Overview Forecast of 2013 Water Snake Year in General
Hail mighty Dragon! Your arrival is most welcome. People and businesses around the world have had difficult times over the last few years, so the good luck you bring is timely and needed.
Dragon gets all the press, but Snake is the Yin to the Dragon's Yang. They are the fifth and sixth Earthly Branches of the Chinese Zodiac and form a karmic pair. That means we can expect high highs and low lows again this year. You see, like the Dragon, the Snake does not settle for mediocrity. True, the Snake is more subtle than the flamboyant Dragon, but it makes as big a splash-when it wants to.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is Snake is the thinker and Dragon the doer. That means we're likely to see significant developments in the area of science and technology. Research and development will flourish. It'll be a great time to be in academia.
This is a good time for me to say this is a Water year. And that's the element most closely associated with education and research. So Water reinforces the Snake's influence in this area, making 2013 a very special year for scientists and scholars.
It may come as surprise then, when I say the Snake is not a nerd. No no no. It's not clueless when it comes to worldly matters or exercising common sense. Just the opposite. Snake is a world class sensor. It effortlessly picks up vibes. I'm talking not only physical but mental. Snake knows what's going on. It senses truth-and falsehood. In Dragon year a former director of the American CIA was embroiled in scandal. Just wait and see what Snake reveals! Dragon served up an appetizer, but Snake will give us the main course! It's a good time for all of us to be on our best behavior.
Throughout history parents in China have hoped to have children during Dragon years. What famous people will be born in 2012, and how will they change the world? The year 1952 claims world leaders including Vladimir Putin and Lee Hsien Loong. In the world of sport Jimmy Connors dominated the world of tennis and became one of the greatest players ever, while football coach Bill Belichick has struck fear into the hearts of opponents, winning four super bowls in the process. And, Craig Newmark, founder of Craig's List, has revolutionized the world of advertising. In fact Dragons dominate the world of business. CEOs born in 1952 have run Coca Cola, Exxon-Mobil, Alberto-Culver, Time Warner, Colgate- Palmolive, Viacom, UPS, Radio Shack, Clorox, Tiffany & Company, Hershey, ITT, Macy's, Xerox and Walgreens to name a few.
And it's not just scandal we have to worry about. Of all the Chinese Astrology signs, Snake is the one most associated with revenge. We're likely to see some unpleasant acts, including terrorism. And while the Occupy Movement hit a lull in Dragon year, I expect to see more protests against world financial systems in 2013 as individuals and governments struggle with debt issues.
Please don't get the wrong idea. I'm firmly among those who believe Snake gets a bad rap in "the West." It's a great sign, a positive one. Advancement of new ideas, great works of literature, art and philosophy are due at least in part to Snake energy. It's also the one most closely associated with mysticism, reflection and introspection. This is a time to ask the important questions. To go deep. What's it all about? What's going on-in our personal lives and in the world?
And let me say something else about Water. It favors travel, networking, communications, and interpersonal relations in general. So this is a perfect time for you to branch out. Go somewhere you've never been. Attend a convention. Meet new people. Join toastmasters.
Finally, I want to say the Snake closes out the first half of the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It represents a pause between the high charged energy of Dragon and Horse years. This is a pause with a purpose, however, not just a resting spell. It's time to reflect on the past and to plan for the future.