Years of the Snake: 2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953...The Snake is one of the three luckiest zodiac signs in 2023. Snakes will develop smoothly in a good direction.
The Snake occupies the sixth position in the Chinese zodiac. The next Snake year is 2025, starting from January 29th (Chinese New Year) and ending on February 16th (Chinese New Year's Eve).
In Chinese traditional culture, dragons are described as the largest of serpents. Therefore, traditionally, Chinese people believe that snakes are 'small dragons'. Snakes are held to be creatures that demonstrate an ambiguous character, which has great seductive power and mystery. According to Chinese mythology, "the Chinese Eve" — Nüwa, the mother of humankind, is described as having a human upper body and a snake's lower body. She represents inspiration, vitality, and renaissance.
According to Chinese astrology, people born in a year of the Snake are usually calm observers with excellent intuition, as serene as snakes, and generally demonstrate intelligence, wisdom, and creativity.
- Chinese Zodiac Snake Years
- The Snake's Personality
- Lucky/Unlucky Things
- Love Compatibility for Snakes
Zodiac Snake Years
People born in the year of the Snake are called 'Snakes' in China. If you were born in 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.
|Snake Year||Chinese Zodiac Calendar||Element of Snake|
|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|
The Snake's Personality: Intelligent, Wise...
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.
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.
Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Snakes
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||Year of Birth||Personality of Snakes|
|Wood Snake||1905, 1965||Orderly, intelligent, with a gift for appreciating the knowing celebrities and a refined taste|
|Fire Snake||1917, 1977||Smart, insightful, communicative, active, and fond of the limelight|
|Earth Snake||1929, 1989||Calm, with strong self-control, but not steadfast and diligent enough in work|
|Gold Snake||1941, 2001||Determined, courageous, confident, and able: a born leader|
|Water Snake||1953, 2013||Clever, creative, lively, and communicative, but sentimental|
Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Snake
Things that will bring Snakes luck:
- Lucky numbers: 2, 8, 9, and numbers containing them (like 28 and 89)
- Lucky days: the 1st and 23rd of Chinese lunar months
- Lucky colors: black, red, and yellow
- Lucky flowers: orchid and cactus
- Lucky directions: east, west, and southwest
- Lucky months: the 1st, 8th, and 11th lunar months
Things that Snakes should avoid:
- Unlucky colors: brown, gold, white
- Unlucky numbers: 1, 6, and 7
- Unlucky directions: northeast and northwest
- Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th and 12th lunar months
Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?
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
Snakes' Horoscope for 2023
2023 is a year of the Rabbit. Snakes, your year will develop smoothly in a good direction and your luck will be generally stable. However, due to the influence of good and bad stars this year, there will be fluctuations in your luck within a certain range.
Your career prospects will develop fairly well. Since you Snakes are predicted great achievements in your careers this year, your financial projection is also relatively good.
After entering 2023, Snake people, your love trajectory tends to develop steadily. Single Snakes, you will be helped by someone in refining your temperament, which will attract the attention of outstanding members of the opposite sex. Snake people who are in love or married, you will find that disputes often occur over a trivial matter this year, which will make both you and your partner become physically and mentally exhausted. The anger in your heart must be extinguished immediately to prevent this.
How to Be a Luckier Snake in 2023
Red and yellow things (particularly peripheral clothing) are predicted to help Snakes boost their wealth fortunes in 2023, such as red/yellow socks, gloves, bracelets, and ties.
Snakes, buying a new red or yellow car would be auspicious for your business.
Bright colors are believed to bring you Snakes a good and relaxed mood, and relieve pressure and anxiety.
When you feel upset and things don't go smoothly, Snakes, you are recommended to wear accessories made of mahogany and jade to lift your fortunes and add to your charm.
Snakes, for you, getting along with Oxes, Roosters, and Monkeys, especially with Monkey people, means making lucky friendships in 2023.
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.
Is the Year of the Snake Lucky for Snakes?
The year of one's birth sign (本命年 běnmìngnián /bnn-ming-nyen/ 'origin (of) life year') is believed to be the most unlucky in the 12-year cycle. Therefore Snakes should be more careful about all aspects of their lives, including love, health, their careers and finances. Read more on How to Be Lucky in Your Ben Ming Nian.
The next Snake year is 2025. It starts on Chinese New Year (January 29, 2025).