Sunday, February 10, 2013

May You Have a Prosperous Year of Snake

There are not so many creatures like snakes having such mixture of reputation, some think they are symbol of revenge or violence, but snakes in Asian culture embody many positive traits, and people born during the year of the snake are considered thoughtful,  they  usually possess gracious morality and great wisdom. Every snake has its days,  here comes the Year of Snake with prosperous perceptions.


1.    Snakes Exhibit Diversity, Present Wisdom 

  • Nature of Diversity: With more than 3,400 recognized species, snakes exhibit incredible diversity in everything from behavior and habitats to skin colors, pattern and textures, it’s such a nature of diversity, to make them the most visually stunning creature in nature. 
  • Poison and medicine: Serpents are connected with poison and medicine. The snake's venom is associated with the chemicals of plants and fungi that have the power to either heal, poison or provide expanded consciousness through divine intoxication. Because of its herbal knowledge and entheogenic association,  The snake is often considered one of the wisest animals.

2. Snake Represent Fertility or a Creative Life Forces 

  • Renew of Life: In religion, mythology, and literature, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. It is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life. 
  • Bridge between Lunar and solar Association: Snake symbolic meaning, overwhelmingly and in various cultures, deals with primordial life force and usually turns attention to gender supremacy (both male and female). Consequently, snakes span the symbolic bridge between lunar and solar associations as well as aspects between water and fire. 
  • Invoke the pointed focus and weighty influence: Whether raising itself in masculine authority, or encircling the Earth in a motherly fashion, the snake symbol of the Native American's was highly regarded; utilized in ritual to invoke an element of pointed focus and weighty influence. 

3.  Snake can Teach One Modern Leadership Lessons 

The serpent is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to humankind and represent dual expression of good and evil. Entwined snake imagery hearkens to the caduceus, in which the staves of Asclepius are made of two polar serpents which symbolizes balance, equanimity, union and regeneration
  • Connection between primal forces
  • Integration of opposites
  • Advanced communication
  • Joining together on a divine level
  • Making whole what was once fragmented and doing so in a magical, organic way 
People who were born in Year of Snake look calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. They have a rich source of inspiration and understand themselves well. They are people of great perception.

May Year of Snake bring us creativity, prosperity, balance and transformation for individuals, organization and human society.


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