Year of the Snake (Chinese Zodiac): Personality, Fortune

🐍 Year of the Snake: Men and women born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2025 are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake
By KarmaWeather - 24 June 2015
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The Year of the Snake

Year of the Snake's Chinese horoscope and meaning: exact birth dates and elements, characteristics and personality traits, love compatibility and zodiac lucky stones

In brief: The elusive Year of the Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac. The Snake often has a great seductive power, thanks to his beauty, his sensuality and his enigmatic intelligence.

Serious, analytical, endowed with a deep mind, the Snake has confidence in his intuition. It is even said of the Snake that he has a sixth sense.

📅 2022 Chinese zodiac predictions for the Year of the Snake:

Year of the Snake: Personality horoscope

The Snake's bright, mysterious and elegant spirit easily opens up career prospects for him in business, politics and public relations. The Snake is cunning, likes to speak with accuracy and precision, and he always pays attention to what he says. The Snake is also known for his sense of humor and his sharp spikes. However, in situations where he feels threatened, his mind may darken suddenly to make room for a much harder tone, both sarcastic and aggressive.

A person born during a year of the Snake is a generous being, provided that he is the first to be served.

Generally possessive and jealous in love, the Snake expects a lot of his partner, while he takes all his time to forgive in return. His profound anger, mainly expressed by a black and hostile silence, can become destructive with the test of time. His jealousy, probably his strongest defect, can have deleterious effects on his couple but also be a brake on his career ambitions, because he may then linger with envy on the achievements of others, rather than patiently weave the threads of his own success.

With his infallible and animated memory, the enigmatic Snake tends to forget nothing of what he has experienced in the past. Always on guard, he uses his great intuitive power to anticipate events to his advantage.

While this is usually not the case during his youth, the Snake can become stingy when getting older, but nevertheless more serene and wise. Thus, he manages not to repeat the same mistakes, except for his emotional life.

The Snake is rather introverted and inclined to philosophy and intellectual activities. He is often a discreet observer, with a strong capacity for deduction. Very secretive, the Snake certainly doesn't share his knowledge with unknown people. But when he does confides, after having finally trusted someone, he will never forgive that person the slightest betrayal. When he feels mistreated, the Snake transforms into a vindictive and tenacious creature, able to wait patiently for the opportune moment to overcome his misadventure and finally regain the advantage. Suffice to say that no one has the slightest interest in becoming an enemy of the Snake, because he is perfectly armed to turn around to his advantage the most complex of any given situation.

In the complicated moments of his life, the Snake doesn't hesitate to use cunning to achieve his ends. He may also be attracted by risky behavior, danger and underground worlds. If during his youth the Snake was unable to successfully channel his darkest impulses, these can gradually grow to become perilous and leave visible scars.

🐍 Which kind of Snake are you?

Positive and negative personality traits of Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Snakes

Year of the Snake: The 5 types of Snakes in Chinese astrology
Snake Type Birth Year Characteristics (Man & Woman)
🌳 Wood Snake 1965, 2025 Wise, creative, sensitive, flexible, sensual, conceited, versatile, suspicious, haughty, dilettante
🔥 Fire Snake 1977 Funny, passionate, lucky, energetic, charismatic, bossy, critical, perverse, domineering, possessive
🗿 Earth Snake 1929, 1989 Ambitious, pleasant, thoughtful, careful, calm, curvy, slow, touchy, lazy, unfaithful
🛠 Metal Snake 1941, 2001 Analytical, strategist, strong-willed, strong, magnetic, nervous, jealous, stubborn, aggressive, radical
💧 Water Snake 1953, 2013 Intuitive, refined, intellectual, patient, sociable, anxious, liar, bad loser, secretive, resentful

Also read the Snake's combined personality horoscope with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Year of the Snake's birth dates

🐍 Snake calendar years

Years and elements of birth for the Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake

Year of the Snake: Birth Date Ranges
Birth Year Date range Chinese Year
1929 10/02/1929 - 09/01/1930 Yin Earth Snake Year
1941 27/01/1941 - 14/02/1942 Yin Metal Snake Year
1953 14/02/1953 - 02/02/1954 Yin Water Snake Year
1965 02/02/1965 - 20/02/1966 Yin Wood Snake Year
1977 18/02/1977 - 06/02/1978 Yin Fire Snake Year
1989 06/02/1989 - 26/01/1990 Yin Earth Snake Year
2001 24/01/2001 - 11/02/2002 Yin Metal Snake Year
2013 10/02/2013 - 30/01/2014 Yin Water Snake Year
2025 29/01/2025 - 16/02/2026 Yin Wood Snake Year

Chinese zodiac Snake's best jobs and careers

Politician, librarian, jeweler, philosopher, physician, lawyer, writer, military careers

Year of the Snake: Fortune

Lucky Colors of the Snake

Green, red

Lucky Numbers of the Snake

6, 10, 2

Snake (zodiac) eminent personalities

Celebrities born in the Year of the Snake

Stephen Hawking, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, David Beckham, Xi Jiping, Mao Zedong, Yasser Arafat, Tony Blair, Queen Elisabeth I of England, Gandhi, George of Cambridge, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, John F. Kennedy, Joseph Conrad, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, J. K. Rowling, Mary Shelley, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Daniel Radcliffe, Shakira, Tamar Braxton, Jon Cena, Kayne West, Psy, Donald Trump Jr., Chris Martin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Fassbender

Year of the Snake: Love compatibility

The Snake's Chinese zodiac compatibility triangle

The Snake, the Ox (Buffalo) and the Rooster (Chicken) are part of the second compatibility triangle of Chinese astrology. Indeed, the Snake, sixth sign-animal of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, gets along naturally with the Ox and the Rooster.

All 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Monkey is the secret friend of the Snake. However, also note that the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake is incompatible with the Pig (Boar).

💖 Snake compatibility horoscope

Today's Chinese Horoscope for the Snake

KarmaWeather's Free Daily Snake Horoscope offers unique and accurate predictions for the 6th Chinese zodiac sign. To better understand his Chinese daily horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the consulted period of the current Chinese year, the Snake must monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Pig (in particular, avoid any trip, operation or signature of contract). On the other hand, the days of the Snake, the Ox, the Rooster and the Monkey are lucky days for the Snake.

Year of the Snake: Birthstones

Snake Chinese zodiac lucky stones: Almandine garnet, amber, cat's eye, eudialyte, fire agate, heliotrope, hematite, manganocalcite, pink topaz, rainbow fluorite, ruby, septaria, smoky quartz, tiger's eye, tiger iron, white noble opal, silver

Chinese Horoscope for Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Snakes

Below, in accordance with the Chinese horoscope, you will find a detailed description of the personality and specificities of the 5 existing types of Snake, which associate the terrestrial branch of the Snake with the 5 Yin celestial trunks of WuXing and Feng Shui (Yin Wood, Yin Fire, Yin Earth, Yin Metal, Yin Water). Indeed, the Snake being a Chinese astrological sign with Yin polarity, the elements of Nature to which he can be connected are always in their Yin form. Likewise, for each Snake associated with his celestial trunk (Wood Snake, Fire Snake, Earth Snake, Metal Snake, Water Snake), discover the pillar of destiny he is associated with and its meaning, in relation to its imaged destiny.

🌳 Wood Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Wood Snake if you’re born in 1965 or 2025 (on Chinese New Year 2025, the next generation of Wood Snakes will be born). In 2022, you’re 57 years old. Your lucky number is 42.

Personality: Endowed with great wisdom and a sound judgment, the native of the Year of the Wood Snake is a persevering, discreet, lucid and perspicacious being. Fiercely independent, his relationship with his friends are steady and solid. In return, his companions willingly forgive the Wood Snake his vanity, which is one of his few defects. The Wood Snake blossoms in calm environments, sheltered from the noise of the world. For instance, it's in a library, one of his places of predilection, that he can calmly quench his thirst for knowledge. While the Wood Snake loves art, music and theater, ensuring the security of his finances remains the primordial quest of his existence. Without this financial security he wouldn't be able to flourish in life. Gifted for speeches, the Wood Snake is a born politician, as his natural magnetism makes him sympathetic and attractive on first sight.

