Year Of The Snake – Chinese Zodiac Sign

Year of The Snake – Getting To Know Chinese Sign Snake

Are you born in the Year of the Snake?

1917, 1929, 1941, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2003, 2025, 2037, and so on…

The Chinese Zodiac defined by the Chinese Lunar calendar is represented by 12 animals. It follows a twelve-year cycle, where every year has a sign assigned. In this article, we look at those who are born under the year of the Snake.

Snake holds the fifth position in the Chinese zodiac cycle. According to Chinese mythology, zodiac animals’ positions were determined by their arrival at Emperor Jade’s party. Since they resemble each other, Dragon and Snake were good friends. The Jade Emperor first noticed Dragon, then Snake, when both arrived laughingly at the party.

Snakes are the most mysterious among the 12-Chinese zodiac animals. People born in the Snake’s year love staying in a confined space and acting according to their judgments. They are intelligent but never talk around the bush. These creative people prefer to keep their fantastic dreams secret and work harder to achieve them.

Snakes symbolize wisdom. These analytical brains can efficiently differentiate between good and evil, making excellent decisive judgments and guiding people for a greater deed. Moreover, snakes are calm and sophisticated people, causing others to feel relaxed and comfortable to hang with them.

Snakes are sensitive. These people are afraid to look weak and susceptible. Hence, they create an illusionary image of being strong. In addition, they tend to maintain a very private personal life, which makes people keep a distance from them.

Year of Snake and Elements

As per the Chinese Element Theory, each zodiac animal belongs to one of these five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold (Metal), and Water. Each of these elements appears once in every 60-year cycle. The Snake is positioned before the Horse and after the Dragon.

An Earth Snake, for example, appeared in 1929, followed by 1989, and it will now appear in 2049. The element and the zodiac sign of the birth year decide individuals’ fortunes and personality traits. 

Moreover, people born in the Year of the Snake’s year are materialistic and care a lot about money and social status. Let’s read some illuminating facts about these snakes based on their element and year of birth!

Let’s read some illuminating facts about these snakes based on their element and year of birth!

  • Wood Snake – Year: 1905, 1965

People born in the Wood Snake years are highly organized and wise. A wooden snake-like to work & live in a structured environment. It helps them to stay focused and achieve their life goals efficiently. In addition, a wood snake has a refined taste of arts and literature. They love creativity and adore people who attain good humor.

However, these wooden snakes are not a team-player. Instead, they tend to work alone. When things are not according to their plan, they quickly get stressed and need time to get normal.

  • Fire Snake – Year: 1917, 1977

People born during the Fire Snake years are analytical and insightful. These inquisitive brains get to the bottom of things and solve a problem or find an answer to a given situation. In addition, these charismatic people are good at communication and interpersonal skills, attracting others to talk with them.

Also, these fire snakes are highly competitive. They get furious when someone tries to pin them down and can go to any extent to prove themselves superior.

  • Earth Snake – Year: 1929, 1989

People born in an earth snake years are calm and thoughtful. They rarely get upset, angry, or excited, taking their time to make any crucial decisions. In addition, these earthly snakes are very courageous, standing against injustice and confident in meeting the challenges that lie before them.

However, these earth snakes are not diligent towards work. Eat, Sleep, Work, & Repeat; is the motto of their lives. They love to live in the present and devote most of their time to family and true friends.

  • Gold Snake – Year: 1941, 2001

People born in the Gold Snake years are ambitious and vivacious. These active people are tactful and work smartly to achieve their desired aspirations. In addition, they inherit strong and alluring personality traits, making others follow their lead. They like to work in a group, only when people respect and listen to them.

Mostly, a gold (or metal) Snake can never take a ‘no‘ as an answer. As a result, they feel challenged and criticized when someone cross-questions them.

  • Water Snake – Year: 1953, 2013

People born in the Water Snake years are creative and lively by nature. Throw them in any situation or ask them to solve a mystery; they will come up with innovative and alternate solutions. Also, these snakes love outdoor activities like trekking, cycling, or going for a short vacation in a peaceful environment. It helps them to concentrate and free their mind.

However, water snakes are quite sentimental. Therefore, if there are any quarrels in the family or with friends, they isolate themselves in a quiet place.

  • Numbers: 2, 8, & 9
  • Days: 1st & 23rd of Chinese Lunar Months
  • Colours: Black, Red, or Yellow
  • Flowers: Orchid and Cactus
  • Directions: East, West, and SouthWest
  • Numbers: 1, 6, and 7
  • Colours: Brown, Gold, and White
  • Directions: NorthEast and NorthWest

Final Thoughts

Snakes like to live a lavishing lifestyle; a house near the seashore, listening to the sound of waves and embracing the musky smell of the wind. Snakes have an authentic taste in art, music, and dance. These generous people prefer to spend most of their time with themselves and avoid the crowd.

Snakes are meticulous in choosing friends. But once they befriend someone, they never let them go. Snakes guard their chosen friends much like valuable possessions.

Like our favorite & elegant Harry Potter series writer, J.K. Rowling once quoted, “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.

Check out other Chinese Zodiac Signs

HorseSheepMonkeyRoosterDogPig, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake.

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