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Year of the Snake

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!!

It is now the Year of the Yin Water Snake.... or black snake.
The last time this happened was 60 years ago. So, if you were born in the Chinese year of 1953 you will be finishing your sixty year cycle. Other snake years are: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Big things happen in your year so be careful!

So lets look at the words:
Yin = the dark side of the hill, the moon, shadows, internal, cool, solid, the female aspect. It is the balance of yang. Everything is composed of both yin and yang.

Water = as you can see in nature, water has many aspects. It fills space, a flowing powerful force, it finds its way into everything, it is reflective, and has great endurance to keep going, Everything needs water and without it we are fearful. Fear and paranoia are associated with the water element. On the one hand it is adaptable and changeable and to the extreme it will appear as shape-shifting of sorts. It is a great reservoir- of life energy, knowledge, wisdom. It is associated with black or a very dark blue. This is why it is the year of the black snake. Water is winter, an internal time of conserving our reserves, reflecting, and preparing for the growth of the spring. It is the time of conception.

A snake has many qualities too. They grow new skin and shed the old. It is trans-formative, starting fresh. A snake is patient, waiting until the time is right. Snakes are a symbol of wisdom. But it is best not to disturb a snake! Just think about a snake in the wild and how they are.

So, what will this mean to us this year? I invite your interpretations here.

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Art Cashin on CNBC - year of the snake

- Pearl Harbor
- 9/11
- 1929 Market Crash

It's going to be an interesting year

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

9//11 and Pearl Harbor

are both years of the Metal Snake. That is really interesting. The 1929 crash would be an earth snake. Water snakes are 1953 and 1893. 1893 was the panic into a big depression. Oh and we all know what happened in 1953 which we are suffering blowback from now. On the other hand, it was boom times economically and the Korean war ended.

I figure we will get out of Afghanistan early and then put our focus into more hidden things like drones and behind the scenes influences on other governments. Maybe Iran one more time. Oh joy.

edit: just to add that we will try to do these things while we pretend to be at peace. Although a monetary collapse is certainly possible. I will ponder that some more.

Well, I've still got a few months to go

to finish my 60 year cycle... can't say these aren't interesting times.

Anyway - Yeah, Year of the Snake! (巳年 "midoshi" in Japanese)

Might (or might not) also be the first full year of the Age of Aquarius:

"Some astrologers say the Age of Aquarius actually begins in 2012. That’s because they believe the star Regulus in the constellation Leo the Lion marked the ancient border between the constellations Leo and Cancer. This star moves to within 30o of the September equinox point in 2012, meaning that Regulus leaves the sign Leo to enter the sign Virgo this year. Presuming equal-sized constellations in antiguity, that places the border of the constellations Pisces and Aquarius at 150o west of Regulus, or at the March equinox point. By this reckoning, the Age of Aquarius starts in 2012."


Peace, Love, Keep Your Powder Dry

- Blue Republic

interesting about aquarius

Wonder if we will be able to tell in hindsight. I suppose not, or we would know when pisces started and thus already know the answer. It is a little like telling when the change of a season actually occurs. When is there more yin than yang and vice versa. The transitions are difficult to tell. In astrology it would seem to be easier but only if everyone uses the same definitions!

I am feeling I will make a quiet transformation this year.....maybe sleeker and stronger and more agile. I will prepare myself for what is to come.