If you're into astrology, then you probably enjoy reading about the personality traits associated with your sign, and what kinds of insights they can give you about yourself. But have you ever considered the animal who is your kindred spirit, based on your zodiac sign, and how that might come into play?
As you know, each zodiac sign is represented by a symbol, such as the crab for Cancer or the fish for Pisces. But behind the archetype, each zodiac sign is connected to an animal "that provides more facets beyond the traditional Western zodiacal anthropomorphic and zoomorphic symbolism explaining them," astrologer Cindy Mckean tells Bustle. And it's this symbol that can tell you even more about your personality, than just your sign alone.
"Often, the kindred spirit amplifies the traditional zodiac sign symbolism, or it could show a softer side that is also prominent in that sign but out-shined by other traits," Mckean says. "For example ... Libras and Cancers are pacifists, but they like having things their way." In other words, traits like these — which don't really seem to "go" together, necessarily — can be revealed and further explained by examining the animal each sign is connected to. Here, are the animals that best fit each sign, and what that can say about your personality, according to astrologers.