The 2013 Yin Water Snake year (癸巳年) will begin on Li Chun (立春). Li Chun is a day that marks the beginning of spring. The 2013 Li Chun falls on 4 Feb 2013, 0015hr. On this moment 4 Feb 2013, 0015hr, the Snake year will begin its rule for the next 12 solar months until the Horse year arrives on the next Li Chun on 4 Feb 2014, 0604hr. The 2013 Yin Water Snake year is in essence a year of Yin Water (癸) over Yang Fire (丙).
The year qi has the outward characteristics of Yin Water. This indicates that the year may witness changes that are rapid and short-lived.
The presence of 2 opposing qi, Water qi and Fire qi, in the year means that the qi for the year are not in harmony. This indicates (1) a turbulent and unstable year. (2) A discord between external environments and internal environments.
The clashing of Water qi on Fire qi in the year qi indicates that (1) the external environments adversely affect the internal environments. (2) The influence of the external environments are beyond the control of the internal environments.
The year qi has outward characteristics of Yin Water and inner characteristics of Yang Fire. The Yin Water qi and Yang Fire qi have opposite characteristics. This indicates (1) an uncertain year. (2) Appearance can be misleading. Events may appear to develop in a certain way but the outcomes can be totally opposite and unexpected.
Water business includes transportation, tourism, etc. The presence of Yin Water qi in the year qi indicates a support for Water business but the support is not strong.
Fire business includes electrical and eletronic, food and beverage (F&B) businesses, internet related, etc. The presence of Yang Fire qi in the year qi indicates a support for Fire business but the support is weakened by external forces. Fire business will be affected by changes in the external environments.
Metal business includes banking, gold and jewellery, etc. The year qi is unfavorable to the Metal qi. This indicates that Metal business will be negatively affected.
Wood business includes consulting, teaching, etc. The presence of Yin Water qi in the year qi indicates a support for Wood business.
Earth business includes construction, property business, etc. The presence of Yang Fire qi in the year qi indicates a support for Earth business.
The year qi is unfavourable to Metal qi. This indicates precious metals like gold, silver, etc are likely to be negatively affected for the year.
Although the 2013 Snake year is ruled by Yin Water Snake qi, the effect of the qi is different for everyone. Some will be affected by Yin Water Snake qi. Others will be affected by how the Yin Water Snake qi is transformed when the qi interacts with the BaZi (the eight character based on the date and time of birth). The correct approach of examining personal luck outlook is to examine how the Yin Water Snake qi interacts with a person's BaZi.