All About Chinese Zodiac Sign: Snake
The Chinese zodiac goes by years, rather than months, like the Western Zodiac. There are twelve signs, so the cycle starts over every twelve years. The Chinese Zodiac Snake is the sixth sign. The Snake Zodiac years are 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, and 2025. The five Chinese elements work on a per-sign basis as well as one per Snake year, making a five-time cycle.
The Snake’s fixed element is fire, for example. Compass directions are also used in the Chinese Zodiac. Each sign has its own set. The beneficial directions for the Snake sign are West and Southwest. There are also lucky colors (Yellow, Red, Black), flowers (Cactus, Camellia), and numbers (8 & 9).
Snake Personality Traits: General
The Chinese Snake sign is an ancient symbol in most cultures. It can be dangerous and deadly or shrewd and restorative. At a Snake’s most basic level, he or she is filled with emotional storms, constant calculations, and endless observations. In other words, the mind of those born in the year of the Snake is never at rest. But those on the outside, even those close to a Snake, will never know. Just like the lore surrounding this symbolic Chinese animal, the Snake is secretive above all things. Never will a Snake show weakness.
Snake Zodiac: Positive Traits
While the Chinese Snake horoscope sign often do keep a severe front most of the time, that doesn’t mean they don’t have a sense of humor. When their guard is down, they can be just as funny as any other sign, including the Monkey. Another endearing quality is that while Snakes make great listeners and offer sage advice based on their observations, they do not judge others, nor do they gossip.
Snake Zodiac: Negative Traits
The self-reliance of the Chinese zodiac snake sign is a source of pride. This pride can get out of hand, and lead them to take on more than they can handle. Since they refuse advice or assistance from anyone, they are susceptible to negative consequences of stress. Also, some Snakes are suspicious of others and their motivations, almost to the point of paranoia. Their occasional self-imposed isolation makes them difficult for others to relate to.
Types of Snake Based on Chinese Five Elements
Metal Snake (1941, 2001):
The Metal Snake is the most driven and wary of the Snakes. Once Metal Snakes discover their goals in life, nothing and no one will turn them away. Very often, those goals have to do with the accumulation of wealth and pretty things. They are also very good at maintaining their financial records. If someone makes the mistake of challenging or criticizing those goals, even in jest, he or she should be prepared for the venomous Snake’s revenge.
Chinese Metal Snake sign are as severe as the element assigned to them. All Snakes are secretive and concerned about self-protection, but these are consumed by it. They spend a great deal of time and energy worrying about others and what evil designs those others have in mind for them.
Advice: Rather than fussing over what potential danger others may pose, focus on your strengths. You have the potential to be a great leader if you learn to trust people instead of pushing them away.
Water Snake (1953, 2013):
Water Snakes are incredibly flexible. This flexibility allows the Water Snake to focus on more than one pursuit at a time and succeed at each one. The water element gives this particular Snake excellent communication skills which means that while he or she may still be secretive, the ability to work with others is boosted considerably. One could even say that Water Snakes charms people they need to make their dreams and goals come to fruition. This may sound a little creepy, but it makes them much more practical than their more temperamental cousins.
Advice: Use your sharp focus on positive goals only, and tap your more flexible nature to help you let go of resentments that weigh you down. If you do this, your physical and mental health will improve, and you will live a longer life.
Wood Snake (1905, 1965):
The Wood Snake is the most social and open of the Snakes. This Snake isn’t paranoid or secretive like the others, and he or she uses ordinary Snake skills to win people over and to achieve mental stability. These unusual aspects mean the Wood Snake is even more successful in his or her endeavors than the others. Money and fame are not uncommon. That being said, Wood Snakes love pretty things and exclusive company. All of this costs money.
Advice: While you enjoy popularity, take care not to overdo it. Like a Snake, stress is your Achilles’ Heel. Also, pay attention to your motivations, and don’t fall into the trap of loving things more than people.
