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2013 is Year of the Snake and it will arrive on February 4, 2013. (Note: Chinese New Year Day is on February 10, 2013. The first day of 2013 Chinese Astrology Year is on February 4, 2013.) Many people must be eager to know if they will have better luck in the coming year than previous years. Here, we want to use Chinese Astrology Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) theory to explain people's fortune in 2013 and foresee what will be happening to them in the year of the Snake.

According to Chinese Five Element Astrology Calendar, 2013 is the Year of Water Snake Female Water. The color of Water in Five Elements system is related to Black. Therefore we can say 2013 is a Black Snake, Water Snake or Black Water Snake year.

Chinese Astrology is a Balance Theory of Five Elements. Each animal can be converted into Five Elements. Snake contains mainly Fire. It also contains some Metal and Earth. Snake is in the File group. Water of 2013 and Fire of Snake are opposite element. Therefore most of people will have mixing good and bad luck.

Water Snake is Fire under Water. Snake is a clam, shy, cautious and low-key animal. Snake won't attack people, unless it's disturbed or hungry. If Fire is not your favorite element, then you should keep a distance from Fire in 2013. Otherwise, if you fool with Fire, then you may get burn.

Snake is the 6th animal in the Chinese horoscope order sequence. Six (6) is an even number, Chinese horoscope treats Snake is a Yin (female) animal. But Snake contains Male Fire , Male Metal and Male Earth . The outside of Snake looks soft, but the inside is tough. Male Metal in the Snake is very special. Metal's mother element is Earth and Earth's mother element is Fire. Snake is a birth place of Male Metal. Male Metal will become mature when the autumn comes. If there are Chicken and Cow in the birth chart, then Male Metal will become very active during the fall season. Since Fire and Metal are opposite elements, people's fortune might start to change direction after summer.

Snake is a no-limb animal with fork-like tongue. Although, Snake uses its tongue to smell. People don't like the spitting tongue, which is associated with the argument from the mouth. Therefore, the snake has the potential to hurt people relationship, especially, when Tiger and Monkey are around.

2012 Year of Black Dragon was the last year of Wood cycle. 2013 Snake year is the beginning year of the Fire cycle (Snake, Horse and Sheep). If people's lucky element is Wood, then their fortune will slow down. If the people's lucky element is Fire, then their fortune will begin to take off. The energy of Wood is on the East side. The energy of Fire is on the South side. The luck of element is turning from East to South in 2013.

Before predicting your luck in 2013, you have to know what Type of Element you are and what your Lucky Element is from your Astrology Birth Chart. The Lucky Element is the major factor to determine people's fortune. 2013 is the Year of the Black Water Snake, which contains Fire, Metal and Earth. If your Lucky Element is Fire, Metal or Earth, then 2013 will bring you some degree of fortune. Since 2013 is Water Snake year, people whose lucky element is Water will obtain fortune in 2013. Fire is the opposite element of Water. People whose lucky element is Fire can get some benefits, but will reach the limitation.

For more details and an accurate prediction, the first step to knowing your fortune is know which elements and animals are in your birth chart. You can find that information from the Chinese Astrology Lucky Element page using your birthday and birth time.

     Your Lucky Element     

The following is the example of the Chinese Astrology Birth Chart.

The Birth Chart of June 15, 2008
Upper Row of Day Column (Day Master) represents the Person

Fire represents the person. This Birth Chart shows Fire-Type Person

This person was born on June 15, 2008. The symbol of the upper row of the Day Column (a.k.a. Day Master) represents the person. So we can say Day Master is Male Fire, which represents the person. The birth chart has too little Metal and needs more Metal to balance the Five Elements. Therefore, the Lucky Element is Metal.

2013 is Female Water Snake year. Snake contains mainly Fire. Horses of Birth chart are in Fire Group. Snake will make Fire spreading more on the ground. Female Water of 2013 and Male Earth (Soil) Female Wood have attraction relationship into Fire. This relationship helps Fire burning toward the sky. 2013 becomes a very strong Fire year to this person. What's meaning of this?

There are too much Fire in the birth chart. Fire is the unlucky element. Fire is related to the siblings, friends or same generation relatives of the person. Metal is related to money. There is only a little bit money in the birth chart. Year of 2013 will have more people (Fire) coming to share the tiny amount of money. This implies the person have financial problem. Debt is expecting. The trouble will come from siblings or friends. The summer is hot, which is Fire season. The money pressure will arrive during summer time.

     Fortune Basic - Lucky Element and Day Master Type     

2013 is the Water Snake year. If your lucky element is Water and did well in 2012, then your luck will most likely continue during the year of Snake. Snake contains Fire. People whose Fire score is low will receive benefits from Snake. Snake also contains some Earth. 2013 will bring some luck for people whose Lucky Element is Earth. Snake contains little Metal, too. Since Metal is afraid of Fire. People whose lucky element is Metal won't gain too much advantage from Snake in 2013.

