The Shēngxiào (literally “birth likeness”), also known in English as the Chinese zodiac (in Western Astrology meaning “circle of animals”), is a scheme and systematic plan of future action, that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. The zodiac traditionally begins with the sign of the Rat. The following are the twelve zodiac signs (each with its associated Earthly Branch) in order and their characteristics. In Chinese astrology the animal signs assigned by year represent what others perceive you as being or how you present yourself.
If you were born in the Year of the Snake 2013 was significant for you because 2013 was the Year of the Snake. But hold on, because on the 30th the Snake is coming to an end and Year of the Horse will begin the Chinese New Year. From all of us at Bel Air we hope you had an amazing Snake year! Adorn yourself with something signifying the sleek ringlets of the beautiful snake before it slithers away with our Two Row Squared-shaped Emerald and Diamond Bracelet.