Also known in BaZi as Si 巳
Charming, gregarious, self-sufficient, introverted, generous, wise, sensual.
Snakes are said to possess great wisdom, and it carries the meanings of mystery, malice, healing, and the ability to distinguish herbs.
Snakes tend to doubt other people’s judgment and prefer to rely on themselves. As they are financially fortunate, they never have to worry about money but can be selfish and tight with money. Determined and competitive in whatever they do, they hate to fail. In the Chinese zodiac, the Snake is known as the lesser Dragon, but its significance in worship is far less than that of the Dragon. Usually good-looking and often vain, they appear calm but are intense and passionate inside, which sometimes leads to marital problems as they can be fickle.
Good-tempered with good communication skills, although they don’t waste words. They possess morality and great wisdom. They are usually financially secure and do not have to worry about money. Sympathetic to others, they take action to help their fellow human beings. They are determined to accomplish their goals. They understand themselves well and are people of great perception.
People born in the Snake Year are often jealous and suspicious and can tend to overdo things. They should be cautious about what they discuss with others, as it might cause them to lose friendships and opportunities. They have doubts about other people’s judgment. They are courteous with polite manners, but they can be headstrong.
Snake represents the beginning of summer when the Fire Element is starting to gain strength. It carries mainly Yang Fire, with additional Yang Metal (which needs to be activated through a Harmony with Rooster or Ox). It also carries Yang Earth as a side product of Yang Fire Element.
Harmony: Snake belongs to the Metal Element structure, together with Rooster and Ox. It has hidden Yang Metal which needs to be activated by a Rooster or Ox.
Combination: Snake combines with Monkey, which can produce an additional Yang Water Element.
Clash: Snake and Pig are in a double clash. Yang Fire vs. Yang Water, and Yang Metal vs. Yang Wood.
Harm: Snake’s Yang Metal will try to control Tiger’s Yang Wood, while Tiger’s Yang Fire will try to control Yang Metal, creating Mutual Harm.