Determined, dependable, and self-reliant, those born under the sign of the Spider are sympathetic and honest friends with a strong desire to find their place in the world. They have great ambitions and though they enjoy a social life will spend a great deal of their time trying to turn their dreams into reality. They have the patience, intelligence, and drive to succeed at whatever task they choose, though it will likely take longer than expected to reach the desired results.
Spiders build their little empire one step at a time. They have an innocence to them that others don’t want to squash with reality. Like their animal namesake, they will continue to slowly and methodically build their “web” according to plan. If the whole thing gets torn down they take a deep breath and start over, using the skills they learned from past failures to rebuild an even stronger enterprise than before.
Planning is key to this sign. They often have grand ambitions as they are attracted to money and status and ultimately long to earn the respect of others. They are impossibly patient, even though they often find that their plans need to change many times along their course. Depression and manic behavior are both possible if they aren’t careful to keep a work/play balance in their lives. No matter how hard they work they need to have relationships that have nothing to do with their work or ambitions. Because they are so self-reliant they often forget that even they need other people as well as the occasional break in order to recharge their energy.
Spiders have a reputation for wanting things done a very specific way. They can be difficult to work for at times because they become dictatorial and inflexible at times, demanding of others what they demand of themselves. Though they try to avoid conflict if possible, but even those who volunteer to help them for no personal gain will find that a Spider’s standards are impossibly high and much of what they want exists strictly in their heads and imagination.
Members of this sign have a tendency to be critical of others. They live by a certain unspoken philosophy which values hard work and respect while decrying uncertainty and lack of progress. They see anyone not going after their goals as a failure and have a tendency to forget that everyone’s ambitions are different. They hate being disorganized almost as much as they hate listening to people who don’t take action complain about their lives. They are helpful friends but will not enable others to take the easy road.
Spiders are very caring friends, loyal to their friends and family. Despite their ambition they will still find time to sacrifice for others in need. They like to help but can be a bit picky about how they help. Spiders believe that people are inherently good inside and accept others despite their faults. They are charming and sincere individuals who don’t try to hide who they really are. Their genuine passion for life rubs off on those around them and makes others want to be a part of their lives.
Despite their constant need to move forward, Spiders like to indulge and relax when they can. They can be a bit overindulgent in their social times, which they feel is deserved considering how hard they work. Spiders don’t like controversy or confrontation. They like receiving positive attention which is part of the reason why they need others around regularly.
A Spider’s good luck extends to his or her love life as well. They may get burned a few times early in life, but should never shut down emotionally because of it. Members of this sign will have little trouble finding love as long as they remember to balance their relationship needs with their personal ones. A good partner will be accepting of a Spider’s ambition and need for focus and will be supportive of their dreams. Those who have designs to change a Spider’s personality are in for disappointment. Spiders are who they are and others have to accept it or move on.
Career is of significant importance to a Spider. They may long to be wealthy and have fun, but they know that hard work - and lots of it - will be required first. They can easily end up burning out by working too hard and never getting a break, but the opposite is also true. It is possible for this sign to get “analysis paralysis” and spend too much time trying to come up and execute the perfect plan that they ultimately cannot get started as they are unable to make a decision. Spiders should remember that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to live life and they can always get started on a project and make plans later.
Capable, strong, and self-sufficient, their strengths come from Earth - solid, material results created by material efforts. They are not as artistic as they sometimes want to be, but they do have a good appreciation of aesthetics. Creativity is not their natural strength, it is something they have to learn to work on along with their intuition.
Spiders have all the drive and ability to succeed in nearly any career and should always move toward a career in which they feel personally attached. For those who are undecided, the best roles for this sign fall into a few different categories. Being both smart and helpful (and liking material success), many will choose to become doctors, dentists, or veterinarians. The organized planner in them does well as personnel managers or human resources administrators. Finally, the intellectual and curious parts of their minds can succeed well as a scientist or technician, particularly in the field of chemistry.
Spiders have the Tropical Sun sign of Capricorn, and are born during the Chinese Zodiac’s Year of the Pig.
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