Astrology has been around for centuries. Looking up at the sky, our ancestors visualized heaven and set about to find the hidden depths and meanings that could link the universe to our personalities. They believed that every answer to a question could be found in the stars.
The spirit animals that are assigned to a certain birth period of time are meant to give us strength, hope, love, and comfort, ultimately reflecting a person’s inner character. In Native American culture, an animal spirit explains a human’s spiritual energy and deep inner desire. Read ahead to know about the different spirit animals that represent the zodiac sign.
Pisces, known to be dreamers, are graceful, generous, passionate and deeply emotional. This is also accurate for the wolf. They are used to living with a pack and will eventually want to be a part of a group, family, or community. At their worst, the wolf can become possessive over friends or family members, impractical, and even vindictive. But in the right environment, they can be incredibly cherishing, tender, and very affectionate.
Though the Ram represents Aries, it is not their spirit animal. An Arian is fuelled by passion, independence, and loyalty, just like a hawk. Natural born leaders, Hawks are usually the messenger in their group. They are spontaneous and impulsive, which means they’re better at working independently. Sometimes Hawks can sometimes be perceived as arrogant or narcissistic, but that is a result of exuding so much confidence in every aspect of life. Despite their hardcore exterior, the hawk is extremely empathetic.
Although a small but mighty animal, the Beaver quickly acclimatizes and overcomes any obstacle that comes their way. Beavers are known to be very patient, making them very valuable for any work. They are resourceful, tactful and have a sharp wit. Beavers can be over demanding and selfish towards others, which is why they need to practice being humble and generous.
It isn’t a surprise that the spirit animal of a Gemini is a deer. With an insane amount of energy, they are fun and intelligent creatures who aren’t afraid to put themselves out there. They are on the lookout to entertain the crowd and are great conversationalists who enjoy social situations. The deer can also be very charming and motivating for their mates to look up to.
The woodpecker is incredibly fostering, much like a proper Cancerian. They make outstanding parents or caregivers because they have a deep sense of home rooted inside of them since birth. They are caring, empathetic, great listeners, resourceful and supportive in their family roles. They could come off as ‘thrifty’ in their inner circles, but that’s only because they are great at turning nothing into something!
Often known to swim against the current, Leos just like salmon, create their own path and daring for everyone to follow suit. They are both incredible leaders with contagious energy which draws others to them like a moth to a flame. Salmon can be incredibly insecure which can be projected to others as appearing arrogant. They are easily hurt as they take things very personally, leaving them a tad vindictive.
The Bear and Virgos are connected to each other as they both are attentive, autonomous, and a bit of purist. Meticulous and brainy with their methods, bears also have a huge heart filled with generosity. They can be modest, shy, and can live very minimally if need be. If pushed to a brink, bears can have quite the temper which could result in all hell breaking loose. They must be careful about becoming too cynical, isolated, independent, and lazy.
Libra is all about equality and balance in life and love which resembles the raven, who is known for being a peace-loving creature. The raven is extraordinarily intelligent and charming, known for their improbable balance of beauty inside and outside. Known to be diplomatic, great listeners, and advisors, the raven can be the perfect facilitator of any group. They are easy going but could also be rude and brash on a bad day.
The snake is enigmatic, secretive, and even seems to have a dark side. Snakes are very intuitive and are usually very mystical in nature, or at least drawn to the supernatural, or the unknown. They can be very zealous, especially in matters of the heart, or even career. If they trust you enough, they can be very helpful and fun. At worst, they could be very moody and violent.
The owl is ambitious, active, fervent, and also quite difficult to categorize into one specific type. Rather impulsive, they are driven by their feelings and fire deep inside of them. Incredibly easygoing, owls value their friendships above anything. At their poorest, an owl can be seen as irresponsible, dishonest, or even self-centered. They desire an environment where they can be safe and loved.
Coined as the loners, the goose, and the Capricorn are very much alike. They are motivated, hardworking, and driven by the ideals set by them. But sometimes, they really can be their own worst enemy. Passionate, humorous, and generous, the goose must be cautious of their tendency to create compulsive behaviors or even addictive traits.
Otters are playfully cute, creatively quirky, and dance to the beat of their own drum. They don’t give a damn in the world which makes them even more popular among others. Having a lot of friends in many different groups, they can move across quite smoothly. They can be picky when it comes to love, but they make the perfect friend and companion.
Since the beginning of time, animals have guided us, taught us, and communicated with us. We just have to be open enough to listen.