Think you’re the master of silent slithering, of unknown and unbidden moves? Think again. This year much good fortune will come from hidden sources, or from those who don’t initially make their role clear to you. Even from places distant to you, this goodwill may flow. Perhaps hold off on replying to that email letting you know that half the wealth of a small despotic country is ready to be transferred to your bank account.

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

Augmenting your fortune:

Chain-shaped pictures or objects

Lucky colours:



In a world of brambles and thistles, even snakes take collateral damage, but that’s why you slough, no? Petty annoyances abound but no serious maladies seem to be lurking in your chart. The usual rules apply to snake diets: don’t eat more than five or six times your body weight at one sitting, make sure you’re getting enough exercise and don’t just loiter by the door snacking on the odd passing rodent. You’ll be fine.


How should a snake measure wealth? Surely not by the garish and tacky gold coins that line the pockets of lesser forms of life. Your status and position are due for a rise, those scales can be polished to a more resplendent hue. Your name becomes a byword for quality and reliability – those tacky gold coins will follow along, not that you’re counting.


Love is expensive, we all know that. This year you have an opportunity to save for future opportunities. Falling in love with your career is also a viable strategy this year, but it won’t always be the case, so make the most of it while it’s well aspected. One small note for those of you who have both a job and a loved one already, better to not forget about either.


The Trinity Platform star is hovering nearby. How to best make use of this largesse? Accustomed as it is to dealing with emperors and ministers, you can see where you’re heading. You and your boss are going to be locked in a double helix of regard and promotion. There’s no direct elevator to the upper echelon so you’ll have to take the stairs and work at it, but the door is open and it’s for you to, er, play snakes and ladders.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing (Book of Changes)

After Completion. Success in small matters. Perseverance furthers. Good fortune at the beginning and disorder at the end.
Water over fire: the image of the condition in After Completion. Thus, the superior man gives thought of misfortune and arms himself against it in advance.
Six in the second place means: the woman loses the curtain of her carriage. Do not run after it; you will get it on the seventh day.
Everything precious to you has an automatic boomerang fitted to it this year. Wherever it is cast, it will find its way back to you (the lucky few will also get a free kangaroo head). Should you lose the curtain to your carriage, stay in the carriage, outside… bear-ogres eat men’s souls and snow and frost snap men’s bones. Stay in the carriage.