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Chinese Zodiac - Snake

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    Among the Chinese Zodiac animals, Snake has the sixth position. Snake is regarded to be pliable. Some of the positive characteristics of the people born in the year of the Snake are wise, discreet, agile, attractive and full of sympathy. On the other hand, there is a tendency for them to be lazy, greedy, arrogant and indulging in self-admiration.

    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Si
    The Five Elements: Fire (Huo)
    Yin Yang: Yin ([Chinese philosophy] negative/passive/female principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
    Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus
    Lucky Colors: red, light yellow, black; Avoid: white, golden, brown

    Years of the Snake

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    02/10/1929 01/29/1930 Yin Earth Ji Si
    01/27/1941 02/14/1942 Yin Metal Xin Si
    02/14/1953 02/02/1954 Yin Water Gui Si
    02/02/1965 01/20/1966 Yin Wood Yi Si
    02/18/1977 02/06/1978 Yin Fire Ding Si
    02/06/1989 01/26/1990 Yin Earth Ji Si
    01/24/2001 02/11/2002 Yin Metal Xin Si
    02/10/2013 01/30/2014 Yin Water Gui Si
    01/29/2025 02/16/2026 Yin Wood Yi Si

    Personality of the Snake

    The snake usually makes a bad impression to people as they are thought to be insidious, cunning and devious. Sometimes, in China, the snake is called the 'Little Dragon' as it resembles the dragon in appearance. The person born in the year of the snake projects a perfectly cool exterior at most of the times like the snake has a cool snake skin. In fact, under the calm appearance, hides an eternally fervent heart. At one time, they can composedly observe things around and carry out the task quietly. On the other hand, they are passionate to help others. These can be especially seen from their initiative in helping new colleagues and friends. So they are easy to be trusted and popular among the people. For the women, they are sociable with remarkable disposition. Especially at the dance party, they are usually welcomed and invited by many men.
    The people under the sign of snake are warm-hearted, positive, willing to accept the challenge and can try very hard to finish the task well. Not as sinister as the real snake, they are beautiful and incredibly sexy and usually behave finely. Both of the men and women are hot and sexy. Most of them are married after having love affairs instead of arranged marriages. Their love can be very sweet. If they can show their enthusiasm in real family life, they can live more happily and last long. You can see the snake people's persistence in love through the traditional Chinese story of 'The White Snake'. Also, the snake people will use unscrupulous divisive tactics to win what they want. In terms of their fortune, it will be smooth when they are young and very good during late years.

    The snake people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The snake people born in the morning are always prudent in their words and deeds. They are committed to be practical, step-by-step business and work with great propriety. Because of this, they are easy to be trusted by the boss and advance quickly.
    The snake people born at noon are quite aggressive with extraordinary ability. They are the persons who know when to eat humble pie and when to hold their heads high. They are highly adaptable to different works. Among all the works, they show great interests in mental ones. As they are real go-getters, others may feel pressing. This is unfavorable to the harmony between them and their colleagues. So restrain themselves are important.
    As we all know, the snake like to go out and find food during the evening. So they are active this time of period. However, the people born during the evening are just opposite. They are most passive, silent, lazy, and lacking initiative and drive. They will do whatever is given to them and never struggle for their rights.

    The Snake people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:

    Click the following links to get personalities and destiny for the five types of Snake.
    Fire Snake: 1977 (Feb. 18, 1977 - Feb. 06, 1978)
    Wood Snake: 1965 (Feb. 02, 1965 - Jan. 20, 1966)
    Water Snake: 1953 (Feb. 14, 1953 - Feb. 02, 1954) or 2013 (Feb. 10, 2013 - Jan. 30, 2014)
    Metal Snake: 1941 (Jan. 27, 1941 - Feb. 14, 1942) or 2001 (Jan. 24, 2001 - Feb. 11, 2002)
    Earth Snake: 1929 (Feb. 10, 1929 - Jan. 29, 1930) or 1989 (Feb. 06, 1989 - Jan. 26, 1990)

    Best Birth Months for the Snake

    The Snake people born in the 1st, 10th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 23th, 25th or the 30th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

    Birth months that could bring good luck to the Snake people are March, April, May, June and July.
    March: The Snake people born in March are intelligent, learned, capable and quick-witted in character. They are adaptable to change and usually have lofty ideals and aims. Most of them are models of self-made men who start their business empty-handed and get great success.
    April: The Snake with the birth month of April are usually quite well off. They are examples of bravery and wisdom. Also, they are lucky enough to get help from others all the life.
    May: The Snake born in May are extraordinary talented, smart and brave in nature. They also have willpower and the mind of philosopher. When doing things, they usually have the foresight to prepare things well in advance.  
    June: Honest and earnest, the Snake born during this month are usually big men who respected by others greatly. They usually marry well and have superior offspring. Most of them could make a huge fortune during the life.
    July: Born in July, they are fast thinkers and of uncommon brilliance. To others, they are sincere and kind. By using their wisdom of the mind, they could develop great causes.
    Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the Chinese lunar month.

    Compatibility with other Animals

    Zodiac Match


    Best Match: Ox, Rooster, Monkey
    Worst Match: Tiger, Pig
    → Please click for more about Snake Compatibility.


    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month:

    Birth Month of the Snake Personality of the Snake Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. progressive Ox Monkey
    Feb. hot and cold with others Tiger Rabbit
    Mar. suspicious Snake Rabbit
    Apr. over-confident Snake Ox
    May. over self-centered Monkey Tiger
    Jun. quickly -moving Snake Tiger
    Jul. adaptable Rooster Tiger
    Aug. out-going and curious Rabbit
    Sep. brave to struggle Snake Any
    Oct. childish and simple Sheep Pig
    Nov. active Pig Horse
    Dec. frank and straightforward Rooster Rabbit

    2017 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster 'Ding You'. For you Snake people, 'Si' (巳) which is your earthly branch will be compatible with 'You' (酉) which is the earthly branch of Tai Sui known as Grand Duke Jupiter or Grand Commander of the Year. In general, you Snakes will have extremely good luck with the opposite sex in 2017, which is a special manifestation of being compatible with Tai Sui. Except the luck in love relationship, however, your fortune in other aspects, such as career and wealth will be neither good nor bad and have no obvious change. Especially, you may have ups and downs in luck under the influence of some inauspicious stars. On the whole, you will have mixed fortune in 2017. Despite the extremely good luck in love, however, your spiritual life is based on the material life, thus maintaining the material life will be your foremost task in 2017. Find out what’s in store for your sign in money, career, love relationship and health for 2017, please click:
    Snake Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2017 Yearly Horoscope for the Snakes Born in Different Years
    Horoscope Forecast for the Snakes Born in 1965 (between February 02, 1965 and January 20, 1966)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Snakes Born in 1977 (between February 18, 1977 and February 06, 1978)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Snakes Born in 1989 (between February 06, 1989 and January 26, 1990)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Snakes in each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Prediction for the Snakes

    Ideal Jobs for the Snake

    The people under the Snake sign are fit to those works from which they could fully show their talent. Tasks which are stressful, heavy, mindless and repetitive should be avoided to choose and not fit for the Snake. In art, culture, aesthetics and literature fields, they could develop their full abilities. The Snake people usually have a strong sixth sense and keen intuition. So, in the field of religion, they can work happily. Besides, suitable jobs for them include TV presenter, model, athlete, designer and more.

    Auspicious Chinese Names

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Snake, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the personality traits, likes and dislikes as well as zodiac compatibility of the snake. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Snakes.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Snake Year People
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