Happy Chinese New Year

Cong Xi Fa Cai (Happy New Year!)

Here’s a little entertaining “facts” for those of you who are snakes or with a snake.



Your sign is one of those that doesn’t fair well in your own year, but you’re looking at more good than bad in Year of the Snake, with seven favorable and five unfavorable months. You’re going to have to think things through, to move at the right time, to be cautious. But isn’t that what Snake is all about? You can make this a good year, but you’re going to have to work for it. This is not the time to gamble. It’s a Water year, and you’re a Fire sign. Water puts out Fire, and doesn’t serve you well, so play it safe and you should be fine.


Don’t pursue major changes this year. If an opportunity comes up, give it a look but be cautious. Snake wisdom will be in demand this year, so use your head and cultivate your thoughts into actionable plans. Make things work for you. Don’t hold back, but be ready to back off if you meet any resistance. You have better years ahead for your boldest moves. Hang tight!


The influence of your namesake year can actually be more of a hindrance than help, but this can be overcome in the name of love. You can be a bit too mysterious. Draw potential lovers in before making them guess about you. Utilize the Snake’s ability to charm and hypnotize people into wanting to discover more about you. Once you have them nibbling on the bait, you can begin to draw them in ever closer to you.


Mental stimulation will surely not be an issue for you this year — just make sure you balance it out. Stay physically engaged. High impact, short workouts will be the most beneficial. If you find yourself physically limited, a 20-minute walk is enough to get your juices flowing. In your namesake year, it’s a good idea to reserve some oasis of solitude. This gives your body a chance to relax and relieve stress levels.


This year could be a bit of a rollercoaster ride financially. Do your best not to overthink your decisions. Inactivity could be your biggest problem, so look for opportunities that are out of state or even international. Or, if you prefer, just kick back this year and put your money into a conservative investment modality. And if none of that sounds interesting, indulge a little bit and buy something nice for yourself.


A Starry Night

My 5 y.o. daughter’s version of Starry Starry Night.  She even has our dog, Photon, in the picture.  Every week she goes to art class and every week she comes home with an amazing picture.  She gets to use all kinds of mediums for her creativity, including fabrics.  With this one, she used watercolors, crayons, glitters, gems, and markers.  Initially, I thought it was just beautiful because of all the colors.  But the more I look at it, the more I appreciate her artistic ability.  I guess it’s time to stop complaining about paying for the class (for at least 2 weeks).