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Question of the Week: 92 - 12/29/2002

What Do You See in 2003?

Even though many Pagans celebrate the New Year at Samhain, Solstice or Yule, the new calendar year is upon us. Do you have a resolution to make for 2003?

What do you hope changes? What do you hope stays the same? What do you think the world will be like at the end of 2003?

What national and/or world events will be played out? Will things be better or worse? Got any predictions to declare?

 Reponses:   There are 47 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 

What To See In 2003? Dec 29th. at 11:27:12 pm UTC

Moon Flower (Idaho) Age: 28 - Email

I'm no expert by any means but I came across this Numerology report about 2003 and thought that I'd go ahead and post it, just to jump start things a bit. I hope it lends some guidance to you for the coming year. : )

In Numerology, 2003 is a Five year, because the numbers that make up the year add up to five. In a Five year, you can expect action and lots of change in the world. The dynamic number Five shakes up our preconceived notions about the way things should happen. The best general advice in a Five year is to expect the unexpected, and prepare for excitement and change.
The numbers Two and Three are known as "Pinnacle Numbers" and represent 2003's underlying themes.
The number Two encourages us to respect and understand the thoughts and perspectives of others who might not share our own personal philosophies. Agree to disagree, and remember: the world would be a boring place without a variety of beliefs and opinions.
The Three focuses on our ability to communicate, and encourages us to be clear and succinct in our dealings. A Three Pinnacle puts the emphasis on saying what we mean, and meaning what we say.
Glitches in communication are also likely this year, so it's best to be prepared. Be sure to charge up that cell phone battery, address your mail correctly, and back up your computer to avoid annoyances and delays.

Happy New Year ( in the calendaric sense anyway :D )

Moon Flower

P.S. My resolution for 2003 is to find my niche in magick and to define truly what I want to do as a profession.

Oh Woe? Dec 30th. at 4:27:47 am UTC

Araelus Stormwolf (England) Age: 32 - Email

OOOOHHHH Woe, woe, and thrice woe, I would love to be an optimist, but I can't help feeling that withour current crop of worthless and pointless politicians, and those idiots who misuse certain Religions as an excuse for War, that were in for a rough ride, Please Goddess prove me wrong, this isone time where I pray to be proven wrong.

Blessed Be 2003,

Stormwolf out. . .

Pessimist Vs Optimist Dec 30th. at 7:54:49 am UTC

Moon (New York) Age: 41 - Email

For myself I am planning a year of financial recovery. I am optimistic about starting up an e-biz and hopefully getting myself out of the red I have been in for so many years. I am determined to turn things around for myself. Wish me luck. I think I will need it.

On the other hand, however, I am very pessimistic about the state of this country and the lousy politicians who are at the helm. I think we are in for the ride of our lives, for they are hellbent of starting this war and on taking all our freedoms away from us. We are going to be Bushwacked all the way and I am very fearful of what little will be left to salvage when it is all over. America as we knew it is slowly dieing financially, spiritually, politically and morally.
I think we will see civil uprising against the gov't and I think the gov't will retaliate very harshly to it. We are all terrorist suspects now whether we like it or not. These are sad days for America and I believe they will get even sadder as 2003 ripens.

Since my pessimism outweighs my optimism, I have vowed to focus wholly on the personal goals I have set for myself and to leave the news channels off. Propaganda angers me. I will try to remain positive. I think that is all we can do right now unless we want to end up with the Feds breaking our front door down and hauling us away. Peace to all.

*sigh*... Dec 30th. at 10:16:07 am UTC

Avalon (New York) Age: 26 - Email

Just hold those close to you in the coming year, and never take love for granted. We don't know if there will be war or peace, so treat each day as the gift that it is...

I'm With Avalon Dec 30th. at 2:28:15 pm UTC

MoonOwl (Egypt Lake, USA) Age: 39 - Email

I don't like what I feel is coming this year. I hope I am paranoid and just plain wrong.

It is very important to keep our families close and the positive energies flowing.

Who knows, hopefully it will all work out for the best! Time tells all tales and what's meant to happen will.

Live life like today is your last day!

Happy New Year Everyone! I'm gonna try my darndest to be totally positive and have hope!

2003? Already?! Dec 30th. at 3:14:18 pm UTC

Mandy K. (NYC) Age: 19 - Email

2003 sounds like a made-up year from a sci-fi movie. :) Where are my flying's "The Future" already!

Seriously, I am upset about the direction this country is headed what with all the corruption, sabre-rattling, environmental concerns and the like. But I have faith...because these things have been around for years, but now we are more aware of them. Now we are in a position to affect change!

We seem to be stuck in a rut of bloated patriotic posturing, and I's like to see us break out of that tired old line and also concentrate on the world community. Not neccessarily poking around in other people's business, but being good neighbors.

So I guess I'm saying that I just want everything to be better. Now that a lot of "dirty laundry" has been exposed, maybe we can start to heal together and forge a slightly less corrupted society. :)


Mandy K.

