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‘I’m getting clarity, a time that will feel lighter’: psychics share their 2021 predictions

Illustration: John Holcroft/The Guardian

Illustration: John Holcroft/The Guardian

From astrology to tarot, interest in the mystical arts has flourished during the pandemic. So what is in store for the year ahead?

Last modified on Mon 28 Dec 2020 15.12 GMT

T his age of uncertainty has been a boon for crystal ball gazers. From New York to New Delhi, fortune-tellers have seen spikes in business; in the US, Forbes magazine reported a 136% rise in people seeking supernatural readings. In societies where religious belief is dwindling, and trust in the establishment under threat, the idea of looking elsewhere for guidance – to the stars or beyond, if you believe in a beyond – has made a kind of sense.

2021 will present an opportunity to reassess what’s important. It brings a chance to rebuild

Millennials and Gen Z-ers are increasingly likely to livestream YouTube mediums, receive daily tarot readings via their Instagram feeds, or consume online horoscopes. The logic of astrology appeals to a modern desire for answers, while the magic of tarot is now available in “hip hop”, “modern love” and “bad bitches” themed card decks for sale online. In the US, the psychic services industry as a whole – which includes astrology, mediumship, palmistry, aura-reading and tarot – was valued at $2.2bn in 2018 (a 52% rise on 2005). Some celebrities consult spiritual healers just as they do therapists or nutritionists.

In 2020, the fear and upheaval spread by the pandemic has driven an extra need for reassurance, whether that is relatives unable to attend the funeral of a loved one, or people who have lost jobs or businesses seeking a way forward.

Not all psychics have had a good year. Some have been unable to make the switch from face-to-face readings to video calls, and many rely on tourists, parties or events for their income, all of which have been in short supply. And even they could not have forseen every consequence of 2020. With a year we’d sooner forget almost behind us, dare they predict the next one?

‘Political systems will be taken down’

June Field was voted the world’s greatest psychic medium, beating 70,000 others in International Battle Of The Psychics, a European X-Factor style TV show, in 2013. Based in Dundee, she has been clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient (seeing, hearing and feeling spirits) since childhood and makes predictions based on psychic intuition. She usually tours theatres and the events circuit, but this year has been approached by Covid survivors wanting a healer’s help with their recovery.

These next 12 months are a stepping stone to something better. We’ve done a lot of transitioning and 2021 is a time for re-educating and adjusting to a new reality. It is a year of healing and rebuilding.

People are in denial about the virus and that causes friction. People will continue to be afraid, and the return to normality will run into 2022.

March feels like a turning point, a light at the end of the tunnel. Confidences will grow. September feels like another turning point, a fresh start for business, with things picking up a little in the economy. Financially, 2022 feels lighter and brighter than 2021.

I started January 2020 with a feeling of dread. Long before coronavirus arrived in the UK, I had cancelled work commitments – theatre dates and events. I felt death coming. I wanted to give the year a miss.

2021 will present an opportunity to reassess what’s important. Sometimes people are forced into that because they have lost someone or something, a job maybe, but it brings a chance to rebuild.

In politics, I feel there is major change coming next year. We will see more division, like the standoff between Manchester and Westminster over the second lockdown, and there will be more polarity – geographically, ideologically and financially.

You don’t need to be a psychic to see the anger over how this has been handled. Political systems will be taken down, but we will then rebuild. We are reaching a point where nearly everyone will know someone or be connected to someone who will have passed from this. We will hug again next year, and we will come through this.

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‘In the final quarter, I’m getting clarity: clear quartz, light pastel stones’

Jayne Wallace is clairvoyant and practices aura reading, tarot and crystal healing. Her clients include Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner and Kate Hudson. She has worked as a psychic for 35 years and heads the agency Psychic Sisters; she has a waiting list and travels internationally with clients. This year, she says, people have exposed more emotion and anxiety in their readings than at any other point in the past three decades.

Every crystal has a different voice. Blue stones are linked with communication; purple with stress and anxiety, yellow is money and turquoise represents protection. The darker, deeper the colour, the stronger the voice.

As I link in to the first quarter of 2021, the biggest question people have is health. I’m drawn to tiger’s eye (a brown stone showing the need for grounding), rose quartz (pinks speak to matters of the heart, and the emotional impact of the virus) and green aventurine, which tells me that those first months are going to be stressful in terms of mental health. Make sure you have people around you who you love.

