The Year of the Water Snake 2013

The Snake is the Yin Fire animal of the Chinese Zodiac, governing the Heart organ known as the “Seat of Consciousness” where memory is stored and emotions are felt. Like a small candle flame, it is powerful in being the beginning of great transformation as it’s sets light to far greater spheres beyond it’s own. In a “Water” year, we can energetically link the force of the two elements to unite as a ripple effect, extending our oneness consciousness of unity, connectedness and merging forces within human kind.

Spiritually this Astrological period marks a mystic initiation into the balancing of opposing forces between fire and water, yin and yang, external and internal. This year brings us to face the crucial need to honour the inner life by voicing our deepest truth, our soul seated yearnings and hidden treasures of the spirit. It’s time to speak and share our wisdom so as to lead the way in the discovery of our own unique insights and offerings in contribution to the unspoken needs of humanity.
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The fire of the Snake animal heats up the water, giving it visibility, awakening us to it’s power to transform, dissipate, reach out and expand it’s influence. The water element is needed now more most as we face the two year transit through “fire” animals, from the Snake to the Horse, where energy is set alight through the unfolding of the spiritual heart flower, the expression and giving of who we are. The Astrological fire season brings a rebirthing through the burning off of rigid branches, dried up directions and misguided assumptions. This is a time to choose again, from the wisdom of our highest discoveries, from a presence free of past shaping towards a space of sharing and experiential exploration of perfection, gratitude and clarity of soul purpose. 2013 is the year of discovery, awakening and alignment with the forces of destiny, With relationships and health as our undeniable foundations for life, this year brings lessons in the value of connection, harmony and compassion, as we learn the art of living through the heart so as to bypass everything that blocks or limits our fulfilment of being our honest selves.
The Discovery of Chiron…
The asteroid Chiron was discovered in the year of the snake…both associated symbolically with “healing”. Used as an image of medicine, the year of the Snake is upon us, with the global anticipation of the well known prediction of significant change from ancient Astrological calculations of the Mayan culture. Chiron is the asteroid that brings healing through the journey seeking to transform painful wounds into wisdom and strength.
The Snake is a fire animal rules the heart being the seat of consciousness which indicates a year of psycho-spiritual evolution and confrontation. In the Yin Water Snake, the elemental dynamic gives greater insight into the potential manifestations awaiting us. Yin water governs the kidneys, which are the store house of vital life force energy (chi) and sexual / reproductive / regenerative powers (potency and fertility).
Given the animal is the foundation of energetic influence Astrologically speaking, the Fire element is stronger in 2013, meaning we will need to look closely at strengthening our Kidney chi (energy) with sufficient rest, rather than over exertion and depletion of vital nutrients for wellbeing. This year will potentially reveal any weaknesses related to lifestyle and environmental impacts contributing to infertility, fatigue and insomnia.
Health practitioners will likely be called upon more for help to restore Kidney strength where stress, toxins and exhaustion require attention. Given Chiron is now in Pisces, it is time to care for the water element…facing old wounds of spiritual uneasiness for the purpose of completion. Given the Snake is the foundation of the Astrological dynamic in 2013, the fire element will bring water to the boil, challenging us to move with grace from passion to mission, releasing all that has passed, so that space is created for the birth of new possibilities.
The Snake is a spiritual animal helping us to burn the overgrown so as to make way for future growth and clear untameable obstruction.  With the snake being the seed of the metal element, in it’s coil, we can begin to melt and transform old forms from rigid to refined and renewed. This coming year foretells a time for burning old ideals, thinking patterns and rigid beliefs into ashes that form new ground.
Water element (day / self sign)
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Water people (born on a water day – in the Chinese Astrological calendar) will be called upon this year to step forward, take control and gain recognition for the fruits of their labours. Water souls have a busy year in 2013 while spreading their wings and expanding to greater heights…which brings them to need caution where their vital energy may steam and dissipate in spreading themselves too thinly. An interesting time indeed.

Metal element (day / self sign)

Metal people will make significant changes this year in surrendering to the powers that be and letting go of rigidly set ways. 2013 brings transformation to Metal people more than most, in breaking them down to become more malleable, flexible and willing to explore the unknown so as to be of service in ways that require the ultimate level of selflessness that lead to greater wisdom, recognition and humbling.

Earth element (day / self sign)

Earth spirits shall finally obtain their well earned support and recognition for their valuable contribution to sustainable living, through a commitment to nurturing the solidarity of existence. Overall Earth people will be strengthened by the energy of the Water Snake.. in particular, Yin earth people will have an incredibly harmonious year with relationships.

Fire element (day / self sign)

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Fire element people have a year of challenge in learning how to balance their energy and remain creative while under the pressure of the Water’s presence. Fire people will have a very busy year of self refinement, discipline and application. On the other hand, you may at times feel a little under the water’s weather. The key will be to keep moving to maintain momentum and spark.

Wood element (day / self sign)

Wood people have a brilliant potential to shine this year as elemental influences are just ripe for the picking. Wood need both Fire (brought through the Snake) and Water elements to grow in sunshine, heat and water. 2013 brings perfect conditions for wood to grow and expand rapidly. The water Snake brings balance and blessings to wood people, with the stars aligned perfectly to enhance their strengths and allow them to soak up all that deep water wisdom.

Looking back…forecast by element for the previous year
Feng Shui transits for 2013 (Best directions)
Lo Shui
This years annual central star is 5. This diagram is called a Lo Shu diagram…showing us where each of the 9 stars a located through each year. These numbers represent energetic influences in each of the compass directions through this year, which aligns with their natural position (direction).

In Flying Star Feng Shui, we are now in “The Age of 8”, making it the most auspicious and influence in this current cycle 2004 – 2024. In each “age” there are 3 stars that bring “good luck”, fortune and abundance. They are the current age and it’s 2 following stars, now 9 & 1.

Each of the 9 stars represent a certain archetype / vibrational force. 8 is the star of fertility, youth, spirituality, health and human relationships and wealth (very akin to Feng Shui itself). This means that there is great potential for those who have an entry in the North East aspect (direction) of their home / business this year.

For those with an entry in the North (1) or South (9) – this year also holds great promise of opportunity.

With 1 signifying the Water element & Academic advancement, promotion, and flow (money)…North facing buildings have great potential this year to attract success.

With 9 representing the fire element, spirituality, recognition, creativity and expansion, this year bring South facing buildings have the enhanced ability to grow through transformation, purification and rebirth, as well as self expression, creative pursuits and outlets, that promise greater rewards and fulfilment that blossoms.

2 replies
  1. aimee leeumans
    aimee leeumans says:

    This is impressive Leah. I haven’t been looking at Chinese astrology for quite a while, but it resonates so much with what I can feel the seeds of. Reading about the effect on wood it all makes even more sense. Beautiful blog.

    • sacredspaceastrology
      sacredspaceastrology says:

      Thanks Aimee! I am grateful to her it:) From memory, you yourself are Wood self element (day sign) also, Yang Wood. So you would love the Water Snake as I do. I really appreciate the feedback, especially coming from you who I have been so inspired by!


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