Year of the Water Snake 2013
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Although the Year of the Dragon has a reputation for being a good year, particularly in Asia, I am sure alot of people (including myself) will be glad to see the end of 2012 and the Year of the Dragon. Of course strong earth can work well for some people (if earth is their favourable element), so there will be those who found 2012 rewarding. The good news is 2013 will be a much better year overall!
The Year of the Water Snake begins on February 10th, 2013. It should be clarified that the Solar New Year is based on the Hsia calendar or Solar Calendar beginning February 4, and the Chinese New Year celebrations are based on the Lunar Calendar. The Chinese acknowledge the yin and yang energies of each year; the yang (solar, masculine) new year, and celebrate the yin (lunar, feminine) new year.
Year Pillar for 2013
|Snake (Yin Fire)|
If you look at the table above, you will see Yin Water sitting above the Yin Fire Snake. Both elements are Yin. Water controls Fire in the 5 element theory and is also called a conflict, clash or opposition. Last year, huge tension was created by the powerful yang earth energy of the Dragon trying to control or attack the powerful yang water energy. The same tension will be created this year, but as both these elements are Yin, more passive, gentle and internal, the weather disasters and worldwide upheaval will be less extreme. However, due to the internal nature of the Yin element in conflict, there may be more 'underground, hidden and secretive' plots such as terrorism and in-house conflicts.
A flickering candle symbolises the energy of Yin Fire, so it brings optimism, romance and a love of the finer things in life. Fire's optimisim will lead to greater consumer confidence in 2013. Fire also represents inspiration so expect great discoveries and creations. Yin Water is like morning dew, gentle and flexible and will create a strong interest in nature and the environment.
As the Snake is a Travel Star symbolising the need for change, travel, new adventures, a new job and restlessness, the Year of the Snake will be very active and full of change. The Snake forms a Fire Penalty with the Tiger (February) and the Monkey (August) so these months could see disruptive or dangerous incidents relating to travel.
The 8 Fortune Star resides in the North East from February 2013, so suburbs, states and countries in the North East will prosper in 2013. The 5 Misfortune Star will be in the centre of the Earth Chart in 2013, any countries with the word Central or Middle will be the ones to watch (Central Africa, Middle East, Central China etc).
Industries that will do well in 2013: Travel industries particularly the airline industry. Postage and courier businesses. Trucking and rail transport. Computer, IT, electronics, petrol, oil and lighting industries. As people will be more restless this year, those involved in buying, selling and renting real estate and home/business removalists will be busier. The need for change and restlessness will also mean the home renovation, interior design, decorating and home decor retail will enjoy a good year. Businesses involved in making people beautiful such as hair and makeup, also the film and television industry, restaurants and entertainment. Wedding organisers and event planners. Courses and workshops of all kinds as people will be bored and looking for stimulation and new skills.
Famous People: Year of the Snake = Pierce Brosnan, Cindi Lauper, Benazir Bhutto, Michael Bolton, John Malkovich, Kim Basinger. Yin Water = Prince Charles, Johnny Depp, Catherine Zeta Jones, Stephen King, Elton John, Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Beazely.
In chinese astrology we analyse your hour pillar, day pillar, month pillar and year pillar. Each pillar has two characters. For instance, 2013 is the year of Yin Water over Snake (Yin Fire). Visit Chinese Astrology Chart - Four Pillars Calculator to calculate your four pillars for free.
|2013 adds up to the number 6 in numerology indicating this will be a year for creative development. Much personal energy will be directed towards the home, loved ones and the local community. If we live simply and constructively, this can be a year of beauty and creative achievement.|
I believe it is important to discuss the sacred and ancient symbolism of the Snake as many people experience negative feelings and fear when they think of a Snake and may subconsciously fear 2013. The medical profession uses the symbol of two serpents wrapped around a staff, not surprising when you learn that the Snake is considered a messenger of transformation and healing. Remember a Snake sheds it skin, its old self, and begins life anew. In September 2012, scientific confirmation of the Snake's ability to heal came in a BBC article 'Snake venom could unlock cancer and diabetes cures'. According to scientists, Snakes are able to convert their venom back into harmless molecules which could have important implications for diseases like cancer.
