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February 8, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 Predictions for Year of the Black Water Snake

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Year of the Snake 2013 predictions
Heaven Luck

Predictions for 2013 the Year of the Snake Heaven Luck – by Edgar Lok Tin Yung – Dec 2012

Most Chinese Astrology Consultants or Feng Shui Masters nowadays just use the ‘Start of Spring (立春日)’ day and time plus the year and month in Lunar Calendar to construct a Four Pillars chart to predict events for the coming year.

In my opinion, using the ‘Start of Spring day’ and time to predict for the coming year is wrong. The Four Pillar chart is to predict personal luck. It does not predict Heaven Luck or world issues. Yearly prediction should use the Jia zi (甲子) cycles (Sexagenary cycle) and look at three different levels using the elements of heavenly Stem and earthly branch of the year. The three levels are:

1. The Heaven Luck (predicts major issues of the world and weather). 

2. The Earth Luck (Arranges home and office using Feng Shui.).

3. The Man Luck (predicts individual luck in the year of snake).

There will be articles for each topic. Here is the Heaven luck.

2013 The Heaven Luck

Heaven Luck is to predict major world events and weather in the following year. The energy kicks in when the Earth is passing the Winter Solstice, normally on the 21st or 22nd in December each year.

In 2012 year of the Dragon predictions, I mentioned: “According to calculation, the year of the Snake 2013 will be even worse in term of natural disasters.”

So let see what may happen.

The Heavenly Stem for 2013 year of the Snake is Yin Water Gui (癸).

The Earthly Branch underneath is Fire Si (巳) and its animal sign is Snake. The hidden elements are Earth and Metal. 

Yin Water sits on Fire is in conflict. The Fire element underneath is controlled by the Water. So the Fire element is weakening. This means the bottom level will be suppressed by the top levels. 

Regardless public or private organizations, the top levels will suppress the bottom levels, especially in the second half of the year in 2013. 

With the elements of the stem and branch combine, we get these pictures.




There are a few things we can predict from these pictures.

1. There will be fire burning out of control, most likely in South East area.

2. There will be electricity problem.

3. Severe volcano eruption and brings earthquake most likely in South America or Europe.

This is the Chinese character of Si 巳. Its animal sign is snake. Snake is a long animal.

Snake symbolizes a train. So we may see more accidents in relation to trains, such derailing or train crash, railway problems. 

There are 177 at-grade rail road level crossings within Melbourne’s metropolitan rail network. There may be more incidents related to railways crossing in the year of Snake.

June 4, 1989 year of the Snake – Ufa train disaster, Soviet Union: 575 people are killed and over 600 wounded when two trains pass near a leaking natural gas line which explodes. (fire)

Snake symbolizes Roller coaster. There are incidents related to roller coaster from theme parks located in Europe or in South America. 

In health issue, Fire element could be circulation system, small intestines, and eyes including iris and cornea, and hearts problems. We will see more such incidents happen during the year of the snake. For your own health benefit, I suggest you take health supplements such as Omega 3 fish oil, vitamin C, E to reduce cholesterol and prevent blockage of the arteries.  

Snake is a symbol generally used by the medical research fields. So there will be discovery of new drugs or inventions in cure of heart disease or blood circulation system issues.

Snake is the birth place of Metal. 

Metal is one of the hidden elements stores inside the Snake. It will be pulled out in the rooster month (September 2013). The metal industries will become active again. Metal industries include mining (gold, silver, iron ore, copper), banking, and finance. Such commodities price will go up.

Metal is also weapons. Metal hidden in the Snake (fire) is related to nuclear explosion, nuclear disasters or nuclear testing. It is most likely to be happened in the Rooster and Dog (September October) month in 2013. There were 2 tests done in October, 1953 Year of the Snake at Emu Field South Australia.

The Joy is suppressed, be kind!

The year of the Snake 2013, Yin water sits on Fire. In Five Element theory Fire represents joy and courtesy. Water is Fear. 

The Water on top suppresses the fire below (Joy and Courtesy), so people will be easily impatient and rude. There will be lots of rebels or protests all over the world. Protesters may use fire, fuel bombs, setting fire, setting explosive…

The bridge element for the year of the Snake is Wood. As Water feed wood and wood feed Fire. Wood can reduce the conflict between Water and Fire. The wood represents kindness in Five element. So the top levels must be kind to their subordinates. Leaders must implement kind policy for their citizens. 

