Astrology has been around for thousands of years. Our ancestors looked toward the heavens to transcribe the hidden depths of our lives, personalities, and futures. They believed that everything we could ever want to know, could be found in the stars.
But if you know anything about astrology, you need to know that not everything can be detailed in one simple zodiac sign. We have a multitude of astrological signs that each pertain to different areas of our lives. One of those areas is knowing what your spirit animal is based on your astrological sign.
In Native American culture, spirit animals are animals that are assigned to a certain birth period of time that reflects a person's inner character. An animal spirit explains a humans spiritual energy and deep inner desire. Read below to find your spirit animal, as it relates to your zodiac sign.
12 Aries: Hawk
In astrology, Aries is usually connected to the ram. Unfortunately, the ram is not your spirit animal. For Aries, a fire sign that is fueled by passion, independence, and loyalty, your spirit animal is the hawk or falcon.
Hawk's are natural-born leaders, many times working as the messenger in their group or family. Hawks work amazing in groups, but work even better independently, as they are spontaneous and sometimes rather impulsive. Hawk's can be seen as arrogant or egotistical, but that is just because they exude so much confidence in every facet of their lives. These people are never afraid to take the initiative. And, despite their hard-shelled exterior, the hawk is extremely compassionate. They also value their relationships above anything else. Passionate to the upmost, hawks are also adaptable and open to new ideas.
11 Taurus: Beaver
Taurus is usually connected with the bull, known for their hardheaded and stubborn personality. But the beaver, although a small but mighty animal, quickly adapts and overcomes any obstacle that comes their way.
Beaver's have a barrel of unlimited time and patience, making them one of the most valuable workers in any field. They are extremely strategic, resourceful, and very witty. In fact, you never want to try and out-wit a beaver. They are sharp and incredibly intelligent. But beavers need to be cautious of turning people away with their, my way or no way, attitude. They need to learn how to be humble and not give in to their tendencies of being over-demanding, possessive, or in some ways, cowardly. Deep inside, beavers are compassionate, loyal, resourceful, and generous friends and lovers when they're not afraid to let themselves shine.
10 Gemini: Deer
Gemini are known as being the twins of the zodiac. A sign that brings together a multitude of personality, challenges, and fun. So, it shouldn't be of any surprise that their spirit animal is the deer. Deer are incredibly energetic, witty, and very intelligent creatures. The deer is also not afraid to make a fool of themselves, as long as it gets a roaring laugh from their audience.
Gemini are amazing conversationalists, enjoying dinner parties and get-togethers. This spirit animal also cautions you to not give into your vanity. Rely on your amazing charisma and personality to attract people to you, not your doe-eyed look. The deer can also be very nurturing and inspiring to their perfect mate, although they can be quite picky in love. This sign also has a tendency to be impatient, moody, and even lazy, when they feel bored or taken advantage of. They live for the unknown.
9 Cancer: Woodpecker
Believe it or not, but the cancer, a water sign, connects deeply to the woodpecker. Why?! The woodpecker is incredibly nurturing, much like a cancer male or female. Cancer make excellent parents or caregivers because they have a deep sense of home rooted inside of them since birth.
Woodpeckers are amazing caretakers. They are caring, empathetic, great listeners, and supportive in their family roles. Woodpeckers, like Cancer, are very resourceful. These people are usually known as 'frugal' in their inner circles, but that's just because they are amazing at turning a nothing into a something! At their worst, the woodpecker can become angry, jealous, or even possessive. But that is pretty rare for this animal that tends to be all heart and little head.
8 Leo: Salmon
Just like the salmon, Leo are known to swim against the current. Oftentimes creating their own path and daring for everyone to follow suit. This spirit animal is deeply connected to Leo (lion), as they are both incredible leaders. Using their charismatic and contagious energy, the salmon usually draws people to them like a flame. They are well-liked, warm,, and enthusiastic.
Salmon have a tendency of appearing arrogant and egotistical, but only those close to them know that they are incredibly insecure. This animal can also become emotionally-invested in their relationships. Many times, leaving them easily hurt if their feelings are not reciprocated in the manner in which they need. The salmon is loyal, stable, and giving, but when hurt, they can become vindictive and egotistical. This is an issue of pride for them, which they have a lot of.
