Predator: One symbolic interpretation of The Snake is a situation that is eating you alive. Occasionally it may refer to a person who is chasing you romantically or a rival in love or at work
Discord: When we see The Snake we should consider that it may be a warning or refer to an argument. You could be feeling threatened or intimidated – just relax and call on your spirit animal to guide you.
Questions: Where do questions need to be asked or answered? Is someone asking questions about you? Where in your life is there a question mark that needs you to provide the answer?
The Snake can signify a professional person or a situation that can’t be resolved without professional help such as medical, legal, religious, loans
Upright Meanings: truth, strength, action, legal disputes, cause and effect, karmic justice, courage, determination, integrity, justice, heroism, law, honesty, conviction, consequences, virility
The Snake relates to karmic justice, legal matters and cause and effect. The Snake is showing you that all actions have consequences. So look at your present circumstances in that context, how have your own actions contributed to where you find yourself today? Are there any karmic lessons that you should be learning from your current situation? This major card is also a signifier of legal matters being resolved in a fair and balanced matter. This is usually a favorable omen if you are involved in a legal dispute. The Snake is concerned with truth and integrity, so you may find yourself compelled to speak the truth and that you more than ever value honesty and integrity in others. The Snake also relates to balance. It may signify that circumstances may arise that could throw you off balance. These circumstances may or may not be beyond your control or of your own making. Either way, you must try to keep yourself on an even-keel as events unfold. The Snake can also indicate that you have a choice to make when it appears in your readings as you will be weighing up all your options and balancing the scales.
Reversed Meanings: unfaithfulness, corruption, karmic retribution, sickness, dishonesty, unfairness, weakness, injustice, lack of accountability, pettiness
The Snake reversed can indicate injustice or avoidance of karmic justice. This may take the form of being treated unjustly in your life or situation where you are being unfairly affected by the choices or actions of others. You may feel you are being victimized or blamed for something that is not your fault. Whatever the situation, you must try to maintain your balance. Even if you didn’t create the situation, you can choose how you react to it and that can be a lesson in itself. The Snake in a reversed position can also be an indicator of someone trying to avoid their karma. If you have played a part in creating your current situation by bad choices or actions, you must be accountable. Don’t try to blame others or avoid the consequences, just learn from it and move forward a little wiser and more self-aware. The Snake reversed can also indicate dishonesty. If you have been caught out in a lie, don’t try to justify it or lie your way out of it. Just confess, accept the consequences and try to draw a line under it. The Snake reversed can indicate someone with very hardline or uncompromising views. Examine if you or those around you may have become prejudiced. Examine this and determine is this how you want to be or what you want in your life? If you are involved in a legal dispute, it is not a favorable card to get and indicates that there will be some form of injustice in the outcome or the outcome will not be what you had hoped for.