Australian Zodiac

Here's a new zodiac based on Australia's own native animals. See if they reveal your personality.

RED KANGAROO (Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19)
The kangaroo or "great foot" has an abundance of speed. His great feet with highly developed tendons allow an abundance of energy because of their self-supporting attitude. The kangaroo sets down an intuitive path for its young to follow, ensuring its growth. It has a nurturing tendency - supporting, fostering and encouraging its young. The kangaroo has a strong sense of family togetherness.

HAIRY-NOSED WOMBAT (Taurus Apr 21 - May 21)
Placid wombats go about their business largely unseen, stubbornly digging large underground homes where they can go to escape their predators. Their tenacity means they don't give up on anything - wombats just keep digging until their goals are achieved. Being nocturnal feeders gives them an advantage, as most predators are sleeping when wombats are feeding.

SUGAR GLIDER (Gemini May 22 - June 21)
Known for their timid nature, gliders must take a giant leap of faith as they parachute themselves into the great unknown, usually landing safely in the arms of their carefully chosen tree. In the darkness of the night and the silence of space, sugar gliders launch their way through life, trusting that the next tree will be there to catch them.

KOALA (Cancer June 22 - July 23)
Koalas, with their firm grip on life, always know where they are going by being aware of the opportunities they are presented with. Koalas are very selective in the paths they take, and will foster only those directions that present the most enrichment. They choose their trees very carefully as the choice not only provides their source of food, but also their bed.

FRILL-NECKED LIZARD (Leo July 24 - Aug 23)
Lizards weave wonderful dreams of memories that have been long forgotten. They remember the dreamtime, when they ruled the earth. Lizards, when under threat, will let drop their tails as a defense mechanism ensuring their survival, but people will not let go of past issues and this will be their undoing.

ECHIDNA (Virgo Aug 24 - Sept 23)
The echidna is most likely to raise its spikes when someone gets too close; it needs it space. The little creature is so safely encased in his own comfort zone, he is afraid to allow anyone in. The moment it is threatened, it rolls itself into a ball so that nothing can harm - and it can't see the light.

COCKATOO (Libra Sept 24 - Oct 23)
Cockatoos continually primp and preen their feathers to attract potential mates. It is also a reflection of their high self-esteem. Their open, friendly nature can be seen in their willingness to mix with others. Cockatoos are sometimes seen alone but, mostly, they spend time in large groups enjoying each other's company.

REDBACK SPIDER (Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 22)
The redback spider ceaselessly weaves the web of life. It knows that as long as it remains active in pursuing life's goals, it will always be nourished by the universe. Its knowledge of the world and its energy is reflected by its ability to catch what it needs.

KOOKABURRA (Sagittarius Nov 23 - Dec 21)
The kookaburra's distinctive laughing call is contagious - it makes one feel like laughing along. It can stir up feelings of joy and of positive energy. When you hear a kookaburra laugh, remember to allow yourself to laugh as well, for laughter and joy are part of the very essence of our being.

GOANNA (Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20)
Goannas are forever curious about their surroundings. They calmly saunter along using their powerful body and legs to climb trees and rocks as they poke their noses into all manners of mischief. But should goannas feel there is danger about, they'll make a speedy retreat.

EMU (Aquarius Jan 21 - Feb 19)
These great flightless birds forage attentively in family groups and pair off during the breeding season to prepare for new arrivals. Once the eggs are laid, the male assumes the motherly role of taking care of them and then the chicks, once they've hatched.

PLATYPUS (Pisces Feb 20 - Mar 20)
The platypus feeds at dusk and dawn, so it is not easily seen. If it senses an observer it will dive beneath the water. Though timid, it has the means to defend itself if it chooses.