Of Snakes and Crows?
I was going to begin today's blog with a bit about health and how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialists can tell how well you are just by looking at your face. Being an Earth Snake day, where yellow is the colour traditionally associated with the earth element and Yellow Snake relates to health, you can see how I was so inspired.
This Yellow Snake is an important Form School principle and actually refers to the Sun; the source of health in our solar system. In Feng Shui, it corresponds to the centre of our homes and businesses, which should be kept clear, clean and well supported.
Interestingly, some TCM practitioners use these same principles and the Yellow Snake refers to the nose. Just by using the Five Elements and comparing skin colour and blemishes, they begin to formulate their diagnosis and make their recommendations.
Again on the subject of health and moving this time from Snakes to Crows, the Chinese almanac reliably informs us that today is the start of the Pinellia ternate (shown above) or Crow-dipper planting season. It’s unusual for the book of nature to remind us of when to plant a specific variety, so it must be a pretty important. Research informs us that it’s prescribed in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat obesity and is perhaps why few Chinese people suffer from this problem. However, this plant is toxic in its raw form and must first be processed before being prescribed for morning sickness, nausea, coughs, influenza (flu) and swine flu, as well as pain and swelling (inflammation).
The other Chinese almanac recommendations are free of health warnings and if you want to be in the flow today, it suggests meditating or honouring ancestors, filling cracks and refurbishment, laying foundations, buying or setting a direction for your oven, and oddly enough, planting seeds. Anyone for Crow-dipping?
If Earth Snake is found in the day pillar of your Chinese horoscope, you must either be a gardener or … a TCM specialist. Seriously though, Earth Snake people have a very expressive way with words that can eventually bring great prosperity. Natural magnetism adds to their self-confidence and attracts others, which is just as well as they are probably a “people person” and perhaps a party animal. Famous celebrities include Barack Obama, Charles Dickens (day), Cate Blanchett, Corbin Bleu, Chris Brown, Joe Cocker, Rudolph Giuliani, Cee Lo Green, Jewel, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight, Lenny Kravitz, George Lucas, Rory McIlroy, Alyson Michalka, Morrissey, Barak Obama, Frank Oz, Daniel Radcliffe, Randy Travis, Rick Wakeman and Mark Zuckerber.
See our dedicated Earth Snake web page and discover how your own Chinese astrology sign will fare today and we should return tomorrow. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey Earth Snake daily horoscope origuinally posted 2nd July 2013
Sugar Snake shake?
When sugar (sucrose) is dehydrated with sulphuric acid, there is a spectacular response as the sugar turns into a black carbonized tube that grows serpent-like out of its container. This phenomenon occurs as the acid removes water from the sugar, releasing heat, steam and sulphur oxide fumes. You shouldn’t try this at home as acid is extremely corrosive, but exothermic qualities also occur when wind meets water.
Principally water evaporating and air condensing releases energy into an environment, which when absorbed affects our performance and quality of life. Problems arise as energy rises and falls and as you would expect; when water is placed on vibrant energy beneficial effects occur.
Unfortunately, when water interacts with decaying energy, negative results follow and this will certainly affect your efficiency, health and wellbeing. Luckily feng shui uses time and the earth’s natural magnetic fields to discern vibrant from decaying energy and advises on the best location for a water source. This creates a naturally nurturing environment and converts stressful spaces into highly efficient and empowering zones, making a home or business consultation ideal for these troubling times.
Unlike the sugar snake experiment, Feng Shui is definitely something you should try at home and especially in the office. It can also create the perfect atmosphere for any environment or occasion such as restaurants, parties and weddings.
As this is a feng shui and Chinese astrology blog, you may wonder why we began with a chemistry phenomenon. Well in truth, the inspiration came from today being an Earth Snake day and although the quality of an earth element is “sweetness”, we were more attracted by its alignment with this month zodiac signs. Specifically, today's Snake sign reacts with this month’s Monkey sign to form a water combination that signifies wisdom.
Wisdom is inherent within Feng Shui the study and practice of wind and water in an environment and its use allows us to improve our quality of life at home, as well as efficiency, morale and success in our office. This is why we likened the effects of mixing two ingredients together to obtain extraordinary results.
