Happy Chinese New Year from Acupuncture Alternatives. The official date for Chinese New Year this year is February 10th 2013. This date begins a new year called the Year of the Snake.
The Snake is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. These “animals” are related to the Chinese calendar, as well as related East Asian zodiacal or calendar systems.
The Year of the Snake is associated with the earthly branch symbol. Snake Years are sixth in the cycle, following the Dragon Years, and recur every twelfth year. These have been the “snake years” to date — 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013. If your birthday is one of these years you were born in the Year of the Snake.
According to Feng Shui experts, the Snake brings in an element of Fire which has been missing or hidden of the past four years.
Fire is responsible for energy and joy. The depression and headaches many people have been fighting may subside. The energy of the Snake helps to find joy in life, and in work.
If you are interested in reading more about the Year of the Snake and Chinese New Year from a Feng Shui or Eastern prospective, visit this link to the Wikipedia page.
Enjoy this coming Year of the Snake. Call us at Acupuncture Alternatives and let us help you stay healthy – 480-671-5178.