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
In 2019, Chinese zodiac Snake will have a rough time generally speaking. For those workaholics, it is suggested to develop businesses steadily and slowly. People with Snake sign of Chinese zodiac could not get on well with workmates this year, and some of their vice leaders would be unfriendly to them. As for wealth fortune, it will be hard to save money and get increased salary. They should pay more attention on health as minor illnesses on eyes and stomach would appear in the year of 2019. Doing enough outdoor exercises will help to improve that. 
Snake Luck in 2019
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.

Celebrities Born with Chinese Zodiac Snake

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
- Last modified on Jan. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Snake
Asked by Saule from UNITED STATES | Oct. 21, 2018 01:05Reply
Are we compatible? I am female Leo 1977 and he is male Aries 1966
Answers (1)
Answered by Nather from GERMANY | Oct. 22, 2018 01:43

Hi, you two can find a lot of common interests and hobbies, there is a great opportunity for you to become good friends. So if you want to have a romantic relationship with him, you need to be braver to express your feelings. Best wishes!
Asked by kristine from MYANMAR | Oct. 07, 2018 21:53Reply
i am 31.07.1989 what type of job is suitable for me and for investment?
Answers (3)
Answered by Anna from POLAND | Oct. 09, 2018 19:59

Well, the prediction cannot tell you too much about the specific details about your wok or career. The thing we can know is that, you may face some difficulties in career in the next year and try to avoid some high risk investments.
Answered by Eric Awutey from GHANA | Oct. 15, 2018 14:51

What type of job is suitable for me and for investment?
Answered by Anna | Oct. 15, 2018 17:51

I'm sorry but the prediction haven't given any clear clues about that. You may find some jobs you are good at or you are interested in. Hope helpful and good luck!
Asked by Lana from FRANCE | Oct. 07, 2018 06:31Reply
Snake’s Career 2018-2019
I'm a snake born in 1989. I have a opportunity to start a new job now that pays more, but I have to sacrifice my stable job that pays less. I'm really afraid of the outcome in 2019, because I know it's a bad year for a snake. What should I do? Should I give away this opportunity and hold on my stable job?
Answers (1)
Answered by Marie from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 09, 2018 19:53

Hi Lana, it is true that your fortune in career is not so good and may be full of challenges. However, you are still suggested to think about it more carefully if give away this opportunity. After all, the opportunities not always come very often. Good luck!
Asked by Ann from SRI LANKA | Sep. 19, 2018 23:32Reply
Hi, im on 04.04.1977. He is 1985.06.26. U said we r perfect matching. And as we are soul mates.
But he leaved me as nothing. Y s that. Isn't he is the my soul mate. As i going to meet another one.

Answers (3)
Answered by Emma from CANADA | Sep. 20, 2018 20:08

Hi, I'm sorry about that but you need to know the Zodiac is just a kind of reference and it is always very reliable. Try to be more positive and more confident, you may meet your soulmate in these two years. Gook luck to you!
Answered by Ann from SRI LANKA | Sep. 20, 2018 20:30

Thank u. Can u give me any clue about him.. like age, country , or the look or things like that.
Answered by Emma from CANADA | Sep. 20, 2018 23:49

Well, I have no clues about that since the chart only gives some vague indicates.
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