The 12 Zodiac Signs are considered to be the fundamental features of Astrology and can act as the best starter guide for enthusiasts of predictive science. Without understanding these 12 Signs, it would be difficult to comprehend and absorb the other areas of Astrology. We also need to understand the animal associated with these Zodiac signs because they tell us a lot about ourselves.
Aries – Dog- The sign of the ram is represented in the tarot as The Emperor, a card that stands for determination and authority. Aries Dog is a rather warm-hearted person who has a kind, caring nature, but one who is not easily fooled. Astrology symbolizes the Dog and all those people born in this year as being of honest, loyal, dependable and friendly character. An Aries Dog picks his close friends carefully, as he likes to be encircled by those he trusts and can rely on. They usually acquire a generous share of the Dog’s honesty and frankness. An Aries Dog personality is believed to be immensely truthful and open, but not at all blunt.
Taurus – Tortoise- This sign is represented in the tarot as The Hierophant, a card about learning from history and leading a traditional life. Peaceful, reserved, and intelligent, those born under the sign of the Tortoise are eager for new experiences. Tortoises enjoy nature and usually have a place they like to go and relax, whether it is the woods, coast, mountains, desert, river, or whatnot. Tortoise is a sign of good luck and good karma. Both Sagittarius and Sheep are considered lucky signs and the art of Feng Shui even suggests that images of tortoises in the home will bring good luck. Tortoises treat romantic relationships much like they do work. They don’t mind being told what to do as long as it makes sense.
Gemini – Dolphin- The sign of the twins is represented in the tarot as The Lovers. Dolphins have lots of energy and are adaptable to changes around them. When they feel confident, there is little that they cannot achieve. As long as they stay interested, they can chase any dream. They have all the potential in the world to be great when they are focused, but too often second-guess their own natural intelligence and their world ends up crashing down around them. Dolphins are lovable, active, and adaptable. At their best, members of this sign are curious tinkerers by day and everyone’s favorite drinking buddy by night. At their worst, Dolphins allow themselves to become nervous, confused, and overwhelmed in their work and become obnoxious pranksters to their friends.
Cancer – Penguin– The sign of the crab is represented in the tarot as The Chariot. Many intellectual signs tend to be solitary, but Penguins are the rare breed that requires a good amount of socialization. Their happiest moments are when they solve a puzzle or conquer a challenge. This is the sign of thinkers and analysts, those inquisitive about how everything works. Friendships are a key factor in the lives of Penguins. Likable, sociable, and charming when maintaining a positive outlook, this is a sign that can attract others to them easily.
Leo – Wolf– The sign of the lion is represented in the tarot by the Strength card. As strong as they seem, those born under this sign are easily hurt emotionally. Wolves like to believe that everyone respects them as much as they want to be respected and can’t stand to be derided or treated poorly by anyone. Wolves simultaneously seek security and adventure – two things that don’t tend to coexist very well. They are generous, warm-hearted, and perhaps a bit stubborn. Though they hold their friends and family very dear, Wolves also have an independent nature that compels them to seek their own path in life.
Virgo – Raccoon- The sign of the virgin is represented in the tarot as The Hermit. the raccoon is often portrayed as a thief, scavenger, or pesky opportunist, but this is not a fair portrayal. Unlike some other signs, they don’t let their emotions get in the way of moving forward. a Raccoon will not give up on what it has set its sights on, regardless of the challenge presented. Raccoons are often at their best in crisis or under pressure.
Libra – Otter– The sign of the scales is represented in the tarot as Justice. Otters like to be in charge. Otters want to be the best, and they understand that being the best takes work. As long as they get to do thing their own way, there is little they won’t undertake. Like their animal namesake, members of this sign are clever, feisty, and gregarious. Otters don’t like to live by other people’s rules. Members of this sign can also be a bit judgmental of others, particularly those who are less successful than they are at that point in their lives.
Scorpio – Cat- It is represented in the tarot by the Death card. Scorpio can be represented as a scorpion, Phoenix, serpent or eagle. Scorpio cats are territorial. They are little detectives and will eye up your house guests in seconds flat. Scorpio cats are also highly jealous. They hiss and throw a fit when someone else is getting your attention and it will be you that pays for it. Scorpio cats are not Good cats to have around children because they are too feisty, jealous and unpredictable. They will protect a child if they absolutely have to, otherwise, they just don’t like children. They recognize children as small people, which is too close in size to them, which makes children their competition.
Sagittarius- Parrot– The sign of the archer is represented in the tarot as Temperance. Parrots like to dress nicely and though they pretend they don’t, they actually do care how others perceive them. Like their animal namesake, members of this sign often speak without realizing what they are saying. Parrots live long for the good life and love to dream about the fabulous lifestyle they will someday live. Parrots don’t intend to be rude, they are just very observant, honest, and straightforward, so they end up saying whatever is on their mind without considering the repercussions.
Capricorn – Owl– The sign of the goat is represented in the tarot as The Devil. Owls are very intelligent, very determined, and very confident – the perfect ingredients for creating great success. Zodiac sign of the Owl desires nothing more than respect. Loyalty is very important to them and close friendships are valued accordingly. They can develop all the skills they need through sheer willpower. Owls are very interested in how they appear to others, almost as if they don’t believe that the truth matters as much as the perception of the truth.
Aquarius – Unicorn- The sign of the water-bearer is represented in the tarot as The Star. They are always moving toward the next great idea and they almost always take the road less traveled to get there. Unicorns are quick to give up on something if they don’t see the end result fast enough for their liking. Unicorns are simply different from the rest, but they have good intentions. At best they use their energy to change the world. At worst, they become self-obsessed and spin their wheels in all the wrong directions. Unicorns can end up heartbroken and resentful, but this rarely seems to prevent them from falling in love again quickly.
Pisces – Chameleon– The sign of the fish is represented in the tarot as The Moon. Chameleons spend a lot of time in their own head. While they are often social, political, and outspoken, they also have an alter-ego that is practical, frugal, and down to Earth. Chameleons love to explore and are only truly held down to Earth by their own internal practicality, that shows up every once in a while when they really need it.
Here we found that there are many other animals that could also be an alternative representation of its energy.
Every Zodiac sign has an animal associated with it but if we see the other alternate animals associated with the sign, they can bring many new aspects and ways to this life. You just need to connect with them and asking this from a reader can help you a lot. Will you try it?