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Year of the Snake

Written by Cynthia LiUpdated Feb. 12, 2024

Years of the Snake include 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953...

In Chinese zodiac, the snake is associated with wisdom, charm, elegance, and transformation. People born in the Year of the Snake are believed to be intuitive, strategic, and intelligent.

The Snake occupies the sixth position in the Chinese zodiac. The next Snake year is 2025, starting from January 29th, 2025 (Chinese New Year) and ending on February 16th, 2026 (Chinese New Year's Eve).

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Chinese Zodiac Snake Years

People born in the year of the Snake are called 'Snakes' in China. If you were born in 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, or 1917, then you're probably a Snake.

A Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from Chinese New Year, whose date ranges from late January to mid-February. Therefore, if you were born in January or February in one of the above years, you might be a Snake or a Dragon.

Additionally, if you were born in January/February of the years immediately following those above (i.e. 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, etc.), then you may be a Snake or a Horse.

You can use our free Chinese zodiac sign calculator tool below to find your zodiac animal sign or see the table below.

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Dates for Snake Years

Snake Years Date Element
1917 January 23, 1917 – February 10, 1918 Fire Snake
1929 February 10, 1929 – January 29, 1930 Earth Snake
1941 January 27, 1941 – February 14, 1942 Gold Snake
1953 February 14, 1953 – February 3, 1954 Water Snake
1965 February 2, 1965 – January 20, 1966 Wood Snake
1977 February 18, 1977 – February 6, 1978 Fire Snake
1989 February 6, 1989 – January 26, 1990 Earth Snake
2001 January 24, 2001 – February 11, 2002 Gold Snake
2013 February 10, 2013 – January 30, 2014 Water Snake
2025 January 29, 2025 – February 16, 2026 Wood Snake

Snakes Horoscope Predictions and Lucky Color for 2024

If you're born in a year of the Snake, your overall fortune appears to be stable in 2024. However, the interplay of auspicious and inauspicious stars may bring different changes for you. You will be surrounded by supportive figures and attract more benefactors into your life. With the assistance of these kind souls, you can anticipate an upward trajectory for your fortune.

On the fortunate side, auspicious stars will shower their blessings upon you. Abundant mentorship and guidance will be available, providing ample support in your career. Seize the moment, go with the flow, and actively strive for outstanding achievements. However, the overall outlook will not be without its challenges. Avoid wasting time and energy on trivial matters and strive for consistency in your actions.

Your romantic prospects will be relatively average. Although you will have the favorable influence of auspicious stars, facilitating the development of your social relationships, your love life might not receive optimal conditions in 2024. If you're a single Snake seeking love and companionship, your prospects might not flourish. You will need to exert extra effort in increasing your chances of finding fulfillment in romantic endeavors. If you're already married or in a committed relationship, you can expect smoother sailing in your love life.

Lucky color for 2024: green, grey, purple, yellow

Check out Monthly Predictions for Snake in 2024

Zodiac Snake's Personality: Intelligent, Wise...

Chinese Snakes' Personality

In Chinese culture, the Snake is the most enigmatic animal among the 12 zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive.

Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments while remaining private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail.

Snakes represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers.

Snakes are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to possess the best of everything but they have no patience for shopping.

Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Snakes

People Born In the Year of the Snake

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Snake comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Snakes, each with different characteristics:

Element of Snake Personality
Wood Snake Orderly, intelligent, with a gift for appreciating the knowing celebrities and a refined taste
Fire Snake Smart, insightful, communicative, active, and fond of the limelight
Earth Snake Calm, with strong self-control, but not steadfast and diligent enough in work
Gold Snake Determined, courageous, confident, and able: a born leader
Water Snake Clever, creative, lively, and communicative, but sentimental

See Chinese Zodiac Snakes of 5 Elements: Characters and Destinies.

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Snake

Lucky Things for the Snakes

Things that will bring Snakes luck:

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 9, and numbers containing them (like 28 and 89)
  • Lucky colors: black, red, and yellow
  • Lucky flowers: orchid and cactus
  • Lucky directions: east, west, and southwest

Things that Snakes should avoid:

  • Unlucky colors: brown, gold, white
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
  • Unlucky directions: northeast and northwest

Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

The Snake's Love Compatibility

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match can be good partners.

See below the compatibility of the Snake with other animals, and find out if the Snake is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with: Ox or Rooster
  • Worst with: Tiger, Horse, or Pig

Want to know if she/he is compatible with you? Use our zodiac love compatibility calculator below. Or you can check the 12 Chinese zodiac signs' love compatibility in detail.

Chinese Zodiac Compatibility Calculator

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The Best-suited Careers for Snakes

Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. Although Snakes work very hard, they have a tendency to be job-hoppers as they become easily bored. Snakes are great thinkers. Complex problems stimulate them. 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.

Check Other Chinese Zodiac Animals

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