Sunday, February 10, 2013

Welcome to the Year of the Snake... or, Lamar's Year

Art by Rebecca Gillan ~ Jamie and Lamar, as his snake self.

Originally posted at my Kougar Kisses blog. 
This was a cool presentation of the Chinese Year of the Water Snake...

Chinese Astrology from COAST TO COAST AM ~

In the first half of the program, George Noory welcomed author and astrologer Donna Stellhorn who offered Chinese horoscope predictions for 2013 – the Year of the Snake. In addition to the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac, each year is also represented by one of four elements. This year the element is water, which when combined with the snake's fiery energy yields conflict, Stellhorn explained. In the past snake years have had a lot of disasters, she revealed, citing the World Trade Center attack in 2001, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, the U.S. entering World War II in 1941, and the stock market crash of 1929. According to Stellhorn, the principle of Chinese Astrology is to identify what one can expect in a given year and then alter the environment using the principles of Feng Shui to increase luck. Simply by moving objects around, the subconscious reacts and we can see things differently and avoid danger, she said.

Stellhorn foresees a challenging time ahead for boars, cautioning against speculation this year and urging boars to protect their homes with an 8-sided mirror placed by the front door. Rats can attract opportunities by getting a new 'welcome' mat and oxen should hang an ocean picture to bring in better relationships and business contacts, she advised. Tigers can find dependable relationships by putting something that represents love in the bedroom and rabbits can bring in opportunity be hanging wind chimes outside, Stellhorn continued. The dragon's year is ending, so Stellhorn prescribed creating a restful and healing environment with plants. This is the year for snakes to try new things and they should hang an eclipse symbol for luck, she suggested. Stellhorn explained that horses will need to get rid of clutter and use fountains to create flow, and rams will want to attract healthy love relationships by adding the color red to the bedroom. She recommended monkeys stay grounded in this cautious snake year by wearing a gemstone called Citrine, dogs protect themselves with foo dog statues outside the home, while roosters should get out and travel in what will be a very lucky year for them.


New Moon in Aquarius ~ Year of the Water Snake... okay, so far, it looks as though the coming year will be volatile and slippery... a takedown match between those of true wisdom and those who possess sly cunning... or perhaps, also described as a lightsword-rematch between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.

With the new moon in Aquarius, and given we now walk in the Age of Aquarius... all things will be new, or made anew during the following year... that's the golden opportunity and the great challenge before each one of us, and before humanity as a whole.

The old structures of society are crumbling into eventual dust. As has been said by the Kougaress and others, to paraphrase: the choice becomes a renaissance paradise or another soul-stealing dark ages.

Will it be real honest-to-goodness freedom? Or will it be the black-hearted tyranny of the new world order crowd? In truth, the wildfires of freedom now sweep across the world, and are unstoppable. However, will these liberty fires continue to blaze ever more brightly, or be constantly crushed beneath the leviathan boot heel of the global soulless ones?

That becomes the choice. Our choice as individuals. And our collective choice.


~ Have a Magickal New Year of the Snake ~ 


Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~ 


Pat C. said...

It's going to be a slippery year for Lamar, as he's forced to deal with Itzcoatl's monumental ego. Being the profit of an Aztec god is not an easy task.

Pat C. said...

Ooops. That's "prophet." I can't spell this early in the morning.

Savanna Kougar said...

Maybe it's a serpentine slip of the tongue... maybe Lamar can profit from being a prophet to an Aztec god. ~smiles~