Chinese Horoscopes - The Snake
Ancient Chinese wisdom
says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will
not starve. This could be taken metaphorically to mean that a Snake could
never have a problem with his family starving because he is such a great
mediator, making him good at business. Or it could mean that a Snake would
be willing to sacrifice his possessions, something the Snake has a lot of,
in order to pay for his family’s food. Any way it is interpreted is
representative of the Snake’s character and is a measure of the value he
puts on his material wealth. The Snake is keen and cunning, quite
intelligent and wise.
of the Snake
Snake Years are
sixth in the cycle, following the Dragon Years, and recur every twelfth
year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is
essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Snake
Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE SNAKE
The Snake is the
intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animal Signs. They
are attractive people who take cries with ease and do not become flustered
easily. They are graceful people, exciting and dark at the same time.
private, the Snake is not outwardly emotional. He can appear cunning and
reticent and works very modestly in the business environment. The Snake
will plot and scheme to make certain things turn out exactly as they want
them to. They are not great communicators and can become quite possessive
when they set their minds on achieving the interest of a partner.
People born in the
Year of the Snake share certain characteristics. The Snake Sign is an
abbreviated way of characterizing that individual’s personality. Following
are features associated with the Sign of the Snake.
Sixth in order,
Chinese name—SHE, sign of the sagacity
Acute, Aware, Cunning,
Proud, Vain, Vicious
IN YOUR ELEMENT
of the Snake are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal,
Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics
on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL SNAKE
1941 AND 2001
Metal Snakes are
extremely willful individuals who will stop at nothing to achieve their
goals. These people will have their guards up 24-hours a day in order to
protect themselves from any failure or possibility of it. They place a
great deal of importance on money, but are more concerned with the
possessions their finances can bring them. They are in and out so sharply
and so silently that they are often unheard and unseen. You must be
careful with these Snakes because, although they can be generous, they are
always out for number one.
THE WATER SNAKE
1953 AND 2013
Water Snakes are
influential and insightful. They manage others well and tend to be good
for organizations to utilize as staff. They are quite motivated and
intellectual, very determined and resolute about success. They will have
what they desire, despite the conclusion or outcome they generate because
it is worth it to them to not only be recognized for their efforts, but to
be rewarded as well. They are affectionate with their families and friends
but do not show this side of their personality to colleagues or business
THE WOOD SNAKE 1905 AND 1965
The element of Wood,
like in most Animal Signs, gives the Snake a bit of solidity and
foundation. Wood Snakes are not as self-preserving as the rest of them, as
vanity is not really his style. These Snakes have a stable group of
friends and family to hang out with and love each of these people quite
deeply. However, it is rare that the Snake utilize his group of loved ones
for advice or listening, often opting to go at it alone. Kindness and
genuity are two of this Snake’s greatest characteristics.
THE FIRE SNAKE
1917 AND 1977
Fire Snakes can be a
bit loud, speaking their minds and smothering you with their opinions.
This does add a twist to his dynamic and vibrant character, as he is quite
the extrovert. These Snakes have a great wisdom. They are intriguing
communicators who leave you breathless after a conversation. Fire Snakes
can change even the most obstinate mind with their powers of persuasion,
convincing you their opinions or ideas are better than yours. This does
make them a little self-centered, but you can’t say they aren’t driven for
THE EARTH SNAKE
1929 AND 1989
Earth Snakes are the
most relaxed of the breeds. They lead calm lives and offer a down-to-earth
appeal to any conversation or outing. This may make them seem more
friendly, as you may not feel the need to wonder what he’s got up his
sleeve. They may also shun the need to lash out or take risks, but it
isn’t from paranoia. They figure their good sense and work ethic will pay
off and bring them much fortune and material satisfaction.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
Snakes become easily
stressed and have to avoid hectic schedules or noisy atmospheres. They do
not get a rush from adrenaline, instead, a headache. They need calm and
quiet to thrive and succeed. A Snake must have sleep and relaxation to
live a long, healthy life.
