Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Chinese New Year -- Year of the Snake

This last Sunday, Tina and I took some much needed downtime and enjoyed a fabulous day with her family, ending it with a feast of food and friendship to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  I have to say life doesn't get much better than that.

Sunday February 10, 2013 was the first day of the Chinese New Year.  This year is the year of the snake.  Unlike other cultures whom use the monthly zodiac to discern attributes in one, the Chinese do it by year,which then cycles through all of the different symbols.  Each one reappearing once every 12 years.   Is one better than the other, that is all up to each individuals perspective.

While this is a pantheon that I have done very little research into over the years what I do know is that everyone born in the year of the snake is believed to be quick thinking and very intelligent.  On the flip side of that coin or the negative traits are that the individuals are considered to be show off.  In addition they can be extremely deceitful and dishonest.   The duality of positive and negative traits that have the potential to occur is consistent through all of the zodiac pantheons, regardless of origin.

No matter what your personal views are in regards to zodiac signs, I hope you find these snake designs created by a group of very talented artisans, that can be found on Artfire, as fascinatingly delightful as a I have.

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