March through to June is about division in health, as well as realisation – understanding and accepting why some have suffered worse. Something about the quarter is showing overcaution, which feels intense, not always good. Heading into the third quarter there’ll be a new lockdown of some sort, a “slap” we will need to listen to.

Moving to the economy, I get green aventurine with dark, brown stones (tiger’s eye and black obsidian) and I’m coming to a divide. One side feels intense and will become successful: they will innovate, adapt, grow; the other side will decline. Mindset will be important. People must be focused.

Politics is also about darker brown stones. For the first four to five months, there will be weak structure. Reaction to politicians will remain divided. Around April-May, I see the same government but with fresh blood.

Autumn is a time where we will start to adapt and, as I link into the final quarter of the year, I’m getting clarity, clear quartz, light pastel stones, a time that will feel much lighter.

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If 2020 has been about building a rocket ship, I liken 2021 to that ship taking off’

Dale Spencer Weeks has practised as a psychic numerologist and seer for nine years, reading the numerical energy of people and events by studying patterns between numbers and physical or emotional states. He is clairvoyant and clairaudient. Requests for his readings have increased by two-thirds this year, including 30-40% more men than usual; most are looking for guidance with jobs or relationships.

I get different feelings or vibrations from each number. In 2020, the earth has been walking through a four vibration – the number of shelter, rules, law and governments. It is the number of determination, reassessing, cause and effect, so the solid, pure vibrations of 2+0+2+0 were going to be intense.

We are entering a solid “five” year (2+0+2+1). If 2020 has been about building a rocket ship, I liken 2021 to that ship taking off. Five’s energy is mercurial, like pumping 1,000 volts through 100-volt wires. It’s going to be a huge year of change.

Weather events will be intense: storms and hurricanes. There will also be political unrest and missiles will fly. The world is going through a period of transformation and the vibe of 2021 is about expression and looking for freedom.

People will speak out in large groups and old norms will continue to come crashing down. But this huge political and social electricity means violence. The other side of this vibe is chaos – it is not only those with peaceful or progressive views who will seek to be heard.

February brings a seven vibration, a time when truth will be revealed. Medically, that could indicate wider availability of a vaccine. We may see revelations about the government.

March is an eight energy; it’s aggressive. I expect earthquakes and events in world financial markets. China, North Korea and Venezuela will be centre stage. In April, one or two hugely famous icons will die – one a white man and one a woman, an actress, artist or designer.

The changes won’t work in everyone’s favour. Ask yourself, “How can I adapt to what’s out there?” This will be a time to promote your own business. It’s a time for technical advancement in the media, innovation in tech, music and entertainment platforms.

If 2020 has been about deconstruction of social norms, we come out of a tunnel next year. But that isn’t our destination. Our destination is four or five years away, and it is somewhere bigger.

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The last time these planets aligned was the Spanish flu and the Black Death’

Demian Allan is a teacher at the College of Psychic Studies in London, and has practised western astrology for more than 20 years. He writes horoscopes and political astrology forecasts. In 2012, he published a book in which he predicted issues with healthcare and a time of momentous struggle in 2020.

Astrology is a bit like predicting the weather. We look at astrological patterns and return to history to see how we responded to previous cycles.

The last time Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto were in aspect of one another (meaning, their combined power had the capability to shape or manifest change), as they have been since the start of 2020, was at the time of the Spanish flu (100 years ago) and, before that, the Black Death (in the mid-1300s).

Pluto rules collective viruses; Jupiter rules expansion and travel overseas (a virus spreading across the world); and Saturn rules limitation, regulations and heavy responsibilities. This stellium – a group of planets clustered in a single zodiac sign, was there as the year began.

The planets trigger an emotional response in us, and 2020 has had a lot to do with fear of the unknown. On 23 March, for the first time in just over 29 years, Saturn briefly went into Aquarius (an air sign symbolising separateness, individuality) until July, as we socially distanced. But it wasn’t until the third week of November, as Jupiter and Pluto began to separate, that things really started to shift, ahead of the new year.

In the days leading up to Christmas, the conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter that have been in earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) for the past 250 years – starting with the rise of the Industrial Revolution – entered an air sign. This marks a major astrological moment, starting a new cycle, from a social perspective, lasting for the next 200 years.

We are entering a period of technological revolution in 2021 that will change jobs, education and how we interact, as well as the green revolution we have been on the verge of (a manifestation of strong Aquarian themes).