The following table shows people's luck in 2013 based on their Luck Element.

Lucky Element How good is my luck in 2013?
  Metal It's not too good. But there is a chance. Metal is the mother element of Water. So Water can weaken the Metal. Fire can melt down Metal. Metal is required courage and strength to fight Fire. In short Water and Fire make Metal weak. Luckily, Water can cool down the Fire. This will release some pressure off of Fire. Fundamentally, 2013 won't bring significant luck for people whose lucky element is Metal. Luckily, Snake also contains Male Metal, Metal becomes active and strong in autumn. If Chicken is found in the birth chart or Major Cycle, then unexpected positive surprise may come in fall season.
  Water It is good. 2013 is a Water Snake year. Definitely, 2013 will be a good year for you. Fire in Snake is the opposite element of Water. Therefore, you will feel good luck coming, but it's not enough. You will wish you had more fortune at the end of 2013. You have food to enjoy, but this is not all-you-can-eat.
  Wood It is fair. Water can help Wood (tree) growing. That means Wood can become strong with the support of Water. However, Wood is the mother element of Fire in Snake. Wood will burn itself for Fire. Wood receives energy from Water and gives away its energy to Fire. That implies the luck of 2013 comes and goes.
  Fire It is good. Fire is afraid of Water. If too much Water comes, then Fire has a chance to extinguish. Again, the Earth inside Snake can stop Water and protect Fire little bit. As long as Snake can survive in the Water. 2013 will bring some good fortune in. Note, there may be some challenges to overcome and achieve more luck.
Earth It is good. Snake contains Fire and Earth. Fire is the mother element of Earth. So Earth receives the good support from Snake. But strong Water can wash away Earth. That means the opportunity is there. To gain more luck needs more Earth to fight with Water. If you have strong Earth in your birth chart, then you will have better opportunity in 2013. Also, you will have better luck between the change of four seasons, because Earth is stronger during that period.

The following table tells people's what event might happen in 2013 based on their Day Master Element Type. Day Master is the upper row symbol in the Day Column of the Birth Chart.

Day Master Type What will happen in 2013?
  Metal Water of 2013 represents your outlook, performance, speech, behavior, freedom or expression. Therefore, it relates to your fame or reputation. Your social life makes you busier. You will have more opportunities to show your talent. If people accept your attitude, then you should earn a good reputation from them. If people don't like your way, then people still talk about you, however, negatively. Certainly, taking care of such a busy life will consume your energy when you have many activities with people. Basically, if your Metal is strong, people will give you compliments about your behavior. If your Metal is weak, then Water of 2013 will make you tired. You will not receive too much support from people around you, even though you attempt to please them.

Snake of 2013 mainly contains Fire. Metal is afraid of Fire. Therefore, Fire is related to your pressure, job, career, boss, teacher, police or law. If you are a career person, 2013 brings you more job responsibilities in your position. If you have high score of Metal, then this will be a good job opportunities for you. If you have more Fire than Metal in your birth chart, then you have to prepare to do overtime for your daily work.

If you are a woman, then Fire connects to your boyfriend, husband or love opportunity. Therefore, a single woman will have more chances to meet opposite sex. A married woman will care more her husband or her own career.

  Water Water of 2013 represents your siblings, relatives or same generation friends. You will spend most of your time with them in 2013. If the Water score is low in your birth chart, then your sibling or friend will provide you good advice whenever you need. If you own a company, your friends or business partners will help your business growing. But, if the Water score is excessively high, then siblings or friends might bring you trouble. In most cases, the trouble will connect with money. You might have to spend some money on them.

The major element of Snake is Fire. Water can overcome the Fire. Fire connects to money or property. That means the major event of 2013 is regarding money, investments and financial issues. Water of 2013 and Fire of Snake are opposite elements. No matter how high the score of Water is or how low in your birth chart, your money luck won't be consistent in 2013. Depending on your circumstances, if you first have strong money income, then you might spend it later. On the flipside, if you have money loss first, then you will recover some of it later in the year of 2013.

  Wood Water of 2013 is the mother element of Wood. Water represents parents, mentors, elders, protection, teachers, knowledge, education, medicine or health.

Therefore, You may spend more time to watch your health. You will often contact people who care about you. You will expend time acquiring knowledge from teachers, mentors or elders. They will provide you good advice, support and reputation.

If Water is your Lucky Element, then this will help your career development or money investments. But if Water is your Unlucky Element, then either they cannot provide you good recommendations or you wouldn't accept their opinions. This may result in unwise decision-making and you may lose your career, money and potential opportunities.

Fire of Snake is the Child Element of Wood. Fire relates to how your behavior, expression, and performance are projected to people. Your social life will be more active. Wood will give away its energy to Fire. Fire will make Wood weak. Water of 2013 is the mother element of Wood. That means you receive energy from Water, which you then pass onto Fire. This gives us the following hints.

