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The Star Wars Villain You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

What do you think of when you look up at a starry sky? Sure, the stars are beautiful — we can all agree on that. Of course, some people believe that the stars control our destinies, even determine our personalities, based on their positions when we were born. Astrology is a complex system, but at the very least most people can tell you their sun sign: that is, which of twelve constellations corresponded to the sun's position when they were born. Of course, each of the twelve zodiac signs is associated with specific personality traits and aspects of a person's character. It may not be scientific, but lots of people find truth in it all the same.

But maybe you're one of those people who looks up at the sky and imagines a huge Star Destroyer passing overhead, like in the opening moments of "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope." Maybe you imagine zooming into hyperspace with Han Solo — or Rey from Jakku — aboard the Millennium Falcon. Perhaps you've imagined the horror the people of Alderaan must have felt when they looked up and saw the Death Star appear in their sky. The "Star Wars" franchise hasn't been around for anywhere near as long as astrology, but it has similarly had a profound effect on many people's lives.

Of course, one of the things that makes "Star Wars" so great is its complex, interesting villains. So let's bring things full circle and look at the signs of the zodiac in terms of Star Wars villains. Which sign were you born under, and which "Star Wars" villain does that make you?

Aries: Darth Vader

Born between March 21 and April 19, Aries, the ram, is traditionally the first sign of the zodiac, and Aries would have it no other way. Aries folks are typically ambitious, confident, and fearless. They tend to go at things full speed ahead, approaching what they want honestly and passionately. However, these traits can have negative aspects, as an Aries may also be impatient and aggressive. An Aries might think of themselves as the hero, and lose their temper if they feel they're being kept from their goals.

The first and probably still greatest Star Wars villain, Darth Vader, is a total Aries. Even when he was Anakin Skywalker, and everyone thought of him as a hero, he lacked the calm and patience that other Jedi were known for. Eventually, his temper and fierce need to be the savior of those he loved got the better of him, and he turned to the dark side. As Vader, his emotions are far more muted (not to mention hidden behind an expressionless mask), but he's still as volatile and aggressive as ever, as he proves every time he uses the force to choke one of his own men.

Taurus: Grand Moff Tarkin

Born between April 20 and May 20, Taurus is symbolized by the bull. Those born under Taurus are known for being patient, practical, and stable. A Taurus typically likes to plan, and takes comfort in tactile and material things. The dark side of the Taurus comes when their practicality gives way to conservatism, their stability to stubbornness. A Taurus will usually know what they're doing, but when they are wrong about something, they often have a terrible time admitting it.

"Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances!" Grand Moff Tarkin's last line in "Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope" comes immediately before Luke Skywalker blows up the Death Star, killing him and thousands of his Imperial underlings. Tarkin dies like the Taurus he is, unable to admit that his newly-completed battle station might have a weakness, even when he's specifically warned that it does. 

He spent decades overseeing the Death Star's construction, planning for the new, more orderly galaxy that it would bring. He's a deeply rational man, a believer in science and engineering rather than intangibles like the Force. When push comes to shove, however, he turns out to be too bull-headed to admit he may have miscalculated, costing him his life.

Gemini: Dryden Vos

Born between May 21 and June 20, Gemini is represented by the twins, and is often said to have two personalities in one. Gemini people are highly social and communicative, interested in learning all there is to know about the world. They enjoy forming relationships and having fun with others, but can suddenly become serious and distant at the drop of a hat. Their natural charisma and adept social skills can also be used to manipulate people, of course — and their dual nature can make them unpredictable, sometimes to a dangerous degree.

Dryden Vos has the social skills of a Gemini, which help him in his role as the public face of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate. He enjoys throwing parties and entertaining guests aboard his luxurious star yacht, the First Light, but in matters of business he can suddenly turn serious and even deadly almost without warning. As a leader of a vast criminal empire, Vos prefers those who are doing his bidding to regard him as a trusted friend, but when violence — or just the threat of it — becomes necessary, he's more than willing to take things in that direction. Like most Geminis, he can turn on a dime, almost before you even notice that he's not smiling anymore.

Cancer: Moff Gideon

Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancer is the sign of the crab. Cancers are imaginative, intuitive thinkers, and while their emotions can be quite strong, they are often distant and hard to get to know. As leaders, they would prefer to inspire loyalty in others and avoid direct conflict, but they're unafraid to jump into the fray even against those more powerful than them if that's the direction things go. In such moments, their usual caution can suddenly give way to anger, suspicion, and pessimism.

