primal zodiac sign
Pisces + Rat
Those born under the sign of the Lemming may seem somewhat reserved upon first meeting them, but it doesn’t take long to discover a surprisingly bright personality and sense of humor hidden beneath the surface. Smart and clever, but also deeply creative and emotional, these passive individuals can be influential when they want to be. Unlike some other signs they don’t need to shout orders from the mountaintop to be inspiring. Instead they use their clever use of words and ideas to paint mental pictures in the minds of others.
This is a sign where deep thought, emotion, beauty, introspection, and intuition meet expression, curiosity, and charm. Lemmings are artistic and deeply philosophical and can express themselves in an insightful and intriguing manner. These are people you always want to hear more from. Lemmings say what they want, but choose their words carefully. They always have fascinating insights, which comes from being more spiritually connected than most.
The actual animal called the lemming is largely misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, lemmings do not commit suicide nor blindly follow each other off of cliffs. This theory was based on these creature’s strong urge to migrate when population explodes, as it strangely does among them in waves. When this happens, the usually strong swimmer can get in over their heads (literally) and drown trying to cross rivers. Why is this important to those born under this sign? Because the key spiritual lesson of this sign is to become independent while choosing their actions based on a combination of intelligence and intuition rather than instinct or emotion. Lemmings are not the brainless followers they are made out to be, but rather animals who sometimes rely far too much on instinctive and emotional feelings to guide them even when they probably know better.
Lemmings have to be careful about addictions. They can easily be enticed by money, status, flattery, or just feeling good in general. Members of this sign have to realize that these are all meaningless to them from the soul’s perspective. They have so much to give, and so much to share with others that it is frustrating to watch them spin their wheels and waste their talents by not learning from their past mistakes and relationships. They need someone to be as straightforward and honest with them as they like to be with others. They have to learn to take well-placed criticism and interpret it in a way that helps them rather than offends them. If they can do this, all problems will begin to clear themselves up.
As with most signs, finding a balance in life of work, love, friendship, comfort, and security is going to be very important. Anyone can get out of balance, and this usually happens to Lemmings through romance. They seem to be at ease with people and life in general, but they tend to pick bad partners who cause them pain and drama and when they do find a good person they feel bored, trapped, or unsettled. This can happen with friendship circles too. This sign may find themselves on the outs with good friends who can’t stand to watch them self-destruct.
With great power comes great responsibility, and this is a sign of incredible potential power. Some will avoid expressing their power in order to avoid the potential trappings that come along with it, and this is not always a bad thing. Being prone to addiction and depression, this soul’s goal is to learn to exert enough power to get what they want and need in life, but not pushing so far that they overshoot their true goals.
All signs benefit greatly from knowing their life path, but this one in particular. With so much talent and energy it is easy to go off course. Knowing the plan is the best way to ensure success in this lifetime, both materially and spiritually.
It’s a good thing for these Pisces that they were born during the year of the Rat. While it may not sound like a glamorous thing to be part Rat, this is where the guts and motivation to get out and interact with the world comes from. With another Chinese zodiac sign, like Rabbit, this would almost certainly guarantee a shyness that would be hard to overcome. Lemmings are indeed introspective and thoughtful, but they also have a need to socialize and a general curiosity about people, animals, and the way each interacts with one another. Lemmings tend to speak out more as they get increasingly comfortable with their surroundings, and have a surprising wit and observational sense of humor that others don’t expect.
Lemmings have keen observation skills, but they don’t always use these to their advantage when it comes to love. Members of this sign have an inherent need for drama and intrigue in their romantic relationships, which generally goes against their better judgment. Their intuition is almost always right on, so it is especially frustrating when relationships keep turning out bad, one after another. The problem is not with partners, but with themselves. There’s nothing wrong with having some dramatic emotional adventures in one’s youth, but eventually Lemmings have to learn how to override their own emotional urges and do two things. First, pick a good partner - a surprisingly difficult challenge for young Lemmings. The second is to stick with a relationship past the point of being bored and wanting a more exciting challenge. A true partnership does not revolve around emotional swings, theatrical gestures, or a constant breaking up / making up process. It involves commitment, acceptance, and understanding - all traits that every Lemming has, but needs to learn how to appreciate.
Careers & Goals
Lemmings are almost always gifted in music. They have access to an emotional depth through Pisces that allows them to create intensely emotional and inspiring ideas through music, while the clever ingenuity and expressiveness of the Rat brings these ideas into form. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all Lemmings will become or even should become professional musicians, but this trait is so inherently strong that it deserves a place somewhere in the lives of each Lemming.
This is also a sign of spiritual leadership, which can be applied to many careers including religious or spiritual work, counseling, or working in the realm of criminal justice. Whatever the course, Lemmings have a unique approach to life and do best when they can relax and let their intuition and internal wisdom guide them. Other than spiritual or psychological leadership, they aren’t the types to want to manage others, so independent careers are also good to consider. Roles in art dealing, antiquing, or auctioneering are good fits as this sign has an appreciation for vintage artistry. Also, dancing, illustration, and journalism are career paths to consider for this sign. As always, each individual should consult their own intuition as well as their life plan in order to make the best decision.