Year of the Snake

China Zodiac Animal - Snake Snake is the sixth in the 12-year cycle of the 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, mystery, as well as acumen and divination. In most cases, this animal is considered evil and the elongated legless body always scares people. However, in ancient Chinese traditions, the snake once presented a venerated image and it is one of the earliest totems of Chinese nations. Chinese mother goddess Nüwa who said to have created humanity has the body of a snake and the head of a human. The Chinese dragon also has a snake body. Today, in some places in China, people still believe that a snake found in their courtyard can bring good luck.

People born in the Year of the Snake are considered rational, calm, thoughtful, and loyal to the loved ones.

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

Years of the Snake
Are you still confused about if you are with the Chinese zodiac Snake sign?

As all the Chinese zodiac signs are based on the lunar calendar, you can check the following chart to get the result quickly or just type your birthdates into the “Find Your Chinese Zodiac”.
Snake Year Start End Element
1929 Feb.10,1929 Jan.29,1930 Earth
1941 Jan.27,1941 Feb.14,1942 Metal
1953 Feb.14,1953 Feb.2,1954 Water
1965 Feb.2,1965 Jan.20,1966 Wood
1977 Feb.18,1977 Feb.6,1978 Fire
1989 Feb.6,1989 Jan.26,1990 Earth
2001 Jan.24,2001 Feb.11,2002 Metal
2013 Feb.10,2013 Jan.30,2014 Water
2025 Jan.29,2025 Feb.16,2026 Wood
2037 Feb.15,2037 Feb.3,2038 Fire
Lucky Signs for People Born in Snake Year
Lucky Numbers and Colors of Snake Lucky Flowers and Directions of Snake

Lucky Things for Snakes:

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

Things Should be Avoided:

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 6, 7 Unlucky Colors: white, gold, brown Unlucky Direction: northwest
Personality: Snakes are calm, wise, observant, mysterious, and think deeply

People born in the years of the Snake easily attract others for the mysterious character and graceful behaviors. They are calm and thorough and can always carry out a plan from the beginning to the end. Once in dilemma, the Snake can be someone who leads people to get out of the woods. They also have a strong sense of responsibility and have a clear goal, which helps them to reach a peak in their career.

The Snakes are typical deep thinkers who are perceptive and skeptical about everything. In the love aspect, the Snakes are devoted lovers who will not fall in love with someone else. 
  • Strengths: Calm, talented, modest, perceptive, intelligent and have a lot of inspirations.
  • Weaknesses: Indifferent, skeptical, possessive, and obstinate
  • Snake Men: Most of the Snake men have a keen eye in career and are good at capturing all kinds of opportunities to show the talent. Some of them just do business from scratch but they can get some progress in a short time. They are also serious and devoted in a love relationship, and cannot tolerant any betrayal behavior.
  • Snake Women: Snake women are graceful and kind-hearted. They love life and have broad interests and hobbies, especially in appreciating classical art works and traveling. They were born with an intelligent mind and well take advantage of the resources to create strong relationships with others.
  • Personality by Five Elements: Which Type of 'Snake' Are You?
    According to different years of the Snake, the Snakes are classified into 5 types: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. The eternal Five Elements comprise everything in traditional Chinese culture and will also affect the characteristic traits. See more on the chart below.
Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Snake 1905, 1965 Precise, cool-headed, creative, and having logical thinking.
Fire Snake 1917, 1977 Intelligent, insightful, quick-minded, good at socializing, and irritable.
Earth Snake 1929, 1989 Quick-witted, helpful and loyal to friends, over caring about others’ opinions.
Metal Snake 1941, 2001 With strong willpower, courage, and excellent qualities of leadership, but a bit overconfident.
Water Snake 1953, 2013 Active, smart, thorough, with artistic talent and high self-esteem.

