2014 Yearly Overview


I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.~

As I write this, the sun’s magnetic field is about to flip upside down. Although this is something that happens roughly every 11 years, the fact that it is about to happen early in 2014 adds a little spice to the beginning of the year. Not only can this magnetic field reversal cause problems on earth with computers and communication networks, it can affect us on a personal level, as well – especially with things like our thinking processes and memory.

Overall, with the confluence of energies that are present, I expect that 2014 will be a year that tests what we think we believe – as individuals, in relationships, as societies, in religions, as economic systems. In short, we are individually and collectively being tested on what it means to be truly human.

We are moving deeper into a worldwide transformation that is giving birth to a new civilization, even though what this looks like is not yet entirely clear. Things that have worked in the past will work less and less well going forward. This is because more and more people are waking up. One by one, group by group, the collective mindset that becomes our worldview and reality is shifting. As this happens, just as day follows the night, the structures and systems that have supported us as a society and as a civilization must also shift or fall away. Indeed, we see this happening already.

Yes, 2014 is a testing year. I know this because issues we thought long settled are again up for review. Our values are being tested to see if we are willing to stand up for what we believe. Populist progressivism is at odds with reactionary forces that want us to return to the “good old days” that never were all that good, at least not for everyone. Issues of personal liberty versus the surveillance state, health care, the treatment of women around the world, gay marriage, how we organize the economy and distribute wealth, connectedness and unity versus separation, tribalism and privilege: all of these issues are roiling the waters of the collective consciousness as 2014 gets underway. And here’s the thing. It is important to remember that moving ahead in a testing year often requires a temporary loss of security to take a leap of faith into the unknown.

This is not to paint a gloomy picture. Many good and wonderful things are happening. The global economy is continuing to strengthen and will likely continue to do so throughout the year, barring some unforeseen catastrophic event. Alternative currencies such as Bitcoin are beginning to thrive. Scientific and technological innovation promises many new exciting developments, including more widespread application of 3D printing, and medical breakthroughs in a variety of fields such as bioresonance. Fully electric vehicles are inching toward the mainstream. In short, it could be a very exciting year.

A “2” Year

When I look at 2014 through the lens of Mystical Numerology, I look at three different numbers which represent the overall “umbrella” energies for the year and give a progressively deeper insight into what we can expect, in general.

First, remember that on 21-December-2012 a shift in ages occurred. The old Mayan Calendar ended, and a new cycle began. 2013 was year 1 of the new cycle, representing genesis and birth, when something entirely new began moving through the cosmic birth canal.

2014 is year 2, and it takes on the energy of a “2” year. This means that as the year unfolds, we will begin to get glimmers of what the energy shift of this new age is creating in our physical reality. Here’s a hint: we are experiencing the gradual dissolution of the mindset that created our current civilization. This will become clearer and more obvious as time goes on. But, the new energy has not yet put down firm roots. It is gaining power – and you will see its effects on the mass consciousness in increasingly more powerful ways – but it is still not fully born. You might say that 2014 is a year when we can more and more clearly observe what is being born as it comes into perceptual reality: within ourselves and others, in our relationships, and also in the larger social context of society, government, business, religion and on the worldwide geopolitical stage.

Those of you who expected a dramatic shift to occur on 21-December-2012 as the Mayan Calendar ended its 5200 year cycle are probably disappointed by now. But, take heart. Change happens gradually. It is the way of things, and it is a blessing that it is so. It allows us time to adapt ourselves to the shifts taking place – spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. In 2014, the vibration of everything and everyone is continuing to be raised to a higher level. What is new is gaining forward momentum but has not yet reached a critical mass – nor is it likely to do so for at least a few more years (at least until 2018). Still, more people are waking up and achieving greater self-awareness. If you are reading this, you are certainly one of them!

That said, it will be important to have a daily spiritual practice of clearing your energy field so that you can take full advantage of the new, higher energy. In doing this, you may also find other shifts taking place in your diet, your work, your relationships, where you choose to live, and so on. And remember, fundamental change is occurring. Be patient with yourself.

