Primal Zodiac Sign of Penguin

Intelligent, curious, and social, those born under the sign of the Penguin love nothing more than coming up with creative solutions to any kind of problem. This is the sign of thinkers and analysts, those inquisitive about how everything works. Members of this sign are often very intellectually advanced at an early age, and this strong desire to learn drives the majority of their life decisions as they grow up.

Many intellectual signs tend to be solitary, but Penguins are the rare breed that require a good amount of socialization. Their happiest moments are when they solve a puzzle or conquer a challenge. The sense of pride coming from their accomplishments is always a highlight of their days, but they can’t properly celebrate by themselves. Penguins need others around to share in their delight. They also need a certain amount of attention in order to feel resolved with one challenge and move onto the next.

Like their animal namesake, those born under the sign of the Penguin do a great deal of their work on their own, but always come back to their social group at the end of the day. These colonies are made up of both friends and family, with each individual assisting as part of the team. This is the way that they thrive, and when they thrive, so does everyone around them.

Having Virgo as a sun sign, Penguins are natural caretakers. Members of this sign have a humanitarian leaning and despite the fact that they are intelligent enough to go conquer the stock market or manage corporate mergers, this idealism is what makes them who they are. In the modern world this is extremely easy to forget, even sometimes discouraged, but those born under this sign must know that their gifts are best used to serve the greater good. Those who attempt to use their power for selfish gain will find a surprisingly disappointing road ahead.

This is often the case for those born during the year of the Monkey, as all Penguins are. A quick grasp on intellectual matters in youth will inform much of their upbringing, and thus they will learn to enhance their self esteem through impressing others. As they get older the same accomplishments become less impressive to others and they will find that it becomes more and more difficult to exceed expectations. This is a key life lesson for all members of this sign. The challenge of growing up under one set of expectations will not match the true goals of the self later in life. Only those who have the courage to be who they want to be (and not who they are expected to be) will truly thrive in this lifetime.


Each individual’s attitude is by far the most important control factor in their lives. This shows up most strongly in their relationships with other people. Penguins need to accept what comes their way and learn to trust their instincts. This sign is expected to have big ups and big downs, but they must always do their best to maintain a positive attitude, otherwise they risk wasting their talents and pushing other people away.

Friendships are a key factor in the lives of Penguins. Likeable, sociable, and charming when maintaining a positive outlook, this is a sign that can attract others to them easily. They deeply need social time with others in order to stay connected to what really matters in life. Penguins are smart, likeable, and genuinely care about others. Opening themselves up to less self-centered and more humanitarian causes only increases their attractiveness and provides the kind of community that Penguins need to thrive.

Despite their vast intelligence, members of this sign make a lot of mistakes in love. They are too often flighty, judgmental, and too quick to give up on one romantic relationship for another. Though they think they need variety in life, they tend to keep coming back to the same types of relationships with the same types of people. Their analytical nature does not translate well into the realm of love where they allow emotional insecurities and judgmental notions take over. As usual for them, maturity saves the day here, and eventually they should grow out of their own fickle nature. This is also highly dependent on certain planetary aspects in the birth chart, particularly the position of Venus and its relationships to the other aspects.


Because many will have early success in school and in problem solving, others (especially parents) will likely encourage Penguins to use their gifts in certain specific ways. These recommendations are far more often reflective of the encouraging individual’s values rather than those of the Penguin. This is understandable in youth but eventually can lead to a great deal of confusion for those who are finally ready to strike out on their own.

Every sign has to follow their heart and their instincts, yet one’s talents are often also useful in the pursuit of their goals. Members of this sign can be very creative thinkers. They can analyze a situation and figure out creative ways to approach problems. Others often consider them geniuses, a moniker they will gladly accept. However, when stressed or depressed creativity is the first thing to shut down which only increases their negative feelings, since most of their self-worth comes from the successes earned through their creative thinking.

Penguins have many strengths in the working world. Precise, resilient, and ambitious, they have a superb memory for details. They are great at analysis, problem solving, and inventing new ways of thinking. Still, within the depths of themselves lies a strong desire to be of service to others. A humanitarian idealism that continues to pester the soul long after other paths have been chosen.

The best careers for most Penguins are focused on using their problem solving skills to help others. The fact that careers like nurse, physical therapist, psychologist, and counselor come to the top of the list for this sign is no accident, though it should be noted that not all methods of helping others come through such direct means. Penguins have the ability to change the social nature of the world, and they have many avenues with which to do this. Careers like engineer or computer programmer may not seem very humanitarian, yet these are some of the best ways for a Penguin to make subtle shifts in the structure of the culture and break through the old ways of thinking.

Other great career choices for this sign include city planner, civil servant, airline attendant, air traffic controller, scientist, and language teacher. Specific planetary aspects in each individual’s birth chart will have a strong influence on which career direction this sign takes.


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Penguins have the Tropical Sun sign of Virgo, and are born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Monkey.

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