A Guide to “The Year of Manifestation”
Jodie Chiemi Ching
Mark your calendars! On Monday, Jan. 20, Alice Inoue will share her predictions based on astrology and numerology for 2020. Her presentation, entitled “The Year of Manifestation,” will be held at the Pömaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery — her largest venue to date. Because this popular event sells out every year, maxing out at 150-plus attendees, it will move to Dole Cannery to accommodate an additional 100 people. Last month, the Herald stopped by Happiness U in Kaka‘ako to sit (in big orange bean bags) with Inoue to talk about the new year over a cup of hot ocha.
A Review of 2019, “The Year of Movement”
Last year, when we asked Inoue about what to expect in 2019, she said it was about “movement.” Among her clientele were people who changed jobs, one who gave birth to a disabled child, others who finalized divorces dragged out for a long time, and adult kids who finally moved out of their parents’ house.
She said the events of 2018, like the false ballistic missile alert and the severe flooding in Kaua‘i, gave us the courage to take a leap and do things we might have hesitated to do in the past. It was the year to start a new business or showcase our creativity.
In 2019, Inoue also said we should be mindful of being resistant to change. If we dug our heels in and refused to move, 2019 might have been a rough year, or maybe, somehow, we were forced to move. For example, many older single people opened up to online-dating to grow opportunities to new and exciting relationships.
So if 2019 was “The Year of Movement,” what were we moving toward?
2020, The Year of Manifestation
According to Inoue, 2020 is the year to “get things done,” a year filled with productivity and accomplishments. And here at the Herald, we are looking forward to the commemorations of accomplishments in our islands’ history. Two thousand twenty marks the 40the anniversary of the Herald, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 120th anniversary of Okinawan immigration to Hawai‘i.
Using astrology and numerology, Inoue gives guidance on how to move through this year with purpose while utilizing the year’s challenges as opportunities for growth.
Astrology and Numerology
“Astrology is the study of patterns, themes and cycles of the planets in the sky and how they correlate to our lives and events that happen on earth.
“Numerology is a language of numbers, letters and symbols. [It] represents the underlying pattern in the universe that helps us understand who we are and what’s going on. Like astrology, it also gives us a glimpse of the mystery of the universe, and what it means to be part of it. It is based on the notion that everything is connected, and that everything exists in perfect synchronicity with everything else,” said Inoue.
Astrological Elements of Earth and Air
Inoue said, “The Earth elements [from 2019] will continue to be strong in 2020. The Earth element in abundance fosters themes of stability, practicality, dependability and supports the building of manifesting anything you put effort towards.” As we move into the end of 2020 some significant planets move into Air, helping to move anything that is stagnant.
“Air brings freedom, creativity, intelligence, communication, objectivity and refinement,” said Inoue. The process from Earth to Air in the last few months of 2020 brings:
• Swift manifestation – If you are not seeing things your way even though you’ve been putting forth much effort, you’ll finally get some movement.
• Responsible freedom – If you currently don’t see a way to be “free,” the solution will come.
• Efficient communication – You will find new ways to communicate with those you’ve had old relationships with so there is less drama and more clarity.
Numerology: 2020 is a “4” Year
Numerologically it is a “4” year (Add all the digits of 2020: 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 4). “And the words to describe a ‘4’ year are: order, responsibility, stability, family, home, manifestation, foundation, long-lasting success, security, grounding, building something of value, conservation, practical solutions (that stand the test of time), strength, discipline and fortitude.
“It is the number of ‘work’ — getting it done,” said Inoue. In order for something to manifest you need work. But it’s work toward something you want, rather than something you feel obligated to do.
The work begins with our self. In order for us to find aspects of ourselves that can grow, Inoue suggests asking some evaluating questions. First, “Where have you been too obsessive for your own good?” For example, a “person who looks great [that is] obsessed with losing five pounds,” said Inoue. Also, by asking, “Where do you need a bit of dormancy?” you can make space for creativity and inspiration.
Another piece of advice from Inoue is to “Face your problems. The truth will set you free. So instead of complaining or wishing them away … ask yourself ‘What can I do about it?’ Do I stay or go? Do I set new boundaries or rules of engagement?”
This is the year for reinventing yourself. Inoue suggests turning excuses like “I can’t because …” into “How can I … ?”
Identity in general has evolved over the years. Inoue shared that how people get to know each other has changed. “What’s your name?” “Where are you from?” and (in Hawai‘i) “What school you went?” are familiar get-to-know you questions. But today, “What’s your pronoun?” is also a question people ask to acknowledge gender identity. These pronouns include the traditional binary “he” and “she” and the gender neutral “they” and “zie.”
Now that we have scratched the surface of what we might expect in 2020, you might want to consider spending an evening with Inoue. In the presentation based on astrology and numerology, Inoue also integrates current events, “geeks out” on technology and science and brings tons of belly laughs.