According to the Chinese calendar, we have officially entered the Year of the Snake. There are 12 animals in rotation in the Chinese zodiac and five snakes within that grouping. The last Year of the Snake was in 2001, but this year is technically The Year of the Water Snake, which we haven’t had since 1953. This snake represents wisdom, intelligence and self-control, and it is associated with good luck, so 2013 should be a lucky year. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure we could all use one of those. Here are some more snake-themed designs to kick off The Year of the Snake and keep the good luck going. — Amy Azzarito
Image above: 1. Pop Snake-Print iPhone Case, $50 | 2. Petite Dauphine Snake Clutch, $198 | 3. Pop Snake Small Slouchy Cosmetic Case, $78 | 4. Snake Rolling Carry-on, $119 | 5. Snake Ring, $17.54 | 6. Snake Animal Print Carrying Case, $5.99 | 7. Vintage-style Snake Ring, $15.79 | 8. Ash Funky Wedge Sneakers, $331.51 | 9. Oli & Me, Multi-Coil Snake Ring, $735
Image above: 1. Indiana Jones, “Snakes, Why Did It Have to Be Snakes” Eye Chart, $8.99 | 2. Naga Cobra Snake, $200 | 3. Snake Hoops, $165 | 4. Thin Double-Serpent Bangle, $132 | 5. Snake Earrings, $154 | 6. Silk Print Pillow Python Carbon, $210 | 7. Snake Hoop Earrings, $335 | 8. Snake Hand Bracelet, $170 | 9. Snakeskin Velvet Pillow, $301
See more snakes after the jump . . .
Image above: Selected Ghita Snake Print Shirt, $87.70
Image above: Essentials for Any Snake Charmer Artwork, $104