While the Year of the Metal Rabbit will be relatively relaxed for most signs, that won't be the case for the Snake. Opportunities for advancement can appear at every turn, making this one of the most fulfilling years ever. Creative endeavors are especially favored. Snakes that were forced to take mundane jobs just to make ends meet will be delighted when they're finally able to land positions that draw upon their impressive artistic talents.
Home life may be a bit tense, as petty quarrels tend to undermine the Snake's domestic harmony in Rabbit years. It would be wise for Snakes to be very attentive to elderly relatives, especially ones who are having health problems. The more patient and compassionate the Snake is, the easier it will be to avoid family turmoil. Depression over childhood trauma could be a problem for Snakes. Fortunately, the Year of the Metal Rabbit will give these serpents a chance to resolve these issues through counseling.
Friendships can play a critical role for Snakes throughout the Year of the Metal Rabbit. Old, outmoded relationships fall by the wayside to make room for more supportive ties. The Snake would be wise to practice discretion in this Rabbit year. Betraying a loved one's confidence could destroy a precious friendship.
The Snake's lifestyle can take a luxurious turn in 2011. Fashionable clothes, elegant furnishings and beautiful artwork will probably become available, allowing Snakes to relax in style. The Rabbit year's emphasis on beauty and elegance will mesh nicely with the Snake's impeccable taste.