We are moving away from the year of the dragon, with it's big fire energy (yang); towards a more introspective time (yin) where we shed older layers like the snake sheds skin, to reveal a new, inner self. During a snake year, we transform through quiet time observing the self. The snake is also a symbol of wisdom. Careful and patient, the snake is adept at spotting new opportunities and possesses the skills needed to act quickly when the right situation arises. More reserved, the snake does not seek attention, but is quite powerful when faced with a challenge. May 2013 find you empowered with the spirit of the snake!