Covid-19 should have been enough, but 2020 has turned out to be what Queen Elizabeth once referred to as ‘Annus Horribilis.’ Between millions dying worldwide, fires burning in the California wine country and the president coming down with the virus, it’s hard to imagine what else could go wrong. With 60 until 2021, I am holding my breath.
Life, Love and Compatibility
One of my favorite hobbies is astrology. Ever since I can remember I loved reading my daily horoscope and Linda Goodman’s book called Sun Signs. I still have a copy from the 1970’s with many torn pages. I’m an Aquarian in every sense of the word: assertive, analytical, observant, a humanitarian, easy going and fiercely independent. Luckily my husband gives me lots of space. Both of us were born in the Year of the Rabbit, which is based on the lunar calendar that assigns animals to each 12 year cycle. Rabbit + Rabbit = compatible.
Nothing Is By Accident
Many years after John and I were married, my father-in-law told me that he had met my paternal grandfather. I thought this impossible since grandpop William died in 1995 five years before I met my future husband. But Harry and my grandfather both lived in Modesto, California. Unbelievably, when I was 13 and John was 24 years of age, my husband’s father did in fact buy a car from my grandfather. I called my dad and both of his siblings to confirm the make and model of the car:: it was indeed a blue 1978 Chevy Nova. What jarred Harry’s memory was my dad talking about his father’s macular degeneration and immigrating to America as an Assyrian from the Middle East. After that experience, I truly felt that our union was written in the stars.
Covid A Cosmic Experience
When it comes to astrology and numerology, there’s one person that I always go to for advice: Carol Simone (Carolsimone.com). During a reading about my career in the early 1990’s, Simone mentioned that I would meet someone whose name would begin with the letter J. I recall her telling me that this man was very gregarious and that we would become friends or lovers. As January 20, 2021 marks our 20th wedding anniversary, I’m still shaking my head.
After President Trump was diagnosed with Covid, I reached out to Simone and asked her what the year 2020 meant in terms of numerology. “2020 is a 22/4 year…play it like a magician and stay super positive, or play it small and get hypnotized by the “scene,” she said. Ever curious, I went to Numerology.com to understand how she reached this conclusion. “2020 is a 4 year in numerology because 2+0+2+0 = 4. The number 4 represents order, responsibility, stability, family, home, manifestation, conservation, peace, physical reality and practical solutions. It is the number of what you want to achieve and getting it done. You are being asked in creating a foundation for long-lasting success, security, and grounding by building something of value that stands the test of time.” The takeaway is clear: home, organization, planning, concentration, security, perseverance, commitment and patience.” In my view, 2020 redefines every one of these words.
Back To The Future
When Michael J. Fox played Marty McFly in the 1985 film “Back to the Future” it was a box office hit as was the theme song by Huey Lewis, The Power of Love. If we could travel back in time, what would you change about this year? It’s been a year about science and fiction. I am committed to reading more Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury to learn all things beyond the scope of understanding. None of us could have predicted this year, and I for one cannot wait until it’s history.
2020 is a Leap year. Too bad we couldn’t have skipped it.