My Year of the Dragon is over. Welcome to the Year of the Snake!
Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year in the traditional lunar calendar.
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, years are named after animals based on the rotating cycle of “Twelve Animal Signs.” Every year corresponds to one of the twelve rotating animals – rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Every twelve years the same animal name reappears.
All those born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, or 2013 have Snake as their Zodiac sign.
People born in each animal’s year are said to have the personality of the animal. The personality traits of snake are:
wise and thoughtful (You are the deepest thinker), introspective and insightful, smart and clever, rational and logical, naturally intuitive with a sixth sense, charming, graceful, introverted, egoistical, skeptical, self-doubts, eccentricities, loneliness.
To learn more about the Year of the Snake, or the personality characteristics of your Zodiac Sign, check out the following links:
For more info about the Chinese New Year tradition, read my previous post the Year of the Tiger.
Happy Chinese New Year to all near and far who celebrate this special festival!