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If you were born between the Start and Finish dates listed below, you are a Snake person. The spirit of the Snake lives in your heart. Depending on your year of birth, you will also have one of the five elements associated with your animal sign. Elements occur for two lunar years. The first year is Yang (+), the second is Yin (–).

Year Start Year Finish Element  
1905 Feb 04 1906 Jan 24 Wood
1917 Jan 23 1918 Feb 10 Fire
1929 Feb 10 1930 Jan 29 Earth
1941 Jan 27 1942 Feb 14 Metal
1953 Feb 14 1954 Feb 02 Water
1965 Feb 02 1966 Jan 20 Wood
1977 Feb 18 1978 Feb 06 Fire
1989 Feb 06 1990 Jan 26 Earth
2001 Jan 24 2002 Feb 11 Metal

There are many differences between the different element types of Snake. Below is a broad description of the Snake personality.

The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope. The Snake is Yang and is fixed to the Fire element. The characteristics of the Snake correspond to the occidental sign of Taurus. Yang is positive, masculine, and associated with the Day. Objective Yang signs depend more on others than themselves. You tend to be outgoing and more physical than spiritual. As all opposites attract in nature, Yang attracts Yin. The Fire element association bestows a love of adventure and a desire for change, aggression, and the domination of others. Fire people talk more than they listen.

While held in small esteem in the West, the Snake is revered by the Chinese and is considered both beautiful and wise. Those born in the year of the Snake are characterized as being the deepest thinkers and most enigmatic of people. Snakes are inherently mystical. You prefer elegant and sophisticated surroundings and will tend to gravitate to the highest social echelons.

Many old souls are born in Snake years and like the Dragon have either very successful or tragic lives. Superstitious fears abound in many Snakes. Intense and penetrating, you like to settle scores, even if it takes years. You do not forgive easily. It is very difficult to take advantage of, or trick, a Snake more than once. Snakes are noted for their amazing powers of recuperation.

In the main, Snakes are intensely private individuals, sceptical and suspicious. You keep your opinions to yourself. Snakes would rather avoid confrontation, but when aroused are capable of intense anger and hatred. Calculating Snakes regard their enemies as their namesake regards a mouse. You are tenacious and can wait a long time before you strike. It is very unwise to have you as an enemy.

Sometimes regarded as sinister due to their intuitive powers, Snakes are mostly friendly and willing to help others. You have a well-developed sense of humor that will surface at surprising times, especially in a crisis. You are emotionally secure and can be relied upon to maintain a cool head at all times.

Snake women are the most elegant of all and are famous for their gentle persuasiveness. Snakes of both sexes maintain very possessive attitudes to their mates, but are not themselves famous for their fidelity.

Like their namesake, Snakes like to sun themselves for long periods and to hibernate. Your downfall can be laziness and a tendency to wanton pleasure-seeking.

The Snake child is self-disciplined and charming, with parents tending to spoil them. Snakes have good emotional relationships with Ox, Rooster and Dragon. Monkey, Tiger and Horse people can be difficult.

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