Sometimes snakes glide over smooth ground, while at other times ride from bump to bump - this year is one of the latter. While you do have to contend with the Tai Sui and the nasty Year Breaker stars (see Affliction Deflection), you are also well-aspected for travel which could lead to some positive developments that are not obvious from where you sit now.

Famous Snakes:

President of the PRC Xi Jinping; author JK Rowling and actor Ben Stiller.

Water Snake:
10 Feb 2013 - 30 Jan 2014
14 Feb 1953 - 02 Feb 1954
Metal Snake:
24 Jan 2001 - 11 Feb 2002
27 Jan 1941 - 14 Feb 1942
Earth Snake:
06 Feb 1989 - 26 Jan 1990
10 Feb 1929 - 29 Jan 1930
Fire Snake:
18 Feb 1977 - 06 Feb 1978
23 Jan 1917 - 10 Feb 1918
Wood Snake:
02 Feb 1965 - 20 Jan 1966
04 Feb 1905 - 24 Jan 1906

Water and fire are in your chart and could lead to issues with your teeth, face or feet. If there is a wind blowing through your residence, you may want to block its passage as both colds and fevers could be in your sights. If you are in a rush, take time to breathe and calm down. May and November loom as dangerous for losing blood so beat the stars to it and donate some, or have a test done.


The lovely tropical island you’ve been thinking of buying? This is not the year for it. Put that glossy brochure away and concentrate on more realistic goals. Investment returns can come, but you may find yourself working hard for small gains. You have the Magnificent Spending star (大耗星) visiting and that has a tendency to make you open your wallet more frequently than is wise.


The Peach Blossom star (桃花星) of love is not strong with you this year. Don’t spend the time nagging your better half as they may bite back. If you’re in a relationship then get away somewhere together. If not, spend a little more time dating yourself so you know what you like and dislike. Others will approve of you more for that.


Not the best time to speak with a forked tongue. Possible antagonism with someone senior to you is high this year. Regardless of what is right, you’ll fare better to keep your skin on and stay hidden. If you play that out you’ll find, conversely, opportunities to advance that will bring added responsibilities. The options should be clear to you.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing

(Book of Changes)


Approach has supreme success. Perseverance furthers. When the eighth month comes, there will be misfortune.


The earth above the lake: the image of approach. Thus the superior man is without limits in his tolerance and protection of the people.


Six at the top means great-hearted approach. Good fortune. No blame.


No-one ever said that being perfect was easy - your inexhaustible will to teach others may not always be interpreted in quite the same spirit. Your tolerance and protection of these unenlightened beings is laudable. The eighth month is the Ides of September, take your toga on a holiday.

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