This year at the macro level, competing ideologies, worldviews and political factions will continue to compete in what is likely to be a messy and sometimes violent process as they strive to achieve a dynamic equilibrium. On the positive side, this year is about the social glue that holds us together. It highlights altruistic efforts, collective consent, personal liberty and the balance between security and setting appropriate boundaries, and also our connection to nature and ecological sustainability. On the negative side, we will likely continue to be plagued by disenchantment with government, paralysis by partisanship, social stress, religious fanaticism, regional conflicts and a potential for disruptive change.

A “14” Year

2014 is also the 14th year of the new century. As such, it takes on the energy of a “14” year. “14” is connected with the Mayan energy called “Kat” that represents the web, the energy matrix that connects all things. 2014 is a year of connections, relationships and networking. Its magnetic energy enables us to draw to ourselves whatever resources and people are required, and to activate the life experience needed to accomplish our visions and goals.

Of course, everything has two sides. The same power that can be used to draw people and needed resources to ourselves can also tangle us up in the web that we, ourselves, have spun from such ingredients as self-doubt, lack of trust, envy, the need for control, jealousy, anger, resentment, and so on. But, life brings blessings even in adversity. “Kat” represents the difficult problems in our lives or in our society but it also brings the energy needed to escape, transform or transcend them. This is a big blessing because it means that well-meaning, serious people can find solutions this year despite the forces that seek to gum up the works.

2014 is a good time to make connections with others, and for networking to promote personal or business goals. This year can be a vibrant, life-enhancing time during which you feel more articulate. This makes it an auspicious time for negotiations, and also the mediation of disputes – especially since the positive side of the“14” energy promotes fairness and peace. This is also a year that highlights cooperation and efforts to be supportive, nurturing, and maybe a little protective of family, friends and coworkers. If you feel the call to take a moral stance in support of humanitarian issues, this is the year to step forward.

This is a year that strengthens objective judgment, and is a good time for setting goals and making plans. 2014 is also about structure and organization, so it is a great year to set some very practical, grounded, concrete goals including ones for physical action, undertaking a renovation or remodeling project, or beginning to build something new.

The energy of 2014 supports individuality, individual excellence and making personal gains. It is also the energy of leadership and fame. It may be the time for you to step forward, knowing that the overall energy will bring you the support you need, and aid you in harvesting all that you intend, focus on, and work toward.

Downside: This year, you can also get tied up in the problems of life, and caught up in relationship dramas. The challenge is to move forward and not get stuck.

Watch out for controlling behaviors, dogmatism, and judgmentalism. They can lead you into the trap. Indeed, the energy of the year can spawn a time of compulsion, drivenness and one-upmanship. If you are experiencing any of these, it is likely that life is asking you to do some inner housekeeping and sweep out the dark corners.

If you do get pulled into the trap this year, remember that it is for the purpose of teaching you a necessary lesson. The good news is that once you understand the lesson, the key to your release will also be given. Once you remember that the “14” energy for the year is the web that connects you with All-That-Is and gives you the power to attract all that you need, you are free once again!

A “7” Year

Finally, 2014 is also a “7” year (2+0+1+4 = 7). The “7” is connected with the Mayan energy called “Noj” that represents the knowledge and wisdom that comes from the universe and the Earth. It is the energy of telepathy and “knowing” without consciously knowing how you know.

The “7” year is often a time of mental creativity, and it can manifest in two ways: receptive and active – and both can manifest at different times during the year. On the receptive side, it can be a time for marshaling your inner resources and energy in preparation for moving ahead in a more powerful, focused way in the future. It is a favorable time for introspection, reflection and learning new things, a good time for nourishing your mind and improving your memory. Throughout 2014, you can strengthen and hone your inner knowing by asking yourself questions and then listening to your inner guidance for the answers, something that can be a nice addition to your daily practice.

The “7” year can also be more active. If is the case, you will feel it. The “7” energy can bestow an ability to visualize the next steps on your path. It can be a good time to initiate new projects and ideas. You may feel energized with the personal determination and drive to achieve whatever goals you set for yourself. This is a good thing as long as you take care not to overdo it! … Also, in your enthusiasm, guard against being directive, divisive or envious, all of which are energies that can derail you in a “7” year.

