Spirit animals are an important aspect in a seeker’s journey. If you’re on your spiritual path and wish to know what your zodiac spirit animal is, then look no further – we’ve put together several reasons that this knowledge can be an important and rewarding milestone on your mystical path.
Several indigenous cultures believe that each one of us is guided by beings of the highest compassion and nature through our journey on this planet. These beings come in different forms and serve different purposes for each individual. Since every spiritual seeker’s journey is different and each of us carries a different karmic substance, it would be limiting to fixate on a single spirit animal.
However, if you’re new to this uncharted terrain of the spiritual world and its tremendous possibilities, then your zodiac spirit animal can help you feel grounded during the times you’re feeling all over the place.
What Are Zodiac Signs Spirit Animals?
As research points out, humans share their more ancient brain regions with animals. In fact, spirit beings protected your ancestors by providing them healing wisdom in predicting the future. Hence, knowing about your sign’s spirit animal can be beneficial to you in the following ways:
- You get an in-depth insight on your core personality, characteristics, and overall vibe
- You can relate to these creatures, about your inner desires and spiritual energy
- You can surrender to them for strength, love, comfort, and hope during dark/dangerous situations
- Knowing that some social creature out there shares the same passion as you makes you feel less alone
- If you have heavy placements in your chart, resonating with spirit animal guides can offer you deep lessons/secret messages
Find Out Your True Zodiac Spirit Animal Here
Spirit animals or guides can help a seeker tap into a new level of awareness of their inner world and in turn, help them navigate the external world better. In my experience, staying in touch with my spirit animal has helped me become conscious of my own patterns. Once you’re in tune with your spirit animal, you can overcome any difficult challenges you may face in your life and if you’re fortunate, it may even lead you to your twin flame.
It is believed that everyone has encountered their spirit animal at least once. Maybe it’s an animal that keeps appearing in your dreams, or perhaps you find yourself resonating with your zodiac spirit animal the most. To understand this complex topic better, we have put together this article on each sign’s zodiac spirit animal.
By the end of this reading, you’ll be able to make sense of why you carry certain traits within yourself and yes, you can credit (or blame) it on your zodiac spirit animal.
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1. Aries spirit animal – The Ram (March 21 – April 19)
There’s much to say about this ambitious, self-assertive sign. People of this zodiac are known for their fierce and fearless behavior. This Mars-ruled cardinal sign is the one leading all the zodiac signs, which explains their astute leadership qualities. Since this sign rules in the first house, the House of Self, it represents a new beginning and self-identity.
One look at this sign’s zodiac symbol is enough to sum up an Aries. The Ram, which represents the Aries spirit animal on the zodiac, is known to be an aggressive competitor. Just like it’s impossible to make a Ram change the direction it wants to go in, an Aries can’t be swayed by any external situation. So, for example, once an Aries woman is in love she’ll commit to the relationship and you can be assured she’ll stick around for you.
There are a lot more similarities between the Aries and its zodiac spirit animal. The way the Ram is always fiercely protective of its herd, the Aries native will go to any length to protect their loved ones. In many ways, their capacity to love is endless. Also, an Arian is often related to a hawk, because they are natural born leaders and are passionate/loyal.
2. Taurus spirit animal – The Bull (April 20 – May 20)
The mighty Bull is this sign’s zodiac spirit animal and rightly so. No other animal can represent the Taurus spirit animal better than a bull. This beastly creature shares a lot of similarities with natives of this sign.
People of the Taurus sign have a strong desire for stability, whether it’s in their social setting or in their work. They have a strong desire for extravagance, which can lead to intense yearnings and desire. When a Taurus man is in love with you, he’ll pamper the heck out of you but you do need to expect a short temper during arguments. Taurus natives, like the Bull who represents their sign, are prone to anger and once enraged, they can be terrifying.
