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A unique situation is created when the Tiger comes in between the Snake and the Monkey.

It is known as the Ungrateful Punishment which cannot be dismissed as trivial especially when one deals with others at work, in business or involves a personal relationship.

First, the Snake and the Monkey have a fiery arrangement. It's like a love-hate union. They technically combine and then 'destroy' one another.

Rooted in the Monkey is the Yang Metal which symbolizes all things official, reserved, rules, protocols and strictly doing 'the right thing'. In comes the Snake which has the Yang Fire as its main element, humanizing everything along the way, generous, forgiving and predictable.

While supposedly meant to enhance the Monkey, this Yang Fire becomes redundant and waiting for the perfect moment to justify a breakup. By themselves, they look like a passionate pair, sometimes even amorous. Internally, it becomes a trapped situation, combining and destroying each other while benefitting from being together, nothing acrimonious between them.

When will one be affected by this arrangement ?

Snake years are 1953 | 1965 | 1977 | 1989 | 2001 | 2013

Snake month is between 6th May and 5th June

Snake hour is between 9am and 11am

Monkey years are 1956 | 1968 | 1980 | 1992 | 2004 | 2016

Monkey month is between 6th August and 5th September

Monkey hour is between 3pm and 5pm

How do you know if you have such a pair in you ? Check it out here It is especially intense if the Snake and the Monkey reside next to each other in your chart. Much depends on what it means to you but there should be some expected changes, movements and discomfort when the Tiger (as it happens to be the year itself in 2022) comes it to instigate and tear them apart.

If it involves a platonic relationship, it raises suspicions. In business, it can lead to changes in opinions, be it a client, vendor or general community. At work, disorientation can set in, stress over performance and the anxiety of being left out. Personally, if one is in a close relationship, the feeling of betrayal and wrongdoing consistently haunts you. One can also overthink that someone is trying to cheat him or her over their assets and money.

The next common thread amongst the Tiger, Snake and Monkey is that they are all travelling horse stars. This indicates changes involving movements, physical and emotionally.

Supported by the strong Yang Water in the Year of the Water Tiger in 2022, the interjection of the Tiger between the Snake and the Monkey motivates separations and parting of ways.

In love as in business, they happen unexpectedly and mostly unplanned but the devastation is often bitter. However, not all individual ways turn out bad. Some go on to form better lives while others find their perfect match after the split.

The story of Mark Zuckerberg (the smart Monkey) benefitting from his friendship with Eduardo Saverin (the innocent Snake) only to be instigated by Sean Parker (the crafty Tiger) to part ways was told in the movie, the Social Network. Amongst them, each would believe that they were doing their own 'right thing' at that time. We must understand that the Tiger cannot be demonized, because left to their own designs, their relationships, in pairs or all three provide some challenges.

The Facebook founder must be thinking 'You don't make 500 million people 'friends' without making some enemies'.

What should you do if you have such a combination ? It is psychological. A state of self awareness will moderate your expectations. It is a case of one thinking that he or she has been taken for granted, or worse, being betrayed for doing something good for others. As mentioned in my other articles, 2022 itself is a time of rapid movements, forceful, mysterious, overthinking without clear leadership but within it all, an opportunity of tapping into the massive liquidity of wealth.


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