Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Chinese Zodiac: Die Schlange

This will be the last installment of the Chinese Zodiac series. I know, I know, I've only covered four of the twelve animals, but ... too bad!

1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989

About the snake:
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.

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!
From here. Click here for more on the snake.

The best match for the snake is the rooster or the ox. Famous snakes include Muhammad Ali, Bjork, Tony Blair, Dick Cheney, Bob Dylan, Gandhi, Stephen Hawking, James Joyce, Mao Tse-tung, Picasso, Oprah Winfrey and P. G. Wodehouse.

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