On the 5th of May we enter the Chinese month of the Yin Wood Snake. The element of the Snake is Fire which is strengthened by the Wood element in the heavenly stem of both the month as well as the year.
The Snake and the Rooster have a harmony as they are trine to one another, part of the metal element. The Snake coil is the birth place of the metal element. So, this month, we have a harmony. The Snake is the ultimate sign of transformation, shedding it’s skin. So this month is the perfect time to let go, as we begin to move through the Autumn season.
Clear your space, shed the skin of anything surrounding you that no longer reflects your highest values and present purpose. Autumn is a time of change as the wind comes and blow the leaves towards the earth. Autumn is also the metal season, so we have a “descending” energy, like drawing a deep breath to renew ourselves. The metal element governs the lungs, so be sure to care for your lungs now with greater focus than usual.
The metal element is cold, however the Fire energy present in the Snake, will offer balance to this cold and help us discard, shed our skin, our ego, facade, and false aspects of our identity that may remain from previous limits and beliefs. And so, we must be sure to maintain this elemental balance with sufficient self care. Focus on your breathing consciously with regular yoga, stretching and or exercise.