Forever Hopeful Dec 30th. at 3:21:39 pm UTC

Rowen Moonbath (PA) Age: 29 - Email

Wow, it looks like everyone is kinda on the same wavelength. I ,like a lot of you, am also concentrating on improving my own life opportunities and building upon the love of those closest to me, while still hoping and wishing for the best for all in the coming year, despite that constant sinking gut feeling I get when my mind wanders to the conditions of our country and the really scary people behind it. Good luck and positive thoughts to all of you in the year 2003.

Peace From Within Dec 30th. at 4:16:46 pm UTC

Iris (Washington) Age: 27 - Email

I have decied to not worry so much about the state of the country as much as I will attned to myslef. As selfsish as that sounds, I believe if I consintrate on a more peaceful soul within, I will be more prepared to react in a positive and productive manor that will adevntually offer hope to other. In the event the need arises on such a national platform again. Blessed Be.

2003...hmmmmmm...... Dec 30th. at 6:04:30 pm UTC

Sita (Edmonton) Age: 13 - Email

i think we shouldn't worry about too far into the future. but that is only my opinion. i tend to worry one day at a time, but if it is nessecary, i will worry aboutlater dates and times. but to give my honest opinion, i think there will be less terrorizing on all parts of the planet. there has already been enough blood spilled in ww1 and ww2, and all the other wars. thank you for taking the time to read this. :)

War Dec 30th. at 7:45:44 pm UTC

Bittersweet (New Jersey, USA) Age: 29 - Email - Web

I pray to the Divine -- my Goddess and my God, the spirits who have lingered to teach me, and to the soul of the Earth -- that small miracles may prevent the onset of war. Unleashing the forces of destruction upon human beings, the infrastructure of communities, and the planet itself, is not a tool that can ensure peace or security. It's like an executioner's axe poised over the vulnerable neck of the human race. Will Kali Ma stay her hand if human beings abuse their power yet again? Will there be yet another chance when its over?

"Where there is fear, there is power."

Well, I can tell you that I am afraid. A new member of my family will be born into this world in 2003. I am afraid for that child, for the soul who is incarnate right now inside my loved-one's womb. I am afraid for people in this country who are considered "alien" -- or is it "impure"? I am afraid for the future of humanity. There has never been a guarantee of perpetual existence. It is within the realm of possibility that humanity will destroy itself.

I yield my helplessness to Goddess. I ask Her what actions I can take. I pray for peace. I heal my wounds and love my extended family.

And I wait for news.

That is what I see in 2003.

War-- If You Want Something Uplifting, Skip This Post. Dec 30th. at 7:55:02 pm UTC

lilith (lost angeles) Age: 33 - Email

what is it good for? absolutely nothing.

we have one superpower completely out of control at home and abroad. we have a decaying superpower destroying tiny countries like chechyna without compunction. we have a lot of very pissed off non-superpowers who have reached the point where they will do whatever it takes to hurt those they blame, sometimes rightly, sometimes wrongly, for their problems. we have israel and palestine, a catalyst for a lot of the aforementioned pissed off non-superpowers. we have people enslaved worldwide to the mighty corporate machine that is becoming the true ruler of us all-- enslaved by what the machine has to offer, and enslaved to make the things it has to offer. we have a planet that is polluted and tired and angry, and should be with the pathetic little beings crawling all over it destroying everything that is beautiful and fresh and growing in the name of oil and cars and convenience. we are losing millions of trees, and the protective layer around the earth, and we are running out of places to dump all of the garbage we use. and all of that is just the tip of the iceberg.

smaller scale-- there are too many people and not enough jobs. there are starving people and homeless people in the wealthiest nation in the world, and their numbers are growing steadily. things that should have improved have not-- women have barely succeeded in declaring ownership of their own bodies in this, the wealthiest nation in the world, and they are hanging onto that ownership by the merest thread. we have slavery in this country-- sweatshops, and illegal/legal immigrants forced to work for nothing. we have prisons proliferating from one end of the country to the other, and a drug war that goes on and on generating money for the government and for the drug dealers while the addicts die and the innocent are victimized and there is no hint of general universal healthcare in sight.

personally i understand wren not liking the first peek at the michael moore calender, but in some respects i think he is an optimist.

2003 is going to be yet another rung on the ladder going down into the abyss unless something starts happening and starts happening for the better.

I See Some Thing A Little Different Dec 31st. at 12:22:55 am UTC

Perrin (Hades) Age: 26 - Email

Blessed Be,
..........I foresee a few odd things happening, cloning becoming an every day reality, instead of science fiction. I also see a distinct possibility of war with the Arabian culture. The other possibilities are a little more grim, and since I want this year to start on a good note Iam not telling.
..........My crystal balls need recharging, but I think this up coming year, provided we survive the first six months, should be interesting.

Merry Met,

..I still don't like the dots or the white background.

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