Chinese year of snake


Chinese Zodiac Snake


Occupying the 6th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Snake symbolizes such character traits as intelligence, gracefulness and materialism. When it comes to decision-making, Snakes are extremely analytical and as a result, they don’t jump into situations. They are effective at getting the things they want, even if it means they have to scheme and plot along the way.

Snakes are very materialistic creatures, preferring to surround themselves with the finest that life has to offer. This is especially evident in the home, where luxurious furnishings and surroundings help Snakes seek the peace they need in order to thrive.

Snakes prefer living a life of calmness, preferring quietness over noise and a manageable workload rather than a schedule that’s overly-booked. Snakes become easily stressed when their lives aren’t peaceful or in order. Too much of this way of life can shorten a snake’s life!


Snakes do work very hard, but they have a tendency to be job-hoppers as they become easily bored. Their somewhat laid-back attitude causes them to be mistakenly categorized as slackers, but nothing could be further from the truth! Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. They’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines. Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweler, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.


Snakes are excellent seducers so they never have trouble attracting others. However, they’ll be the ones to decide when a relationship has potential and when it does not. Once they’ve chosen a partner, a Snake’s insecure side will begin to show through. Snakes guards their chosen partners much like a prized possessions, becoming jealous and even obsessive. Snakes prefer to keep their feelings to themselves. It’s important to never betray a Snake’s trust as a betrayed snake will make it a goal to get even some day!

Metal Snake – Years 1941 and 2001

Incredibly goal-oriented, Metal Snakes will stop at nothing to get that which they believe they deserve. Failure is not in their vocabularies. With their money, they’re continually acquiring more and more possessions – for themselves.

Water Snake – Years 1953 and 2013

Influential, motivated, insightful, and highly intellectual are words that best characterize Water Snakes. These Snakes work well with others and enjoy being recognized and rewarded. They’ll reveal feelings to those closest to them, but no one else.

Wood Snake – Years 1905 and 1965

Kind and genuine, these Snakes enjoy building a solid foundation of friends and family whom they love deeply and whose company they enjoy immensely. But even with all this support, Wood Snakes rarely seek the advice of others.

Fire Snake – Years 1917 and 1977

Fire Snakes are more extroverted, forever offering opinions and telling others what’s on their minds. Even so, others enjoy listening to Fire Snakes. They’re very persuasive and are especially good at convincing others that their ways are best.

Earth Snakes – Years 1929 and 1989

Earth Snakes always seem to be calm and content. They’re friendly and approachable and believe that they’ll reap great rewards by working hard and relying on common sense.


The Snake is compatible with a Rooster and an Ox and incompatible with a Pig and a Monkey.

Year of the Snake:
Chinese Zodiac Snake Traits, Personality & Characteristics

The Chinese Zodiac Snake personality is, perhaps, the most misunderstood of all the Chinese zodiac signs. They are certainly the most feared.

Mystical and mysterious, those born in the Year of the Snake are renowned for their obvious psychic abilities. Snakes simply, always just seem to “know”.

People are drawn to the Chinese Snake consciously, subconsciously and, sometimes, almost against their own will.

Chinese Zodiac Snake Table of Contents

  • Traits, Personality, & Characteristics
  • 5 Types of Chinese Zodiac Snakes
  • Compatibility – In Love & Bed
  • Chinese Snake Children
  • Facts & Metaphysical Associations
  • Return to all Chinese Zodiac Signs & Meanings
  • Return to all Zodiac Signs

Traits, Personality & Characteristics

The Snake is one of the most prominent Chinese Symbols as they represent ancient and primordial wisdom.

Like the Chinese zodiac sign of the Dragon, it is said the Chinese Snake’s very existence is purely karmic and they’ve arrived in the Year of the Snake for the express purposes of settling debts (whether they owe or are owed).

The Chinese Snake’s emotions seem to run so deep, others can easily get a sense that if they become entangled with a Snake, they could get lost forever.

Further, not only is this Chinese zodiac sign the deepest of thinkers, they are constantly thinking, calculating and plotting (which can be positive or negative).

But they rarely will share their thoughts because, to a Chinese Snake, people are to be mistrusted until proven otherwise.

And good luck trying to guess a Snake’s next move!

Of the Chinese animals, it is The Snake which usually possesses a great sense of humor. The Chinese Snake is reliable, loyal to the death (as long as they are not betrayed), terrific at making and keeping money and a rock during a catastrophe. Should complete devastation occur, the Chinese Zodiac Snake will, in a most miraculous fashion, “shed their skin” and materialize out of the rubble more resplendent than ever before.

The Chinese horoscope chart for this zodiac sign usually foreshadows a life of constant metamorphosis wherein the soul of this zodiac sign seeks the death of jobs, relationships, etc. so they can be ‘born again’.

In Chinese symbolism, The Snake is one of the symbols for death and utter destruction.

The Chinese Snake never, ever forgets a slight or betrayal and their perception of true justice can be cruel. If this Chinese zodiac sign chooses to go on the attack, watch out. According to Chinese Astrology, Snakes can be ruthless, relentless and will be so without one shred of remorse because in a Snake’s mind, you deserved “it’.

Chinese Zodiac Snake & The Five Elements

Just as in Western Astrology, no person is defined solely by their primary Zodiac or Sun Sign. In Chinese Astrology, each of the New Year’s animals’ personality traits and characteristics are colored by 2 of the 5 elements.

Each of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals has an ascribed fixed element which affects their basic personality. In addition, the element belonging to one’s birth year is a secondary influence on who they are, can and will be, life’s purpose, career path, etc.

Scroll down to find your birth year. This will tell you which “type” of Chinese Snake you are and help you to learn more about how the combined energies of the fixed and secondary element impact your life.

Water Snake

  • Feb. 14, 1953-Feb. 2, 1954
  • Feb. 10, 2013-Jan. 30, 2014

Drawing upon the never-ending well of knowledge housed in the even the tiniest drop of water, the Water Snake is the most perceptive and has the most mental dexterity of all the Chinese zodiac Snakes. They are sensitive (though they rarely let it show) and make incredible artists.

Those born in The Year of the Water Snake are the more materialistic of the lot and most likely will be able to buy whatever they want because are ingenious with regards to making and keeping money.

Emotions in these Chinese Zodiac Animals run deep so and their memories even deeper. This Chinese Snake absorbs and preserves every single moment, and those memories remain crystal clear throughout their entire life.

Learn all about the symbolism and meaning of the water element.

Fire Snake

  • Jan. 23, 1917-Feb. 10, 1918
  • Feb. 18, 1977-Feb. 6, 1978

Adding the element of fire to the Chinese Snake makes them dangerous, yet hard to resist. All the positive personality traits are amplified but so are all the negatives ones as well. Chinese Fire Snake people are charismatic and confident. They yearn for fame and fortune and will burn through the world in pursuit of their goals.

Those born in The Year of the Fire Snake experience extreme highs and lows. They love and despise with equal force. This Chinese Zodiac Snake is also untrusting, quick to judge and quicker to condemn.

Learn all about the symbolism and meaning of the fire element.

Metal Snake

  • Jan. 27, 1941-Feb. 14, 194
  • Jan. 24, 2001-Feb. 11, 2002

The Metal snake is, literally, metal in both its liquid and solid forms. As liquid it can slither in and out of anywhere. As a solid it can be impenetrable.

Of the Chinese Snakes, this elemental type is the most secretive and prone to using underhanded methods to get what they want. However, those born in The Year of the Water Snake can be quite benevolent when they so choose.

Because of the metal in their chart, this Chinese Zodiac Snake literally craves expensive, shiny things and will work their whole lives to amass opulence and luxury as they can.

Wood Snake

  • Feb. 4, 1905-Jan. 24, 1906
  • Feb. 2, 1965-Jan. 20, 1966

The Wood Snake is the most charismatic of the Snakes. People and animals can’t help but be drawn to their sparkling personalities (which is good because they live for attention). Stability and long-term success in their personal lives and finances is of utmost importance to this particular Chinese zodiac sign and they are willing to toil endlessly to achieve both.

Though the Wood Snake wants to mate for life and is more than capable of doing so, they must be in a relationship where they feel free and safe to express their opinion and thoughts.

Those born in The Year of the Wood Snake are among the most psychic of the Chinese Zodiac Animals. They simply seem ‘to know’ about future events.

Earth Snake

  • Feb. 10, 1929-Jan. 29, 1930
  • Feb. 6, 1989-Jan. 26, 1990

The Earth Snake is easy going (as much as a Chinese Snake can be). They hold themselves to high standards in every way. Because of this, the Earth Snake will have many friends and, if they are in leadership positions, followers; yet this Snake doesn’t crave public attention as do the other elemental types of Snakes.

This Chinese Snake is the same talented money maker as their brethren but they are the most frugal of the bunch.

Those born in The Year of the Earth Snake are principled and integrous in the extreme. They are slow to form judgement and opinions because they are invested in being fair and just.

Learn all about the symbolism and meaning of the earth element.

Chinese Zodiac Snake Compatibility

Highly sexual, the Chinese Zodiac Snake expects nothing short of consummate devotion and loyalty from their partner because that’s what they give in return. Because of their psychic natures, this Chinese zodiac sign somehow always seems to know what will make their partner feel happy, safe and loved.

Even if the relationship is fantastic, the Snake can be possessive. If betrayed, the Chinese Snake turns into a deadly adversary who will strike faster than lightning and with the accuracy of a laser beam.

For best zodiac compatibility, The Snake’s best options are The Chinese Ox and The Chinese Rooster.

Chinese Snake Facts & Metaphysical Associations

Fixed Element: Fire

Direction: South

Color: Blue

Flower: Camellia

Tree: Palm

Number: Numerology: 3

Birthstone: Opal

Western Zodiac Twin: Taurus

Best Love Compatibility: Chinese Rooster, Chinese Ox

Celebrity Snakes: Kim Basinger, Art Garfunkel, Audrey Hepburn, Liz Hurley, Carole King, Dean Martin, Brad Pitt, Brooke Shields, Paul Simon, Dionne Warwick, Oprah Winfrey, Burt Bacharach, Johannes Brahms, Grace Kelly, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Allen Poe

Chinese Zodiac for Kids: The Snake Child

If people perceive adult Chinese Snake’s as enigmas, they haven’t met the Snake child. Silent, stoic even (until betrayed), this Chinese zodiac child has the same ability to lay scorched earth as does an adult.

Psychic from the start and with a higher than average IQ the Chinese Snake child can find it difficult to make friends and that issue is compounded by their refusal or inability to communicate with the world around them.

The Snake is the sixth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Because of their similar looks, Snake and Dragon were good friends. They arrived at the same time. But unfortunately, due to the size difference, the Jade Emperor first saw Dragon, and then Snake.

The Snake is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) sì (巳), and the hours 9–11 in the morning. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Snake is yin.

Snakes usually have a negative diction and are symbols of witchcraft. However, Nǚ Wā (女娲), the creator of the world in Chinese mythology, had a human’s head and a snake’s body.

Snakes have a deep and complex mind, but if they love, they love with their entire heart.

Recent years of the Snake are: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Paired with the Celestial Stems (天干—Tiān gān), there is a 60-year calendrical cycle. Although sì is associated with fire, the years also cycle through the five elements of nature (五行—wǔ xíng).

See the table below for the full details of each year.

Year Celestial Stem Earthly Branch Zodiac Element Yin Yang
1929 Snake Earth Yin
1941 xīn Snake Metal Yin
1953 guǐ Snake Water Yin
1965 Snake Wood Yin
1977 ding Snake Fire Yin
1989 Snake Earth Yin
2001 xīn Snake Metal Yin
2013 guǐ Snake Water Yin
2025 Snake Wood Yin

Personality and characteristics

Snakes are humorous and sophisticated. They don’t like small talk or thinking about small everyday problems.

In a chaotic environment, they are the eye of the storm. Snakes are able to hold their ground and calmly think of solutions.

They are always making new plans and follow them without relying on others’ input. They’re usually correct, but this also comes from a distrust of others. You cannot judge a Snake by its cover. Their slow and lazy talking hides their fast-paced thinking. Behind their calmness, they are alert and observant.

Element Year Fortune
Wood 1965, 2025 These Snakes are easygoing and make many close friends. As perfectionists, they fear experimenting and making mistakes. They need the encouragement from friends in order to succeed.
Fire 1977, 2037 These Snakes are quick tempered and sometimes act without thinking. They don’t like relying on established groups and are innovative entrepreneurs. If they listen to others’ warnings and wait for the right opportunity, they’ll enjoy great success.
Earth 1929, 1989 These Snakes are loyal friends who can keep the friendship for life. But they are sensitive to critique. If hurt, they will never forgive and never forget. They love deeply, but with this comes deep jealousy as well.
Metal 1941, 2001 These Snakes are brave and decisive in their actions. They are born leaders who have a balanced mix of strictness and freedom. Sometimes they are arrogant, but even in a crowd, their aura can be sensed easily.
Water 1953, 2013 These Snakes are optimistic and aesthetic. They consider every detail before acting. They are also brave, but this entrepreneur spirit is not always shown. If they can lower their overly high self-confidence, they will have a smooth path to success.

Men born in the Snake year are mysterious and experienced. They are gentle and know how to say the right things. In an awkward situation, they can always be depended on to crack a joke.

Different from others, these men believe in romance. They often give their significant other sweet surprises. They are also creative and empathetic.

However, they crave to be the center of attention and easily become jealous. This makes it harder for them to socialize.

Women born in the Snake year are graceful and elegant. They are beautiful, both inside and out. Their confidence is manifested in their high fashion and appreciation for classic art.

They are always thinking ahead, though they often act as if they don’t care. They have high standards for friends. They desire for wealth and power. With their intelligence and skills, success shouldn’t be a problem.

However, their greatest fault is their jealousy. They cannot stand seeing others who are more successful. This becomes motivation to work harder and become better though.


Most compatible with Snake: Monkey, Rooster, Ox

Monkey and Snake make up the most compatible pair. They have similar personalities, but one is yin and the other is yang. Therefore, they can reach harmony.

Snake and Rooster seem very different, but they are quite compatible. A Rooster’s ability and taste are what attracts a Snake.

They fit well with Oxen as well. A Snake gives Oxen warmth and romance, and receives a reliable anchor in return.

Least compatible with: Tiger, Pig

It’s hard for a Snake and Tiger to sympathize and understand each other. The relationship will be full of suspect and coldness.

Snakes are also incompatible with Pigs. They can work well together, but there isn’t much trust in a relationship.

Lucky things for Snakes

  • Colors: red, yellow, black
  • Numbers: 2, 6, 8
  • Mineral: amethyst
  • Directions of auspiciousness: southwest, south
  • Directions of wealth: northwest
  • Directions of love: south

Unlucky things

  • Colors: white, gold, brown
  • Numbers: 1, 6, 7

Careers fit for Snakes

Snakes will do well in jobs that require quick thinking and fast reaction speeds.

They are great improvisers. They will do well in competitive fields such as emcees and competitive sports.

They also have their own unique methods. No matter what others say, they’ll stick to their ways. For people like this, management and leadership positions are the best. When the team is confused, they’ll be able to guide their team members onto the right direction.

