Happy Chinese New Year– it’s the year of the Water Snake. Water Snake energy is feminine, i.e., generating, creating energy. There is great power in tapping into this extremely intuitive and insightful energy. The Water Snake is a master at keeping her own counsel. By playing her cards close to the vest and taking her time, she banks her energy so well that when she decides to take action, she moves decisively, forcefully and with great success.
Water Snake energy is also about relating and working well with others. This type of co-operation powerfully enhances her ability to brilliantly perceive and make concepts real.
Water Snake years are powerful years, known for increased intuition, wealth and formidable insights leading to dramatic leaps in one’s social and financial positions. Transformation is the goal of the Snake. Whenever she appears, she asks the question—“What will you change and how will you do it?”
Your message for this very primal and pivotal year of the Water Snake comes in the form of an affirmation that will guide you in navigating your new terrain of possibilities and opportunities. Print it out and read it often to remind you of your mission.
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have—and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” James Belasco and Ralph Stayer
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” Niccolo Machiavelli
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes — it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm.” Peter Drucker
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “I’ll go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” David Livingstone
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.” Emmanuel
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “When the door of happiness closes, another opens. But often times we look so long at the closed door that we don’t see the one which has been opened for us. Remember, it’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” Anonymous
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “You have done what you could—some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Anonymous
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.” Marshall McLuhan
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” Thomas Carlyle
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.” William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Peter Drucker