The latest portal has come and gone; a lovely new energy and with it, an even greater co-creation/responsibility/feedback/manifestation power. I will expect more and more folks getting off their asses, if they've been waylayed by self-pity and fear. Items such as hatred and vendetta are causing increasing discomfort in those harboring them, and will of course continue to increase to the point of incapacity unless considered and new behaviours are chosen.
There are at least two more major portals ahead; that of 11/11/11 and 12/12/12, although the big effect regarding December 2012 is said to happen around the late third week or so. I'm not an expert on this and am reporting what I have perceived, and I find the "portal" theory to be correct.