Snakes, Albertus Seba (illustrations 1734-65)


Year of the Snake begins February 10, 2013 

The snake is sometimes referred to as the “junior dragon” because of its dragon-like appearance and predatory nature. What the snake lacks in limbs, it makes up for in trickery, deception, and lethal mastery. Picking up scents with its forked tongue, the snake slithers its way toward its victim, masking itself with chemicals produced by musk glands, slyly and stylishly slithering its way toward mate or prey. 

People born during the year of the snake are said to be sophisticated, calm, somewhat unemotional, and perhaps a little paranoid. However, they are also known to be determined, quick-thinking, sharply enthusiastic, and able to create their own destinies.