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The Grey's Anatomy Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

While the scientific basis of astrology remains up for debate, it is undoubtedly a fascinating way to consider the cosmos. Whether it is unraveling the secrets of the zodiac or discussing the divine pull of our solar system, astrology is certainly a mesmerizing way to spur spirited conversation. Although the scientifically-minded surgeons of Seattle Grace Hospital would likely raise their eyebrows at any topics related to astrology, there have been times even they have waded into discussions about the heady concepts of fate and divination.

In the "Grey's Anatomy" Season 2 episode "Let It Be" (via IMDb), titular protagonist Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) discusses the allure of an all-consuming, predetermined romance. At first, she relies on a practical perspective, noting, "Even now, I believe, for the most part, love is about choices." Then, she pivots and issues this acknowledgment: "Sometimes, despite all your best choices and all your best intentions, fate wins anyway." (In the world of "Grey's," fate is as common as coincidence.)

When it comes to the zodiac, the characters of Shonda Rhimes' beloved show certainly possess multifaceted, rich inner lives that are difficult to define. At the same time, figuring out which "Grey's Anatomy" doctor aligns with a particular astrological sign by reducing them down to their core traits is incredibly entertaining. Continue reading below to see if Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), or George O'Malley (T.R. Knight), or another fan-favorite character matches your star sign.

Aries: Alex Karev

The sign of Aries represents those born between March 21 and April 19. Those born under Aries demonstrate ambitious leadership skills and have bold, outgoing personalities. Ruled by the element of fire and serving as one of the three cardinal zodiac signs, Aries tend to make waves due to their brash, fearless, and proud nature.

When it comes to the cast of "Grey's Anatomy," Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) initially pushes past his colleagues to assert control. Originally cocky and abrasive, he alienates his colleagues because of his thoughtless comments. When he meets Meredith, he condescendingly dismisses her as a nurse, refusing to believe she is also a surgical resident. He is also prone to angry outbursts, even threatening to punch those who upset him in the hospital. Upon working with George, a timid coworker, he mocks him for his hesitant demeanor and attempts to take over a surgery to display his facilities as a doctor.

However, Alex slowly transforms into the best of what an Aries can be during his time on "Grey's." While exploring his passion for pediatric surgery, he displays a kindhearted type of leadership, one that strives to do the best for all of his patients. Whenever he struggles to determine a diagnosis, he spends his days researching any and all forms of long-term treatment. Bold yet empathetic, he helps establish new protocols at the hospital to make sure that his patients consistently receive high-quality care. Even though it takes some time for Alex to grow into his best self, he eventually shows the top-tier traits of an Aries.

Taurus: George O'Malley

Falling between April 20 and May 20, the Taurus sign is typically drawn to home comforts and consistency. When we meet George on "Grey's Anatomy," his sensitivity and grounded nature stand in stark contrast to the high-intensity dramas of surgical life. While his coworkers frequently snap at each other, buckling under the pressure, George tries to cultivate an unyielding warmth and compassion. At the end of the day, he strives to be a person his friends can always lean on, no matter the dilemma.

Of course, George is still human. He struggles with the day-to-day changes of residency and yearns for a reliable place to call home. When he realizes Meredith does not return the romantic feelings he harbors for her, he becomes closed-off and cold. Like many Tauruses, George can be stubborn and inflexible when he is hurt. However, he also learns from his mistakes and makes sure to apologize when he realizes the error of his ways. Whenever residency life starts to feel untenable, his colleagues frequently turn to him because they know his patience and dependability keep them calm.

Gemini: Izzie Stevens

Born between May 21 and June 20, Geminis are usually intensely charismatic and full of life. During her first day at Seattle Grace Hospital, Izzie draws attention with her bright smile and vibrant personality. At first, most of her colleagues underestimate her fierce intellect due to her physical beauty and humor, but they soon witness the ways in which her bubbly, empathetic persona is a strength, not a weakness.

Highly attuned to the fluctuating emotions of others, Izzie easily gains the trust of her patients. This, in turn, leads to her often acquiring hidden knowledge about the health of her patients because they feel that they can confide in her — something Geminis are quite good at doing. Armed with a greater quantity of information, she is then able to forge ahead in meetings with attending physicians, allowing her to earn access to the Operating Room, more commonly referred to as "the OR."

At the same time, Izzie's ability to intrinsically rely on the intensity of her emotions can occasionally lead her astray. After falling in love with a patient named Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), she quickly oversteps her boundaries as a doctor to save him. While the depths of her love are admirable, they also blind her to her weaknesses. In this way, the force and passion of a Gemini can be a double-edged sword if not carefully and thoughtfully handled.

Cancer: April Kepner

Highly emotional and eager to please, April Kepner (Sarah Drew) joins the residents of Seattle Grace in Season 6. Disarming in her desire to ingratiate herself with her superiors, April initially struggles to make friends with her cohort. While she is also a stickler for the rules, she vacillates between a rigid, dogmatic perspective and a deep, abiding sensitivity for those around her. While she makes many mistakes in her efforts to find allies, she eventually wins over the trust of her colleagues.

