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The Star Wars Creature You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

While the jury's still out on the biodiversity of our own galaxy, according to "Star Wars," the universe is absolutely teeming with life. From sophisticated cultures to semi-sentient beings to critters just living their tiny little animal lives, there are lifeforms aplenty in the galaxy far, far away.

Sure, advanced creatures like Gungans, Jawas, Wookies, Ewoks, and even "humans" are interesting and all. But every fan of the franchise worth their salt has a soft spot for the many, many creatures the galaxy has to offer. From mounted transport animals to apex predators, animals in the "Star Wars" franchise run an impressive gamut from cute to cut-throat. They make the universe feel like a real, lived-in place and help sell the audience on the idea that each foreign planet has its own vibrant ecosystem. The many creatures in "Star Wars" are also a wonderful opportunity for the art department to strut their stuff, from inventive practical effects to all manner of computer-generated wizardry.

Often without saying a word, the intergalactic menagerie of "Star Wars" can convey a remarkable depth of feeling, intent, and history. Sure, their Wookiepedia entries might not be as long and winding as "verbal" lifeforms. But you can't underestimate the power of body language (and gargles, roars, chirps, etc.). Considering that most signs in the zodiac are represented by fantastical creatures, smushing celestial symbolism and "Star Wars" creatures together feels like a match made in Cloud City. Want to see which alien creature speaks the strongest to your astrological placement? Well then, read on, for a breakdown of which "Star Wars" creature corresponds to your sign in the zodiac.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Rancor

Towering at 14-feet tall, Rancors are reptilian carnivores native to the blood-red planet Dathomir. Hulking masses of muscle armed with salivating maws and grasping arms, the species boasts a reputation as one of the most fearsome predators in the galaxy. 

Those born between March 21 and April 19 may see themselves in a rancor's ceaseless desire to be number one. Rancors, as "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" tells us, are bound by social hierarchy with an alpha. They want to be top dogs, and are willing to duke it out with each other for dominance. That said, much like Aries, rancors are a lot sweeter than their aggressive exteriors let on. Both rancors and Aries are incredibly loyal and keen to return respect in kind, capable of forging strong bonds with those they trust. (Fun fact: according to the canon novel "Aftermath: Life Debt," the rancor kept as a pet under Jabba the Hutt's palace went by the name "Pateesa," which means "friend").

A cardinal fire sign, Aries thinks after they leap, relying on instinct and guts to guide them through life. When Luke Skywalker lands face-first in a gladiatorial pit in "Return of the Jedi," the resident Rancor swipes and grabs without a second thought. So take a lesson from your "Star Wars" brethren, dear Aries, and pause to take in your surroundings before impatiently advancing on your would-be target. You might be able to notice that you're walking into a trap, say, right below a heavy, skull-crushing iron gate.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Sarlacc

If a Taurus could plan their perfect day, it might involve staying at home, chilling out on the couch, eating snacks. In other words, the sarlacc is a Taurus because it is the most "grounded" creature in the "Star Wars" universe. Native to the desert planet Tatooine, sarlaccs are enormous predators that look like a ten-foot wide cross between a sea anemone and a Venus fly trap. In "Return of the Jedi," we see that organized criminals like Jabba the Hutt are keen to take advantage of the sarlacc's ravenous appetite as a means of disposing of unruly prisoners.

In an ideal world, those born between April 20 and May 20 would spend all day soaking in a bubble bath, munching on grapes. This is, essentially, the life of a sarlacc (especially the one that enjoys screaming meals being thrown straight into its gaping maw, like some sort of morbid DoorDash). That said, as much as Taureans (and sarlaccs) enjoy creature comforts, they understand the value of the things that bring them pleasure. 

Both a Taurus and a sarlacc are more than willing to work hard to build the life they want for themselves. A Taurus may be the most sensual sign of the zodiac, but they're also the most determined; they're ambiguous, focused, and resilient in their quest to feed their soul and find a sense of security. For a Taurus, this might mean pursuing a career goal with bull-headed drive and dedication. For a sarlacc, it might mean extending a vulnerable tentacle into the line of fire to drag a meal into its gullet.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Porg

Much like the third sign in the zodiac, porgs are loved by some and reviled by others. Maybe you think they're an annoying, screen-hogging blight, or perhaps you think they're fun little rascals. Both of these things can be true. 

Geminis are a sign consumed and defined by such dualities. Making their big-screen debut in 2017's "The Last Jedi," porgs were initially conceived as a means to cover up the real-life puffins present on Skellig Michael, the filming site for Luke Skywalker's remote island hideout. That porgs were born out of such playful, creative circumstances further cements their ties to vibrant Gemini, a sign defined by their quick wit, multiple interests, and readiness to try new things.

