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The Star Wars Lightsaber Color You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Lightsabers have become one of the most recognizable weapons in movie history, and a fan-favorite since they first appeared in 1977's "Star Wars: A New Hope." Luke gets his blue lightsaber early on in the movie and later on, viewers see them in action during a duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader that features a first glimpse of the Sith's red blade. As the "Star Wars" franchise has expanded in the decades since, the history behind the lightsaber and the various colors they appear in has become increasingly more complex.

There are currently seven canon lightsaber colors within the various movies and television series, ranging from standard blue, green, and red to black, white, yellow, and even purple. While the coloring of lightsabers has never really been properly explained in any "official" way, it's clear that certain individuals and classes of Jedi prefer to use specific colors. More often than not, the personality and traits of the character will be a deciding factor in what color lightsaber they use. 

Since lightsaber color is based on an individual's characteristics, they also match up quite well with the various signs of the zodiac. Taking into consideration the features of each sign, it's possible to align people with the appropriate color. What color lightsaber would you use if you were a Jedi? Read on to find out.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Red

According to Allure, the most common personality traits of an Aries are that they are ambitious and driven. It is also the fiercest sign of the zodiac, and those born under it are likely to have a short temper or show aggression. Aries can also be brave, demonstrate strong leadership skills, and be incredibly motivated. It is the first fire sign in the zodiac, and is closely linked with the planet Mars, both of which are connected with the color red. If there is any group in the "Star Wars" universe that can be associated heavily with those qualities and that particular color, it is the Sith.

Of course, users of the dark side of the Force almost universally wield red lightsabers, so this would undoubtedly be the best color lightsaber for anyone who is an Aries. The red lightsaber has become synonymous with evil characters within the sci-fi franchise, and is associated with the power and order that the Sith crave. Although Aries are not typically seen as evil, they do share many characteristics with dark Jedi and other red lightsaber users from the movies, such as the need to conquer. The color red also makes the most sense considering the fierce temper of Aries.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Blue

The Taurus sign is related to many different qualities. It is a fixed earth sign ruled by Venus and often linked with attributes such as stubbornness and level-headedness, as well as being dependable and pragmatic. However, Taureans are also expected to enjoy the finer things in life, and not just concentrate on getting the job done. They have a sensual side to their nature, and can even be materialistic in certain circumstances. That doesn't mean those born under the sign of the Taurus cannot also be caring and loyal; they are generally highly motivated by the love they have for their friends and family.

Taking all that into consideration, the best lightsaber color for a Taurus would clearly be blue. These types of lightsabers are one of the most common in the world of "Star Wars," and are used by famous characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Both of these characters have shown they can be nurturing to the people they care for and will do almost anything to protect the ones they love. The fact that Taurus is an earth sign also fits in with the Jedi Guardian class, who are often more focused on the grounded aspects of Jedi training (like combat) than the more spiritual Force abilities available.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Yellow

Gemini is one of the zodiac signs seen as mutable and fluctuating. Those born under the star sign are fast-paced, intelligent, and curious, while also being open-minded and able to adapt to different situations or change their decisions. A typical Gemini loves to explore the world and take in everything it has to offer, although some might see their ability to switch perspectives as two-faced or disloyal. Above all, Gemini is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac, thanks to their dualistic nature.

The lightsaber color that would best suit Gemini is yellow, the shade used most often by Jedi Sentinels. This class was a sort of middle ground for the Jedi compared to the more extreme Guardians and Consulars, coming up with ingenious solutions to problems through lateral thinking. Sentinels are eager to investigate (making them great detectives), and also work as spies and stealth operatives due to their adaptability and ability to think on their feet. That makes yellow the perfect choice for any Gemini, as they would almost certainly be a Sentinel if they were to become a Jedi themselves.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Green

Like many of the water signs of the zodiac, Cancers are known for being emotional and introspective. The sign is closely connected to the traits of loyalty, assertiveness, and nurturing. Represented by the crab, Cancers can exist in both the physical and spiritual world at the same time while also being incredibly instinctive and intuitive. Although they can be seen as cold at first, protected by a hard outer shell, once you get to know them they are capable of showing great compassion. Those born under this sign will also typically be sensitive to their environment, and pick up quickly on how people are feeling.

Of all the types of Jedi available in the "Star Wars" universe, the one that best fits with Cancer is certainly the Consulars, a group that generally wields green lightsabers. This class of Jedi is focused on the less physical side of the Force, relying more on instinct. Jedi Consulars attempt to spread peace and stability through the world, preferring to use diplomacy rather than blunt force to mediate disputes. Good examples of the Consular class are the likes of Yoda and Luke Skywalker (after he had completed his training), and both wielded a green lightsaber.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Purple

Leo is perhaps the zodiac sign that most people associate with warriors. The sign has all the traits many would typically associate with heroes, including bravery, assertiveness, and an ability to take control of situations. Leos are strong (like the lion that represents them) and adventurous, willing to jump into the unknown. They are often the center of attention, and will almost certainly take leadership roles, although not everyone will agree with every action they take or decision they make.

If that description sounds like anyone in "Star Wars" it is Mace Windu, the Jedi Master who uses a unique purple lightsaber. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful Jedi Masters and arguably the greatest lightsaber duelist ever, Windu is indeed a warrior, and someone who could easily be a Leo if zodiac signs existed in a galaxy far, far away. It makes sense, then, for the purple lightsaber he uses to be the appropriate choice for Leos, especially if they have the same fighting spirit and combat abilities as him. Windu demonstrated an ability to blur the line between good and evil, something a Leo may also have to do to accomplish their objective.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): White

Virgo is a zodiac sign many are familiar with, with traits including innocence and being pure of heart; there is far more to Virgos, however, than just that. According to Allure, those born under this sign are also practical, humble, hard-working, and modest. Due to the sign being ruled by Mercury, the Virgo is also imbued with a sense of curiosity and need to seek out the truth. That makes them uniquely suited for seeing the big picture and being able to take a long-term view of events and schemes.

