Year of the Snake

蛇 (Shé)

Snake people are easygoing, intelligent and flexible. With a unique charm, they are wise, mysterious, polite and gentle and basically love reading, music and food. People of Snake sign can be suspicious and tend to hide it deep in heart, change frequently about anything and sometimes behave inhumanely to secure their ends; they are coolheaded, open-minded, possessive and jealous, and often follow the fashion.

  • 蛇 (Shé)
  • Si (巳)
  • Yin
  • Fire (Huo)
  • Samantabhadra, The Lord of Truth
  • Southwest
  • South
  • Southwest

Things that will bring snake luck:

  • 2, 8, 9
  • red, light yellow, black
  • northeast, southwest, south
  • orchid, cactus
  • Opal

Things that snake should avoid:

  • 1, 6, 7
  • White, Golden, Brown
  • Northeast,Northwest

Snake Years

Year When Stem-Branch Element Yin Yang
1929 Feb.10, 1929 – Jan.29, 1930 Ji Si Earth Yin
1941 Jan.27, 1941 – Feb.14, 1942 Xin Si Metal Yin
1953 Feb.14, 1953 – Feb.3, 1954 Gui Si Water Yin
1965 Feb.2, 1965 – Jan.20, 1966 Yi Shi Wood Yin
1977 Feb.18, 1977 – Feb.6, 1978 Ding Si Fire Yin
1989 Feb.6, 1989 – Jan.26, 1990 Ji Shi Earth Yin
2001 Jan.24, 2001 – Feb.11, 2002 Xin Si Metal Yin
2013 Feb.10, 2013 – Jan.30, 2014 Gui Si Water Yin
2025 Jan.29, 2025 – Feb.16, 2026 Yi Si Wood Yin

Snake Love Compatibility

For people of Snake sign, love relationship can fluctuate greatly, especially when middle-aged. Seemingly cold outside, they are in fact very passionate and cannot trust their partners but often fight over trifles - they just have no idea about how to get along and this can lead to serious problems in love relationship. To get along well with their partners, Snake people are suggested to communicate more to solve many problems.
  • Best with: Dragon, Rooster
  • Worst with: Tiger, Rabbit, Goat, Pig

Snake in 2019

Career: Turbulent, Be Prudent

This can be a tough year for the career development of Snakes. In terms of Five Elements, Snake belongs to fire while Tai Sui - Grand Commander of the Year belongs to water by nature, which means Snake people will clash with Tai Sui and spend a turbulent year. From the perspective of career, they will face many difficulties and obstacles and should not feel discouraged because sunshine always comes after the rain and sometimes perseverance does win out!

Wealth: Hopeful, Seize the Opportunity

Snake is a fire sign while Pig is a water sign. Since fire and water are incompatible and Snake people clash with Tai Sui, they have to be busy running about money this year. On the face of it, Snake people will have poor luck for wealth. In fact, that is not the case. Tai Sui is a symbol of suppression, also position and chance. Though it will be hard for Snakes to seek wealth, they have the chance and need to seize the opportunity in time.

Marriage: Disharmony, Communicate Properly

When it comes to marriage, people born in Snake years cannot expect too much in 2019 due to the clash with Tai Sui, which stands for turbulence and is harmful to marriage relationship. Snakes passionately in love should always be considerate and understand each other if they do not want to break up out of disputes. Married Snakes may start a cold war due to the lack of passion in the dull life, which can affect the marriage relationship and lead to family discord.

Health: Not Good Enough, Take Care

People of Snake sign will be in poor health this year. Snake belongs to fire which represents face, heart and blood in human body while Tai Sui belongs to water which means kidney and urinary system. The incompatibility between fire and water can cause disease in these organs. Whenever Snake people feel not well, they should go to a doctor as soon as possible to keep it from getting worse.