Similar to their zodiac spirit animal, people belonging to the Taurus zodiac are stubborn individuals and always hold their ground. In terms of physical appearance, people from this zodiac are known to have a strong presence and robust physique. Moreover, a Taurus can even resonate with a beaver, because beavers acclimatize easily and are very patient/resourceful. Taureans (like beavers) can be very selfish, and so, they need to work toward being gentle and generous.
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3. Gemini spirit animal – The Twins (May 21 – June 21)
The third sign of the zodiac, Gemini, does not have a zodiac spirit animal representing itself. This sign rules the House of Sharing, which represents generosity and communication. Gemini are quick to overcome communication problems in a relationship. Their astrological symbol is a glyph of two lines joined together, which symbolizes the Twins. This is said to represent the two qualities of duality and neutrality that this sign is known to inherit.
A few astrologers also associate the phoenix as this sign’s zodiac spirit animal. Geminis are the most adaptable sign from the zodiac and like the phoenix, they emerge stronger from a catastrophe. They are known to survive fires and rise anew from the ashes.
This sign has the quality of a mutable modality which enables them to remain flexible to the changes in life, unlike certain fixed signs. If you’re dating a Gemini man, know this, he’ll always looks at things from multiple perspectives and analyze every possible outcome. This gives this sign a strong foresight while making important life decisions.
A Gemini is also often related to a deer, because of their ability to entertain friends or use humor in social situations. Just like a deer, a Gemini is very charming and warm-hearted. They are great at conversations and not afraid to put themselves out there.
4. Cancer spirit animal – The Crab (June 22 – July 22)
Cancerians are extremely sensitive and empathetic beings; they are considerate of themselves as well as others who are in sync with their spiritual side. This sign belongs to the fourth house in the zodiac, the House of Home and Family. This makes a Cancerian good at nurturing.
The Cancer spirit animal is represented by the Crab and it’s the most accurate zodiac spirit animal for this sign. Just like their spirit animal, Cancerians have the tendency to retract into their shell whenever they find themselves in a dangerous situation. They’re family-oriented beings and are far too sensitive to expose themselves to risky experiences. For instance, at-home dates are a great way to make a Cancer man happy.
Cancerians also resonate with woodpeckers, because they make great parents/caregivers. Since they are caring, empathetic, resourceful, and very good listeners, playing family roles comes effortlessly to them. Just like a woodpecker, a Cancerian is great at building something from scratch.
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5. Leo spirit animal – The Lion (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are a magnificent sign represented by the Lion. Which traits make the Lion a perfect choice as the Leo’s spirit animal? Leos are known to be bold and confident in their behavior, king-like even. Leo is among the signs that are natural-born leaders.
The glyph for Leo represents the head mane and tail of the lion. The circle is symbolic of the bright and shining Sun, and the swirling arc from the circle represents the Leo’s highly influential presence. Every Leo is optimistic and has an endless capacity for fun and entertainment. They enjoy receiving compliments and gestures of gratitude.
Like their zodiac spirit animal, the Leo expects to be respected and admired by those around them. They walk with their heads held high. When someone disrespects or questions them, watch out, because both the Leo and the Lion know how to lash out and make a powerful statement. However, when they feel threatened, they can turn cold-hearted, jealous, and aggressive.
A Leo can also empathize very well with a salmon because of their addictive traits. Just like a salmon, a quick-witted Leo leads and most people follow. Owing to their contagious energy, people are drawn to them like a moth to a flame.
6. Virgo spirit animal – The Maiden (August 23 – September 22)
In this list of zodiac spirit animals, there are a few signs which are not directly associated with a spirit animal. We’ve already covered one such sign Gemini, and the next sign is a Virgo. Instead of a Virgo spirit animal, we have a young woman, a Virgin, representing this sign in the zodiac. Don’t let the word ‘virgin’ confuse you, Virgos are known to be very sensual in bed and have a spicy sex life.
