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 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.

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
- Last modified on Mar. 06, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Snake
Asked by Helen Hawkins from USA | Mar. 06, 2019 14:50Reply
I'm a Taurus Snake married to a Taurus Monkey
Married for23years this June things have been very difficult he has cheated on me twice that I'm aware of my question is. Is it time to go our separate ways so far 2019 has been hell.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 06, 2019 17:54

Hi, this year may not be very smooth for you in love relationship. It is suggested for you to calm down and have a sincere conversation. Maybe you can leave each other alone for a time and figure out if you can be together. Best wishes!
Asked by Carrie from USA | Feb. 10, 2019 07:25Reply
I’m a Wood snake (Scorpio moon) married to a Metal rat (Scorpio sun) for 18 happy years.
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from NEW ZEALAND | Feb. 13, 2019 00:17

It seems your love compatibility has been improved a lot through your daily life and best wishes for you!
Asked by Anthony from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 07, 2019 08:55Reply
I was born March 2 1977, how is my career in 2019
working in saudi arabia
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia from USA | Feb. 13, 2019 00:13

It seems it is not a very luck year for you and things may not be very positive and you may suffer a setback in career. However, stay calm when facing difficulties and good luck to you!
Asked by matt from USA | Jan. 29, 2019 17:08Reply
snake compatibility
hell im curios can a snake and a tiger become compatible?
Answers (4)
Answered by Jennifer from USA | Jan. 30, 2019 18:03

Well, the compatibility is not very high and it is better for them to make more efforts to improve the love compatibility in daily life. Take part in more social activities together or have a romantic trip together are both good choices. Good luck!
Answered by Sonja from ENGLAND | Feb. 02, 2019 02:06

I'm Tiger (Scorpio), born in 1962. My Husband is Snake (Pisces) born in 1965. We have been married for 30 years 😊
Answered by Esme from BELGIUM | Feb. 06, 2019 18:01

Same here, my husband is a Snake and I am a Tiger..
Answered by Stanway from UK | Feb. 09, 2019 09:07

I am a snake(Scorpio) and my husband is a tiger (Libra) We have been together for 48 yrs ,married for 46
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