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02/10/2013 10:44 am ET | Updated Feb 11, 2013

Chinese New Year Horoscopes: Year Of The Snake

By Stephanie Dempsey for Tarot.com

February 10, 2013 marks the Chinese New Year, kicking off the Year of the Black Water Snake in Chinese Astrology. Snake years tend to bring unexpected transformations to our lives. Yet while there may not be many outward manifestations of change, there will be plenty of activity beneath the surface. Behind-the-scenes talks, secret negotiations and clandestine activity will characterize this Chinese year ... things are not what they seem in a Snake year.

The Water element is emotive, compassionate and perceptive. By tuning into your intuition, you can detect changes that can't be perceived with the naked eye. If you sense your company is in trouble, update your resume and collect your work samples. Does your romantic partner seem distant and distracted? Don't wait for your partner to announce their dissatisfaction. Schedule a romantic vacation and plan more date nights.

Snake years reward those who do plenty of research before making a move. Whether you're hiring a contractor or dating someone new, be sure to do a background check. Do you need to buy an expensive appliance? Read consumer reports and customer surveys before making your purchase. Are you going to school? Find out which institutions offer the best programs for your needs. By arming yourself with knowledge, you'll make the most of this transformative year.

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