The Virgo native is represented by the virgin or maiden carrying a shaft of wheat. The maiden symbolizes the Virgo’s need to help and serve and the wheat symbolizes their ability to separate the wheat from the chaff. Its glyph, an ‘M’ with an inward twist, is reflective of the introspective nature of Virgo.
Virgos are one of the most caring zodiac signs and love to go the extra mile to help their loved ones. Emotionally intelligent, these generous beings like to be appreciated for their efforts.
Virgos are often related to bears, because they are attentive and meticulous. Just like a bear, they can be shy but have a huge, generous heart. A bear gets angry, if you push it too much and the same is the case with a Virgo. They must be careful about becoming too lazy, cynical, or isolated.
7. Libra spirit animal – The Swan (September 23 – October 22)
The third sign with a missing zodiac spirit animal is the Libra. Here, this sign is represented by the Scales. The word Libra itself comes from the Latin word ‘lībra’ which translates to a ‘pair of scales’. It’s a great symbolic and literal interpretation for this sign, because it shows this sign’s desire to maintain balance in all aspects of life.
Who is the Libra spirit animal then? Some contemporary astrologers associate the Libra spirit animal with the swan. Libras are known to be nurturing, loving, and artsy, and traditionally the swan symbolizes elegance, love, and harmony. These are also the traits of the planet Venus which happens to be Libra’s ruling planet. I say from this personal experience, a Libra woman makes for a perfect soulmate.
The swan can very well be the zodiac spirit animal for this sign, given Libra’s inclination toward romance and relationships. We’ve all seen movies where two swans come together to form a heart.
This air sign is obsessed with symmetry and creating equilibrium in their life, as well as in the lives of their loved ones. This is why their qualities are similar to that of a raven. Owing to their peace-loving/diplomatic nature, they can be the facilitators of any group. Just like a raven, a Libran is known for its balance of beauty (both inner and external).
8. Scorpio spirit animal – The Scorpion (October 23 – November 22)
The Scorpion represents this sign’s ability to hide in the shadows, observe, and stay alert to any potential threat in its surroundings. There are several traits that the Scorpio spirit animal and the sign have in common, but a strong instinct for survival and sensitivity to danger are the most defining traits they share.
Did you know that the Scorpion is the oldest terrestrial animal to walk our planet? Along with a strong survival instinct, Scorpions (and Scorpios) are known to be adaptable to any environment. They’re truly the last ones standing during turbulent times.
The Scorpio is loyal and trustworthy, this makes Scorpio men the best husbands. Since their personality is dark and secretive, they can also empathize with snakes. If a snake trusts you enough, they would be helpful and fun. But at their worst, they would be moody/violent, just like a Scorpion.
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9. Sagittarius spirit animal – The Centaur (November 23 – December 21)
Sagittarius is the last of the three fire signs in the zodiac and it rules the House of Purpose. This sign is ruled by the planet Jupiter, which is regarded as the King of Gods in astrology. The Sagittarius spirit animal, the centaur, symbolizes duality and paradox.
This zodiac spirit animal is also shown to carry an arrow, which can be interpreted in two ways. Firstly, the Sagittarian needs to look for a higher spiritual meaning of life, and since this is a fire sign they’re also known to be truthful and straightforward with life. Fire signs can’t tolerate beating around the bush and this mistake can make them less passionate in the relationship.
Secondly, the half-man and half-horse Sagittarius spirit animal also suggests that the native of this sign has a wild side. If you’re in love with a Sagittarius man, know that this sign loves disappearing into the wild, going on adventures, and living life on the very edge. Similar to their fire sign twins, Leo and Aries, this sign is also fierce and independent. They approach life with the intention of experiencing it in its rawness and thrive in risky situations.
Also, just like a wise old owl, a Sagittarian is driven by inner emotions instead of impulse. They are easygoing and value their friends a lot. At their worst, they can struggle with honesty and looking beyond themselves.