The Cancer sign, which accounts for everyone born between June 21 and July 22, exhibits a similar tough-yet-sensitive personality and values family above all else. Additionally, Cancer is ruled by the element of water, which means emotions and interiority influence every aspect of life. If you put all of these traits together, it's easy to see how closely this mirrors April's personality. After growing up in a close-knit household, she searches for a steadfast type of love, hoping to create her own devoted family. When she and Jackson (Jesse Williams) begin dating, they are overcome by their feelings for each other and get married just a few years later. Although they experience heart-wrenching tragedies together, they also learn to shoulder each other's burdens for the sake of their young daughter.

Sensitive yet firm, April transforms into a quick-thinking surgeon who knows not to let her emotions get the best of her. Over time, she learns to navigate the unpredictable highs and lows of the emergency room with a savvy eye that saves the lives of her patients.

Leo: Mark Sloan

For folks born between July 23 and August 22, the Leo sign is a theatrical and magnetic personality that draws people in with drama and flair. In classic Leo fashion, plastic surgeon Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) strolls down the halls of Seattle Grace with an enchanting smile and a series of flirtatious quips. Following his arrival at the hospital, the surgical interns quickly dub him "McSteamy" for his alluring charm.

While working at Seattle Grace, Mark stirs up both excitement and turmoil with his constant attempts at seduction. In fact, he loses his years-long friendship with surgeon Derek Shepard (Patrick Dempsey) after having an affair with his wife, Addison (Kate Walsh). When Addison agrees to a job at the same hospital, he attempts to reignite their relationship, even as he also tries to redeem himself to Derek. It is a simmering drama that spurs fisticuffs, a tortured love triangle, and a prom for the doctors. While the rest of the surgeons try to untangle the rumors and whispered affairs, Mark sits back and enjoys the limelight.

At the same time, Mark's penchant for theatrics — another tried and true Leo tendency — also shapes his skills as a plastic surgeon. Boisterous and confident, he refuses to fall prey to indecision or confusion, which in turn strengthens his capabilities as a doctor. Patients travel far and wide to receive treatment from Dr. Sloan, which illustrates that, for all his bravado, he truly can step up to the job.

Virgo: Cristina Yang

Like other Virgos, the earth-ruled sign for those born between August 23 and September 22, Cristina is a perfectionist who prioritizes logic over emotion. Simultaneously, her push to succeed is inherently tied to her desire to help others. Determined, organized, and methodical — all tell-tale signs someone is a Virgo — she quickly rises to the top of the ranks at Seattle Grace. As an intern, she repeatedly impresses her superiors with her intellect and fast-paced surgical abilities.

As a doctor, Cristina approaches diagnoses and treatments with a practical, upfront demeanor. She establishes systematic plans to assist her patients, often relying on hours of thorough research. When she begins a relationship with Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), she waves away any compliments related to her physical appearance. As she tells him, "Oh, screw beautiful. I'm brilliant. If you want to appease me, compliment my brain" (via YouTube).

Virgos are fiercely faithful and are the ride-or-die friend to those who gain access to their inner circle. Cristina's propensity to embrace any project with unwavering commitment also manifests in unyielding loyalty in her friendships. While at Seattle Grace, she and Meredith bond over their "dark and twisty" personalities. They always fight to help each other, no matter the cost, and defend each other when anyone dares insult them. As she explains to Dr. Burke (Isaiah Washington) in Season 3, "She's my person. [...] If I murdered someone, she's the person I'd call to help me drag the corpse across the living room floor" (via YouTube).

Libra: Meredith Grey

For those born between September 23 and October 22, the Libra sign often exhibits a sociable and analytical demeanor that seeks balance in all matters. While working to prove herself at Seattle Grace, Meredith is driven to secure that ever-elusive sense of stability in her personal and professional life. Her frank charm endears herself to her colleagues and draws the eye of Derek Shepard soon after she arrives in Seattle.

Very much the Libra archetype, Meredith frequently finds herself torn between her duties to herself and others. At the same time, her desire to both please others and succeed on her own two feet can cause inadvertent confusion. She claims to shun attention yet simultaneously finds herself at the center of multiple crises.

Libras are also no stranger to embracing complicated relationships. This tendency is made apparent in her frequent on-again, off-again encounters with Derek, particularly in the beginning of "Grey's Anatomy." In her efforts to maintain equilibrium, she occasionally loses her footing as she tries to satisfy the wants of too many people at once.

However, Meredith's unerring kindness helps her establish long-lasting partnerships with her friends and colleagues. Always ready to step up to the plate, she eventually learns to take accountability for her past transgressions and move forward with a more balanced mindset.

Scorpio: Callie Torres

In the second season of "Grey's Anatomy," Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) makes a noticeable splash as a skilled and assertive orthopedic surgeon. As a female doctor in a male-dominated specialty, she has learned to display confidence and grit, even when others try to undermine her work.

