Year of the Snake - Meaning, traits, personality and compatibility explained

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People born in the year of the Snake include 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037.

What are the Snakes traits?

Snakes are one of the more mysterious animals in the Chinese zodiac. They're very charming, have an alluring personality and are very good at controlling others.


Snakes adore themselves and are relentless in their pursuit of self-promotion, they'd never let you see that though, they're far too clever at concealing that trait. They're hard working and tend to succeed in life.


What are the different types of Snake in the Chinese zodiac?
  • Metal Snake - ruthless, charming and determined to succeed

  • Water Snake - old school, understated and family oriented

  • Wood Snake - ambitious, sociable and alluring

  • Fire Snake - mysterious, difficult to fathom and powerful

  • Earth Snake - laid back, calm and collected

Who are Snakes most compatible with?

According to Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Snake are compatible with the Ox, Dragon and Rooster. The Snake and the Dragon have a shared interest in business as they are both very smart. The Snake and the Ox have a deep understanding of one another and. They respect each other and will always be supportive of their goals. Both the Snake and the Rooster are ambitious which is beneficial for a longstanding relationship.


Who are Snakes least compatible with?

Their nemesis is the Pig as their personalities tend to clash. Snakes are bold and quite ruthless, in direct contrast to Pigs who are sensitive, fragile and insecure. These two animals rarely see eye to eye, which can result in arguments.


The 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac:
  • Rat - tenacious, clever and good at problem solving

  • Ox - tough, patient and methodical

  • Tiger - Unpredictable confident and charming

  • Hare - kind, virtuous and worrisome

  • Dragon - magnetically social and love performing

  • Snake - intelligent, wise and alluring

  • Horse - independent, a free soul and energetic

  • Goat - gentle, kind-hearted and sensitive

  • Monkey - intelligent, witty and strong-willed

  • Rooster - deep-thinking, vain and ambitious

  • Dog - reliable, loyal and faithful

  • Pig - honest, genuine and friendly




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