Yesterday was the first day of the Chinese New Year. This is the year of the snake. Some the Chinese New Year greetings include:
Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. It is the most important of the Chinese Holidays. Yesterday, Sunday February 10th was the beginning of Chinese New Year. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. Lasting 15 days makes it the longest festival. It is also called the Spring Festival.
I found this horoscope by Stephanie Dempsey for Tarot.com describing what this year may bring to us.
February 10, 2013 marks the Chinese New Year, kicking off the Year of the Black Water Snake in Chinese Astrology. Snake years tend to bring unexpected transformations to our lives. Yet while there may not be many outward manifestations of change, there will be plenty of activity beneath the surface. Behind-the-scenes talks, secret negotiations and clandestine activity will characterize this Chinese year … things are not what they seem in a Snake year.
The Water element is emotive, compassionate and perceptive. By tuning into your intuition, you can detect changes that can’t be perceived with the naked eye. If you sense your company is in trouble, update your resume and collect your work samples. Does your romantic partner seem distant and distracted? Don’t wait for your partner to announce their dissatisfaction. Schedule a romantic vacation and plan more date nights.
Snake years reward those who do plenty of research before making a move. Whether you’re hiring a contractor or dating someone new, be sure to do a background check. Do you need to buy an expensive appliance? Read consumer reports and customer surveys before making your purchase. Are you going to school? Find out which institutions offer the best programs for your needs. By arming yourself with knowledge, you’ll make the most of this transformative year. Hmmm, could be an interesting year.