Year of the Snake

China Zodiac Animal - Snake

Snake is the sixth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Snake include 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037...

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

Snake Year Start End
1929 Feb.10,1929 Jan.29,1930
1941 Jan.27,1941 Feb.14,1942
1953 Feb.14,1953 Feb.2,1954
1965 Feb.2,1965 Jan.20,1966
1977 Feb.18,1977 Feb.6,1978
1989 Feb.6,1989 Jan.26,1990
2001 Jan.24,2001 Feb.11,2002
2013 Feb.10,2013 Jan.30,2014
2025 Jan.29,2025 Feb.16,2026
2037 Feb.15,2037 Feb.3,2038

Lucky Signs for People Born in Snake Year:

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 Snake Lucky 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 with Chinese zodiac sign 'Snake', 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.
  • 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.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
  • Best Jobs: Artist, politician, teacher, painter, psychologist...
  • Best Working Partners: Ox, Monkey, Rooster
  • Best Age to Start a Business: 40-60
  • Best Career Fields: Clothes Store, Entertainment Company, Archaeological Institution
  • See more about Best Business and Career Fields for Snake
In 2020, people with Chinese Snake zodiac will encounter some chances which can bring them a little earnings, but not too much. In the workplace, they may be very often subject to a lot of pressure from their superiors, which will make them understand what they mean in the company and whether they are suitable for the job.

Money-relating issues may result in disharmony between them and their friends and relatives. Venture investment and gamble should be avoided, otherwise, they might lose a lot of wealth. Keeping in a good mood can help them get rid of diseases.
Snake Luck in 2020
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.

Different years of birth indicate different elements that people belong to, and also corresponding personality and fate. See your own description from the following five types of Snakes.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Snake 1905, 1965 Neat and precise, gifted with exceptional taste.
Fire Snake 1917, 1977 Intelligent, insightful, quick-minded, good at socializing.
Earth Snake 1929, 1989 Quick-witted, loyal to friends, sensitive, jealous.
Metal Snake 1941, 2001 Inborn willpower and courage, with strong egocentricity.
Water Snake 1953, 2013 Active, nimble, adventurous; creative with artistic talent.

Snake Zodiac Eminent Personalities

Elizabeth I, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, 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
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Questions & Answers on Year of the Snake
Asked by C from USA | Jan. 11, 2020 21:48Reply
Predictions for Single Pisces Wood Snake?
2020 predictions on Health, Wealth, Love & Job for single female Pisces Wood Snake?
Answers (1)
Answered by Cornelia from DENMARK | Jan. 13, 2020 01:09

The overall situation would be normal in 2020. You can make some breakthroughs in career and wealth. Then you would have a chance to get a promotion and increased salary. For the love life, you can go out with friends and join in more social activities on weekends. Then you would have a large chance to meet the soul mate.
Asked by Reedmie from PHIL | Jan. 02, 2020 02:27Reply
Love & Money
Asking if the piscesman em inlove now will last & in terms of money; Is the project I’ve been dealin will succeed??

Im earth snake under (taurus-gemini cusp) may 23rd
Answers (1)
Answered by Asher from UKRAINE | Jan. 02, 2020 19:14

According to the prediction, you would have a high possibility to get succeed in the project. You can also find other experienced people and ask for some suggestions.
Asked by Kate from USA | Jan. 01, 2020 15:33Reply
Health, Money & Love
How is my health in 2020? How's my money and will I ever find true love?

I am a fire snake 1977 and also
a Aries fire sign.
Answers (1)
Answered by Isla from POLAND | Jan. 01, 2020 19:39

In general, there is no big problems in your health. But you are still advised to have more physical exercises in order to keep health. In addition, you can find ways to make more friends. Then the possibility of finding a soul mate would be high.
Asked by Michelle from USA | Dec. 27, 2019 15:58Reply
2020 for a Fire Snake
I’m a female Gemini and a Fire Snake born in June 1, 1977 at 10:45 p.m. 2019 has been HARD in all areas of my life. What does 2020 have in store?
Answers (5)
Answered by Michael from USA | Dec. 28, 2019 07:36

Hang in there Michelle. I'm a Wood Snake and have found that when life gets you down, you just lower your head and keep progressing. If it's a big hit, just minimize losses. Try to keep up with everything best as you can when life gets you down, so when things get better, you can pick right back up where you left off, and rock on. Good luck! peace, love, and happiness Michael
Answered by Kate from AUSTRALIA | Jan. 01, 2020 04:56

Hi Michelle, I'm also a Gemini and fire snake. 2019 was a very tough year for me also. Wishing you all the best for 2020
Answered by Bry from UNITED STATES | Jan. 01, 2020 12:05

I’m July 9th 1977 and 2019 was very rough.
Answered by Tae-Hyung Kim from USA | Jan. 01, 2020 18:29

My 2019 was very tough also. This year 2020, I'm trying to get all my problems solved and then go back to where I stopped working last. It will be a lot better year than the one we had before
Answered by Michael from CANADA | Jan. 14, 2020 21:04

Makes sense since the pig year conflicts with us. (I'm a fire snake born in '77). But the growth and the lessons were second to none.
Asked by Mi from PHILIPPINES | Dec. 11, 2019 12:00Reply
My Western Sign is Aries and my Chinese Sign is Earth Snake. What would be my luck next year (2020)?
I got a lot of misfortunes these 2019. Will I able to pick up myself again at 2020?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vita from NEW ZEALAND | Dec. 16, 2019 22:58

In general, the situations would change into a better stage in 2020. You can make some breakthroughs in all aspects of life. Trying to keep positive attitude towards people around will help you make some success. Good luck!
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