Because of this, they are not fit for careers where they cannot express their opinions. Routine and standardized jobs are not for them.

Still, Snakes must learn to listen. Consider the thoughts of others and combine it with their own ideas. This is the way to long-lasting success in the workplace.

Health and lifestyle

Overall, a Snake’s health is influenced by their genes. Their parents’ health is what decides their own health.

However, Snakes are extremely picky eaters. They will stuff themselves with their favorites and not even consider a balanced diet. This will inevitably lead to some health problems.

Snakes also keep their complaints inside. The bottled up emotions can cause stress and anxiety. Stress directly relates to the health of a Snake’s heart, blood vessels and other organs. Women also need to pay attention to their urinary system.


2020 2019

Snakes in the Year of the Rat (2020)

The Year of the Rat does not bring much to look forward to for Snakes. While not as unlucky as the Horse, you will still need to be on your guard against suspicious behavior. On the other hand, fortune will come to you in the form of a friend or business associate. If you can put aside your misgivings, luck will seek you out. Success will be possible for those who put in the effort.

Snakes may see a slight improvement in their career compared to the previous year. It won’t be much, but small successes will come. Use your smarts and quick thinking to realize your goals in the workplace. Keep your nose to the grindstone, and you will see improvement. Luckily for you, the year may bless you with a guide. One of your colleagues or associates will be a stepping stone for further success. Take all of the help that they can give you.

Significant changes are not advised for the year. If you can, stay at your current position and continue to make progress there. If you are unhappy in your job, you can always try to make money on the side through an online business or freelance gig. Wait for a better year to make a career change or a big move.

This year you will have to live within your means as finances may be an issue. Don’t spend more than you have to, and avoid buying big-ticket items. Buy the necessities, and every so often, splurge a little.

Lucky Months: April, July, August, and November.

Unlucky Months: February, March, June, and October.


School is all about learning how to work together and teaming up to complete projects. Remember this as you step into your classes for the year. Whether you are in elementary school or undergraduate studies, work as a team player. You might find a friend who can be your guide for the year, perhaps a classmate or counselor. With the help of friends and hard work, anything is possible.

Your health outlook will worsen this year, not only for Snakes but their friends and family members as well. Cultivating your health is essential for a productive year. A strict diet, daily exercise, and enough sleep will help to fend off sickness (as do good genes).

Be on the lookout for your family members. Male and elderly family members will be the ones more prone to setbacks. Anything you can do to improve and protect their health will be beneficial. Visit them often and try to encourage a healthy diet.

2020 is an excellent year to explore your emotional side. Take the time to learn about yourself; for example, the things that make you tick, or what you appreciate most about being in a relationship. Being able to understand and love yourself forms a great foundation for beginning new relationships, in addition to working on existing partnerships. Single Snakes will make some new connections, as long as they can be open and honest with their partners. However, take your time getting to know the person before jumping in headfirst.

Couples will need to make a more visible effort to cultivate a happy relationship. As the Snake in the partnership, make it a point to communicate and show your feelings. Holding in your emotions is a recipe for disaster. Be open and loving. If you can do that, your relationship will flourish.


The Year of the Rat will be a fairly typical year for the Snake. Nothing significant looms overhead, and you can take comfort in some little successes. Good fortune may find you in the form of a guide, someone to assist you through your struggles. Your career and educational studies will thrive if you can discover your guardian for the year. Relationships will do well if you can put all of your emotions on the table. Misfortune comes in the form of health; be prepared to face the worst news from family or friends. Overall, if you can focus on your physical and mental health for the year, you will do just fine.

Snakes in the Year of the Rat (2019)

While 2018 proved to be a lucky year for Snakes, 2019 may present a few challenges. Although that doesn’t necessarily equate to a bad year, you will need to work hard to stay positive during the Year of the Pig.

When it comes to problem solving, Snakes instinctively take on a perceptive and analytical approach as opposed to Pigs, who prefers a more direct and intuitive approach. Learn to balance these opposing strategies to navigate the obstacles of 2019.

Stay active by volunteering or offering your services to the community to help balance out bad energy and keep Snakes strong—physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically. You should consider visits to temples and prayers for safety this year.

Spend more time enjoying quality time in the sun, or in warm relaxing settings, rather than dark gloomy places such as graveyards and funerals. Attend more celebratory occasions such as birthdays and weddings; doing so may boost your luck. Practice a straightforward and transparent demeanor this year to keep out of trouble; at least until the latter half of the year when your luck returns.

Although the 2019 horoscope for Snake’s career reveals a medley of obstacles and conflicts along their career path, Snakes will likely get noticed if they persevere and overcome these challenges.

Part-time employees may discover new opportunities along their career path this year. You’ll benefit from seizing the right opportunities when you see them, so be aware and always stay on your toes. All in all, Snakes can expect to gain some positive attention from their superiors at work, but a promotion or raise may not be in the cards this year. But keep in mind, patience is a virtue.

Luckiest Months: March, September 3rd – November 8th

Unlucky Months: April 1st – July 20th and October

2019 will ultimately test the intellect of Snakes. Despite easily understanding academic material, you may find it difficult to stay focused.

Challenge yourself by setting the bar higher than you normally would. Setting difficult goals for yourself will force you to apply your intellect in situations you might normally disengage from. The higher you set your standards, the more you will grow in your pursuit of knowledge.

Your health will not give you major cause for concern this year. However, be sure not to ignore minor illnesses as they could develop into something major if gone unchecked. Listen to your body. When you’re not feeling 100%, pay a visit to your doctor to make sure your body is in good shape.

Stress will present itself as a major culprit of maladies in 2019, especially when it comes to your career or finances. To combat this, you must learn to relax, take time off for yourself, and rebalance your priorities in order to release your stress. Practice stress relief activities such as low impact exercise and meditation.

If you were expecting a whirlwind romance this year, you will most likely be let down. The 2019 Snake horoscope for love reveals that this year will help you introspectively reflect upon what you want and don’t want in a partner, especially the latter. Over the course of the year you can expect romantic interactions to leave you underwhelmed at best. However, these experiences will assist you in better shaping and defining your relationship goals in the future.

2019 presents a challenging year for Snakes, yet the coming twelve months will prove advantageous as you learn to navigate circumstances and redirect them into opportunities. Your immensely sensitive and stubborn ways will prove to be your biggest roadblock this year. If you don’t want to be held back by these characteristics, learn to problem solve by practicing complete transparency and directness in your everyday life.

To keep bad luck away, orient your home furniture towards the north/northeast as this direction will be more favorable for you.

The Year of Snake

Years of the Snake:

Snakes have many superiorities in personality. Were you born in the years of snake? If you born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049…, you belong to the Chinese zodiac snake.

Snake Year Lucky Things vs Unlucky Things

Lucky Numbers:2, 8, 9 VS Unlucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Colors: red, light yellow, black VS Unlucky Colors: white, gold, brown
Lucky Directions: south, northeast, southwest VS Unlucky Direction: northwest
Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus

Year of the Snake—Characteristics

Snake is the 6th in the 12-year-cycle of Chinese zodiac signs. People born in the year of snake are generally born with the zodiac snake characteristics. They are believed to be graceful, calm, composure and expressive. They can move forward according to the plan all the time with the spirit of grittiness. Both sensibility and intellectuality are very strong.

See the zodiac snake personality advantages and shortages here and check if they fit you.

Snake’s Positive Personality Traits

Snake’s Negative Personality Traits

① Be dedicated and conscientious;

① Be vacillated

② Be ingenuity and quick-minded

② Narrow-minded

③ Energetic and easy-going;

③ Be suspicious and do not trust others

④ Be calm, composure and expressive

Snake Man Characteristics

The snake man’s head is full of wisdom and life is full of mystery. They have a wide range of hobbies, like reading books and listening to music. They also have a high artistic taste, will enjoy life very much.The snake man is very cautious and often depends on his own subjective judgment. His suspicion is heavy and does not reveal his true idea.