Be very careful in May, August and November 2013 if you are speculating on the share market. Transportation, aviation, logistic, shipping, retail stocks will not be doing well in 2013.

2012 and 2013 “Long Flow Water”

“壬辰癸巳长流水”this means the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch combine and they produce WATER element for 2012 and 2013. It has a special name called “Long Flow Water”. This means that water flows persistently in 2012, 2013.

Again there are water problems.

So, incidents related to water, logistics, transportation, flooding, tsunamis, avalanches will be still on the news a lot in the year of the Snake.

In addition, 2013 year of the Snake, same as the year of the Dragon, it has 10 dragons producing water. Each year the more the dragons (maximum up to 12) produce water, the more rainfall it produces for the year.

In 2013 year of the snake, the annual Feng Shui flying star number 5 (5 Yellow) is located in the centre palace. 

Annual star 5 Yellow is Earth element. It represents misfortune and obstacles.  Earth is the digestive system. There will be more cases of gastro / food poisoning problem.

When you are travelling, make sure you eat fresh and hygienic food, especially if you were born in the year of the Pig.

Earth Luck

If you avoid the big Sha Qi, activate the number-6 (power) star and number-8 (money) star, you will have a nice year of the Snake to come.

Earth Luck is the Feng Shui components of our house and office in the year of the Snake. It is to deal with the good and bad energy / Qi where we live, work and play. We need to activate the good energy / Qi and balance the bad energy /Qi.

Each year, there are three big Sha (煞氣Bad Energy) and two lucky stars flying around. These three Sha have the power to override any natal flying stars chart combination regardless how good the flying star chart was. These three Sha are called the Grand duke or Tai Sui(太歲), Three-killings (三煞) and Five Yellow (五黃). The two positive energy or lucky stars are number 6 and 8. Here are the positions for the good and bad energy in the year of the Snake around your house.

        1. Tai Sui (Grand Duke). It is located at the Southeast South. Snake Position.

        2. San Sha (Three-killings) arrives at the East.

        3. Five Yellow. It is landed at the middle palace.

        4. The power and promotion star number 6 is at Northwest.

        5. The money and prosperity star number 8 is at Northeast.

A Feng Shui saying stated that: “Avoid big Sha. Cure medium Sha. Neglect tiny Sha.”  (大煞宜避, 中煞可制, 小煞不理) 

The number one rule to deal with Sha energy is NOT to disturb it. So “Move Earth”, digging ground or renovating those areas/sectors inside or outside the house is prohibited. 

The Southeast South Si (142.5 – 157.5 巳字位) has Tai Sui Sha.

Tai Sui or Grand Duke is the yearly King. The Tai Sui locates at the South East South in the year of the Snake. The Si belongs to Xun Gwa (巽卦) and it is soft Wood element. It is related to the soft wood system in our body including, hair, the liver, the gall bladder, arms, legs and back, so the health issues related to soft wood element could be hair lose, liver problems (alcoholic problems), gall bladder stone, broken arms and legs if the main door is facing Southeast south. Lady’s age 40 – 59 should pay more attention if living in such facing house.

The best way to minimize bad luck and sickness is not to stir up the yearly bad energy spots/sector. Yearly bad energy is like a sleeping tiger. It will be fine if the sleeping tiger has not been disturbed. However, if the tiger is wakening up, it will bite you. “Move Earth”, renovation, will wake the tiger (Bad Energy) up, so DO NOT dig, nailing, chisel and renovate the Tai Sui sector including the floor, ground, garden, and the walls inside and outside.

If your house facing Southeast South or the main door is located at the Tai Sui sector Southeast south, be sure closing the door slowly and gently when coming in or going out, as loud noise, sound waves vibration, can trigger the bad energy too.

To reduce the impact of the Tai Sui, place a round metal objects such as round metal vase near the Southeast south facing door. If you are hanging a wind chime, make sure you use the metal one with only 4 pipes.

The Three-Killings comes to the East sector (Zhen Gwa 震卦67.5 – 112.5)

The East sector got the Three-killings in 2013. It covers a very big area. Three-killings represent lawsuits, gossips, arguments. It is at the elder son’s area (age 40 – 59).

