Everyone has a spirit animal, whether they are aware of it or not. For some cultures, the discovery of this special animal is part of a right of passage, helping them to move from one stage of life to another as they seek to become the best version of themselves. These are their guardians and protectors as they face life’s challenges and continue to grow and evolve. Others see the spirit animal as more of an adviser, guiding them down the right path.
Regardless of what your spirit animal means to you as far as your life journey, identifying this special animal in your life can help you to better understand yourself on a deeper level. They are often connected to specific personality traits and the way in which we see the world around us.
For this reason, experts say you can make a pretty accurate guess as to what someone’s spirit animal is based solely on the personality traits associated with each of the 12 zodiac signs. Sure, there are going to be exceptions to the rule, but for the vast majority, you will find this to be scarily accurate! Interested in discovering your spirit animal and what it reveals about you?
Discover Your Spirit Animal According to Your Zodiac Sign:
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19): Tiger
Confident and determined, it is no wonder that your spirit is associated with an animal as regal and powerful as a tiger. You are a force to be reckoned with, intimidated by no one and unwilling to back down regardless of what life may throw your way. If anyone is crazy enough to challenge you, they will feel the full force of your undeniable temper reigning down upon them – and that’s a sight frightening enough to send anyone running for the hills!
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20): Wolf
There is no denying that you are stubborn and independent, determined to take on the world single-handedly. You know what you want in life, and you certainly don’t NEED anyone else in order to make it happen. This doesn’t mean that you are against the idea of allowing others into your life, to the contrary. Like a wolf, you know the value of your pack, and you are fiercely protective of them.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20): Black Panther
When you see a Gemini in action, dominating social settings and spreading their love and light everywhere that they go, there is no surprise that they are associated with an animal as beautiful, graceful and elegant as the black panther. They face life with a calm and collected exterior, refusing to allow themselves to give in to negativity, however, if they are provoked the power of the black panther within will come forward to carry them through.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22): Dog
Compassionate, sensitive and fiercely loyal to the family unit, a Cancer is basically the human version of a dog. They may not always have the ability to say the right thing at the right time, but just their presence can bring calm to the most challenging of situations. They thrive on affection and love from the people in their lives, giving their heart 110% without hesitation. Treat a Cancer properly, and they will always be found by your side in thick and thin.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22): Peacock
Proud and confident, much of a Leo’s attention is on the way that they present themselves to the world around them. Creating a bold, successful and unbreakable exterior, they make amazing leaders due to their independence and the fact that others willingly trust and follow their undeniable confidence and charisma. Like a peacock, they are not opposed to flaunting their beauty for the world to see.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22): Eagle
The perfectionistic tendencies of a Virgo mean that they have a sharp eye, noticing even the finest of details in the world around them. This attention to detail allows them to make intelligent and well-thought-out decisions, setting them up for success in all that they do. They don’t need anyone else to help them reach great heights. Instead, they will channel their inner eagle soaring off into the horizon.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22): Panda
If asked, a Libra will tell you that there is nothing more they want in this life then to bring peace and happiness to everyone that they meet. Warm, caring and sweet, they have a huge heart and genuinely care about the well-being of everyone in their life. Like a panda, they are pretty laid back, content to live a quieter and more relaxed lifestyle.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21): Lion
If you have ever met a Scorpio, then you will agree that they can be incredibly intimidating! Confident, passionate and mysterious, no one knows that a Scorpio has planned but they know that they don’t want to be the one to stand in their way! They will speak their mind, even if they know that no one else will agree, standing tall and owning their opinions. This fierce independence makes it easy to see why their spirit animal is the lion.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Cat
Sagittarius lives life with a curiosity that none of the other signs can fully understand. They feel the need to try everything in life at least once, always seeking new experiences and adventures. Occasionally they will get burned, after all, curiosity killed the cat, but that isn’t going to stop them from moving onto the next of their 9 lives to continue barrelling forward following their heart. Despite their incredibly impulsive way of living, they are highly intelligent, making them great problem solvers.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19): Horse
When most people look at a Capricorn, all they see is the logically minded, detail focused individual that makes every decision based solely on data and facts. What they don’t realize is that within the heart of every Capricorn is a wild, free spirit just waiting to break free. Like their spirit animal, the horse, they long for nothing more than to run free in beautiful pastures with the wind in their hair truly enjoying life.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18): Bear
The unique Aquarius can make one of the best friends that a person could ever ask for – loyal, caring and affectionate, but don’t cross them or you will see their inner bear emerge. Aquarius is a highly territorial sign, and they certainly aren’t going to back down from the competition. Instead, they will fight to protect their goals and dreams, the people that they care about and anything else that they have established is ‘theirs’ to keep.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20): Fox
When you first see a Pisces they are pretty, elegant and adorable, much like the fox, their spirit animal. However, these quick-witted, intelligent individuals can be pretty frightening when they are backed into a corner. They desire nothing more than to live a happy, calm life free from conflict, but they also won’t back down if their way of life is being challenged.
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