May – Month of the Wood-Snake

When the wood-snake meets the fire-rooster

The wood-dragon that is retiring now ended the season of spring. The next sign of the zodiac that is going to assist the fire-rooster in ruling over us starts the next season, summer.

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It is the wood-snake we are talking about that appears on the stage of time on 05 May 2016, 07:30h GMT.

The snake is born under the sign of wisdom. She is highly intelligent and her mind is never-resting.  She is always planning and organising, permanently looking for ways in which she can use her considerable skills. She is a deep thinker and likes to meditate and reflect.

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Determined to follow through anything she undertakes to the bitter end, the snake detests being left in the air. She makes her decisions quickly and firmly. She is independent and rather a private people who follows her own path, no matter what others think.
The snake often has a wonderful sense of personal style. She is most at home with the best books, films, music, gourmet foods, and anything of fine quality. All around her enjoy her excellent manners. Money is not an issue and she can be quite generous.

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She may appear slow and relaxed, but this sign actually is very analytical and tends to be high-strung and even anxious.
When in love, a snake can be very demanding and also quite possessive. She has high standards for herself and a mate. She can be very suspicious of people in general, and loved ones in particular. This is not always obvious. The snake often keeps secrets and is usually quite careful about what she says. She can be quite noisy but usually is not deliberately outspoken.
The snake does not easily release anything she has chosen to cling to. She is not above seeking revenge and will plot, plan, and wait for the right opportunity. So you’d better do not break promises with a snake.

The element of wood gives the snake a bit of solidity and foundation. Wood-snakes are not as self-preserving as all the other kinds of snake, as vanity is not really her style. This particular snakes has a stable group of friends and family to hang out with and love each of these people quite deeply. However, it is rare that the wood-snake utilises her group of loved ones for advice or listening, often opting to go at it alone. Kindness and frankness are two of this snake’s greatest characteristics.

As the fire-rooster rewards good planning we are best advised to consider our aims as quickly as possible. That is if we have not done it yet. Having objectives and goals in mind will not only help us to channel our energies more effectively but will also make us more aware of opportunities that can help us on our way.

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We can achieve a lot this month when we watch out for additional chances and make the most of them. Snake and rooster will favour bold and resourceful activities.

Now let’s see what all signs of the zodiac may be up to during this month:

Snake(*) (1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013):
A month to look forward to. Times are beneficial, much can be accomplished. Relationships are harmonious, financial matters can be settled successfully. Enjoy but do not exaggerate.

Horse(*) (1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014):
A busy month lies ahead that does not necessarily run very smoothly. Some difficulties at work may come up, delays in business may occur, generally things that might leed to frustration. In the company of friends and family consolation can be found.

Goat(*) (1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015):
It can be fun, it can be hilarious, it can be busy, it can be amusing. Interesting communications see to that. If certain things need to be changed, go for it. This month supports you in that. Travel cautiously and avoid mishaps by planning carefully.

Monkey(*) (1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016):
Concentrate on what you know best so that new opportunities can turn out to be very advantageous. Should emotional difficulties appear family and friends can be very supportive, nurturing and a source of inspiration. Stay calm, benefactors will be supportive in times of difficulties.

Rooster(*) (1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005):
An interesting month lies ahead, minor complications that may show up should be regarded as such. There is not much in ‘minor’. Spend money wisely if you don’t want to pay extra. Some members of the family may need more loving care and attention than they normally do. This is a good time to take time off to further your education or studies.

Dog(*) (1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006):
Learn to compromise, allow the snake’s introspective wisdom to help you with this. You may not experience as much freedom as you personally like. Use this month to find new ways to reach your goals. A good month to open a new business.

Pig(*) (1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007):
Working according to rules and regulations may be boring but it is the best way to get through this month as unharmed as possible. It can give you a lot of stability which you need as the official opponent of the snake. Don’t lose your heart to quickly, romance may be not rewarding and complicated.

Rat(*) (1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008):
Do not overspend, do not overextend yourself. Lowering one’s expectations can be quite rewarding. Appreciate what you have and concentrate on the meaningful things in life. If you are mindful of what you really need you can let go of what you desperately want.

Ox(*) (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009):
Expect a great month. Enjoy new opportunities, expansion, good luck, and growth. Avoid being the subject of gossip, scandals, or secrets. It’s a good time to invest in your future.

Tiger(*) (1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010):
After the dragon’s dynamic energy expect now times for healing and creative balance. Your work will be approved, rewarded and appreciated. All travels will be very favourable this month, business travels as well as going on a vacation.

Rabbit(*) (1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011):
Watch out: lack of insight, stubbornness, and obstinacy can spoil this month. When unexpected chances occur stay calm and do not get involved in matters that do not concern you. You don’t want others to be possessive or controlling, so do as you would be done by! Literature, arts and theater can provide nice changes.

Dragon(*) (1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012):
Your business will prosper but your private life may not be in the best of order. Pay attention especially to boundaries and responsibilities. If all that are involved are not too stubborn we can even expect a happy ending.

As usual we have to mention those days on which we should not start certain projects or activities.
As far as the beginning of short-ranged projects is concerned we should leave out 12 May 2017 and 24 May 2017. Long-ranged projects should not be started on 16 May 2017 and not on 28 May 2017.
Again there are another 2 days this month on which we should ‘just live’ and do nothing of importance. 09 May 2017 and 11 May 2017 are these days.

May we see the chances we get and may we be as bold and resourceful as snake and rooster want us to be.

(*) for this kind of analysis we work with the solar calendar. With a satisfying accuracy we can say that all years start on 04 February. This means that e.g. a person born on 31 January 1983 is born in the year of the dog as the year of the pig starts on 04 February 1983.
In consultations I certainly work with the exact dates and times.

Bodo Trieb is a german numerologist, chinese astrologer and Feng Shui Consultant.

He offers One-to-One Consultations in the area of Europe. He has already published a book and his clients value his accuracy in his consultations as well as the clarity he provides in his work.
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