Year of the Snake

  • Lucky Colors: red, pale yellow, black
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 8, 9
  • Lucky Flowers: orchid, cactus
  • Year of Birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025


The snake ranks sixth of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the Year of the Snake are the most intuitive, even while remaining the most private and reticent. Snake people represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. Snake people are usually regarded as great thinkers.

Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to posses the best of everything, but they have no patience for shopping. Snake people prefer to work alone, therefore they are easily stressed; if they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.


Snakes prefer living a peaceful life, and they do not like a noisy environment. Snakes become easily stressed when their lives aren’t calm or in order. Therefore, a manageable workload would be good for them rather than a schedule of over workload. They need to spend lots of time to relax themselves. It's necessary to take vacation at a proper time. People should pay attention to the health of snake people, especially senior members in the family.


Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. Though snakes work very hard, they have a tendency to be job-hoppers for they will easily become bored. Snakes are great thinkers. Complex problems stimulate them. And of course they’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines. Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweler, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.


People born in the year of the snake do not have a lot of friends. It is extremely hard to get to know them because they keep their feelings locked up inside. The snake will be careful in choosing friends. They will never forgive a breach in the friendship. Once people are friends, a Snake is willing to share his sorrow and happiness with them. Snake people guard their chosen friends much like valuable possessions, and they easily jealous and even obsessive.


Best with: Ox or Rooster
Worst with: Tiger, Monkey or Pig

2015 Predictions for the Snake

Love: The romantic life for them will not be very smooth in 2015, especially for single people. Married couples should care more about each other in order to keep a good marriage.

Fortune: People who were born in a year of the snake will have bad luck in 2015, and even spend more money than they earn.

As a result, they should purchase some valuable things at the beginning of a year in order to increase the value at the end of the year. They should also make money legally, and then good fortune will find its way to them.

Career: Fortune never falls upon them in 2015, and one calamity comes on top of another for them. They must try their best to save their jobs which are risk from bad performances in 2015.

Health: The tendency for good health will not be very good, so they should avoid risky sports, such as diving and riding, in order to prevent accidents. As for their daily life, they should slow down when doing something so as to reduce the chance of injury.

Best Travel Destinations for the Snake in 2015

Snakes should follow the same instructions as for their bigger Dragon cousins. See above. Hang out with the Dragons in the west this year, and don't start wandering. Be particularly wary of Ningxia, Gansu, Xinjiang, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia but also, in the north east, Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Dalian and Qingdao.

Famous People Who Belong to Snake

Liu Bang (256 BC-195 BC), the first emperor of the Western Han Dynasty.

Zu Chongzhi (429 AD-500 AD), a famous Chinese mathematician and scientist.

Kangxi (1654-1722), the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

Lu Xun (1881-1936), an influential writer in China in the twentieth century.

Mao Zedong (1893-1976), the top leader of the People's Republic of China.

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