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The Harry Potter Villain You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Every fantasy story needs a good villain, and in "Harry Potter" there is no shortage of bad guys (and girls). From truly evil despots bent on world domination to mean teachers and bad parents, the villains in J.K. Rowling's magical universe come in all shapes and sizes. While some, such as the all-powerful Lord Voldemort and the soul-sucking Dementors, are unquestionably terrifying to behold, other moments of villainy in the series are more subtle, and things aren't always black and white.

The "Harry Potter" universe is filled with characters primed for psychological analysis, which is why the zodiac is a great way for fans to engage with these characters. The problem with this type of astrological analysis about books and movies is someone always gets the short end of the stick. In particular, if you were born under the sign of Scorpio or Gemini, you might be tired of getting cast as the villains more often than not –- that just isn't fair.

 So, for this astrological assignment, we've decided to put everyone on an equal playing field. No matter what sign you are, you will get compared to one of "Harry Potter's" most notorious villains. Sure, not all villains are made equal, but at least this way we can all get in touch with the baddie within. Read on to find out which "Harry Potter" villain you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Bellatrix Lestrange

It's only right that the first sign in the zodiac is one of Lord Voldermort's most loyal and dangerous followers. Bellatrix Lestrange is pretty evil through-and-through, and that's what makes her one of "Harry Potter's" best and most terrifying villains. Bellatrix is a pure-blood supremacist and a sadistic killer who will stop at nothing to see Voldermort in power. She is also a proactive Death Eater who goes out of her way to attack those she sees as a threat to the cause, and has a particular penchant for killing family members that have joined the Order of the Phoenix.

Due to Bellatrix's aggressive and impatient nature, the zodiac sign she aligns with is Aries, which applies to those born between March 21 and April 19. Those born under this sign are determined, stopping at nothing to achieve their goals. They are fire signs represented by the ram, which means they are led by passion rather than intellect, often acting before they think.

For Bellatrix, her impatience leads to her downfall. She often acts rather recklessly, especially when fighting those she deems less powerful than her. The inadequacy of this mindset is revealed when Molly Weasley finally kills Bellatrix after she threatens her daughter, Ginny. Bellatrix also has a fierce temper, another quality associated with the most action-oriented of the signs. In the plus column, she at least shows some ability to care for other people, as she is thoroughly in love with Voldermort and worries for her sister, Narcissa. That said, the list of people she won't kill without a second thought is very small.

Taurus: Narcissa Malfoy

The sign of Taurus –- which applies to those born between April 20 and May 20 –- is known as the sensualist, and those born under this sign are often interested in being surrounded by beauty and earthly pleasures. Taureans are fixed signs which means they can oftentimes be stubborn and uncompromising, although they often make very protective friends and family members.

Out of all the villains in "Harry Potter," the most Taurean among them is none other than Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange's younger sister. Narcissa is married to Lucius Malfoy, who is a Death Eater, and is the mother of Draco Malfoy, who becomes a Death Eater, but she never actually becomes a Death Eater herself. While she certainly shares her sister's abhorrent beliefs about pure-bloods, Narcissa's primary concern is for her family.

Narcissa shares the Taurean's devoted, possessive attitude towards matters of the home and tradition. Even though it could have cost her life, Narcissa lies straight to Lord Voldemort's face about Harry Potter being dead to save her son's life. Though she certainly won't be getting any mother-of-the-year awards, her bullish strength at this moment does at least illustrate some of the more positive qualities of the Taurus.

Gemini: Gellert Grindelwald

Gellert Grindelwald is one of the most powerful villains in the wizarding world, perhaps second only to Lord Voldemort. Prior to his descent into villainy, Grindelwald is good friends with Albus Dumbledore, and together they dream of a world where witches and wizards run the world. After Grindelwald and Dumbledore part ways, Grindelwald continues to enact his nefarious plot and eventually gains a loyal group of followers who help him carry out his plans.

Unlike Lord Voldemort, who primarily gains followers through fear and intimidation, Grindelwald possesses a surplus of charm and charisma and is a skilled manipulator. For this reason, Grindelwald is definitely a Gemini, which you are too if you were born between May 21 and June 20.

Geminis are known as communicators, in addition to often being quick-witted and highly adaptable. Much of Grindelwald's success comes from his skills at oration and strategizing, which brings him many loyal followers and allies in his cause. Grindelwald's skill with people allows him to see clearly the desires and needs of others, something he can exploit for his own gain. Though certainly an egotistical maniac, Grindelwald is much better at forming relationships with other people than Lord Voldemort, a characteristic that is illustrative of the highly social nature of Geminis.

Cancer: Quirinus Quirrell

One of Lord Voldemort's many followers, Quirinus Quirrell is the first to infiltrate Hogwarts after Voldemort's return to corporeality. Prior to his stead as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts, Quirrell goes in search of Voldemort to gain recognition and status in the wizarding world. When he finds Voldemort, the Dark Lord quickly turns him and even uses the back of Quirrell's head to house his own face. When Quirrell returns to Hogwarts, he is now fully under Voldemort's control.

Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancers are highly emotional, sensitive signs known for being loyal and often taking on other people's problems as their own. Though these qualities all seem well and good, on the other side of things, Cancers can also be moody, insecure, and even vengeful or manipulative.

Quirrell's worst qualities are represented in those traits, which is why he most aligns with the sign of Cancer. The whole reason Quirrell goes out to find Voldemort in the first place is because he is insecure about how others perceive him and wants to improve his standing at Hogwarts. This insecurity, of course, leads to his downfall, as he isn't strong enough to refuse Voldemort. Though clearly intelligent and cunning enough to find Voldemort in the first place, his timidity and impressionable nature mean he never really stands a chance against the Dark Lord.

Leo: Gilderoy Lockhart

Those born between July 23 and August 22 fall under the sign of Leo, which is known for extravagance, theatricality, and confidence. Leos are known for being a bit vain and loving luxury, often considering themselves kings and queens of their kingdom, just like their animal counterparts, the lion.

If there is one character in all of Hogwarts that most exemplifies the qualities of the Leo, it has to be Gilderoy Lockhart. Though Gilderoy is not a villain in the same way that Voldemort is a villain -– he's not truly evil, just more of an egotistical narcissist -– he certainly occupies the position of an antagonist at Hogwarts, especially in regards to his actions towards Harry Potter himself.

Gilderoy is a wizard celebrity and professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts who is way more interested in talking about himself and promoting his books than teaching his students. He claims to have done many heroic acts, but it is later revealed that he is a fraud, and he uses his skills with memory charms to take credit for the heroism of others. Gilderoy represents all of the worst qualities of Leos and none of the best –- such as their warmth, generosity, and passion -– and it's no wonder he quickly becomes one of Harry's least favorite teachers at Hogwarts.

Virgo: Petunia Dursley

The only muggle villain on this list, Petunia Dursley occupies an interesting position as an antagonist in the "Harry Potter" universe. After becoming Harry's guardian following the death of her sister and brother-in-law, Petunia treats Harry very cruelly, forcing him to live in the cupboard under the stairs and doing everything she can to ignore and neglect him. Essentially, Petunia is a closed-minded bigot who breaks off contact with her sister once her magical abilities are revealed and hates anything that she sees as abnormal.

Due to her hatred of mess and her obsession with order, Petunia Dursley most closely aligns with the sign of Virgo, which applies to those born between August 23 and September 22. Virgos are practical, detail-oriented people who love solving problems and can sometimes be rather uptight perfectionists. 

For Petunia, it's this uptight nature that leads to her hatred of Harry. She is obsessed with keeping up appearances and can't stand the fact that Harry is different, often referring to witches and wizards as "freaks." She cares more about keeping the house clean than anything to do with Harry's well-being –- Harry himself being a problem she must fix –- and only possesses the most neurotic and unattractive characteristics of the Virgo.

Libra: Peter Pettigrew

Libras – -those born between September 23 and October 22 –- are known as diplomats who have a hard time making decisions and intensely dislike conflict. Relationships are very important to Libras, and they often see themselves reflected in the people around them.

In the "Harry Potter" universe, the villainous character that most aligns with the sign of Libra is Peter Pettigrew. When he is a student at Hogwarts, Peter Pettigrew is good friends with James Potter and Sirius Black, joining them in bullying other students like Severus Snape. He idolizes James and Sirius, looking up to their bravery and strength, qualities he does not possess.

Though Peter is sorted into the house of Gryffindor, it seems that all the sorting hat sees is the potential for bravery and courage within him, something that never materializes. Instead, he surrounds himself with those that possess such qualities, revealing himself to be an opportunist and a follower rather than a leader. Though Libras are often invested in achieving balance and keeping the piece, the only balance Peter cares about is his own place in the wizarding world, aligning himself with whoever he sees as the most powerful. This desire for safety and fear of creating conflict leads him to join Lord Voldermort, eventually betraying every friend he ever had.

Scorpio: Severus Snape

Putting Severus Snape on the list might be a controversial choice. As we learn by the end of the series, Snape is not a true villain and was helping Dumbledore by serving as a spy among the Death Eaters. Nonetheless, Snape often appears and acts as a villain for much of the story –- Harry certainly fears him –- and that's good enough for us.

A tragic figure in the "Harry Potter" universe, Snape's backstory reveals a lot about his actions. He is motivated by the twin feelings of loss and betrayal, which is why Snape most aligns with the sign of Scorpio. Scorpios -– those born between October 23 and November 21 –- are the most mysterious of the signs, known for their cunning, intensity, and resourcefulness. Out of all the signs, they are the least likely to accept betrayal and will stop at nothing to get back at those who've wronged them.

