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 Sam from SINGAPORE | Oct. 30, 2019 10:44Reply
Career and Work Progression
Hi, I’m a snake, born on 24 Dec 1977. I worked very hard this year in 2019, but my all hard work was not recognized and I missed my chance for promotion. I’m feeling very disappointed and depressed. It has also affected my relationship with my wife and kids. Could you kindly advise me what should I do in 2020? Thank you! 🙏
Answers (1)
Answered by Alice from DENMARK | Oct. 30, 2019 19:12

Oh, Sam, you should have more confidence about yourself. Actually you have outstanding abilities to get some successes. Although there are several difficulties, you can handle them one by one. 2020 will be a good time for you. Don't worry.
Asked by JOAN from USAC | Oct. 11, 2019 15:47Reply
I am a metal snake 10/8/1941. I just lost my work after 21 years.
What dp you see in general love, health, money, work in my future. Thank you so much
Answers (1)
Answered by Aiden from UAE | Oct. 15, 2019 23:35

Well, it is suggested to keep the positive attitude towards the situation. It is predicted that there will have several chances for you to get a stable job in 2020. During this period of time, you are suggested to make full use of time to learn more skills. In this way, you can pass the interview easily.
Asked by Muni Kamni Gounder from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 03, 2019 15:25Reply
My sign is Snake and my husband is Rooster
Hi, I am born on teh 26th of September 1977 and my husband is born on teh 17th of august 1981. We have been having a tough year this year 2019 and want to know how 2020 will be looking like, we really have major financial issues so please help.
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Answered by Allison from UKRAINE | Oct. 08, 2019 20:24

To be honest, according to the luck prediction, there won't have many changes in your wealth next year. Maybe both of you need to find some ways to make breakthrough. You two actually have strong abilities. Thus don't worry. Just be confident.
Answered by Muni gounder from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 10, 2019 18:04

Please we really need to see how we can move forward
Asked by Gobta from INDIA | Sep. 28, 2019 05:55Reply
I am scorpio/ daughter is sagittarius/dog.she is married.
I want to know about health ,money in 2020.will I have a better relationship with my daughter.
Answers (1)
Answered by Ellie from SINGAPORE | Sep. 29, 2019 20:19

In general, your overall fortune would be good in 2020. You can make full use of your time to do the things you want. It is recommended for you to go out with your friends on weekends. Enough physical exercises are also necessary. The prediction shows that you would have a large chance to maintain better relastionship with your daughter.
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