Primal Zodiac Sign of Silkworm

A combination of the two most passive signs in their respective zodiacs, the Primal Zodiac sign of Silkworm belongs to those born under the tropical sun sign of Pisces during the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. This should not be interpreted, though, as saying that the Silkworm is weak. Members of this sign are among the most creative and intuitive people in the world. The difference between a weak or a strong Silkworm will be the amount of self-confidence they build. Silkworms are very emotional and easily influenced, so having strong role-models around, particularly in their younger and more formative years, will make a tremendous difference.

While this combination may be sensitive and emotional, they are also capable of creating great things. When they are feeling good, there are few who can match the creative power of their minds. They have the ability to see things in an entirely unique way, and thus are capable of great innovations. Just look at the life’s work of fellow Silkworm Albert Einstein for proof.

The good thing is that the natural serenity of the Rabbit eases the inherent tendency of Pisces to become overly worked up while questioning everything in life. Kindness and compassion are very important to this sign; so much so that they have a tendency to give too much too often and find themselves worn down and burnt out. In nature, silkworms do not survive in the wild. They must be carefully raised and bred by humans, and eventually give their lives for the beautiful and delicate silk that they produce. This is an apt metaphor for those born under the sign of the Silkworm. Though they may seem too delicate to survive the rigors of the outside world, members of this sign must be able to grow beyond themselves to create the beauty that they alone are able to. Silkworms will give anything and everything for what they believe in, which to some seems like too much, but to them seems to be the very purpose of their existence.


There are no more loyal friends than Silkworms. Members of this sign are kind, caring, and giving. They will cry with you when you are sad, and cry for you when you’re happy. They are sensitive, but don’t show it as easily as one might think. More likely, Silkworms hold their true feelings inside where they can too often grow and fester into deep depressions. Silkworms need strong-willed friends and family to help them be confident, though these friends and family must be careful not to impose their will upon the ever-giving Silkworm. Those born under this sign must learn how to walk their own path with the support of others rather than always be protected from real life. It is only in this way that they will fulfill their greatness. Those who understand and appreciate them will end up quite grateful to be along for the ride.

Romantic relationships with Silkworms can be tricky. While they can make great partners, members of this sign tend to go to extremes - especially with those they are closest to. They run the risk of becoming too giving and ending up resenting those who they allow to take advantage of them. On the other hand, this sensitive sign can easily become negative, hopeless, and overwhelmed, which may lead to depression or even drug addiction. The escapist element of their natures can run out of control if they are not reigned in by a partner who simultaneously understands them, but is also patient and caring enough to lead them back on course. Partners of Silkworms should be strong without being bossy, giving while knowing when to say “no”, and supportive without enabling bad behavior. More than anything, they must understand that their partner is on a mission in life, and they either will have to support this mission or ultimately move on.


Silkworms are great at anything creative, but particularly the arts that allow them to take their time and express their nature while helping others. They are talented enough be actors or musicians, but the spotlight is not truly where they shine. Rather, members of this sign enjoy using their creativity to make everything around them better. They naturally fit in careers as tailors, cobblers, interior designers, illustrators, art collectors, and antique dealers. Each of these careers allows them to help others make their surroundings and possessions more beautiful and expressive of who they are.

Creative careers are not the only ones that Silkworms do well in. Their creative minds have the ability to solve problems that even the most educated and experienced professionals in their fields miss. They make particularly excellent chemists, with a natural ability to blend elements together in new and remarkable ways. This applies whether they are pharmacists or beer brewers. Their work is as much art as it is science, and if it wasn’t they wouldn’t do it.


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Silkworms have the Tropical Sun sign of Pisces, and are born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Rabbit.

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