Dragon - Snake Love Compatibility in Chinese Astrology


Both creatures of the reptile world, the Dragon and Snake can be expected to have some common traits as Chinese zodiac signs. Thus both are self-assured personalities and have a discriminating eye for the finer things of life. At the same time there are intrinsic differences which might pose some challenges to romantic compatibility for this pair.

High points of a Dragon-Snake love match

The sense of pride in one’s own self is something that the Dragon and the Snake have in common. Each is self-possessed and assured of his/her place in the world. Though between the two, the Dragon is more flamboyant while the Snake is more mysterious, ultimately both are well aware of their priorities and interests in life and cannot be persuaded into doing something that he/she doesn’t want to. What this means in terms of their personal equation is that each is mentally strong enough to take responsibility for the relationship and takes pride in love and loyalty. Once they make up their minds to be together, they will let little come in their way. Each will go all out to woo the other and rest only when their attempts are met with success.

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Then again the Dragon and Snake are well suited to complement each other in a relationship and may do particularly well if they are business as well as romantic partners. While the Dragon is enterprising, the Snake is intuitive. This combination of personality traits makes them a great pair and based on mutual agreement and consent, there can be fruitful division of labor between the two. They are likely to have clearly demarcated duties and responsibilities so that there is no confusion or potential for conflict. Also the Dragon has good public relations and the Snake provides adequate in-house support; in other words, the Dragon introduces new business associates and once they come, Snake has the innate charm to maintain them.

The two are suited in many other ways while building a relationship or a business. The Snake is a careful planner and tends to think long and hard about the feasibility of a project or initiative; the Dragon on the other is bold, enterprising and thus best suited to put his/her partner’s plans in action. In their manner of functioning too, the partners serve to complement each other – the Dragon is energetic and assertive but can be rash and careless; the Snake on the other has a deep intuitive understanding of people and events which prevent the venture from negative consequences of impulsive decisions.
Thus when the two pit their resources together, their venture is bound to go places. If the Dragon and Snake can agree to complement each other similarly in personal matters, there is no reason why their relationship can’t succeed.

Also this pair has a high degree of physical attraction which may help to sink most of their mutual differences. Few can remain immune to the personal charisma of the Dragon while the Snake’s attractions are far more subtle and mysterious in nature. When the two come in love, the experience is likely to be mind-blowing, having both the fire and energy of the Dragon as well as the finesse and seductiveness of the Snake.

Challenges of Dragon-Snake love match

While the strength of personalities may bring together the Dragon and Snake, the same trait can also create significant conflict. Where the two signs differ from each other is the way their strong personalities are expressed. The Dragon, true to his/her nature likes to live life king-size and the magnetic force of their personality is expressed in the way they assume leadership in difficult situations and attract people around them even under the most mundane of circumstances. The Snake on the other hand is much more discrete about the strength of their personality to the point of being secretive. They rarely let anyone guess the intensity of their feelings and their immense capacity for love, hatred, power, revenge and other such extreme motivations. Thus both are capable of feeling deeply and intensely and they differ only in the manner their emotions are expressed. This is also why when things begin to go bad for the Dragon and Snake couple, there is no saying where the cycle of attack and counter-attack will lead to and how much destruction it will cause.

If this couple is looking at a long-term relationship, there are certain issues they will have to learn to deal with. And primary among them is a need for the upper hand in a relationship. While the Dragon openly believes that he/she knows the best and expects a partner - like everybody else - to fall in tune, the Snake has his/her own set of opinions and priorities which they are not willing to sacrifice for anyone. This clash of the egos might prove to be devastating if both the partners do not agree to take turns to give in and be more accommodating of the other’s viewpoints.

Then again the Dragon and Snake also differ in their social disposition – while the former exults in a large circle of friends and followers, the latter is close only to a few people and even then believes in keeping certain aspects of his/her personality under wraps. Thus though the Snake is known for social sophistication, he/she may not always want to go out and instead would want to spend time at home lazing about in the sun or pottering about in the kitchen. The Dragon on the other hand is motivated outwards – they like to be in the cut and thrust of everyday world, where there are people to managed, projects to command and causes to lead.