10. Capricorn spirit animal – The Sea Goat (December 22 – January 19)
Right alongside the mythical Centaur of Sagittarius, we have the Sea Goat representing the Capricorn spirit animal. The symbolic meaning behind the body of a goat and the tail of a fish reveals that Capricorn can navigate both the material as well as the emotional realm skillfully. This sign rules the House of Enterprise and it primarily represents ambition and governance, making them one of the wealthy signs of the zodiac.
They’re the last of the Earth signs on this list. With their ruling planet, Saturn (which rules the dimension of time), and their cardinal modal, the Capricorn exhibits a blend of patience and leadership as their primary traits. Similar to its zodiac spirit animal, this sign can climb up the mountain of success with its unwavering focus and determination.
Every zodiac sign has a weakness and Capricorn is no exception. A word of caution for dear Capricorn – remember that not everyone can match up to your standards of doing things and living life. Just like a goose, you can be a loner and hence your own worst enemy. You are passionate and generous but also susceptible to compulsive/addictive traits.
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11. Aquarius spirit animal – The Water Bearer (January 20 – February 18)
We’re sorry, Aquarius, you’re yet another sign in the zodiac that doesn’t have a spirit animal representing you. It’s placed in the 11th house, the House of Blessings. An Aquarius is an opinionated, independent humanitarian, and an intellectual being. It’s safe to say that they are the most intelligent sign of the zodiac. The Aquarius spirit animal, or rather, symbol, is that of the Water Bearer.
This sign is ruled by Uranus and the planet governs innovation and technological advancement. Aquarians are known for their optimism, self-reliance, and witty sense of humor. Similar to Gemini, this air sign is forward-thinking and wants to make the world a better place. The strongest characteristic about being an Aquarian is their futurist mindset, guided by strong empathy and intuition. When an Aquarius man is in love he does not shy away from commitment.
Also, an Aquarius is like an otter, who dances to the beat of their own drum. They are creatures who enjoy socializing and have loads of friends. They are cute, playful, quirky, and popular. They have a positive impact on the lives around them, without even realizing it.
12. Pisces spirit animal – The Fish (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces is well connected to the animal and the spirit realm. This sign is the last sign of the zodiac and rules the House of Sacrifice. The ruling planet for this sign is Neptune and it represents seclusion and privacy. The Pisces zodiac symbol shows two fishes swimming in the opposite direction. So what does the Pisces spirit animal represent?
It represents the conflict and duality this sign feels as the last sign of the zodiac. Similar to the fish, there is more to a Piscean than meets the eye, deep within their oceanic depths where they hold their big hearts. Just like their zodiac spirit animal, Pisces is difficult to get a hold of in a metaphorical sense and is one of the zodiac signs likely to break your heart.
Moreover, since a Pisces is used to living with the pack and belonging to a group/community, they remind us of a wolf. Both become possessive of their loved ones (even vindictive at times). Just like a wolf, a Piscean is a passionate dreamer and a generous being, and in touch with their emotions.
- Your zodiac spirit animal reflects your core personality/innermost desires
- An Aries can resonate with the fiercely protective Ram or natural born leader, the hawk
- A Taurus is like an angry bull or patient beaver
- A Gemini is adaptable like the phoenix and entertaining like a deer
- Cancer is family-oriented like a crab/woodpecker
- A Leo can resonate with a powerful lion or a salmon with contagious energy
- A Virgo can empathize with a caring maiden or a shy but loving bear
- A Libra’s spirit animal is a swan/raven owing to their love for balance
- Scorpios are adaptable like scorpions and secretive like snakes
- The centaur represents a Sagittarian’s duality, an owl represents their easygoing/friendly nature
- A Capricorn is focused like a sea goat and a loner like a goose
- An Aquarian can resonate with the water bearer or the quirky otter
That’s the end of this list of all the zodiac spirit animals. We hope you found this article to be helpful and informative. Don’t forget to share this piece with your best friend so they can learn about their spirit animal too. Also, remember, guidance is all around you and animals are trying to communicate with you too. You should just be open enough to listen.
This article has been updated in December 2022.