In September/October, the virtual world of smoke and mirrors that has come from Neptune (ruler of the nebulous) travelling in Pisces for the past decade, will bring new regulations around social media, following a turning point that we’ll be unable to ignore in May/June. Coronavirus is not going to disappear but Mars moves out of Taurus on 4 March, easing the general health picture.

In the run-up to 2020, people were already finding life difficult. In this country, we tend to try to engineer things back to the norm. We mustn’t do that in 2021. This is a transformative time and, under Pluto, will be until 2024/5. Do not hang on to old ways.

We will see the heavy dose of capitalism and materialism change. Social equality will be a mantra for the next 20 years.

‘This card is a wake-up call – it tells us not to bring the burdens of 2020 into 2021’

Tatianna Morales has been a tarot reader and holistic healer for six years. She uses a tarot deck and accesses the Akashic records (a spiritual store of every thought, idea or event that has occurred in universes past, present or future) to ask a series of questions, pulling a face-down card in answer to each. This year, she has seen a rise in clients wanting to connect with loved ones who have died, as well as people wanting to learn tarot themselves. Over Zoom, Tatiana responded to a series of questions about 2021 and explained the card that showed itself.

1. What are the final lessons that we can take from 2020 before we move on?
Card: The Ten of Wands. A man carries 10 sticks up a hill but does it inefficiently. The assumption is that he is going to build a fort, a home, but his load is excessive, and he can’t see where he’s going. This card is a wake-up call – it tells us not to bring the burdens of 2020 into 2021. It points to working smarter, not harder, to thinking more creatively and intellectually, not emotionally. It asks us to make amends with hardships and challenges. It speaks about laziness and procrastination, so if there’s something 2020 has taught you, whether it’s the importance of spending time with your family, focusing on health, organising finances or actualising a dream, address that.

2. What does the energy of 2021 hold for the collective?
Card: The Page of Swords. This card brings innovative solutions and ideas. It also asks you to think intellectually, not emotionally. It speaks about radical truths being revealed in society – the kind that rock the boat. It brings an energy of busyness, of research and strategy in 2021. It asks that if you are inspired to take up new studies, hobbies or find new income streams, you take action. It talks about unexpected assistance from government. It speaks to the economy, where communication, virtually, and in the arts, will take the lead.

3. Do we see the solution to Covid-19 arriving in the first quarter of 2021?
Card: The Magician. This speaks of commanding solutions. It is the energy of those who are relentless in their pursuit of solutions, of resourcefulness, cleverness. The answer is, “Absolutely, yes.”

From astrology to tarot, interest in the mystical arts has flourished during the pandemic. So what is in store for the year ahead?

What Psychic Nikki Sees For Us In 2020 And Beyond… Think Robots

(CBSNY/CBS Local) — January 1 begins a new year and a new decade. And in a time when every day feels like a week and every month feels like a year, it’s hard to imagine where we’ll be when the earth orbits around the sun again, never mind 10 more times.

That’s where Psychic Nikki, psychic to the stars, comes in. Many of her predictions from last year — worldwide protests, the roller coaster stock market, extreme weather events, UFO sightings — have come to fruition. She sees a lot in our future, ranging from political upheaval to global warming to Hollywood changes and medical breakthroughs. And did I mention the robots?

Anyone with a pulse can recognize that we live in politically divided times. But Psychic Nikki, who claims to have previously predicted a Donald Trump impeachment (the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president, but he awaits trial in the Senate), sees more surprises in 2020, which is an election year.

As the incumbent, Trump will quite likely run atop the Republican ticket once again. Former vice president Joe Biden is among the front-runners on the Democratic side. But how will the Democratic ticket shake out going into next November?

The Democratic field currently also includes Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and others besides Biden. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg just tossed his hat in the ring. But the eventual Democratic candidate may not even be on the list yet.

“Hillary Clinton [is] a possible run in the 2020 elections,” says Psychic Nikki. “If she does run, it will be out of the blue.” And she’s not the only possible eventual candidate. “Michelle Obama could [run], and so could Oprah Winfrey.”

Regardless, Nikki does see a female candidate in our future, at some point. “I feel good about Michelle Obama, although she could deny it,” says Nikki. “There could be a female vice president as well. I see the initials ‘M-O.’” In Nikki’s view, “this would be the right time to run” for Michelle Obama.