AT HOME WITH THE
The Snake is very
sophisticated and cultured in his choices for home décor. They like muted
colors and prefer to have one very expensive chair rather than three
reasonable priced ones. The Snake is elegant and graceful and places
emphasis on his comfort when deciding what to decorate with. As we know,
the Snake must have peace, so you may find relaxation or sounds of nature
tapes next to the stereo. Snakes do not deprive themselves of luxuries
either, as one of everything never seems to ease his mind. He is
materialistic and therefore must have as many of everything, if not more
than his friends and family.
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE SNAKE AT
Snakes become bored
easily and therefore change jobs quite frequently. They are very
conscientious and diligent at work. Since they are such relaxed
individuals, they can often seem to be slacking off at work when in
reality they are at the height of their creativity. They are organized and
precise. Snakes can make lightening deadlines and can problem solve
quickly. Sometimes, because they like to work alone, they can seem as
though they are withholding information or being secretive about company
MONEY AND THE
A Snake’s worst
nightmare is jumping head first into a financial deal or a shopping spree.
The Snake can be successful as long as he avoids extemporaneous spending.
Although he is intuitive, the Snake will often dive right into decisions
without weighing the consequences, which can cause him financial ruin.
Those born in the Year
of the Snake share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The
occupations best suited for the Snake are listed below:
Whether Snakes are
compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are
harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partner. Considering
the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business
partners can also be very useful.
Snakes ruled by
Benefit From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Rats Fire
Water Metal Rabbits
Wood Water Oxen Metal
Fire Wood Roosters
Earth Fire Snakes Wood
activities and pleasures
Since Snakes are born
under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following
are similar likes and dislikes of the Snake personality.
Gems and Stones:
Topaz, Jasper, Bloodstone
binoculars, Tarot cards, oils and lotions, stamp collection
Hobbies and Pastimes:
Astrology, painting, touring, photography
Snakes Dislike: Being
interrupted, being mislead personally or professionally,
THE SNAKE ON
Snakes love to
vacation. They get a great deal of pleasure out of just being lazy. And
they love luxurious things, often spending their money on material desires
they probably don’t need. When a Snake goes on vacation, he really goes on
vacation. Fancy restaurants, expensive health clubs and spas, anything in
which they can fully indulge themselves. Their getaways must be fully
equipped to pamper their every want, or the Snake will become
Snakes have very few
friends because thy are not outwardly emotional or open creatures. The
friends they do make generally last a lifetime, even though peers may find
it hard to relate to the Snake because he is withdrawn and secretive.
Still, Snakes like social functions, in moderation, where they can gossip
about the latest scandal or the newest news. If you stab a Snake in the
back it is likely you will never be forgiven. In addition, you should
prepare yourself for retaliation for the Snake always gets the last word.
Best Friends: Oxen and
Snakes will likely
form intimate bonds throughout his lifetime with different partners. With
these relationships come children, and it is likely the Snake will have
many children and stepchildren throughout his lifetime. Regardless, Snakes
are devoted and dedicated parents, willing and able to defend the
livelihood and happiness of their children.
Snake parents often
use humor to deal with their parents. Because they like peace and quiet,
they generally use humor to avoid confrontational situations with their
young. In addition, this joy of serenity comes at a price for their
children. Snake parents are not known to be the most affectionate or
playful parents. They do not like to roll around and get dirty with their
children, nor do they enjoy loud situations, and these types of things
send a Snake running for a locked bedroom door. Unfortunately for the
Snake partner, he is responsible for calming the children back
SNAKE INFANT AND
Snake children are
often loners, enjoying playing by themselves, quietly in their yards or
bedrooms. They are often hampered with learning disabilities and thus need
patience from teachers and parents. Teachers and parents may have to
invest extra time and tutorials in the Snake child in order to keep him
up-to-date with all of the other children in the class. When picked on or
upset, Snake children tend to pout and hold grudges and when embarrassed
or angry, they will lash out at the culprit as quickly as they were made
immediately click with their children and others find they will never have
a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen.