The East sector is Wood element. In health, it is related to the arms, legs, back, livers, and hips. If a house is facing East or the main door located at the East sector, the Elder son of house would easily have such problems.

In the big scale, the East sector of China is Shanghai and further east is Japan, Korea. In 2013 the year of the Snake, it will not be very stable in these areas. There will be more water related incidents or earthquakes, Tsunamis, nuclear explosions, fire, gas explosions. There will be a lot more lawsuits, arguments or even military actions in 2013.

Make sure the East sector of the house is clean and tidy. Keep this area as quiet as possible. If the Three-killing bad energy is disturbed, there would be 3 unfortunate incidents such as health issues, career problems, traffic accidents or lawsuits. 

To minimize bad energy of the Three-killing place a large metal vase or a round metal plate in the east sector of the house. Don’t keep fish tank with motor pump or large green pot plants in the area.

You cannot change the main door position but you can move yourself away from the bad energy areas.

The Five Yellow is at the Heaven heart – The Centre

The Five Yellow is a bad star. It represents misfortune and obstacle. In the year of the Snake it lands at the center of the house. This will be affecting everyone of a household. The Five yellow star is earth element. It brings issue related to stomach, digestive system, and gastro problems if the center of the house is disturbed.  It is advised not to burn candles or place large red object in the center area. 

The money star 8 and power star 6

The money annual star number 8 which means prosperity is located in the Northeast sector in 2013 year of the Snake. As mentioned above, it is related to finance. There are a few ways you can activate the money star.

You can move to and sleep at this area if there is a room. If there is a doorway, use it more often for coming in or going out. Place a ceramic vase or a ceramic made dog in the area. One thing you need to be aware is that at the Northeast North in the Ox position has a bad energy called “Golden God Sha”. If you accidentally nail the area, it will bring eye problem. 

The promotion annual star number 6 star comes to Northwest. Annual flying star number 6 is metal element and it represents power and promotion. To activate this area you need to place 6 x 20 cents coins with the heads face upward in this sector. Make sure you wash the coins first.

All the best and have a prosperity year of the Snake! 

Man Luck

Man luck is about each and everyone of us how we do in 2013 the year of the Snake.

Animal sign is calculated by the year of birth.

A very important concept to remember is that FULL Chinese Astrology reading examines NOT only the year of birth but also the Month, the Day and the birth hour. It is difficult to completely and fully predict just by using the animal signs or Chinese zodiac signs on how each year will affect each person individually at a very details level. Such animal sign astrology is not totally reliable as the system is only examined 12.5% (1/8) or in some cases 25% (1/4) of the four pillars natal chart.

Furthermore, the animal signs astrology prediction does not automatically start on the Chinese New Year day. It starts at the individual’s birthday.  For example, a person was born in July 1980 (year of the Monkey), the year of the Snake starts on this person’s birthday in 2013 and ends at next birthday July in 2014. It is like an insurance policy calculation – always starts on the birthday of the year.

For more reliable assessment in all aspects of your life, it is recommended that to check your Four Pillars of Destiny fully with a reputable Chinese Astrology consultant near you.

Based on the yearly heavenly stem and earthly branch, some animal signs are more sensitive than the others. The most sensitive animal signs affecting by the Grand Duke or Tai Sui (太歲) in 2013 the year of the Snake are the animal signs below:

The Snake, the Pig, the Tiger and the Monkey!

The Heavenly Stem for 2013 year of the Snake is Yin Water Gui (癸).

The Earthly Branch underneath is Yin Fire Si (巳) and its animal sign is Snake. There are hidden Earth and Metal elements in the Snake.

Yin Water sitting on Yin Fire is in conflict. The Fire element underneath is controlled by the Water. So the Fire element is weakening as well as the Water element.

In health issue, Fire element could be circulation system, small intestines, and eyes including iris and cornea, and hearts problems. If there were more clashes and penalty with Day Master in the Four Pillars natal chart, it may be a heart attack or eyes problems signal.

The Si (巳Snake) is part of the Xun Gwa (巽卦) and it is soft Wood element. It is related to the soft wood system in our body including, hair, the liver, the gall bladder, arms, legs and the back. The Yin fire element brings issues more for female.

