What will the snake year bring for business?

by Sonja van den Bosch

What will the snake year bring for business?

As we have said goodbye to the dragon, full of fire and yang energy and welcome the wise and unforgiving snake, with much more ying energy, let’s look at what the snake year will bring to us for business and how to best use it to our advantage.

2013 Is predicted to be an intense and possibly ‘unsettling’ year. The snake prepares us for shake-ups in old realities that open the way for forward movement, refreshed understanding and growth. As the snake sheds its skin, we are invited to release old thinking that has blocked growth and progress. Sounds exciting…

This is a year with the energy to inspire newfound ambition to achieve great things, especially in the areas of personal development and new, groundbreaking ideas.

Did you know that the CD (1977) and the iconic Apple IPod (2001) were launched in snake years? It will be interesting to see what other iconic concepts will be invented in the upcoming year.

During the snake year our senses are heightened, which gives us the opportunity to “see” and “feel” more, it makes us more aware and will help us in our decision making.

It is a great year to reflect, ponder and plan, but it also a year to tread lightly and be more cautious, as the cunning, secretive snake loves shady deals and shrewd business manipulations. The devil will be in the detail. Apparently it is not a year to take big risks, as the snake seeks protection in the security of safe places.

And last but not least, this snake year is ruled by the water element that symbolizes wisdom, empathy and peacemaking. Persistent water intuitively finds its way around obstacles and nurtures growth.

Happy snake year, may it be a prosperous one for everyone!

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