The man born in the year of snake is a man who has lofty ideals and does not like to surround himself with idle people. His will is firm and can hold the position to death. He is so rational that makes others feel a little heartless. When dealing with a difficult problem, the snake man showed an unusually calm leadership style.

Snake men have a strong sense of responsibility, and clear goals. Most of them are well respected. The man of snake man is more amorous, there are many suitors around. Maybe people think he’s in love, but he doesn’t really care. A snake man loves to think, to act and usually have a fluctuating, fresh and stimulating life.

Snake Woman Characteristics

The snake lady is charming. Her calm, serene and delicate appearance will make people fascinated. She’s always confident and has a well-thought-out plan in her mind.

Women in the year of snake are naturally gentle and elegant. They like to appreciate classic works of art and taste various delicacies. The woman of the snake is born beautiful, their skin condition is still delicate without special care which makes many women to be jealous and envied. But your tight nerves will affect your gastrointestinal digestion and cause stomach problem. Please pay attention to do self-decompression timely.
The snake lady loves to be fashionable. She likes the dress of luxuriant and noble and always dresses appropriately. She pursues prosperity and wealth, she will try every means to change her destiny. She also asks her husband to be motivated and she can be a good wife.
A woman who is a snake is open-minded and doesn’t want to compete with a man. She is confident that she can conquer men’s hearts and make him willing to work for herself.

The Year of Snake Love and Marriage

The Love and Marriage of a Snake Man

A snake man is often yearning for excitement and passionate love, so there will always be multiple women around him in his life.
Their visions of love are new and fashion. They know how to express love with action, and also understand the psychology of girls.
But while they act, they do not reveal their thoughts which makes it impossible for others to understand their hearts, so it’s harder for them to find a true lover.

The Love and Marriage of a Snake Woman

People born in the year of snake generally have a relatively smooth childhood and youth age. They grew up in stable environments.
In middle age, many undesirable things will gradually appear, but it will not affect you. What should be noted is your old age.
There is a saying that the snake man is an incredible man in the zodiac, and a very difficult man to deal with. There is another saying that the most beautiful woman and the strongest man in the world were born in the year of the snake.

Skills of Getting Along with Snake People After Marriage

The snake people with a smooth-tongue will easy to cheat in words after marriage. Even if it’s a valid reason to work overtime, he won’t tell the real reason necessarily. But if the other half raises any questions about fidelity, he is going to be very reactive and cause constant dispute. Therefore, the way to get along with each other is to regard mutual trust as the principle, so as to resolve the small and trivial things in life.

The Year of Snake Compatibility

Snake Year

Zodiac Matches

Compatibility Overview

year of snake

best matches

ox, rooster

Perfect match, both are brave and resourceful. Fame and fortune can be achieved.

year of snake

worst matches

pig, tiger

Although there is no great hardship and failure in the family, but the hearts of husband and wife deviate from each other. Disasters will come.

How Do Zodiac Snake People Improve Popularity with the Opposite Sex?

The snake also called “small dragon”. In the idiom, the snake often presents a vivid, smart and clever feeling. Therefore, it is not appropriate for a snake person to show excessive enthusiasm when dating a blind date, because not all people can accept your enthusiasm. When dating, you can wear your own triad to enhance your popularity with the opposite sex.

Woman in the Year of Snake Zodiac Love Compatibility



Zodiac Love Compatibility



Can be good or bad. The mouse’s tenderness and thoughtfulness can make his wife very happy, but his wife may still develop her feelings to others which make the rat husband frustrated.



Can live happily together as long as the woman gives up the urge to have an extramarital affair.



The two sides have different aspirations, different tastes, and difficult to communicate.



Can live together, but the thoughts on both sides may be unpleasant and pay more attention.



An appropriate match, and the man will be proud of his wife’s beauty, but it is a pity that the woman’s appearance may not be for her husband.



If you can love and help each other, you can live together



A happy couple. The woman makes the family warm and harmonious



If he carefully manages his wife, he will have a cozy little family.



Can live together, but only if there is no purpose in marraige



Marriage is more harmonious, you can flatter each other, and are good at maintaining the face of the partner, so there is less conflict.



Can live a happy life, she can give you a calm, harmonious family.



It’s not fitting. You need to adjust to her or you’ll complain as time passes.

Man in the Year of Snake Zodiac Love Compatibility



Zodiac Love Compatibility



An appropriate match. The man is strong in self-reliance, and you will feel comfortable with such a person.



Very harmonious, the man will give all decisions to the woman and listen to her



Marriage is unsatisfied. The two sides cannot understand each other and the family is not peaceful.



Can be combined, the woman should pay more attention to the man and keep his heart.



Difficult to establish a harmonious life, two people are prone to conflict.



If you can love and help each other, you can live together



Love is difficult to have a happy ending, because she is more impulsive, cannot stay together for a long time..



Good marriage. The woman’s rich fantasy can attract him deeply.



Not very good, the two sides calculate each other, even when they are in love. They get along with constant quarrel.



Natural match. The woman’s honesty makes harmony between the two.



An appropriate match. The man is strong in self-reliance, and you will feel comfortable with such a person.



Although you don’t match each other perfectly, but her kindness can move the snake man.

Snake Year Zodiac Prediction 2020

The Year of Snake Fortune Prediction Overview in 2020

As the snake man enters the year 2020, which is the year of the rat, the overall horoscope is not bad. Will get on well with leaders and co-workers, team spirit can be fully played. And many difficulties can be solved. Especially for people engaged in trade, sales and other industries, both new customer expansion and turnover improvement are expected to be promoted. But the career achievement in this year is limited in general. All things should be thought twice, not to do things beyond the scope of your ability. You should make good friends and only employ honest people this year.

Single snake people are expected to find a good marriage this year. Unwed lovers have a desire to organize their families. But those who are married, regardless of their gender, should be wary of the negative influence of “red luan”, and pay attention to the separation of the opposite sex, in case they fall into a triangle.

Zodiac Snake’s Wealth Prospect in 2020

In the year 2020, the wealth horoscope of the snake will be greatly challenged. And there will be a significant decline comparing to the year 2019.

For a snake friend who runs a company, the fortunes of 2020 are doomed to be full of frustrations and obstacles. Small people may appear a whole year round, money may be taken away and will encounter powerful competitors in business. It’s hard to get return from investment or payment. The expenses will increase and money may be leaked to small persons around. If you encounter something troublesome, you can seek help from your elders.

For snake people who get paid for work, despite the hard work and pressure, all the effort will be rewarded. There will be small people in the workplace. It is better not to engage in speculation, gambling, investment and other things, or it is easy to lose money and even worse.

Zodiac Snake’s Career Prospect in 2020

As the snake enters 2020, the career horoscope ups and downs, just like the wave duckweed and need to be vigilant.

For a snake friend who runs a company, the situation is more complicated in 2020, especially for who engages in a competitive industry with a partner. If you have a partner, be wary of him using a variety of conspiracies to occupy your own interests. At the same time, the snake people should be cautious in their investment and try to minimize the risks of gambling, speculation and other risks.

For snake people who get paid for work, good luck and bad luck come along together in 2020. The snake man shows his talent and can gain more wealth through his hard work. Raises, bonuses and other things will all go up significantly. But the fruits of their labor seizing by small persons is easy to happen.

Zodiac Snake’s Love Prospect in 2020

Stepping into 2020, the snake’s love horoscope will be complicated, and emotional problems will be a mess.

