Chinese Astrology: Chi Szu year, meaning Prosperous Snake.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Snake and Heavenly Stem Earth.
If you need a hard worker who is ambitious, hire a person born as a Snake under the Chinese Zodiac. Snake people are very concerned with climbing corporate ladders, and will do whatever it takes to further their careers. Just make sure your goals are in line with theirs, because a Snake's only loyalty is to him or herself, and his or her family. They do not keep strong loyalties in the workplace, because to a Snake the world is a cutthroat place.
Snake people do not trust easily. In fact, those who are Snakes according to the Chinese horoscope never trust anyone one hundred percent, not even their partners or children. Snakes will always have backup plans and secret stashes in case they are betrayed. Although this natural suspicion makes it hard to get close to a Snake, it means that Snake people are very cautious and very rarely get taken by surprise. In fact, it is nearly impossible to fool, use, or manipulate a Snake in any way. If you think you are manipulating a Snake, you should be careful, because he or she is probably the one who is really in control!
Snakes are wonderful at making and managing money. The Chinese sign of the Snake is a lucky one, but Snakes make most of their own luck through hard work and determination. Snakes are intelligent and talented, and they never stop working or give up.
A Snake person projects a cool confidence. It is nearly impossible to rattle a Snake, because they are so good at keeping their emotions hidden far below the surface. Don't even bother trying to get a Snake to "lose it," because it won't happen. Snakes do, however, hold grudges, and you will feel their icy wrath long after you've forgotten what it was you were bugging them about.
When someone born as a Snake according to the Chinese horoscope is affected by the Element of Earth, he or she becomes quite laid back. Although no Snake puts away his or her suspicion one hundred percent, Earth Snakes know how to relax, have a good time, and trust others a little. These Snakes are more likely to attend social gatherings, but don't strive to be the center of attention. Earth Snakes still love to make money and acquire beautiful, high quality objects, but they understand that there are more important things in life.
Of all the Snake types, Earth Snakes are more likely to take a day off every now and then. Although Earth Snakes are still hard workers, they are confident that their work will be rewarded even if they have a life outside the workplace. Also, out of all of the Snakes, Earth Snakes are the least likely to stoop to deception and manipulation to get what they want. They are more willing to work with others instead of always seeing other people as competitors for the same prizes. Earth Snakes are quite pleasant to be around.