Chinese Astrology/Dog and Snake
The Dog and the Snake have a complex but satisfying connection. Both these Signs suffer from inner insecurities and anxieties, but their bond may be able to provide them both with the strength borne of having a safe, loyal and trusting friend or partner to lean on. In general, these Signs are neither very similar nor overly different in nature. The Dog is generally good-natured and pleasant but is also rather moody and tends to withdraw in times of anxiety; the Snake is charming and seductive but is actually rather reserved in nature, preferring quiet and stability to noise and turmoil.
As lovers these two will likely enjoy a certain stability that is comforting to both. Their intimate connection will be strong; certain less positive qualities, such as the Snake's tendency toward jealousy and possessiveness with a lover, will be quelled. The Dog is a very loyal and trustworthy Sign, one that would never dishonor itself or the Snake by giving the Snake reason to be jealous. The Snake can return the favor by helping the Dog to forget its irrational worries and relax into the calm, earthy sensuality the Snake possesses. If these two live together their house will be comfortable and elegant, a place of refuge for both.
These two Signs make a good, solid business team as well. Both are very diplomatic, and the Dog has a keen sense of right and wrong; they can both trust one another -- which is generally rather hard for the Dog to do -- to deal fairly and above-board. Furthermore, the Snake is very intelligent as it relies not only on logic but on intuition as well; this Sign hardly ever makes a wrong move in business or elsewhere. The Snake is also lucky with money; a business shared by these two will likely be quite prosperous. The Snake may be the front person, as it possesses more charm and finesse than does the Dog.
Remember that each year is associated not only with a Chinese Sign but also with one of the Chinese Elements -- Metal, Water, Wood, Fire or Earth. That means there's Metal Dogs, Water Dogs, Wood Snakes, Fire Snakes ... Find your Element as well as your Sign and see how your Element affects your Animal nature.