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. 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. Keeping in a good mood can help them get rid of diseases.
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
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Questions & Answers on Year of the Snake
Asked by JG from CANADA | Sep. 22, 2019 23:20Reply
What is the future for me and my wife. We have been married 12 years
but lately we have been fighting a lot. Male snake apr 3, 1977 and female rabbit july 25, 1975
Answers (1)
Answered by Devine from FINLAND | Sep. 23, 2019 23:04

Well, first of all, you should find the problem. Then you should face and solve them together. Enough patience and understanding are necessary. Quarrel is not the right way. You can try to the above method. Then the marriage life will be improved a lot.
Asked by Che from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 19, 2019 16:21Reply
Will 2019 be a good year for us to be together?
I am Metal Monkey born 2/20/1980 and I havr a long distance relationship with Fire Monkey born 1/15/1978.
Answers (1)
Answered by Aaryn from SINGAPORE | Sep. 23, 2019 23:05

Yes, 2019 and 2020 will be a good year for you to be together. You have common goals and similar values, which add more fun in daily life.
Asked by Jim from CANADA | Aug. 27, 2019 21:07Reply
Hi i am born feb 26 1984 my partner april 04, 1990 was just wondering if we are compatible and how our future will be like!

Answers (2)
Answered by Jim from CANADA | Aug. 28, 2019 06:33

My mistake 1989
Answered by Jim from CANADA | Aug. 28, 2019 06:33

Feb 26 1989
Asked by Melanie from USA | Jul. 25, 2019 09:02Reply
family relationship
We are family of five!! I would like to know the relationships between our signs and what can help make our relationship as a family better.
The parents are a female sheep and a male dog. We have three children - a male ox, a female rabbit and a female snake. Will the children have a good relationship?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amie from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 26, 2019 05:55

I am a Libra/snake mother. My husband a Pisces/tiger, our 20 year old daughter a Libra/rabbit. A 10 year old Rat/Leo son and 9 year old Capricorn/Ox daughter. They all get along. My husband and I clash. I get along with all my kids. They fight sometimes but I believe they are compatible
Asked by Marie from DENMARK | Jul. 14, 2019 03:12Reply
Relationships in family
We just became a family of five. I would like to know the relationships between our signs in the family.
The parents are a female Rabbit and a male Monkey. We have three children - a male Snake, a female Sheep and a male Pig. Will the children have a good relationship? And will we (the parents) have a good relationship with our children?
My twin sister has almost the same situation as I have - the parents are a female Rabbit and a male Monkey. And the children are a male Horse, a female Sheep and a male Pig. What are the relationships between their signs? And will my and her children get along?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jocelyn from DENMARK | Jul. 17, 2019 00:13

Generally speaking, the three children will maintain the harmonious relationship. If you can show more understanding and patience in daily life, the family atmosphere will be relaxed.
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