What Is Your Spirit Animal According to Your Zodiac Sign?

Each zodiac sign has its own unique spirit animal that matches its vibe
By Victoria CarbajalLast updated on March 27, 2024
What Is Your Spirit Animal According to Your Zodiac Sign?

A Spirit Animal is a teacher, messenger, omen, or guide who is there to help you in some area of your life. In shamanic cultures, spirit animals are thought to be the literal spirits of animals that we either inherit, are born with, or adopt during life. However, in various schools of psychology, Spirit Animals are thought to be the archetypal or symbolic manifestations of the primal psyche. Regardless of what philosophy you subscribe to, Spirit Animals are powerful allies that connect us with our Souls and Higher Purpose.

And from the social butterfly vibes of Gemini to the mysterious depths of Scorpio, each zodiac sign has its own unique spirit animal that matches its vibe. Want to find out yours?

Aries (21 March – 19 April) — Hawk

Strong, fiercely independent, driven, and extremely ambitious, the red-hot and fiery Aries, denoted by the ram, finds a perfect match with the inherent qualities of a hawk. They are very confident, albeit a bit impatient in their dealings. This sign is influenced by the planet Mars, which symbolizes passion and ambition. They are, hence, born leaders, and hawks embody similar attributes.

Taurus (20 April– 20 May) — Bear

This earth sign is symbolized by the celestial bull and driven by the planet Venus, which represents love and money. They love all things luxurious and are sometimes perceived as very stubborn. A bear personifies these qualities accurately and denotes physical and mental strength, which is again a typical Taurean attribute.

Gemini (21 May– 20 June) — Butterfly

Aptly dubbed as the ‘social butterfly’ of the zodiacs, this amiable, relentlessly innovative, and positive air sign is ruled by the planet of communication Mercury and denoted by the symbol of twins. A butterfly is its perfect spirit animal as it is light, colorful, and always buzzing around to begin new endeavors or be a part of it.

Cancer (21 June – 22 July) — Moose

This fourth sign of the zodiac is influenced by the water element and is considered extremely sensitive as well as distant and moody, too. The sign is driven by the moon and its spirit animal is a moose. Cancerians are quite elusive and shy to show their true selves and retreat into their shell to avoid uncomfortable situations. However, they hold on to the people and situations they are attached to.

Leo (23 July– 22 August) — Lion

What better spirit animal can denote this fire sign than its own symbol? Leo’s spirit animal is a lion, and the beast internalizes the spirit of this sign like no other animal can. Ruled by the Sun, Leos are ambitious, fiercely protective, popular, regal in every way, generous and have a heart fit for a king. The flipside of possessing these attributes is that the people belonging to this sign are perceived to be a bit narcissistic, but they are warm in reality and love giving and attracting attention everywhere they go.

Virgo (23 August – 22 September) — Fox

Sharp, agile, and steadfast, the fox is associated with the qualities of being the smartest animal in the jungle. The earth sign of Virgo is denoted by The Virgin or Maiden and is influenced by the planet Mercury. They are known to take in all the information and use it for their betterment. Well-suited to live in the material world, they are rooted in their beliefs yet are very adaptable, as their modality is mutable exactly as a fox.

Libra (23 September – 22 October) — Swan

Elegant, beautiful, and equally vain, the intelligent, charming, and sociable air sign of Libra could be compared with a swan on many grounds. Librans are connoisseurs of beauty as they are dominated by the planet Venus which influences beauty and wealth. They love to be liked and appreciated and are quite popular too.

Scorpio (23 October– 21 November) — Snake

This water sign is often misunderstood and wrongly perceived as dreaded, vengeful, and dangerous. But, it is not the case, as their deep emotional mindset is not everyone’s cup of tea. Known to be highly perceptive and wary of the people around them, this cardinal water sign could be best represented by a snake. They share similar qualities and are both gentle and inward-looking as well as vengeful and hurtful if the situation demands. This sign is influenced by the planet Pluto, which is all about destruction and regeneration — some capabilities that Scorpios share with their spirit animal snake.

Sagittarius (22 November – 21 December) — Red Panda

Free-spirited and organically adventurous, this last fire sign in the zodiac is ruled by the planet of exploration, Jupiter. The mutable sign is always keen to learn new things, as those belonging to it often get bored with routine. A red panda is the spirit animal for the Sagittarius because they share similar sensibilities when it comes to their core nature. Endearing, having contagious energy and smart enough to survive in adverse circumstances, though a bit inconsistent in their dealing, a Sagittarian showcases these qualities like its spirit animal.

Capricorn (22 December – 19 January) — Wolf

Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, which lays special emphasis on following rules and regulations in life. Similar to its spirit animal, this fixed sign roams in packs, gives great importance to family, is governed by rules, and is known to be solid in its dealings. The downside is that Capricorn is slightly rigid and is often perceived as too boring because of their interest in adhering to routines.

Aquarius (20 January – 18 February) — Rabbit

This last of the air signs in the zodiac system, Aquarius, is denoted by a water carrier. Ruled by the planet Neptune, this fixed sign seeks revolution in every sense of its being. The witty rabbits embody these qualities perfectly. Like rabbits, Aquarians seem to be a part of their surroundings yet detached at some levels, always thinking of a new journey to embark upon.

Pisces (19 February – 20 March) — Fish

The last zodiac sign is a water sign and quite aptly, the best spirit animal for this is fish, the same as its symbol. Imaginative, cut from reality, and very creative, this sign is the most peaceful and meditative of all. The fish exudes spiritual energy and calmness, which is exactly what a Pisces personality is all about.

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In moments of confusion or uncertainty, the presence of a spirit animal can serve as a light, illuminating the way forward and reminding us of our innate connection to the natural world. By embracing the wisdom and lessons they offer, we open ourselves up to a deeper understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe.

Remember that behind each of these animals, there may be a message waiting for you, a lesson to be learned, or a guiding hand to lead you forward.

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