2013 is the year of the Black Water Snake, according to Chinese Zodiac. Year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. In this arena, snakes are thought of as enigmatic, intuitive, introspective and refined. According to ancient Chinese wisdom, having a snake in your home is a positive omen and means that your family will not starve. However, others view a snake is a bad omen of things to come (all in perspective I suppose).
animal of the Chinese zodiac is associated with an element and the
snake’s is fire but, in the larger Chinese astrological cycle, 2013 is
also associated with water. So, specifically, this year is actually of the Year of the Black Water Snake, a combination of two
elements (fire and water). This should make 2013 for an interesting year, huh?