What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign?

Caught yourself wondering what your spirit animal is? It may depend on your zodiac sign! That’s right – the 12 zodiac signs from ancient Greece are each associated with a unique animal. Let’s find out which one you are!

Here is what animal you are according to your zodiac sign. 

  1. Aries: Ram
  2. Taurus: Bull
  3. Gemini: Chameleon
  4. Cancer: Crab
  5. Leo: Lion
  6. Virgo: Bear
  7. Libra: Swan
  8. Scorpio: Scorpion
  9. Sagittarius: Wild horse
  10. Capricorn: Mountain goat
  11. Aquarius: Dolphin
  12. Pisces: Fish

What does your spirit animal say about you? In this article, I will tell you everything you need to know about your spirit animal and how it ties in with your zodiac sign. Let’s start. 

Aries

D.O.B: March 21 to April 19

Those who belong to the Aries star sign are generally ambitious, bold, and confident – but also very direct and straightforward. They prefer not to mess around with the intricacies of things and instead tackle the challenges life presents them head-on. 

Independent and intelligent, Arians excel at pioneering, innovating, and taking charge of the situation.

Their unmatched ambition and competitiveness means they’re usually at the forefront of whatever situation they’re involved in. But they’re not necessarily leaders.

You see, Arians value independence and individuality quite highly, which means they often don’t want to be in the spotlight. It’s normal to be reserved and introverted but still highly competitive as an Arian. 

Fun fact: Aries is the God of War, or the spirit of battle, in Greek mythology. 

If you’re an Aries, your spirit animal is a Ram. The ram – a male sheep – is known for its unwavering courage and intimidating reckless charge. With its powerful horns, the ram charges head-first into the thick of danger – and makes short work of it. 

The ram embodies all the qualities of power, courage, and independence you’d expect from an Arian. No doubt an excellent spirit animal to have watching over you!

Taurus

D.O.B: April 20 to May 20

Taurus’ are thought of as down-to-earth, powerful, and reliable people. Their dependability, coupled with their strength, makes them excellent peers, friends, partners, and family. You just know that you can always count on a Taurus, even when things go from bad to worse. 

However, it’s not all positive. Taurus’ are also sometimes thought of as stubborn. But that’s simply because they’re very determined individuals who prefer not to let things (or people!) get between them and their goals. Still, Taurus’s value and appreciate their relationships. 

If you’re a Taurus, your star animal is the bull! Bulls are powerful and level-headed (mostly), but you’d best not mess with them, or else they’ll have you pay dearly. 

Bulls actually aren’t as aggressive as you may think. They’re very social animals that like to be part of a herd and protect their mates. They enjoy being laid-back, grazing on the grass, and hanging out with their herd mates, and will be the first to ward off attacking predators. 

Gemini

D.O.B: May 21 to June 21

The Gemini Zodiac sign is represented by twins. Geminis are generally thought of as intelligent, outgoing, and communicative. And fair enough – Geminis do tend to possess these traits. But do you know what it all really boils down to? 

Adaptability. Geminis are versatile and adaptable – they easily acclimate to new settings, new people, and new situations. They often have multiple friend groups and can make friends even with people they have very little in common with. 

Which is why your star animal as a Gemini is the Chameleon. The seemingly standard reptile has a hidden trick up its sleeve – it can change its color to fit in with its surroundings. 

It’s no secret that being adaptable goes a long way in life. 

Cancer

D.O.B: June 22 to July 22

Cancer – the mother of the water element. 

Those who fall under the banner of the Cancer zodiac are caring, loving, and thoughtful. They have high emotional intelligence and intuition. So they’re pretty good at telling what the people around them think and feel.

But their intuitive ability doesn’t apply merely to social interaction. They can make good use of it in multiple other facets of life. 

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While their thoughtful and caring nature allows them to form excellent bonds with others, Cancer sign holders may be somewhat reserved. Sure, they’re compassionate and friendly, but they may not fully open up to someone they don’t trust. 

If you’re a Cancer, your spirit animal is the crab. The crab is tough on the outside with its hard and sturdy shell. But on the inside, it is soft, sensitive, and vulnerable. Cancers aren’t all that different!

Until they decide to open up to someone, that is. And once they do, they can be a little clingy because they appreciate the emotional connection so much. Clingy – just like crabs with their pincers. 

Leo

D.O.B: July 23 to August 22

Passionate, brave, and ferocious, Leo is considered to be the physical embodiment of the fire element. Pretty fitting, I would say. 

Leos are natural-born leaders. They’re super confident and have no issues being under the spotlight. In fact, they enjoy being the center of attention and expressing themselves fully. 

They’re proud, excel in social settings, and can handle pressure if need be. Sounds like the perfect leader, right? 

Leos can sometimes come off as arrogant, but they’re also very considerate of their comrades. Something that usually goes unnoticed about Leos is their creativity. They can come up with some pretty crazy ideas. 

You’ve probably already guessed this one, but the spirit animal for the Leo Zodiac is none other than the Lion. 

The leader and protector of his pride, the king of the jungle (the savannah, to be more accurate), the lion brims with confidence. His prideful walk and mighty roar inspire courage in his allies and fear in those who stand against him. 

Virgo

D.O.B: August 23 to September 22

Virgos are practical and hardworking individuals. They’re not as outgoing as most people; they prefer keeping to themselves. However, they are no less ambitious. They dedicate their time to productive projects and, through consistent effort, usually end up masters of their craft. 

