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2013: The Year of the Black Snake

02/05/2013 12:56 pm ET | Updated Apr 07, 2013

Anarchy: a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority. A state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority OR utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom... absence of government absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.

The year of the black water snake means there is going to be fire in the water. Geologically, watch and see what happens.

Both in global politics and your personal life, you are likely to see the growing force of anarchy. Everything could be hunkey-dunkey, just as long as you are hip enough to make an effort to understand what true anarchy suggests. Then you will see why the black water snake is an apt image.

By and large, snakes mind their own business and don't usually go looking for trouble. They're pretty in their own zone, unless and until their personal space is invaded or they or their own are threatened.

While snakes protect the environment and help keep the balance of nature, they still give so many people the total creeps with their slithery, slimy, yukky, scaly and totally alien-like bodies and their weird eyes and wicked tongue. Once a long time ago, though, I saw Steve Irwin lie down in front of what he said was the most dangerous serpent in the entire world. It came out of its lair and approached him, virtually nose to nose. When he whispered something like "Hello Beautiful, my you're a pretty one, aren't you?" it crawled back into its hole. And I thought, probably to call up its girlfriend and say, "You will never in a million years guess who almost kissed me!

And so it is in 2013.

Live and let live.

Until a perceived danger of attack. And then watch out.

People everywhere are striving to survive on their own path. Yes, they can be predatory at times, but apart from just going out to "kill what they can eat", they prefer to conduct a live-and-let-live existence.

They (you, me, everyone), are searching for a utopian existence, especially with Uranus squaring Pluto now. It's a life free and apart from any external or intervention. When perceived as a threat to their way of life, even cloaked as protection, people will strike out, liberal and conservative alike. This is obviously playing out in the world as protests and insurrections in every corner of the Earth.

In your personal life, your private personal space is treasured above all things. Any invasion or unwanted or uninvited intervention of any kind can be met with a violent reaction.

The message is this! The year of the black water snake begins with the entrance of Mars into Pisces on Neptune and Chiron.

There is fire in the water.

Unimaginable beauty lies there, juxtaposed to potentially lethal poison. Geologically, the will play out literally.

In your life... what is pure in the water is tainted with contaminants. The trick is to change the water from poison to a healthy potable substance. If you know Frank Herbert's great work, Dune, then you get the meaning of this immediately. If not, we can spell it out differently.

Within you lies the possibility of great creation. Everyone has the capacity to tap into higher intuition and genius. Inspired art is the product of surrender to infinite possibility. This requires being open to hearing the message of a wordless voice. Every person in the world has the capacity to tune into this noteless "music" and manifest the result of such a universal and endless talent one way or another in your life.

Such talent is often tainted by doubt, fear, guilt and great personal shame, all of which inhibit and even destroy authentic expression of your contribution to your own life. We are not all Michelangelos or Steven Spielbergs. We all do possess, however, the ability to express higher feeling, when left to our own creative urges, and not crippled and contaminated by the past. Such inhibitions make us angry deep down, urge us to attack our own lives in retaliation for ways in which our personal space has been invaded and our natural selves stifled.

It makes us want to destroy ourselves, take drugs, or if we're angry enough, swim up into somebody's toilet and give them a good bite in the ass.

The presence of Neptune in the sign of Pisces is the power to rise above rage. It is the antidote for the poison. It is the call to a higher purpose, the opening of the door to higher perception.

This is anarchy in its truest form-as peaceful as a snake minding its own business, happily doing its swimmy thing. As long as nobody tries to hassle it.

Michael Lutin: www.michaellutin.com

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