If you picture the Snake in nature, you can imagine the image of a colourful coiled up Viper, sitting under a rock in the midday sun… or you might see a huge Cobra, arched and ready to strike. Perhaps you might think of a massive Boa Constrictor, quietly squeezing its prey to death or just a small little grass snake, a silently slithering little creature, passing through the fields almost unnoticed…
Or, perhaps you just might imagine the snake in the zoo, safely behind glass. In fact, many people are scared of snakes and only when they get dared to hold them they discover they are not slimy at all, but rather dry! Thus, as people become more familiar with snakes in reality, and find that they are not so dangerous, they are becoming an increasingly popular home pet! Otherwise, snakes pop up in many movies – from ‘Snakes on a Plane’, to ‘Junglebook’. Take your pick!
The Snake in mythology also has the role in the Garden of Eden, as the greatest tempter of all time, but is also known as the consummate healer – often, two inter-twined snakes are after all the common sign of healing outside any pharmacy in many countries; and otherwise the snake represents wisdom, knowledge and creativity in many cultures.
After all – you are the Snake – venomous and perilous… or sacrosanct symbol of healing, knowledge and wisdom – or quite simply, both!
Whilst in the West the snake is often (but less and less) seen as dangerous and negative, in the East, they are both venerated and revered and detested and feared! The Snake type is also referred to as ‘little Dragons’.
So, who do you want to be? As you can be both, you can also be seen to be unpredictable; swaying from one minute from being charismatic and suave, cultured and chic to the next, cruel and cold-blooded, scheming and cunning.
All these aspects encompass a Snake’s essence; so if a Snake can control its negative characteristics, it has huge capacity to use its wisdom, healing powers and knowledge to contribute hugely to humankind. The trouble is for many Snakes, they are not aware that they are being negative because the means can always be seen to justify the end and this seemingly ruthless pursuit of its goals can ruffle more than one bird’s tail feathers.
In fact, Snake people are often seen as lazy, but that’s just because you calculate so fast that you’ve finished before the others have even started. It’s ironic that you really enjoy seeming to be easy going, idle and inactive whilst in truth you can be the hardest working animal in town. It’s just an image thing – you dislike to be seen working hard, in fact, you hate to be seen to do anything at all!
Most people think Snakes are profound and bottomless – in reality – it’s easy to understand you – you simply just know. As you are the Snake, you are the knower of all wisdom and the wise keeper of all knowledge. Knowing everything about everybody is your normal expectation and as “knowing” is your middle name.
You’re the all-knowing guru of esoteric wisdom, the wise counsellor; if one and all didn’t seek you out for advice, you would be shattered.
Business & Career
You are the clever Snake. Snakes make good researchers, professors, pathologists and scientists. On the other side, they also they make good fortune-tellers and clairvoyants and have an affinity with the mysterious and the esoteric. Snakes are lateral thinkers, highly organized and efficient, who work quickly and quietly. They are also good being brain surgeons, philosophers, psychologists, psychiatrists and anything to do with the inside of our heads; they do love a good mystery and exploring human behaviour and how we are made up are ideal ways for Snakes to spend their working lives.
In reality, Snakes do well in any work that uses your main talents – intuition, foresight, strategic planning, and intelligence. You can make quantum leaps of imagination and thought – which fools people into thinking you are taking risks and gambling, even. Hahaha! If only they knew, you whilst they are still chewing over the problem you have already computed the possibilities and solved the challenge. Give the Snake a mystery to solve and the Snake will be in bliss. Give it a problem to resolve, and you have a Snake full of joy.
Only don’t require them to be high-flyers or entrepreneurs or anything that doesn’t have facts behind it – just concrete evidence and hard facts. Unfortunately this means that they’re not too great with ideas, but can be relied upon to make the best of any situation.
Romance & Relationship
Snakes are a weird lot; there is always something absent; Snakes usually give the impression that they’re misplaced, in time, in space, in relationship… in love. Maybe they miss warmth and passion, and if they express that, then they’re not quite there and if they are there, they aren’t really involved and if they are involved, they not really committed… Always something! So it is that a Snakes love life is seldom simple and usually a mess. Most of the problem is that you don’t like to open and talk what’s going on inside – because you are too busy fixing it yourself and don’t think they will notice your inner turmoil. How wrong you are…
Oh, they are super in bed; wonderful seducers; smooth operators who have plenty of potential lovers all around them – and yet… they are really a strange lot. They seem to crave and need love but their idea of love is different from their hot blooded friends (prey). They do seem to be happy but few humans ever really find out what a Snake really wants from relationship.
In fact, Snakes like to avoid deep involvement – and so marriage – at all costs. So, don’t marry a Snake, unless you find the key to their heart and can handle their infuriatingly hot/cold behaviour. If you do find a wise, positive Snake – be very watchful – it’s possibly deceiving you… and itself!
So, for them, marriage is a ceremony for mere mortals, so if they do get married they’ll select the most inappropriate partner, plan to be away from home in any moment – play around as much as possible, and strategize to their best to get a divorce sometime after the confetti has fallen off their wedding clothes – or even before they walk up the aisle!
Snakes ooze passion and romance; you like to be the one and only in your lover’s life – which you may well be, because you are out to prove you are – the one and only. You radiate sexual energy and are very attractive to others, even if they don’t really know why. Unfortunately, if people get involved with you, they may feel a little short-changed; the chase and seduction is your strong point – all the romance and courtship you love – but when it comes down to the final step towards commitment and faithfulness, you really unclear – or rather, unfair! You expect total faithfulness and adoration; however, you find it hard to fully give it. This is a double standard that at times comes out and your partner will have to accept or reject. Better they accept, or you will feel hard done bye and more prone to look elsewhere.
You are happiest in bed and in love… in teasing, flirting, and you are an everlasting, inventive, hearty lover, who likes to seduce, and enjoys sex almost more than any other animal sign. Snakes simply like the naughty whispers, the excitement of the possibility of forbidden fruit, the chance of seduction, the chase. Snakes also like to enjoy their lack of decency in bed and will feel free to operate within its own unique sensual nature and try many things that others might find a bit too much. Oh and bye the way, if a Snake wants you, you might as well give up immediately, because every “NO” will sound like a yes to them…
Snakes like their solitude and tranquillity and so small children are too big a sacrifice, but if they have no choice, they’ll do it with usual Snake efficiency. Quite simply, the Snake keeps its own counsel, inhabits its own logic and its own world which often means they don’t have time for being “at home”. Having said that, a Snake parent can be one of the best!
Relationships with other signs
Snake – Intensity, can be favourable or unfavourable depending on character.
Horse and Dragon – Helps you grow, gives support but can be uncomfortable. Will support each other in an external sense, but will not share any true inner communication.
Goat and Rabbit – Brings opportunities and growth. Compatible elements, eager to exchange and work together.
Monkey and Tiger – Brings challenge and conflict. Tremendous growth is possible under this stressful aspect.
Rooster and Ox – Comfortable, harmonious, brings creativity and expansion.
Dog and Rat – Difficult to communicate with each other, requires adjustment and adaptation. Since they have little in common, it is difficult to harmonize their energies.
Pig – Confrontation, against each other. Through an opposition, a person has an opportunity to gain greater awareness of himself/ herself and others. Sometimes, these forces cannot be resolved and the only solution is to compromise.