2013 - The Year of the Snake

Posted by Elizabeth Wiggins on 28 January 2013 | 0 Comments

The Year of the Snake, 2013

In reference to the Chinese calendar the Chinese New Year begins on 4th February 2013 until 3rd February 2014. It should be clarified that in Feng Shui we work with the Hsia calendar or the Solar Calendar whilst Chinese New Year celebrations are based on the Lunar calendar which falls on the 10th February for 2013.

Feng Shui energies change from year to year, therefore it is necessary to watch for the re-allocation of positive and negative energies at the beginning of each year, so that we can take necessary precautions when the negative energy happens to arrive at important locations of our home and/or office or affects our Four Pillars (Chinese Astrology).

For clients who have already received a full consultation I highly recommend an annual update as you must consider your home's own Flying Star chart and the interaction between it and the annual stars.

If you are born in the year of the Pig, Tiger or Monkey or have them anywhere in your Four Pillars chart it is best to wear a Monkey Pendant for the whole of 2013. People born in the year of the Pig will anticipate more traveling, or movement such as changing jobs or moving house. It is ok to travel more and make changes such as moving house or changing your job. However, for people born in the year of the Pig it is recommended not to travel directly towards the direction of the Grand Duke, which is the south-east direction. Also for people born in year of Tiger or Monkey will suffer Three Penalty with Snake year - Such penalties will usually bring disharmony, irritation, worries and frustrations, as well as sickness, it is necessary to carry Monkey Pendant to minimize the negative effect.

For people who are born in the year of the Horse, the Snake year will bring “Flower of Romance” so one can anticipate a more sociable year with more opportunity to develop friendship with the opposite sex... People born in the year of the Pig will be into year of “Travelling Horse” and the Snake year will trigger more travelling and movement.

People born in the years of Yang Water and Yin water Heavenly stems – years ending with 2 and 3, such as 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1983 etc will meet nobleman in the year of snake, this means they will encounter protective angels who will come and make everything smooth and positive. It is also generally a good year to give birth to children because all children born in 2013 will possess a nobleman in the Snake.

If you would like to know your Four Pillars please visit our Four Pillars calculator

Annual Flying Stars for 2013

The annual stars this year are located in their original position so are quite strong and need to be looked after accordingly. The year 2013 will be one of transformation from within for many people. There will be an increased desire to be true to one's ideals and transform from the inside emotionally. It could also take the form of transforming externally - whether that be via physical transformation (diet and exercise) or the transformation of your home through renovation.

The two most important and challenging energies to be aware of and remedy are the very challenging 5 yellow, symbolizing obstacles and misfortune located in the Centre and the challenging sickness energy of the 2 in the South West. The energy of the 5 is the most negative energy of all the flying stars and you will need to use a Five Element brass pagoda in the Centre sector of the home.

The number 2 flying star represents sickness and you will need a brass calabash and/or Six Chinese coins located in the South West sector of the house for 2013. These are to aid in absorbing the negative sickness energy. Be extra careful if your main door is located in the South West sector in 2013.

The Grand Duke this year is in the South East whilst the Three Killings is located in the East, hence it is not favourable to "move earth" or make substantial construction work in these sectors. t is also not recommended for one to sit with back against East as you will be sitting against the unfavorable energy called “Three Shars” or “Three Killings”. The North West is the “Crash position” against the Grand Duke which is also not good to sit. If this is unavoidable place a Dragon Tortoise facing South East as it is said to appease the Grand Duke. The Pi Xiu can also be used for this purpose.

The positive energies of the 8 and 9 are located in the North East and the South sectors so if your front door or bedroom is located here you may find good opportunities coming your way for 2013 to improve your wealth, health and/or relationships.

It is important to remember that the annual flying stars are best to use in conjunction with the period star and the flying star of the building.

If you have already had a Feng Shui consultation please book your annual update now otherwise you can get a remote consultation which will include the analysis for 2013!


If you want to read more detailed information about 2013 please visit Master Raymond Lo's website.