If you remain open and aware, signs and symbols surround us everyday to help us on our journey in life. All animals, including the Snake can be a messenger. If you see a Snake, it may indicate you are going through a major life change, one that requires you to shed alot of attachments so that a new self may emerge. The snake can also indicate you may have physical or emotional healing very soon. If you would like to see more of Ravenari's Animal Totem art visit www.wildspeak.com/totems.html.
The Annual Flying Stars are the feng shui energies that relate to the compass directions on the Earth Chart or World Chart for the 2013.
If you have had a specific feng shui analysis of your home or business by myself, the Annual Flying Stars are analysed in relation to the stars present in the Flying Star Chart of your home or business - do they feed, weaken or support good and bad stars? The interplay between the Building Chart and the Annual Time Stars is extremely accurate. As such, if you have had a Feng Shui Consultation by Sacred Feng Shui Design, please do not follow the recommendations below. The information below is for people who have not had the benefit of a specific feng shui analysis for their business or home, but would still like some guidance and help for the upcoming year.
When not read in conjunction with the Flying Star Chart of a building, the Annual Flying Stars for the compass directions are more general, but may have some impact on your life this year, especially if your home, shop or office front door, or bedroom is located in the South West or the Center.
|South East 4||South 9
||South West 2
|North East 8
||North 1||North West 6
The two numbers which are the most problematic are 5 and 2, and must be remedied!
1 = Wisdom
If your home or business is located in the North, your financial prospects will be good this year. Ensure your entrance looks beautiful, tidy and inviting. Add some beautiful metallic objects such as statues, vases, picture frames etc (gold and silver) to help support the 1 Water Star. If your bedroom is located in the North, your health and relationships will be good. Clear the clutter out of your bedroom, and ensure it looks beautiful, relaxing and tidy.
2 = Sickness
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If the front door of your home or business is located in the South West, your health may deteriorate this year thereby affecting your finances and business due to an increase in poor health and staff sickness. Place 6 Chinese Coins at the entrance to your home or business. The sound of metal also weakens the sickness star. Use a Tibetan Tingsha, Tibetan Bell, Singing Bowl or Brass Bells and chime on a regular basis. Say an affirmation such as 'money comes easily and frequently' every time you chime. If your bedroom is located in the South West, you may have more health problems this year which could put a strain on your relationships. Place 6 Chinese Coins in the bedroom. The sound of metal also weakens the power of the sickness star, so I recommend a Tibetan Tingsha, Tibetan Bell, Singing Bowl or Brass Bells which must be chimed on a regular basis. Every time you chime, say a positive affirmation such as 'I have perfect health and relationships'.
3 = Conflict
If the front door of your home or business is located in the East, your may be financially worse off in 2013, with the risk of more arguments, conflicts and legal problems such as fines, lawsuits and theft. Place 6 Chinese Coins at the entrance to your home or business. The sound of metal also weakens the conflict star, so I recommend a Tibetan Tingsha, Tibetan Bell, Singing Bowl or Brass Bells which must be chimed on a regular basis. Every time you chime, say a positive afffirmaton such as 'I am a magnet for money'. If your bedroom is located in the East your relationships will be less harmonious and your health may be more challenging. Place 6 Chinese Coins in your bedroom and use a Tibetan Tingsha, Tibetan Bell, Singing Bowl or Brass Bells here to weaken the conflict star. Every time you chime repeat a positive affirmation such as 'I have perfect health and relationships'.
