First things first, what is a spirit animal? In this case, a spirit animal is an animal that embodies your personality and characteristics. For instance, if you tend to be on the limber and quiet side, your spirit animal may very well be a cat. If you tend to be more energized and playful, your spirit animal could lean towards a dog.
However, spirit animals are not restricted to only being types of animals. Throughout the web, people identify with various movie stars and musicians, along with a myriad of different television and book characters, and label these individuals as their spirit animal. Your spirit animal just has to be something or someone that you identify with and relate to on a deep level.
If you’re the go-getter, nothing-can-stop-me type, your spirit animal could be Rachel from Glee. If you’re a raging feminist and supporter of equal rights, you may see Emma Watson as your spirit animal. The possibilities are endless.
If you’re having trouble deciding what your spirit animal is, keep reading for some tips based on your zodiac sign. Each sign has different traits that assist in determining who or what fits best as your spirit animal.
1. ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19)
If you are an Aries, your spirit animal is the cat. Aries individuals tend to be fierce, fast, and intelligent. They do not allow themselves to be stepped on or interrupted. They focus on exploring the world and discovering new things, people, and places.
They do not tolerate people getting in their way because they are determined to control their circumstances. Aries are energetic and adventurous, as well as always ready to take on any challenge that comes their way.
2. TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)
Taurus has a fiery temper, much like their spirit animal–the bull. They take what they want and aren’t afraid to charge into confrontations. They are bold and ready to fight for their desires and goals, even if it’s not an easy battle.
They are unstoppable and unwilling to change their minds to suit someone else. They are stubborn and strong-willed, both traits that help them achieve what they want.
3. GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)
Gemini individuals are lucky enough to have the fox as their spirit animal. This is because Geminis are notorious for being curious and eager to adventure into new places. Geminis are also known to be gentle creatures, prone to showing affection.
They are also shown to have an active side, and they tend to get restless. They are similar to foxes in the sense that appearances can be deceiving. They look cute and innocent on the outside, but they can be intelligent and sneaky.
4. CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22)
Cancerians feature the ability to adapt to their surroundings, much like their spirit animal– the Opossum. They are versatile at coping with various environments. Cancers are also nocturnal and prefer solitude over social situations. They are secretive and frequently find themselves staying up all night and sleeping all day because they work best during the nighttime. They enjoy their alone time.
Opossums are known to avoid human interaction and other species, much like Cancers. However, Cancers are also very affectionate and caring towards those that they love and care about.
5. LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)
Leos are fond of the attention being on them. Because of this, Leos have the spirit animal of a peacock. They are beautiful and fond of showing off their looks, talents, and personalities. Leos are cautious about maintaining their looks and reputations and care deeply about how they present themselves to others.
Leos are careful to portray themselves positively, making the peacock the perfect spirit animal for them.They love having eyes on them, and they know all the ways to get the attention they crave.
6. VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)
Virgos are brilliant. Orangutans, who feature the ability to use logic and think, are the spirit animal for Virgos. Virgos are also great at analyzing situations and finding solutions to various problems. They are rational beings.
They find themselves spending the majority of their time working and do not often have free time on their busy schedules. Virgos are continually seeking out new techniques to improve their productivity and never make rash decisions. They think of all the pros and cons before making choices.
7. LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22)
Libras are incredibly kind and soft individuals. Because of this, their spirit animal is a bunny. They are prone to offering up affection and dislike being on their own. They love snuggling.
Libras are very gentle people and enjoy offering their affection and kindness to those around them. They dislike strange and disorganized situations. Much like bunnies, Libras will just leave if they find their surroundings to be dangerous or if they find themselves feeling anxious and afraid. Libras and rabbits both get scared relatively easily.
8. SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21)
Scorpios spirit animal is, the Dog! Like dogs, Scorpios are great at finding the things they need with limited resources. They are also fiercely loyal companions that are good to have on your side in a fight. Scorpios are also prone to hard work and being active. They frequently seek out new tasks and activities to complete.
While they are very resourceful and maintain control over their work ethic and productivity, they also tend to have distrust in certain people around them, and they may seek revenge if they feel wronged.
9. SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21)
Sagittarius individuals can relate most with Otters! And, they are actually very similar to otters for a few reasons. They smart, fast learners. They are eager to have fun and are very enthusiastic about life. They are fond of forming relationships with others and enjoy playing around. They also love to travel and go off on adventures.
They are also sympathetic and shown to have empathy, as well as fun. They love conversing with others, though they may get easily distracted by things going on around them.
10. CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)
Capricorns have the spirit animal of a horse because of both share traits of stability. They are constant. They are also grounded in reality and reliability.
While Capricorns tend to work fast without slowing down, they put effort and thought into their products and avoid risky choices. They are extremely and consistently dependable. They also have a strong sense of self-control and tend to lean towards traditional customs and values.
11. AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)
Aquarius individuals are very playful and love to have fun experiences. They are crafty and intelligent and love to find adventure wherever they are. They love to have exciting moments. Because of this, their spirit animal is the dolphin.
They have a strong sense of wit and love to laugh, especially when others around them are acting ridiculously. They do not enjoy boring events or situations and prefer to seek out new things and adventures.
12. PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)
Pisces individuals are similar to seahorses in many ways. They are kindhearted and sensitive towards those around them. Seahorses mate for their entire lives and they intertwine their tails when they travel around the ocean. Pisces individuals would also want a relationship where they would be together and permanent.
They are also incredibly empathetic to emotions. They can sense the things happening around them and pick up on the small stuff going on. They also prefer to be close to their family and friends and stay away from reckless and risky situations.
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