Gong Xi Fa Cai, Sae Hae Bok Mani Ba Deu Se Yo, Happy Lunar New Year!
2013 is the Chinese Year of the Water Snake, which brings with it much symbolism and excitement. Not only does the snake’s transformative ability to molt its skin teach us the important lesson of honoring the past while making room for the future, the water element symbolizes compassion and perception.
Chinese Year of the Water Snake
According to our beloved faculty member David Chan, the snake’s physical attributes of fluid movement and ability to shed its skin will have great impact on the year. It will ask us to be flexible in our viewpoints, aware of the connections between life’s occurrences and comfortable with letting go of the old in embrace of the new.
The water element is said to represent of our innermost self; the depth of our being. When this is coupled with the snake’s ability to perceive subtleties in its surroundings we should be prepared to look inside our hearts, to own our feelings and to express them with compassion and sensitivity. Read more