Fire Snake (1917, 1977):
Intensity marks the Fire Snake sign as unique. They are sturdy, skillful, and insular. Most Snakes have these tendencies, but the fire element adds a certain intensity to the Fire Snake. They are magnetic leaders who convince their followers and themselves that they are nearly omnipotent. A problem arises when someone challenges the Fire Snake. These Snakes do not take challenges, perceived or real, good-natured in any way. At the same time, they have a fire and determination stronger than any other Snake to accomplish their goals. Very often, they do just that.
Advice: Humility and regulating your pace will do wonders for both interpersonal relationships and your health. Rather than making enemies and giving yourself ulcers, give others some respect and yourself some rest once in a while.
Earth Snake (1929, 1989):
The Earth Snake is the most even-tempered of all the Snakes. They are not as likely to lose their tempers when things don’t go their way. Instead, they plod ahead, one step at a time. Their people skills make them second only to Wood Snakes when it comes to valuable guidance. Also, these friendly people are fantastic at organizing groups at the most basic level, and that is the secret to their success.
Advice: It’s easy for you to become overwhelmed, like all Chinese zodiac Snakes. You tend to take on too much. Don’t be afraid to use your skills at reading people to find those capable to help you.
Chinese Zodiac: Snake in Love
It is possible for the mysterious Snake Chinese sign to fall in love, but it is challenging for them to demonstrate that love in the form of affection. They keep all of their emotions deep inside and don’t trust anyone with their inner thoughts and feelings. This may lead you to feel left out, but don’t feel offended; that is just the way they are. Rest assured, a relationship with a Snake man or Snake woman is from dull, at least in the early stages.
Those born in the year of the Snake love the pursuit of love and the thrill of the hunt, in part because you become one of their goals. Once they have a goal in mind, they are downright tenacious about attaining that target (in this case, you). They know how to turn on the charm and tell you what you want to hear, primarily because they are cold and calculating. The Snake’s mind is always in motion, gathering, sorting, and calculating information about all kinds of things, including people. It isn’t something they can help; it’s just the way they are wired. Before you are aware of what’s happening, they will know all about you and what makes you tick.
Snake Zodiac: Love Personality
Falling in love with a Snake person is a roller-coaster ride if you hadn’t noticed. The Snake’s legendary temper will ensure that there is never a dull moment. When it comes to settling down, that is where many Snakes get cold feet. Of course, this isn’t the case for all types of Chinese Snakes, but be sure you walk into this with your eyes open. Once you are in a committed relationship, your Snake partner will expect nothing less than complete fidelity. As long as they don’t grow bored, your Snake partner will remain faithful as well.
Chinese Zodiac: Snake Man Personality
Snake males are men of few words, but don’t let that fool you. There is a never-ending run of thoughts and emotions running just under the surface. You will never have access to those, and it isn’t advisable to try. They enjoy seducing their partners. In fact, in some cases, it may become a game for them. Guard your heart, but if you find a mature, well-rounded Snake man, your life will never be the same.
Chinese Zodiac: Snake Woman Personality
Snake women are as manipulative as their male counterparts, which shouldn’t be surprising. They are used to getting what they want. If they wish to you, it will be difficult to get away. On the other hand, you may not want to escape! Snake females are moody, yes, but they also tend to be very lucky in their careers and make for excellent providers – both men and women. Just beware if you cross her; she is very good at cold revenge.
Chinese Zodiac: Snake Love Compatibility
Chinese zodiac Snakes are best matches with Roosters and Oxen. Roosters are the best match when they learn to work together. If they do learn to work out their differences, they will be quite happy indeed. They share a similar type of intelligence and wit, the same sense of materialism, and the same desire for authority over others. Together, the Snake Rooster make the ultimate power couple. Also, the Snake calms and slows the Rooster when it comes to decision-making, and the Rooster brightens and expedites the Snake when it comes to acting on decisions.
The next best match is the Chinese Ox. They, too, share a love of money and power. However, they both tend to think things through quite thoroughly before acting. The Snake is easily stressed and needs an understanding partner who won’t ask too many questions. That will be found in the Ox. The Ox will find a partner who carries his or her weight and ambition in the Snake.
The absolute worst match is the Chinese Pig sign. Unfortunately for the Pig, his or her carefree, charitable nature is an instant turn-off to the Snake. This match will not last very long if indeed it begins in the first place.