Like those born between May 22 and June 21, Porgs demonstrate an insatiable curiosity about the world (and the business end of lightsabers). They are also incredibly sociable animals, much like the celestial twins. The opposite of lone wolves, porgs are social animals, and Gemini are cut from the same cloth. Ruled by the planet Mercury, the messenger planet of communication, Geminis love to express their thoughts and feelings externally. Ever chirping, crying, and whining, both porgs and Gemini always seem to have curiosity ruling their wide-eyed actions.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Ysalamir

Native to the forested planet Myrkr, the lizard-like ysalamiri are one of the more esoteric beings in the "Star Wars" universe, and creatures with explicit ties to the Force. Ysalamiri made their first canonical appearance in the 2017 "Star Wars Rebels" episode "Through Imperial Eyes" (though they've unofficially been around since the 1991 "Legends" novel "Heir to the Empire"). In both the "Legends" continuity and the official canon, ysalamiri are renowned for their ability to create shields that repel the Force. While the ysalamiri evolved their ability to create Force-neutral bubbles in response to Force-sensitive predators, their natural ability has obvious benefits to those seeking to escape the power of Force-sensitive individuals.

Cancer, represented by the celestial crab, is a highly intuitive sign, keenly attuned to emotional energies, and extremely self-protective. Like those born between June 21 and July 22, ysalamiri are intrinsically self-protective, keeping anything that can do them harm at a literal distance. To boot, much like Cancers, ysalamiri are deeply connected to their sense of home. Per "Legends" novel "The New Jedi Order: Star by Star" it is very difficult to remove a ysalamir from its tree without killing it. 

While a Cancer won't literally die if you keep them away from their homes, they tend to be domestically oriented, and love to create safe spaces that act as their own restorative, personal sanctuaries.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Exogorth

Pride is a big deal for Leos, so being branded a "space slug" probably isn't the most desirable designation. But the reality is that these asteroid dwellers are one of the few creatures in the "Star Wars" universe that can match their larger than life personality. 

Also known as exogorths, these creatures are known to swallow starships whole. Which, as grisly as it sounds, is precisely what makes them such a clever match for the fifth sign in the zodiac. A spirited fire sign known for their theatrical love of the spotlight, there is no better match for this celestial celebrity than a creature so big it makes its home in asteroids.

Ruled by the sun, those born between July 23 and August 22 are known for their stability, consistency, and dedication to their loved ones. And what could be more reliable than a big ol' worm living inside a chunk of space rock? A fixed sign in the zodiac, Leos are known for their courage, ambition, and determination. To be a creature that contains ecosystems, you have to have a bit of an ego. In order to contain various lifeforms within your insides, you have to believe in yourself, to a certain extent.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Wampa

An earth sign historically associated with maternal energies and perfectionism, you might initially question the connection between logical Virgo and an abominable snowman from space. But, it makes sense. One of the top predators on the ice planet Hoth, wampas are a massive cave-dwelling species that feast on wampas and any other creature with the misfortune of crossing their path.

Perfectionists at heart, Virgos might be surprised to find they have a lot in common with the cunning wampa, which has to rely on camouflage and stealth to attack its swift prey. Calculating and highly intelligent, wampas and Virgos both like things to be done on their terms. For wampas, that means hanging its stunned prey from the icy ceiling of its lair, for future snacking at their leisure. 

While you wouldn't expect a flesh-eating snow beast to be picky, Wampas do demonstrate a preference for fresh meat. Indeed, Virgos are notoriously particular about their homes. They're the kind of people who have specific places for every pot, pan, and spatula. Wampas, in turn, dedicate a lot of effort towards protecting and maintaining their lairs, lashing out at perceived invaders who stray too close to their territories (which is too bad for the Rebel soldiers on Hoth's Echo Base). The meticulous folks born between August 23 and September 22 might not see themselves in the appearance of the blood-drenched beast, but when you dig through all that matted, gore-soaked white fur, the two have a lot in common.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Varactyl

Easily one of the most likable signs in the zodiac, the "Star Wars" creature in tune with amiable Libra is one of the most responsive mounts in the galaxy: a  majestic, reptile-bird creature called the varactyl. Represented by the scales, Libras are keenly fixated on balance, harmony, and achieving equilibrium in all areas of life. Likewise, varactyls have carved out a niche for themselves in the galaxy as thoroughly responsive steeds, partners in crime keen to work in tandem with their riders to get the job done.

Ruled over by the planet Venus — the celestial body that governs love, beauty, and wealth — Libras are keen appreciators of art and aesthetics. Few things say "a creature of culture" quite like the emerald plumage of a well-preened varactyl. Suave and effortlessly stunning, varactyls are as gorgeous and attention-grabbing as the seventh sign in the zodiac. Those born between September 23 and October 22 are the opposite of Aries, the "me" sign. Libra is all about "we," and nothing says "we" quite like assisting Obi-Wan Kenobi in his chase after General Grievous.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Akk Dog

Scorpios have a reputation for being one of the more intimidating signs in the zodiac. Then again, being represented by a scorpion is a surefire way to project a threatening aura. Similarly, at first glance, akk dogs are not the kind of scaly beast you want to meet in a dark alley. 

Covered in red, scaly skin and armed with protruding horns and pointed teeth, akk dogs look like the hellish cross between a pill bug and a pit bull. But, much like a Scorpio, under all those harsh outer layers, there's a big ol' softie who, if you gain their trust, will never leave your side.

