Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Snake in Your House Means...

Along one of the routes to my temporary part-time seasonal job (which is now full time [wahoo?] ) is this temple. (Hope I am using the correct terminology.) Saturday, when my sweetie and I drove by the place, it was festooned with flags and a banner. 

So it must mean.... Happy Year of the Snake?
The Year of Snake. 2013 is the year of the black Snake begins on February 10th shortly after the New moon in Aquarius, the humanitarian of the zodiac. This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail. Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve. (source)
A zillion years ago I lived in West Texas and late every summer we would find a snake skin in the house (yes, in the house) but luckily never the snake. Mind you it was rattlesnake country so I really did not want a snake in my house. No matter how lucky it might be.

So, are you one of those lucky folk with a snake in your house? I hear they taste like chicken.

Happy Year of the Snake.


HolleyGarden said...

Tastes like chicken - haha Doesn't everything? I didn't know it was the year of the snake. Interesting. I don't have any snakes in my house, or found snakeskins (creepy!), but now I wonder if I should find a cute snake accessory and put it in my pantry. It would certainly keep guests out of there! ;)

Karen said...

Oh, Cindy, I don't have any snakes in the house (that I know of but it's been awhile since I cleaned, lol) but being cold up here, they aren't too common. Snow snakes abound, though. (They are the long hunks of snow that fall off tree branches and washlines when you bump into them.) I didn't know we were in the year of the snake, but it sounds like a positive thing. I'm with Holley, maybe I'll get a fake one and see if my luck changes.

Marguerite said...

Don't think I'd mind a snake in the house that much, as long as they eat the mice :) Of course, Texas snakes would be much larger than anything you might find up here. I think the biggest one I've seen was only 6 inches long.