Chinese Astrology: Hsin Szu year, meaning Snake Sleeping in the Winter.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Snake and Heavenly Stem Metal.
People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are calm, cool, and collected. They are very confident, and so they do not need to make a lot of noise to attract attention. According to the Chinese horoscope, Snakes have a very attractive and magnetic aura, and they have no shortage of admirers.
Snakes keep their emotions very close to themselves, and although they are passionate lovers, they shun public displays of affection. Don't be offended if a Snake does not show love to you in front of others, because he or she will more than make up for it in public.
Snakes always make sure their families are financially secure. Snakes are gifted when it comes to making and managing money. If there is a Snake in the family, it is a good idea for him or her to manage the finances. Snakes like expensive things, but they will take their time and save up for them rather than put them on the credit card or take out a loan. Snakes strongly dislike financial insecurity, so the fine things you see in their homes are the result of long years of careful acquisition and taking care of their things, not reckless spending.
Snakes are very intelligent, and can be very manipulative behind the scenes. Snakes will put all the pieces of the puzzle into place silently, and most people don't even realize that they are working to achieve a personal goal. Eventually, all of their efforts come to spectacular fruition. This Chinese sign is very lucky, and Snakes often achieve success.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake is not above a little deception to get what he or she wants. This is why Snakes often end up in high positions in business-they bring in the results no matter what.
When people born under the Chinese sign of the Snake are tempered by the element of Metal, they gain even more steely resolve than the average Snake. These Metal Snakes are very ambitious, and let nothing stand in their way. Snakes will treat you well as long as you are not obstructing their goals and aspirations. Metal Snakes put up a tough front, and there is a solid emotional wall between them and the outside world. These Metal Snakes are very suspicious, guarded, and careful. This defensiveness serves them well, as it prevents others from taking advantage of them. You can't really fool or manipulate a Metal Snake.
Metal Snakes take great pride in their ability to earn money and buy expensive things. Snakes would rather have designer clothes than imitation ones, and much prefer high quality decorations for the home, as well. Don't think a Snake is showing off his or her wealth; he or she simply enjoys being surrounded by high quality objects and materials.
Although Metal Snakes are dedicated to their families, it takes them a long time to trust others, including their romantic partners. The lesson here is to never betray a Metal Snake person.