2014: An Introspective Year

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by Elizabeth Summers

Several prominent themes will move through the filaments of life in 2014. To find the predominant theme for 2014 year, we add 2+0+1+4=7. The Number Seven can be a bit difficult to grapple with, as it is like holding a cloud in one's hands.

Certain buzz words need to be kept in mind as we travel through this rather unusual energy of 2014. Choice, discernment, silence, spirituality and ethics will show themselves as guideposts to be aware of and put into practice.

From a human perspective, the Number Seven influence branches out in many directions, ranging from a focus on mental health, to the environment and spirituality. This energy ruled by Pisces can bring a strong interest in the occult and the metaphysical. However, it can also attract skeptics who doubt all that is not pragmatic and self-evident. Spiritual practices will become more mainstream. People will become more discerning in choosing between those preachers and teachers that are not for their highest good and greatest joy. Listening to and trusting one's hunches will become more imperative in decision making.

The Number Seven is an inner vibration prompting one to silence, philosophical contemplation and analytical thinking, all in a space of reflection, rest and solitude. The pressures of everyday life will bring forth a desire to get away from it all, and the best place for that will be nature. National parks will become even more popular as Mother Earth's energy becomes a healing balm in people's lives.

The environmental protection of trees and water will become a more popular issue as people become reacquainted with the calming aspects of nature. This will lead to an increase in businesses like camping gear, mobile homes, nature tours, and river rafting that bring us back to a simpler lifestyle within a natural habitat.

This contemplative and private vibration will cause many to withdraw and spend time in solitary activities often involving electronics, thus causing relationships to suffer. One might notice the divorce rate increasing in a Number Seven year as couples find they do not have much in common and withdraw emotionally and sexually as a consequence. A desire to be alone, not necessarily lonely, can become intense, thus moving the couple apart.

Writing of all kinds will increase, including personal journaling. Because people will not be verbalizing many of their thoughts, journaling will become a more popular form of self-expression.

Expect further development in the understanding of mental health issues. Depression caused by economic fears may become more of a public issue to be dealt with. Movement away from chemicals to more holistic approaches for medical treatments may become more popular and written about. More emphasis will be given to organic foods, as the Number Seven has a strong instinct for purity of health through foods. This enthusiasm is similar to a Virgo health fetish.

The Number Seven is a code for the intellect, inventiveness and research. Expect advances in technology to surge in 2014 as science, technology and research will become optimal. New appliances, medicines, gadgets and widgets will come to the fore, boggling the mind for sure.

A need to uncover hidden answers will become a joy to many; cold case answers will be discovered by detectives, fossil forms with hidden treasures will be unearthed by archaeologists and anthropologists. Secrets in relationships that have never before been revealed may become unmasked.

A sense of the past becomes a curiosity to Number Seven energies. People will want to enjoy “the good ole days” when there was not as much fear and all were “happy days.” Businesses that focus on nostalgia and antiques, recipes from our childhood and retro fashion may show themselves yet again during 2014.

Discernment will be a key word in 2014, physically, financially and governmentally. More will be revealed as to the ethics (or lack thereof) of our elected officials, and a "push" to remove them will resound in the ethers. There will be a sense of retreat and re-evaluation in people's lives throughout 2014. It will become blatantly obvious that the truth has not been provided to them by those they have trusted, and the populace will begin to understand that they should no longer give their power away to others. The year of 2014 is about "personal regrouping." As Shakespeare wrote, "To thine own self be true." The introspective year of 2014 is about finding one's own truth, not the other guy's, in order to be happy, content and in one's own power in life.

To move forward in one's personal life in 2014, we must come from our hearts, not our heads and egos. Number Seven is about trust and acceptance. Stay with heart-based approaches. Trust that heart-based choices will guide you where you are to go and be, doing what you need to do in any moment. Know that your soul will take as long as it needs to move you forward in blessings and that when you surrender (which is different than giving up), what comes into your life next will be better and for your highest good and your greatest joy.

When we choose fear, whether in our career, relationships or finances, physical ailments may arise. When we choose faith and trust in a Universe that can keep the stars in the sky, surrender to the Divine and let go of control, all will be well, slowly but surely.

Esoteric Numerologist Elizabeth Summers is adept at combining Numerology, an ancient system of codes based on the Western Pythagorean System, with astrology and the Chaldean/Quabala interpretations of the Tarot to decode an individual's temperament and personality, their attitude towards life, emotional reactions, best career choice, deepest desires, and the general issue they are meant to deal with in this life. 303-702-5420, <elizabeth@elizabethsummers.com>, www.ElizabethSummers.com