happiness lies within” and perhaps that will be the lesson of 2020. In order to find the predicted peace and stability, one must look within first, and then look out and about. Remember, happiness spreads like ripples in a pool when a tiny pebble has been tossed in, slowly spreading outward and reaching far.
With all the trees, lights, and tinsel down, New Year’s Eve toasts over, bellies full of cabbage and black-eyed peas, it’s time to ease into a beautiful New Year. Think of it as a new, blank canvass and you get to paint it!
I wish for all to make great choices and paint a beautiful canvass that will be the year 2020. Enjoy the New Year and enjoy each other. Remember this “4” year is about family, home, and peace. Make it happen!
A resident of Galveston where he can be found wasting bait and searching for the meaning of life, Forest Riggs recently completed a collection of short stories about his beloved island and is working on a novel.