For all animal signs firstly, as wood element is the bridge element for the year , so eat more fruit, vegetables and drink more water. This will help the digestive system to clear out some unwanted residues from the body. As the result it will make you healthier.

More exercises, but not intenseness. 

Snake, Pig, Tiger and Monkey should also avoid going to the hospitals, funerals. Especially for those who were born in these years:  1938, 1962, 1998, 1971, 1980, 1989, 1947.

 So what is the year of Snake 2013 held for you?


Snake (Born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001)

Have a busy schedule, big pressure from every direction, especially from the boss.

Heavy workload brings resentment and mental distress.

Very high chance of having a lawsuit and lose significant amount of money.

Luckily, there is a Nobleman star for the Snake in the year of the Snake. It means someone will finally lend you a hand.

Avoid travelling to Southeast direction.

1977 year of the Fire Snake and 1989 year of the Earth Snake, those who born in these two years must pay more attention to the above issues.

1989 year of the Earth Snake, they are turning 24 years old and will face a dilemma, to continues study or not?

1977 year of the Fire Snake, they are turning 36 and will also face career change decision especially for female Snake, to pursue better career or become a mother? (In such cases, it is worth to consult with a Chinese astrology expert)

Health issues: Circulation systems, small intestines, eyes and hearts problems.

Wealth: Hope for better reward.


Pig (Born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007),

Animal sign Pig clashes with the Snake, especially for those born in 1947, 1959. Clash means easily confrontation with others, especially clashes with the Snake. The reason for that is that the animal sign Pigs this year will be very much doing things for their own benefit and without respecting the others. Pig becomes selfish. 

Beware of lawsuit and relationship issue. There will be changes for the Pigs, such as career change, job change, position shuffle internally, school change, moving house or intensive traveling.

There is the “Da Ho” (大耗) star for the Pig in the year of Snake. Da Ho means “Big spending”. So use your money wisely and carefully in 2013. It is wise to buy something which will become more valuable in a few years’ time. Avoid risky investments in the year of the Snake.

Beware of contract terms, Check paperwork thoroughly if contract need to be signed.

Avoid travelling to Southeast direction.

For 1995 born animal sign pigs, be very carefully when driving after obtain the driving license. Clashing with the year of the Snake easily causes traffic accident particularly at railway crossing.

People who have dark and broken left side eye-brow are in higher risk.

Broken eye-brow looks like this:

 Health issues: eyes and hearts problems, bladder, prostate, urethra. 

Wealth: Hard to avoid the Da Ho (big spending), purchase something will become valuable in the 3 to 5 years’ time.


Tiger (Born in 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Tiger is Penalty with the Snake. Easily make mistakes in the year of the snake. An elderly family member may be sick or pass away.

Beware of someone you helped turns back on you. So be low key. Don’t show off and make noise about you have helped someone.

7th August – 7th September in the year of Snake is a full penalty month. Think twice before you taking action.

Health issue: Hair, the liver, the gall bladder, arms, legs and back.

Wealth: 1974 born Tiger is better.


Monkey (Born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004)

Monkey not only combines but also penalty with the year of the Snake. There will be more opportunities turn up and meeting new friends.

There is a lucky star call “Nation Seal”國印 in the Monkey’s palace. The “Nation Seal” gives the Monkey more power and control in the year of the Snake. Particularly, for those monkeys got a female supervisor or boss.

Combine means new partnerships and new joint ventures.  However, don’t be greedy, otherwise, you gain money and lose your friend and may lead to a lawsuit.

Beware of smear or slander and implicated by others in Feburary.

Health: Liver, back, respiratory system

Wealth: Recovering


Rat (Born 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

The changes and new opportunity came up in the year of the Dragon keep going nicely into the year of the Snake. However, be prepared and budget well for 2014. It is big year for the Rat in 2014.

In the year of Snake, Rat may win or given an award.

For Winter Rat, born in November, December, Be very careful in May and June month.

Health issue: excretion system of your body, including, kidneys, urethra, prostate for male, bladders…

Wealth: Improving.


Ox (Born in 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)

Smear or slander and implicated by others in the year of the Dragon will be slowly fade away. (President Obama, Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia both are Ox). It is not hard to see what had happened to them in 2012.

