Chinese New Year Day was February 10, 2013
The first day of 2013 Chinese Astrology Year is on February 4, 2013
2013 is Year of the Snake this year it fell on February 4, 2013.
|The Vipers brooch by Jack du Rose.|
According to the Chinese Five Element Astrology Calendar, 2013 is the Year of Water Snake . The color of Water in Five Elements system is related to Black. Therefore we can say 2013 is a Black Snake, Water Snake or Black Water Snake year.
"Chinese mythology refers to snakes as a little dragon. They said a dragon fell down from the sky and then became a snake. Therefore, Snakes have Dragon's body without scale and cannot fly.
|Precious Snake by Graziela Gems|
Snake is ashamed to be crawling on it's belly on the ground, making Snake a calm, shy, cautious and low-key. A Snake won't attack its opponent, unless it's disturbed, so as long as we don't fool with Snake, we won't get bitten.
We shouldn't ignore the existence of Snake or underestimate snake's ambitious nature...Snake has the ability to swallow an animal bigger than its size. Snake is a no-limb animal with fork-like tongue, and the Chinese treat that spitting tongue as a sign of argument, when in all actuality Snake uses its tongue to smell. But in the Chinese zodiac, the Snake implies the potential trouble of libel, dispute or slander."
|Vintage Taxco Snake Bracelet|
|Vintage Gold Mesh Snake Belt/Necklace|
Water Snake is Fire under Water. Snake is a calm, shy, cautious and low-key animal in Chinese Horoscope. Snake won't attack its opponent, unless it's disturbed or hungry. If Fire is not your compatible element...keep your distance from Fire in 2013. You know the warning - if you fool with Fire, you may get burned.
|18k white & rose gold with diamonds|
and pink sapphires, Supreme Jewelry
|18k white gold, black rhodium, diamonds|
and tsavorite! from Supreme Jewelry
|The Serpenti Collection by Bulgari has been revitalized|
Male Metal in the Snake is very special. Metal's mother element is Earth and Earth's mother element is Fire. Snake is a birth place of Male Metal. Male Metal will become mature when the Autumn comes. If there are Chicken and Cow in the birth chart, then Male Metal will become very active during the Fall season. Since Fire and Metal are opposite elements, people's fortune may start to change direction after Summer.
Snake is a no-limb animal with fork-like tongue. Although, Snake its tongue to smell, people don't like the spitting tongue which is associated with mouth action, possibly argumentation. Therefore, the Snake has the potential to hurt people relationship, especially, when Tiger and Monkey are around.
...are you interested in learning more about your personal Astrological Chart click here
Whether you by into any of this or not - one thing I KNOW! SNAKES are a huge trend in jewelry and the "Year of the Snake" only gives us even more excuse to wear all the FABULOUS snake jewelry on the market!
...and in closing a small gallery of pieces from my favorite Atelier - those guys at Atelier Minyon are pure Mad GENIUS!