Like other Scorpios born between October 23 and November 21, Callie is a passionate and forceful individual who often approaches situations with an all-or-nothing mindset. When another surgeon insists on amputating a young patient's leg, Callie steps in and determines a way to assist the athlete without taking away his love of physical activity. She is a no-nonsense character who remains true to herself, even if that makes her seem difficult to others. After falling in love with Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw), she wholly commits herself to the relationship, fighting to keep the partnership afloat — a sure sign she leans Scorpio.

While Callie certainly struggles at times, occasionally alienating others due to her inflexible and forceful opinions, she eventually learns to take stock of new perspectives. A proud and vibrant character, she shines in orthopedic surgery because of her forthright personality.

Sagittarius: Derek Shepard

The Sagittarius sign, which includes individuals born between November 22 and December 21, is a highly intellectual personality constantly in the pursuit of knowledge. While working as a neurosurgeon at Seattle Grace, Dr. Derek Shepard (Patrick Dempsey), aka "McDreamy," immerses himself in a quest for greater innovation in the medical field. Friendly and shrewd, like many a Sagittarius, he strives for improvement and discovery in all facets of neuroscience in an effort to become the best in his field of specialty.

During his time on "Grey's Anatomy," Derek spends a large portion of his time trying to make breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research. Drawn to experimental studies, he is a go-getter who refuses to accept the current reality. Instead, he consistently wanders in his investigations, striving to mine data for new information. At the same time, he exhibits a Sag's inclination toward impatience as he faces obstacles and makes rash decisions.

Sometimes overconfident to a fault, Derek can take risks in difficult or dangerous surgeries without fully grappling with the consequences. During an experimental trial, he almost gives up after another patient succumbs to brain injuries. However, when Meredith tells him that it is worth it to try again, he eventually listens — and discovers it's okay to ask others for help.

Capricorn: Miranda Bailey

Born between December 22 and January 19, Capricorns are hard-working and motivated. When tasked with significant responsibilities, this sign responds with a practical mindset. If there is one "Grey's Anatomy" character who exhibits these personality traits, it's Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson). 

While guiding her inexperienced group of surgical interns, Miranda maintains a business-like manner, often encouraging them to stay organized, focused, and alert. As a surgeon, she is steadfast and responsible, treating her patients with kindness while also working to maintain clear boundaries. Although slow to embrace others, Miranda's efficient and detached demeanor belies a nurturing and compassionate personality. She is always prepared to step into surgery and does not allow anyone to undermine her facilities as a doctor.

Almost immediately, Miranda's interns grow to respect and rely on her for advice. When she discovers that her cohort has secretly helped Izzie dismantle an LVAD wire, she carefully and firmly takes control of the situation. Miranda's ability to assess and take charge of risky procedures is what makes her a true Capricorn leader.

Aquarius: Arizona Robbins

When Dr. Arizona Robbins skates down the halls of Seattle Grace wearing a kid-friendly pair of Heelys, she quickly establishes herself as the ideal Aquarius. Born between January 20 and February 18, an Aquarius is an eccentric and imaginative sign that strives to uplift those around them. As a pediatric surgeon, Arizona fosters a warm-hearted and authentic atmosphere. She is not afraid to act silly or crack jokes, especially if it puts her young patients at ease.

At the same time, Arizona can become disgruntled when her colleagues do not respect her point of view. Always trying to help her "little humans," she is fierce in her commitment to creating a safe and friendly environment. However, she also works to instill a level of collaboration between her and her peers. When she notices Alex's talents as a pediatric doctor, she takes him under her wing, offering guidance and advice as he begins his training. Like other Aquarius individuals, Arizona can ruffle feathers with her attempts to keep control, but her unconventional approach to surgery also garners praise and respect.

Pisces: Lexie Grey

Pisces-born individuals — those folks born between February 19 and March 20 — are sensitive, romantic, and intelligent. They can also find themselves swept away in their inner worlds. When Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh) joins the surgeons of Seattle Grace, she initially conducts herself in a quiet yet watchful way. Born with a photographic memory, she occasionally distracts others whenever she recites long-winded passages from textbooks and other types of research. Her ability to quickly recall knowledge is an admirable feat but said information often gets her lost in her mind.

When she meets Dr. Mark Sloan, the two surgeons find themselves drawn to each other despite their age gap. Although resilient and quick-thinking as a doctor, Lexie shares a dreamy and romantic facet of her personality with Dr. Mark Sloan, as one might expect a Pisces to do. In this way, she must work to balance the real-life toil of her surgical residency and the fantasies of her time with him. When Lexie realizes that she is not ready to have kids, she breaks off her relationship with the plastic surgeon, effectively severing her ties to that part of her life and stepping into the day-to-day struggles of the hospital.

Like other Pisces people, Lexie is quietly selfless and thoughtful. While she unpacks her tendencies to idealize those around her, she also knows how to stand up herself and make an impact.