primal zodiac sign
Leo + Pig
Warm, colorful, and gregarious, those born under the sign of the Quetzal have personalities that are hard to ignore. Interestingly, they are not the loudest or most outspoken members of a given group, yet they are often the most popular. Quetzals seem to have some kind of magical “x-factor” - an indescribable trait about themselves that draws others to them, and draws success to their lives.
It is not unusual for well-known Quetzals to have a different public or occupational persona than they do in private. It’s as if they can split their personalities into two parts - the bright, outgoing celebrity that takes everything in stride, and the quiet, thoughtful, funny, and generous person they feel comfortable being with those they know. Somehow this rarely comes across as phony, as both sides of their distinct personalities are genuinely a part of who they really are.
Though they can be gentle and easy-going, members of this sign are surprisingly able to succeed where most others fail. It’s not that they are necessarily strong-willed like some other signs, rather they simply choose not to see the obstacles in their way. Quetzals see what they want and don’t stress about the details. Instead they proceed step by step, day by day, until they have achieved goals bigger than anyone else thought possible.
Quetzals are typically well-liked and will help friends in need without a second thought. In fact, one of their favorite things is inspiring others either through their generosity, wisdom, or their actions. They are among the most loyal friends a person could have, and believe strongly in helping friends and family members in need. Members of this sign need to be careful, though, not to let their public persona overcome who they really are inside. Should this happen, they can easily destroy everything they have built, especially their relationships.
People fall in love easily with this sign. Quetzals attract others to them with great ease, and combined with how much others admire them, the most challenging part of their love life can be choosing one of their many admirers as a long-term mate. Again, maintaining their honest selves and personal integrity is key to the success of these relationships. Quetzals who fall too in love with themselves make it difficult for others to feel the same way. The very best qualities of this sign are their gentle and giving nature. With those gone, the core of their being goes with it. For a sign that has success come easily, the biggest challenge can be staying true to themselves over the long run.
Careers & Goals
Quetzals do best pursuing their personal passions. Their rare ability to move toward a goal despite the obstacles only works when they are going after a goal that they genuinely care about. They can follow their dreams, no matter what they are, without fear of failure mainly because they choose not to pay attention to failure. They would rather be true to their instincts than play life safe.
Their easy likability makes them naturally successful as actors, musicians, comedians, and other types of performers. Not all Quetzals love the spotlight, though, and for those a leadership role where they can control their destiny is preferential to playing second-fiddle to someone else’s vision. Quetzals make great business leaders, particularly in the retail or hospitality industries.