Years of the Snake
In the Chinese zodiac, the Snake is listed after the Dragon, but its place and its significance as a symbol of worship is far less than that of the Dragon. it carries the meanings of malevolence, cattiness and mystery, as well as acumen, divination and the ability to distinguish herbs. In some places, people believe that a snake found in their court can bring delight. During Spring Festival, people like to paste onto their doors and windows the paper-cut 'Fu' character (happiness), combined with a snake twisting around a rabbit onto their doors and windows as a popular pattern indicating wealth.
They often have a good temper and a skill at communicating but say little. They possess gracious morality and great wisdom. They are usually financially secure and do not have to worry about money. They have tremendous sympathy for others and would like to take actions to help ther fellow human beings. They are determined to accomplished their goals hate to fail. Although they look calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. They have a rich source of inspiration and understand themselves well. They are people of great perception. Women under the sign of the snake do well in housework but are irritable.
They are likely to be jealous and suspicious. They should be cautious about what they discuss with others, as it might cause them to lose friendship and opportunities. They tend to overdo things. They prefer to rely on themselves and have doubts about other people's judgment. They are courteous with polite manners, but they can be headstrong. They are fickle and usually have problems in relationships or marriage problems.
Horoscope and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: si
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): huo (fire)
Yin Yang: yin
Auspicious Directions: northeast, southwest and south
Lucky Colors: red, light yellow, black; Avoid: white, golden, brown
Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9; Avoid: 1, 6, 7
Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus
Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: ox, rooster; Avoid: tiger, pig
Celebrities Born in the Year of the Snake
Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jacqueline Onassis, Charles Darwin, Picasso, Clara Barton, Liz Claiborne, Fannie Farmer, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Frank, Ellen Goodman, Carole King, Shakira, Demi Moore, Elizabeth Hurley, Edward Furlong, Liv Tyler, Kim Basinger, Kristen Davis, Martha Stewart, Piper Perabo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alyson Michalka, Daniel Radcliffe, Hayden Panetierre, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liu Bang (Emperor Gaozu of China’s Western Han Dynasty 202 BC - 9 AD), Xiang Yu (Liu Bang’s opponent), Qu Yuan (a patriotic poet in the Warring States Period 475 - 221 BC), Chairman Mao Zedong, Gong Li
Fortune Fortelling in 2014
Snakes finally get past their bad fortune from 2013, the year of their birth, and welcome a comparatively good year. They can anticipate good fortune in life, career and other aspects. In spite of this, they still should be careful and be prepared for unexpected troubles. Students or other people who are taking exams can expect good performances. If a snake person would like to advertise a company or enlarge the business, this is a good year to do it!
Career: Snake people will be fortunate in their career in 2014. It is recommended that they should take advantage of all good opportunities in the beginning of the year to make a solid foundation for later improvement. For those intending to start a business, they should prepare early. Although things in their career will go smoothly, they should keep a balance between their physical condition and work. Proper rest is important! One more thing requiring their attention is that they shouldn’t be arrogant, or it will have a negative effect on their career prospects.
Wealth: Working class people will gain unexpected income in the year, but they still need to be careful with their daily job. If they are interested, they can consider having one or two part-time jobs or owning their own business. Businesspeople will be fortunate in their investments. They still need to be cautious in signing a contract to ensure the entries of responsibilities and obligations of both parties are spelled out. Apart from these, snake people should lock their windows and doors and keep an eye on their pockets when they are out.
Relationships: Snake people will have great luck in their love life, but if they don’t handle that well, it will have a negative influence on their marriage or present relationship. Therefore, they should properly handle the relationships with people of the opposite gender. Singles may meet several pursuers in 2014, but it may be really hard to select the most suitable one. Single women are advised to be aware of the background and current state of their pursuers to ensure that they are misled by sweet words and touching acts. It is important to listen to the experience and suggestions of seniors and friends.
Health: Unfortunately, their health outlook is not as good, particularly for the elderly and children, because of their weak immune system. Regular physical examinations are suggested and if there is any discomfort, they should see a doctor as soon as possible. Men should avoid smoking too much. Outdoor sports like jogging will benefit their health. Women should keep a healthy diet and reduce the intake of cold food and snacks.