Which Scary AF Deep Sea Creature Are You, Based On Your Zodiac?
The bottom of the ocean is a pretty terrifying place – one where light rarely shines and creatures swim around with gigantic teeth and sinister traps to lure in prey. You may not want to associate your zodiac sign with a soulless, sharp-toothed marine predator, but let's face it, we all have those moments when we do feel like we want to bite someone's head off.
The zodiac signs as deep sea creatures may tell you something pretty surprising about yourself – whether you’re a harmless, misunderstood blobfish or a creepy-but-smart giant squid. Just like zodiac signs as wild animals, creepy sea animals as astrology signs show the truest parts of your soul. Maybe you are just a two-faced anglerfish, at least according to the stars.
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Aries has a pretty big mouth. They're known for their strong opinions and fierce individuality. On the worst days, this Fire sign is tactless, angry, stubborn, and selfish. What better to represent an outspoken Aries than the megamouth shark?
These rare sharks were named after the unusually large size of their mouths (an insult any opinionated Aries is probably used to hearing), and they're close relatives to the equally as creepy basking shark. These sharks are trailblazers and push their jaws forward, mouths wide open to catch whatever unfortunate krill is floating nearby. They're also even bigger than great whites – the natural-born kings of all sharks.
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Tauruses are go-getters with a slow-and-steady mindset. There's no task too small or too large, but they're going to take their darn time to make it happen. This makes this Earth sign a perfect match for giant isopods. These huge, bug-like creatures have committed to a patient lifestyle that's allowed them to survive since Pangea was a thing. The scavenger crustaceans can go years without eating, so if they don't happen upon their perfect meal, there's seriously no rush.
Like a Taurus, they just want to live in the lap of deep sea luxury without having to work too hard to get a decent bite to eat. Occasionally, if they're absolutely starving, they'll chow down some live prey, but only if they have to.
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Anglerfish are one of the most terrifying creatures on the planet, but not if you just saw them at a glance. These sinister fish have a bright lure that hangs in front of them. It's made to look like a tiny, sparkly fish that draws in prey who are hoping to catch a quick meal. Anglerfish are about as two-faced as it gets, which means they're total Geminis.
Geminis are known as the twin sign and err on co-dependent on their worst days. They're always looking for their counterparts, and Anglerfish happen to have one built right in. Male anglerfish have evolved to be permanent parasites that latch onto the females with their sharp teeth and never let go. Eventually, their bloodstreams fuse and he loses all of his internal organs except for his eyes. That really tests the boundaries on what co-dependency means.
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Cancers are tough on the outside and soft on the inside. If they were a deep sea creature, they'd be the adorable, harmless blobfish. These squishy little guys were once regarded as the world's ugliest animal, but they're simply misunderstood.
Blobfish excel under immense pressure (they don't look like floating Jell-O at 4,000 feet below), but when they're pulled up for everyone to see, they simply appear like a big, gelatinous frown. Cancers face a similar bad rap because they're known for having some pretty ugly mood swings after bottling up complex emotions. Cancers usually have their guard up, but at the heart of it, they're kind, nurturing, and wildly lovable, and with a litany of plush toys and memes, so is the humble blobfish.
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Leos are known for their honesty. These proud Fire signs wear their heart on their sleeve, much like a barreleye fish who wears its brain on its head. Yes, barreleye fish have completely transparent heads that have baffled scientists. You can see everything that's going on in there. While zodiac signs like Scorpio would completely cringe at the idea of people gazing at their innermost secrets, Leos (and barreleye fish) don't seem to care. They bare it all.
Barreleye fish also live in complete darkness and somehow can still see the light thanks to their strange, tubular eyes. Leos are similar in the way their personality can fill an entire room without needing a single spotlight.
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Virgos are often regarded as the smartest sign in the zodiac, so who better to relate to than a giant squid? Squids are among the most intelligent creatures on the planet. They've got a Virgo's sense of resourcefulness and have been known to even rewrite their RNA.
While giant squids probably don't need to spend their time opening up jars and hatching elaborate aquarium escape plans, the fact they're so big and can outsmart humans is pretty terrifying – and so Virgo.