Happy New Year to all who celebrate the Lunar Calendar holidays!
And warmest wishes to those of us born in 1953 - who are seeing our Water Snake Return!
For your enjoyment, here’s a collection of interpretations from here and there on the interwebs:
What to expect in the Year of the Water Snake
[In the West] the snake has a reputation for being treacherous and dangerous. Nobody calls someone they actually like a snake. Snakes are also considered slimy predators.
In the Chinese Zodiac, snakes are regarded on a more positive note. Snakes are considered intriguing and capable of having a mesmerizing effect on others. Snakes are also known to be attractive and well-groomed. They are also known for preferring quality over quantity in buying clothing and accessories.
“Snakes tend to have high standards and would not be easily satisfied. They can be ambitious and be persistent in pursuing what they want. Snakes are known for shedding their skins. Symbolically, this shows that they can start anew despite less than ideal circumstances in the past,” said feng shui consultant Joy Lim, whose star clients include Korina Sanchez and Kim Chiu.
Lim described Snakes as being “renowned for their wit and wisdom.”
“They are perhaps, the most reflective and intellectual among the 12 animals. It’s probably best not to tangle with the cunning snake. They can hold on the hurts and anger for a long time and finally strike when the time is right to take their revenge,” said Lim.
The Snake is leaving behind a bad year 2012 and entering [in 2014] a year where Success Luck (strong personal Windhorse) is high and windfall luck is possible.
“If the characteristics of the Snake are anything to go by, then it looks like 2013 will indeed be an interesting year,” said Lim.
THE WATER SNAKE (1953 and 2013)
Water Snakes are influential and insightful. They manage others well and tend to be good for organizations to utilize as staff.
They are quite motivated and intellectual, very determined and resolute about success. They will have what they desire, despite the repercussions they may generate, because it is worth it to them to not only be recognized for their efforts, but to be rewarded as well.
They are affectionate with their families and friends but do not always show this side of their personality to colleagues or business partners.
The WATER SNAKE of 2013
The Water Snake paves the path for re-birth, new beginnings and transformation as she sheds her skin.
The Female Water Snake is known for her deep and beautiful eyes that denote wisdom and are associated with the 3rd eye or pineal gland, the seat of spiritual wisdom.
Prepare yourself to see a world of beauty and splendor as seen through the eyes of the Female Water Snake. These eyes can hypnotize you. This year could prove by turns to to be delusional or full of fantasies. It will certainly be a year with lots of mystery and surprises.
The Female water snake is very sexual, sensual, and has many lovers. Thus we may see an increase in celebrity affairs, or even in our own lives.