One "Star Wars" character in particular fits with this personality type: Ahsoka Tano. Throughout her history, she has been part of the Jedi Order, worked with Anakin and Obi-Wan, and later set out on a journey to find her place in the galaxy. She is also the only canon character fans have seen use a white lightsaber in the series, so that would be a good choice for any Virgo. It makes even more sense considering that Virgo is traditionally associated with white, and turning a crystal that color involves a purifying process to rid it of any evil.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Black

Represented by the image of two scales, Libra is a sign with many different features. To some it is a friendly, warm, and loving zodiac sign, with those born under it able to charm anyone with their mixture of intelligence and persuasiveness. As noted by Cosmopolitan, Libras seek out harmony in their lives and try to live in balance. That also creates a sense of justice in Libras, who want to do what they can to make sure there is equality in the world.

Arguably the best lightsaber color for Libras would be black. Some may think of the dark lightsaber (which became a central plot point in "The Mandalorian") as evil, but the truth is that it is a tool like any other lightsaber. The weapon was created by a Mandalorian Jedi, a rarity in a world where the Mandalorian people have often been opposed to the Jedi. This is what makes the black color such a good match, as it signifies the blending of two distinct cultures and traditions together in total balance with each other. It is almost the perfect representation of the major traits of the star sign.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Red

Like Aries, the Scorpio zodiac sign was once ruled by Mars, although modern astrology puts it under the influence of Pluto. That original classification gives Scorpio many of the traits that are traditionally associated with it, including a fiery passion and temperamental nature. Scorpios are also passionate about achieving power and secrecy, despite the fact that they can also be incredibly loyal and are a great choice for an ally. For many, though, Scorpio is simply one of the darkest, most intimidating of signs of the zodiac.

In that sense, it makes a lot of sense for Scorpios to use a red lightsaber. Attributes like a lust for power and a willingness to do what it takes to get what they want could describe a Sith just as easily as a Scorpio. Those dark side Force users favor the red lightsaber used by the likes of Darth Vader, someone who was as equally terrifying as he was loyal to the Emperor. There could be arguments made for other lightsaber colors, but none of them would be quite as good a fit for the star sign as red.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Green

According to the New York Post, Sagittarius is a star sign that can best be described as having a deep thirst. That's not thirst in terms of needing to drink but rather a desire to take in as much knowledge and experience as possible. Those born with this zodiac sign are also likely to be loyal, intelligent, and assertive, displaying their own independent personality at all times. As a mutable sign, Sagittarians are also open to change and don't stick to dogma. This gives them a good degree of adaptability and a need to be free from the confines of traditions.

Allof those character traits could be used to describe one particular Jedi. Qui-Gon Jinn first appeared in "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace" and played a big role in Anakin Skywalker joining the Jedi Order. This character wielded a green lightsaber and it is only fitting that the same color is the best fit for Sagittarius. After all, if Qui-Gon is largely opposed to many values of the Jedi Order and is fiercely independent, using the same type of lightsaber as him is only right for Sagittarians.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Yellow

Of all the traits that belong to the Capricorn zodiac sign, it is practicality that often comes out on top. A cardinal earth sign ruled by Saturn, Capricorns are naturally ambitious, yet realistic and disciplined. They want to get the most out of every situation, although they are well aware of their capabilities and limitations. Capricorns generally have hidden personality quirks they only share with those they trust deeply. In some cases, the star sign is also linked with the notion of being slow and reserved, thinking carefully about a situation rather than just charging in.

All these qualities could apply to multiple Force users, although they are perhaps best suited to the grounded, hands-on approach taken by Jedi Sentinels. In that respect, the best lightsaber color for them would be yellow, the weapon of choice for this class of Jedi. You just have to look at the careful, pragmatic approach of the Sentinels to understand they would be great examples of the Capricorn star sign and well suited to the various traits it symbolizes.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Blue

Aquarius, a fixed air sign that ruled by Uranus, is associated with people who are unique and stand out from the crowd. Aquarians share qualities such as being smart and self-reliant, working alone just as well as they do when part of a team. Those born under this sign have exceptional abilities and are optimistic about the future. However, they can also be quite rebellious and ill-suited to following orders. But this makes them great natural leaders, able to take command of situations and make the best decisions.

The blue lightsaber might be one of the most well-known, common lightsaber colors across the franchise, making it seem an odd choice at first for the distinctive Aquarius zodiac sign. But most of the best-known Jedi in the "Star Wars" universe have employed blue lightsabers, including the likes of Anakin and Luke Skywalker, as well as Obi-Wan Kenobi. All of them are defiant and unruly in their own ways and a perfect example of the sign, especially when compared to the likes of the more rules-oriented Yoda.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Green

Pisces is a star sign focused on getting through life in a thoughtful, proactive way. A mutable water sign, those born under the sign of Pisces are often very emotional people filled with compassion. Pisceans are also often spiritual in nature, with a deep link to the supernatural and the feelings of others. Their empathy means they are experts at understanding people and can read events well, giving them a good understanding of what approach to take in any circumstance.

The spirituality of Pisces is probably best suited to powerful Jedi like Yoda, who have a strong connection to the Force and are able to feel every living thing around them in a way others do not. These characters, more sensitive to the Force and using their connection to the mystical power to better understand the world around them, often use green lightsabers. Luke even switches to a green lightsaber to signify his maturity, transitioning into a more spiritual being in "Return of the Jedi." That makes the green lightsaber the best choice for Pisces, as it signifies almost everything the zodiac represents.