MAY Lu said this year will be a moderate rather than radical year for many people.
"During Snake years we tend to look towards inner growth, spirituality, and the reasons behind things," she said.
"Given this, this year we're likely to see significant developments in science and technology. Snake is a great sign, a positive one, and this will be an exciting year for many."
Ms Lu said people born in the Year of the Snake will face many difficulties in 2013 but should use this as a way of learning.
She said while people involved with business will be met with difficult times, they will find ways to make ends meet.
"As this is not a good year, it's best to lay low and keep the status quo," she said.
"Use this year as a development year for yourself to get yourself ready to strike out in your career or business once a more favourable year comes around."
Ms Lu said despite it being a tough year with work, it was a good year for relationships.
"Couples should spend more time together and singles may meet someone and have some loving relationships," she said.
Ms Lu said she has been an astrologer all her life.
While she specialises in making predictions for each sign in the Chinese zodiac, she is also specialised in face-reading.
Anyone who registers on her website in February or signs up to receive the newsletter will receive a free face-reading.