Snake in Chinese Zodiac

The Snake is the sixth animal of the Chinese Zodiac. According to legend, the Jade Emperor decided to assign twelve animals to the Zodiac. The announcement went out to the entire land. The order of the animals would be determined by which one arrived at his palace first. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, and Dragon were the first five to arrive, and Snake followed soon after.

People born under this sign inherit the agility, durability, and wisdom of this animal, but can also be perceived with suspicion and fear. Snake individuals can also be very private and avoid large gatherings; it is easy for them to operate from the fringes, making them great observers. They are also known for their infinite patience and ability to act or strike when the timing is right.

The Exact Dates and Elements for the Years of the Snake

DateElement
Jan 29, 2025 – Feb 16, 2026Wood
Feb 10, 2013 – Jan 30, 2014Water
Jan 24, 2001 – Feb 11, 2002Metal
Feb 06, 1989 – Jan 26, 1990Earth
Feb 18, 1977 – Feb 06, 1978Fire
Feb 02, 1965 – Jan 20, 1966Wood
Feb 14, 1953 – Feb 02, 1954Water
Jan 27, 1941 – Feb 14, 1942Metal

Lucky Signs for Rats in Chinese Zodiac

QualityPositiveNegative
Numbers2, 8, and 9, and combinations containing these numbers, like 28, 92, 9821, 6, and 7, and combinations of these numbers, like 16, 167 and 76
Colorsyellow, red, and blackbrown, gold, and white
Flowerscactus and orchid 
DirectionSouth, Southwest 
Lunar Month4 
SeasonSummer 
Western Zodiac MatchTaurus 
Yin or YangYin, the passive female principle of the universe, is characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold 
Hours of the Day9 am to 11 am 

Snake Zodiac Personality

Snake excels in hiding and finding a way around dangers to catch their prey and achieve their goals. Agile and stealthy, Snake rarely gets taken by surprise unless the danger comes from above. Like their animal sign, people born in the year of the Snake are mysterious, private, and cautious. On top of that, they will look calm and cool as if nothing could disturb their inner self. In their relationships with others, they are sociable, caring, and willing to help, which are the characteristics that make them popular once people get to know them.

Strengths

Being kind, calm, vigorous, romantic, self-aware, brave, thoughtful, mysterious, prudent, spiritual, persistent, responsible, brainy, intelligent, and skillful.

Weaknesses

Being inconsistent, unapproachable, vain, jealous, possessive, narrow-minded, overcautious, and suspicious.

Personality Based on the Five Elements

According to Chinese Astrology, every sign of the Chinese Zodiac has an elemental attribute corresponding to it: wood, water, metal, earth, and fire.

Wood Snake

People born between Feb 02, 1965 – Jan 20, 1966, or Jan 29, 2025 – Feb 16, 2026, are Wood Snakes. They are creative, determined, and have a good sense of order. They enjoy being well-mannered and stylish, have good taste, and know the value of things. Snakes can become passive if things go their way too easily, so in order to achieve success, they need the inspiration and cooperation of others.

Fire Snake

If you were born between Feb 18, 1977 – Feb 06, 1978, then you are a Fire Snake. You have a talent for getting along with anyone and are intelligent, insightful, and innovative. Your weaknesses include a lack of patience and impulsiveness.

Earth Snake

Individuals born between Feb 06, 1989 – Jan 26, 1990, are Earth Snakes. Being jovial, sensitive, and loyal gives them all they need to become the center of attention wherever they are. Moreover, they maintain a great work-family balance and generally work hard and achieve success in their respective fields.

Metal Snake

People born between Jan 27, 1941 – Feb 14, 1942, or Jan 24, 2001 – Feb 11, 2002, are Metal Snakes. Endowed with courage and power, they are also competent, determined, and knowledgeable about how to manage others. Sometimes being overconfident and feeling superior can drag them down.

Water Snake

If you were born between Feb 14, 1953 – Feb 02, 1954, or Feb 10, 2013 – Jan 30, 2014, you are a Water Snake. These Snakes are active and eager to find their place in the world. There is nothing that can stop them because they develop a strong self-esteem that comes from having to overcome many obstacles.

Health for Snake

Snake individuals are consistent, calm, and like having everything in order. If they can attain such work, relationships, and family, they can enjoy a life without major health problems. Exercising occasionally and saving plenty of time to relax and spend time with those they feel close to makes them feel better. Having a place where they can retreat and spend time by themselves also helps when things get out of hand. Calm, peace and a workplace where they feel appreciated is the secret to a healthy life for the people born under this sign. They enjoy a lifestyle of taking it easy, enjoying the moment, and saving the energy for the times when they must work hard.

Business and Career for Snakes

Prospering through their intellect is what distinguishes these people from the other signs. They can create wonderful things for the world when they do the work they thoroughly enjoy. They can excel in any field where they can use their diligence, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Snake individuals usually enjoy stable jobs and do not have financial problems. They can succeed as entrepreneurs, given their ability to keep things in order and find quick solutions to problems. It is rare for a Snake to fall prey to schemes or misfortune. Their best work partners for Snakes are Roosters, Oxen, and Monkeys.

Snake Relationships with Other Signs

Although most Snakes are popular among their peers, they do not have many true friends. Once they become friends with someone, they protect and give their all to that friendship, but are often unforgiving when their trust is abused. With their ideal partner, who shares their passions, they can work together and amass a great deal of wealth. Generally, when Snakes choose a partner, they are caring and sensitive and do everything in their power to make the other person happy. The Snake individual matches best with Dragon and Rooster; have okay relationships with Dog; and struggle with their own sign, Tiger, Rabbit, Goat, and Pig.

Chinese Zodiac

  • Rat

    Rat

    1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
  • Ox

    Ox

    1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
  • Tiger

    Tiger

    1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
  • Rabbit

    Rabbit

    1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
  • Dragon

    Dragon

    1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
  • Snake

    Snake

    1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
  • Horse

    Horse

    1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
  • Goat

    Goat

    1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
  • Monkey

    Monkey

    1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
  • Rooster

    Rooster

    1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
  • Dog

    Dog

    1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
  • Pig

    Pig

    1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031