primal zodiac sign
Gemini + Pig
Like their animal namesake, people born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Cricket seem like they never sleep. Though this is obviously not true, this sign has a mind that doesn’t shut off easily. Any Cricket will tell you that most of their best ideas come to them right before they drift off to sleep. These ideas are often so exciting that the Cricket has to get up and write it down or work on a solution immediately. They are prone to staying up late, though they are often working on a project rather than simply goofing around.
Crickets are intellectuals who like to explore and experiment with new ideas and theories. Unlike similarly intellectual signs, like the Seal, members of this sign are very polite in social situations and like nothing more than getting into a theoretical discussion about something scientific or otherwise cerebral. For this reason, this sign is often that of self-proclaimed “nerds”, but most Crickets are simply too likable for such a derisive label. That said, don’t be surprised at all to find a member of this sign fascinated by science fiction, fantasy, or astronomy. If anyone you know is going to be able to recite the Starfleet Academy’s motto in perfect Klingon and simultaneously know how uncool it is to do so - that person is very likely a Cricket.
Crickets make friends easily. They are excellent listeners but are also informed enough to add to just about any conversation. When talking about something they are interested in, they have an energy about them that is hard to ignore. They are usually very eloquent with speech both verbally and in writing and though they are rarely political at all, seem to have no problem swaying others to their side if they even choose to take one. This is a sign that might express their opinions about seemingly insignificant things but doesn’t like to get into arguments that can turn volatile or emotional. They don’t like confrontation and don’t like people who rely on loud voices and indignant attitudes to make their points. The socially aware Cricket knows they don’t need such childish behavior to succeed. They simply need to eloquently and intelligently make their point to win the battle.
Though their love life may take a while to get started, members of this sign should have little problem finding their perfect match. Crickets tend to come across as shy when they are actually quite sociable, so they sometimes get ignored by others for more boisterous personalities. The older they get, the more desirable a Cricket will be to potential mates. When others mature enough to realize that a kind, polite, intelligent, and socially capable mate is what they are really looking for, this sign will benefit more than almost any other.
Careers & Goals
Crickets are very intelligent and have few limitations that can actually hold them back. The hardest part of a Cricket’s career is choosing which of their many interests to follow. The wise and patient side of a Cricket’s personality looks for a smart and stable career choice that will still satisfy their chronic curiosity, but the adventurous and inquisitive side knows that sitting in a cubicle doing routine work every day will kill them inside. A careful balance of these two aspects of their personality is vital to a rewarding and long-lasting career choice.
Members of this sign who are attracted to a more stable career can find experimental careers in science particularly intriguing. Research often gets boring, even for these intellectuals, but if they can hold out long enough to get into an experimental laboratory, they often find it worth the wait. Careers as Chemists, Genetic Engineers, or Pharmacologists satisfy much of a Cricket’s psychological needs.
Many Crickets like to be involved in the arts, especially community-based programs that encourage creative expression in their neighborhoods. Crickets aren’t in themselves the most artistic sign, but they have creative minds that help them appreciate the work of others. Like their animal namesake, most members of this sign are very musical and are often either amateur musicians themselves or experts in music history and appreciation. They aren’t typically assertive enough to become professional musicians, but some do. It helps if they are a role-player in a group that hits it big early in their lives, such as The Rolling Stones guitarist (and fellow Cricket) Ron Wood.
Though public performance may not be their cup of tea, per se, this is a sign that appreciates sound more than most. In addition to being eloquent orators and talented musicians, Crickets are often gifted when it comes to language. They make excellent poets (though they will probably never show you their work), and accomplished linguists. Many can speak more than one language fluently and look forward to learning others. Members of this sign are exquisite as speech pathologists, language teachers, and translators.