Indeed, if domesticated at a young age, akk dogs can prove endlessly loyal to those they count among their pack. Like fellow water signs Cancer and Pisces, Scorpio is a wildly intuitive sign with more emotional sensitivity than their enigmatic exteriors let on. Those born between October 23 and November 21 don't just let their guards down for anyone. So, count yourself lucky if you win their loyalty. You definitely want Scorpios to be on your side, and the same is true for akk dogs.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Bantha

The final fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius' brazen spirit makes them one of the most unique signs in the zodiac. Represented by the warrior poet Chrion, Sagittarius is all about independence. They're a mutable sign associated with adaptability and flexibility, and it is critical that these independent souls have the freedom to roam. There are plenty of creatures in the "Star Wars" universe that do double-time as mounts. But when you think of traveling creatures in the galaxy far, far away, nothing beats the Bantha: enormous mammoth/goat/yaks that call the desert planet Tatooine home.

Banthas are large quadrupedal mammals armed with spiraling horns and a keen desire to stomp their way through the sand dunes. Those born between November 22 and December 21 are ruled by the planet Jupiter, the celestial body of abundance and excess — and large, lumbering banthas are definitely not s species known for their minimalism.

Sagittarians don't like to stay in the same place for too long, always looking for their next passion, travel destination, and burgeoning interest. Likewise, Banthas are the perfect companions for nomadic folks like the Tusken raiders. Banthas are always game to pick up and move on to the next rocky outcrop — just say the word, and they're game for a new adventure.

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20): Blurrg

Workaholic, go-getter Capricorns get stuff done. They're productive powerhouses whose limitless resilience allows them to push forward, even in the face of challenging adversity and trying times. If you have a job that needs doing, Blurrgs are the two-legged reptilians for the job. A hearty beast of burden found on a number of worlds across the galaxy, blurrgs have found work doing everything from agricultural labor to transport to warfare. 

Much like those born between December 21 and January 20, blurrgs are pragmatic, unpretentious, and wholly uninterested in being the center of attention. They don't need fancy plumage, towering height, or a thick matted coat. All a self-respecting blurrg needs is a task.

Known for being extremely hardworking, Capricorns love to be the best at whatever they attempt. While it might be a stretch to call blurrgs ambitious, their strength and versatility make them incredibly capable at anything they set their (likely tiny) mind towards. The last earth sign in the zodiac, Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the single-ringed planet associated with rules and responsibility. 

No matter the task at hand, you can always count on a determined blurrg to get the job done. Neither Capricorns nor blurggs have time for games. They don't beat around the bush and they don't sugarcoat. Gven that blurrgs (and Capricorns) tend to be vicious when provoked, it's probably best to stay out of their way.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18): Tauntaun

Represented by the celestial water bearer, intellectual Aquarius is a sign known for producing revolutionary thinkers, humanitarians, and rebels. Many an Aquarian has sought to change the world through social progress, foregoing their immediate surroundings and intimate ties to their fellow man while considering the bigger picture.

You may be wondering how an alien alpaca goat figures into this. Well, the answer is simple: tauntauns are change-bringers. Literally. 

When the Rebel Alliance set up headquarters on the ice planet Hoth, they used domesticated tauntauns as a means of transport. Sure-footed with thick-skin, and long claws for a firm grip on icy surfaces, tauntauns were essential to the Rebel's efforts. Those born between January 21 and February 18 are deeply motivated by teamwork and thrive when participating in communities of like-minded individuals. So while nobody knows for sure if a tauntaun enjoys assisting in the war against the Galactic Empire (particularly those who drop dead and get sliced open by their owners for warmth), it can be assumed that these fleet-footed freaks are happy to be a part of a cause.

To boot, Aquarius is also famous for its stubborn streak. While tauntauns are game to help their rebellious riders get where they're going, they can be obstinate when they feel like it. Righteous conviction is the name of the game when it comes to Aquarius. Hey, when a tauntaun gets a whiff of a predator can you really blame them for putting a clawed foot down? 

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Dianoga

Pisces shouldn't take being compared to a garbage monster the wrong way. Dianoga may munch on refuse, yes, but they're one of the most fascinating, unique, and delightfully goopy, creatures in the galaxy. These omnivorous cephalopods sport tentacles, an eyestalk, several hearts, and a toothy maw to chow down on whatever goodies float their way. Think of it this way: you have a lot of heart.

Pisces — a romantic, a dreamer, and a sign especially prone to flights of fancy — tend to live in their own little world. What is a trash compactor, a sewer, or a junkyard if not a "little world" of its own?

A notoriously mutable sign, Pisces is able to effortlessly adapt to their surroundings. Sure enough, as long as they're in water, dianoga are able to roll with just about any punch, living off stray organic matter and regenerating lost limbs if need be. Impressionable fish born between February 19 and March 20 need to be wary of mirages, lest they become flaky or delusional. As the over-ambitious dianoga in "A New Hope" proves, some problems are best solved by being realistic about untenable dreams (like chowing down on Luke Skywalker).