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2013 Is The Year Of The Snake

Updated on January 19, 2013

2013, Year Of The Water Snake

The coming year 2013 is the year of the Snake, according to the Chinese calendar. Technically the Snake's year will start on the 10th of February 2013 and will end on the 30th of January 2014.

The Chinese zodiac has 12 signs, all depicted by animals, and the Snake is the 6th sign.

It is considered one of the strongest signs of the Zodiac and people born in the year of the serpent are known to have quite strong personalities.

Why Water Snake?

There are 5 elements in all in Chinese astrology: fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Each of these elements affects the zodiac signs in various ways. For example, the attributes of the Water element can further strengthen the character of the Snake.

Individuals born under the element of Water are flexible, unimposing, diplomatic and intuitive.

Snake people are naturally cunning and wise and if they are born under the water element which endows them with higher than average abilities in persuading and influencing other people, they can easily get things going the way they want with little opposition.

The Chinese zodiac is based on a 60-year cycle. Each of the animals in the Zodiac represents a period of time which is a year. For every year, one of the 5 elements is assigned. For the year 2013, year of the Snake, it is Water. It will be another 60 years before the Water Snake will reign after it ends in 2014.

For many people outside Asia, and indeed China, the Chinese Zodiac is very complicated and difficult to understand. However, the Chinese have long used and relied upon the Zodiac system to figure out an individual's destiny.

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What The Year Of The Snake Means

According To Chinese Horoscope

The Black Snake will embody the Water characters which are changeability, mobility and dynamism.

The reigning colour is black (although the Snake also corresponds to green and blue including light blue) which is the colour of deep waters, of space and abyss.

Thus, according to the Chinese, the year 2013 will bring us inconstancy or imbalance. Unexpected changes will also abound.

Caution and careful planning as well as trying to be as flexible and versatile as the sign itself will help us through the year.

Chinese Zodiac Animals

What's your Chinese Zodiac Animal sign?

Take a look at the list of the Zodiac animals below and the corresponding years in which they reigned.

  1. Rat

    Years Of The Rat

    02/18/1912-02/05/1913

    02/05/1924-01/23/1925

    01/24/1936-02/10/1937

    02/10/1948-01/28/1949

    01/28/1960-02/14/1961

    02/15/1972-02/02/1973

    02/02/1984-02/19/1985

    02/19/1996-02/06/1997

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  2. Ox

    Years of the Ox

    02/06/1913-01/25/1914

    01/24/1925-02/12/1926

    02/11/1937-01/30/1938

    01/29/1949-02/16/1950

    02/15/1961-02/04/1962

    02/03/1973-01/22/1974

    02/20/1985-02/08/1986

    02/07/1997-01/27/1998

    01/26/2009-02/13/2010

  3. Tiger

    Years of the Tiger

    01/26/1914-02/13/1915

    02/13/1926-02/01/1927

    01/31/1938-02/18/1939

    02/17/1950-02/05/1951

    02/05/1962-01/24/1963

    01/23/1974-02/10/1975

    02/09/1986-01/28/1987

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  4. Rabbit

    Years of the Rabbit

    02/14/1915-02/02/1916

    02/02/1927-01/22/1928

    02/19/1939-02/08/1940

    02/06/1951-01/26/1952

    01/25/1963-02/12/1964

    02/11/1975-01/30/1976

    01/29/1987-02/16/1988

    02/16/1999-02/04/2000

    02/03/2011-01/22/2012

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  5. Dragon

    Years of the Dragon

    02/03/1916-01/22/1917

    01/23/1928-02/09/1929

    02/09/1940-01/26/1941

    01/27/1952-02/13/1953

    02/13/1964-02/01/1965

    01/31/1976-02/17/1977

    02/17/1988-02/05/1989

    02/05/2000-01/23/2001

    01/23/2012-02/09/2013

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  6. Snake

    Years of the Snake

    01/23/1917-02/10/1918

    02/10/1929-01/29/1930

    01/27/1941-02/14/1942

    02/14/1953-02/02/1954

    02/02/1965-01/20/1966

    02/18/1977-02/06/1978

    02/06/1989-01/26/1990

    01/24/2001-02/11/2002

    02/10/2013-01/30/2014

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  7. Horse

    Years of the Horse

    02/11/1918-01/31/1919

    01/30/1930-02/16/1931

    02/15/1942-02/04/1943

    02/03/1954-01/23/1955

    01/21/1966-02/08/1967

    02/07/1978-01/27/1979

    01/27/1990-02/14/1991

    02/12/2002-01/31/2003

    01/31/2014-02/18/2015

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  8. Sheep

    Years of the Sheep

    02/01/1919-02/19/1920

    02/17/1931-02/05/1932

    02/05/1943-01/24/1944

    01/24/1955-02/11/1956

    02/09/1967-01/29/1968

    01/28/1979-02/15/1980

    02/15/1991-02/03/1992

    02/01/2003-01/21/2004

    02/19/2015-02/07/2016

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  9. Monkey

    Years of the Monkey

    02/20/1920-02/07/1921

    02/06/1932-01/25/1933

    01/25/1944-02/12/1945

    02/12/1956-01/30/1957

    01/30/1968-02/16/1969

    02/16/1980-02/04/1981

    02/04/1992-01/22/1993

    01/22/2004-02/08/2005

    02/08/2016-01/27/2017

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  10. Rooster

    Years of the Rooster

    02/08/1921-01/27/1922

    01/26/1933-02/13/1934

    02/13/1945-02/01/1946

    01/31/1957-02/17/1958

    02/17/1969-02/05/1970

    02/05/1981-01/24/1982

    01/23/1993-02/09/1994

    02/09/2005-01/28/2006

    01/28/2017-02/15/2018

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  11. Dog

    Years of the Dog

    01/28/1922-02/15/1923

    02/14/1934-02/03/1935

    02/02/1946-01/21/1947

    02/18/1958-02/07/1959

    02/06/1970-01/26/1971

    01/25/1982-02/12/1983

    02/10/1994-01/30/1995

    01/29/2006-02/17/2007

    02/16/2018-02/04/2019

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  12. Pig

    Years of the Pig

    02/16/1923-02/04/1924

    02/04/1935-01/23/1936

    01/22/1947-02/09/1948

    02/08/1959-01/27/1960

    01/27/1971-02/24/1972

    02/13/1983-02/01/1984

    01/31/1995-02/18/1996

    02/18/2007-02/06/2008

    02/05/2019-01/24/2020

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Are You A Snake?

The Character Of People Born Under This Sign

Snake people are said to be complex individuals.

This sign is also called 'The Little Dragon' since it bears some similarities to the mythical creature. But instead of being revered like the fifth sign, it is feared. But don't worry, the fear is not due to the sign bearing malevolence or untrustworthiness. It's more due to the fact that the character of the serpent is shrouded in mystery.

The character of people born under this sign is mostly strong with some weaknesses.

Strengths:

  • Good communication and convincing skills, though you do not say much on most occasions
  • Excellent money management skills
  • You are an achiever
  • You have a keen understanding of yourself, making it easier for you to know what you want out of life

Weaknesses

  • You tend to be suspicious and not quick to trust
  • You easily yield to jealousy which could lead to failures in your relationships

Allies:

  • Ox and Rooster

Secret Friend:

  • Monkey

Feng Shui experts recommend carrying a symbol of your allies with you always (for luck) in the form of amulets and placing a set of your animal sign and that of your allies and secret friend in your living area to ward off badluck throughout the year.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I understood more the year of the snake from your lens.

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