Following are compatibility ratings between Snake parents and their
Snakes with Under the
same roof Compatibility Rating
Rat let him be
Ox pretty stable
Rabbit very happy
Snake similar opinions
and outlooks ***
Horse too different
Monkey what you don’t
know won’t hurt you ****
Dog affectionate at
Pig fairly diverse
**some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
Snakes are beautiful
people who exhibit quite a sexual appeal. They are sleek and seductive and
if they want you, will out a spell on you that won’t let you stop thinking
about them. However, Snakes are quite prejudiced when choosing a partner
and don’t just choose based on physical qualities. The Snake needs a
partner who can appreciate his quirky sense of humor and his wacky way of
handling situations, so generally, although quite beautiful and tempting
to approach, the Snake does all the pursuing.
Because the Snake is
so choosy, he can become jealous and obsessive about his partner. They can
be a bit stand-offish with their mates, choosing to push away emotions
rather than confront their feelings and insecurities. Once betrayed, you
can bank on not ever being trusted by the Snake again as much as you can
bet he will get even.
THE SNAKE LOVE
Not everyone can live
and be happy with a Snake. It takes a patient soul, someone ready for the
long haul, who can calm his nerves and deal with his obsessions with
skill. Chinese horoscopes are very specific about which partnerships have
the potential to be successful in love and in business. Yet, though
destiny can point us in the right direction, we must still make all
efforts to maintain loving relationships. Following is a brief description
of how a Snake will affect a relationship with other Animal Signs.
You stand to learn a
lot from each other.
You have a stable,
will lead you apart down the road.
Intense and sensual,
you have a lot to look forward to.
You fit well
together…you share flirtatious natures and zesty outlooks.
You are both
intelligent, but too envious for a partnership.
doubtful…there is to much to fight about.
You two make great
friends and even better lovers.
You can’t really trust
each other, can you?
Love at first sight.
Go for it!
Not enough in common
Love Partners at a
Snakes with Tips on
fascinated with each other ***
Tiger doubtful outlook
Rabbit great sexual
Dragon pretty similar
Snake must stay
independent of each other **
Horse remember to
Sheep quite blissful
Monkey have to
cooperate with each other **
Rooster stable and
Dog good combination
of mental and physical ***
Pig too divided
working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
brings forth bravery and motivation. Snakes like to make money and are
more apt to do so when trying to accomplish a reward. They are fairly
open-minded with their money and make great stay-at-home
These Snakes remember
everything for they have quite a vivid memory. Don’t underestimate the
capabilities of this Snake, for he will forge on until he gets what he
These Snakes can talk
their way out of anything, so a confrontation with them is a lost cause.
They are well-educated and a bit amenable, making them quite
These Snake love to be
recognized for their efforts. For them, working hard to provide for their
family is first priority.
Confident and proud,
the Leonine Snake hates to come in second place. They fuel on kudos from
others, but will become a bit obnoxious if it goes to their
These Snakes love to
tell others what to do. They enjoy using their energies to run a
successful organization and use their intelligence to improve their title
and rank at work.
One of the most
beautiful breeds of the Snake, Libran Snakes are graceful and kind. They
are always being pursued by someone interested in them and fall deeply in
love with the right partner.
These individuals have
hidden emotions and feelings that rarely ever surface. They are quite
guarded with their thoughts and opinions and do not upset
Born with great taste
in everything, these Snakes are the classy and sophisticated of the breed.
They enjoy cultural things and will find a partner who will share the same
These Snakes build
their bank accounts through organization and motivation. They can be seen
as snobby, when in reality they are simply the quiet types.
open-minded, Aquarian Snakes like to have a partner to depend on. However,
they hate to be tied down and need to have space.
These Snakes are
compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others. They take everything
quite emotionally and when they fall in love, they are committed