You acquire the knowledge from teachers, then you teach new knowledge to someone else.  You receive supports from people, but they leave you later. Your gain better health from medical care, but you might lose your health again. Or the result of the event is the other way around. Something bad may occur first and then you can have a happy conclusion.

  Fire Water of 2013 can extinguish the Fire. Because of this, Water brings pressure to Fire. Therefore, Water relates to your job, career, supervisor, police or law. This is not a good sign for career and health unless you have very strong Fire in the birth chart.

Fire of Snake relates to your friends, coworker, same generation of relatives. If the score of Fire is your birth chart is low, then 2013 will have many friends around waiting to help you whenever you encounter the pressure or trouble. If the score of Fire is your birth chart is high, then your friends or relatives might bring in trouble regarding money, career or law.

Water of 2013 and Fire of Snake are opposite elements. Your career luck in 2013 will be up and down. You might feel pressure at the beginning of the year. Then you receive the help from coworkers or friends during mid-year. You could encounter frustration again when your helpers or supporters are not around.

One way to eliminate the pressure from Water is to ask the help from Wood. Wood can take away the energy in Water and pass it over to Fire.

Earth Water of 2013 represents money or wealth to Earth. Therefore the major event in 2013 will be money related. If you have strong Earth in your birth chart, then you will have better money opportunity. Your income, investments and wealth will be increase. But if you have a weak Earth in the birth chart, then you will feel money pressure soon or later.

Fire in Snake is the mother element of Earth. Fire will bring the support or protection to you. You can expect to make contact to parents, mentors, teachers or elders. If you experience financial troubles, then people who care and love you will be there to help you. Or the other way around is you have to provide financial support to parents, relatives or elders you love.

The money luck of 2013 is in and out. Unless you are pretty sure about your financial plan, otherwise, any risky investments are inadvisable.


     Fortune Variation - Five Elements and Animal Relationships     

2013 is Male Water Snake year . If your birth chart contains Male Earth , then your social relationship with people will be good. If Male Earth is your Day Master (upper low of the Day Column in the birth chart) and you are a female, then it's possible that a love relationship, engagement or marriage will come to you in 2013.

Female Metal and Male Earth have a Stem Attraction Relationship into Fire. Snake also contains Fire, therefore, if Fire is your lucky element and you have Male Earth in your birth chart, then 2013 will be a peaceful and wonderful year to you.

Monkey and Snake have a Branch Attraction Relationship into Water. If Monkey is in your birth chart, then your people relationship will be good. If the Monkey is in the Day Column of the birth chart, then the love opportunity will appear for people seeking love, and the love relationship will be deeper for people in love. If you also were born in the year of Dog , then that's a sign of marriage or engagement relationship.

Monkey and Snake have attraction relationship. In the other hand, Monkey and Snake also have Branch Hurting Relationship. The actual relationship is mixing love and hate. Tiger and Snake have Branch Hurting Relationship, too. If both Monkey and Tiger appear in the birth chart or current 10-year Major Cycle, then the love relationship of Monkey and Snake will be taken away; the person will have very poor people or relative relationship in 2013.

Female Metal and Female Fire have a Fighting Relationship. Pig and Snake have a Fighting Relationship. Both of fighting relationships imply poor social relationship, which is hard for people to find a close friend or love relationship.

If the Female Fire Pig or Female Earth Pig Female Wood in the Year Column or Day Column of the birth chart, then this is the case of a Double Stem-Branch Fighting Relationship. This is a bad sign of instability, accident, separation, dispute, hostility and poor health. These type of people should use a conservative attitude and approach to avoid any dispute, quarrel and challenges in 2013.

Chicken and Snake have some attraction relationship. If Metal is also your lucky element, then you will do well in social activities. If both Cow and Chicken are in the birth chart, then they will join with Snake to form a very powerful Metal combination. That means Metal lucky element people will have a big surprise year. If Metal represents your Money Star, then you will see your wealth grow in 2013. August of 2013 is the Metal Monkey month. September of 2013 is the Metal Chicken month. Both of months have very strong Metal. Good news might arrive during these two months. But if Metal is the unlucky element, then watch your money, otherwise the debt will be coming to you.

Both Horse and Snake are in Fire Group. If both Horse and Sheep are in the birth chart or current 10-Year Major Cycle, then three of them form the strongest Fire combination. That means this will be a wonderful year for people whose luck element is Fire. The best month of the year will be the Snake month (May) and Horse month (June).

People whose lucky element is Wood will continue their luck from 2012. February of 2013 is Wooden Tiger. March of 2013 is Wooden Rabbit. Tiger and Rabbit are strong Wood elements. February and March are very favorable for Wood lucky element people.

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