The year of the Dragon is coming to an end. Last year I wrote that it was to be a year of excitement, unpredictability and intensity. It was supposed to be a great year for innovative businesses and ideas. However, the Dragon could also cause you to spend more money than you should. Some astrologers even warned that HP would not do well in 2012; I think a 40% drop in stock price indicates that they were right! How did you do in the Year of the Dragon?
The Snake is considered to be lucky and means that your family will not starve. Those born in the sign of the Snake are supposed to be wise, intuitive, cunning and modest. So, what will the Year of the Snake and 2013 mean for your finances?
Here is some advice based on Chinese interpretations of the year to come:
- Pay attention to detail. The Snake is able to read very complicated situations quickly and in a controlled manner, which can be good for business. When signing any kind of documents, pay very close attention to the details. The Snake is cunning, and you can use this to your advantage by looking for loop holes that sway terms in your favor.
- Be focused and disciplined to accomplish your goals. A new-found ambition to greatness will inspire you to be all you can be and provide you with the follow through to actually achieve your goals. Steady progress is what the Snake is all about. The 2013 year of the Snake also supports added responsibility. (New baby? Promotion at work?)
- Watch your spending. This year you need to watch spending even more diligently since Snakes are inclined to spend money more quickly than earned. The Snake is materialistic and likes the best of everything. The Snake sees it, likes it and buys it. This can create tensions in personal relationships.
- Create a safe place from which to work. The Snake likes protection and needs to feel safe and secure to use its special analytical skills. This is the year to make headway in slow and methodical ways. As you focus, you will definitely accomplish things this year.
Say goodbye to a year of excitement and unpredictability, and welcome focus and solitude in the Year of the Snake. To make the most of the year, allow for self-reflection and calmness. Snakes can get stressed out very easily, and at the end of a long day they want a relaxing environment free of chit-chat.