August 12 - August 18, 2019
Of the four weeks that make up the month of the Monkey, this is the most important and potent week, with everything building towards a Full Moon midweek. Any lunar month begins and ends on a New Moon, with a Full Moon falling at the halfway point. However, this isn't just a road marker that tells you that the month is half over, with the dynamics of the month defined by the lunar phases. Until the Full Moon, the Moon is in its waxing phase, so everything is growing and building and in this case, for the Snake this means home and family matters or just the things close to home. This Full Moon is a Tiger Moon, which is good for professional matters so there could be some work/life balance tension, as the Monkey fights back. However, considering that the playful month of the Rooster is just two weeks away by then, the timing couldn't be better.
2019 - Year of the Pig
For the Snake, the Year of the Dog has been a busy year, with a chance to catch your breath as it comes to an end. The momentum created has managed to get this professional year off to the kind of start that you can continue to benefit from. This should continue to see job growth and momentum, but without the busy pace the last 12 months have set. In a way, this is a chance to rest on your laurels and let things play out. However, the month of the Tiger, which begins on the Chinese New Year, will provide a boost in professional momentum, especially on the career front.
This is a chance to capitalize on all the Dog has helped instigate over the past 12 months. For the Snake, the Year of the Pig turns the focus onto your relationships, but also brings you to the halfway point in your personal 12 year lunar cycle. The Snake and the Pig are opposing signs and this can be challenging.
This is a year when you will be asked to show up in your relationships, and when you will also be required to be true to yourself. At times when your personal and relationship needs clash, there could be tension, but the Pig is here to help you create something real and authentic.
This year the lunar nodes are in synch with the lunar year and this brings a lot of support on the communication front. It is less that this is a challenging year and more that you are being challenged to show up, in terms of your own personal truth and in all your relationships, from personal to professional and everything in between. However, you will find that life is less busy than it was last year and that you do have more time to invest in your personal and relationship growth.
You should find that things flow more smoothly in other areas of your life and on the financial and professional fronts in particular. After so much invested during the Year of the Dog this could bear fruit on the income front this year and in June and July in particular.
About the Snake
The Snake is sophisticated, charming and graceful. They have an uncanny innate wisdom that makes them inscrutable. They are usually concerned with their appearance. Snakes are mysterious and are often drawn to secrecy, the occult and the mystics.
They can be graceful and very beautiful but need to guard against vanity and materialism. With a very intense nature, they can also be quick to take offense and lash out. But this can be tempered with the wisdom and intelligence they can find within.
Although they have the ability to attract money, a Snake is not likely to make their gain in gambling or risky undertakings. Although sometimes stingy, they love the luxuries in life and take great pleasure in good food and elegant living. A snake would rather go without than have second best.
Snakes can be extreme creatures where no middle grounds exist. They are either highly successful or fail miserably. It is either the top or the bottom. The same goes for romantic relationships, if they can't have the "cream of the crop", they would rather remain alone. Snakes are sexually passionate and can be seemingly promiscuous, but that is merely due the secretive quality of their nature.
Compatible: Roosters & Oxen
Incompatible: Tigers, Horses, Monkeys & Pigs