Moff Gideon is an Imperial leader in a period when the Empire doesn't really exist anymore. "The Mandalorian" is set a few years after "Star Wars: Episode VI — The Return of the Jedi," when the Rebel Alliance has already won the war, the Emperor (as far as anyone knows) is dead, and the Empire has been reduced to scattered, disconnected remnants holding on to what little power they can in remote parts of the galaxy. Gideon has kept his uncommonly powerful Imperial Remnant going through these tough times with the aid of his Cancerian traits. He's cautious about getting personally involved in conflicts, relying on his intensely loyal troops and the technology maintained by his science corps. When conflict becomes inevitable, however, Moff Gideon embraces it with an equally Cancerian enthusiasm, fighting viciously with his Dark Saber against anyone who threatens him.

Leo: Emperor Palpatine

Born between July 23 and August 22, Leo is the lion, of course, and every Leo is the king of their own jungle. Leos are natural-born leaders, and you'd better believe they know it. Confident and self-assured, Leos inspire loyalty by seeming loyal themselves, assisting their friends and followers. Leo leaders are known for bringing together disparate groups under one umbrella and getting everyone to work toward a shared goal. The problem with Leos frequently comes when they don't feel like their uniqueness is being recognized. Prone to stubborn arrogance, a Leo often has a hard time not being in charge.

Who could be more of a Leo than Emperor Sheev Palpatine himself, the one and only Darth Sidious? Palpatine is as evil as they come, but nobody can deny that he was born to lead. He went to the galactic capitol Coruscant as a Senator from the scenic backwater planet Naboo, but he spent years building political relationships and manipulating things behind the scenes so that he could rise to Chancellor and then declare himself Emperor. As arrogant and self-centered as any Leo has ever been, Palpatine is fully confident that nobody could rule the galaxy better than him, so much so that he defies death itself to continue ruling from the shadows for decades, until he's finally defeated (as far as we know) in "Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker."

Virgo: Director Krennic

Born between August 23 and September 22, Virgo is symbolized by the virgin. Virgo people tend to be analytical, organized, and systematic in how they go about things. They generally like things to be clean and arranged just so. Virgos pay attention to the details while others are looking at the big picture. The drawback, of course, is that they can get lost in all those details, throwing themselves into their work at the expense of their own sense of wellbeing. Virgos trust information and analysis, but are much slower to trust feelings, including their own. Furthermore, the little things that Virgos tend to focus on don't always have the same value to everyone around them, making them feel unappreciated and like nobody cares about doing things the correct way, as the Virgo sees it.

Director Orson Krennic, who oversees the construction of the Empire's first Death Star, is a Virgo through and through. He certainly has no qualms about killing, but what excites him is not the act of violence, but rather the ability of technology to make that violence both bigger and more distanced from the perpetrator — with the Death Star, Krennic literally makes genocide achievable with the push of a button. Ultimately, however, his meticulousness and organizational skill are no match for the aggressive passion of other Imperial leaders, and once the Death Star is completed Krennic dies by his own weapon, at the hands of Grand Moff Tarkin. There is a place for detail-oriented project managers in the Galactic Empire, but once the project is over they're all-too disposable.

Libra: Count Dooku

Born between September 23 and October 22, Libra is the sign of the scales, forever looking for balance in all things. Libra folks tend to be fair-minded and diplomatic, creating a network of people around them with their naturally social personalities. Libras sometimes find themselves as peacekeepers thanks to this skillset, and often act according to their own internal sense of justice. The negative side of a Libra comes out when others contradict their internal judgment, which they tend to trust more than anyone else's. Libras can often judge others harshly, and they can hold a grudge like nobody else.

Although he's most notorious as a wartime leader, Count Dooku is actually a born diplomat, like many Libras. As a Jedi, he received a lifetime of training in diplomacy and keeping the peace. Ultimately however, he followed his own sense of what was right, leaving the Jedi Order to assume the title of Count and rule his home planet, which he felt needed him. Even after Darth Sidious used Dooku's distrust of the Republic to lure him to the Dark Side, his diplomatic skills still prove invaluable in the formation of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which sparks the Clone Wars. Although he's good with a lightsaber (if not good enough to avoid being killed by Anakin Skywalker), Dooku's greatest skills lie in bringing disparate forces together peacefully, which is ironic for a villain. That's just what you get when a Virgo turns to evil.

Scorpio: Boba Fett

Born between October 23 and November 21, Scorpio is represented by the scorpion, which some would say marks it as the most dangerous of signs. A Scorpio is often passionate but restrained, resourceful enough to deal with just about any situation, but smart enough to keep the full range of their abilities mysterious until it becomes relevant. Scorpios are fearless when there's a challenge to be overcome, and relentless when there's a goal to pursue. They are slow to trust others, however, and some may even become violent when their needs aren't being met any other way.

