Year of the Snake

The Year of the Snake is sixth in the 12-year cycle of animal years of the Chinese zodiac. Snake years are …1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025… If you were born in one of the years, then you are a Snake.

A myth says that the Jade Emperor held a competition and said the order of the 12-cycle animal signs would be decided by the order in which the zodiac animals arrived at his palace. The good-looking Dragon came fifth and the Jade Emperor said his son could be the sixth. But Dragon's son didn't come with him that day. The snake came forward and said Dragon was his godfather. So, Snake ranked sixth.

Snake Years

In Chinese philosophy, there are five elements: Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood. Years sharing the same animal sign and element repeat every 60 years.

It is said that personal characteristics are associated with the birth of animal signs and elements. People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.

Types of Snake Years of Birth Personality Traits
Fire Snake 1917, 1977 wise, insightful, good at socializing
Earth Snake 1929, 1989 calm and sensitive
Metal Snake 1941, 2001 inborn courage with strong willpower, overconfident
Water Snake 1953, 2013 active, nimble, moody, and adventurous
Wood Snake 1965, 2025 neat, precise, gifted with excellent taste

Snake's Personality

People born in Snake years look calm and mysterious but in fact, they are also bright and warm inside. Most Snakes are gifted in literature and art, like Goethe and Picasso. They also have upward ambitions and will work hard to complete tasks.

On the other hand, Snakes are materialistic and jealous. And their suspicion might make them paranoid.

Snake's Compatibility

Snake’s Compatibility

Best Match with Snake: Ox, Rooster

Oxen and Snakes are both willing to work long to live better. Though they have different personalities, they can complement each other. The Snake will respect the persistent Ox and offer warm support during hardships.

Worst Match with Snake: Tiger

Snakes are materialistic, suspicious, and jealous, which makes them incompatible with several animal signs. The worse one is the Tiger. There won't be much trust in a relationship between the Tiger and the Snake, but full of suspect and coldness.

How to Get Luck for People Born in the Year of the Snake?

Lucky Things for Snake

Snake's 2021 Horoscope

Snake's 2021 Horoscope

No matter how good or bad forecasts for Snakes in 2021 are, or what type of Snake you are, you don't need to take it too seriously. It is for reference only, just like western astrology.


Snakes need to pay more attention to their health condition in 2021. Tension and stress have become a part of their life, they must deal with deadlines and responsibilities beyond their strength. Therefore, they are likely to be fatigued and suffer from insomnia. The poor digestive system is due to the irregular diet and sedentary work and lifestyle. More seriously, it may cause mental disease.

To minimize health-related problems, they should keep the following things in mind:

  • Have more exercise and a regular and well-balanced diet. They can participate in some aerobic activities and alter their dietary habits.
  • Be sensitive to physical discomforts. They need to know clearly about their level of health. And when necessary, they have to go to the doctor in due time.
  • Have regular work and rest time. Try to escape from the hustle and bustle of life to release stress and tension.


People born in the Year of the Snake will face changes in their career this year, they should make full preparations to respond, to ensure an advantageous position in the stiff competition. Though there are some tough tasks confronting them, receiving help from others can be a shortcut to success.

To grasp opportunities of being promoted, move to a better office with pleasant settings, or be engaged in a satisfactory job. they are advised to give thorough consideration to those changes, otherwise, they may find themselves in trouble.

The people running their own business, particularly, should have a positive attitude towards extending their enterprises because there are unprecedentedly favorable conditions and significant opportunities.

However, to adapt to the new environment and to overcome the stressful task, they should remain patient and follow the following principles:

  • Maintain high work efficiency. Doing physical exercise and reading new books can unearth inspiration and stimulate imagination, which are the keys to come up with outstanding proposals.
  • Keep good interpersonal relationships. More communication is an effective way to solve disagreements with their colleagues.
  • Concentrate on the career. It is better not to divert their attention to other things unrelated to work.
  • Pay attention to the advice of their superiors. Their words may directly map their career path and aid them with their career goals.


Great progress in work can boost Snake people's salary. At the end of the year, apart from the stable income from work, some of them can be really lucky with wealth. For example, they may get benefits from stocks, owing to the correct decisions when making investments.

However, having good money management is what they cannot ignore because chances are high they may encounter great difficulties. 

To spend and save money wisely, take the following measures:

  • Make a detailed plan. The plan should include the records of income and expenditures. Also, draw up a practical investment plan.
  • Set up an emergency fund. They should not squander money; otherwise, they will not be able to cope with harsh economic situations.
  • Ask for professional advice. They should consult financial advisors to increase the chance of making a wise investment.


Though there are ups and downs, Snake people can keep their relationships strong and establish a wider social network.

In the workplace, it is easy for them to have divergence and arguments with colleagues and be annoyed by the troublesome interpersonal relationships. This would largely affect their mood. At home, despite life's hurried pace, they should spend more time with their families to avoid alienation with them.

For the single, the love story may start by chance. Their sexual attraction is so powerful that they can attract wooers. The people they meet are their ideal soul mates and they can build emotional connections. So, just pick Mr. Right and enjoy this romantic relationship.

To cope with complication and friction in interpersonal relationships, the following are some useful tips:

  • Practice patience and appreciation. They should not force others to accept their views. Instead, they should be calm and explain patiently their opinions to others.
  • Keep the novelty alive. This is extremely important for being in a relationship with someone for a long period. Just try to make some changes to activate their relationship.
  • Learn more about others' inner world. They can have more talks with their team members and family members and get to know them better.

Famous People Born in the Year of the Snake

  • J. K. Rowling (author of Harry Potter): born 31 July 1965
  • Oprah Winfrey (American talk show host): born 29 January 1954
  • John F. Kennedy (the 35th president of the United States): born 29 May 1917
  • Pablo Picasso (famous artist): born 25 October 1881
  • Charles Darwin (famous naturalist and biologist): 12 February 1809

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

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