Because Virgos are so good at whatever they put their mind to (and because their standards for success are so high), they can be a little judgemental. So they tend to find the best company in like-minded individuals who, too, aim for the stars. 

The spirit animal for the Virgo is a bear. Strong and very physical, the bear keeps mostly to himself. He doesn’t really go out of his way to interact with others; rather, he likes doing his own thing. 

I must say, having a bear as a spirit animal must be pretty cool. 

Libra

D.O.B: September 23 to October 23

The Libra Zodiac is represented by scales. It stands for fairness, justice, and equality. And Libras, more often than not, tend to possess those qualities. 

But that’s not all. Along with a sense of righteousness, Libras have within them instilled a sense of grace and harmony. They carry themselves with royalty-like elegance, and it shows. 

Swans are the spirit animal for Libras. Like Librans, swans are known for being graceful. They’re also very civilized (for a bird!) and form a strong bond with their partners – they’re among the few birds that mate for life. 

They also do an adorable but graceful mating dance where they face each other and move in harmony and sync. Their combined necks resemble the shape of a heart, and it is an absolute treat to witness in real time.

Their pure white color and gentle nature make them a perfect reflection of what the Libra constellation embodies.

Scorpio

D.O.B: October 24 to November 21

One of the more polarizing personality types, Scorpios are somewhat misunderstood. They are ambitious, intense, and social individuals – an odd combination, perhaps. But one that causes them to have a powerful presence.

Contrary to a popular misconception, Scorpios value relationships and social interactions quite highly. 

Scorpios have a strong drive to accomplish new feats and achieve new heights. Once they set their mind to something, they pursue it with the utmost determination. You could call it an “all-or-nothing” approach. 

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Scorpios have as their spirit animal the Scorpion. Intense and intimidating — the two primary keywords that very fittingly describe both the animal and the people who fall under this Zodiac. 

Sagittarius

D.O.B: November 22 to December 21

The symbol for this Zodiac is the centaur – a mythical combination of a human archer and a horse. Of course, a centaur only exists in fantasy. But we have the next best thing right here on planet Earth – the wild horse. 

And honestly, if you’re a Sagittarius, you couldn’t have a more fitting spirit animal. Sagittarians are all about being independent and free, exploring unseen horizons, and enjoying new experiences. 

Sagittarians are curious and open people that love the thrill of going on a new adventure. It doesn’t have to be an outdoor adventure in the literal sense of the word – it could be as simple as starting a new job, meeting new people, or engaging in a joyous activity. 

The wild horse is the embodiment of freedom. Unlike its tamed brethren and sistren, the wild horse roams free across vast expanses of land. It goes wherever its heart takes him. 

If you’re a Sagittarius all about that kind of life, you have the perfect spirit animal by your side. 

Capricorn

D.O.B: December 22 to January 19

Those who fall under the Capricorn banner are mature, reserved, and prefer to keep their emotions to themselves, which can lead to them being viewed as more stoic than they really are. 

They’re also slightly materialistic (and maybe a little greedy, too!). But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Their success is usually founded on determination, consistency, and hard work! 

Capricorns have a high natural drive to succeed. Their spirit animal?

The mountain goat. Don’t be deceived – the mountain goal is a formidable creature. You wouldn’t believe how tenacious and resolute these goats can be. 

Through sheer willpower and natural talent, they can scale rocky hillsides, climb massive mountains, and traverse the most rugged terrains to get to where they want to be. Now that’s determination in its truest form. 

The mountain goat is somewhat of a loner. But, to be fair, so is the average Capricorn. Both find satisfaction in goal-oriented success rather than social stimulation. 

Aquarius

D.O.B: January 20 to February 18

Also known as the water bearer, the Aquarius Zodiac is actually a member of the air constellations. 

Aquarius’ are intellectuals that prefer keeping to themselves. Their minds are loaded with brilliance and creativity, but their reserved nature can prevent them from fully expressing their amazing cognitive abilities. 

If you’re an Aquarius, your spirit animal is a dolphin. And for good reason – you see, dolphins are the second smartest animal on earth (right after humans). 

Now, it’s true that, unlike the Aquarius, dolphins are very social. They travel in groups and constantly communicate with each other — they even communicate and interact with humans. 

I’m sure you’ve heard tales of stranded or in-danger divers and fishermen being saved by dolphins and then escorted to shore. 

Pisces

D.O.B: February 19 to March 20

Like Cancer, the Pisces sign is among the water zodiac. Pisces’ are compassionate, kind, and caring. They empathize with those less fortunate than themselves and are likely to go out of their way to help however they can. 

While they are caring souls, they’re also vulnerable to being taken advantage of. As the saying goes, “No good deed goes unpunished.” They struggle with working for what they personally want if it happens to be disadvantageous to others. 

The fish represents Pisces. Straightforward, laid-back, non-threatening, and prefers to avoid danger. The fish will stay with stick with its school and just go with the flow rather than express its individuality and turn to face the harsh tides of reality on its own. 

Final Thoughts

I hope you found learning about your spirit animal an insightful experience. What did you think about your spirit animal? Are you surprised by learning how much you have in common with them? 

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Susan Dorling

I am a pet expert with years of experience working with a variety of animals. From dogs and cats to birds and exotics, I have a deep understanding of their unique needs and behaviors. I am dedicated to helping pet owners provide the best care for their furry friend.