Year of the Snake
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
The Chinese Astrology Snake Personality
Like a deep river, Snake people are usually placid on the surface, but their thoughts and emotions run very deep.
The snake is said to be blessed with three virtues. People born in these years are usually wise and firm. They can often become rich, because a person born during this year should be able to make sound judgements and keep to the job until the work is finished
Quiet and unassuming, they prefer to work by themselves and are more often in the spotlight for their real and lasting accomplishments than for outward attempts at garnering attention.
Snakes hate to fail, and are very lucky when it comes to making money. With reputations for being hoarders, they are very frugal and careful about lending money to friends for frivolous reasons.
However, they often show extraordinary sympathy when presented with an opportunity to help those who are truly in need.
Essentially loners, Snake people commonly keep their own counsel and rely on themselves to get ahead in life, mistrusting others’ thoughts and opinions on matters of the utmost importance.
People born in the Year of the Snake are deep. They say little and possess great wisdom. They never have to worry about money; they are financially fortunate. Snake people are often quite vain, selfish, and a bit stingy. Yet they have tremendous sympathy for others and try to help those less fortunate. Snake people tend to overdo, since they have doubts about other people’s judgment and prefer to rely on themselves. They are determined in whatever they do and hate to fail. Although calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. Snake people are usually good-looking and sometimes have marital problems because they are fickle. They are most compatible with the Ox and Rooster Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic and deep thinking and your intuition guides you strongly. Avoid procrastination and your stingy attitude towards money. Keep your sense of humor about life. The Snake would be most content as a teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and fortune teller. Snakes are romantic and charming. They are deep thinkers and always mysterious. Snakes are graceful and soft spoken. They love a good book and appreciate all of the arts. They lean towards all of the finer things in life. Snakes trust themselves above all others and are seldom wrong; but behind a sophisticated front. Snakes are very superstitious!
Snakes are good with money and don’t have to worry about finances. Somehow, when money is needed, it appears. In spite of their good luck with money, Snakes should never gamble. They could suffer big losses if they did, but Snakes learn fast. Once they have made a mistake, they never repeat it. They also never forgive you if you break a promise. By nature they are skeptical beings but keep their suspicions to themselves. They are very private and not concerned with the business of others. Idle gossip is not for them.
Snakes can be possessive in their relationships with others. They are passionate but jealous lovers. You can never tell how far Snakes will go to achieve their aims. They are relentless and their computer-like brains never stop plotting. When you anger them, you feel their icy hostility instead of hearing any sharp words. They will bide their time for revenge, so watch out! Snakes are elegant dressers, well-mannered, and always discrete. They always appear quiet and docile, but watch out, they never betray their true feelings. Their moves are planned out well in advance and they will hold their position to the bitter end. They can be evasive, and just when you think you have them, they slip away.
Snakes make good politicians since they can negotiate just about anything. Snakes also have a great sense of humor, and even in a crisis situation, they can lighten the atmosphere. They never lose their spark even when weighed down by trouble themselves. Being pillars of strength, they always maintain their presence of mind during confusion or crisis.
Snakes have beautiful skin. They possess a cool and classic air about them. They love expensive things too. Snakes save for the real thing rather than buy an imitation. Snakes admire power and surround themselves with successful people. Their many talents and natural abilities make them sought-after as leaders. People admire and support Snakes even if they don’t understand them.
Whatever happens, Snakes always strike out for themselves. They know how to use people and situations to their advantage. They are destined for fame and fortune.
Depth and charisma make the Snake a formidable presence. They tend to spend a lot of time in their head, but they are not a worrier. Rather, they pass their quiet time in reflection and contemplation. This, together with their love of learning, is what gives them such great depth. Of all the signs of the Chinese zodiac, theirs is most closely associated with wisdom. They probably have many interests and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, which result in an increasingly complex persona. In fact there is always more to learn about them. Just when people think they know them, they find out they have developed a totally new interest. Not only that they discover they have quickly grasped the subject
Although they are more than willing to share their knowledge, they have a penchant for secrecy when it comes to their personal life. This adds an aura of mystery to their already commanding presence. Like the Dragon, the Snake is a karmic sign, which means they are likely to experience lots of extreme highs and lows in their life.
More than any other sign, the Snake knows how to present itself in the most favorable light. They are rarely flamboyant or ostentatious. Rather, they are probably fully aware of their karmic status and don’t feel a need to impress anybody. But, when the spirit moves them, they will appear as the most dazzling personality on the scene.
The Snake In Relationships
They are basically a private person and enjoy their own company more than that of other people. They can easily lose themselves in their thoughts and derive great pleasure from so doing. Thus, although they are capable of thoroughly enjoying relationships, they are not a high priority for you in and of themselves. They tend to be a live and let live type person. If people treat them right and earn their respect, they will return the favor and add immeasurably to their quality of life.
People should not be surprised when it appears they are taking a personal interest in them. They are happy to meet new people and learn new things. They should, however, be careful not to become too attached to them. With their almost insatiable appetite for new experiences it’s likely they tire of other people long before they tire of them. In a marriage relationship, nevertheless, they will be faithful as long as their partner has ambition and makes an honest attempt to grow and to keep up with their ever-expanding interests.
More than any other sign, the Snake believes in revenge. They don’t get mad, but they usually like to get even. Crossing they can be a dangerous move. Though they may not demonstrate any anger upon learning about a wrong done to them, that doesn’t mean it has been forgotten or forgiven. They are not a flirt but they probably have more than a little capability when it comes to the art of seduction. They may use this power sparingly, but when they do it is almost always effective.
Facts, too, get in the way of decision making for most Snakes, who prefer to use their own deeply held feelings and intuition in negotiating life’s crossroads.
In matters of the heart, the Snake is slow to allow others into their inner circle, but once having gained their trust they can be deeply amorous, and are known to be masters at seduction.
Jealous in nature, they do not handle rejection well at all. And woe to those who betray the affection of the passionate snake! Even in friendships or business dealings in which they feel wronged, they can strike back without a moments notice.
As they mature, snakes don’t exhibit this tendency often, however, since their experience will already have taught them who to let in and who to exclude from their personal or business life.
In business dealings, Snake people command respect for their accomplishments and can enjoy great success as private investigators, bankers, teachers, writers or philosophers.
Snakes are most compatible with : Ox, Rooster
Famous people born in the Year of the Snake: Dick Cheney, Bob Dylan, John F. Kennedy, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, Martha Stewart, Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey