Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Snake
China Zodiac Animal - Snake

Chinese: 蛇 shé
Years of the Snake:1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Snake carries the meanings of malevolence, cattiness and mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In some places, people believe that a snake found in their court can bring delight. However, in most cases, this animal is considered evil, which scares people from the bottom of the heart. There are some idioms in China indicating the danger of this animal, for example, once bitten by the snake twice shy of ten years.

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

 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

Lucky Signs for Snake:

Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9
Lucky Colors: red, light yellow, black
Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest, south

Lucky Numbers and Colors of SnakeLucky Flowers and Directions of Snake
Things Should be Avoided:
  • Unlucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7
  • Unlucky Colors: white, gold, brown
  • Unlucky Direction: northwest

Usually, people regard snake as a cunning and sly animal, which likes hanging out in darkness. In fact, this animal is also a symbol of wisdom and wit. Therefore, people in this sign are calm, sensitive and humorous, and most of them are gifted in literature and art, such as Goethe and Picasso. Suspicion is their weakness, which makes them hesitant and a bit paranoid.
 
  • Strengths
    Soft-spoken, humorous, sympathetic, determined, passionate, smart
  • Weaknesses
    Jealous, suspicious, sly, fickle, nonchalant
 Love Compatibility of the Snake
  • Best Matches: Dragon, Rooster
    Their relationship develops through lasting attraction between each other. Both of them like to cooperate to make life better. They both are good at associating, and enjoy a high reputation in life circus. They can form a cozy and harmonious family.
  • Bad Matches: Tiger, Rabbit, Snake, Sheep, Pig
    They are suspicious and silent. When misunderstanding occurs, they lack effective communication and they stick on the disagreement, which give rise to more conflicts.
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Their fortune in 2015 is nice and bright on the whole. In the early period of the year, they may come across obstacles, while in the middle of the year, everything starts to get smooth. Inspirations are abundant in the work related to composition. In their family, the old members’ health condition is so worrying, who need more care and love. Besides, they are expected to set aside some time for parents and children’s accompany.
Snake Luck in 2015
 Snake's Personality by Western Astrology Signs
Their personality differs according to western astrological signs, like quick-tempered Aries, jealous Taurus, lazy Gemini, rational Cancer, stubborn Leo, acute Virgo, candid Libra, extravagant Scorpio, mysterious Sagittarius, keen Capricorn, optimistic Aquarius, and devoted Pisces.
  • Blood Type O: They are skilled in managing relationship with others, but people can seldom get their inner side. They usually hold a doubtful attitude towards most things.
  • Blood Type A: They are persistent in fulfilling goals, cautious to make every detailed plan to accomplish something. They also love revenge.
  • Blood Type B: With brilliant wit, they would rather stay closer to nature world than being with friends. They are lovers of solitude.
  • Blood Type AB: They are creative, good at inventions. People will feel relaxing with them, and they are willing to give enlightenment to others.
 Celebrities Born in the Year of the Snake
Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, 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