Year of the Wood Snake's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Wood Snake's balancing stone and essential oil

Wood Snake's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Lighthouse fire" (Yin)
Meaning of the Wood Snake's birth pillar: Great creative sensitivity, total intellectual freedom, willingly fanciful but never superficial, talent for finance and trades requiring oratorical talent and strength of conviction, ability to attract loyal friends as well as parasites.

🐍🌳 Learn more about the Year of the Wood Snake

🔥 Fire Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Fire Snake if you’re born in 1977. In 2022, you’re 45 years old. Your lucky number is 54.

Personality: Brilliant and passionate, very charismatic and endowed with a captivating sensuality, the person born in the Year of the Fire Snake can occasionally be suspicious and selfish, which can sometimes make him lose precious friendships. The tendency of the Fire Snake to always bring everything back to him, combined with his latent authoritarianism, make him a complicated and fascinating friend or partner, even if a little stifling on a daily basis. His charm and his intelligence are indispensable assets to satisfy his quest for power and financial success.

Year of the Fire Snake's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Fire Snake's balancing stone and essential oil

Fire Snake's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The earth buried in the sand" (Yin)
Meaning of the Fire Snake's birth pillar: Energetic character coupled with an irresistible charm, gift for innovation and the creative trades, attraction for money and power to the point sometimes of no longer understanding the abstract and spiritual dimension of life, uncontrollable jealousy and instinctive distrust, tendency to be rigid in the face of adversity.

🐍🔥 Learn more about the Year of the Fire Snake

🗿 Earth Snake

Characteristics: You’re an Earth Snake if you’re born in 1929 or 1989. In 2022, you’re 93 or 33 years old. Your lucky number is 6.

Personality: The native of the Year of the Earth Snake is the quietest, the most discreet, and the most thoughtful of his fellows. Organized, courteous, extremely elegant, he's also the most magnetic of the Snakes. His charm operates without artifice, and it's unconsciously that friends and lovers awaken as voluntary and willing prisoners of this enigmatic and bewitching character.

Year of the Earth Snake's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Earth Snake's balancing stone and essential oil

Earth Snake's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The big forest tree" (Yin)
Meaning of the Earth Snake's birth pillar: Patience and insight, ease in public and ambition justified by a refined intelligence, devastating charm, attraction to the Arts and sense of aesthetics, relative slowness due to the importance given to reasoning before taking any action.

🐍🗿 Learn more about the Year of the Earth Snake

🛠 Metal Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Metal Snake if you’re born in 1941 or in 2001. In 2022, you’re 81 or 21 years old. Your lucky number is 18.

Personality: Lucid, quick and calculating, the person born in the Year of the Metal Snake is also the sharpest of his fellows. His dialogue is frank and direct, sometimes at the risk of crushing his entourage. While he climbs the scales of society in all discretion, his natural mistrust is an asset that allows him to avoid many of the pitfalls he shall encounter throughout his professional life.

Year of the Metal Snake's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Metal Snake's balancing stone and essential oil

Metal Snake's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The bronze of the white candlestick" (Yin)
Meaning of the Metal Snake's birth pillar: Strong character and unwavering will, attraction to the virtues of solitude, great capacity for adaptation and love of perfection, capacity for anticipation and long-term vision, tendency to be tempted by the whims of a luxurious and voluptuous life.

🐍🛠 Learn more about the Year of the Metal Snake

💧 Water Snake

Characteristics: You’re a Water Snake if you’re born in 1953 or in 2013. In 2022, you’re 69 or 9 years old. Your lucky number is 30.

Personality: He's the most skillful, curious, and cunning of the Snakes. Foreseeing, the native of the Year of the Water Snake never acts by chance, calculating each of his gestures with the precision of a watchmaker. Delicate and cultured, he's also a cerebral, very appreciated by his circle of friends. Being an artist as much as being an intellectual, the Water Snake can succeed in all possible types of jobs. Considering his sharp flair for finding metal, he can be both an excellent negotiator and a discoverer of treasures.

Year of the Water Snake's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Water Snake's balancing stone and essential oil

Water Snake's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The water of the long river" (Yin)
Meaning of the Water Snake's birth pillar: Insatiable curiosity and phenomenal memory, mysterious charm and deep intelligence, talent for management, financial management and mathematics, risk of being absorbed by grudges as tenacious as time does not manage to diminish them.

🐍💧 Learn more about the Year of the Water Snake

Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake

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