For the single snake friend, there are a lot of people who you are not interested in surrounded you. It’s easy to get stuck in someone who you don’t like, but the one you love falls in others’ hands. Especially for single men, they are easy to fall in love with dissolute women and suffer from the pain of love.

For the love and married snake friends, the inharmonious situation between the two sides is obviously increased, and the probability of marriage crisis is obviously improved. When encountering problems, do not be obstinate blindly, but to listen to more people’s dissuasion. Facing the problems with a common heart to solve the disaster.

Zodiac Snake’s Health Prospect in 2020

In the year of 2020, health horoscope for snake people is relatively low.

Although there are few immediate afflictions and disasters, but there are many physical problems, which can be a hidden trouble for future health. Unrestrained eating, weight gain will greatly affect the functions of spleen and stomach as well as liver. Especially for middle-aged people, taking 2020 as the node and the body will be increasingly weakened. Various diseases are frequent, so it is necessary for the snake to guard against the possible physical problems.

For snake friends who often drive, it is easy to have loss problems inside the vehicle and it’s best to check and repair frequently. In the same time, be aware that other vehicles cause harm to themselves.

Year 2001 of Chinese Golden Snake Year

Year 2001 is a Chinese Golden Snake Year. Why do the Chinese name year 2001 as the Golden Snake Year? Chinese calendar uses the Stem-Branch system to count the day, month and year. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in the system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use the animal names. The Branch sequence order is Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig.

Stem and Branch are used together to form a cycle of 60 counting systems which begin from Wooden Rat and end with Water Pig. You can see the entire sequence from the Chinese New Year’s page. From Year 1924 to Year 1983 is a complete cycle. Year 2001 is Yin Metal Snake, the 18th of the Stem-Branch in the system. The Chinese use the same Chinese character for Gold and Metal, and as Gold sounds more valuable, the Chinese like to call year 2001 the Golden Snake rather than the Metal Snake.

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2004 The Year of Green Monkey
2005 The Year of Green Chicken

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year day is on January 24th. 2001. because this is the new moon day, the first day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. Chinese will add one year to their Chinese age on this day. If a baby is born on January 23rd. 2001, it is born in the year of Dragon. This baby will be two years old on the Chinese New Year day, because the Chinese count a baby as one year old when it is born. The baby will then add one year to its age on each the Chinese New Year day.

In China, the first day of the Golden Snake Year is February 4th. 2001 in the Fortune-Telling Calendar system, because February 4th. 2001 is the first day of Tiger month and the Tiger month is the first month of a year in Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar system.

In the Chinese Fortune-Telling calendar, the first day of the first month, Tiger month, is called “Start of Spring”, which is when the sun enters 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. In the China time zone, the time of Start of Spring is at 02-04 02:29. So the first day of the Golden Snake year 2001 is on 02-04-01. For USA the time of Start of Spring is on 02-03 at 10:29 PST and on 02-03 at 13:29 EST. Therefore we can say that the first day of the Chinese Golden Snake year is February 3rd. 2001 in USA.

The Year 2001 (Golden Snake) is the 4698th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China who completed the Great Wall). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4698th year on February 4th. 2001. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Golden Snake is the 18th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4698 = (60 *78) + 18, therefore this Golden Snake Year is the 4698th Chinese Year.

Some web sites say the year 2001 is the 4699th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation from there, here is a possible answer for you. The Yellow King’s inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C.. But the calendar of Yellow King used the winter solstice day as the first day of the year. So the first winter solstice was on around December 23rd. 2698 B.C.. Today’s January 1st means nothing to Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C. for a year, then year 2001 is the 4699th Chinese year.

White Snake

Year 2001 is the year of Golden Snake or Metal Snake. Year 2001 is also called the Year of White Snake, because Metal is equivalent to White in the Five Elements system.

Many Chinese would prefer to say year 2001 is the year of White Snake, because there is a thousand-year-old Chinese love story about a man and a White Snake that has been adapted to comics, cartoons, novels, opera and movies so many times. If you are interested, please page.

Calendar – Leap Month

There is a leap month (extra lunar month) in the Chinese Calendar year 2001. Assigning the leap month is very complicated in the Chinese calendar. The official Chinese Civil Calendar announces the leap month as the leap 4th lunar month in year 2001. The Chinese Astronomical Calendar shows the leap 5th lunar month in year 2001. The reason for this disparity is discussed at 2001 Leap Months page.

The difference of assigning leap months impacts the Chinese calendar conversion from the Gregorian calendar between 5-22-2001 and 7-21-2001. If we adopt the leap 5th lunar month, then we have two Chinese Dragon Boat festivals in year 2001, because the Chinese Dragon Boat festival is the 5th day of 5th Chinese lunar month.

To find more related information about the Chinese leap month, please read the Essence of the Chinese Calendar, FAQ and Chinese Lunar Leap Months pages.

There is no impact at all on the Chinese astrology pages in our web site, because they use the Chinese astrology months, animal months not the lunar months.

There is also no impact on the page of Baby Gender Predictor. The months in the Chinese Infant Gender Statistic Chart are the Chinese astrology months, since there are no leap months in the chart.

There is no impact on the page of Calculate Your Chinese Age either, since the Chinese age is calculated using the Chinese new year’s day.

Calendar – Lunar Days

The new moon day is the first day of a lunar month. The first day of a lunar month may be different in different time zones. If the first day of a lunar month is different, then all the lunar days of that month are different. Click here to find the year 2001 new moon dates and times comparison chart.

From the comparison chart, we find that the Chinese Valentine Day, the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is on 8-24-2001 in China time zone, however, it’s on 8-23-2001 in USA time zone. Also, the Double Nines Day, the 9th day of the 9th lunar month, is on 10-25-2001 in China, while it’s on 10-24-2001 in USA.

If you use the page of Find the date of Chinese Festivals or Chinese Lunar Calendar Conversion, you need to select the China Civil Calendar option to get the Chinese official calendar of China time zone. All other time zones must select the Chinese Astronomical Calendar option.


Chinese fortune tellers like to use the theory of Five Elements to predict people’s fortune. If you want to know if you are lucky or not in the year 2001, you must know your lucky element from the Chinese Fortune-Telling Calendar page first.

Year 2000 is a year of Golden Dragon. Chinese say people cannot see the Dragon’s head and tail at the same time. So the Dragon is unpredictable and untouchable. The Golden Dragon year 2000 was really an unpredictable year. Year 2001 is a year of Golden Snake. The Dragon year is the ending year of Wood cycle (Tiger, Rabbit and Dragon), The Snake year is the beginning year of Fire cycle (Snake, Horse and Sheep). That means the Snake is in the Fire Group. The Golden Snake is a Metal on the top of the Fire. The Metal is in trouble and has to fight with the Fire. That gives the hint that year 2001 will have many disagreements and arguments. Fortunately, the Snake contains Fire and Earth (Soil). The Earth will act as a compromiser between the Metal and the Fire, according the relationship of Five Elements. Therefore, there will always be a solution or helper when things go wrong. When you feel unlucky in year 2001, then think about Lady White fought to save her marriage in the the story of White Snake.

If your lucky element is Fire. And you need Fire to balance your Five Elements weight, you will do well in year 2001. If there is a Horse, Sheep or Tiger in your birth chart or in the 10-year Major Cycle, the power of Fire will increase and you will be very lucky.

Chinese Prophecy 2001

If you are interested in Chinese Political Forecast, the Chinese Prophecy for Golden Snake Year 2001 is a must read page.

Feng Shui 2001

In order to take advantage of Feng Shui to get an auspicious golden snake year, you need to understand your luck with Feng Shui 2001. One extra page for you to check the special relationships between year 2001 and your house is at Feng Shui 2001 Special.

