_The Snake_ is one of the 12 Animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac. In the background is the Chinese character for the Snake.
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Those born in the Year of the Snake are said to be rather philosophical, critical thinkers with discerning taste and great personal confidence. They also have a strong sense of honor and organization.
If you were born in 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, or 1929 you are probably a Snake, but double-check the exact dates if your birthday is in mid-January to mid-February because the Lunar New Year is on a different date each year. "Wikipedia's Chinese Zodiac page":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Zodiac is a good starting point for more information about all of the signs and their meanings.
Drawn with a brush-pen on 12x18" bristol paper with digital color. Copyright 2009 Stephanie Smith, contact me for re-use and customization!
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