Dating a Snake Man/Woman
While it is easy for the Snake to sexually seduce you, and the chase is their favorite part of love, settling down is not easy. Don’t be surprised if the Snake sign makes the first move, and don’t be surprised if you end up in an unusual setting. It may be a simple dinner date on the surface, but the restaurant will be far from ordinary.
One thing that is common to nearly all Snakes is their love of the senses. They love to be stimulated. If you wish to make the Chinese zodiac Snake sign happy, never ask them to talk about their dreams, goals, or thoughts. Instead, compliment them and give them gifts to please the senses. For Snakes, the best part of any romantic relationship is the physical aspect.
They enjoy the sensuality of sex, and you won’t walk away disappointed. That being said, Snakes cannot merely sexually perform in bed on command; they need a romantic setting and beautiful, warm-up period. This will not be a swift encounter. Plan on a large block of time.
Chinese Zodiac: Snake Child
Snake children are complicated, intense little people. They keep their emotions, including their many worries, deep inside. On the positive side, they are systematic thinkers who offer clever bits of advice to their peers. While they may not be social butterflies, they do have their admirers. Snake kids are careful about everything they do, including making more intimate friends. Always looking to protect themselves, Snakes seem to glide through the minefield of childhood pitfalls with ease most of the time, however.
Parents of the enigmatic Chinese snake sign children need to look beyond this placid guise, however. Since these children are downright stubborn about sharing their feelings, it will take a slow and gentle approach to gain their trust. Remember, they are very proud. Showing weakness is the worst thing in the world to a Snake.
The first hint will be unexplainable physical pains or sicknesses. Chances are, these are psychosomatic because stress needs to be manifested in some way. If you choose to take your child to a counselor, choose wisely, as your snake child could very well manipulate a novice counselor and you will be back to square one.
Snake Zodiac: Health
The Snake animal sign have delicate health and need frequent breaks from work and everyday stressors. Mediation or some other form of the breather is crucial. Restful vacations are also essential to a Snake’s physical and mental health.
Snake Zodiac: Career
Those born in the year of the Chinese Snake are smart, sharp, observant people. Your skills make you good candidates for a variety of occupations. There is just one problem; your restless nature all but guarantees that you will change careers, not only jobs, some times in your life. One of your greatest strengths is your ability to sense and calculate a variety of input faster than most other people. You do this silently and pride yourself on keeping this ability secret. Careers you may want to experience are psychiatry, sociology, science research, private investigator, or magic and the occult.
Snake Zodiac: Travel Tips
The tastes of the Chinese astrology snake sign are refined and expensive, no doubt about that! You work hard, despite outward appearances, and you build up stress quickly. To maintain good health, you need to get away reasonably regularly. If you wish to visit Old-World splendor, consider Florence or Vienna. For a more exotic locale with natural beauty and just as much pampering, try Bali. For that sun-soaking vacation, you love the most, indulge in the beaches in Belize, or take an exclusive river cruise down the French or Italian Riviera.
Snake Zodiac: Fashion
Chinese Snakes love wearing clothes that make showy statements. They do this by going with the most powerful of their colors – red. Red is also a primary fire element color, and it is considered very lucky, but also very volatile. When a Snake is feeling more mysterious on an ordinary day, they also enjoy the subtlety of black. It depends on what mood they are in and what type of Snake they are.
Famous Snake Personalities
- JK Rowling
- Bernie Sanders
- Bob Dylan
- Martha Stewart
- Robert Downey Jr.
- Cyndi Lauper
- Ben Stiller
- Taylor Swift
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Sarah Jessica Parker
- Joe Jonas
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Cam Newton
- Carols Pena Jr.
- Liv Tyler
- Kayne West
- Lily Collins
- Chris Rock
- Shania Twain
- Joan Baez
- Matthew Healy
- James Harden
- Orlando Bloom
- Alberto Del Rio
- Brandon Lee
- Tim Gunn
- Tony Blair
- Danny Elfman
- Jessie Jackson
- Edgar Allen Poe