May wealth and health always come your way in the year of golden snake!

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Year of the Snake

Years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, and 2025.

The Snake occupies the sixth position in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to a 12-year-cycle.

You will get the following information on this page:

  • Snake Years
  • Lucky/Unlucky Things for the Snake
  • The Snake’s Personality
  • Snake’s Love Compatibility
  • Snake’s Horoscope in 2020

Snake Years

The Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid February.

You can use our “Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign” tool to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.

Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Choose your date of birth and find out about your Chinese zodiac sign.

Snake Year When Type of Snake
1917 January 23, 1917 – February 10, 1918 Fire Snake
1929 February 10, 1929 – January 29, 1930 Earth Snake
1941 January 27, 1941 – February 14, 1942 Gold Snake
1953 February 14, 1953 – February 3, 1954 Water Snake
1965 February 2, 1965 – January 20, 1966 Wood Snake
1977 February 18, 1977 – February 6, 1978 Fire Snake
1989 February 6, 1989 – January 26, 1990 Earth Snake
2001 January 24, 2001 – February 11, 2002 Gold Snake
2013 February 10, 2013 – January 30, 2014 Water snake
2025 January 29, 2025 – February 16, 2026 Wood Snake

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Snake

Things that will bring Snakes luck:

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 9, and numbers containing them (like 28 and 89)
  • Lucky days: the 1st and 23rd of Chinese lunar months
  • Lucky colors: black, red, and yellow
  • Lucky flowers: orchid and cactus
  • Lucky directions: east, west, and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 1st, 8th, and 11th lunar months

Things that Snakes should avoid:

  • Unlucky colors: brown, gold, white
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
  • Unlucky directions: northeast and northwest
  • Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th and 12th lunar months

The Snake’s Personality: Intelligent, Wise…

In Chinese culture, the Snake is the most enigmatic animal among the 12 zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive.

Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments while remaining private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail.

Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers.

Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to possess the best of everything but they have no patience for shopping.

Snake people prefer to work alone; therefore, they are easily stressed. If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.

Which Type of ‘Snake’ Are You?

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Snake comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Snakes, each with different characteristics:

Type of Snake Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Snake 1905, 1965 Orderly, intelligent, with a gift for appreciating the knowing celebrities and a refined taste
Fire Snake 1917, 1977 Smart, insightful, communicative, active, and fond of the limelight
Earth Snake 1929, 1989 Calm, with strong self-control, but not steadfast and diligent enough in work
Gold Snake 1941, 2001 Determined, courageous, confident, and able: a born leader
Water Snake 1953, 2013 Clever, creative, lively, and communicative, but sentimental

See Chinese Zodiac Snakes of 5 Elements: Characters and Destinies.

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match can be good partners.

See below the compatibility of the Snake with other animals, and find out if the Snake is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with: Dragon, Rooster
  • Worst with: Tiger, Rabbit, Goat, Pig

Chinese Zodiac Love Compatibility Test

The Best Careers for Snakes

Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. Although Snakes work very hard, they have a tendency to be job-hoppers as they become easily bored. Snakes are great thinkers. Complex problems stimulate them. They’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines.

Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweler, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.

Good Health for Snakes

Snakes prefer living a peaceful life and they do not like a noisy environment. Snakes become easily stressed when their lives aren’t calm or in order. Therefore, a manageable workload would be good for them rather than a challenging schedule.

Snakes need to spend lots of time relaxing. It’s necessary to take vacations at the proper time. People should pay attention to the health of Snakes, especially senior members in the family.

How to Build Relationships with Snakes

People born in a year of the Snake do not have a lot of friends. It is extremely hard to get to know them because they keep their feelings locked up inside. Snakes are careful when choosing friends. They will never forgive a breach in friendship.

Once people are his/her friends, a Snake is willing to share his sorrow and happiness with them. Snakes guard their chosen friends much like valuable possessions, and they are easily jealous and even obsessive.

Snakes’ Horoscope for 2020

In 2020, those born in a year of the Snake will miss out on some good things in life if they’re only pursuing work.

Snakes will feel tied up because of their strong sense of responsibility, but they will be rewarded with the achievement of their goals. For Snakes, life will be meaningful, and they will be aware that life is supposed to be composed of losing and gaining.

  • Monthly Fortune for Snake in 2020

Is a Snake Year a Lucky Year?

The year of one’s birth sign (本命年 běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ ‘origin (of) life year’) is believed to be the most unlucky in the 12-year cycle. Therefore Snakes should be more careful about all aspects of their lives, including love, health, their careers and finances. Read more on How to Be Lucky in Your Ben Ming Nian.

The next Snake year is 2025. It starts on Chinese New Year (January 29).

Famous Snake Year People

  • Pablo Picasso: born on October 25, 1881, a Gold Snake
  • Mao Zedong: born on December 26, 1893, a Water Snake
  • John F. Kennedy: born on May 29, 1917, a Fire Snake
  • J. K. Rowling: born on July 31, 1965, a Wood Snake

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  • Monthly Horoscope for Snakes in 2020
  • 5 Elements Analysis for Snake Year People
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Year of the Snake – The Snake (Chinese zodiac)

Snake’s personality horoscope

The Snake’s bright, mysterious and elegant spirit easily opens up career prospects for him in business, politics and public relations. The Snake is cunning, likes to speak with accuracy and precision, and he always pays attention to what he says. The Snake is also known for his sense of humor and his sharp spikes. However, in situations where he feels threatened, his mind may darken suddenly to make room for a much harder tone, both sarcastic and aggressive.

A person born during a year of the Snake is a generous being, provided that he is the first to be served.

Generally possessive and jealous in love, the Snake expects a lot of his partner, while he takes all his time to forgive in return. His profound anger, mainly expressed by a black and hostile silence, can become destructive with the test of time. His jealousy, probably his strongest defect, can have deleterious effects on his couple but also be a brake on his career ambitions, because he may then linger with envy on the achievements of others, rather than patiently weave the threads of his own success.

With his infallible and animated memory, the enigmatic Snake tends to forget nothing of what he has experienced in the past. Always on guard, he uses his great intuitive power to anticipate events to his advantage.

While this is usually not the case during his youth, the Snake can become stingy when getting older, but nevertheless more serene and wise. Thus, he manages not to repeat the same mistakes, except for his emotional life.

The Snake is rather introverted and inclined to philosophy and intellectual activities. He is often a discreet observer, with a strong capacity for deduction. Very secretive, the Snake certainly doesn’t share his knowledge with unknown people. But when he does confides, after having finally trusted someone, he will never forgive that person the slightest betrayal. When he feels mistreated, the Snake transforms into a vindictive and tenacious creature, able to wait patiently for the opportune moment to overcome his misadventure and finally regain the advantage. Suffice to say that no one has the slightest interest in becoming an enemy of the Snake, because he is perfectly armed to turn around to his advantage the most complex of any given situation.

In the complicated moments of his life, the Snake doesn’t hesitate to use cunning to achieve his ends. He may also be attracted by risky behavior, danger and underground worlds. If during his youth the Snake was unable to successfully channel his darkest impulses, these can gradually grow to become perilous and leave visible scars.

