Snake (zodiac)The twelve animals RatOxTigerRabbitDragonSnake HorseSheepMonkeyRoosterDogPig
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The Snake (蛇) (also known as the Serpent) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Snake is associated with the earthly branch symbol 巳.
- 1 Years and the five elements
- 2 Attributes
- 3 Traditional Snake Attributes/Associations
- 4 See also
- 5 External links
Years and the five elements
Persons born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "year of the Snake," while also bearing the following elemental sign:
- 4 February 1905 - 24 January 1906: Wood Snake
- 23 January 1917 - 10 February 1918: Fire Snake
- 10 February 1929 - 29 January 1930: Earth Snake
- 27 January 1941 - 14 February 1942: Metal Snake
- 14 February 1953 - 2 February 1954: Water Snake
- 2 February 1965 - 20 January 1966: Wood Snake
- 18 February 1977 - 6 February 1978: Fire Snake
- 6 February 1989 - 26 January 1990: Earth Snake
- 24 January 2001 - 11 February 2002: Metal Snake
- 10 February 2013 - 30 January 2014: Water Snake
- 2025 - 2026: Wood Snake
- 2037 - 2038: Fire Snake
The person born in the year of snake is the wisest and most enchanting of all. He or she can become an Ambassador, a Mediator or a talented musician. Such a person is a thinker who also likes to live well; affluence. The Snake person loves books, music, clothes, fine food and wine; but with all their fondness for the finer things in life, their innate grace and elegance gives them a dislike for frivolities, small minds and foolish talk.
Some Snakes may have a slow or lazy way of speaking but this does not reflect in any way their speed of deduction or action. It's just that they like to ponder things, to assess and formulate their views properly. Generally speaking, Snakes tend to be very careful about what they say.
Snake people like communicating, particularly interesting and challenging conversations; if the conversation becomes repetitive their attention may soon wander. It is almost impossible to fix their attention for long talking about mundane everyday habits as they prefer to focus on new, interesting and evolutionary ideas in general. The Snake needs mental exercise in a conversation or relationship.
In relationships with others, Snakes are possessive and very demanding. And yet at the same time, they view their associates with a certain distrust. They will never forgive anyone who breaks a promise. They are also prone to being neurotic, even paranoid, where pet fears and suspicions are concerned.
These people have a special talent that enables them to judge situations correctly. They are alert to new possibilities: when they have an idea of what to do and how to do it, they will pursue it persistently and energetically. The Snake is at home in any social situation, able to adapt and converse on all levels. In Chinese astrology it is believed that they are self-confident, driven, focused and willing to listen to someone else's opinion, but don't necessarily take it 'on board'. Refusing to listen to constructive advice; intelligent and headstrong. They treasure their privacy and will have many a dark secret locked up within.
Although it is difficult for such people to take advice, they are patient and compassionate with others when it comes to giving a helping hand, and their ability to look at a problem from a variety of angles is extremely useful. When faced with a dilemma, Snake people, as a rule, act with speed and conviction, since they believe intensely in what they are doing and rarely waste time or energy on projects lacking in good potential.
The best partners for the Snake will be the dependable Ox, the dauntless Rooster or the illustrious Dragon. Snakes can do well teaming up with the Rat, Rabbit, Sheep and Dog, too.
In life, they know precisely how to use people and situations to his best advantage. There will be no holding them back as Snakes are destined for fame and fortune.
In times of confusion and trouble, the Snake person is a pillar of strength because he maintains a presence of mind. The Snake can deal with bad news and misfortune with great aplomb. They have a profound sense of responsibility and an unsinkable constancy of purpose. It will be this constancy of purpose coupled with a natural hypnotic charisma that could carry a Snake to the highest realms of power.
Traditional Snake Attributes/AssociationsAttribute Zodiac Location 6th Ruling hours 9am-11am Direction South Southeast Season and month Spring, May Lunar Month Dates May 5-June 5Gemstone AgateColor RedRoughly equivalent western sign TaurusPolarity YinPositive Traits Wise, profound, clever, charming, logical, intelligent, creative, compassionate, discreet, honorable Negative Traits critical thinker, anxious, calculating, intense. Countries Mongolia, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, Estonia
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