Chinese Zodiac: The Snake
Snake Diplomatic and popular, the Snake has the sensual art of seduction down. This Sign is an interesting mix of gregariousness paired with introversion, intuitive reasoning paired with savvy business skills. Snakes are considered to be lucky with money and will generally have more than enough to live life to the fullest, regardless of how important it considers money to be; this may be due to the fact that Snakes tend to be rather tight with cash. They're not stingy, they're simply more mentally than physically active. Snakes tend to hang back a bit in order to analyze a situation before jumping into it. Their charming, seductive quality actually belies a rather retiring nature; this Sign is perfectly happy to spend the whole day curled up with a good book and, thus, can be mislabeled as being lazy. The Snake is somewhat insecure deep down and tend to be a rather jealous, possessive lover, behavior that can end up alienating loved ones. Despite these less-than-stellar tendencies, however, the Snake often proves irresistible and is a generous, loving partner. Slightly dangerous and disarmingly smart, the Snake's philosophical and intuitive mind generally supersedes logic in favor of feelings and instinct. Snakes will rely on their own gut reactions and intuitions before turning to others for suggestions. This makes this Sign a great hand in any business venture, possessing the caution and smarts needed to get ahead. Snakes are hard workers (when they see good reason to be!) and are possessed of a keen intelligence. Snakes have incredible follow-through, once they get going, and they expect the same from others. Thus, their coworkers and employees had best stay on their toes, lest they anger the Snake and suffer its poisonous bite! In general, of course, Snakes are generous and genteel, charming and appealing. Snakes must try to learn humility and to develop a stronger sense of self. Once Snakes realize that confidence comes from within, they will finally be comfortable in their own skin.
Those of you born under the influence of the Chinese Astrology Element of Earth are wise, serene and prudent, firmly rooted in your morals, ethics and responsibilities. Led by logic rather than emotion, you seek to plan your life as far out in advance as possible, to expect the unexpected and control your destiny down to the last detail. Your disciplined reserve -- which can come across as true grace if you work it right -- garners you respect and admiration. You're so bound by logic and dependent upon controlling your situation that you have a fear of the unknown. Consequently, you question your instincts, distrusting even your most cherished dreams and seeing your whims as frivolous distractions. Don't be a stick in the mud, Earth Signs; share your wisdom and your peace of mind with a needy world.
This combination brings forth bravery and motivation. Snakes like to make money and are more apt to do so when trying to accomplish a reward. They are fairly open-minded with their money and make great stay-at-home parents.
Two fire signs, talented Aries and intelligent Snake combine to make a more powerful pythonesque Snake. They are more impulsive and less reserved than other Snakes. This structure, it must be admitted, is not easy to live, for it calls fundamentally opposite tendencies into play. Your life seems to be totally based on effectiveness. You loudly and strongly claim happiness for yourself, but on the other hand you're capable of absolute sacrifices for others. This inclination for sacrifice can sometimes take on immoderate proportions - then you only think of living for others. In any case, you find your happiness in giving much to all and winning all hearts. You feel an absolute need to please and be loved. One may sometimes have the impression that you will even try to charm a blind, deaf and dumb man! In case of a sentimental drama, you run the risk of collapsing, of sinking into depression, disease, alcoholism, or on the contrary you'll look for oblivion and consolation by devoting all your forces to active charity. One can hardly find someone more romantic and more passionate than you. But you show certain psychological frailty and constantly need strong moral support. Love is considered by you as the greatest affair of your life. All your happiness as well as all your unhappiness can result from it. And yet, you are not always sufficiently cautious in your amorous choices. Indeed, your sudden decisions are numerous and can entail disastrous consequences.