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The Harry Potter Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The "Harry Potter" film series has entertained movie goers of all ages and backgrounds over the past two decades, delighting viewers with the magic of the Wizarding World and the tale of good vs. evil. And in that time, we've been introduced to myriad characters — some good, some bad, and some downright awful, but all with their own unique characteristics and mannerisms. Despite their respective quirks and idiosyncrasies, each "Harry Potter" character can generally be labeled with one of the following binary descriptors: light or dark, although Professor Albus Dumbledore advises our titular hero that "The world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on." Of course, how a magically inclined person will choose to act in a given set of circumstances can be predicted based on their personality. 

Viewers know from watching the "Harry Potter" movies that the Wizarding World has its own system for categorizing witches and wizards — according to their personality traits — and the Sorting Hat as a method for assigning them to specific houses tied to the founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry — Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. Sadly, we muggles in the real world must rely on our interpretation of the stars to tell us what our personalities should be via astrology. As such, we present the "Harry Potter" character you are based on your zodiac sign, according to the characteristics we pulled from Refinery 29.

Aries is Harry Potter

Based on the descriptors we gleaned from Refinery 29, Harry Potter, as played by Daniel Radcliffe, is an Aries, the celestial ram. Harry is courageous, which you'd pretty much have to be to take on a mountain troll as a first year, like he did with pals Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." He's also quite determined, evident by his quest to destroy Lord Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) horcruxes across the final few films in the franchise. Like any great wizard or witch, Harry is not lacking in confidence and his enthusiasm is readily apparent from a single line in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire": "I love magic." Despite the tragedies he's experienced in his life, Harry remains optimistic, confident in his ability to defeat Voldemort and for the Order of the Phoenix to prevail over the Death Eaters.

Like any good Aries, Harry is not without his weaknesses. He can certainly be impatient, whether he's brooding over what to do with his dragon egg in the Tri-Wizard Tournament or trying to get past the Fat Lady to the Gryffindor common room. Harry is also moody and short-tempered, even prone to outbursts, like shouting to Ron and Hermione that he hasn't got any parents when Dolores Umbridge (Imelda Staunton) is torturing students. He was also impulsive and aggressive — even if it sometimes yielded positive results — like the time he pursued Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) to retrieve Neville Longbottom's remembrall in the first film.

Taurus is Ron Weasley

Harry Potter's best mate, Ron Weasley, most closely aligns with the astrological sign of Taurus, according to the traits offered by Refinery 29. When it comes to his strengths, Ron is incredibly reliable; whenever Harry needs him, he's always got his back. Well, except for that brief bit during the Tri-Wizard Tournament in "Goblet of Fire" or when he's wearing that horcrux locket. Ron's also rather patient, minus those same aforementioned departures. As the sixth child in a family of modest means, Ron has learned to be practical and make use of what he's got, whether that means hand-me-down school materials or homemade dress robes for the Yule Ball. He is devoted, as seen in his stolid defense of Harry whenever his character is being assailed, and his love for future wife, Hermione Granger. With few exceptions, Ron is both responsible and stable (read: tournament, locket).

While Ron is certainly well served by Taurus' strengths, he certainly falls prey to its weaknesses as well. He's stubborn, for one, as evident in his refusal to listen to reason when it came to his belief that Harry had hoodwinked the Goblet of Fire and entered the Tri-Wizard Tournament — seriously, that one subplot has so many takeaways! Ron's also a bit on the possessive side, though that's perhaps more understandable when considering he hasn't got much — he's obviously going to protect the little he has. Related to his stubbornness, he can be uncompromising, like when he refuses to admit Hermione's considerable talent, asking Harry not to tell her that he said they wouldn't last two days without her.

Gemini is Professor Severus Snape

Professor Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) is a tough one to crack when it comes to assigning "Harry Potter" characters to the zodiac, mainly because he's so aloof and off-putting that you'd never guess he was a hero the entire time! But Gemini is represented by a pair of celestial twins, often signifying someone has a dual nature — and nothing screams "dual nature" like being a secret member of the Order of the Phoenix while pretending to be a Death Eater! Snape may not tick all of the boxes when it comes to the Gemini traits listed at Refinery 29, but we're comfortable with this conclusion. After all, he certainly was gentle and affectionate when it came to how he treated young Lily Evans (Ellie Darcey-Alden) — the future Mrs. Potter and mother to Harry — in their youth. Like any good Slytherin, he's also curious and shows that he's adaptable by teaching Potions after originally applying to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts. 

Of Gemini's weaknesses, Snape certainly put his nervousness on display more than once — particularly when it comes to Professor Albus Dumbledore's (Michael Gambon) plan about his coming death at Snape's own hands. It's fair to say he was also inconsistent, though that is easily explained by his dual nature and need to keep up appearances with his respective peer groups. One trait Snape did not seem to display was indecisiveness; generally, when he made up his mind, you could take it to the bank, particularly when it came to his refusal to continue training Harry in occlumency.

Cancer is Lord Voldemort

It is with the greatest of sympathies that we tell you, Cancers, that the character with which your sign is most closely aligned is Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) — formerly known as Tom Riddle — based on the traits retrieved from Refinery 29. And no, that's not some kind of stupid play on words — i.e. "Voldemort is literally cancer, LOL" — though we'll forgive you for thinking so. As for Voldemort's positive qualities, like Cancer, the celestial crab, Voldemort is tenacious, coming back from the brink of death to rise again, raise another army of dark wizards and witches, and start another magical war; nothing says tenacity like that! He's also highly imaginative, conjuring all manner of dark spells in his battle with Professor Albus Dumbledore inside the Ministry of Magic's headquarters during "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." Voldemort is certainly emotional, never shy about expressing a dark glee when horrible things happen or his bitter fury when his plans fail to manifest the desired outcome. Perhaps most of all, the Dark Lord is persuasive, a charismatic leader capable of bringing likeminded ne'er-do-wells to his side.

By nature, those born under Cancer are moody, which certainly applies to Voldemort. They're prone to suspicion as well, just like the Dark Lord, unsure whom to trust as the series progresses. Voldemort is also highly manipulative, whether he's leveraging the safety of ones loved ones —see: Malfoy family — or even going so far as to use the Imperius Curse, one of the three Unforgivable Curses, as many of his followers would later claim.

Leo is Sirius Black

Harry Potter's godfather, Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), is most closely aligned with the astrological sign Leo — represented by a proud lion — per our take on the characteristics listed at Refinery 29. Leos are creative, and you can tell from the way he duels with Lucius Malfoy (Jason Isaacs) during "Order of the Phoenix" — that wand flourish! — that Sirius is as well. He's also passionate, fiercely defending Harry against the Death Eaters and ardent in his efforts in the fight against Voldemort. Sirius is also both warm-hearted and generous, offering to bring Harry to live with him as a family and leaving everything he has to Harry as his heir. Though he spent a dozen years in Azkaban, Sirius manages to be cheerful, perhaps in the hope that the worst is behind him and good things lie ahead. With his cheerfulness, Sirius is also pretty darn humorous — when Professor Remus Lupin (David Thewlis) tells Professor Severus Snape not to be a fool during their confrontation in the Shrieking Shack, Sirius quips "He can't help it. It's habit by now."

Though he forms a loving relationship with Harry, Sirius is not without his lesser qualities, some of which line up with Leo's weaknesses. For starters, he's arrogant, which is evident just in the way he carries himself — even in the flashback to James Potter and the other Marauders taunting Snape — and the stunt of seeing Harry off in full dog form certainly applies as well. Sirius is also stubborn, as seen in his unquenchable desire to kill Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall), though Remus does get him to listen to reason.

Virgo is Hermione

Whereas some "Harry Potter" characters hit a good number of the traits of the signs with which we've matched them up, the savage Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) manages to hit all but one of the characteristics of her sign: Virgo. As for the strengths detailed by Refinery 29, she's certainly loyal, though not above voicing her disagreement with either Ron or Harry — which perhaps is the ultimate form of loyalty. Hermione is also keenly analytical, which is why she is able to solve most of the problems the trio encounters during their time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She's also kind, dedicating a lot of time and energy into her cause of freeing the House Elves, who she views as enslaved, in the books. Hermione is hardworking, rarely far from her books and constantly studying to make sure she'll get top marks. Additionally, she's practical, especially when it comes to her bottomless bag with the undetectable extension charm, letting her tote around all manner of supplies when she, Harry, and Ron go off to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's horcruxes.

