Snake - Chinese Zodiac Animal
- 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
2014 Predictions for the Snake
Love: People who belong to the Snake sign may benefit from good luck in love. Compared with previous years, they may have more opportunities for luck with the opposite sex. There will be many opportunities for single people to choose a spouse. However, they should avoid emotional entanglements in the year, especially married ones, and they may face a test of love. An eye should be kept on transient love.
Career: It is an auspicious year for people who belong to the Snake sign in their career. If they are scientific researchers or civil servants, they will tend to achieve things easily. Moreover, they will be able to expand their career. If they work in industries which have frequent interpersonal communication, they will tend to get help from predestined friends from the opposite sex. Besides, they should pay attention to the effects that their career may have on their family.
Fortune: People who belong to the Snake sign may have good fortune. Money gained from normal work will profit well. In this year, businessmen should aptly deal with the relationship between borrowing and lending money. They should pay more attention to the expenditure in the second half of the following year and control the use of property. This year is good for investing or expanding operations but is bad for speculation and gambling.
Health: People who belong to the Snake sign should pay more attention to their health and adhere to a good work and rest schedule. The elderly should attach more importance to physical qualities: they should pay attention to safety and not enter dangerous places when taking a long journey.
Best Travel Destinations for the Snake in 2014
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.