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Those born under the sign of the Pelican are diplomatic, but also direct. They are the mediators of friend and family conflicts and have a strong sense of justice and fairness, but are also willing to take advantage of whatever opportunities they are afforded.

Proud and self assured, Pelicans work hard to keep up appearances. Though they like to come across as cool and collected they secretly have a passion for romance, conflict, and drama. Members of this sign are among the biggest dreamers. They often have huge plans for themselves and little doubt they will someday achieve them. While some may see this as egotistical, Pelicans require a certain amount of belief in themselves in order to protect their self-beliefs. Without this ego, they would begin to doubt themselves, which would most likely prevent them from achieving their goals.

This is an important truth about members of this sign. Though they are smart and capable, the real reason they succeed is because they believe they will. Those who are less confident have to choose to either “fake it until they make it” or accept that they cannot live up to their potential without a stronger sense of self-worth. In this way, Pelicans need the approval of others to keep their self-confidence high. While they are generally good at being self-confident, they will likely go through times of self-doubt where they question everything they are doing. This can be difficult to deal with, but it is necessary in order to remain objective about their choices. Those who don’t ever question their own motives will often find that they are chasing after money, status, attention, etc. instead of focusing on what they really want in life.

Pelicans are a lot of different things at once; expressive, vain, optimistic, confident, bossy, and intense. They are often perfectionists who have many irons in the fire. Work lives, social lives, and personal lives all get blended together, for there is not enough time in the day for a member of this sign to accomplish everything they set out to do. This works for them, though, because it means they always have an audience. At the same time, this is a sign that does not need others in order to succeed. No entourage is required, but it certainly makes their busy lives a lot more fun.


Pelicans are very social and love to be surrounded by people. Friends, family, or even interesting strangers are welcome in their world. Members of this sign love to host parties for friends. This is their best way of showing appreciation for others. It just so happens that Pelicans throw some of the best parties of anyone. They are typically easy to get along with, but if they don’t like someone they won’t go out of their way to keep trying to make a friendship work. They already have enough people who want to spend time with them.

In all aspects of life, members of this sign can be described as romantics. It’s no surprise, then, that they are downright enchanted by the concept of romantic relationships. To them, the intrigue and passion of relationships trumps all other interests in life. Pelicans have big dreams that will be difficult for a real life partner to live up to. Therefore they either need a partner who is also a hard core romantic, or they need someone smart and stable who will bring them back down to earth. The latter choice, of course, they will hate at first (they hate being told they are wrong or are overreacting), but ultimately strong, but not necessarily dominant, personalities who will stand up for themselves are required for a relationship to work in the long term.

Though loyalty is important to them, they also tend to believe that the grass is always greener elsewhere and will question even the most minor ups and downs in a relationship. In this way they are independent almost to a fault. Pelicans also don’t like to tolerate other people’s weaknesses, even if they have their own that are just as bad.

Careers & Goals

To be completely fair, most Pelicans would prefer to get rich quickly and live a life like those only seen in movies, but since most of them aren’t going to be born or marry into wealth, they will have to create it for themselves. Luckily, they are quite skilled at doing so. Pelicans are very ambitious, and if they have a passion for a specific career they should follow it. However, members of this sign should be careful not to confuse passion with reality. It’s easy for their minds to romanticize certain roles for the wrong reasons. For example, Pelicans are more likely to want to become a police officer after watching a drama about police officers. The reality of becoming a police officer, though, is probably very different from what they have seen on television or in movies.

Though I was only using police officer as an example, it is actually one of the best career choices for this sign. Pelicans like to be in a position to help others, which makes police officer, lawyer, doctor, dentist, or nurse all excellent fits. Of course, certain other planetary aspects will have a strong effect on this, so consulting one’s birth chart is always recommended before making a choice. That said, there are plenty of other options for this sign to try out including hairdresser, travel writer, journalist, news anchor, public relations analyst, and sales person.


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