Card from our Lifestyle Deck:
The Serpent has more accurate meanings when paired with another card in the lifestyle deck or with a tarot card.
Meanings: a deceitful person, desire, seduction, deception, craving, attraction, sexuality, wisdom
As one of humanity’s most ancient symbols, seeing the Serpent in your reading can reflect many aspects and faces of this animal. Desire and craving, or ambition is one of these facets, especially a desire of the sort that very strong, almost consuming. Some of these desires can be harmless, and others, when uncontrolled, can lead to a kind of addiction. There is also the sense that the kind of desire that is represented by the Serpent is so strong, that incredible determination comes alongside it – sometimes making for an almost single-minded focus.
Another facet of the Serpent can involve deception – to be specific, the kind of deception that is calculating and self serving, almost manipulative. Another interpretation of the Serpent card that is rarely used, but just as important, is its wisdom and knowledge. While in more traditional interpretations, such as the ones above, it has been plastered with morality, there is a more pure reading of the Serpent that has none of those value judgements. In other cultures, their intelligence is revered, and sacred, and even in western interpretations, we must remember that it was the Serpent that brought us truth – though, forbidden truth.
The Serpent Significators
- This card has Negative energies
- If The Serpent signifies a person they will often be Cancer
- As a matching card The Serpent signifies Planned (when or for how long)
- This card is ruled by the Moon
Examples of Questions to Ask
- Why do I desire the things I do?
- How far will I go to get that which I desire?
- What do I desire that is forbidden to me?
- Is my desire controlling me?