Snake

Born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Those born under the sign of the snake are romantic and deep-thinking, wise and charming. Usually say little and possess great wisdom.

They are often selfish and a bit stingy, but they have a lot of sympathy for others and will go to great length to try to help those less fortunate.

Their intuition guides them strongly. They keep a sense of humor about life. They have a mystic, graceful, soft-spoken, sensual, creative, prudent, shrewd, ambitious side to them. They are elegant, cautious, responsible, calm, strong, constant, purposeful.

They can also sometimes be a loner, bad communicator, possessive, hedonistic, controlling, ruthless, distrustful and vengeful. The Snake can pursue goals ruthlessly and with calculation, striving for control through power.

Virtues: Wisdom, Intuitive
Nature: Yin
Trine: 2nd
Sign: Power
Hour: 9am – 11am
Organ: Spleen
Color: Red
Element: Fire
Direction: South/Southeast
Season: Summer
Gemstone: Opal
Outer Persona: Snake
Inner Persona: Your Birth Month
Secret Persona: Your Time of Birth
Compatibility: Oxen and Rooster
Lucky Numbers: 1, 2, 4, 6, 13, 24, 42 and 46.

Learn more about your Chinese Horoscope…

Yin Energy

Yin energy is considered feminine. Yin is very contracting, passive, languid, inward, and heavier. Unlike yang, yin is slow moving and contracts inward. Some common properties of yin include: earth, moon, darkness, water, space, matter, rest, grows, contraction, flat, descending, below, west, north, right, and female. Yin and Yang exist in everything in the Universe in relationship to each other.

Fire

Fire represents physical strength, force, courage, desire, initiative, fertility, passion, purification and rejuvenation. It represents both light and heat. A positive fire person is strong, courageous and bold, dramatic and passionate in all areas within himself. Fire is associated with the mind and it’s stability. The heart is the “seat” of the mind and therefore, its highest expression is love.

Power Personality

People with primary POWER traits are natural leaders who are driven to identify goals and attain them. These self-assured personas quickly earn the respect of their friends, family, co-workers, customers and peers. The 5 defining POWER personality characteristics include: confidence, being goal-Oriented, influential as a leader, opinionated and decisive.

South/Southeast

Southeast is the inter-cardinal, direction halfway between south and east, and the opposite of northwest, this period of “waxing” is very much a time for reflection. It is a time of promise and a time of greater possibilities that we should take advantage of during this transition. We are capable of so much more and our abilities to balance what we have is equivalent to how we perceive ourselves.

2nd Trine

The twelve Chinese Zodiac signs are divided into four categories of three signs each, known as Trines

The second trine consists of the Ox, Snake, and Rooster. These three soulmates conquer life through endurance, application, and slow accumulation of energy. Although each sign is fixed and rigid in opinions and views, they are genius in the art of meticulous planning. They are hardworking, discreet, modest, industrious, charitable, loyal, punctual, philosophical, patient, and good-hearted individuals with high moral standards. They can also be self-righteous, vain, critical, judgmental, narrow-minded, petty, and pessimistic.

Sources: Shelly H. Wu. (2005). Chinese Astrology. Publisher: The Career Press, Inc. ISBN 1-56414-796-7

 

Your Inner Persona

The animal representing your birth month determines your “inner persona”; the person you wish you could be. This is the personality you long to express to the world, but have reservations being that type of personality.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on astrology so the month you were born in with the position of the sun in the sky, determines your more emotional persona, much like your moon sign. Another way of looking up more information about the month you were born in, click on the month of your birth under the grid below. Remember: your “secret animal” persona exemplifies many traits you wish you could show others..

Month of Birth
Chinese Zodiac Sign
Dec. 07 – Jan. 05 Rat
Jan. 06 – Feb. 03 Oxen
Feb. 04 – Mar. 05 Tiger
Mar. 06 – Apr. 04 Rabbit
Apr. 05 – May 04 Dragon
May 05 – June 05 Snake
June 06 – July 06 Horse
July 07 – Aug. 07 Sheep
Aug. 08 – Sept. 07 Monkey
Sept. 08 – Oct. 07 Rooster
Oct. 08 – Nov 07 Dog
Nov. 08 – Dec. 06 Pig/Boar

*** JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember.

Secret Persona

Based on your TIME OF BIRTH, your secret animal is thought to be a person’s “secret persona” or your truest representation, since this animal is determined by the smallest denominator: a person’s birth hour. This animal represents the person you are but, that you prevent the rest of the world from knowing about.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on astrology so those 2-hour increments of time coincide with the position of the sun in the sky, not the time on your local clock. Remember: The sun’s position isn’t lead by daylight savings time or Greenwich mean time so be sure you’re calculating your birth time accurately or you may end up with the wrong secret animal.

Time of Birth
Chinese Zodiac Sign
11:00pm-1:00am Rat
01:00-03:00 Oxen
03:00-05:00 Tiger
05:00-07:00 Rabbit
07:00-09:00 Dragon
09:00-11:00 Snake
11:00am-1:00pm Horse
1:00-3:00pm Sheep
3:00-5:00pm Monkey
5:00-7:00pm Rooster
7:00-9:00pm Dog
9:00-11:00pm Pig/Boar

Your Power Persona

People with primary POWER traits are natural leaders who are driven to identify goals and attain them. These self-assured personas quickly earn the respect of their friends, family, co-workers, customers and peers. The 5 defining POWER personality characteristics include:

1. Confident: A POWER personality usually does not fear the unknown and rarely doubts their ability to reach the finish line.

2. Goal-Oriented: Those with a POWER personality tend to be intensely focused on achievements. Their drive to succeed usually makes them ideal candidates for taking on large tasks and projects.

3. Influential: As leaders, POWER personalities are often looked to for answers and assistance, which usually provides them the opportunity to guide family, friends, customers and co-workers.

4. Opinionated: An individual with a POWER personality usually has strong beliefs. They are known for their candor and say what needs to be said. They are formidable debaters, negotiators and salespeople.

5. Decisive: POWER personalities are able to easily make decisions. They are known to quickly size up a situation and determine a course of action. They would have likely already set the path and started leading others down it.

The Five Personalities

In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality. The theory based on the Big Five factors is called the Five Factor Model(FFM). The Big Five factors are:

Openness: (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious). Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety. Some disagreement remains about how to interpret the openness factor, which is sometimes called “intellect” rather than openness to experience.

Conscientiousness: (efficient/organized vs. easy-going/careless). A tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; planned rather than spontaneous behavior; organized, and dependable.

Extroversion: (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved). Energy, positive emotions, urgency, assertiveness, sociability and the tendency to seek stimulation in the company of others, and talkativeness.

Agreeableness: (friendly/compassionate vs. cold/unkind). A tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than suspicious and antagonistic towards others.

Neurotic: (sensitive/nervous vs. secure/confident). The tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such as anger, anxiety, depression, or vulnerability. Neurotic also refers to the degree of emotional stability and impulse control, and is sometimes referred by its low pole – “emotional stability”.

The Big Five model is a comprehensive, empirical, data-driven research finding. Identifying the traits and structure of human personality has been one of the most fundamental goals in all of psychology. The five broad factors were discovered and defined by several independent sets of researchers. These researchers began by studying known personality traits and then factor-analyzing hundreds of measures of these traits (in self-report and questionnaire data, peer ratings, and objective measures from experimental settings) in order to find the underlying factors of personality.