Snake and Pig are opposite signs in Chinese astrology. So Snake year is not considered a fortunate time for Pigs. Snake year began a month ago, and I’ve received emails from concerned people who were born in the year of the Pig. Here is an example of an email from a Pig:
“I learned about you via Chinese Astrology and now follow you on Twitter; I enjoy reading your work! I am a Pig and the Snake year is presenting unique feelings for me. I’ve been scattered, forgetful and irritable- totally out of my character. Do you have any tips to share (gemstones, etc) to increase emotional balance??”
Know that this Water Snake year can be too dreamy, and it’s easy to get lost or confused because the Water Snake is not grounded on earth like the other Snakes. The Earth Snake is naturally very grounded, the Fire and Metal Snakes are focused, and the Wood Snake pursues goals.
A very grounding gemstone for you would be green jade. It’s not too expensive and it’s pretty. Other grounding stones are garnet, jasper, or bloodstone. But they just aren’t as beautiful as jade. Maybe carry a bloodstone with you, and wear jade. Avoid clear quartz that can amplify confused energy.
And when overwhelmed, take a warm bath with a half cup or so of epsom salts. Be sure to submerge your head under the water. Stay for about 15 or 20 minutes in the tub, or until the water loses its heat. You can switch this with a half bottle of hydrogen peroxide. A series of five baths in a row, each evening, should be beneficial. You can add a few drops of organic pure essential oil of lavender for a calming scent.
And good feng shui! Clear out all clutter so you do not have chaos in your home, office, or car.
This Hare month that started a week ago will be better for you. Last month was Tiger month and that can feel like too much aggressive energy for the sensitive Pig. Even though Pig and Tiger are allies, Tiger energy can be a bit much.