Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year 2013. If you go to Chinatown (in all over the world, not only in the Philippines), you’ll probably enjoy the dragon and lion dance that is always present during their celebration. I’m not sure what it symbolizes but I think it brings them good luck.
This year is also known as the year of the Water Snake, also called Junior Dragon by Chinese people. It is the 6th sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
So what would be our Year 2013 like in general?
According to Manila Standard Today, snakes are regarded on a more positive note in the Chinese Zodiac. Snakes are considered intriguing and capable of having a mesmerizing effect on others. Snakes are also known to be attractive and well-groomed. They are also known for preferring quality over quantity in buying clothing and accessories. It would be an interesting year for the rest of 2013.
This year’s lucky colors are gold, silver, white, beige, yellow, brown and red. Unlucky colors are green, black, grey, and blue.
Now let’s see what’s in store for the RATS this year. Similar to the link I’ve research before during the Year of the Dragon, I visited it again and here’s what the Chinese Fortune Calendar says:
Rat people’s fortune in 2013 Snake year is fine. According to Chinese Horoscopes Five-Element theory, Rat is in the Water group and Snake of 2013 is Fire. Since Fire is afraid of Water, Water Rat can overcome the Fire Snake. Fire is related to money to Rat. The major activity in 2013 will connected to money and friends. 2013 is a Fire Snake under the Water. Fire and Water are opposite elements. This implies Rat people will gain some and lose some in 2013. If you do well in the first half of 2013, that doesn’t mean you will be luck during entire year. Remember some big Snake could swallow a Rat. Therefore, as long as you don’t push yourself too hard, then you will have a happy Snake year of 2013.
Rat people should have good people relationship in 2012 Dragon year. Those social activities will continue in 2013. But there is a sign of quarrel appearing in the Snake year. Rat people have better not to be willful and stubborn. That type of attitude might ruin their people relationship or love connection, especially for women.
Career: Rat people have lesser career luck in Snake year than the Dragon Year. However, this is not a bad news. This is because Rat people have lesser job pressure in 2013. Rat people will spend more time with friends. Your friends will come to help, support or cover you whenever you receive the trouble form boss, customers or tasks, Also, Water is connected to wisdom; Rat is considered as an smart animal. Any career obstacle appearing in 2013, Rat people should be able to solve the problem using its intelligence.
Money: Money luck is OK in Black Water Snake year. 2013 contain Water and Fire. Water will make Rat people busy in enjoying their social life. Fire will let Rat people involve the money activities. Either Rat people work with friends to generate more income or Rat people have to spend money on their friends. Usually, if your astrology birth chart is lacking in Water, then your friend will provide you with financial advice or tell you about investment opportunities. The money luck will be turn out much better than you expected. If your astrology birth chart already has too much Water, then your friends might ask a financial aid from you. Because Water and Fire are adverse elements, your money luck is hard to last for year long. So Rat people have better not doing the risky investment in 2013. Anyway, the money luck is there, but not steady. As long as you are not greedy, you will bring in a satisfied income in 2013.
Love: Rat cannot get along with Snake too well. Rat is in Water group. Snake is in Fire group. Fire and Water are hostile elements. 2013 is not a good year for love relationship for Rat people. It will take more time for people looking for love to find the ideal partner. Year of Snake is easier to bring up argument or dispute. For Rat people in love should be careful to watch out their words and acts. There is a moving-and-changing sign in 2013. Some Rat people might be quite busy in job position or love relationship. When something is troubling you, you can use vacation for traveling to relieve the tension, which will help you to cool down your mind. In short, Rat people need to have more patience for love relationship. Rat people are smart. They should be able to find a better timing of a romantic moment.
Health: The health luck is fair. In Water Snake year, Rat people have better to watch their health in kidney and bladder area. Rat people should find time for exercise and travel to relax their body and mind to prevent the cardiovascular system might bring up problem, especially for whose people work or sit more than 8 hours a day. It’s a good idea to attend a seminar to renew your knowledge or to visit a museum to recharge your spirit. Also, Rat people should stay away from alcohol and tobacco in 2013.
So, 50-50 for us Rat people! I think Manila Bulletin releases a newspaper with full and detailed description of the horoscopes every year. I’m not really sure when it is published but I heard it from my friends before.
Anyway, whatever our horoscope says about our future I still believe in our own human strength. It is still our choice if we rely on what our individual horoscope says. In the end, you’ll still be the one responsible for your own fortune. It is your choice if you want to be lucky and successful for this year 2013.
Good luck and Happy New Year!
What’s your horoscope for this year?