Energy Report: 2010-01-01 – 2010 Overleaves

January 1, 2010
Troy Tolley, Channel
Energy Report – 2010 Overleaves


Though energies shift, change, and adapt all year, there is a general energy that can be said to affect the calendar year, at least in terms of your shared reality.

Our Overleaves system can be used to describe any collection of energies, ranging from the dynamics of the actual Personality to the general “mood” of a room, society, fictional character, theme of groups, or a planet’s general atmosphere of consciousness. In addition to this, when a block of time is selected, that time frame can be translated into a description of energies based on what we perceive as the momentum of events, consciousness, and choices that will POTENTIALLY contribute to that period of time. The Overleaves for a year, then, are our interpretation of those events, consciousness, and choices as we see that they are most likely to be brought to bear in your world. The more participating one is in “the world,” the more likely these energies will be of concern, though one’s inactivity does not exempt one from world or local energies, anymore than staying inside can take away the fact of a rainstorm. The rainstorm outside can have as much an effect on one inside as on one who is outside, depending on personal interpretations and experiences of that rainstorm.

The very basic energy, or basic context, of a year can be described in two Overleaves: the Role and the Center. These two basic energies are those that can contribute to your year feeling “comfortable” or “challenged” during the year unfolding, depending on your own Overleaves and your method of participation in “the world.” These two energies are most obvious in the first three months of a year, but their effects will remain steady throughout the year.

It can be said that ALL of the Overleaves we use to describe the year are in effect ALL year, but the particular frames of time described below are the “seasonal” emphasis of those particular Overleaf qualities.

General “Seasonal” Energy emphasis:

The ENTIRE YEAR is based within the energies described by the ROLE and CENTERING.

January through March implements and emphasizes the GOAL.
April through June implements and emphasizes the MODE.
July through September implements and emphasizes the ATTITUDE.
October through December implements and emphasizes the CHIEF FEATURE.

With all of that being explained, we would describe the highest probable energy for the year 2010 with these Overleaves:


ROLE: Sage
CENTERING: Emotional

GOAL: Dominance
MODE: Power
ATTITUDE: Spiritualist
CHIEF FEATURES: Arrogance/Self-deprecation

While we do not, and cannot, “predict”, we can share with you what the basic energies of the Centering and Role may mean for you in the year ahead.


The greatest shift between last year’s energy and this year’s energy is the movement from passivity, flow, and surrender into activity, direction, and creativity. Last year’s energy was all about adjustments, adaptations, waiting, watching, dealing, learning, while this year appears to be a pattern of exploration showing up through inspiration, action, leadership, direction, possibilities, confidence, and self-esteem.

The base energy, or Centering for the year looks to us to be Emotional, which means to us that this is a year that would emphasize the INSPIRATION Axis, which might prompt revitalized dreams, ideas, plans, and intentions that may have felt to be on hold for some time before.

The Part of Centering is Moving, which means to us that the Inspiration would be followed by Action. In other words, the time of rest, flow, surrender, waiting, and simply adapting to what has come to unfold from last year is over, and a renewed wave of energy is surging and rising among people for making a difference in preferred directions, and having the motivation and energy available to make that effort.

The Emotional Center has as its Positive Pole PERCEPTION, which is the capability of assessing a relationship, person, or event with accuracy beyond any intellectual or physical contradictions. Perception is a non-linear, non-logical form of intelligence that is dependent on resonance and empathy as a means to discern. It is the process of “seeing past the obvious” and into the heart of a relationship, person, or event. It does not require understanding, proof, or tangibilities, but simply “knows.” If the emphasis moves in this Positive Pole direction, 2010 could see the dissolving of many factions, divisions, and conflicts that have plagued the past year, bringing a new sense of unity among various parts of countries that has been missing for quite some time.

The Emotional Center has its Negative Pole as SENTIMENTALITY, which is the blurring of lines between symbol and essence so that the symbols become the very things they represent. Sentimentality is attachment to a perception that is locked in place by what represented that perception, and is often outdated. For instance, if one experienced a sense of freedom and innocence as a child, then Sentimentality would not only equate childhood with freedom and innocence, but it would leave the possibilities of qualities like freedom and innocence locked in the past of childhood. If the emphasis moves in this Negative Pole direction, 2010 may find itself falling into a struggle to return to the past, to revert, reverse directions in ways that falsely symbolize experiences that are felt to be currently missing.

