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Jakarta Post

Slippery year of the slithering snake

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, February 3 2013   /  09:42 am

In the Year of the Water Snake, commitments and promises will be tested.

Last year, during the Year of the Water Dragon, couples were encouraged to tie the knot as feng shui masters and soothsayers said it was the perfect time to make love. This year, those who did tie the knot will have their vows tested.

“It’s not going to be a very good year for romance. Couples will need to be very careful if they want to maintain their relationships,” feng shui expert Gunadi Widjaja told The Jakarta Post recently.

Chinese New Year will fall on Feb. 10 and the Year of the Water Snake will slither in.

Gunadi said the Water Snake was agile and dangerous, so it could sneak up undetected.

“The snake is quick and fast as it moves while the water is robust,” the feng shui expert said. “Couples need to watch out for backstabbers. Avoid any fights and excessi...