January is named for the Roman god Janus, the god of beginnings and endings. He’s depicted with two faces, looking in opposite directions. In any event, this is the customary time of year for people to take stock of what was and what’s to come.
In the most basic terms, we do know some things about 2021 for an absolute certainty. 2021—MMXXI if you’re particularly old-fashioned— will be a common year (not a Leap Year) starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. This is the 2021st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 21st year of the 3rd millennium, the 21st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2020s decade.
2021 Chinese Zodiac Predictions
In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 will be a year of the Metal Ox beginning on February 12th (2020 was a Metal Rat). According to custom, the Ox is very hardworking and methodical. In the year of the Metal Ox, we should all focus on relationships of all kind (so let’s hope we don’t have to keep social distancing too much longer).
The Ox is also associated with hard work and responsibility, so expect lots of that in 2021 as well. The repercussions of previously made decisions will hit this year (oh boy!), but at least all our hard work will be rewarded.
2021 Angel Number Predictions
Angel Numbers are a branch of numerology based on the idea that groups of reappearing numbers or sequences of numbers are coded messages from angelic protectors.
The Angel Number 2021 symbolizes faith, whether it be in your guardian angels, your relationships, or your own intuition. Don’t doubt that your angels have good plans for you and that allowing change will bring progress. Seeing Angel Number 2021 indicates that you need to control your thoughts more, as they can affect your reality.
As per the Numerology Horoscope 2021, this year will be good for you financially. You will have a balanced and flourishing family life. Though you may face some stressful situations in the middle of the year, you will gradually overcome those challenges with your understanding and wisdom.
What about 2020?
In general Numerology, 2020 is like 1616, 1717, 1818, and 1919, because the first two digits match the second two digits. Being alive in 2020 is special because it is the only year you are likely to live through wherein the first two digits will match the second two digits—unless you believe in cryogenics or reincarnation.
The energy represented by the number 2020 has a resonance of focus and relationships. It also resonates with conscientiousness, pragmatism, and teamwork.
Apparently, the Angel Number 2020 was telling us all to be prepared for what is coming our way. Guardian angels were telling us that extreme changes were about to enter our lives. Had we paid attention, perhaps we would have been more prepared, both mentally and physically.
“The year 2020 ushers in the Universal Year 4 – a number representing stability, organisation, industriousness, convention, and a mini-wealth cycle,” said Gracy Yap, a Singaporean numerologist and author of Secrets Of Golden Numbers.
Jan 3, 2020
It seems everyone said 2020 would be a year of healing and big changes. Well, that was half right.
Interestingly, no one foretold the COVID-19 pandemic or the upheaval surrounding our presidential (and other) elections. Massive wildfires in Australia and California, murder hornets, flesh-eating bacteria in Mississippi, swarms of locusts in Africa, and wide-spread civil unrest in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, America, Hong Kong, and Sudan… none of these were mentioned in all those 2020 predictions.
Bottom line: We have every reason to believe that 2021 will be a good year, new president in place and COVID vaccinations injected. But don’t count on it!
One thoughtful comment
The way people measure and state time depends in part on their culture. Suppose you get an invitation to a party that will be on 3/17. The 3/17 is a date, Saint Patrick’s Day. It means during month 3, the 17th day. This is called “current time”. The 3/17 does not mean 3 full months plus an additional 17 days into the next month which would be April 17. Suppose the invitation says the party will be on 3/17 starting at 3:17. This may seem like an overly exact time to start, but just play along for a moment. We can assume the 3:17 means a time of day. Another assumption is that the time means 3 full hours past noon plus an additional 17 minutes into the next hour. This is called “cumulative time”. This may seem common sense but consider the invitation saying it will start at 3:17 on 3/17. Why do we use cumulative time for the time of a day but current time for dates? I do not know. If you think the 3/17 date is cumulative and the 3:17 time is current, then you will be 1 month late and 1 hour early (in the day) for the party. But they are so common in our modern American society that many people do not even think about it.
What does this have to do with the blog on Janus? During the middle ages, people used either current time or cumulative time for years depending on where they lived. People who wanted to be sure others would know what was meant would add “incomplete” or “complete” after the year. March 17, 1284 complete and March 17, 1285 incomplete mean the same day.
Some people say the year 2020 was a bad year, especially because of the virus. They do not want a repeat of 2020. It might help if such people specified the year 2020 complete which is now over because we are just starting the new year of 2020 incomplete. I hope that this does not mean it will be a repeat.