Now that 2013 is almost over, people may be inclined to ponder what the next year will hold for themselves and for all of us.
There is one St. Albertan who has a particularly unique perspective on the future. Victoria Markham offers intuitive readings, the kinds of reports that other people might call predictions or fortune telling. Through her business called Everyone’s Energy, she also works in tarot card readings, as well as dream interpretations, numerology and psychometry.
The Gazette asked Markham to do a reading on what 2014 might have in store for this city in different respects. The following are her responses as done on Dec. 12.
This is the first part, including her readings on crime and politics. The second part will be published Jan. 1.
“I think what we are going to see is some very daring crimes – ones where people do things really out of the ordinary and unexpected and take chances that we usually only see in more crime-ridden countries than ours. People will be pushed to extremes and they’re pushed because of desperation.
“There is a change coming. We are now in the age of Aquarius where everything flows more easily and that means that our true natures will come out more easily, be accepted by others more simply, more up front, and, unfortunately, souls come to this Earth for lessons and they learn their lessons and move on and experience another lifetime and further lessons, however the basic nature of a soul remains the same. Therefore, when we’re in a time where water flows and things move forward so easily, you can see how someone that has a negative energy would find that harder to contain and harder to not show their true self.
“The thing that will happen, though, is that it will become more obvious who the balanced, good energy people are and who the negative people are and the souls that are here to help and guide us will find it easier to determine if someone is trying to cover up negativity in their personality or in their intentions. So therefore, the people that have been put upon by crime in the past will find that they are more easily guided to the correct path to take.
“I believe many business owners have had the experience where they’ve trusted an employee that gave a great interview and seemed to have awesome references and then that was the person that ended up stealing the most from them. Or, you know, talking to their customers on the side and saying, ‘You know, I’m going to start my own business on the side. I’m going to take clients from here so you should, like, drop my boss and come and be with me afterwards.’ And those aren’t ethical ways to behave.
“This is going to mean that our police force is going to have to step up to the plate and open their eyes to what is happening around them. I think in St. Albert, up ’till now, we’ve been very fortunate that our serious, really negative crime has been limited. We have petty crimes, you know, break-ins into vehicles, things like that, where people themselves are not injured or hurt.
“And I think in response to this, as a good offence, the police currently operate in a system where they look in advance for trouble that might be brewing – say, groups of kids hanging out, you know, later in the evening, that kind of thing – and in the process of focusing on crime prevention, they’re sometimes not seeing what’s in front of them – the really big crime, the criminals that are people that we think are respected citizens. And because we’re now in the age where things are flowing, moving forward, they should be looking at the obvious and not looking for subterfuge, because the crime will be right out there.”
“We have a new group of politicians that have asked to be let into our city to guide it. They want to bring a new energy and again, an energy of change. We do see that every time there’s an election. The candidates promise change and they promise that things will be different but again, in this new age where things flow more easily, I predict that our current group of councilors and mayor will find it easier to find a consensus with each other – to compromise so that everyone wins, as much as can be possible.
“And I believe they will try and move things along more quickly, to come more prepared, to move past the old, stodgy ways of posturing and talking for hours on end deliberating an item on their agenda, but to come seeing what is there for supporting information before they go to a meeting. To be asking to get the questions ahead of time so that when they come, they can deliberate quickly, effectively, with knowledge and make wiser decisions because they are prepared.
“And, don’t misunderstand me, I’m not knocking our previous politicians or our previous councillors. Everybody does the best they can with the information they have and the experiences that they have lived through up until that point in time.
“But I think the energy has changed with our new group of politicians and will continue to change and move forward faster and faster. And I think that they will find that when a decision has to be made, it will move forward in leaps and bounds. There’ll be no long waits for studies and feasibilities and things like that. They’ll be more, ‘OK, let’s make a decision. Who are the three top people that can provide this for us? Let’s go to them with this information, give them these parameters and move forward,’ rather than ‘Let’s put it out there for the public. Let’s have a bunch of votes. Let’s decide on a feasibility study and then wait until the next group of councillors come in four years down the road and see what they do with it so that it doesn’t affect us.’ There will be less fear. They will move forward with their decisions and their choices to what they feel are best for the city. I think in the long run, we are getting an influx of younger people and they will appreciate this moving forward as well.
“We will also see that the city staff and the public of the city of St. Albert will demand more accountability from their politicians. And if they don’t get what they want or at least see an honest effort and an intense effort to address issues that come up, that there will be urgent demands for change. In other words, ‘act or move on and we will find someone else’. Or, you may find as well that more citizens will either volunteer or create their own groups without waiting for the city to say, ‘Let’s make a focus group’ or ‘Let’s make a committee and ask for volunteers from the public.’ They will just step forward.
“We are getting a larger base of retired people living in the city as well and those people have the life experience but they also have the time to give to the betterment of our municipality. And we will find that these groups will come together more and more and be less in opposition and work as a team for the best outcome of the city.”