On the subject of wisdom, the Chinese almanac suggests "extraordinary results" could be found today by meditation or honouring ancestors, visiting friends, exchanging gifts, emigrating, opening a business and trading, laying foundations or fixing a roof .Earth Snake daily horoscope posted 5th July 2012
Flat Snake in an Open Carriage!
Today is an Earth Snake day. When they said the earth was flat, they must have been referring to the earth element, wider than it is tall. The rest of the title appears in the twelve and Twenty Eight mansions cycles of nature; an Open and Carriage day respectively. Both of these are essential to the Chinese almanac in deciding the most favourable activities on any given day.
For example, from “Open” we get happy events and new beginnings, so it’s good to have your hair done or to buy new clothes. Advice on new beginnings is also favoured and you can be personally inspired from meditating, divination and in asking for blessings. On the physical plain, it’s an excellent day to seek treatment or see a doctor. Alternatively, new starts can be found by building or renovating, putting a new roof on a home and buying or setting a new direction for your bed or oven.
“Carriage” days favour business and education, so it’s a good day to sign contracts and trade or take a course, either by distance learning or to enrol on our professional feng shui course where we can teach you much, much more.
Is Earth Snake part of your astrology? Find out with our free Chinese horoscope. If it is found in your day pillar, you have a very expressive way with words that will eventually bring great prosperity. Natural magnetism adds to your self-confidence and attracts others to you; just as well as you’re a people person and perhaps a party animal. Famous celebrities include Barack Obama, Charles DICKENS (day), Cate Blanchett, Corbin Bleu, Chris Brown, Joe Cocker, Rudolph Giuliani, Cee Lo Green, Jewel, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight, Lenny Kravitz, George Lucas, Rory McIlroy, Alyson Michalka, Morrissey, Barak Obama, Frank Oz, Daniel Radcliffe, Randy Travis, Rick Wakeman and Mark Zuckerber.
You can discover how your own animal sign will be affected today on our Earth Snake web page. We’ll be back tomorrow. Earth Snake daily horoscope - posted 13th July 2011
Earth Snake daily horoscope
In nature Earth snake are small and secretive, they are brown, gray or reddish coloured. There are 2 species in their genus: Smooth Earth Snake and Rough Earth Snake. Similarly, in Chinese astrology our Earth Snake could also be considered as being red and brown and depending on when it occurs could indicate being rough or smooth. In general terms an Earth Snake denotes strength, resourcefulness and good health, especially so in this Ox month as its qi is well supported; it is definitely of the “smooth” variety.
There is also a partnership aspect as the Snake is part of the same group as the Ox (January) and Rooster (17:00 – 19:00) and this carries through in recommended activates stated in the Chinese almanac for today. These range from seeing friends, to getting engaged or even married to them and swapping wedding gifts. Moving to a new home, or refurbishing home or business are also well highlighted, Perhaps finishing by fermenting wine and drinking responsibly.
Today’s Chinese astrology sees the Rat and Pig signs being lucky with money although the latter is clashed and will benefit by taking advice before making major decisions. They may naturally find this assistance from earth signs of Dragon, Sheep, Dog and Ox who are all well supported with extra “bounce”, they may spend this in bargain hunting.
As you may expect Snake signs are prominent and creative whilst their fellow fire signs of Horse can be quite prosperous. Rooster and Monkey signs are in the spotlight and can gain power and prominence. The Wood signs of Tiger and Rabbit should be quite creative, or are able to relax or travel with ease. Earth Snake daily horoscope posted januray 2011
Snake along to mend moon
Today is an Earth Snake day. Ask any five element practitioner and they will tell you that an earth shape is lengthier than it is tall. So, that explains a long snake.
A Snake day in a Pig month is most definitely a clash or “month break”. Consequently, the Chinese almanac suggests only self-pampering, perhaps at the spa or fixing something that is broken and includes seeing a doctor, having a treatment, appointing a builder and fixing a path.
There is a full moon tonight and as we are at our most active at this time, expect the spas or other pampering places to be vibrant. For your daily horoscope see our Earth Snake web page.
It is a much better day tomorrow being a Metal Horse day and as we are teaching Feng Shui this weekend, our next blog will be on a Wood Pig day.
Until then, enjoy NOW - Earth Snake daily horoscope - posted 13th July 2011