Chinese Astrology: Yi Szu year, meaning Snake Coming out of the Hole.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Snake and Heavenly Stem Wood.
A person born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Snake keeps his or her feelings to him or herself. It is impossible to know what is going on inside the mind of a Snake, and he or she will not tell you. The manner of a Snake is always calm, and they do not lose their cool with others. Instead, a Snake will stay cool no matter how agitated another person gets, and the more passionate person will seem quite foolish next to the Snake's collected demeanour.
Appearances matter very much to a Snake. They do not allow themselves to slip up, make mistakes, or show emotion in front of others. They are intelligent and competent, and they want to make sure that the rest of the world sees that side of them. Those born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Snake keep themselves tightly controlled in order to make the perfect impression on everyone they meet. This usually works, and Snakes often find themselves in high positions in corporations.
According to the Chinese horoscope, Snake people enjoy surrounding themselves with high quality items. Do not be mistaken and assume that Snakes are careless spenders, because Snakes do not spend money they do not have. Those born under the Chinese sign of the Snake will save up their money for as long as it takes to afford the things they covet, and do not usually go into debt in order to have fine things.
It's easy to spot a Snake in a crowd-he or she is the one gliding confidently and silently without a look to the left or the right. Snakes do not need reassurances from others, and do not seek approval. The only standard a Snake feels the need to meet is his or her own.
When people who are Snakes according to the Chinese Zodiac are tempered by the Element of Wood, it reduces the intensity of their personalities a bit. Wood Snakes are more social than other Snakes, and will actually seek out a group of friends rather than just sticking to their families. These Snakes are more likely to work productively in groups, whereas other Snakes generally refuse to work unless they can control every aspect of the project.
Wood Snakes are also less likely to manipulate or deceive someone simply to get ahead. Although Wood Snakes are still ambitious, status and recognition don't matter as much to them, so they are not nearly as cutthroat in the pursuit of these things as other Snakes are.
Although Wood Snakes are much better at making and keeping friends than other Snakes, they are still quite solitary-minded. They dislike taking the advice of others, and they almost never ask for it. Snakes march to the beat of their own drummer, and are very prideful. They rely on their own talent and intelligence-no one else's. These Snakes make devoted family members because Wood Snakes will sacrifice a lot for their spouses and children.