Coming up in the year of the Snake, for the animal sign Ox, there will be new joint venture or cooperate with new partners, as a result, it brings in benefit to the Ox.

For the working class ox, you will see more appreciation from your superior.

An elderly person in the family may have some health problems.

There is a “White Tiger”白虎 star in the Ox palace. There will be minor medical operation or caesarean section for female if giving birth.

Health: Digestive system, respiratory system, teeth.

Wealth: Pay rise or benefit from new partnership.


Rabbit (Born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

The Nobleman star (天乙貴人) in 2013 the year of the Snake will still stay with the Rabbit. It helps reduce some bad energy and bring in someone to help. “Nobleman” is our protective angels and will make everything smooth and positive.

The hidden travelling star (驛馬) is also in the Rabbit’s palace which means animal sign Rabbit in the year of the Snake has a lot more opportunities to travel. It may relate to a new job or internal reshuffle.

There is the study star (Wenchang 文昌) for the Rabbit too. This will bring good study result for the rabbits.  Rabbit will be given a chance to study something new or learn a new skill.

Health issue: Hair, the liver, the gall bladder, arms, legs and back.

Wealth: Average.


Dragon (Born in 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Health issues, love agony and relationship problems initiated in the year of Dragon will slowly stabilize.

Still feel a bit depressed due to the year of the Dragon’s impact. Need to laugh more and do more exercises.

There is a sickness star for the Dragon. It brings health issue such as flu, tiredness, fatigue or hormone issue.

Health: Digestive system, hormone, blood sugar, kidneys, urethra, prostate for male, bladders…

Wealth: Becoming positive after Birthday!


Horse (Born in 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002)

2013 year of the Snake will bring double “Flower of Romance” to the horse. It is a good love life year for those are still single. However, do not exercise your romance luck to extreme. It may turn sour.

For married animal sign horse, it is advised to avoid going to night clubs, erotic bars and so on. Need to manage relationship wisely as there are 2 romance stars in palace. It is better to date your spouse for dirty weekends.

Be hygienic, it seems a lot of insects come to your house.

Health issues: Circulation systems, small intestines, eyes and hearts problems, especially, summer born person. (North Hemisphere)

Wealth: Much better than the year of the Dragon.


Goat (Born in 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003),

The hidden travelling star (驛馬) is also in the goat’s palace. In the year of the Snake, it brings the goats more opportunities to travel or move to a new place for a few years. It may relate to a new job or internal reshuffle or migration.

Don’t argue or dispute with your spouse, friends, colleagues or neighbours. 

Health issues: Digestive system, skin, 

Wealth: Good in first 6 months, then average or vice versa.


Rooster (Born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)

In the year of the Dragon 2012, the Rooster combines with the Dragon; it brings more opportunities, new friends, or having a good chance to tie the knot.

In the year of the Snake, the rooster also combines with the Snake. As a result, there still will be new joint venture or cooperate with new partners and brings good result. It brings new clients too.

For the working class rooster, you will be more appreciated from your superior or may be a promotion.

The lucky star“San Tai”, 三台, will bring you fame and money in the year of Snake.

Health issues: respiratory system, teeth, bones.

Wealth:  very good.


Dog (Born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006)

The impact of the clash with the year of the Dragon is still on. However, it fades away once your birth month arrives.

In the year of the Snake, animal sign Dog, still need to spend some money. It is relatively small amount compare with the spent in the year of the Dragon.

Health issues: teeth, digestive system and heart.

Wealth: better thank in the year of the Dragon.

 Here are a few things for the sensitive animal signs (Snake, Pig, Tiger and Monkey) to reduce bad energy in the year of snake 2013.

If a female has animal sign Snake or  Pig or Tiger or Monkey  between 18 – 45 years old and is giving birth in the year of Snake, this will reduce a lot of bad energy and troublesome for her naturally.

Do more exercises and make sure there is sweating for every exercise.

Be more active and think positively. Go out and see more people and make new friends. Be more generous to others.

Donation of blood or having a blood test done in May and November will help reduce some bad energy.

Be nice to your parents, father or mother-in-law or other elderly, even telephone them more often will bring you better luck. Especially for the money, there will be great help from an elder female.

Be more flexible and open minded to yourself and others, be respectful, don’t just think of yourself. Change the word Ego. Equal.


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