7 Virgo: Bear
Virgo are one of the more particular signs in the zodiac. They are observant, independent, and a bit of a perfectionist, just like the bear. The bear, as your spirit animal, explains much about the deepest parts of your personality. You are methodical in many ways, hardworking, and incredibly intelligent. Bears may not be known as cuddly creatures, but they have a huge heart and oftentimes can be so generous that they will give everything they have for those they love.
They are also very modest, shy, and can live very minimally if need be. The bear is also known for being impatient and having quite the temper if pushed hard enough, which they need. And when they are, hell hath no fury! This sign must be careful about becoming too skeptical, reclusive, independent, and lazy. This is them at their worst when they've been hurt or disappointed. But at their best, bears are very generous and loving.
6 Libra: Raven
Libra, the sign of the scales, is all about equality and balance in life and love. Which is very much like the raven, who is known for being a peace-loving creature. The raven is incredibly intelligent and charming, known for their incredible balance of beauty inside and outside.
The raven is the perfect mediator of any group as they are diplomatic, making them great listeners and advice-givers.The raven has boundless energy and is incredibly easygoing in all their relationships. Inside, they are romantic, patient, and caring. And when they're not their usually charming selves, the raven can be brash, demanding, rude, and even vindictive. But all in all, the raven is very nurturing and loves to give their time and hearts to those around them. They make excellent caregivers, teachers, and doctors.
5 Scorpio: Snake
Just like Scorpios, the snake is mysterious, secretive, and even appears 'darker' than most other signs. Snakes are very intuitive and are usually very spiritual in nature, or at least drawn to the paranormal, or the unknown. Many born under this sign are so drawn to the spiritual realm that they may even devote their lives to the study or leadership of this area. What many fail to see about the snake is that they are incredibly passionate, especially in matters of the heart, or even career.
They are also very funny and helpful if they trust you enough to be 100% themselves around you. The snake, at their worst, can be violent, disobedient, and even have a multitude of mood swings that can drive anyone crazy. But at their best, they really are incredible beings that are loyal and loving to those around them.
4 Sagittarius: Owl
Sagittarius spirit animal is the owl. The owl, like Sagittarius, is driven, energetic, passionate, and also quite hard to nail down to one specific type. They move with the wind, so to speak. This sign can be seen as rather impulsive, driven by their emotions and a fire deep inside of them. But they are incredibly easygoing and value their friendships above anything. At their worst, an owl can be seen as reckless, insincere, or even selfish. They crave an environment where they can be nurtured, protected, and loved. They are incredibly sensitive, despite the fact that they have us all fooled that they are independent. These people thrive in most areas of work, but excel as teachers, artists, or any occupation that allows them to use their hands.
3 Capricorn: Goose
Capricorn are very much the loners of the zodiac. Like Capricorn, the goose is a loner, but they do it in such a manner that you can't help but be OK with it. They are also incredibly ambitious, hardworking, and driven. But this sign is not driven by those around them—the goose sets their own ideals and then tries to go above and beyond. They really can be their own worst enemy. The goose has no problem being with a group of people, or off in their own little land.
They can sway from both worlds quite effortlessly. They're passionate, funny, and generous of their time and talent. But the goose must be careful, because at their worst, they have a tendency to create obsessive behaviors or even addictive traits.
2 Aquarius: Otter
Just like Aquarius, otters are playful, creative, and intelligent. This animal is quirky. They dance to the beat of their own drum and don't care what anyone thinks about it. But that doesn't make them unapproachable or unpopular. In all actuality, this sign is known for having a multitude of friends from many different realms. They can move across groups of people quite effortlessly. They have an incredible imagination and nurturing qualities.
That being said, they are PICKY when it comes to love, but when they find the right one, that's it. They won't ever look back. They're devoted for life. At their worst, the otter can become recluse, isolating themselves from friends or family. They may even have a rebellious stage in their late teens or early adulthood. But in the right environment, they make the perfect friend or companion.
1 Pisces: Wolf
Pisces are known to be the dreamers of the zodiac. They're graceful, generous, and have a deep abyss of feelings inside. This is also true for the wolf, who is known for being passionate and deeply emotional. The wolf is also very independent and can spend much of their lives alone, quite happily. But they are a pack breed and will eventually want to be a part of a group, family, or community. At their worst, the wolf can become obsessive over friends or family members, impractical, and even vindictive. But in the right environment, they are incredibly nurturing, gentle, and very affectionate. Their ultimate goal in life is to not only find true love, but to nurture it for a lifetime. Divorce is never an option for this sign and they will try until they have nothing left to make their relationships work.