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What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign?

 
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: March 18, 2020
What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign?

Many people consult their zodiac sign when making decisions or finding a compatible partner in love. It is a practice that has lasted since the time of ancient Greece. Even if you don't believe in the prophetic power of astrological signs, the lore, imagery and history is a fascinating study. The proposed traits and ideals of each star sign have their own ethos and are represented by many forms - stones, gods, personality traits and even animals.

In this AnimalWised article, we help you if you are asking what animal am I according to my zodiac sign? Whether an Aquarius, Gemini, Libra or whatever star sign, find out if you think your zodiac animal matches your personality.

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Zodiac signs and their animals

Zodiac signs and animals are closely related, since some star signs actually represent animal. For example, Cancer is in the shape of a crab, Taurus is a bull and Scorpio is a Scorpion.

The Chinese zodiac also have different relations to animals. Rather than a time out of each year, the Chinese zodiac calendar has an animal for each year. For example, the year 2020 is the Year of the Rat.

However, when we discuss animals related to Zodiac signs, we are talking about animals which represent each star sign. In this way, they can be aptly described as each zodiac sign having a ‘spirit animal’. Each animal represents the characteristics associated with a certain star sign. Our list of animal zodiac signs are:

  • Aquarius - owl
  • Pisces - dolphin
  • Aries - lynx
  • Taurus - horse
  • Gemini - chameleon
  • Cancer - otter
  • Leo - lion
  • Virgo - elephant
  • Libra - fox
  • Scorpio - penguin
  • Sagittarius - hummingbird
  • Capricorn - crow

We continued by explain how each star sign is represented by their animal. If you have any disagreement, feel free to share your own zodiac spirit animals in the comments at the end of the article.

Aquarius - 20/01 to 18/02

Aquarius is a kind and humanitarian sign, known as being both independent and unpredictable. It is associated with progressive and creative people who make their own decisions. They are always intelligent, although there are different types and sometimes their intelligence is a hindrance. This air sign fits perfectly with owls, who are both shy and extroverted at the same time.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Aquarius - 20/01 to 18/02

Pisces - 19/02 to 20/03

Pisces stands out for their compassionate, humble and sentimental behavior. These are reserved and sometimes indecisive people. They can be carried away by influences, as changeable as the ocean's tide. It is a very deep sign. This water sign cannot have any animal other than the dolphin, a beautiful and sensitive mammal (not a fish as your may expect with Pisces). Learn more by discovering 10 fun facts about dolphins with AnimalWised.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Pisces - 19/02 to 20/03

Aries - 21/03 to 20/04

Aries is a sign of certainty, sure of itself, direct and impulsive. Usually they are people with little patience, but who are also intelligent and great lovers of freedom. This fire sign undoubtedly represents a lynx, exotic and wild. Learn about this type of cat and more big cats who also represent independence.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Aries - 21/03 to 20/04

Taurus - 21/04 to 20/05

A taurus is patient, trustworthy and possesses strong values. It is a sign of fixed opinions and represents the strength of will and honesty in all aspects. However, this self-assured nature can also present as stubbornness. This earth sign is undoubtedly a horse - both faithful and strong, but not always willing to listen to others.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Taurus - 21/04 to 20/05

Gemini - 21/05 to 20/06

Gemini stands out for being the most adaptable and versatile sign. With capacity to change and evolve. They are ingenious, logical and spontaneous people, somewhat inquisitive and nervous. The Gemini zodiac animal is the chameleon. This air sign shows itself to be both unequalled and mysterious.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Gemini - 21/05 to 20/06

Cancer - 21/06 to 20/07

Cancer is a distinctive, protective, compassionate and sensitive sign. It stands out for being thoughtful and cautious, but at the same time susceptible and irritable. This sign loves their family and friends, who they will not hesitate to defend. This water sign is clearly an otter, protective and quiet in turns.

Know you know the zodiac animal of Cancer, you might want to know more about otters. One of the most important questions we get asked is can you have an otter as a pet?

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Cancer - 21/06 to 20/07

Leo - 21/07 to 21/08

Leo is a unique sign, full of vitality and energy. It is a powerful and enthusiastic sign, which is usually anxious and has fixed ideas. This fire sign could not have another representative other than the lion, a spectacular born leader. Leo is the only zodiac animal on our list which is the same as its star sign.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Leo - 21/07 to 21/08

Virgo - 22/08 to 22/09

Virgo is a meticulous, modest, selective and apprehensive sign. They are practical and very active people, with an orderly mind. They are both complex and straight forward, seemingly well-knowable, but also containing hidden depths. This earth sign defines elephants perfectly as they are intelligent and sensitive animals. If you consult your Virgo horoscope, you might see you are likely to make intelligent decisions like the elephant.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Virgo - 22/08 to 22/09

Libra - 23/09 to 22/10

Libra is an attractive and harmonious sign, always in touch with life and nature. It is a romantic and idealistic sign, although sometimes variable and subject to different influences. This air sign could not be any animal other than the fox - intelligent, beautiful and attached to their surroundings. They are also mischievous and sometimes loners, although they can also be part of a pack.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Libra - 23/09 to 22/10

Scorpio - 23/10 to 22/11

Scorpio is an intense and passionate star sign, with clear purpose. They are energetic, jealous and somewhat obstinate, in most circumstances. This water sign is, without a doubt, a penguin, always faithful, loyal and close to their partner, who will protect them above all else. This one of our zodiac animals signs may be far away from a scorpion in some ways, but perhaps they have more in common than you think.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Scorpio - 23/10 to 22/11

Sagittarius - 23/11 to 20/12

Sagittarius is an open, adaptable and formal sign. Although at times they can be restless and blindly optimistic, they denote freedom and joviality. This fire sign would represent a hummingbird, nervous, beautiful and impossible to cage.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Sagittarius - 23/11 to 20/12

Capricorn - 21/12 to 19/01

Capricorn is a prudent and ambitious sign. They do not usually do things out of their comfort zone because they are very disciplined and trustworthy. Sometimes they can be somewhat rigid or demanding. This earth sign is notably a crow, intelligent and very cautious.

What Animal am I According to my Zodiac Sign? - Capricorn - 21/12 to 19/01

These zodiac signs and their spirit animals show how the animal kingdom represents many human personalities and characters. However, maybe you think there are some animals more suited to a given sign? Maybe you are an Aquarius who doesn't think of themselves as an owl? If this is the case, share your own ideas in the comments below.

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