Good Evening and Blessed Be, friends! Tonight I am sharing ssssome fun facts about The Snake in the Chinese Zodiac and how we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year (which is called the Spring Festival in China.) I was born on July 28th, 1989 making me a Leo and a (Earth) Snake. The only other Snake in my family is my older sister Patty who was born in 1965. Are you a Snake? What is your Chinese zodiac sign?
The Snake as a Person
One trait that snake people possess is finding happiness in material goods. I can say that this is quite true in my life. While family and friends, and love in general, mean more to me than anything money could buy I am a materialistic person. I love shopping, whether for myself or others. I love stuff. When I am stressed, going shopping can be a relaxation and a mood booster. Coming home and placing my new found treasures around me, surrounding myself with what I love, is important in my life.
We are easily stressed. Being in a calm environment with plenty of relaxation while being surrounded by soothing colors, sounds and emotion are key. I agree with this as well, especially as I often imagine a house (or more likely, a sailboat) in light colors, with natural elements, natural light, etc. If we are thrown into a stressful situation we will often look for an escape route and hide for a while until the situation has calmed. We expect others to handle issues when they arise instead of doing so ourselves.
Snake people prefer working alone, where our creativity can shine and we have the time to mull over our thoughts and bring them into reality. I love community, I love being a PART of a project. However, I do definitely prefer working alone or with Jen on something. When I was working, I would often slither away and do my own thing. Even folding clothing in a warehouse store, when other people would gather and "help" me I felt uncomfortable. We also hate failure. I can say as both a Leo and a Snake I hold myself in high standards. Failing or even worse, never receiving approval for what I have done can be extremely hard on me. Praise me, however, and I shine.
I have read that Snake people often bottle up how they feel. This is one trait that definitely doesn't describe me personally. I will tell anyone, anywhere how I feel, why I feel that way, etc. I guess you could say I even over share.
We do NOT do well with being betrayed. While no one does, I can say that for me personally when I have been betrayed in the past I am quick to forgive. I do not forget, but I do move forward. I suppose this is another trait that does not describe me.
We are seductive and charming. Yessss. I do agree with this trait! We require patience, however. Take your time with Snake people, we may seem a little slinky in our moods (becoming possessive of family and friends, being jealous for no reason, etc.)
We are very deep thinkers. (I agree with this. I think about everything, analyze everything, wonder what I could have done better and what I could do next, worry about the future while also day-dreaming, dwelling on past issues even if I cannot fix them, etc.)
The Snake is a symbol of wisdom. We are intuitive, charming, seductive, private, possibly supernatural in our abilities and believe deeply in our spirituality; we are also possessive, romantic, calm (though when angry we can strike - quickly), overly confident, jealous, fickle, materialistic and suspicious of others. These are only a handful of our positive and negative traits.
Those of us born under the sign of the Earth Snake are calm, content, friendly and approachable, unrelenting and dependable.
It's amazing how TRUE so many of these traits are for me.
When I moved in with Jen and her parents I couldn't believe how absolutely wonderful holiday events were in their home. My home. Delicious foods, decor in every room, arts and crafts, laughter and love. I moved in on August 21st, 2007 so I experienced Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve early on. Such a welcoming feeling and such happy memories. Than in 2008 I experienced my first Chinese New Year "Jen and Donna" style. *wink* Jen and my mother-in-law love the Chinese New Year.
Our tradition is: decorating with home-made decor and little finds, a huge home-made Chinese buffet, fortune cookies (yes, I know they are not Chinese. I love them anyway.), story telling and talking while cooking, eating and relaxing. As with every holiday, I love how every year has the possibility to bring a new tradition into the mix or just a fun activity and/or adventure. We'll see what 2013 has in store for us!
Finally, five sssseriously amazing products I am loving. Gold Snake Necklace • Snake Printed Skinny Jeans in Black Python • Wild Python Teacup • Snake Necklace in Brass • Sterling Silver Snake Ring. ♥
I hope you enjoyed this post! Blessed Be
and Happy (almost) Friday!