The Year of the Snake

The snake is one of the 12 zodiacs in Chinese traditional culture, and it is ranked sixth, after the zodiac dragon and before the zodiac horse. It is also known as “snake time” from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. When the year of the AD is divided by 12, the remainder of the result is 9, then it is the year of the Snack. The formula is that the number of the year÷12=a quotient, and the remainder is 9. For example: 2013÷12=167······9, then the year of 2013 is the Year of the Snack. Snake years in China include 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049, 2061, 2073, 2085 and 2097.

Dragon is a sacred object created by Chinese ancestors and the ultimate totem of the Chinese nation. But the dragon comes from the snake. The dragon’s main body such as the dragon neck and the dragon body are the image of a snake. There are snakes first and then dragons. However, the dragon is big and snake is small, so people often call the snake as little dragon. Among the 12 Chinese zodiacs, the snake ranks sixth, after the dragon. In addition to the zodiac Dragon in the 12 zodiacs, the snake is one of the most disgusting animals. Why does it become a zodiac? It is probably related to the totem worship. It is the primitive religion that makes the snake occupy a seat in the zodiac, because it is the little dragon, so it is listed after the big dragon.

The zodiac snake is regarded as a symbol of beauty, infatuation, open-mindedness, and flexibility. There is a good auspicious meaning of conquering the unyielding with the yielding and being indomitable.

The characteristics and temper of those people who were born during the years of the Snack: they understand their own abilities, attach great importance to spiritual life, have the sixth sense and the superhuman insight, and have a strong view of things and judgments. They are born to be strong, and caring for others. But they are also easy to shake, easy to have jealousy, revenge, and they are not broad-minded, indifferent and suspicious and they will hesitate in front of major events.

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