the other end of the spectrum in the zodiac, the snake is the symbol of yin
(female/ cool) energy. A wise sign that is enigmatic, the snake is full of
unspoken mysteries. This sign is considered the most irresistible sign that can
bewitch anyone in its presence. Snakes, although cool and collected on the
surface, are intense and passionate in what they believe.
They rely on their own judgement and will not accept failure.
Snakes are said to be lucky with their finances and learn well from past
mistakes. And although sympathetic to others, snakes are known to be miserly.
They can be calculative and refuse to be coloured by the ideas and perceptions
of others. They may be passionate but are also possessive and demand
exclusivity. Snakes find power, wealth and fame irresistible and will plo to
achieve their targets.
Famous people born in the Year Of The Snake:
Ben Stiller, Bob Dylan, Brandon Lee. Burt Bacharach, Charlie Sheen, Condoleeza Rice, Constance Marie, Oprah Winfrey, Darwin, Dennis Quaid, Desi Arnaz, Dolores del Rio, Edgar Allen Poe, Gilbert Roland, Ismael Rodríguez, Jacqueline Kennedy, Keith Hernandez, Margo Albert, Martha Stewart, Movita Castaneda, Neil Diamond, Oprah Winfrey, Pierce Bronspn, Plácido Domingo, President Abraham Lincoln, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O’Neal, Sara Jessica Parker,
Shakira, and Tim Allen.
The Best Love Match: Ox and Rooster
Snake and Ox: Good Union happy with the Ox, who is content to be overrun by this family on condition that the Ox is always accepted as boss -- a role that the Snake willingly concedes in the home.
Snake and Rooster: This is an excellent union and a love connection. Both are ambitious, methodical, and attentive to details. They may not appear to be a romantic couple, but work great in accumulating wealth in life, and they will achieve happiness in marriage.
The Chinese zodiac
signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese
believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on
personality, and destiny.
The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year
is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar
is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and
in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first
day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's
Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around
the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In
the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year,
on a date between January 21 and February 21.
The Year 2013 is the 4710th
Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the
Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king
in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4710th year on february 10th, 2013.
Some web sites say the year 2013
is the 4713th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a
possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring
of 2697 B.C. But the day that was used as the first day of the year was the
winter solstice, which was around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st
meant nothing to the Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698
B.C., then year 2013 is the 4713th Chinese year.
Chinese New Year Days
Chinese New Year begins
Chinese New Year is an annual celebration marking the start of the new year according to the
Chinese lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year always falls in the months of January or February, and each
Chinese new year is represented by 1 of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac – 2013 is the year of the
Snake. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival, and in pre-modern times it would signal to farmers in China that they must begin preparation for the sowing of their fields.
"The Spring Festival was the product of an agrarian society.
The people who were farmers would plant in spring, harvest in autumn, relax a little in summer and rest in winter.
The seasons thus became a living cycle and the harvests were dependant on nature.”