Primal Zodiac Sign of Hyena

The Hyena is one of the most social signs of the Primal Zodiac. Like their animal namesake (particularly the spotted hyena or laughing hyena), members of this sign strongly prefer to spend time in large groups of friends and families. This is a very strong-willed sign with the ability to follow through on their promises and take what is theirs when necessary.

Those born under this sign are highly energetic and outgoing. They have an easy charm about them that draws other people in. Hyenas are great at taking charge of situations, and are by far most comfortable when they are in charge. While they are generally quite kind and thoughtful, they will stubbornly insist on things being done their way and expect others to follow. Luckily, others do tend to follow the leadership of this strong and intelligent sign who is more than capable of proving themselves worthy of the task.

The main weakness of Hyenas is their tendency to be self-centered. While they are highly likable and usually very friendly, they also expect to get what they want when they want it, and have been known to throw full-on tantrums when they don’t get their way. This behavior seems out of place for this sign, which usually gives off the impression that they are in full control of everything. Hyenas who don’t get their way get frustrated and this is when they will exit the social group and not return until they have fed their individual need (much like the spotted hyena who lives in groups but hunts alone.)


Members of this sign are highly likable, and tend to only conflict with others who challenge their social leadership. Even in social groups where everyone is equal, Hyenas tend to become the de facto leaders of the group simply because of their ease and charm. They usually pick the dates, times, and places where friends will meet up, and never miss a social gathering. They can be a bit bossy with friends, but those same friends also look to them for advice, help with projects, and someone who can lift their spirits.

Love comes naturally to this sign, though they can experience problems in long-term relationships. Hyenas are naturally dominant and have a hard time living as equals with a partner. They simultaneously need someone who will let them be dominant, but are only truly attracted to others with equally dominant personalities (which they see as strength). Members of this sign fall in love fast and hard, but take everything personally. The most minor slight by a trusted partner becomes a huge, dramatic betrayal in their eyes, causing the usually self-controlled Hyena to become hysterical and unreasonable. Finding a way to let key relationships be equal without trying to control and win every situation therein is one of the greatest life challenges for this sign.


First and foremost, Hyenas must be in a leadership role if they are going to be happy. Of course, most careers require years of following before one is allowed to lead, which is why this sign is happy to take on more unusual roles if it means that they get to fast-forward to their leadership role.

Hyenas are natural athletes, who love to move and love to be in the spotlight. Should they possess the requisite skills, this is a sign that will work themselves to the bone to become captain of the team and elevate themselves to all-star status. The downside to this career choice is that many Hyenas try to win games all by themselves and don’t learn how to play as a team well enough to make it to the big leagues.

Other top career picks for this sign come in the form of teachers and tour guides. Both roles give them an immediate leadership role among groups, where they feel the most comfortable, but they also take pride in sharing their knowledge and leading the way for those who have still yet to learn what they know.

Other possible career choices for this sign include advertising executive, hairdresser, park ranger, publicist, pub keeper, and salesman.


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Hyenas have the Tropical Sun sign of Leo, and are born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Horse.

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