Snake Diary: what to expect in May 2014.
Snakes and Ladders.
May 5th 22:16pm until June 6th 02:32 inclusive.
It’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.
This month is an Earth Snake. The last time the Earth Snake ruled an entire year was 1989. By most accounts that was pretty cataclysmic; as a Tweet correspondent reminded me this week, it was the year of the Second Summer of Love, the year of the smiley. And then there was the peripheral business of the Berlin Wall coming down, the end of the Cold War and of the Soviet Union. Last month the UN made an unequivocal statement on climate change. We are now officially sleepwalking over a precipice wearing sunglasses and state-of-the-art headphones. This month may mirror 1989 in terms of a change in the world order. Not so drastic though; it’s only a month.
The Snake in the Snake Month.
Unlike Dragons, Snakes (1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001) get on relatively well among themselves, so a Snake month may bring them agreement and consensus. The Snake works well with teams that include the sensitive Ox – whose gifts include sticking to the point – and the photogenic Rooster – who can both attract attention and keep accounts. The Snake, the seeker after truth, brings something like spin. This Wood Horse year however with its constant bright light, is not the year for concealment. And no human action remains hidden for ever; ask Gerry Adams or Max Clifford.
Snake Month Animal by Animal.
During the Snake month:
The Dragon finds an audience,
The Horse shares the limelight,
The Sheep’s invitation may not be taken up.
The Monkey’s charm may not be enough.
The Rooster is in demand as long as the Ox invigilates,
The Dog may feel understood but not necessarily approved of,
The Pig may tire easily,
The Ratmay take up the role of disciplinarian.
The Tiger is apt to maintain a respectful distance,
The gentle Rabbit is often surprised by sudden popularity.
Note: do remember the purpose of this is to foster health, wealth and wisdom; it’s a foolish Snake who uses the above to disdain Monkeys or avoid Tigers.
The Snake Pillars. How Snake are you?
Birth in the Snake hour (9-7am): children seek truth as do you, later in life.
Birth in the Snake month (May*): suits work in sales & marketing.
Birth on the Snake day: lifelong pursuit of truth, may start late.
Birth in the Snake year: brought up to question.
* Caution, the Chinese month generally starts and finishes a few days after ours.
Where to do what, when and why.
At the centre of this month’s lo shu is the 5, to do with the double-edged sword of power. The 5 of course belongs in the centre. The bench mark lo shu supposedly observed by Fu Xi on the back of a “noble turtle” had 5 at the centre. So it’s a return to influence, truth and certainty. Know where your power base is and consider retracing your steps.
This month: the North East which holds the tin yute gwai yan Noble Helper Star is doubly effective because it also holds the monthly 8 Star. If you take no other feng shui advice, perhaps just trust the 8 and locate yourself North East when the opportunity presents itself.
*We still have places on Richard’s Feng Shui Course starting the weekend of 13th/14th September 2014. Early Bird Offers are still available. For those further afield Richard is offering the course via Skype in parallel.
*If you want to meet Richard in person he is talking at the Astrology Lodge in London on the 7th July 2014. It will be a fascinating & educational evening.He may even joke.
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Richard Ashworth©, early in the month of the Earth Snake, May 2014.
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