The sign of the Snake contains various elemental components/influences. In addition to the obvious element of water, it also consists of metal, earth, and fire (as it is in the group of fire signs). There is an opposition between the water and fire elements, so for those wondering what the coming year will bring, this opposition will effect most people the same – a mix of good and bad fortune.
Being the 6th animal of the Chinese horoscope, and an even number, the Snake represents “Yin” (female energy). In addition, the symbol has the male components of metal, earth, and fire. When dealing with someone born in a year of the Snake, you may see a soft exterior, but expect a tough interior.
There are all kinds of ways that the Chinese New Year is celebrated, and they are all fueled by tradition. For those of you celebrating the luni-solar New Year, I wish you a Happy New Year of the Water Snake!
|(The Knots above are made and hung in homes to promote good luck for the coming year.)|