primal zodiac sign
Leo + Dragon
As it is with their animal namesake, those born under the Primal Zodiac sign of the Orca have no natural predators. Astrologically speaking, they represent the very top of the food chain in terms of leadership, respect, and pride. While they are truly warm-hearted, energetic, and capable of all kinds of success, they also tend to have highly inflated egos.
Orcas know they were born under a fortunate sign, and fully expect a life full of adventure, mystery, drama, and excitement. They also expect to be highly respected, to the point of being worshipped. Thus, it’s easy for this powerful and majestic sign to lose sight of what’s really important in life. For all the immense good an Orca is capable of, many lose perspective on the contributing side of their nature, particularly when they feel they are not being given the reverence and appreciation they are due.
Life is supposed to be a grand adventure for this King of the Zodiacs. When there is no drama, they will invent it. When they have no enemies to challenge them, they will create some. When everything is going just fine, they will find a reason why it needs changed. At the same time, when there are real threats and adventures in their lives, this is a sign that should embrace and conquer them as their nature intends. One of the key life purposes of an Orca is understanding that reverence and respect is earned, not their birthright. Those who can accept and adopt this way of thinking will become virtually unstoppable in life. More than any other sign, Orcas need a purpose in life with goals to pursue.
Despite being overly self-involved, Orcas are actually very warm and giving to those they are close to. They impress others naturally and can make friends with just about anyone. Their endless need for attention and appreciation are the only real downsides to their personality, but their closest friends not only accept this about them, they actually see it as an amusing quirk. Orcas more than make up for their self-centricity when they are engaged with others. They can make anyone feel special with minimal effort and have little trouble enticing others into being intrigued by them.
Love can be a big challenge for Orcas because they don’t exactly believe in equality. In relationships they like to be in charge, and sometimes treat their partners as their employees. Orcas usually choose passive partners for this reason who will listen to their stories without interruption and won’t argue back when members of this sign exert their “authority”. Being able to be an equal in a long-term relationship is one of this sign’s greatest life challenges, but conquering this challenge is also one of their greatest life purposes. Likewise, those who find themselves considered the “weaker” half of the partnership will most likely move on to more favorable situations.
Careers & Goals
It’s difficult to pin down a preferred career choice for Orcas simply because they are so highly capable of conquering any challenge. What members of this sign must be the most careful of is chasing a dream for the sake of the ego rather than for the heart. Luckily this sign is very connected to the heart and as long as they don’t create dreams of grandeur, they should be successful in whatever field they choose.
That said, there are a few specific roles that fit this sign particularly well. Artistic Orcas have some of the best chances of all Primal Zodiac signs in taking their hobby to a professional level. Unlike quieter and more muted signs, Orcas have the X-factor to their interactions and expressions that give them a distinct edge with art critics and buyers (such as famous Orca Andy Warhol).
As natural leaders, this sign is built for management and political roles, though these are the very roles that may be more satisfying to the ego than the heart. Orcas require adventure, which is why some choose to take on some of the most difficult or dangerous careers, such as film making, war reporting, or literally rising above all others as an astronaut.