Welcome to the Year of the Black Water Snake.
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If you are like me, you would like to know what is in store for this year, which has been associated with the trickiest animal of the Chinese zodiac. But before that, some of the basics:
There are 12 animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse and goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) in the Chinese Zodiac. Each year in the Chinese zodiac is represented by an animal. (Last year was the year of The Dragon.) And the animal rules the traits of the person born on that year and also defines how the year would be for the rest of us. It also means that all the people born on a particular year in the Chinese zodiac will have similar traits associated with the animals sign but will differ immensely depending on the place, day and hour of their birth.
There are also five different elements that influence a person (metal, water, wood, fire and earth) depending on the year of birth. Moreover, these elements are linked with the celestial planets and each element is identified by a unique color as well. Now, as the same animal sign repeats after 12 years, will a person born on the exact same moment, same place and under the same animal sign differ from the person born 12 years after at the exact same place, moment and under the same animal sign? Yes, very much so, as the last numeral of the year of birth denotes the element sign associated with that person, which will probably provide a different influence. As the Water element is denoted by Black, this year is the Year of the Black Water Snake, also known as the year of the Junior Dragon. Easy way to check out your Chinese zodiac sign and element is here!
Combined with the characteristics of the animal sign for this year and its compatibility with the birth animal sign, along with the birth element, we could determine our luck or the lack of it :) Or we could just sing the Que sera sera song and let whatever will be, will be!
Snake, is a charming, enticing and enigmatic animal which promises a year of turmoil and transformations. Snake years have not been very investor friendly, but research and innovations are sure to flourish this year. Snakes are always associated with cleverness, intelligence and tenacity, it probably will require steadfastness, seriousness, introspection and focus in all walks of life for this year. A slow but steady Snake year, to win the race!
With Oprah Winfrey, Liv Tyler, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Queen Elizabeth I born under the Snake, this year is sure to be a beautiful one :) More snakes: John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan, James Joyce, Martha Stewart, Kanye West, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Sheen, Courtney Love, Howard Stern, and Edgar Allan Poe.
Pretty Chinese pics depicting the year of the snake here!