Hermione falls victim to Virgo's weaknesses as well, though we're not sure you'd really call her shy. She is, however, prone to worry, always over-preparing as a result of her perfectionist nature. As such, she can also tend to be overly critical of herself and others. As driven as she is, Hermione can tend to fall into an all-work-and-no-play mentality, something we don't think requires any substantive elaboration.

Libra is Neville Longbottom

According to the characteristics given to us by Refinery 29, we've come to the conclusion that Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) most closely represents the sign of Libra. Among Libras' strengths are their abilities to cooperate, and there's no denying Neville's journey from bumbling goof to the butt-kicking wizard who destroys Lord Voldemort's final horcrux — his snake, Nagini — is a result of his ability to work with others in order to grow. He's also diplomatic, though perhaps not in the sense that he works well with the opposing side; instead, he steps up to send a message, telling the Death Eaters who board the Hogwarts Express that Harry Potter isn't there, in addition to calling them losers. Neville is gracious and fair-minded, given that Libra is represented by a set of scale and seeks balance — like the kind of balance that comes from avenging one's parents in seeking to defeat Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter), the Death Eater who tortured them with the Cruciatus Curse. 

Among Neville and Libra's shared weaknesses, both parties tend to be indecisive. Perhaps that indecision stems from the inherent wish to avoid confrontations, which is among Neville's defining characteristics, so much so that he simply endures the bullying of Draco Malfoy and company rather than standing up for himself; fortunately, he's got friends like Harry to stand up for him. Libras tend to carry a grudge and Neville is no different — read: parents. He's also prone to self-pity, like describing himself as "hopeless" when struggling to master the disarming charm — Neville flourished his wand too much when casting Expelliarmus! — when practicing with Dumbledore's Army.

Scorpio is Draco Malfoy

Draco Malfoy is the "Harry Potter" character we feel is most closely aligned with Scorpio, based on the traits offered by Refinery 29; we say most closely because some require a bit of creative interpretation and some of them are simply not true. Among his strengths is a certain resourcefulness; Draco is able to put a great deal of assets to use, mainly in manipulating his dim-witted chums Crabbe (Jamie Waylett) and Goyle (Josh Herdman), though he makes a good deal of inventive, albeit unsuccessful, attempts on Professor Dumbledore's life in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." While he's certainly no hero, Draco does display bravery in defying Lord Voldemort by failing to identify Harry Potter when he's being held captive at Malfoy Manor. Draco is also quite stubborn, refusing the aid offered to him by Professor Snape, who knows he must be the one to kill Dumbledore. We're not sure you'd really call Draco "a true friend," given his penchant for saving his own skin rather than sticking by his allies, though there's an argument to be made for it in his refusal to identify Harry, as described above.

As for the weaknesses Draco shares with Scorpio, he's rather distrustful, though it's hard to blame a kid who's grown up among the dark wizard aristocracy for not knowing in whom he can place his faith. Draco is also jealous, feeling overprotective of everything, likely due to growing up rich and becoming entitled and thus believing he's owed everything. He's also secretive and violent, as seen in his plot to kill Dumbledore.

Sagittarius is Fred and George Weasley

It was tempting to take a cop out and say Fred and George Weasley (James and Oliver Phelps) best represented Gemini, given that they're actually twins, but we have a feeling we'd end up writing lines in Senior Undersecretary Dolores Umbridge's office. Instead, based on the strengths and weaknesses given to us by Refinery 29, we put forward that these two are most aligned with Sagittarius. As to the former, Fred and George could be called generous in that they give us plenty of laughs — an admitted stretch — but they also offer Harry Potter the Marauder's Map quite specifically because "we've decided your needs are greater than ours." The twins are also idealistic, seeking to make the best of any situation and find a silver lining through levity if need be. And, of course, it goes without saying that they've got a great sense of humor.

When it comes to Sagittarius' weaknesses, it's true that Fred and George may promise more than they can deliver; they're salesmen by nature, after all, and Fred and George are selling the sizzle, not necessarily the steak. The twins can also tend to be impatient; they do leave school in the middle of the year, after all, with a nice fiery farewell for Professor Umbridge. They'll also say pretty much anything, no matter how undiplomatic it may be. For starters, they raised the price on brother Ron in the Weasleys' shop rather than offering the expected family discount. Fred offers another example when he mocks his maimed brother George's attempt at humor in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1."