Boba Fett, the galaxy's foremost bounty hunter, is a perfect example of a Scorpio, if not a particularly flattering one. He relentlessly pursues his targets across the galaxy, whether it's Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" or his own lost armor on "The Mandalorian." He's the ultimate resourceful mystery man, covered in Mandalorian weapons and completely without fear when the time comes to use them. He's very comfortable with violence, and also very good at it, as we see in "The Mandalorian" when he takes out a bunch of Stormtroopers all on his own. Violence is just one tool in his kit, however, and like any Scorpio he'll use whichever tool will get him exactly what he wants.

Sagittarius: Darth Maul

Born between November 22 and December 21, Sagittarius is the sign of the hunter. Those born under Sagittarius tend to be travelers, enthusiastically moving from place to place in their quest to understand life and the world around them. Sagittarius people can have a special ability at manifesting the thoughts and visions from their minds into the real world through their actions. That closeness between the mind of the Sagittarius and what they put out in the world also manifests in an honesty so direct that it can cause problems with others. They can also be quite impatient, and they really hate it when the authority of others keeps them from taking the direct route they see laid out before them.

Maul is himself a hunter and a traveler, journeying to whichever planet best fits his current scheme. As a Sith apprentice to Darth Sidious in "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace," however, Maul doesn't get to control his own fate. He might chafe a bit under the control of the future Emperor, but he's willing to make that sacrifice in return for the power he gains through the Dark Side of the Force. He really comes into his own on "The Clone Wars" TV series, however, when he leaves the Sith hierarchy behind to become a crime lord and (briefly) the ruler of the planet Mandalore. No longer under the thumb of Sidious, Maul is free to pursue his own passions across the galaxy, which is basically the goal of every Sagittarius.

Capricorn: Jabba the Hutt

Born between December 22 and January 19, Capricorn is symbolized by a goat. Many Capricorns find themselves as leaders, due to their skill at managing large numbers of people. Ultimately a Capricorn is a leader of others because nobody leads them. They can take responsibility for a great many things and people, but they'll inevitably be in charge as well. Capricorns enjoy music, and enjoy being surrounded by nice things. They can be emotionally cold at times, and have a tendency to be unforgiving of those who cross them.

Jabba the Hutt, the vile slug-like gangster from planet Tatooine, is the epitome of a Capricorn. He's the leader of a huge criminal empire, managing a massive amount of shady characters and making sure they do what's best in business. He spends most of his time lounging in his palace, socializing with his various underlings and associates, and listening to live music. He does have that Capricorn unforgiving streak as well, hanging Han Solo in his living room like a painting for losing a spice shipment that had belonged to Jabba years earlier.

Aquarius: Grand Admiral Thrawn

Born between January 20 and February 18, Aquarius is the sign of the water-bearer. The Aquarius person tends to be highly-intelligent and intellectual, eager to take up a cause they see as being for the greater good. An Aquarius is often unlike anyone who surrounds them, but that difference can be a strength for them, offering a different perspective on the world that enables them to thrive in situations where few could. Unfortunately, they can find it hard to compromise, and they're not always great at expressing their feelings, coming off as aloof and even temperamental to others.

Grand Admiral Thrawn is a classic Aquarius: intellectual, aloof, and uncompromising. He's unlike most of his fellow Imperials, not just because he's one of the few non-humans in the command structure, but because he actually shows an interest in the cultures of the worlds he passes through. He takes great pride in his art collection, which reflects the traditions of many worlds that are currently being ground beneath the Imperial boot. His curiosity about the art and culture of these worlds doesn't reflect any interest in seeing them freed, however; Thrawn is a true believer in the Galactic Empire, a cause he sees as necessary to an orderly galaxy.

Pisces: Kylo Ren

Born between February 19 and March 20, Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac, and represented by two fish. Pisces people are ruled by emotion. They are often very compassionate, although they can at times be so overwhelmed by their own emotions that they fail to pick up on anyone else's. Pisces tend to have creative talents and a strong intuition about the workings of the world. Their rich and emotional inner lives can turn against them, however, and some Pisces find themselves struggling with melancholy and looking for ways to escape the circumstances of their lives. They can also be overly trusting of others who may not have earned it.

The very Piscean Kylo Ren (formerly known as Ben Solo) is certainly ruled by his emotions, so much so that he's prone to outbursts that send his own stormtroopers fleeing in the other direction. The son of rebel heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, Kylo seems to have always been melancholy by nature, but it was ultimately his misplaced trust in Snoke (a puppet of Palpatine) that turned him towards the Dark Side and away from his family. Cursed with the empathy of a Pisces, however, he can't seem to stop reaching out to people who might bring him back to the light, whether it's his father Han, or Rey, the enemy he develops feelings for. At times Kylo Ren seems to be adrift on the sea of his emotions, which can make him dangerous, but they also help him to find some redemption by the end of "Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker."