Aquarius is not the water-bearer, but rather its symbol is the only zodiac sign that does not have an animal representation. Additionally, there are other air signs such as Mercury-ruled Virgo (Mercury being a planet connected to the element of Air), as well as Libra and Gemini.
Additionally, it is important to note the distinction between Aquarius as an air sign and water as a signifier of pure expression. Aquarius expects emotions that can be conveyed to others, while water itself is the container of emotions.
However, there are still animals that may share their attributes and provide deeper insights into their behavior, so let’s take a look at the spirit of some animals in Aquarius.
The lack of an exhaustive list of animals that represent the spirit of Aquarius does not mean that we cannot get a good idea of the traits that make Aquarius so special.
1. The Beaver
The lovable otter, which is the animal spirit of Aquarius, seems to have figured out a way to continue their genetic lineage and find food while also having a great time.
Aquarius also has a dual nature. They are happy both on their own and in groups. Otters are not very territorial and are friendly in social situations. They are similar to Aquarius, just like them.
(Without any explanation) We will later discuss the animal spirit of Aquarius, which is similar to another live air creature. Although they are mammals, they are actually aquatic creatures. If you were to think about it, you would believe that they were aquatic creatures. They are happiest and spend most of their time hunting in the place where they are given.
Particularly sea otters – if they lack cunning, they might end up becoming prey for predators positioned in the middle of the food chain. They appear unaffected by the brutality of the surrounding natural environment, being highly adaptable creatures, these otters are quite astute.
Despite this, consider the sea otters’ method of reclining on their back, secured by kelp, in order to sleep and savor their meals. They prioritize leisure activities and maintain a calm and unhurried demeanor, even during hunting.
Similarly, Aquarius is often seen as a laid-back sign that can easily penetrate the barriers of their gregarious nature, but they may sometimes hide deep internal emotions well, leading to problems down the road.
Aquarius often finds an outlet for these emotions by adopting an attitude of fun and carefreeness, although some individuals prefer pessimism and moodiness as their go-to signs.
One of the common keywords for Aquarius is “radical,” although it does not necessarily bring to mind the image of sea otters cruising in their kelp-beds without a care in the world, like the surfer-dude way of California.
The ocean currents carry kelp away from the group, and clams and oysters attach themselves to shells or rocks, which sea otters cleverly use as tools. Sea otters are also incredibly clever. Aquarius is a radical in the sense that they are always finding new ways of living in the world, using ingenious methods and technology to promote collectivism.
Humans have been observed leaving their babies on the decks of boats in marinas, trusting that they will be kept safe when they go out hunting, in order to stay out of harms way. They also believe in a world where everyone helps everyone, similar to Aquarius, like sea otters.
Somehow, the sense of safety that otters provide to their babies is remarkable. Even today, populations are still recovering from the unsustainable fur trade of the 1800s, which nearly brought sea otter populations on the west coast of America to the brink of extinction. It’s actually quite amazing that we still have this idealistic trust in otters.
As long as they have shown themselves to be trustworthy, they do not hold grudges against those who have done wrong in the past, and they believe that a better world is possible. They are original, fun, and intelligent. The same can be said for Aquarius. There’s just something about otters that you can’t help but love.
What characteristics of otters do you observe in Aquarius?
2. The Arachnid
The absence of spiders would likely make our lives significantly more troublesome. The potential for them to bite us and cause significant discomfort, the presence of sticky webs to accidentally walk into, and of course, their possession of more legs than we typically find comfortable, spiders may be widely criticized across the globe. The spider, everyone’s beloved arachnid, serves as our next Aquarius spirit animal.
What a Remarkable Spider!
Within a spider, humans possess an inherent dread of spiders. Similar to Aquarius, spiders are intricate creatures, which makes them a representative of the Aquarius spirit animal. The affinity for spiders is often linked to tree hollows, dusty corners, and the more shadowy aspects of existence.
You wouldn’t want to share your space with all those unpleasant creatures and pests, such as mosquitoes and flies. The world would be overrun with all kinds of insects, including spiders, without them.
Aquarius can understand the challenges that other zodiac signs may struggle with, as they often find themselves responsible for dealing with the more disagreeable aspects of situations. They have the capability to manage the difficulties that other signs may not, as they are not entangled in their own emotional complexities.
Aquarius often finds themselves able to handle emotional situations with aplomb, providing support and comfort without involving themselves too deeply in the task at hand.
Night after night, strand by strand, Aquarius patiently possesses her spider-like web building abilities. Aquarius, being an air sign and the comrade of Gemini, is especially impatient. However, Aquarius, the ruler of Saturn, is able to wait for a longer time compared to the other signs of the zodiac.
She will not come if the location is not better, and she waits for the outcome. She is constantly poking her head out of the funnel, looking to see if there is an unfortunate beetle ambling up. They know that they will reap rewards for it. They understand that they are laying the groundwork, and they might not see the fruition right away.
Imagine catching up to what they’ve destroyed every night, an ungainly giant creature whose home is a destroyed car in the morning. Spiders often build webs across trees at night in order to catch flying bugs, but they spend the entire day working to destroy it!
In a preferable location, they’ll merely construct their network, so to say, if they discover that a technique isn’t effective. They won’t surrender readily, even if they are hindered by the incompetence of others and even if it is a gradual process. Aquarius comprehends the unwavering determination towards an objective.
The internet creates connections between spiders and the world wide web, similar to how Aquarius is linked to technological progress as a spirit animal that involves spiders. This connection between Aquarius and spiders is a fascinating coincidence.
Aquarius, as an air sign, appreciates synchronicities and words. They also tend to think more locally than globally.
Aquarius is known for embodying creativity and patience, making them invaluable teachers for anyone wishing to learn. They are ingenious creatures, and spiders serve as a wonderful animal spirit for Aquarius, as you can see.
Are there any alternative methods you can use to compare teachings about spider spirits with Aquarius?
3. The Porpoise
The final spirit animal of Aquarius is the Dolphin, which is a highly intelligent and playful water creature that is often mistaken for a water sign, especially by those who don’t know any better. Dolphins are a natural match for any air sign, as they are creatures that breathe air.
Residing in that habitat – dolphins and whales retain remnants of leg bones from their common predecessor – if this peculiar evolutionary characteristic does not strongly signify Aquarius, I am unsure what does. Despite their aquatic existence, dolphins are air-breathing mammals. They embody a unique aspect of nature; their ancestor was a terrestrial mammal that pursued prey in the ocean and eventually adapted to an aquatic lifestyle.
A Fondness for Enjoyment
Humans have been enchanted and fascinated by dolphins and otters for thousands of years, and they have been shown to be helpful and playful. These creatures, like dolphins and otters, are social and playful, and they possess intelligence that is unique to their own species.
Aquarius is capable of effortlessly assimilating into any social circle and finding their place, all while maintaining their individuality. Similar to their air sign counterpart, Gemini, they can easily adapt to social situations. However, unlike Gemini, they don’t feel the need to adopt the traits of the group in order to seamlessly blend in. They have the ability to fit in while staying true to themselves, remaining authentic.
Aquarians are skilled at navigating the boundaries between darkness and lightness, but they are not known for being cruel or murderous beings. This similarity to other intelligent creatures, such as humans and chimps, makes them adept. They have been observed simply murdering for the sake of territorial disputes or survival, without being entirely without their dark side.
In their existence, this can result in unfavorable outcomes for others based on their position in the society and the level of influence they possess, individuals born under the Aquarius zodiac sign may have a tendency to cling to their principles to such an extent that they are incapable of embracing alternative perspectives.
When Aquarius gets too bogged down in their ideals, they can shake up and remind them to have fun and let loose, like an animal spirit such as a dolphin.
Dolphins are a highly communicative and inquisitive species, known for their specialized and highly sophisticated system of relaying messages through a combination of squeals and clicks. They rely on echolocation to communicate underwater, which is famously unique to them.
Aquarius, including air signs, are always concerned with finding different methods of communication to reach different goals in different people. Communication is a very important factor for air signs in general, and Aquarius is no different.
Aquarius often seems like a few steps ahead of the crowd when it comes to trends in technology, and what may seem outlandish and weird at first is later seen as groundbreaking and innovative. Echolocation is a sophisticated form of technology that humans have taken inspiration from when developing our own methods of underwater communication, which is true to the Aquarius style.
They can be selfless and show unique ways to help progress society, in a way they are innovators. Dolphins are natural Aquarius animals with a universal lovability, quirky intelligence, and a natural animal spirit.
Connecting us to our animal kingdom brethren, spirit guides are a flawlessly glorious way to connect with all that makes us able. Not all signs are bad, and not all signs are perfect. However, it is often not spoken about, but they also have a dark side.
What Can the Aquarius Animal Guides Teach You?
Aquarius, the zodiac sign that we all know, is sometimes plain and just plain weird. They can be patient, quirky, fun, friendly, and innovative. They are a valuable part of any group, but it can be hard to pin down this hard-to-define sign.
They can teach us something important — why humans and animals are separate creatures. We’re not able to understand this ourselves, but Aquarius can help us and others. Aquarius embodies the characteristics of all creatures, including the dolphin, spider, and otter.
Regardless of whether you lack notable Aquarius placements such as the sun, moon, or rising, Aquarius will govern a specific house in your chart. Take note of how you approach a certain aspect of your life in an Aquarian manner and consider the potential benefits of the teachings from these animal guides by examining this particular house and any planets that may be present there.
What other creatures and animal behaviors do you believe exhibit Aquarian traits?