Between the snow storms throughout the East, the Grammys and the news about the Pope resigning, Chinese New Year has taken a bit of a back seat. It started this past Sunday. This year we’re celebrating the Year of the Snake.
It’s interesting. In North American culture, when we refer to someone as a ‘snake’, it’s not very complimentary. And yet, ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will never starve.
In fact, this is the year of the water snake. Water snakes are influential and insightful. They manage others well. They are highly motivated, intellectual and very determined. They are success-oriented. While they are affectionate with family and friends, they keep their private lives private. So don’t expect them to be demonstrative when they’re with colleagues and business partners.
I read, somewhere, that snakes and pigs should avoid each other. Which is unfortunate. Because I am a fire Continue reading