There will not be friendship between these animals from the very start, the moment the Dog takes over control of our planet. The four-legged master of 2018 requires only one thing from all the signs of the Chinese horoscope - extreme honesty with themselves and the world around. Snakes, of course, are not accustomed to behaving in this way, and it is much more convenient for them to pursue their own goals, using stealth, cleverly manipulating those around them. The Dog will nip such attempts in the bud, and already at the start of 2018 will learn a lesson about the inherent dangers of self-serving behavior. Taking this lesson to heart, Snakes will decide that the time has really come for them to change their cunning character.
The lesson which the Dog is going to teach Snakes will have many consequences. The main one of these will be difficult relations between representatives of this sign and the world around. More specifically, the world will seem to wake up as if from a long sleep and finally realize that you, subtle Snakes, have been using everyone around you for your own interests. As soon as your friends start to thin out, the moment you hear 'no' from someone you love in response to your request for help, that's when large-scale changes will start to take place in your conscience. You will devote the entire first half of 2018 to them, isolating yourself for a while, renouncing your social life and delving deep into the abyss of reflection.
These analyses will entice you more the deeper you go in your psychological lessons. You will only come to grips with this science in order to finally make sense of yourself. By directing the vector of these analyses deeply into yourself, you will understand that the conceit you have demonstrated your whole life is the barrier which is preventing you from enjoying harmony. Your goal will be extremely clear to you, and you will take it upon yourself to eradicate your conceit, egoism and vanity. Very soon everyone you know well will note the metamorphoses taking place in your character (and they will be very highly appreciated by your life partner).
By the way, during the year of the Yellow Dog, Snakes will subject their personal lives to a radical reassessment too. Your marriage, which has recently started to come apart at the seams, will receive the most lively attention from you. By nature, snakes are generously bestowed with the ability to finely sense the attitude of those around them, and you will make active use of this ability when communicating with your significant other. You will pay avid attention to everything your partner thinks about, dreams about, everything your partner breathes, and this unsurpassed sensitivity will remove the threat of divorce from your marriage. But the most important thing is the fact that, as 2018 passes by, you and your life partner will decide to open a new chapter in your life stories, and a prolog to this chapter will be your decision to keep the generation going by having children.
In 2018 many things will change in the lives of single Snakes. Having recognized that your traditional script 'I came, I saw, I conquered,' is no longer relevant, you will think up a new strategy for behaving with members of the opposite sex. This strategy will be extremely simple, and it can be described in one sentence - you will forget your innate egocentricity, and learn to guess what those who you are interested in really want. by the way, during the year of the Yellow Dog, you will become interested in not just one person, but several of the finest significant other candidates. The first romance will start for you in the beginning of 2018. It will only last a couple of weeks, becoming a kind of 'teaching stage' for you, before your truly serious and long-lasting relationship. You will start it completely spontaneously, and the object of your attention will be a person you cross paths with while you are busy doing your job. Growing close to this person very rapidly, you will, of course, arouse the bewilderment of your friends, who are used to your relationships developing more slowly and carefully. This time, caution will not be necessary for you, because your significant other will prove to be a wholesome person in all respects, having the best possible qualities.
Matters relating to your business or career will develop significantly less favorably. Snakes subconsciously expect that any minute someone strong and experienced will come along to offer them a career or business success on a silver platter. In 2018 such miracles are completely out of the question, it's not without reason that the master of this annual cycle will be very strict towards representatives of your sign. As a result, Snakes will not have easy victories, and but they will not strain themselves for the sake of everything which requires colossal efforts from them. Well, nobody is entitled to judge you for this voluntary rejection of new achievements in your professional destiny. You will be your only judge of yourself. When you analyze everything you could have achieved, but did not, you will promise to reform yourself as quickly as possible. Working on your mistakes will start this year already. In the third ten-day period of the Year of the Dog you will take it upon yourself to improve your professionalism at any cost, avidly coming to grips with new knowledge.
As far as the area of your finances is concerned, in this aspect the year of the Dog will go by without any major changes. You will receive the same income you got last year, with one small clarification. From now on you will not have unreasonable expenses or spontaneous purchases in your life. From your side there will be no attempts to artificially show off in front of those around you with the latest unnecessary gadget. The opinion of those around you will become a lot more important to you, not concerning this pointless knick-knackery, but rather how they relate to your personal qualities. You will even make your wardrobe notable modest, in order to stop it from drawing attention away from the depths of your inner world. During the year of the Dog, more than once and more than twice this will prove to be the right thing to bet on. The respect of others who know you will grow significantly. Your regular income could also grow towards the end of the year (it will only grow because, having stopped wasting money on unnecessary knick-knackery, you will start to carefully invest your capital with a view to the future).