The Snake is born under the sign of wisdom. He (or she) generally has a calm and placid nature and prefers a nice quiet life. The Snake does not like a frenzied atmosphere and hates having to make quick decisions. He does not like to ask for advice and does not like to take it. He derives much pride and pleasure from the thought that he relies on his own judgment. The Snake can at times appear to be a loner. He is quiet and reserved and communicating with others is not his best skill. He does, however, have a good sense of humor and can be calm in a crises situation.
The Snake is a deep-thinker and highly intelligent. He has considerable skills and is always looking for an opportunity to show-case these talents. He likes to meditate and reflect. Because of these traits he is a good organizer and planner. He enjoys a challenge because it will give him an opportunity to ponder and produce a solution. These introverted thought processes make the Snake seem evasive . That's because he is. The Snake harbors a basic sense of distrust for others and becomes secretive because of this trait. He is not gullible and almost never gets "taken" by con men.
The Snake is a hard worker and is thorough in all his endeavors. He is determined and can become quite ruthless in his pursuit of a goal. He has confidence in himself that he can achieve goals and has the will-power needed to work himself hard. But when the Snake fails he looks at this as an unfair event and is crushed by it. He cannot bear failure and is a very bad loser. In turn if he thinks his trust has been abused he can be very hurt.
The Snake chooses his friends very carefully. He can be generous to friends with his time and his money but he demands loyalty from a friend and a reciprocated friendship. The Snake is very possessive and can be very jealous of both friends and lovers.
The snake is a late starter in life and during his life he will shed one of his famous Snake skins and take up new interest or start a whole new and different career. It simply takes him awhile to find happiness with the right job or spouse. The Snake is well suited to jobs which involved research and writing and where he is given freedom to pursue his own ideas.
The good-looking James Bond type at the casino table is most assuredly a snake. Rakishly handsome and a relentless gambler, the Snake is the most awful gambler in all the Zodiac. The female Snake will be attractive. She will have style , a cool demeanor, beautiful and expensive clothes ,and be very alluring. She will glide across a room with a natural grace and almost a royal stance. Both the male and female snake will have many admirers and many romances before settling down. They will exude an air of self-confidence even if they don't necessarily have it.
The Snake appreciates the finer things in life and enjoys treating himself well. He has an appreciation for fine food, fine wine, fine art and literature. He is drawn to the occult and enjoys reading and studying philosophy and New Age subjects. He is very intuitive and is often physic. He relies on his physic abilities and gut feelings more than he realizes. And if asked " How did you know that?", he will truthfully answer, "I don't know.". Although not the most energetic member of the Chinese zodiac, the Snake has an inquiring mind and many Snakes are great thinkers. He prefers to proceed at his own pace and is very much the master of his own life. Another characteristic of the Snake is his susceptibility to high blood pressure and nervous disorders. He must be careful to guard against these ailments because of his nervous energy and holding many problems within himself. Remember the Snake will not ask for help. But the most important thing for a Snake to guard against is his love of gambling. It can become an obsession and destroy the life path he has set for himself.
The Snake is well suited for relationships with the Ox, Dragon, Rabbit and Rooster. He can also get along well with the Rat, Horse, Goat, Monkey and Dog provided they do not cramp his style and he feels that he has sufficient freedom. The Snake has trouble getting along with the down-to-earth Pig. He will find the Tiger too wild and disruptive for his peace-loving ways. The Snake is happiest when left to chart his own course and proceed on that course in his own due time. Trying to rush him will make you both miserable.
You have a very seductive nature, and when you have resolved to woo someone you plan your moves carefully and do not abandon your quest lightly.
You are a humorous and romantic partner who jealously guards important relationships; even if you wander off to flirt with others, you are determined not to lose what you already have. You like the attention that romance offers but do not want to feel trapped, and you also enjoy discovering new friendships, although this may create tensions for the partner left behind.
Sometimes you have one set of rules for yourself and one for your partner - you need space to travel and explore without having to account for your movements, yet you keep a wary eye on your partner's activities. But when you are romantically involved you are also loving and attentive, stimulation and playful, although it takes time for you to reveal your fears or discuss your weaknesses. Ideally you want a partner to give you freedom, but you also like the security of sharing intimate moments in relaxed and cosy surroundings.
You can read complex situations quickly and then set about resolving them in a quiet, controlled manner. You enjoy working independently since it gives you the freedom to travel and negotiate on your own terms, as well as allowing you to avoid the possibility of your ideas being limited or even taken over by others. You are a logical and organized worker and have the patience needed to acquire new skills. Many people born in the Year of the Snake are also gifted with a good memory that enables them to carry out projects thoroughly.
You are courageous and determined, able to spot potential trouble and react immediately, but once you have achieved your goal you usually withdraw to gather your thoughts and rest. After relaxing and recuperating you gather your energies once again to prepare for new challenges.
You are suited to a job in public relations, politics, law or catering. You would also make a good astrologer, archeologist, entrepreneur, psychologist or philosopher.
You are decisive and active, stimulated by thoughtful debate and interesting conversation, although if the conversation becomes repetitive your attention soon wanders. It is unlikely that you will tolerate idle chatter for long, preferring instead to focus on new ideas and intelligent discussion. When you find a particular topic stimulating, you often make unusual and challenging contributions.
You are a good judge of situations and are alert to new possibilities, so when you have an idea you pursue it persistently and energetically. You are often so confident of its success that you fail to listen to constructive advice, but what really disturbs you is the thought of actually being proved wrong. Although you do not easily take advice you are patient with others when they need your help, and your ability to look at a problem from a variety of angles is appreciated. When faced with a dilemma you are cool and reserved, and it is this clarity of vision that enables you to act decisively. You act with speed and conviction when you are committed to a task, since you believe intensely in what you are doing and rarely waste time or energy on projects lacking in good potential.
However, your life is not all work and competition, and when the opportunity arises you know how to wind down and relax. You can only keep up your energetic approach for so long before you find a means of escape and withdraw into a more private world to pursue your hobbies and enjoy life's luxuries. You make trusting and long -term friendships and are a protective and caring friend. Your anger, however, can be quickly aroused, and you will soon retaliate if you think someone has taken advantage of your trust or hurt those close to you.
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