Seems we are all looking in our rearview mirrors these days.
Mostly we look at the tumultuous year 2020 – from the coronavirus pandemic and contested election to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg and social justice protests.
What lies ahead is conjecture, but it is also hope – hope for happier times.
Judy Hevenly, is a teacher, intuitive, astrologer and writer, and she says this year we are saying goodbye to 2020 on a message of hope as we now have the COVID-19 vaccine and by mid-2021, we may be able to lead partially normal lives.
“Also, we are on the precipice of a greater release that could make the second half of 2021 something we could all really look forward to,” she said.
“The silver lining for 2021 and beyond is the hope of building a better and kinder society — 2021 will remain the same until everyone gets vaccinated, then things will start improving but still tough and tragic times ahead,” she said. “With the new Biden administration there will be hope but they have been left in a difficult position, but by Thanksgiving it will feel more familiar – like a return to what we already had in the past.”
Some of her 2020 predictions came true, including James Ramos reelected to the state Assembly and Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee.
She also predicted Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, Sen. Kamala Harris as Biden’s running mate and Justice Amy Comey Barrett to the Supreme Court.
For 2021, here are some of her predictions:
“The Inland Empire will make a nearly full recovery with people socializing, traveling and restaurants improving. It will be a slow upward progression for the next few years. It won’t be quick because so much damage has been done.”
More stimulus money for people, so slight increase in lease rates.
More population growth in 2021 in the Inland Empire, because of job growth but job diversity.
Red Cross will need more volunteers to help Riverside and San Bernardino counties during wildfire season with blood drives and assistance with evacuations.
Frontier Airlines will add Ontario to its popular destinations and also sell PPE in kiosks at the airport.
Donald Trump will remain a political force to be reckoned with and will lead the GOP.
All vaccines for COVID-19 will be given to every state in the US with enough doses to vaccinate everyone by the end of 2021.
Biden will make the District of Columbia the 51st state.
Shopping online will remain the new normal.
Eric Garcetti may join Biden administration when his term as Los Angeles mayor ends.
Prince William to be crowned King by year’s end or 2022.
Kansas City Chiefs have a good chance of winning the Super Bowl 2021.
The 78th Golden Globe Awards (Feb. 28) Best Picture: “Nomaland” or upset, “Mank”; Best Director Chloe Zhao; Actress, Viola Davis; Actor, Chadwick Boseman.
What a year it should be!
Michel Nolan appears in The Sun on the first and third Fridays of every month. Reach her at [email protected]