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Year of the Snake — Chinese Zodiac

Get to Know the Year of the Snake

  • Chinese: 蛇 ‘snake’
  • Personality: intelligence, wise and materialistic
  • Snake years: …1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025…

If you were born in a year listed above, then you are a Snake.

Let’s see the forecasts for Snakes in 2019.

Snakes' Luck Indicators

The Most Famous Snake

Born in late 1893 in Hunan, Mao Zedong, commonly known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist leader and founder of the People’s Republic of China. His theories about political policies, military strategies and development are collectively known as Maoism, which is generally considered as the development of Marxism-Leninism in China.

Regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of modern world, Mao was chosen by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the 20th century.

  • In 1921, Mao became a founder member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and set up a branch in Hunan.
  • In 1934, Mao led his followers on the 'Long March', a 7,767-mile-journey from the Yangtze River to northwest China to establish a new base.
  • After eight years of war with Japan (1937-1945) and four years of civil war with Kuomintang (1945-1949), Mao proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) on October 1, 1949, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China until his death in 1976.
  • From 1947, Mao implemented extensive land reforms with emphasis on equal distribution of land for the peasants and the eventual persecution of some of the rich and powerful landlords.

Although Mao Zedong made a serious mistake in his later years –the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, his indisputable merits on the revolution in China have far outweighed his negligence. He is still revered by Chinese people.

Forecasts for the Snake in 2019

Career — progress and changes

The people under the Snake sign face changes in their career development, so 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.

They can easily grasp opportunities of being promoted, moving to a better office with pleasant settings or being 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.
  • Suitable jobs: TV presenter, model, athlete and designer

Love and Relationships — sweet love life

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 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.

Health — be careful to the digestive system and mental problems

People born in the Year of the Snake need to pay more attention to their health condition. Tension and stress have become a part of their life, they have to deal with deadlines and responsibilities beyond their strength. Therefore, they are likely to be fatigued and suffer from insomnia.

More seriously, it may cause mental disease. Besides, the poor digestive system is due to the irregular diet and sedentary work and life style.

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

  • Have more exercise and 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.

Finance — increase income and decrease expenditure

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.

Greetings for a Snake Year

  • Good luck for the Snake year.

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Some Famous People Born in a Year of the Snake

Born in 256 BC

Liu Bang (Emperor Gaozu of China’s “Western Han Dynasty”)

Born in 303

Wang Xizhi (one of the most famous calligraphers in ancient China, known as the Sage of Calligraphy)

Born in 1654

Kangxi (the emperor of Qing Dynasty)

Born in 1809

Charles Darwin

Born in 1881

Pablo Picasso

Born in 1917

John F Kennedy

Born in 1942

Muhammad Ali

Born in 1954

Oprah Winfrey

Born in 1965

J. K. Rowling

Some other celebrities

Qu Yuan (a patriotic poet in China’s Warring States Period), Hua Tuo (the most famous physician in ancient China), Mahatma Gandhi, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soong Qing-ling (Sun Yat-sen’s wife), Gong Li (a famous Chinese film actress), Xi Jnping

Which Chinese Zodiac Sign Are You?

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey:2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971

The years above are Chinese calendar years, starting on Chinese New Year, which falls between January 21st and February 20th. So people born in January or February should find out what date it was to confirm their Chinese zodiac sign.

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