  • Sbake’s Personality by Blood Types
    • Blood Type O: Although with a courteous and considerate manner, the Snake people with blood type O have a strong personality. They have a high-esteem and often seek to prevail over others. However, this may cause difficulty in finding true friends.
    • Blood Type A: The Snakes with blood type A are upright, brave, and with great patience. At work, they are determined and hardworking, daring to say what others dare not say and putting forward some new ideas, so that they can easily get promoted.
    • Blood Type B: They are humorous and eloquent, enjoying great popularity among people. Another typical personality of this kind of Snakes is independence. They are not willing to bring any trouble to others and would like to fight alone.
    • Blood Type AB: As a typical rationalist, they are seldom emotional or impulsive. Instead, they are practical and realistic, having a clear plan about the future life. They don’t like to show emotions or interfere others’ lives, but can easily handle the relationship in the workplace.
Love Compatibility of the Snake
Find out your most compatible soulmate through the “Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Test” tool. It is easily used and you just need to type the names and birthdates of you and your partner.
  • Best Matches: Dragon, Rooster
    The Snake and the Dragon share the same values. As family-oriented people, they prefer to spend more time to accompany families and give a loving and cozy family life to each other. The Snake and the Rooster are complementary to each other. The Snake is good at thinking while the Rooster is excellent at implementing ideas into practice.
  • Bad Matches: Tiger, Rabbit, Snake, Sheep, Pig
    For the Snake, these four zodiac signs are not good matches because they may have mutual restrictions in the fortune, causing the result that it is hard for them to understand each other and there will be more conflicts.
    Snake's Compatibility with 12 Zodiac Animals
  • How to Get along with Snakes

Generally, the Snakes have broad interests and they also love making friends, so people who have common hobbies with them are more likely to attract them. Though looking mysterious, cool and independent, the Snakes enjoy the company of the partner and they wish to build a relationship with people who are enthusiastic about life. What’s more, the Snakes are devoted in a relationship, and thus any betrayal is unforgivable.

Jobs & Careers for Snakes
  • Best Jobs: Artist, politician, teacher, painter, psychologist, public relations office…
The Snakes have their own way to choose jobs and seldom care about others’ opinions. Compared to other zodiacs, they prefer the work that needs logical thinking to the boring jobs which need to repeat, so they are glad to challenge to become a politician. The born aesthetic and sensitive personality enables them to become excellent artists or painters while they also show their talents in the entertainment industry to be a TV show host. Besides, their insights can be helpful if they want to be a psychologist or a public relations officer.
Health & Fitness Advice
Generally speaking, the health of the Snakes is greatly influenced by the heredity, and thus their health is decided by their parents’ health. However, they can build a strong body through regular exercises. Another point should be noted is that most of the Snakes are typical picky eaters. They only eat what they want and refuse some healthy food. What’s more, they love unhealthy fast food and snacks, which along with the long time picky eating behaviors may cause a lack of nutrition and bring some digesting diseases like gastritis.

The Snakes should be more careful about their diets and if they have any difficulty in that, consult doctors as soon as possible. Also, take exercise regularly and learn to release from the heavy work.
Snake's Fortune in 2023
Snake horoscope in 2023 is not bad, but not among the best, either. When in company, they may feel it difficult to focus sometimes because of the family matters. But with more efforts, they would hand over a brilliant work report at last. Blessed by good wealth luck, they would earn more, but spend more, too. The marriage life of some may be unhappy with increasing conflicts. But it’s a lucky year for the singles. The health fortune is some worrying and they’d better make more efforts to take care of themselves.
Snake Luck in 2023
  • Career: They would do a good job in general in spite of some distractions from family. If being relocated to a different branch office, try the best to acclimatize to the new environment and start the work there in the shortest time.
  • Wealth: Both businessmen and employees are blessed by good wealth fortune this year. But they’d better not spend money randomly because the expenditures out of plan may increase a lot.
  • Relationships: It’s a lucky year for the singles and those being dating. If the relation between the married Snake people and their lover was harmonious before, they two would get better along with each other; if not, more discord may arise and they may even break up.
  • Education: In 2023, they would absorb the new knowledge quickly and efficiently. But they may feel bored some times and want to give up. Be patient. Study is a long-term thing to do.
  • Health: This year, they may suffer from respiratory diseases, stomach upset, or skin problems. Also, take measures against epidemic disease. If shifting workplace, they’d better do something to get used to the new environment smoothly.
Snake's Fortune in 2024
It’s possible for the employees to make some progress in career, under the premise they get along well with colleagues and don’t offend any; otherwise, they may lead themselves into some troubles. Their wealth luck is not at a high level; so do not waste money on unnecessary articles and dream of being rich through investment or other ways; instead, make a plan to make both ends meet. For the married, the close distance with other opposite sexes may make their lover sand and cause misunderstandings. As for the singles, they should sharpen their eyes to find their true love. To maintain health, especially the young and the old, they should cultivate healthy living habits.
Snake Luck in 2024
  • Career: It can be a lucky year for those employees, when they would complete work tasks better than expected; But they should be kind to workmates and don’t offend any. The businessmen may get into troubles because of braking laws or regulations.
  • Wealth: This year, they should not spend money without a plan, so as to avoid the possible financial crisis. Merchants should focus more on their current business, rather than spending energy in other investment, as they would not gain much from it.
  • Relationships: The singles should keep clear-minded and single-minded when being surrounded by several opposite sexes and then they may tell which one is their soulmate. Others should be loyal to their lover and stay away from outside temptations.
  • Education: In 2024, they are advised to spend more time reading, and learning some skills to acquire new knowledge efficiently. Also, communicate frequently with classmates and teachers, then it’s possible for them to achieve good results.
  • Health: The little kids and those aged may catch some illnesses this year, and they should be more carefully taken care. Be very careful when driving a car.
Famous People: Snake Zodiac Eminent Personalities
John F. Kennedy (35th US President): May 29, 1917, Fire Snake
Robert Downey Jr (Actor of Iron Man): April 4, 1965, Wood Snake
J. K. Rowling (Author of Harry Potter): July 31, 1965, Wood Snake
Taylor Swift (Singer-Songwriter): December 13, 1989, Earth Snake
Billie Eilish (Singer-Songwriter): December 18, 2001, Metal Snake
Check 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals
- Last updated on Nov. 21, 2023 by Nancy He -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Snake
Asked by fayroze from KUWAIT | Mar. 29, 2023 15:07Reply
will I get a highly paid job in this year?
Answers (4)
Answered by fayroze | Mar. 29, 2023 15:09