Capricorn is Lucius Malfoy

Lucius Malfoy, as played by Jason Isaacs, wasn't the easiest nut to crack when considering the characters in the "Harry Potter" franchise and their respective astrological signs. Given the speech he gives in "Goblet of Fire" about never renouncing the old ways and that the public persona he's had to put forward while Lord Voldemort was recovering being his "true mask," he was in contention for Gemini for the same dual-nature reasons as Professor Severus Snape. Then we realized his public face was just a slightly different version of his same smug, mean, contemptible personality and it wasn't a dual nature at all — he was simply playing evil lite. Instead, we posit that the elder Malfoy is actually most closely aligned with Capricorn. He's responsible insofar as maintaining an acceptable public appearance after the Dark lord initially fails, a facade he maintains with discipline and self-control. Refinery 29 tells us Capricorns are good managers and that's pretty much Lucius Malfoy in a nutshell; he's Death Eater middle management, a dark bureaucrat.

Among Lucius' lesser points, of which there are many, he's something of a know-it-all and such pedantry often goes hand in hand with being condescending — something of which he's guilty above all else. He is also unforgiving, swearing vengeance against all who wrong him, not the least of whom is Harry Potter, who tricks Lucius into unwittingly freeing his house elf, Dobby, thereby depriving him of a servant. Also like a Capricorn, Lucius always expects the worst, which is why he and the rest of the Malfoy clan start hedging their bets and quietly exit stage rear during the Battle of Hogwarts.

Aquarius is Professor Dumbledore

Oh Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, we didn't deserve you! Such a wonderful mentor to the title character in the "Harry Potter" films, Dumbledore was an incredible force for good, but also a misunderstood one. When assessing the traits listed at Refinery 29, we've landed upon Aquarius for the late, great headmaster — and not just because the sign is represented by the water bearer, which recalls that cave scene at the end of "Half-Blood Prince" when he and Harry retrieved the non-horcrux locket. As an Aquarius, Dumbledore's strengths lie in his progressive mindset, so much so that Dolores Umbridge low-key called his methodology as headmaster out in her first speech to the students, declaring that "Progress for the sake of progress must be discouraged." He's also original and independent, seeking to educate young witches and wizards in the way he feels best, resisting the Ministry of Magic's efforts to dictate how the school is run. Above all, Dumbledore is a humanitarian, seeking the best outcome for mankind, magically-inclined or muggle, when it comes to defeating the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Dumbledore checks a few of the boxes when it comes to Aquarius' weaknesses as well. Aquarians are said to run from emotional expression and it's fair to say that the good professor isn't prone to emoting. He could, at times, be temperamental, as seen in when he shouted at the gathered students to return to their studies when Umbridge was trying to give Professor Sybill Trelawney (Emma Thompson) the boot. Dumbledore also remained aloof, though it was apparently to avoid causing Harry any unnecessary pain, per his explanation.

Pisces is Luna Lovegood

Rounding out our astrological rundown of your favorite "Harry Potter" characters matched with signs of the zodiac, we present Luna Lovegood, as played by Evanna Lynch, as Pisces. Pisces is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions, which is meant to imply competing values by way of reality and the desire to escape it; if there's any character in the Wizarding World with one foot firmly planted in fantasyland, it's our Luna. When it comes to strengths, Luna is compassionate, not only reassuring Harry that she could see the thestrals as well, but flat-out declaring her support and belief in him when saying Lord Voldemort had returned. She also took care of Mr. Ollivander (John Hurt) when they were in custody at Malfoy Manor. Luna is creative — courtesy of her own outside-the-box thinking — and intuitive as well, able to relate to people easily despite marching to the beat of her own drummer. She demonstrates great gentleness as well when Dobby is killed by the knife Bellatrix Lestrange threw at the group before they disapparated, closing his eyes to make it appear as if he could be only sleeping.

When it comes to Luna's weaknesses, she is prone to dwell on sadness, having experienced tragedy when she lost her mother. Perhaps this explains her desire to escape reality and why she's so easily drawn into her father's fantastical thinking. Pisces is said to be easily made into a victim or a martyr and the pranks Luna suffers at the hands of her fellow students — despite her ability to brush it off as good fun — certainly qualify.