Primal Zodiac Sign of Salmon

Hard working, resilient, and independent, those born under the sign of the Salmon are always on the move. To them success is of maximum importance. Few signs are as driven as this one. Like everyone else, they may get disappointed by obstacles, but they never let those stop them from getting where they want to go. Salmon believe in the impossible - if only for themselves.

Like their animal namesake, those born under this sign are willing to fight an uphill (or upstream) battle regardless of what the end goal is. Once they set their mind to accomplishing something, there is almost no way of stopping them. Inside they may have their doubts and fears, but those rarely, if ever, come to the surface.

This sign practically requires its bearers to have an strong ego. One cannot fight through all of the obstacles life throws at them without believing that they are capable of successes that others find impossible. A reasonable amount of ego is healthy for them, but they must be careful not to let ego turn into arrogance. Even if they do succeed at a high level they must remember that the life choices of others are not inferior just because they don’t come along with the wealth or accolades of their own.

It’s no surprise that Salmon are very attracted to wealth, status, and power. They have an instinctive need to prove their worth, and a fancy job title or pay raise are ways for them to do this. They rarely ever tire and when they do they are likely to seek out friends and family who will listen to their conquests and adventures. They can be a bit conceited once they begin to get results from their efforts. Salmon tend to think that their approach to life is the best approach and consider stories of their successes proof that this is correct.

Salmon can be as loud, impatient, and temperamental as they are determined. Their ultimate goal is perfection and they can easily lose sight of all other opportunities in life that have nothing to do with this goal. Confidence is necessary for Salmon to keep up their pace, but too much confidence can cause them to miss signs that they are off-track. Most Salmon have a specific passion and should go after what it is that resonates within them. Those who go after only wealth and power without having a deeper need fulfilled will find themselves moving on from jobs and projects faster than they would like to.


Building relationships can be challenging for members of this sign because they are so often on the move. When they are social they love to share stories of their conquests and are always eager to talk with others who share their interests. They don’t have a lot of patience or tolerance for people they don’t agree with and can be a bit hot-headed at times. In social situations, Salmons need a lot of attention on themselves. They don’t like being around other attention-seekers and may even act inappropriately in order to get the attention they seek.

Romance is available to Salmon that want it, but it may likely not be a very big priority in their lives. Finding a partner who can tolerate their difficulty staying in one place for long can be challenging and members of this sign often choose not to enter serious relationships for this reason. They don’t want to be held back by anyone, so potential partners have to be ones who enjoy being on the go as much as they do. Many will forgo romance until they have become inarguably successful only to find that many love opportunities have passed them by. It is important for this sign to prioritize their goals in life so as not to get lost chasing a single goal and neglecting the others.


Most Salmons will choose to work on their own projects at their own pace, simply because there are few jobs that can match their ambition. Plus they don’t want to work for others if others are going to see the fruits of all of their labor. Entrepreneurial ventures and start-up companies are a great way for them to push aggressively forward as hard as they want to.

On their own they are great leaders, very self-motivated, but they are not as good at motivating others. If they are the boss, they are likely to be dictatorial and try to make everyone work as hard and as fast as possible. This rarely works out well since few others share the Salmon’s work style. Instead of being the leader, those born under this sign would do better in an administrative role, such as Office Manager, Executive Assistant, Dispatcher, etc.

Salmon have many career options and should follow their passion, if they have one. For those who are undecided, the following career options are all good fits for this sign: account manager, administrator, advertising executive, astronomer, athlete, bartender, career counselor, CEO, chauffeur, coach, commissioner, dentist, economist, engineer, event planner, executive, geologist, governor, hairdresser, industrialist, information technologist, inventor, journalist, language teacher, leader, librarian, lorry driver, manager, mason, mayor, mentor, mountain climber, office manager, operations manager, organizer, overseer, painter, performer, physicist, pilot, poet, premier, president, professional, programmer, proprietor, pub keeper, publicist, real estate agent, reporter, rock climber, sales person, teacher, technician, tour guide, translator.


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

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