Also read the Snake’s combined personality horoscope with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Chinese zodiac Snake’s best jobs and careers

Politician, librarian, jeweler, philosopher, physician, lawyer, writer, military careers

Snake’s fortune

Lucky Colors of the Snake

Green, red

Lucky Numbers of the Snake

6, 10, 2

Snake (zodiac) eminent personalities

Celebrities born in the Year of the Snake

Stephen Hawking, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, David Beckham, Xi Jiping, Mao Zedong, Yasser Arafat, Tony Blair, Queen Elisabeth I of England, Gandhi, George of Cambridge, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, John F. Kennedy, Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, J. K. Rowling, Mary Shelley, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Daniel Radcliffe, Shakira, Tamar Braxton, Jon Cena, Kayne West, Psy, Donald Trump Jr., Chris Martin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Fassbender

Snake’s love compatibility

The Snake’s Chinese zodiac compatibility triangle

The Snake, the Ox and the Rooster are part of the second compatibility triangle of Chinese astrology. Indeed, the Snake, sixth sign-animal of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, gets along naturally with the Ox and the Rooster.

All 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Monkey is the secret friend of the Snake. The Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake is incompatible with the Pig (Boar).

💖 Snake compatibility horoscope

Astrology tip: to better understand his daily horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the current Chinese New Year, the Snake should monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Pig.

Snake’s birthstones

Snake Chinese zodiac lucky stones: Almandine garnet, amber, cat’s eye, eudialyte, fire agate, heliotrope, hematite, manganocalcite, pink topaz, rainbow fluorite, ruby, septaria, smoky quartz, tiger’s eye, tiger iron, white noble opal, silver

🌳 Wood Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Wood Snake if you’re born in 1965. In 2020, you’re 55 years old. Your lucky number is 42.

Personality: Endowed with great wisdom and a sound judgment, the Wood Snake is a persevering, discreet, lucid and perspicacious being. Fiercely independent, his relationship with his friends are steady and solid. In return, his companions willingly forgive the Wood Snake his vanity, which is one of his few defects. The Wood Snake blossoms in calm environments, sheltered from the noise of the world. For instance, it’s in a library, one of his places of predilection, that he can calmly quench his thirst for knowledge. While the Wood Snake loves art, music and theater, ensuring the security of his finances remains the primordial quest of his existence. Without this financial security he wouldn’t be able to flourish in life. Gifted for speeches, the Wood Snake is a born politician, as his natural magnetism makes him sympathetic and attractive on first sight.

Wood Snake’s balancing stone and essential oil

🔥 Fire Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Fire Snake if you’re born in 1977. In 2020, you’re 432 years old. Your lucky number is 54.

Personality: Brilliant and passionate, very charismatic and endowed with a captivating sensuality, the Fire Snake can occasionally be suspicious and selfish, which can sometimes make him lose precious friendships. The tendency of the Fire Snake to always bring everything back to him, combined with his latent authoritarianism, make him a complicated and fascinating friend or partner, even if a little stifling on a daily basis. His charm and his intelligence are indispensable assets to satisfy his quest for power and financial success.

Fire Snake’s balancing stone and essential oil

🗿 Earth Snake

Characteristics: You’re an Earth Snake if you’re born in 1929 or 1989. In 2020, you’re 91 or 31 years old. Your lucky number is 6.

Personality: The Earth Snake is the quietest, the most discreet, and the most thoughtful of his fellows. Organized, courteous, extremely elegant, he’s also the most magnetic of the Snakes. His charm operates without artifice, and it’s unconsciously that friends and lovers awaken as voluntary and willing prisoners of this enigmatic and bewitching character.

Earth Snake’s balancing stone and essential oil

🛠 Metal Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Metal Snake if you’re born in 1941 or in 2001. In 2020, you’re 79 or 19 years old. Your lucky number is 18.

Personality: Lucid, quick and calculating, the Metal Snake is also the sharpest of his fellows. His dialogue is frank and direct, sometimes at the risk of crushing his entourage. While he climbs the scales of society in all discretion, his natural mistrust is an asset that allows him to avoid many of the pitfalls he shall encounter throughout his professional life.

Metal Snake’s balancing stone and essential oil

💧 Water Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Water Snake if you’re born in 1953 or in 2013. In 2020, you’re 67 or 7 years old. Your lucky number is 30.

Personality: He’s the most skillful, curious, and cunning of the Snakes. Foreseeing, the Water Snake never acts by chance, calculating each of his gestures with the precision of a watchmaker. Delicate and Water Snake’s balancing stone and essential oilcultured, he’s also a cerebral, very appreciated by his circle of friends. Being an artist as much as being an intellectual, the Water Snake can succeed in all possible types of jobs. Considering his sharp flair for finding metal, he can be both an excellent negotiator and a discoverer of treasures.

What the Year of the Snake Could Mean for Your Business

February 8, 2013 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Sunday February 10th begins the Chinese Year of the Snake. While some cultures consider the snake to be a bad omen, Neil Somerville, author of Your Chinese Horoscope 2013: What the Year of the Snake Holds in Store for You (HarperCollins, 2012), says it’s quite desirable in the Chinese zodiac.

“Those born in the Year of the Snake are born under the sign of wisdom,” he says. “They tend to be quiet, reflective and secretive. They are patient and observant but are also highly ambitious. They choose their moments well and are often successful in later life.”

Using the Chinese lunar calendar, astrologers during the Han Dynasty (2nd century BC to 2nd century AD) assigned an animal to each year. They believed the time of your birth predicted your destiny, and personality traits were outlined for each of the 12 animal zodiac signs, which include a rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Somerville says snake individuals, born during the lunar years (which begin and end in late January to early February) of 1929, 1941,1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013, are deep thinkers and enjoy research and study.They have a good business brain and are generally shrewd in their dealings. Famous entrepreneurs who were born during the Year of the Snake include Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart.

Related: Hunting for Business Ideas? Consider Looking at These 8 Hot Industries

The Year of the Snake might also be a good year to launch a new company, says Marina Lighthouse, author of Chinese Astrology Predictions and FengShui for 2013 (Beacon Light Publishing, 2013).

“Businesses that are ‘born’ during the year take on those zodiac traits,” she says. “Astrologers also assigned elements to each year, and 2013 is a year of water. According to the Chinese astrological belief, water is associated with money, wealth and commerce. Combine the snake with water, and it could be an auspicious year to open a business.”

Related: Feng Shui and the Successful Entrepreneur

Lighthouse and Somerville agree that companies started during a snake year should not forget the importance of market research and product development.

“This isn’t the time to do anything rash,” says Lighthouse. “Move forward steadily and smoothly. Work hard and keep an even pace to succeed. It’s a year of steady progress; discipline and attention to details will help you achieve goals.”

If neither you nor your business were born during a Snake year, there’s still good news; ideas and concepts born this year benefit from its sign, says Somerville.”Interestingly it was in a Snake year when Apple launched the iconic iPod (2001) and when the CD (1977) was invented,” he says. “Both have impacted the world so much.”

Somerville says the Snake year offers considerable promise for everyone.

“It is a year for personal development, study and the furthering of skills,” he says. “In this year, which offers so much potential, it is important that we begin, act upon our aims and do our personal best. There is a lot now to be gained.”

Related: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Testing a Business Idea

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Chinese New Year falls on 5 February this year, heralding the Year of the Pig.

The date of Chinese New Year moves every year, in accordance with the moon, falling any time between 21 January and 20 February.

This can mean that people born in January and February may not be the Zodiac animals they think they are – so it’s worth checking (see the bottom of this article for a handy tool).

The Chinese animal Zodiac works in a repeating cycle of twelve years, with the animal you are depending on the year you were born. But what do all these animals mean?

We’ve put together a handy breakdown of the Chinese zodiac, so you can find out what the year you were born in says about you, and what animal your perfect match is.

