Chinese Astrology: Ting Szu year, meaning Snake in the Fish Pound.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Snake and Heavenly Stem Fire.
Those born under the sign of the Snake in the Chinese horoscope are aloof and mysterious. The fact that they never open up and share their feelings makes others want to get to know them. They simply draw people in, and Snake people have no shortage of admirers of the opposite sex. It's easy to spot a Snake, because he or she stands out in a crowd. This is not because Snakes vie for attention, because most of them don't. Rather, it's because Snakes are so confident that they never look away from their destinations. They do not care if others approve of them, and they simply radiate the fact that they follow their own rules and impulses, and keep to their own agendas. Snakes are leaders, not followers.
Don't betray a Snake. Snakes are passionate and jealous lovers, who do not forget a slight. If you want to feel the iciest anger you've ever encountered, try cheating on a Snake. If you'd rather not be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life, avoid betraying a Snake at all costs!
Although people born as Snakes according to the Chinese Zodiac are passionate lovers, they do not frequently engage in public displays of affection.
In fact, when a Snake person is with his or her partner in public, you may never even realize that they are more than just friends! In private, however, it is a different story. Although Snakes never drop their emotional shields completely, their partners will come the closest to seeing their true personalities.
A person who is a Snake and tempered by the Element of Fire has all the confidence of the Snake sign, but can't help showing off a bit. Fire turns people into true extroverts, and Fire Snakes will be at the center of attention. Unlike other Snakes who lurk quietly and confidently in the background, a Fire Snake will be laughing and shouting, telling jokes and holding court in the center of a large group.
Fire turns a Snake's temper from icy to white-hot. Don't get in the way of a Fire Snake! These Snakes have high ambitions. They want the money, they want the status, and they will do anything to get it. Although they will never forgive you if you use them, Fire Snakes are certainly not above using others to achieve their goals, even if they need to manipulate and deceive.
Fire Snakes make amazing salespeople, because they are wonderful communicators. They have a verbal dexterity that will make your head feel as though it is spinning in circles, and they can change the most stubborn mind, as well. If a Snake person is working as a salesperson, you are likely to leave with all the extras, and then some!
Fire Snakes are quite opinionated and self centered, but most people can't help but be charmed by them nonetheless. It is easy to be taken in by the Fire Snake's confidence, bravado, and dramatics.