primal zodiac sign
Virgo + Pig
If there could only be one word to describe those born under this sign it would be optimistic. In fact, if anything Gazelles are the anti-cynics of the world. They are always trying to look on the bright side. Even if they are seen as prey by the predators of the world, Gazelles keep moving forward, keep living their lives. Despite disappointments they maintain faith in their fellow man.
They have a hard time saying “no”, especially when they know deep down that they should. That’s because members of this sign don’t like conflict of any kind. Gazelles always want to do the right thing, even if it requires sacrifice on their parts. In fact, few signs are as willing to give so much for the people and ideals that they believe in. Most Gazelles even end up in careers which primarily serve others.
Just don’t try to give them advice. While Gazelles are great at helping their friends with their problems, there is little that a friend can do to sway a Gazelle’s direction in life. This is a sign that is guided by an inner force - one so powerful and strong and filled with hope and fear that altering their course is nearly impossible, unless they are the ones who choose to do so.
Gazelles have a reputation for being snobby, inflexible, stubborn headed. They are idealists who most often see things as black or white, right or wrong. Though they may come across as sentimental and romantic, they are actually very intelligent and are great organizers and researchers. All signs connected to Virgo need balance, and this sign is no exception. They should never allow their lives to become disorganized as this is surely the beginning of a downward spiral. Members of this sign need to stay focused and organized and always moving forward.
Gazelles benefit from the combination of the western sign of Virgo and the eastern sign of the Pig. The Pig’s positivity and compassion keep Gazelles from becoming too cold and unemotional while Virgo’s intellect and resilience prevent them from taking every disappointment too personally. The danger of this combination is that both core signs are very sensitive, even delicate. They can easily be taken advantage of due to their kindness and compassion. At the same time, this combination is emotionally strong enough to cry it out and start over again - always keeping the big picture in mind and believing that there is more good than bad in the world.
Gazelles are kind, loving, and genuinely care about those close to them. There are no more dedicated friends than these. Again, they are sometimes too trusting and can be easily taken advantage of, but true friends will not take advantage of this. True friends and family will appreciate the Gazelle for exactly who they are and be grateful to have such a kind and sensitive person in their lives. More than most signs, Gazelles need to be careful who they spend their time with. That doesn’t mean there won’t be ups and downs in their interpersonal relationships; it means that members of this sign have to be careful not to let other people’s problems or issues become their own.
Gazelles are lucky in love, though once again they need to be careful not to enter a relationship where they will be taken advantage of. Partners may tend to take them for granted as Gazelles are typically very giving and eager to please. Those born under this sign must remember that it is up to themselves to keep their lives in balance, and romantic relationships will most certainly play with this balance for better and for worse. Gazelles usually need a partner who is more assertive than they are, but not overbearing. They tend to make the same mistakes in relationships several times until they finally mature enough to learn better. Once they find a partner, they should be careful not to take this person for granted as they all too often allow themselves to be.
Careers & Goals
Most Gazelles end up living in service to others. This is in no way a bad thing, especially if they can also get paid for it. Few can exert the cold practicality of technical skill while simultaneously maintaining a warm bedside manner like this sign can. Top career choices are: Civil servant, Social worker, Doctor, Veterinarian, Mental health worker. Also Scientist, Technician, Caterer, Repairman, Fundraiser, or Personnel Manager.
This sign should do plenty of research on career options before choosing one. Chances are they will end up going with their gut, but being in the service-to-others industry also comes with a higher chance of burnout. Even after choosing a path, Gazelles should be flexible and understand that jobs and people (i.e. themselves) change over time, and that it’s okay to leave a career that isn’t working for one that is more fulfilling.