Sunday, 10 February 2013

Year of the Serpent


Gung hey fat choy, everyone! Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Serpent!

In Chinese mythology, serpents are often associated with goddesses and heroines. Serpents bless us with the powerful feminine yin energy of wisdom, mystery and sensuality. Well, that sounds promising, doesn't it? So what can we expect in a Serpent Year? According to Susan Levitt and Jean Tang in Taoist Astrology:

The year of the Serpent is a time of introspection, planning, and seeking answers. People will ponder and think before they act. Good taste and elegance will prevail in fashion, theatre, film, and all the arts. Serpent wisdom influences contributions in the sciences through new technological inventions and discoveries. But this is not an auspicious year for gambling, investing, or taking any financial risks because the calamities of the previous Dragon year can continue into Serpent year. Expect political extremes, scandals, and the exposing of secrets.

Don't forget to exchange a small coin with a friend today to ensure good luck and prosperity for the upcoming year! Click here for details of this fun little ritual.

38 comments:

jadedj said...

Oh well, I'm outta coins...and bills for that matter...what do I do now?

jadedj said...

Oh and Happy New year, D ;-)

Snap said...

Go girls go!!!! Happy Lunar New Year!

turquoisemoon said...

Happy New Year. Will exchange coins and thanks for the ritual instruction.

Boho mom said...

I love the idea of exchanging coins...I'm on it!!
And ..."introspection, planning, and seeking answers"... this resonates with me.
Happy Year of the Serpent Deb!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I shall do my coin exchange!

Laurent said...

Good taste and elegance will prevail, YES to that.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Introspection, you say? Sounds like a good year to me. I am proud to say that the year I was born was one of the 'Year of the Serpent' years! I didn't know about the exchanging of coins. Sounds like fun.

DEZMOND said...

oh ,hell as if I didn't have enough pondering and introspection in my life so far....

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Debra!
It seems that serpents fare better in Chinese mythology than in Christian! Ohh ohh! I'm going gambling next weekend ~ to celebrate the Chinese LNY along with lion dances and dragon parades. Gung hey fat choy to you! Fun post!

Francie M said...

Happy year of the Serpent, Debra!

mistress maddie said...

"Good taste and elegance will prevail in fashion, theatre, film, and all the arts." Well this goes hand in hand with the Galliano news of a return!!! Later, my friends will thinks Im hitting the gin again when I pass out coins! I wonder when the year of the rooster is?

CraveCute said...

Great information! Happy New Year!

Sulky Kitten said...

Like the idea of exchanging the coin, anything to encourage good luck is welcomed.

Jim said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too Debra! Good luck!

Guillaume said...

Hey, I'm from the year of the Serpent! My year, cool.

Southpaw said...

Happy New Year! It's the year of the "Black Snake" which sounds cool, well cooler than "Water Snake".

Chung said...

I really enjoyed reading your post, Debra, for this information is very informative. Thank you!

Chung

Cheryl said...

Thinking before acting...I love the concept. Perhaps this is going to be a great year.

Laurie said...

I think this the year of the serpent will be the best year yet!

DWei said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

Nina Gray said...

I did it too! :)

Riot Kitty said...

I've been very introspective lately, so that sounds apt. I love the ritual, and will do it!

Judy said...

Cool description of the year to come

Jane said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Debra! I sure love the part about good taste and elegance prevailing ;)

Magic Love Crow said...

I think it's going to be a great year! Happy New Year ;o)

Barfly said...

As far as the year of the serpent representing femininity, I'm being absolutely serious, here Debra. One of my favorite all time songs is "I Feel Like a Woman", by, Canadian.....Shania Twain. I blew out a knee in Cabo to that song...lol.

Hindustanka said...

Happy Serpent year to everyone! :) Ok, I will not be buying any property this year..:))

Jeanne said...

Gung hey fat choy! :0)

A Beer For The Shower said...

As an impoverished writer I don't have any coins. And since I don't have any coins I won't be prosperous this year. Which means no chance of acquiring coins. It's a vicious cycle, isn't it?

Green Monkey said...

My daughter is half chinese, her dad is 100%. Back when we were married, I embraced many of his customs. I also learned to cook some great chinese dishes. People used to ask me if I cook chinese food and I used to answer, "we just call it food" ....:)

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I'm gonna do that coin exchange! I need some good luck and prosperity!

heartinhand said...

I have Union of the Snake by Duran Duran stuck in my head now.
Happy New Year!

laughingwolf said...

yuppers, aka year of the 'baby dragon' :)

good news today [11 feb]: prince of the evil empire to step down at month end; new pope by march...

Shelly Chandler said...

love your posts!!!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Happy New Year! As always, you entertain and inform. "Good taste and elegance will prevail in fashion, theatre, film, and all the arts." I really, truly hope so. There's far too much vulgarity, crudeness and low-vibration energy in the arts these days. A level of decency and good taste would be most refreshing!

JACKIESUE said...

I've been all sad and weepy cause I'm not making chinese new years and marde gras for the oldies..sigh*

Leeanna Henderson said...

David is a Snake and I'm a horse. We're not supposed to be compatible but hey we are because we're both Libra's. Strange...