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Exploring The Spirit Animals For Each Of The Twelve Zodiacs

Daniella Segell
Sep 14, 2021
07:00 P.M.
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You may have heard the phrase “He/She/That is my spirit animal,” a phrase used to describe something or someone that the person heavily identifies with and can relate to. It’s a fun way to say that someone else or something else displays many qualities that you do or that you enjoy.

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However, like everything, the phrase has a meaning behind it. Your spirit animal is the animal that your zodiac sign most heavily identifies with. Each zodiac sign has its spirit animal that matches the traits of that sign.

If you want to know what your spirit animal is and how it relates to your sign, this article is for you.

Aries

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Hawk | Unsplash

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Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, and the totem animal or spirit animal for this zodiac sign is the hawk. The hawk is symbolic of passion, independence, and loyalty. These are all traits that Aries displays in their personality because it is a fire sign.

Taurus

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Beaver | Unsplash

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If you know a Taurus, you will know that they are generally a little calmer and more demure than any Aries that you might know, which is why it makes sense that their spirit animal is a beaver. While this little animal is small and cute, it represents adaptability and patience, much like a Taurus.

Gemini

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Deer | Unsplash

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Gemini placements get a bad rap, but they are, in fact, just misunderstood. If you know a Gemini, you have probably seen the Jekyll and Hyde side of their personality, but you probably also know how fun they can be to be around. This is why the spirit animal for Gemini is a deer. The deer is fun and energetic, just like a Gemini.

Cancer

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Woodpecker | Unsplash

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Even though Cancer is a water sign, the spirit animal for the sign is a woodpecker. It may seem odd, but they heavily identify with one another and complement each other beautifully. The woodpecker is symbolic of being caring and empathetic. They are caretakers, much like cancers

Leo

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Salmon | Unsplash

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If you have ever tried to get, a Leo to do as they’re told, you must know that this is not a zodiac sign that takes orders well but is happy to dish them out. For this reason, the spirit animal for this zodiac sign is a salmon, always swimming against the current.

Virgo

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Bear | Unsplash

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Virgos are perfectionists and enjoy being independent and observing their surroundings closely to make decisions about what is going on around them and how best to conduct themselves. For this reason, the spirit animal for this zodiac sign is a bear.

Libra

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Raven | Unsplash

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If you know a Libra, you know that they have an intense love for both love and life. They are always seeking out the good in every situation, always seeking balance and equality. This is why the raven, a peace-loving creature, is the spirit animal for this zodiac sign.

Scorpio

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Snake | Unsplash

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Scorpios tend to be mysterious people. If you know a Scorpio, you likely could never quite put your finger on what it is about them that intrigues you, but you know that they are a special character. For this reason, the snake - also a mysterious and intriguing creature - is the spirit animal for this zodiac sign.

Saggitarius

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Owl | Unsplash

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I have never met a Saggitarius who wasn’t full of energy and passion and seemed to carry the wisdom of the world with them, which is why it makes perfect sense that the spirit animal for this zodiac sign is the owl.

Capricorn

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Goose | Unsplash

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Every single Capricorn that I have ever met or interacted with has been a loner. They don’t need anybody but themselves to be content and would rather spend time alone than around people who don’t add anything to their lives. The goose is very similar in that it is an animal that is happy to spend time all alone, making it the perfect spirit animal for this zodiac sign.

Aquarius

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Otter | Unsplash

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If you have an Aquarius in your life, count yourself lucky because they are loving, creative, playful, and will bring a sense of fun and energy into your life that you might never otherwise have imagined. For this reason, the otter is the spirit animal for this zodiac sign as they have a fun and playful nature, too.

Pisces

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Wolf | Unsplash

A Pisces will often have more feelings than you could ever dream of but tend to be graceful and generous at the same time. Wolves are similar in that they are passionate but independent enough to protect others in the pack generously, making them the perfect spirit animal for this zodiac sign.

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