|Northern Water Snake (by Beades)|
Hanban.com (along with its disclaimer citing no "affiliations with any official Chinese government agencies or government sponsored business") tells us that this Year of the Black Water Snake will begin on February 10, 2013 (which just about coincides with the new moon in Aquarius). The Snake sign (sixth of the Chinese Zodiac) is said to be "enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected." This sixth sign is also associated with a sixth sense.
"Snakes" in general tend to be rather mysterious (some might call it sneaky). They like to feel safe, secure and protected - often mistrusting others and relying mainly upon themselves. Their ambition and determination, if left unchecked, can result in egotism and conceit. Although they can hang on to money with a stingy grasp, they can also spend it faster than they earn it. Their own attractiveness, coupled with their love of beauty, can sometimes be quite disruptive of traditional family life.
The "Water" element of this Year of the Snake can temper things a bit. Water Snakes "are lucky with
finances" and "always seem to have money flowing their way." They "love to socialize" and are known to be "very thoughtful and considerate of others." The "Black" element, which is associated with "Space, Arctic night, darkness on the Abyss… a color of deep waters" tends to shake things out of their comfort zone. The Black Snake will therefore "bring people unexpected changes, instability, and changeability." Careful planning and caution is advised during this potentially profound period.
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