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Chinese New Year
2025 - The year of the Snake

THE SNAKE
2025, 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953

29th of January 2025

The Snake is the sixth of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Because of their similar looks, Snake and Dragon were good friends. They arrived at the same time. But unfortunately, due to the size difference, the Jade Emperor first saw Dragon, and then Snake.

Snakes usually have a negative diction and are symbols of witchcraft. However, the creator of the world in Chinese mythology, had a human’s head and a snake’s body.

Sitting at 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.

There are five types of Snakes, each with different characteristics:  

Type of Snake   Year of Birth   Characteristics
         
Wood Snake   1965, 2025   These Snakes are easygoing and make many close friends. As perfectionists, they fear experimenting and making mistakes. They need the encouragement from friends in order to succeed.
         
Fire Snake   1977, 2037   These Snakes are quick tempered and sometimes act without thinking. They don’t like relying on established groups and are innovative entrepreneurs. If they listen to others’ warnings and wait for the right opportunity, they’ll enjoy great success.
  xx   xx  
Earth Snake   1929, 1989   These Snakes are loyal friends who can keep the friendship for life. But they are sensitive to critique. If hurt, they will never forgive and never forget. They love deeply, but with this comes deep jealousy as well.
         
Gold Snake   1941, 2001   These Snakes are brave and decisive in their actions. They are born leaders who have a balanced mix of strictness and freedom. Sometimes they are arrogant, but even in a crowd, their aura can be sensed easily.
         
Water Snake   1953, 2013   These Snakes are optimistic and aesthetic. They consider every detail before acting. They are also brave, but this entrepreneur spirit is not always shown. If they can lower their overly high self-confidence, they will have a smooth path to success.

Famous people born in the Year Of The Snake:

Emmanuel Macron, Thierry Henry, Xi Jinping, Taylor Swift, J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Ben Stiller, Bob Dylan, Brandon Lee, Najib Razak, Burt Bacharach, Charlie Sheen, Condoleeza Rice, Constance Marie, Darwin, President John F. Kennedy, Dennis Quaid, Desi Arnaz, Dolores del Rio, Edgar Allen Poe, Gilbert Roland, Ismael Rodríguez, Oprah Winfrey, Jacqueline Kennedy, Keith Hernandez, Mao Zedong, Margo Albert, Martha Stewart, Movita Castaneda, Neil Diamond, Oprah Winfrey, Pierce Brosnan, Plácido Domingo, President Abraham Lincoln, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O’Neal, Vladimir Lenin, Sara Jessica Parker, Shakira, and Tim Allen.


 

 

Health: 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 schedule of over workload. They need to spend lots of time to relax themselves. It's necessary to take vacation at a proper time. People should pay attention to the health of snake people, especially senior members in the family.

Career: Snakes are very creative and extremely diligent. Though snakes work very hard, they have a tendency to be job-hoppers for they will easily become bored. Snakes are great thinkers. Complex problems stimulate them. And of course they’re excellent problem-solvers and thrive under tight deadlines. Good career choices for Snakes include: scientist, analyst, investigator, painter, potter, jeweler, astrologer, magician, dietician, and sociologist.

The Best Love Match: 

xx 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. 
     

Words of Caution:

  The Snake and the Tiger are incompatible.
The Tiger mistrust the Snake for he (or she) sees the manipulative and secretive side of the Snake. The Snake is shrewd and cautious, who does not understand the Tigers trustworthy and open nature.
 
Yin/ Yang xx Yin
Lucky Directions:   East, Southwest, West
Lucky Colors:   red, yellow, black
Lucky Numbers:   2, 8, 9
Lucky Flowers:   orchid, cactus
Lucky Months:   the 1st, 8th, and 11th lunar months
Lucky Days:   the 1st and 23rd of Chinese lunar months

 

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:

Rat

1900

1912

1924

1936

1948

1960

1972

1984

1996

2008

2020

Ox

1901

1913

1925

1937

1949

1961

1973

1985

1997

2009

2021

Tiger

1902

1914

1926

1938

1950

1962

1974

1986

1998

2010

2022

Rabbit

1903

1915

1927

1939

1951

1963

1975

1987

1999

2011

2023

Dragon

1904

1916

1928

1940

1952

1964

1976

1988

2000

2012

2024

Snake

1905

1917

1929

1941

1953

1965

1977

1989

2001

2013

2025

Horse

1906

1918

1930

1942

1954

1966

1978

1990

2002

2014

2026

Goat

1907

1919

1931

1943

1955

1967

1979

1991

2003

2015

2027

Monkey

1908

1920

1932

1944

1956

1968

1980

1992

2004

2016

2028

Rooster

1909

1921

1933

1945

1957

1969

1981

1993

2005

2017

2029

Dog

1910

1922

1934

1946

1958

1970

1982

1994

2006

2018

2030

Pig

1911

1923

1935

1947

1959

1971

1983

1995

2007

2019

2031

 

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.

Year Chinese New Year Starts: Zodiac Signs
     
2022 01 February Tiger
2023 22 January Rabbit
2024 10 February Dragon
2025 29 January Snake
2026 17 February Horse
2027 06 February Goat
2028 26 January Monkey
2029 13 February Rooster
2030 03 February Dog
2031 23 January Pig
2032 12 February Rat
2033 01 February Ox

Chingay Parade
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