In general, 2010’s Center and Part of Center will mostly show up as a fast-paced, rather impulsive tone that leads many on high adventures, both internally and externally, along with some amount of over-sensitivity and overreaction at times.

We see the year ahead in terms of Role as being best described by SAGE. We see this as indicating a craving for knowledge, substance in communication and entertainment, and deeper and more intimate dialog about the issues at hand in your world.

Based on patterns we can see unfolding among most, 2010 may become a rather entertaining, dramatic, suspenseful, theatrical, exciting, playful, and fun year ahead with a great emphasis on technology, media, performances, teachings, education, communication, and outrageousness. It seems to us that most are craving a brake from the seriousness of the past several years and from the impending concerns of 2012, so Sages and Sage energy is being called to the foreground of life and events. In fact, it would not surprise us if at least 3 new media icons come into awareness who are Sages, and 2 more well-known Sages coming back into positions of influence as a kind of rekindling of career.

Because of the Sage influences, we see the year ahead as one that might find a wave of craving among people for knowledge, updated philosophies, changes in the school systems, a patronizing of more refined arts, and a leap in technology that would be in the realm of entertainment. Often the funding for more practical uses of technology comes first through the use of it as entertainment.

One of the ways we see the straddling of practical, but entertaining, uses of technology in your next decade appears to be the establishment of personal robots as fairly common; to the extent that personal electronic devices have become rather common over the first decade. Those personal devices may find their uses extended to their uses in remotely controlling various robotic, or “intelligent” devices associated with the home, vehicles, and work.

The Positive Pole of Sage is DISSEMINATION. This is the process of sharing information in a way that can be heard and comprehended. If the move is more toward the Positive Pole, 2010 could find a highlight being the dissolving of barriers among groups that had previously found challenges in communication, language, and sharing of information.

The Negative Pole of Sage is ORATION. This is the process of dumping information upon those who have no interest, communicating with presumptions about the listeners, and speaking in ways that have no value beyond filling space and time. If the move of energy is more toward the Negative Pole, 2010 could find in retrospect to have been an exercise in information overload, mental masturbation, deceit, empty promises, arguments, grandstanding, obnoxiousness, and “bullshit.”

Keep in mind that both the Positive and Negative Poles would be explored in any year, but one end of the spectrum may tend to dominate as the year unfolds. Because so many appear to be ready for a break, and ready to make uplifting changes within their personal lives, it would seem to us that the pattern may find a Positive Pole leaning, but this cannot be predicted, only speculated.


Based on these two basic contexts for the year ahead, we would suggest a few key phrases in mind for helping to navigate your choices:


However cliche this phrase has become, we suggest this because it is simply true, in any year. Because of the emphasis of Emotional Sage energy over 2010, there may be a wave of nostalgia and longing for a return to simpler times when you felt you were happier. These waves of feelings are invitations for recreating the qualities you crave, but with new symbols. Experiences that bring joy are never locked in the past by the previous reasons for those experiences. It is simply that new experiences are required to act as media for your joy and happiness. Which leads us into our next key phrase.


You may never be able to be a child again, but you can experience the joys you remember having as a child. You may never be able to return to a relationship you long for, but you can invite a new relationship that provides the same qualities of experience as one from the past. You may have missed out on fulfilling your intentions in your youth, but your intentions can be fulfilled at any point in your life, even if you have to alter the method, process, and details to accommodate your adulthood.


In a year that is inspirational, it can be easy to assume that external things, people, and events are the source of inspiration, but that is never the case. Only when one has allowed room within oneself for his or her own inspiration does the external show up. If you find yourself inspired by an external thing, person, or event, it means you have already generated that source from within. All external sources of inspiration are only reflections of your internal resources, given shape. This can come in handy for those of you who might “sit around” and wait for inspiration to show up. You may have to still wait patiently for your inner world to settle so that you may access your sense of inspiration, but you will not have had to wait for it to show up outside of you somehow. This does not mean that you cannot look for it externally, but keep in mind that if one seeks inspiration externally, you merely seek a mirror for clarity of what is already within you. For instance, if you are suddenly inspired by a display of nature, you have simply found your reflection given form externally, and this can be helpful, especially when seen as information about your own resources, instead of being dependent upon these symbols.