The colour of 2013 year of the snake is black. Black is the colour of deep waters, Space and the darkness of the Abyss. The snake will bring people unexpected changes sometimes causing instability and changeability. This year it is very important to plan and evaluate everything you do adequately before taking any action.
This is very useful information, especially for me. You see this afternoon, I had a black snake try to wriggle under my front door and come on in!
I grabbed my rainstick and pushed him right back out…of course, the thing to do when outside is to hose them and they go away. He was a young juvenile and probably looking for frogs on my front verandah, but I still wasn’t so sure about sharing my house with him!
I phoned NANA ( Native Animal Network Australia) who told me to hose him, which I said was most difficult to do indoors!
Anyway, he has gone now, and I am pleased about that. However, could the Universe have been anymore explicit!? I am paying even more attention now to any action I choose to undertake. I am also aware that the snake signifies transformation and healing. So, perhaps that is for me to look at as well.
So, the year of the snake – There are 3 things you may not have known that will add to your year…
1. Snake years are wisdom years.
All cultures around the world have seen the snake as the one animal that brings heaven, hell and earth together as it lives in all three worlds (underground, on the ground, up in the trees). It creates the symbol ‘S’, representing Sinful to Sensual to Spiritual. In Chinese mythology, the snake is the legless dragon, bringing the heavens down to earth. In 2013, get ready to stretch yourself with the best of times and the worst of times. As with the snake, our role is not as the protagonist or antagonist, but the wise witness.
2. Snakes years are renewal years.
From the Garden of Eden to the Aztec’s Quetzalcoatl, from the myths of Medusa to Cleopatra, in every culture the snake has been there at the beginning and the end of life. The symbol of the Ouroboros (the snake forming a circle and eating itself) can be found in all ancient cultures as a symbol for the eternal cycle of life – in Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece. In 2013, just as a snake sheds its skin, it is a year of rebirth and renewal. What will you let go of? “All things began in order so shall they end, so shall they begin again”
3. Snake years are money years.
In the Chinese Zodiac, snakes are financially fortunate. ‘S’ easily becomes ‘$’ with the snake. But unlike 2012’s Dragon, which attracts through majestic spectacle, the Snake is far more down-to-earth. That means success will come through more intimate, personal relationships and 1-to-1s, not through shouting to the crowd. Snakes can move quickly, but choose to move slowly. In 2013, in what part of your business will you slow down, and heighten your senses and sensitivity?
For all its symbolism, snakes remain one of the animals that humans fear most. The last few years have seen an increasing culture of fear that we are living in. Ultimately, 2013 is an opportunity for us to face our fears. It’s a chance for us to embrace life and all that comes with it. Let go, Live fully, Love completely.
Wishing you a magical, prosperous 2013.
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