Updated: Mar 14, 2021
Happy New Year! And Welcome to 2021. 2021 is an energy (2+0+2+1=5) 5 year. 5 is a number that is all about change, a number that the Tarot attributes to the Hierophant- which talks about our spiritual and personal beliefs. 5 is a prominent number, it binds the building blocks of the natural world (the elements earth, air, water and fire) blending it with the spirit, soul or life force. The Ancient Greeks associated the number 5 to the sacred union, or hieros gamos, which is the marriage of heaven and earth. 5 is a magical number in many cultures. It is a number revered by the Wiccans, the Ancient Babylonians, and the Freemasons in the form of the Pentagram or the Five-Pointed Star. The number 5 represents the 5 wounds of Christ, thus tying the number to our spiritual and religious beliefs. There are 5 elements in the Chinese tradition, namely: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. 5 is the number of humanity if we count the head and the limbs together as the 5 appendages. In addition, we have 5 fingers on each hand and 5 toes on each foot.
2021 is the Year Of The Hierophant. This means that this year, our beliefs will be tested. We will need to push ourselves out of our comfort zones to see what works for us and which beliefs are now redundant. 2021 is an ideal time to rethink our beliefs and values because the Pandemic has changed the world so much that what was conventional before 2020 is unlikely to hold for now. This is a year for learning, maybe even formal study via an institution and of growth bolstered with that learning. The Hierophant leads his disciples on to higher learning, teaching them about laws, religious morals, spiritual concepts and what is acceptable.
2020, the Year of the Emperor, tested how we handled power, discipline and boundaries. On the global level, this resulted in governments being tested- and on a personal level, with work from home, we have all established our personal boundaries and reclaimed our personal power. The Hierophant year will make us do heavy essential soul work. We will be called to trust in our intuition. It is the year where we clear the old belief systems thereby stripping away antiquated forms of jurisdictions- personal, professional, political as well as global, taking back our freedom in the process. This is the year where our own Hierophant will rise.
We will take responsibility for our beliefs, thoughts and perceptions, attempting to see the world not through a predetermined lens but through the vision of our own authentic truth. What we can do is truly see into our souls to determine, what we hold dear, what we would like to gift to our progeny and what needs to go. The Pandemic of 1918, gave rise to growth, leading to the Great Depression. Historic periods of time can change the face of the world forever. We have lived through 2020, and been thrust into 2021- a thought changer and an impetus of change. The number 5 year and the universal teacher, Saturn in Aquarius, are going to see us through this change. Wishing you a Healing, Hopeful, Prosperous and Happy 2021.
-Kamal Bhogal Bhatia
Urban Soul Tarot
The Card is from the Light Seer's Tarot by Chris-Anne. Used with permission of the Creator.