Year of the Rat

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Year of birth: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044

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You are: Adaptable, intuitive

Best matches: Dragon, monkey, ox

Avoid: Goat, horse, rabbit

Year of the Ox

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Year of birth: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045

You are: Conscientious, moral

Best match: Rat, snake, rooster

Avoid: Horse, dog, goat

Year of the Tiger

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Year of birth: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046

You are: Courageous, unpredictable, stubborn

Best match: Horse, dog

Avoid: Snake, monkey

Year of the Rabbit

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Year of birth: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047

You are: Impulsive, compassionate, modest

Best match: Goat, pig, dog

Avoid: Rat, dragon

Year of the Dragon

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Year of birth: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048

You are: Confident, witty, dominant

Best match: Rat, monkey, rooster

Avoid: Ox, rabbit, dog

Year of the Snake

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Year of birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049

You are: Intelligent, wise, private

Best match: Ox, rooster

Avoid: Tiger, pig

Year of the Horse

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Year of birth: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

You are: Popular, a free spirit, hard working, intelligent

Best match: Tiger, goat, rabbit

Avoid: Rat, ox, rooster

Year of the Goat

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Year of birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

You are: Kind, sensitive, polite, creative

Best matches: Rabbit, horse, pig

Avoid: Ox, dog

Year of the Monkey

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Year of birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052

You are: Witty, intelligent

Best match: Rat, dragon, snake

Avoid: Tiger, pig

Year of the Rooster

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Year of birth: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053

You are: Independent, punctual

Best match: Ox, dragon, snake

Avoid: Rat, rabbit, dog

Year of the Dog

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Year of birth: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054

You are: Honest, loyal

Best match: Tiger, rabbit, horse

Avoid: Ox, dragon, goat, rooster

Year of the Pig

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Year of birth: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055

You are: Friendly, lazy

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Best match: Goat, rabbit

Avoid: Snake, monkey, pig

NOTE: Years included are Chinese New Years so if you were born in January or February you’d better double check the year.

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2020 Snake horoscope Overview

2020 will be a life changing year for those born under the Year of the Snake. The Snake is the sixth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. Your “chinese zodiac animal is Snake” if you are born in of these years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025.

The Snake horoscope 2020 predicts that your personal evolution will be highlighted by the Stars this year. You’ll discover new things that interest you and you’ll better understand the direction of your destiny.
Many of you will be attracted by all that is related to spirituality. Your natural generosity will express itself usefully in the service of others.

Think about this if ever you have an important career choice to make.

Quick facts about Snake

The Snake is the enigmatic seducer, charming your senses by their irrestitable beauty and inborn wisdom. Graceful and softspoken with excellent manners, most people are hopelessly in love with the snake.

On the opposing side, once the Snake has found her partner in life she becomes jealous and possessive over him… EVEN if he no longer loves her.

He is determined to follow through with anything she undertakes (getting his suitor) to the bitter end even if it means lying and deceiving to get what she wants.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Si
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yin

Feng Shui Forecast

This is a favorable year for the Snake. If you belong to this zodiac sign, use a Chi Lin to help you in your career, the Mandarin Ducks statues to have a successful love life and essential oils to protect your health. The best crystals for you are malachite and jasper.

Name Main Properties
Mandarin Ducks Boost Your Love Life Check On Amazon
Essential Oil Aromatherapy Set for a good state of health and longevity Check On Amazon
Money Tree attract wealth, advance career, or neutralize negative energy Check On Amazon

Luck Predictions

Need to watch out for “pitfalls” during normal day to day activities. Do not take things for granted even though situation seems normal and routine. It is just like lowering one’s guard and that’s where your opponents might take advantage while you are unaware.

There will be quite a few “enemies” within your normal circle of friends or family members. Tread cautiously in whatever one is doing during this period and try not to lose one’s temper. Think twice and avoid making hasty decisions.

Lucky Numbers: 3, 7, 8

Lucky Colors: pink, black, green

Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest, south

Read 🔥 : Super Powerful Good Luck Charms for 2020


In your life as a couple, you’ll try to combine different projects. Also, for some of you, the birth of a child will mark the realization of the most beautiful of projects.

Single folks, don’t worry: The Stars will not forget you, and there will be someone new in your love lives. It might even be love with a capital L that you’ll experience. And if you’ve been engaged for some time, marriage will take place very soon.

Your relationship with your mate will be placed under the sign of dynamism and activity. More than usual, you’ll be conscious of the risk that monotony can present, and you’ll do everything possible to avoid this trap.

Single folks, you’ll shun clingy partners, and you’ll try to take advantage of your freedom as much as possible. However, there’s every chance that a charming person will soon kidnap your heart.

Euphoria prevails in the love sector! You’ll live privileged moments with your mate. Not only will you strengthen your ties with the person who shares your life, but you’ll also take him or her to a paradise of pleasure.

This idyllic ambience will have every chance of lasting for a long time. Single natives, you’ll be successful in attracting lots of interest, but you’ll also be ready to sacrifice your freedom for the beautiful eyes of a charming person.

What an excellent omen for your love life! If you’re a single heart, you should not remain so for long.

You’re likely to succumb to the charm of an old liaison or find love in an unexpected place. If you’re living as a couple, you’ll go through a very euphoric period with perhaps some candlelit dinners, romantic jaunts or even a great trip that resembles a second honeymoon.

Read 🔥 : 10 Feng Shui Elements That Bring Luck in Love in 2020

Money & Finance

Might encounter a few hiccups with one’s expenditure. Spend on things that are most important or necessary, otherwise one will end up living in debt again. Rather than thinking of spending plans concentrate more on one’s performance at work as this could result in better financial rewards.

One is more likely to incur unplanned expenses if one is not careful to stay within the law.

Read 🔥 : Feng Shui Secrets to Attract Wealth & Improve Your Finances in 2020


One should pay a bit more attention to one’s health rather than worrying over loved ones. Otherwise both parties will suffer the consequence. There are other things, one could do to help besides caring and worrying. Do not neglect one’s health and mental peace of mind.

Trying hard in vain to search for the real answer might not necessarily be the right approach.

Read 🔥 : Powerful 2020 Feng Shui Remedies for Health

Snake Years : 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Years of the rat and the 5 elements

Fire Snake 1977

If You Were Born Between (Feb. 18, 1977 – Feb. 06, 1978):
There may be some finance problems. You must handle money wisely. Plan your budget before you spend. There may be some troubles falling upon you so be careful. Be more attentive to your partner’s health. Salaried workers will face problems in their work, handle them calmly. In the mean time, a busy work schedule is unavoidable.

Wood Snake 1965

If You Were Born Between (Feb. 02, 1965 – Jan. 20, 1966):
Wealth luck is good but love luck is not on your side. Income is still acceptable and there will be lots of chances for you to gain wealth. There may be problems for couples, handle them carefully. Just try to give in more to others and everything will be fine. In the beginning of the month, health won’t be that good. Be more attentive to your partner’s health problems.

Water Snake 1953

If You Were Born Between (Feb. 14, 1953 – Feb. 02, 1954):
Luck is not on your side. Avoid investments and do not become addicted to gambling. Income will not be smooth for you. You must use it wisely. Health luck is normal. Beware of what you eat. Be more attentive to health, avoid getting sick, eat less spicy and salty food. Use a lucky amulet to increase your luck .

Metal Snake 1941

If You Were Born Between (Jan. 27, 1941 – Feb. 14, 1942):
You must not be too aggressive. Maintain a calm mood, as it is good for health. A morning stroll is good but do not do too many strenuous exercises. Harmony in your family is the most important thing. When helping others, you must know your own limit especially regarding money. Never be a guarantor and avoid gossips. Prevent quarrels from happening. Try to give in more to the others.

Earth Snake 1989

If You Were Born Between (Feb. 06, 1989 – Jan. 26, 1990):
Students will come through with flying colours in their results. Do not be too proud of it. Outdoors activities are tiring you, never allow yourself to become over tired. You may get injured easily, be careful.

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