Generally, the “7” year is also one during which you will be guided to develop greater trust in yourself, in life, and in the Creator – sometimes (though certainly not always) through a period of inner struggle. It is important not to let yourself get too serious, or become overzealous in your work, to put too much effort into whatever is your focus, and to hold on when you should let go. You will know when your level of trust is increasing when you allow yourself to experience joyfulness, and become more genial, playful and carefree. A good practice during this time is to start each day by filling yourself up with the feeling of joy!

Downside: The energy can pull inward. People often become introspective. What is out of balance or karmic comes to the surface to be recognized. Whatever is out of balance in your relationships suddenly can be seen. In fact, it can give you a good head slap. This can be a good time for harmonizing relationships but also brings the possibility for broken hearts.

Obstacles arise in your path and blockages appear to be dealt with. This can cause you to feel inadequate or inferior or forlorn. You can be overcome with fatigue and apathy, and just simply turned off. You can withdraw and become a loner. If this happens, know that it is part of a natural cycle and will pass.

Alternately, you can find yourself being foolish, absentminded or illogical. You may start to rush and fall into hurry-worry. This can lead to psychic distress and irritability.

On a collective level, the “7” year can be a time when karmic scales get balanced. It can bring radical change, social upheaval and rebellion. Some of these things will certainly occur around the world. As you observe it, the challenge is to remember that the overall collective energy is moving forward as more and more people continue to wake up. 2014 is only the second year of the new age that is dawning. Lots of good stuff is on the horizon.

© John B. Pehrson, January 2014

2013 Retrospective

This is the overview for 2013 that I originally posted back in January. Actually, I wrote it in December 2012. It’s instructive to read over it and see how the predictions made using Mystical Numerology actually worked out. Not everything came true, of course. But overall, the reading was pretty accurate.

2013 Overview

We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. … Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on. ~Richard Feynman~

The energy shifted on 21-December-2012 as the Earth made an alignment with the central sun of our Milky Way Galaxy and began year zero of a new 25,960-year cycle. But, as I predicted a year ago, it was a subtle shift – more like turning up the dimmer switch a notch or two than flipping the enlightenment switch from spiritually asleep to totally awake. While more and more people are waking up, it is clear that we have not yet achieved a critical mass. Collectively, we still have a long way to go as a human species to fully move into a state of heightened perception.

Yet, a shift has taken place. The energy is different – a higher frequency. And, it affects everything. Something is ending, and something new has just begun. Many of you are feeling it. This is an exciting time to be alive!

Endings and beginnings – that is what 2013 is about. It will very likely be a pivotal year, a year of choice points and challenges, a year of revelations and discoveries, shifts in systems and structures, and a year of continued evolution and change in our collective consciousness. After all, we are in the time of the apocalypse, a word that comes from the Middle English meaning “revelation,” and the Latin apocalypsis meaning to “uncover” or “lift the veil.” We are at the beginning of the time of no more secrets, when many things kept hidden or covered up will be revealed.

It is also clear that the polarity of the planet has shifted from masculine to feminine – an energetic shift that happens roughly every 13,000 years. Not only will women be stepping more fully into their power but men will more easily be able to express their compassionate side. Perhaps the planetary shift to the feminine energy will eventually help bring more peace, tolerance and understanding. But, nothing seems to change over night. It will take some time for this to unfold.

Numerological Aspects for 2013

There are two aspects to 2013 that, in combination, point to an exciting year of growth, new discoveries and technological progress. First, 2013 is a “6” Universal Year: 2+0+1+3 = 6. 2013 is also the 13th year of the new century, and carries the energy of the “13.”

These two energies combine to highlight the following:

• Endings and beginnings, personal change;
• Spiritual principles, heightened perception, “ancestors,” revelations;
• Relationships with both people and things; issues requiring forgiveness;
• People and society in general: social cohesion and social ties, dialogue and sharing, finding middle ground;
• Volunteers, networks and networking; giving something back for blessings received;
• Personal versus temporal power;
• Emotional wellness and individual happiness;
• Success, wealth, and reward systems (like who gets taxed and who doesn’t, Medicare and healthcare, etc.);
• New discoveries, technological change and breakthroughs;
• Revolutionary change, cultural upheaval, polarity and imbalance;
• Bureaucratic paralysis, feeling aimless.

