If you’ve been following my blog for a while, or know me in person, you will know that I love astrology and anything to do the Zodiac world. As well as personality types (Myers Briggs Personality).
I’m a Scorpion and an INFJ. We’re known to be quite intense people, but if you soften our hearts we will treasure you for a long time. We’re also very emotional – water sign coming into play, ahoy!
Any who, while recovering in hospital in November and December I found myself reflecting on the Chinese Zodiac and stumbled across the year I was born – which is year of the Snake. 2019 is the year of the pig if you’re interested!
What I found interesting about my Chinese Zodiac year was that it’s pretty darn accurate, as is my star sign and INFJ personality.
The Snake occupies the sixth position in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to a 12-year-cycle.
If you are born in the very late eighties and you’re a Snake like me – our favourite colours are supposed to be black, red and yellow, which is funny as these colours represent ‘Watford football club‘ and ‘Watford town’ where I’m originally from.
Our unlucky colours are brown, gold and white – which I can personally say these colours do not suit me at all, apart from my wedding dress – that fitted like a glove and enhanced my body shape.
As well as colours, our lucky flowers are cactus’/cacti and orchids – I want to rush out of my home and buy these two beautiful plants immediately!
Our lucky months are: the 1st, 8th, and 11th lunar months – so, that’s January, August and November.
I feel January has been an up and down month health wise, however, I feel happy to be home and I’m embracing and making time for family and friends more!
“In Chinese culture, the Snake is the most enigmatic animal among the 12 zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive.
Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments while remaining private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail.
Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers.
Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to possess the best of everything but they have no patience for shopping.
Snake people prefer to work alone; therefore, they are easily stressed. If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.”
Which I can completely agree with – the Snake’s personality is spot on! I would say although I can be perceived as a ‘quiet‘ type and quite a private person – I’m learning to be more open about how I’m feeling on my blog and to my family and friends.
Also, what’s really interesting is that in Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Snake comes once in a 60-year cycle.
I’m an Earth Snake – which is said to be calm, with strong self control, but not stedfast and diligent enough in work.
The best careers for Snakes
Snakes are said to be creative and extremely diligent.
“Although Snakes work very hard, they have a tendency to be job-hoppers as they become easily bored. Snakes are great thinkers. Complex problems stimulate them. They’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines.”
Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweler, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.”
I’m a Graphic Designer – although more of a Digital Designer, but also an Illustrator by day – which I love. But I also find “astrologer”, “investigator” or “analyst” job roles really intriguing!
What Chinese Zodiac are you? And, do you believe in Astrology? Let me know in the comments below!