Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 Is The Year Of The Snake

Picture from Wikimedia Commons
  Gung Hay Fat Choy!

According to the lunar Chinese calendar, February 10, 2013 begins the Year of the Snake.

Snakes are powerful totems. They represent transformation and healing. Creative forces are awakening this year. You may notice your intuition sharpening.

According to this website, some famous people born in the year of the snake are Bob Dylan, Greta Garbo, Brad Pitt, Brooke Shields, Oprah Winfrey and Virginia Woolf. Snake years include 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, and of course 2013.

Caduceus picture, Wiki Commons
Snakes represent wholeness and infinity. You will find the snake a powerful symbol in mythology. The two intertwining snakes - caduceus - is a symbol of modern medicine, but the caduceus was also used in ancient Greece as a symbol of Hermes (as readers of  Percy Jackson will know: they were named Martha and George in that series). They are also symbols relating to the gods/goddesses Isis, Hera and Athena. The most famous Gorgon, Medusa, had snakes for hair. Snakes are strong symbols which can evoke power as well as fear.

We hope you have a wonderful year full of healing, power, intuition and creativity. This is the year to shed your skin and transform, becoming ever closer to your true essence with each shedding.

Happy New Year, Gung Hay Fat Choy!

~ David and Melissa Sokulski, L.Ac.

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