2013 Favors: (+) Awakeners, Catalysts for Change … Influencers, Originators, Trendsetters … Coordinators, Communicators, Facilitators … Experts, Mentors, Teachers … Volunteers, Grassroots Efforts … Philosophers, Poets & Writers; (-) Arrogant, Prideful, Cynical People … Scarcity and Underachievers … Issues of Avoidance, Indecision, Insecurity, Incapability, Polarity … Agitators, Dictators, Fanaticism, Traitors … Bureaucratic Paralysis, Confrontation, Hatefulness … Rebels, Rule-Breakers … Negative/Codependent Relationships.

2013 will be a time of new discoveries, new innovations, new breakthroughs and beginnings. Being year zero on the Mayan calendar, perhaps it is not too great a stretch to say that 2013 will lay the foundation for the new age that is beginning, the new consciousness – and not just at the level of technology, but on all levels.

“6” years bring a general focus on social issues. “13” years can also bring a focus on social change and human rights. 1713 was a year of peace treaties. 1913 was a year when the first minimum wage law was passed in the U.S. (Oregon), and when voting rights were an issue in the U.S., Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the U.S. the National Women’s Party was formed to bring pressure on government for a woman’s right to vote. Miner’s rights were a big issue in South Africa, and Gandhi was arrested that year for his support of the miners.

I expect 2013 to also be a year of social change, as people work consciously or unconsciously to realign themselves with the new energy. This will not be all fun and games. Individually and collectively, we are being prompted to break free from what no longer serves our highest good, and to leave behind what no longer fits so we can come into alignment with the higher energy on the planet.

Change is scary for many people. Something new and not fully defined is beginning to overturn the established order. This shakes up the status quo and creates uncertainty. Old support systems and structures either change or begin to fall apart. The old guard locks down into fear – including lots of average people. Power brokers and moneyed interests dig their collective heels in to resist the change. Bureaucratic paralysis and increased polarization is a result. This is part of the change process that is underway, as you already know. The process will continue throughout 2013.

“6” years can bring instability in the form of earthquakes, tornadoes, unexpected disasters, revolutions and the overthrow of governments. It can also bring assassinations (e.g. Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Yitzak Rabin, the genocide in Srebrenica, the crucifixion of Jesus – all of these happened during “6” years).

Perhaps the important thing to recognize is that there is a strong connection with ancestral wisdom and the spirit realm throughout 2013. If you need help in your own change process, ask for it! You will be supported, but you first have to take the initiative to ask for help.

At a practical level, the energy of 2013 strengthens your life force. It is a good year to get into action to do something practical. Use your energy, talent and experience to build something lasting this year. What this looks like will depend entirely upon you. The point is that this period is a great time to move a project forward. “13” is the energy of success and wealth. So, be bold and do whatever you do with self-assurance.

Joseph Rael, a contemporary American Indian mystic, shaman, writer and artist, says that we are moving into the time of the “Horn of Plenty.” This will bring us greater abundance, depending on our focus. As Joseph describes it:

“From now on, we are going to get plenty of everything we focus and act on. If we focus on conflict, we will get more conflict. However, if we focus on peace we will get plenty of peace. As soon as we focus on a goal, the universe will take us in that direction.”

In other words, more than ever before, what you think about and what you act on will be what you get. Focus on abundance, and it is yours. Focus on austerity and scarcity and it is also yours. The choice is up to you.

Although I believe this has always been true, what is different in 2013 is that the energy has shifted. We are living in a new, higher energy that will more easily manifest our intentions. The image I get is that we are like actors standing in front of a green screen onto which is projected, in 3D, our thoughts and intentions. We each are the creators of our individual and collective experience.

So, focus on health, happiness, social harmony and peace, beneficial progress, abundance and prosperity for yourself and others. In short, make your creation a good one this year!