Snake Zodiac Chinese Sign 2021

Year of the Snake

Years of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, and 2025…

The Snake occupies the sixth position in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to a 12-year-cycle.

Snake Zodiac Years

People born in a year of the Snake Zodiac are called “Snakes” in China. If you were born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, or 2013, then you’re a Snake.

The Chinese zodiac year is usually said to start from the Chinese New Year, which ranges from late January to mid-February.

Snake YearChinese Zodiac CalendarType of Snake
1917January 23, 1917 – February 10, 1918Fire Snake
1929February 10, 1929 – January 29, 1930Earth Snake
1941January 27, 1941 – February 14, 1942Gold Snake
1953February 14, 1953 – February 3, 1954Water Snake
1965February 2, 1965 – January 20, 1966Wood Snake
1977February 18, 1977 – February 6, 1978Fire Snake
1989February 6, 1989 – January 26, 1990Earth Snake
2001January 24, 2001 – February 11, 2002Gold Snake
2013February 10, 2013 – January 30, 2014Water Snake
2025January 29, 2025 – February 16, 2026Wood Snake

Lucky things that will bring Snake Zodiac luck:

  • Numbers: 2, 8, 9, and numbers containing them (like 28 and 89)
  • Days: the 1st and 23rd of the Chinese lunar months
  • Colours: black, red, and yellow
  • Flowers:orchid and cactus
  • Directions:east, west, and southwest
  • Months: the 1st, 8th, and 11th lunar months

Unlucky things that Snakes should avoid:

  • Colours: brown, gold, white
  • Numbers:1, 6, and 7
  • Directions: northeast and northwest
  • Months: the 3rd, 9th and 12th lunar months
The Snake’s Personality: Intelligent, Wise…

In Chinese culture, the Snake is the most enigmatic animal among the 12 zodiac animals. People born in a year of the Snake are supposed to be the most intuitive.

Snakes tend to act according to their own judgments while remaining private and reticent. They are determined to accomplish their goals and hate to fail.

They represent the symbol of wisdom. They are intelligent and wise. They are good at communication but say little. Snakes are usually regarded as great thinkers.

They also are materialistic and love keeping up with the Joneses. They love to possess the best of everything but they have no patience for shopping.

Snake Zodiac people prefer to work alone; therefore, they are easily stressed. If they seem unusually stressed, it is best to allow them their own space and time to return to normal.

Which Type of ‘Snake’ Are You?

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. For example, a Wood Snake comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by their birth year’s zodiac animal sign and element. So there are five types of Snakes, each with different characteristics:

Type of SnakeYear of BirthCharacteristics of Snakes
Wood Snake1905, 1965Orderly, intelligent, with a gift for appreciating the knowing celebrities and a refined taste
Fire Snake1917, 1977Smart, insightful, communicative, active, and fond of the limelight
Earth Snake1929, 1989Calm, with strong self-control, but not steadfast and diligent enough in work
Gold Snake1941, 2001Determined, courageous, confident, and able: a born leader
Water Snake1953, 2013Clever, creative, lively, and communicative, but sentimental


Love Compatibility: Is She/He Compatible with You?

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match can be good partners.

Best with: Dragon, Rooster
Worst with: Tiger, Rabbit, Goat, Pig

Best Careers for Snakes

Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. Although Snakes work very hard, they have a tendency to be job-hoppers as they become easily bored. Snakes are great thinkers. Complex problems stimulate them. They’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines.

Good career choices for Snakes include scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweller, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.

Good Health for Snakes

Snakes prefer living a peaceful life and they do not like a noisy environment. Snakes become easily stressed when their lives aren’t calm or in order. Therefore, a manageable workload would be good for them rather than a challenging schedule.

Snakes need to spend lots of time relaxing. It’s necessary to take vacations at the proper time. People should pay attention to the health of Snakes, especially senior members of the family.

How to Build Relationships with Snakes

People born in a year of the Snake do not have a lot of friends. It is extremely hard to get to know them because they keep their feelings locked up inside. Snakes are careful when choosing friends. They will never forgive a breach in friendship.

Once people are his/her friends, a Snake is willing to share his sorrow and happiness with them. Snakes guard their chosen friends much like valuable possessions, and they are easily jealous and even obsessive.

Snakes’ Horoscope for 2021


In 2020, those born in a year of the Snake will miss out on some good things in life if they’re only pursuing work.

Snakes will feel tied up because of their strong sense of responsibility, but they will be rewarded with the achievement of their goals. For Snakes, life will be meaningful, and they will be aware that life is supposed to be composed of losing and gaining.

2021 is a year of the Ox, and for Snake people — those born in a year of the Snake, the year’s horoscope is generally good.

Learn more about Snake’s Monthly Forecast in 2021.

Famous Snake Year People
Famous SnakesBirth DateElement
Pablo PicassoOctober 25, 1881a Gold Snake
Mao ZedongDecember 26, 1893a Water Snake
John F. KennedyMay 29, 1917a Fire Snake
J. K. RowlingJuly 31, 1965a Wood Snake