May 10 - May 16, 2021
The week begins with the lines between the past, present and future blurred. While the nostalgic and reflective month of the Dragon and the final weeks of this current personal 12 month lunar cycle doesn't officially end until Wednesday, the Snake Moon that will usher in a new cycle begins on Monday. It is not until the New Moon this will create that one lunar month ends and the next begins but this time, you are still closing old doors as new doors start to open. This gives you a glimpse of the future as you close old doors, giving you a better view of where you have been but also of where you are going. This is a watershed point.
Year of the Ox
Feb 12, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
To fully understand the year that you are moving into there is a need to first understand where you have been. Especially when every lunar year is a flow on from the last. For the Snake, the Year of the Rat put a lot of focus on money matters. While 2020 created a lot of global financial uncertainty not everyone had the same experience, with your financial priorities and realities different from the next person. However, whatever your financial reality and regardless of where things stand as you move out of the Year of the Rat on 12th February, you have a chance to take your financial power back or at least set realistic financial expectations and resolutions for the coming year. A combination of the Rat’s financially savvy edge and knowing where things stand financially has put you in the driver’s seat for the rest of this financial year.
While the impact might not be evident straight away, just by moving in the Year of the Ox we are moving into calmer times. Yes, the Ox does require you to work hard and take responsibility but in return, he brings patience and the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. This is the case for everyone but especially for you. The Snake and Ox belong to the same ‘triad of affinity’ so are natural allies. You understand each other. You know that the Ox likes to play by the rules but you also know that by playing by the rules you benefit and with the mighty Ox on your side, you have a faithful ally. The Ox and Snake are the best of friends and as long as you don’t ask him to help you cut corners, he will be happy to let you hop on his massive back from time to time in order to get a free ride.
It is an added bonus that for the Snake, this is an exciting year for adventure, travel, learning and discovery or finding ways of branching out and extending your horizons. The world’s borders might not be open but life has plenty of other options. During the Year of the Ox, life should flow more smoothly, there will be more opportunities to expand your horizons, to study, travel and just embrace life more. If last year was a hard year then expect this year to be a lot easier. If you have worked with the financially savvy Rat you might even have managed to put some money aside to fund your bucket list and if not, he has left you with all the tools.
About the Snake
The Snake is sophisticated, charming and graceful. They have an uncanny innate wisdom that makes them inscrutable. They are usually concerned with their appearance. Snakes are mysterious and are often drawn to secrecy, the occult and the mystics.
They can be graceful and very beautiful but need to guard against vanity and materialism. With a very intense nature, they can also be quick to take offense and lash out. But this can be tempered with the wisdom and intelligence they can find within.
Although they have the ability to attract money, a Snake is not likely to make their gain in gambling or risky undertakings. Although sometimes stingy, they love the luxuries in life and take great pleasure in good food and elegant living. A snake would rather go without than have second best.
Snakes can be extreme creatures where no middle grounds exist. They are either highly successful or fail miserably. It is either the top or the bottom. The same goes for romantic relationships, if they can't have the "cream of the crop", they would rather remain alone. Snakes are sexually passionate and can be seemingly promiscuous, but that is merely due the secretive quality of their nature.
Compatible: Roosters & Oxen
Incompatible: Tigers, Horses, Monkeys & Pigs