Harmony makes both a family and a nation prosperous
Today's title is a self-explanatory Chinese proverb, which seemed appropriate as both components in today’s Fire Snake are of the same fire element and harmonious in themselves.
This theme also fits the Chinese almanac which suggests keeping everything on an “even keel” by smoothing cracks in walls and pathways. As I prefer to leave building work to the professionals, perhaps, this could be taken metaphorically and mean to tidy up loose ends? Anything for an easy life, speaking of which the almanac advises against having a haircut today, so don’t we say we didn’t warn you and keep the family peace.
If you would like to see how your own sign is affected read our dedicated Fire Snake web page below. We will return tomorrow on an Earth Horse; now that should be topical. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW!
Finn & Slim Shooey
Hot and cold blooded?
In Chinese astrology, they don’t come much hotter than today's Fire Snake and as snakes are naturally cold blooded, you can see how we chose today's title.
If you have a Fire Snake in your Chinese astrology chart (see our free Chinese horoscope) you will have a very intense and magnetic personality. Said to have almost mesmerising eyes, Fire Snakes are also blessed with a great sense of humour and artistic flair.
Snake days generally good for Rooster zodiac signs who gain prominence, as well as Ox signs who can execute their ideas today. Pig signs are clashed and will have a fraught day ahead if they don’t pay attention to matters in hand, whilst Horse signs may need to rethink or fine tune plans before moving ahead. For more details and to see how your own Chinese zodiac sign will fare today, see below.
The cold blooded critters mentioned in our title are better suited to the onset of the solar term that also begins today called “Frost Descends”. This marks the Suns position exactly at the celestial longitude of 210° and signifies that the weather will become cold, with frost appearing sometime during this fifteen day period.
Today is also the ChongyangFestival or “Seniors Day”, also called the Double Ninth as it always falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. It is a day for people to eat Chongyang cake, drink chrysanthemum wine, climb mountains and pay homage to ancestors and chrysanthemums.
In Hong Kong, people go to Victoria Peak for a picnic on this day, with many people eating special cakes called ‘ko’. The name sounds similar to ‘high’ or ‘top’ in Chinese and people eat them in the hope of being promoted to high positions.
The Tong Shu or Chinese almanac recommends getting engaged, setting up a fire or stove and hunting as most suitable activities today. It advises against long journeys, buying funeral attire and having your hair done, so don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Today's lucky direction is southwest.
We will return tomorrow on an Earth Horse day. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW.
Finn & Slim Shooey - Fire Snake daily Chinese horoscope posted October 23rd 2012
Heavenly coincidence - good for Penguins but bad for feathered Snake
As todays Fire Snake falls on a day in which there will be a solar eclipse, one can’t help but draw a comparison with our ancient predecessors who likened the Sun to a feathered serpent. In feng shui form school we refer to the Sun as the Yellow Snake, due to its rising and passing through the ecliptic plain providing our Equinoxes and Solstices in an undulating or snake like way. It is yellow not only because the Sun is so, but this colour represents the sage or wise man, who knows that the sun is responsible for natural health and qi.
Today the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, partially obscuring the image of the Sun. for a viewer on Earth it seems like part if the Sun is missing. However, as it is only visible in a small area south of South Africa and north of Antarctica, you’d have to be a Penguin to see it. Nevertheless, how is that for heavenly coincidence that on a day when it appears we lose our Heavenly body Chinese astrology provides a replacement on this Fire Snake day.
Health wise the Chinese almanac suggest that we look after the health of our homes or offices by refurbishing, building and smoothing paths and filing cracks in walls. We can also go shopping but should not go on a long journey or have a haircut.
Sunday is the better day of this weekend and we will return on Monday. - Fire Snake daily Chinese horoscope - 1st July 2011 & August 24th 2012
15ft sausage for UK govt, – only on a Fire Snake day!
If you saw a 15ft serpent like object making its way towards Big Ben and knew Chinese astrology you would probably guess that it is some kind of Snake day. Further, from the rapid growth and filming that this publicity generated, (I hear it was even mentioned in a feng shui blog) and the action itself; all being fire element activities, you could even specify it as a Fire Snake day.- Fire Snake daily Chinese horoscope posted March 3 2011
Fire Snake horoscope?
If Fire Snake is in your horoscope and you can get a free Chinese astrology chart here and see, it can mean that you are extremely artistic, and independent with a spiritual or religious flair. Seen as charismatic and possibly prone to hysteria, you are not afraid of hard work and you can make money from doing different things. Being pure fire, you need constant stimulus and you need to consolidate and finish projects before moving onto something else.
The Snake is part of the same astrological group as the Rooster and Ox, which all experience change in a Rabbit year such as 2011. Although, being a member of the clashed group you can still make money and get support with projects, so you are probably the best placed sign within this group. That said, if you are worried about how things tend to be going this year then why not try a feng shui consultation which can provide a unique and nurturing environment for home and office and seriously help improve quality of life. Famous fire Snakes include Orlando Bloom, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Thierry Henry, Chris Martin, Shakira, Liv Tyler, Kanye West, Adele and Gabourey Sidibe,
As you would expect the Snake burns bright and will probably be at the centre of attention. Unfortunately, setbacks from competition may affect those with Horse in their horoscope. Still, the Earth signs of Dragon, Sheep, Dog and even Ox are fully energised, whilst, the Rooster and Monkey may gain power and opportunities for recognition and their females may find love and romance.
Rat horoscopes can collect money as can Pigs, who may also benefit by investing today. The Wood signs of Tiger and Rabbit should be quite creative, or are able to relax and travel easily.
The Chinese almanac or Tong Shu suggests that today si a good day to smooth pathsand fill holes and cracks in walls.
Generally it is a day of independence and strength and we shouldn’t need too much of either to get through it. As you would expect the Fire Snake brings assistance to those with Snake suffer setbacks from competition to those with Horse in their horoscope. However, the Earth folk of Dragon, Sheep, Dog and Ox are fully energised, especially the latter as Ox is part of the Snake Group, they can be especially creative in the Rooster hour between 17:00 – 19:00. Speaking of which, the Rooster and Monkey may gain power and opportunities for recognition.
It is a good romance day for all metal women. Whilst, Rat horoscopes can collect money as can Pigs, who may also benefit by investment today. The Wood signs of Tiger and Rabbit should be quite creative, or are able to relax or travel with ease.
The Chinese almanac or Tong Shu lists today’s suitable activities as meditating, getting engaged, setting up bed for marriage, or capturing animals.Fire Snake daily Chinese horoscope posted 2010