Sunday, February 14, 2010
Chinese New Year and the Story of the Zodiac (The Snake)
In China, the beginning of every year falls between late January and early February, and is marked by an animal sign of the Chinese zodiac that is repeated every twelve years. Each year is given a different animal sign as a way of counting the years. The years are scheduled according to the lunar cycles of the moon as compared to the solar-based calendars of the West. Since 1911, the Chinese have adopted the solar calendar and use it alongside the lunar calendar for holidays. Many Chinese calendars have both solar and lunar dates printed on them.
Which Zodiac Animal Are You?
Find your year of birth in the chart above and see which zodiac animal it represents. Read below to discover the commonly believed character traits and jewelry/gemstone preferences of each Chinese zodiac animal. Each day I will post a new animal until I go through all of them.
Previous Post was The Rat, The Bull, The Tiger, The Rabbit, and The Dragon, now lets look at The Snake:
Preferring to always have control of their situation, Snakes are charming, captivating and often conservative. They frequently exhibit the alertness and perception of a cobra's mysterious gaze. Companionship, moral support and unconditional love are important to Snakes in all relationships. They are uncommonly patient with the ability to move on their desired target at precisely the right moment.
When it comes to jewelry, Snakes are charmed by sleek, sinuous jewelry designs featuring opal, serpentine, amazonite and prehnite gemstone beads.
Please visit my website to discover jewelry preferences for the snake.
Corinna Elle Custom Jewelry