Whoever ends up on the ballot and then in office will have plenty of issues on their plate. Certainly global warming could make the list. “And the new generation as well is going to be worried about climate and changes and ecological disasters,” notes Psychic Nikki. “Now I see a lot of penguins and polar bears leaving the arctic and dying and coming down for food. All the Arctic Circle and all the ice shelves are melting, Greenland, Iceland. Greta [Thunberg] is certainly on the right track here, what she’s doing. I really think she’s fantastic. And I think you’re going to see more of these activists coming up, not just her but other ones, the younger generation. So that’s a trend too.”

Global warming should not be confused with weather, of course, but it does affect the weather people experience in their corner of the country. “You’re going to get more and more — for New York, for instance — there’s going to be a lot of crazy weather. I think you’ll get earthquakes and tornadoes in New York City, not just Los Angeles for that type of stuff. It’s going to shift.”

Look for the landscape to also shift a little in Hollywood, where action-packed sequels and franchises seem to dominate headlines and box offices. “I feel like there will be happier movies,” predicts Psychic Nikki. “More family-oriented movies, such as Disney movies.”

And expect past generations to stay relevant on the big screen and in the big stream. “The older actors will be making comebacks, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, older actors.” And that trend extends to music. “Billy Ray Cyrus, he’s nominated for an award in music, so he’s making a comeback. And some of the singers from the past will make comebacks, like Earth, Wind and Fire, some of those ’70s groups are going to make comebacks, I think. And Dolly Parton is making a comeback already.”

That older generations will make it’s presence felt come awards season, as well. “The Irishman has a good chance at a lot of awards, as well as Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Martin Scorsese, they’re going to clean up at a lot of award shows,” thinks Psychic Nikki. “Renée Zellweger, she could win some awards for Judy. I also see J-Lo winning some awards for The Hustle, as well.”

“Joaquin Phoenix will be nominated for an Oscar, for sure. He’s a talented actor, and he was amazing in that roll (The Joker). I know it’s not a happy movie, really. But he was very good at what he did. I think he could possibly win the Oscar.”

The future holds plenty of good news in the field of medicine. “I really see a breakthrough in cancer research,” says Psychic Nikki. “They’re going to find some sort of cure for cancer in less than five years, maybe even sooner. That will be a really good prediction when it comes true.”

And that good news extends beyond cancer to “breakthroughs in all kinds of medical,” Psychic Nikki suggests. “Breakthroughs in heart disease, that’s the good news.”

Beyond cures, healthy habits will stay an important part of people’s lives. “I really think they’ll find ways of growing vegetables, more organic stuff and more healthful food, predicts Psychic Nikki. “And it could be an artificial process. I see that coming, healthier food.”

Those lifestyle changes could extend still further into people’s lives. As Psychic Nikki sees it, “a lot of people will have their own businesses. I think they’ll work out of home… I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of stores in the next 10 years. People are shopping online, stores are going bankrupt. I think everybody’s going to do it from one master big computer, where they can do whatever they want. And they can do a little bit of work there as well.”

Of course, not everyone will need to work, or want to. In Psychic Nikki’s view of the future, “A lot of people will retire. The baby-boomers with retire earlier. And the next generation, their home life will be more luxurious, because they’re going to have everything that they want right there. There won’t be any need for going to a movie if they have it there. If they want to order food, they have it there.”

And that’s where the robots come in.

“Maybe a robot will come and deliver,” Psychic Nikki speculates. “I know that sounds strange, but I really see it. When the computers weren’t here, people said that’s not going to happen. Well, the robots are going to take over, for sure.”

“Robots, for sure. There’s going to be flying robots, small robots. In the future they’ll be all robots. You may have a robotic wife or husband or boss.”

That may seem like a lot of change to wrap your head around. Then again, a decade is a long time. Maybe it’s best to focus on the next year. I, for one, will be repeating my annual New Year’s resolution of trying to be a better person. So in that spirit, I am sharing the lucky numbers Psychic Nikki shared with me.

“I like 10 for you. I like the number 10. I love the number 10. I like the number 4, which is unlucky for some people, but lucky. 13 is usually bad luck in North America and good luck in Europe. I like 13. I’ve got 10, 4 and 13. I love 21 for you. And then I like 22. I love 19. So then there’s 10, 4, 13, 21, 22 and 19. And I like 5 for you.”

Psychic Nikki makes her predictions for 2020 and beyond, looking at the issues that will matter in the coming year and decade.