2013 is the Year of the Snake according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Snake starts from Feb. 10, 2013 (the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival of China) and lasts to Jan. 30, 2014.
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 2013
Overview: It is their turn to encounter the Year of Birth (Benming Nian), a year to offend “Taisui”, the god in charge of people’s fortune. In general, they shall be very careful to handle anything to avoid unexpected ominous happenings. During 2013 they may meet their Lucky Star, who will help them from time to time.
Career: They will confront many tests in their career this year so that they shall learn much from the tests or difficulties. Their Lucky Star will help them with certain promotion. They also need to focus on developing themselves to make great achievements in their work.
Wealth: They will not have a decent income in the first half of the year, but their financial fortune will come in the second half year, especially after the early winter. Businesspeople will find it is a little hard to run businesses and the profits don’t come as usual. All in all, the snake people have to work to make ends meet.
Relationships: Generally, they have good fortune in relationships this year. However, married people need to avoid extramarital affairs. They should spend more time in communicating with their partners. In addition, giving birth to a baby and moving to another house this year will not have any negative influence on the couples’ relationship. Singles will evolve their relationships in 2013 and they may meet some loving partners. Don’t offend others in case they take revenge!
Health: They will be healthy at most of the time, but they should pay attention to any discomfort in intestines and stomach, eyes and heart. If some uncomfortable symptoms happen, it is suggested to see a doctor early. Moderate sports and sufficient rest are important to keep healthy. They are also supposed to control their emotions in case of some unexpected hurt.