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Chinese horoscopes: will May 2024 Earth Snake month be lucky for you?

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Element of the month: Yin Earth

Energy of the Snake: healing, renewal, transformation, wisdom

The Snake corresponds to the hours: 9-11am

The fourth month of the Chinese calendar and Wood Dragon year is represented by the Snake.
Life is like a game of snakes and ladders. We experience forward moves and, naturally, some setbacks. More dharma (right way of living) and less drama is needed. Last month, we talked about how to protect your energy by creating a mental force field of guardian chi. We carry on in the same mindset, but this month is all about shedding skins. This means having become mentally aware of what we want to achieve – it’s time to act!

Think about the nature of the snake: it enjoys a pretty good life basking in the sun, using its energy to strike only when it’s sure of its prey, and heading underground when life gets too much. It blends into any environment within its surroundings, camouflaged beautifully, yet mindful of its senses at all times.

The snake is represented in many spiritual and mystical belief systems. It’s often represented with the healing of the physical body while shifting to a more spiritual outlook. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. This could be taken metaphorically to mean that someone born in a Snake year places great value on material wealth to provide for their families. So having a family member as a Snake can indicate the family will always thrive.

How Snake-like are you?

If you have one or more Snake signs in your birth chart, meaning that you were either born in a Snake year plus month, day or hour, your Snake traits will be magnified, especially during your astrological month of May. Photo: AFP

Those born in the Snake year can be rather secretive, and male Snakes usually relate better to their opposite gender parent.

Those born during the Snake month (May) are good with people, making them suitable for teaching, marketing and sales.

Those born on the Snake day are seekers of truth first and last.

Those born during the Snake hours (9-11am) will have imaginative children. They are normally sentimental and reflective, always striving to do better. Achievement brings contentment, but the desire for continuing improvement may lead to a reputation of being a perfectionist.

Ideal career choices for Snakes are doctor, nurse, lawyer, therapist, clairvoyant, designer, beautician or politician.

Taylor Swift was born in the Year of the Snake. Photo: @taylorswift/Instagram
Famous Snakes include Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Pierce Brosnan, J.K. Rowling, Mao Zedong, Pablo Picasso and John F. Kennedy.

What does May hold for your astrological sign?

These generic forecasts carry different nuances depending on whether this animal rules your year, month, day or hour.

√ Lucky

∞ Neutral

X Not so lucky

X Rat – do not be too trusting

Rat years are 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

An unpredictable month when personal safety and home security should be a priority. Watch out for some who may not have your best interests at heart, despite appearing to be compliant towards you. Be aware of potential scams. Avoid signing legal documents.

∞ Ox – stay positive

Ox years are 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Protect your energy by not revealing too much information this month. Try to deal with any difficulties or uncomfortable moments by maintaining an upbeat mindset, as most issues although tedious and time wasting will be resolved. The good news is that there may be an interesting opportunity headed your way.

∞ Tiger – lay low

Tiger years are 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Similar to the Ox, this may prove to be a challenging month when stress and tension have the potential to cause delays and setbacks. Slow down a little and avoid impatience if things are not moving as fast as you would like. Look at obstacles as signs of universal protection. As your luck is generally favourable during 2024, any afflictive energy should be easy to overcome. Listen more and speak less this month.

∞ Rabbit – an exciting month awaits

Rabbit years are 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

The possibility of a new job offer may emerge due to an auspicious combination of energy entering your chart. Things come together nicely with past efforts put into projects getting the green light. Your time management is on point, allowing you to have some well-deserved down time. Enjoy!

∞ Dragon – don’t be afraid to accept help

Dragon years are 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Accept offers of help and support if you are feeling discouraged or confused about something. Help is out there, but you do have to trust in yourself to ask. Don’t turn away anyone who truly has your well-being at heart. You may be feeling rather emotional, resulting in self-doubt. If you are feeling any physical effects of fatigue, it may be a great time to get a check up or some blood work done to ensure you are not suffering from any vitamin deficiency.

√ Snake – decisions need to be made

Snake years are 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

In your astrological month, it’s a great time to upskill on any level to boost your motivation. You appear to be sitting pretty with not one, but two offers headed your way! This will be a double-edged sword though, as you may want to take both options. Harmony luck is strong with the potential for a romantic month.

∞ Horse – take a break

Horse years are 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Anxiety may lead to mood swings, so if you have any chance to get away from it all, take it. Be careful when out and about on the road to prevent speeding fines and traffic issues. You may also suffer delays and or setbacks to your plans, if someone is trying to trip you up or be deliberately obstructive, out manoeuvre them by trotting past with purpose and throwing them off track.

√ Sheep – listen to your intuition

Sheep years are 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

This could be the highlight of 2024 for many Sheep! This month promises satisfaction with everything you engage in. You harness good support and there may be an intriguing offer headed your way, maybe connected to something of a creative nature. You appear to have a great instinct this month that will help you make a decision as to whether to accept such an offer now, or negotiate for a better deal at a later date.

√ Monkey – hold on to your wealth

Monkey years are 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Make sure you plan the month well, having clear goals as to what you wish to achieve. You may be hungry for knowledge or to discover more about something that you find fascinating. You may also discover how to create a second income stream. As your wealth luck appears strong, avoid being over generous. You may be open to requests of lending cash to a friend, which would not be advisable for either party.

√ Rooster – pay attention to your health

Rooster years are 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

You are the flavour of the month with new opportunities headed your way, bringing in extra income. As your Rooster sign is vulnerable during 2024, make sure you enjoy and maintain tip top health to be able to enjoy all the goodies coming your way. If you become anxious about having taken on or being encouraged to take on more, you will receive encouragement from someone you trust.

∞ Dog – love is in the air

Dog years are 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

By developing a determined mindset, you will discover there is light at the end of the tunnel should you be facing any difficulties. Avoid being too opinionated and impatient, even if you are feeling irritated by slow progress, which may be causing you to feel restless. If you are looking for love, this could be your lucky month.

X Pig – work solo

Pig years are 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

This is your astrological clash month of 2024! Attempt to stay cool as many will try to annoy you. By reacting though, you risk damaging your reputation and losing a golden opportunity. It pays to pull back and retreat from any awkward situations, working solo as much as possible. Keep life simple and uncomplicated by removing yourself from any green-eyed jealousy.

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