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 Anna from FRANCE | May. 12, 2020 14:14Reply
Rekindle relationship of Snake & Snake?
Hello, I'm a Snake female born in 1989. My partner Snake male born in the same year left me recently. I really miss him and would like to rekindle the relationship. He is also quite shy so I'm afraid even if he wanted to come back he might not admit it. However I also don't want to force him and maybe it's better for me to move on. Should I attempt to restore the relationship in any way, or wait, or move on? Thank you.
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Answered by Scarlett from FRANCE | May. 18, 2020 00:48
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Yes, it is advised to attempt to restore the relationship. No matter what result it is, you try to do it at least.
Answered by Misc544 from CHOMA | Jul. 12, 2020 14:13
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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
Asked by Maura from USA | Mar. 27, 2020 16:45Reply
Female Earth snake born 8/21/1989 I graduate in May. Will 2020 be a good year to get a job? Thanks
I am very nervous about graduation and I don't know how long it could take to find a job. If I don't get a job soon after I graduate I will have to move back in with my mom. I can look for a job while living at my mom's house but I hope not to be stuck there for too long. Please tell me if I look for a job this year will it be hard to get hired soon and can I get hired at a place I will enjoy working at
thank you
- Maura
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Answered by Marilyn from FINLAND | Mar. 27, 2020 18:36
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Maura, you should have more confidence about yourself. It is predicated that you would have a large chance to obtain a nice job in the second half of the year. You actually have outstanding personal abilities. During this period of time, you can also learn more skills that can help you pass the interview easily.
Answered by maura from USA | Apr. 14, 2020 22:51
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thank you. can I have one more question? the same person can answer or anyone can answer.
I have been planning to move to San Francisco for a few years now. I currently live in Massachusetts so this will be a big move. Is there is pre-determined time when this will happen? I’m thinking there is no pre-determined time for this to happen and it happens when I do it, but when would be a good time to do it? When would be a good time to move to a big new city? Also when would be a good time to move someplace very far away? This is very important I’ve always dreamed about living someplace far away I just want to know if there is a recommended time when I should do it?
thank you
- maura
Answered by Marilyn | Apr. 19, 2020 23:37
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Hi, Maura, the prediction indicates that 2021 or 2022 would a good year for you to move to a big new city or someplace very far away.
Answered by Kenny from AUSTRALIA | May. 10, 2020 05:32
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My birth date (Feb 8, 1990) is slightly around 2 weeks after the snake year (Feb 6,1989-Jan 26,1990). I feel like i match well with a lot more characteristics of a snake than a horse. Is it accurate if i consider myself a snake rather than a horse?
Answered by Carol from CANADA | May. 10, 2020 18:44
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But based on the Chinese lunar calendar, your Chinese zodiac sign is Horse.
Asked by Ash Stone from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 25, 2020 17:30Reply
My zodiac is a snake male born 1989. Do I match with another snake female
I checked a last year and I was matched with a snake.. it said it was a comparable match and now it says here that snake isnt comparable with another snake! Please do explain this. Thank you
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Answered by Rachel from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 27, 2020 18:34
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Hi, Ash, it will be ok for you to get together and establish a stable love relationship. Both of you are independent and you can help each other in career endeavours. Thus don't worry.
Asked by Lili from CANADA | Mar. 18, 2020 16:21Reply
Wedding for snake 2020
I’m a snake born in 1989 and I will get married by the end of august 2020. I’m so afraid that I have to postpone my wedding because of the Covid19. Will everything go back to normal soon?
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Answered by Katherine from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 20, 2020 23:48
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Yes, don't worry. It won't influence a lot. The situation will become smooth. Good luck!
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