4 = Romance & Academic Success
If the front door of your home or business is located in the South East your finances will be good this year. You may find you have more interest for your products and romantic proposals too. It also supports academic success this year! To support the energies, at the entrance place 3 or 4 lucky bamboo in a vase and keep the entrance tidy and visually beautiful. If your bedroom is located in the South East your health will improve and your relationships may improve. However as romantic liasons are stimulated, you could have problems with competition, particularly if the bedroom is a mess and looks terrible. Place 3 or 4 lucky bamboo in the bedroom and keep it neat, tidy and beautiful this year to enhance good relationships and academic success.
5 = Misfortune
Fortunately, no front doors are located in the centre or middle of homes and offices, but if your shop, office or apartment is in the middle of a large complex, hang 6 Chinese Coins at the front. Hang 6 Chinese Coins in the centre of your home or office this year. If your bedroom is located in the centre or middle of your home, your health and relationships may be very challenging this year. The sound of metal neutralises this misfortune star, so I recommend a Tibetan Tingsha, Tibetan Bell, Singing Bowl or Brass Bells, which must be chimed on a regular basis. Say an affirmation in the bedroom such as 'I have perfect health and relationships' every time you chime.
6 = Power & Authority
If the front door of your home or business is located in the North West, power, fame and authority are stimulated. To bring out the positive energies of this star - good relations with authority such as police, councils etc and positions of power that come to you, you must keep this area tidy and visually beautiful. Remove all clutter! If this area is untidy and looks uninviting, you may stimulate problems with power and authority. If your bedroom is located in the North West, please ensure your bedroom is neat and visually attractive to bring out the positive qualities which will enhance your health and relationships in 2013.
7 = Fire and Accidents
If the front door of your home or business is located in the West, your finances may deteriorate this year with an increase in fire, accidents and theft. Place 3 or 4 lucky bamboo in a vase at the entrance to help diminsh the negative energy. At least once a day, say a positive affirmation such as 'money comes easily and frequently' at the entrance. If your bedroom is located in the West, your health may be worse in 2013. Ensure you have a fire alarm in the bedroom, check the all alarm batteries and turn off all electrical items at night including electric blankets. 3 or 4 lucky bamboo in your bedroom will help to diminish the negative energies located here. Remember to say a positive affirmation such as 'I have perfect health and relationships' and 'my guardian angels protect me'.
8 = Prosperity
Congratulations! If the front door of your home or business is located in the North East, you will find your finances & business will improve this year. Place a large red picture or rug at the entrance to your home or business. Make sure this entrance is used all the time this year as activity helps stimulate the prosperous 8 Water Star. If your bedroom is located in the North East, your health and relationships will improve this year. Buy a lovely red rug or picture and place them in your bedroom this year.
9 = Fame & Good Reputation
Great news! If your home or business is located in the South, because of your growing reputation and fame, your finances and business will improve this year. Place a large red rug at the entrance to your home or business. Make sure this entrance is used all the time this year as activity helps stimulate the prosperous 8 Water Star. If your bedroom is located in the South, your health and relationships will improve this year. Buy a lovely red rug or picture and place them in your bedroom this year.
142.5 - 157.5 degrees South East is where the Grand Duke resides this year. Try to avoid or minimize construction and digging here. If it is unavoidable, you may experience delays, equipment breakdowns and unforeseen obstacles.
Annual time stars are far more accurate when analysed in conjunction with the unique feng shui chart of your home or building, which is based on the year your home, shop or office was built and the exact facing direction. Therefore, a comprehensive feng shui consultation is recommended to predict and improve your unique situation.
To welcome in the Year of the Water Snake, start de-cluttering your home, office or shop now. Remove anything that is broken, you don't like or don't use. Get rid of gifts you don't like which are hidden in drawers or cupboards somewhere. Sell them on Ebay or give them to your favourite charity. These things energetically and emotionally drag you down and keep you from moving forward. You will be amazed how good you will feel when you remove 'old stuff' from your life.
Clutter in any area of your home, shop, or office will be blocking a part of your life. You will feel like you are stuck or stagnating. So get things moving and de-clutter your life!
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May the Year of the Snake bring you peace and prosperity! Carol G Partridge
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