For Snape, this makes things very complicated. He hates Harry Potter because his father, James, tormented him and took Lily, who he loved very deeply, away from him. At the same time, he does everything he can to protect Harry to honor Lily's memory. Since Snape rarely expresses his feelings -– another Scorpio quality -– very few know the reasons behind his actions. While it's hard to forgive his cruelty towards Harry and his Gryffindor peers, his mysterious, hidden past makes him one of the most interesting characters in the story and a Scorpio through and through.

Sagittarius: Barty Crouch Jr.

Applicable to those born between November 22 and December 21, the sign of Sagittarius is known for travel, enthusiasm, and the search for meaning in life. Sagittarians are restless, spontaneous people who love to explore and are always seeking knowledge and truth.

The most slippery, changeable, adventurous villain in "Harry Potter" has got to be Barty Crouch Jr., which means he is the Sagittarian of the group. Barty's most intrepid act is being the first prisoner to ever break out of Azkaban in 300 years, after which he rejoins Lord Voldemort's service. After living under his father's Imperius Curse following his escape, Crouch breaks free once again with the help of Lord Voldemort. He eventually infiltrates Hogwarts by disguising himself as Alastor Moody, an Auror appointed as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor.

All of these plots and machinations paint a picture of someone who hates being tied down and loves being out and experiencing the world. Crouch is strong enough to break free from two nearly impossible restraints -– Azkaban and the Imperius Curse -– illustrating that his desire to be free is stronger than nearly any other impulse. A Sagittarian he must be.

Capricorn: Draco Malfoy

To be honest, we feel bad for Draco Malfoy. Though he is one of the cruelest and most unpleasant students at Hogwarts, he never really has a chance to be good. Coming from a family of pure-blood supremacists and followers of Voldemort, Draco's destiny is almost written in stone. Draco isn't all bad, though. After being sorted into the house of Slytherin, Draco becomes prefect of his house and proves himself to be an intelligent and resourceful wizard who commands the respect of his peers.

For these reasons, Draco is a Capricorn, which you are too if you were born between December 22 and January 19. Capricorns are natural leaders, and they are stoic, hardworking, disciplined people. They tend to repress any emotions that get in the way of success, although they can, at times, come off as rather cold and unforgiving.

Draco is very good at compartmentalizing his emotions, making him quite skilled at occlumency, the practice of guarding your mind against magical infiltration. Unfortunately, when Draco's father Lucius is imprisoned in Azkaban, he is tasked with taking over for him and is forced to become a Death Eater at age 16. Though previously a talented student, Draco can't handle the pressure Voldemort puts on him and becomes disillusioned with his position. Like many Capricorns, Draco's worst qualities are that he underestimates people he thinks are below him, such as Harry Potter. In another world, Draco may have made a good leader and represented the more positive qualities of Capricorns, but those were not the cards he was dealt.

Aquarius: Voldemort

It's widely acknowledged that Lord Voldemort is the most powerful Dark Wizard in the world, so as far as villains go, and he's a pretty important one. Born as Tom Riddle, he coins the name Lord Voldemort for himself and begins his campaign to destroy the muggle world. Said to be born out of a loveless union, Voldemort has no feeling of any kind for other people besides hatred, and had no use for companionship apart from his beloved snake, Nagini.

Since Voldemort sees himself as an independent, entirely unique person above all else, he fits most squarely with the sign of Aquarius, which applies to those born between January 20 and February 18. Aquarians are known as the humanitarians of the zodiac, and they are interested in thinking about large social problems from a macro perspective. More interested in considering the world writ large, Aquarians often find themselves aloof from other people and on the outskirts of society itself.

This is certainly applicable to Voldemort's way of thinking, as he has huge plans for the future of wizardkind but no use for other wizards and witches themselves. An independent above all else, Voldemort fears death more than anything and has an obsession with immortality. In the end, his lack of understanding about other people and their emotional lives leads to his downfall, as he underestimates the feelings of love that drive his opponents.

Pisces: Dementors

Though Lord Voldemort is the most feared wizard in the "Harry Potter" universe, there is one thing that can outdo Voldemort in terms of scariness — the Dementors. Anyone who has ever read or watched "Harry Potter" knows the terror these creatures inspire in audiences and the characters themselves. Dementors are essentially soul-sucking creatures that feed on happiness, and thus being near one produces intense feelings of depression or despair.

Dementors exclusively prey on people's emotions, and the psychic nature of their attack means these villainous creatures most closely align with the sign of Pisces. Applicable to those born between February 19 and March 20, Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and is said to encompass all that has come before. Pisces are the most intuitive of the signs and are known as dreamers that are prone to fantasy. They are highly mystical individuals with no boundaries, taking in and feeling everything around them.

For Dementors, these qualities present themselves in an entirely malevolent, demonic manner. Like the sign of Pisces, Dementors encompass everything that has come before by consuming the souls and the emotions of all they come into contact with. Dementors are so powerful that once one takes your soul, you remain in a permanent vegetative state. Though Pisces are usually quite empathetic signs, Dementors represent the inverse of this characteristic, wholly consuming one's emotions entirely rather than feeling or reflecting them in some way. The dark side of Pisces is very dark indeed.