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Cancer + Horse

Hermit Crab


In the animal kingdom, a hermit crab constantly moves from shell to shell as it grows larger. Similarly, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of Hermit Crab regularly move between homes, jobs, and relationships. In their minds, Hermit Crabs believe they will finally settle down and feel comfortable once they find the perfect fit, yet the more they search the more unsettled they feel.

Hermit Crabs don’t desire to become rich and famous, instead they desire true love and adventure. This is a highly contradictory sign whose thoughts often don’t even make sense to themselves. Members of this sign have a hard time accepting things as they are, and though they talk a lot about how they are going to make things better, they often just move on instead. This sign lacks true confidence and has a tendency to put on a false front, hoping that others won’t realize how uncertain they are about themselves and the direction of their lives. Sometimes this mask takes the form of bravado and a “who cares” attitude.

Hermit Crabs like to pretend that they don’t care about much, as if caring were a sign of weakness, but in reality long for love and acceptance. They want to feel like they belong, but deep down they are also independent spirits who want their lives to be adventurous and meaningful. Emotional swings are not uncommon, nor is seeking the help of a therapist. Members of this sign need to learn how to accept life as it is and not try to control everything if they want to find balance and happiness in their lives.


Despite their tendency to keep others at a comfortable distance, this sign is witty and caring and has an easy time making friends when they want to. More intuitive signs might have trouble getting along with a Hermit Crab as they can see through the Crab’s false front and will want to get to know them better. If the Crab lets them in, they can become some of their best friends, but more likely members of this sign will choose to protect their true selves rather than share them.
Family and love is of huge importance to this sign, though they will rarely ever admit it. The truth is this sign is emotionally fragile and can’t stand to feel rejected. They will give up everything for true love and once they fall, they fall for good. At the same time, when relationships don’t work out it can be very ugly, and Hermit Crabs are likely to take the breakup very hard, even if they initiated it. Ultimately as long as this sign is willing to let its guard down, they will certainly find love and eventually a stable and happy family life.

Careers & Goals

It’s hard to pin down an exact career fit for this sign. Each Hermit Crab is highly unique and will have to find what fits them best. It’s likely that these career choices will be somewhat unusual, though, which is necessary to fit into the wide variety of personality traits members of this sign have. Hermit Crabs work best in environments where they can share their knowledge or talent with others or where they can be constantly on the move.

This sign does not belong in a cubicle or a stale office environment. They should be out in the world performing work that satisfies them, regardless of the pay. That’s why many choose a career as a sailor or merchant marine. Others do well in import/export businesses where they travel a lot, and they also make good flight attendants (though this is usually a short-term career choice). Hermit Crabs also have a penchant for the arts and history, which makes jobs like museum curator or guide a great fit for them. Similarly, this sign finds archaeology fascinating and would fit well performing any job in that field.


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