Year of the Snake Begins in China


0  Updated at 4:08 am, February 11th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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George Doyle/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — Goodbye dragon, hello snake.  According to the Chinese lunar calendar, Monday marks the Year of the Snake.

In China, it’s believed the universe is made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, wood and metal.

A Snake Year contains a lot of fire, which can mean energy — a good thing for wealth, progress and bounty.

It also contains water.  Feng shui masters watching the financial markets in Hong Kong say a Snake Year will boost water-related stocks.

If you are born in a Snake Year, look to make yourself a safe haven: snakes like to feel protected.  And stay away from tigers and pigs — the combination is no good.

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