27-03-1989 I am a snake
Answered by Fiona | Mar. 29, 2023 20:26

It's possible for those born in 1989 to get a good job and earn more. But they may feel pressured in the new job in the beginning and meet some problems.
Answered by Snake4000 | May. 10, 2023 17:25

If you put effort in it
Answered by Shibin | Aug. 05, 2023 21:58

You have same birthday as me but i am born on 2001
Asked by Ma.susana braza hechanova from PHILIPPINES | Mar. 28, 2023 15:33Reply
What kind of snake under my date of birth august 9,1965
Answers (3)
Answered by Nina | Mar. 28, 2023 20:01

People born in 1965 are Wood Snake. They are generally easy-going and welcomed among others.
Answered by Seb | Nov. 21, 2023 04:58

Jan. 24 2001, i think im a metal snake?
Answered by Jeremy | Nov. 21, 2023 21:52

Yes, you're right.
Asked by Saza from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 13, 2023 18:57Reply
How is 2023 for me?
I’m female snake 01/07/1977
My childhood friend
Male snake - 13/04/1977

Will he come back in my life or will I meet new people this year 2023
Thank you
Answers (3)
Answered by Molly | Jan. 15, 2023 17:51

It is likely you will meet new people.
Answered by Abby | Jan. 22, 2023 21:51

If you are 1/7/1977 you are actually not a snake but rather the zodiac before as the cut off is later in Jan. I’m 1/9/1978 and I’m a snake!
Answered by Saza | Jan. 23, 2023 17:18

Hi it’s 1st of July 1977
Asked by Mystery from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 21, 2021 23:51Reply
will i be lucky in july 27 2021
im a scorpio snake 2001 november 19
Answers (3)
Answered by Wendy from CANADA | Jul. 26, 2021 19:19

Yes, it will be a good day for you.
Answered by Sarah | Jun. 28, 2022 22:17

I'm a Scorpio snake as well. But Im a1989 snake
Answered by Cincyspinqueen | Jan. 09, 2023 02:05

November 19th is the birthday of my life long beet friends and soul mates!!
Asked by sk from SRI LANKA | Jun. 02, 2021 23:16Reply
to know about my education progress
I am a metal snake. birthday is 2001/03/17. I have to sit for my exams in this year and results will tell whether I can or not enter university. I want to be a doctor. so I want to know that can I fulfill my dreams? and also can you tell me about my future?
Answers (1)
Answered by Janice | Jun. 06, 2021 23:29

Based on the prediction, you would have a high possibility to enter university. If you can make full use of your intelligence, then you would gain the successes and to be a doctor. Good luck!
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