Chinese Zodiac - Snake

Years of the Snake

01/23/1917-02/10/1918

02/10/1929-01/29/1930

01/27/1941-02/14/1942

02/14/1953-02/02/1954

02/02/1965-01/20/1966

02/18/1977-02/06/1978

02/06/1989-01/26/1990

01/24/2001-02/11/2002

02/10/2013-01/30/2014

01/29/2025-02/16/2026

02/15/2037-02/03/2038

02/02/2049-01/22/2050

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.

Strengths
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.

Weaknesses
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. 

China Zodiac Animal - SnakeHoroscope 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 Foretelling in 2015
The fortune of snake people is unstable in 2015. When cooperating with others, they should be very cautious in case of being cheated. They will have extra income as well as unexpected expenses, so it is necessary to make a good financial plan. People born in the second half of a snake year can make a wise investment and those born in the first half year are recommended to focus on further study. This is a good year to study or work abroad, where they may have unexpected luck.

Career: 2015 will be a busy year for snake people. They may have to work hard all the year around, but there is little change in salary and position. Besides, the chance of promotion won’t fall upon, so they should just work as usual and make progress little by little. When signing a contract, they should be very cautious and it would be better to read each entry carefully. They also need to keep a good relationship with their colleagues and leaders.

Wealth: They will have a stable income, both for the working class and businesspeople. Good financial fortune gathers in April and October, when they may consider making a wise investment. In January, February, May and December, they should control their expenses, or they may fail to make ends meet. Snakes born in the years of 1953 and 1965 are expected to have good luck in career. Accordingly, they may enjoy a salary rise.

Relationships: Females would be pregnant in 2015 and their babies will get along with their families in the future. Singles may meet their love if they participate in many social activities. Lovers will keep a harmonious relationship and this is a good year to get married. Couples have unstable relationship with their partners. They should spend much time communicating, or there will be extramarital affairs. In January, April, July and October, snakes are more likely to get into troubles about interpersonal relationships. Based on Chinese astrology, things will be amended if setting nine pink roses in the southwest of their houses.

Health: Females should go to see a doctor right away when they feel unwell, because they may get certain gynecological disease or other chronic diseases. In January, April, July and November, snake people should be careful in driving to avoid a traffic accident. In September and October, they are suggested to be careful in riding a bike and hiking in case of any unexpected injury. People born in the years of 1917 and 1977 should control their emotions, or they may get insomnia. 1953 snake people should pay attention to the discomfort in their urinary system and 1965 people may feel uncomfortable in abdomen, intestines and stomach.

Study: Snack students don’t perform as well as the last year. They probably have made some bad friends who influence their enthusiasm for study. Or they may spend too much time on extracurricular activities. Children born in the year of 2001 should be paid great attention, because they may get more stubborn and start to get uninterested in study in 2015.

Fortune Telling 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.