February 22 - February 28, 2021
There is a strong focus on balance this week and especially on a balance between work and play. The month of the Tiger is always the first full month of any new lunar year and for the Snake, this is a competitive and professionally charged month and as it will always begin in either January or February, is the point when you can get serious about getting your new professional year off the ground. The problem is that this is also the first month of the adventurous Year of the Ox and you are still working out how to balance the two. The Moon is helping with this and especially when it comes to partitioning the week. A lucrative Horse Moon and friend to the Tiger gets the working week off to a good start, while a playful Rooster Moon will bring a chance to take your work hat off over the weekend.
Year of the Ox
Feb 12, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
To fully understand the year that you are moving into there is a need to first understand where you have been. Especially when every lunar year is a flow on from the last. For the Snake, the Year of the Rat put a lot of focus on money matters. While 2020 created a lot of global financial uncertainty not everyone had the same experience, with your financial priorities and realities different from the next person. However, whatever your financial reality and regardless of where things stand as you move out of the Year of the Rat on 12th February, you have a chance to take your financial power back or at least set realistic financial expectations and resolutions for the coming year. A combination of the Rat’s financially savvy edge and knowing where things stand financially has put you in the driver’s seat for the rest of this financial year.
While the impact might not be evident straight away, just by moving in the Year of the Ox we are moving into calmer times. Yes, the Ox does require you to work hard and take responsibility but in return, he brings patience and the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. This is the case for everyone but especially for you. The Snake and Ox belong to the same ‘triad of affinity’ so are natural allies. You understand each other. You know that the Ox likes to play by the rules but you also know that by playing by the rules you benefit and with the mighty Ox on your side, you have a faithful ally. The Ox and Snake are the best of friends and as long as you don’t ask him to help you cut corners, he will be happy to let you hop on his massive back from time to time in order to get a free ride.
It is an added bonus that for the Snake, this is an exciting year for adventure, travel, learning and discovery or finding ways of branching out and extending your horizons. The world’s borders might not be open but life has plenty of other options. During the Year of the Ox, life should flow more smoothly, there will be more opportunities to expand your horizons, to study, travel and just embrace life more. If last year was a hard year then expect this year to be a lot easier. If you have worked with the financially savvy Rat you might even have managed to put some money aside to fund your bucket list and if not, he has left you with all the tools.
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