Primal Zodiac Sign of Rattlesnake

Strong, focused, and proud, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Rattlesnake have an insatiable drive and tireless work ethic. Few people can keep up with their energy, and even less can match their persistence. They know it, too, and most Rattlesnakes expect to be respected due to their inherent power and their earned success.

Members of this sign like nice things and want to live the good life. A big, beautiful home tops the Rattlesnake’s priority list followed by lots of nice things to show off. In truth they are a bit overly impressed by shows of wealth and status. Deep down what they really want is respect and adoration, but they inherently know that accumulating money is the easiest way to impress others and they happen to be quite skilled at doing just that.

Careers are often the focal point of a Rattlesnake’s life. Strong and capable workers, they are also effective group leaders and do best when they are in charge. Too often though they try to take on big projects by themselves. It's not that they don't trust anyone else to get things done, they just know that they are capable of doing it all. This usually means that they overload themselves and eventually get bogged down and burned out. Rattlesnakes need to learn how to use their inherent leadership skills to delegate responsibility. They can get much more accomplished in the long run by using their charm and influence to convince others to join in their cause.

Members of this sign are incredibly stubborn and have a well-earned reputation for being inflexible. They are not tyrants, but they have high expectations of others, though they never expect more from others than they expect from themselves. Like their animal namesake, those born under the sign of the Rattlesnake are not very tolerant of those who cross them. They will almost always give you a warning, though, before they strike out, and that warning should be heeded. When pushed too far they can lash out quickly and ferociously. An angry Rattlesnake can be extremely dangerous.

Rattlesnakes need to have something greater than themselves to live for. Without a higher purpose in life, members of this forward-focused sign will chase after wealth, accomplishments, status, or power. Should they follow this path, they will end up feeling empty when they finally stop to rest and enjoy their achievements. Finding a bigger purpose in life to put their talents and energy into will be a big life purpose for this sign.


Rattlesnakes are socially adept, but are a bit choosy about when and where they will be social. They seem to know a lot of people, but mostly these acquaintances are contacts for business. Their real friends are like family to them. Rattlesnakes hold their family very close to them. Though they enjoy being with people, they can become too focused on work or achievements. When this happens they are likely to get caught up in networking and schmoozing instead of developing real friendships.

Those born under this sign are passionate people, and this can be seen in their relationships. Eventually Rattlesnakes will become focused on long-term relationships and family life, but not right away. Members of this proud and confident sign are likely to play the field earlier in life and will likely have many admirers to choose from. At first they will be drawn to whoever feeds their ego the most, but eventually they will fall for someone who challenges them as much as they challenge themselves.


Those born under this sign are good with money and know how to make it. They also know how to help others make it, which makes them highly sought after in the world of finance and fundraising. Rattlesnakes make very good financial advisers, stockbrokers, and investment bankers. Not every career will be so directly focused on money, though most Rattlesnakes won’t be happy unless they have some sense of achievement in their work. Members of this sign like to win in one way or another.

This is a sign of progress and accomplishment. Members of this sign are capable of success in any field though they most often choose some form of business as this is the most direct way to gain recognizable success. They excel as business people in general, but especially as managing directors, non-profit directors, and particularly advertising directors. Notice that “director” usually follows each job title. That’s because Rattlesnakes do best (and are happiest) when they are running the show. They make good entrepreneurs as well, though this path may be the fastest route to burning themselves out by focusing too much on work and not enough on the rest of their lives.


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Rattlesnakes have the Tropical Sun sign of Taurus, and are born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Dragon.

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