This coming Sunday, February 10, 2013, we welcome the Year of the Yin Water Snake.
In Chinese astrology the Snake is considered an animal of grace and intelligence: seductive, intuitive, and good with money.
These are the types of positive influences that will characterize the year ahead, as we emerge from the dramatic occurrences we’re leaving behind in 2012, the Year of the Yang Water Dragon.
Transition is a way of life for the Snake, so expect the energy of change to characterize the year ahead.
You can capitalize on these positive Snake traits no matter which astrological animal you are by aligning yourself with its refined nature.
Follow the Snake’s graceful, sinuous path to discover an auspicious course for your activities this year.
Take your time, move slowly and think deeply before taking action, to create results that are in alignment with Snake energy this year.
And don’t be surprised to find yourself “shedding skin” so you can move easily into the next phase of your life.
Five Elements Influences
In Chinese astrology the Snake is always tied to its “fixed element,” Fire, which of course normally clashes with Water (the element associated with 2013) in the cycle of the Five Elements.
Fortunately for the 2013 outlook, the Water element this year has moved into a Yin cycle. The Water element in 2013 will have a gentle, calming influence over the Fire element, like the softness of the morning dew.
Gong Hee Fat Choy! Wishing you a prosperous year!
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