Monday, February 11, 2013

Post square 021113 ~ The Year of the Snake

Today, on the cover of the Post, is a photo of the Chinese New Year parade in Washington’s Chinatown. Marchers carry one of those long, dragon-like costumes; this one depicting the lion dance.

The detail I chose to draw includes some of the lion’s mane. I made it red, because that is a symbol of good luck for the new year.

This is the year of the snake. If you were born in the year of the snake, as I was, you are regarded as intelligent, but with a tendency to be somewhat unscrupulous. You become bored easily and are very conscientious and diligent at your work.

You are relaxed and can often seem to be slacking off at work when, in reality, you are at the height of your creativity.

You are organized and precise. You like to work alone.

You become easily stressed and have to avoid hectic schedules or noisy atmospheres. You need calm and quiet to thrive and succeed. 

You are intuitive, introspective, attractive and graceful. You can be exciting and dark at the same time. 

You are contemplative and private, not outwardly emotional. You can appear cunning and reticent. You will plot and scheme to make certain things turn out exactly as you want them to. You are not a great communicator. 

Not everyone can live and be happy with you. It takes a patient soul, someone ready for the long haul, who can calm your nerves and deal with your obsessions with skill.

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