A neotropical zodiac
The tortoise is an eminently terrestrial animal. Slow but sure, it usually travels long distances despite obstacles and difficulties, which makes it a symbol of work and effort. Its rigid shell shows a certain inflexibility of criteria, and its propensity to hide within it shows a rather conservative animal, which does not take risks.
The howler monkey stands out for its intelligence, flexibility and comprehension. It is a gregarious, fraternal animal that puts group interests before personal ones. Friendly by definition, the native of this sign is very communicative and even loud, cheerful and progressive, devoting much of its energy to social activities.
The scarlet ibis is rather shy and one of the most sensitive animals. Her aquatic life reveals a fundamentally emotional animal. Mystical and kind par excellence, his hypersensitivity usually leads him to take things to heart and, in extreme cases, to melodrama. The natives of this sign are particularly gifted for music, as a vehicle for the expression of their emotions.
The cuaima is a fast and fascinating animal, of deep look and always ready for the attack. Warriors par excellence, the natives of this sign usually attack before being attacked, being sometimes ruthless and even bloodthirsty. Their agility makes them excellent athletes, dancers and lovers which, added to their attractiveness, makes them extremely dangerous.
The tapir is the heaviest and heaviest animal in the Neotropics. Firmly rooted in the earth, it likes concrete, order and beauty. He is a hard-working, patient and persistent being. In spite of being slow in the walking, sometimes it attacks with force and speed, taking by the middle to whatever obstacle is crossed, with incomparable stubbornness. Paradoxically, the natives of this sign tend to appear rather docile and calm.
Jay sign natives are light, colorful and friendly. This bird is characterized for imitating to the perfection the songs of other birds, for that reason its natives always have the exact word for its interlocutor, arriving this quality to the mimetism. This makes them excellent public relations. However, their adaptability and aerial quality makes it difficult for them to make decisions and maintain their course.
Impressive in appearance and even threatening, the arawana is actually an extremely shy fish, with a tendency to take offense at the actions of others, without these actually having any relation to it. At the slightest sign of danger, the numerous offspring enter the parents' oral cavity, until the fear disappears. She is a maternal being, overprotective, capable of incredible feats to protect her home and hers.
The harpy eagle is the most powerful eagle in the Neotropics. Its flight at great height relates it to a solar creature, making it one of the natives with the most inflated ego. Imposing animal, invulnerable, without predators, capable of anything to achieve their goals. Although in general it pursues clarity and justice, its egolatry usually makes it fly above others, whom it will devour mercilessly in order to achieve its objectives.
The armadillo is permanently occupied. Very earthy and materialistic, it lives on the earth and even within it. It seems neither to rest nor to fear the work, and its movements, fast and meticulous, make it a detailed creature. His boundless zeal for order and classification appears in his armour, of hundreds of perfectly ordered plates. This compulsion for order and control represents precisely his Achilles heel, for total control is an impossibility.
The natives of the sign of sloth are always walking on the branches. Moving to great heights, their permanent search for balance and harmony is the basis of their survival. However, in this exaggerated desire for balance can occasionally waste much of their energy, having serious difficulties in achieving their goals. Sloth is undoubtedly the most indecisive sign of the neotropical zodiac.
It is one of the most feared animals of the zodiac. It lives in the depths, which symbolizes its great depth of thought and emotions. The electric eel is the native who most seeks transcendence and mystery. He is extremely sensitive and irritable, reacting violently to what he considers a fault. He has the tendency to take everything to heart, before which he throws his huge electric shocks, often deadly.
The natives of this sign are the most cheerful and optimistic. Their flight represents their tireless yearning for travel, the search for knowledge and ideals and the attraction for philosophy. Macaws are often noisy and talkative - presumed - and their ability to speak can be far superior to their ability to listen. This dazzling and overwhelming animal represents the archetypal essence of the American tropics.