primal zodiac sign
Scorpio + Rabbit
Emotional, powerful, and intense, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Koala are often not what you expect. It’s not that they are putting up a false front, it’s that they are trying to keep their tornado of emotions safely inside themselves. Koalas almost always approach life with good intentions, but with so much inner emotional turmoil, plans can miscarry and life can often seem frustrating. This is a sign that wants what they want when they want it, but they also try to refrain from using their power indiscriminately. Though they may seem cute and friendly, Koalas also have a dark side.
I used to work with a guy from Australia who said that tourists were often too friendly toward koalas there. Despite their small stature and calm demeanor, these marsupials also have long, sharp claws and can be very territorial. Similarly, those born under the sign of Koala can seem harmless from a distance, but can be quite defensive if provoked or approached without caution.
A tendency of this sign is to use passive aggression and subtle manipulation to get what they want. While they try their hardest to be convincing, they can’t help but wear their emotions on their sleeves. In fact, with such intensity, others can feel their energy long before Koalas even show it on their faces.
Koalas are very interested in humanity and human tendencies, almost from a detached point of view. They have many questions about life and their purpose in it. They also are very interested in power and how it can be wielded, though they are not necessarily confrontational types. In fact, Koalas like little things more than they like comfort. They like to have their own space and the freedom to design it the way they please. In this way they feel that they have control over their own sense of comfort, though this can also get out of control. This is not a sign that is very skilled at creating his or her own happiness, which means that Koalas often try to use escapism as comfort, which can lead to addictive behavior.
This is such a complex sign that it’s difficult to profile them without a birth chart. Koalas are deeply emotional, and on top of that they have a way of burying their feelings to keep them secret, even to themselves. This means that other planetary influences (of which there are many) have an even stronger effect on Koalas than they do with most other signs. While the standard birth chart analysis will give much of this information, I would suggest using the Life Path analysis if you can only afford to do one. This serves a deeper purpose by giving each Koala an idea of why they are here and what this lifetime is for - something that they are always pondering deep down inside anyway.
When in their element, these individuals are surprisingly sweet, loving, caring, and even funny. Comfort and relaxation allow Koalas to clear their minds, the biggest key to this sign being able to let go of their troubles and forget their ambitious plans, even just for an evening. This is a good place for them to be, as their ongoing strategizing about life can be exhausting. True friends accept them for who they are but also challenge them to be better, a quality which they often think they hate in others but will learn to appreciate over time. Koalas should make sure to take it easy on friends and family who are often trying to help them, but Koalas almost always feel misunderstood in their youth and are likely to have difficulty understanding the motivations of those who are critical of them but have their best interests at heart.
Love is a challenge, as is any relationship between them and another. It’s not fair to say that Koalas are self-centered, but they do spend a lot of time in their own heads, trying to figure things out, trying to plan their approach. They are emotionally vulnerable, which they often see as a weakness so they try to hide it. If they give their trust to someone and end up getting burned, they will hold a grudge for a very long time, and even dream of revenge. They tend to choose bad partners early in life, because those who spark their emotional state (for good or bad) tend to attract them. It takes time for a Koala to find their place in the world and they shouldn’t be too quick to jump into relationships. Members of this sign must find themselves first and foremost - a long and challenging journey, but one with a great potential payoff at the end.
Careers & Goals
A combination of the Western Zodiac’s Scorpio and the Eastern Zodiac’s Rabbit, this sign is truly capable of anything. Koalas can become whatever they want to be, if they can learn how to focus their energy productively. This includes controlling emotions, a challenge for them but also one of their core life goals. While Scorpio is highly intelligent and somewhat detached, Rabbit is still sensitive to human suffering, so standard Scorpio careers such as doctor, detective, and coroner may simply be too emotionally intense for Koalas to handle.
Members of this sign should trust in their personal passions and choose a career that lets them do what they want to do while playing to their strengths. Most likely there will be outside pressure from family, teachers, or friends to take a certain path - usually one geared toward gaining money, status, or respect. Koalas will be drawn to these things, but they must also be careful not to push themselves into a career they don’t really want.
Koalas are fascinated by the way different elements interact, whether those are plants, animals, or chemicals. Accordingly, chemistry and biochemistry are excellent choices for this sign, as are psychiatrist, psychologist, distiller, brewer, winemaker, historian, and hypnotist. General research careers in the field of science are also a great fit and often provide the type of environment that caters to the personality traits of the Koala quite well.