Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake: What does it mean if I'm a snake?

If your Chinese zodiac sign is Snake...you have many desirable qualities going for you. The Snake animal sign is one of the most mysterious, alluring signs of all — and also one of the most popular. Here's why...

Just like a snake hypnotically charming its prey, people with this Chinese birth sign are gifted with a natural charm. Silver-tongued snakes have charming, alluring personalities that make it easy to win friends. They love romance and seduction!

Snakes are also very insightful and naturally intuitive. If anyone has a sixth sense, it's those born in the Snake year. This is partly what makes them so mysterious.

Snakes come in all varieties of colors and patterns. And maybe that's why people born in the Snake year love to appreciate beauty. People with the Chinese zodiac snake sign are very stylish, fashionable and have exceptional taste.

Best of all, the Snake sign indicates a kind, sweet person with a big heart.

Lucky colors for the Snake: Yellow, Red

Lucky directions for the Snake: Southwest, Northeast

Lucky numbers for the Snake: 2, 4, 7, and 9.

Monday is the lucky day of the week for Snakes.

How the Five Elements Influence the Chinese Zodiac Sign of the Snake

Want more details? Well, depending on which year you were born in, there are 5 different subcategories of Snake:

  • Earth Snake

    1929, 1989

    Chinese zodiac snake symbol

    People born in the Earth Snake sign are warm, friendly types. They value friendship highly and have plenty of close, intimate friends.

    They love organization and keeping their space neat and tidy. Earth Snakes value precision and accuracy. Earth Snakes are known for their good taste combined with originality.

    Diligent and industrious, they have a knack for making money. But when they fail — look out — they tend to take setbacks a bit too hard sometimes.

    It usually just takes a bit of encouragement from friends of the Earth Snake to get them back on their feet again (if snakes had feet!).

    Earth Snake celebrities: Xian Lim, Anne Frank, Anna Sundstrand, Brandon Smith, Audrey Hepburn, Clare Thomas, Joe Jonas, Cristine Reyes, Barbara Walters, Bob Newhart, Juliana Lohmann, Lil Romeo, Kris Bernal, Jake Lloyd, Ed Asner, Grace Kelly, James Hong, Taylor Swift, David Henrie, Kim Bum, Chris Brown, Rory Culkin, Eliza Taylor-Cotter, Sam Fox, Daniel Radcliffe.

  • Fire Snake

    1917, 1977, 2037

    Like a snake that has just shed its skin, Fire Snake people are also very thin-skinned. They are very sensitive to what's going on around them. They intuitively pick up on the emotions dancing in the air.

    They are independent, free-spirits who won't answer to anyone and don't like to be controlled or contained by others. Also worth noting: Fire Snakes are compassionate and caring souls who love to help their friends.

    Fire Snake celebrities: Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr., Tom Brady, Zsa Zsa Gabor, John F. Kennedy, Arthur C. Clarke, Holly Brisley, Dean Martin, Desi Arnaz, David Tomlinson, George Gaynes, Indira Gandhi, Fiona Apple, Ernest Borgnine, Ella Fitzgerald, Huang Xiaoming, Sidney Sheldon, Thelonious Monk, Phyllis Diller, Clea DuVall, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Edward Furlong, Emily Perkins, Eric Olsen, James Van Der Beek, Lindsay Sloane, Jason Reitman, Liv Tyler, Kanye West.

  • Metal Snake

    2001, 1941

    Metal Snakes are like a king cobra. They hold themselves high and are seen as the noble emperors or empresses that they are. Metal Snakes have a charismatic nature and an innate ability to be a powerful, authoritative leader.

    They are self-confident and gifted with a strong determination, sense of purpose and resolve. Metal Snakes are popular and well respected for their expertise.

    Metal Snake celebrities: Harley Graham, Ann-Margret, Nick Nolte, Stephen Hawking, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Aliza Gur, Spalding Gray, John Davidson, Otis Redding, Pete Rose, Richard Dawkins, Robin Leach, Bob Dylan, Robert Pine, Stephen Cannell, Martha Stewart, Faye Dunaway, Joe Flaherty, Chris Noel, Jurgen Prochnow, Kim Jong-il.

  • Water Snake

    1893, 1953, 2013

    Water Snakes are lucky with finances — they always seem to have money flowing their way.

    They are adventurous spirits and love to take risks. They are also very intelligent and often a wellspring of creative ideas. Water Snakes love to socialize and meet new friends.

    They are proud of their achievements, and also very thoughtful and considerate of others.

    Water Snake celebrities: Alfred Molina, Edward G. Robinson, Kim Basinger, Christie Brinkley, Harold Lloyd, Mae West, Kate Capshaw, Rick Moranis, Howard Stern, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Sonnenfeld, Amy Irving, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Allen, Tony Blair, Chaka Khan, Danny Elfman, Hulk Hogan, John Malkovich.

  • Wood Snake

    1905, 1965, 2025

    When a snake strikes out like a lightning bolt to capture its prey — that's exactly the nature of the Wood Snake sign. Their hot-headed, quick tempered and impulsive drive to act first and think later sometimes gets them into tricky situations.

    Thankfully they can rely on their intelligence and intuitive resources to help them.

    Outspoken and able to speak their minds freely, people born in the Wood Snake sign year have a natural inclination to be actors or dancers. They love to express themselves in public. Friendship is very important to them.

    Wood Snake celebrities: Salman Khan, Sharon Cuneta, Henry Fonda, Joan Crawford, Howard Hughes, David Wu, Sterling Holloway, Eddie Anderson, Tommy Dorsey, Anna Wong, Katarina Witt, Michael Bay, Embeth Davidtz, Alec Mapa, Ben Stiller, Bjork, Michelle Stafford, Gong Li, Sam Mendes, Dr. Dre, Martin Lawrence, Elizabeth Hurley, Mark Calaway, Lennox Lewis, Aaron Kwok, Brooke Shields, Charlie Sheen, Larry Wachowski, J.K. Rowling.

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