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The Pirates Of The Caribbean Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Sun, sand, salt, and ocean spray; the high seas are certainly no stranger to the elements. Given the affinity between sailors and their literal guiding lights, the stars, can you blame us for wanting to merge the zodiac and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise under one roof? While astrology is sometimes dismissed as an antiquated way of looking at the world, when it comes to the superstitious worldview of 18th-century swashbucklers, the zodiac is as good a framework as any.

Comprised of five feature films, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise transformed the Walt Disney theme park attraction of the same name into a dramatic epic of seafaring shenanigans, ancient curses, torrid romance, and so much scene-chewing you'd think the hull of the Black Pearl was made out of camembert. The franchise set sail in 2003, and its diverse, gunpowder-coated cast of characters is indeed a colorful bunch, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and charms. 

So, whether you're curious to see which "Pirates of the Caribbean" character you share your sign with or if you want to see where your personal favorite from the series lands, read on for our breakdown of which "Pirates of the Caribbean" character fits each sign in the zodiac.

​​Aries: Jack the Monkey

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and truth be told, that's pretty much how those ruled by the war planet Mars see themselves: first. Those born between March 21 and April 19 excel at taking the initiative and like to do things their way. They're honest, competitive, and direct, launching themselves at the world without fear and (more often than not) without a plan.

Jack, the spunky capuchin monkey, mockingly named for Captain Jack Sparrow, is an Aries through and through. Mischievous and highly intelligent, if something glitters and isn't nailed down, there's a sure-fire chance it's going to make its way into Jack's tiny monkey hands. Heck, in the post-credits epilogue for the first film, it's revealed that Jack returns to the chest of cursed treasure to double down on spending the rest of his days as an undead monkey. That's a bold Aries move if ever there was one. Then again, for an Aries as reckless and uncomplicated as Jack the Monkey, being immortal might not be the worst price to pay. What are your enemies going to do, shoot you?

If you're able to roll with Aries' trademark volatility, you'll find this sign to be fiercely loyal. This certainly holds true for Jack, whose devotion to Hector Barbossa only calms once his master is killed a second time. All told, it pays to have an agent of chaos like Jack on your side.

Taurus: Anamaria

A tough-as-nails smuggler and pirate portrayed by Zoe Saldana in "The Curse of the Black Pearl," Anamaria can be summed up in one word — stubborn. 

Then again, if you're the youngest of five daughters, learning to stand your ground is a keen survival strategy. No sign is more stubborn than Taurus, whose love of luxury, soothing pleasures, and comfort is bookended by a steadfast determination to see things through. So, naturally, when Jack Sparrow borrows Anamaria's boat "without permission," it's all she can do to hold the scoundrel accountable to what she's rightfully owed, specifically, a new ship. Those born between April 20 and May 20 hate sudden change and anything that threatens their much-guarded stability. With the vessel that ensures her family's livelihood taking on water in the bay of Port Royal, Anamaria has due cause to see red (and dole out a well-earned slap or two).

That said, the patient cosmic ox appreciates a good return on investment. Any self-respecting Taurean knows that playing the long game can yield bountiful dividends. For Anamaria, joining up with the man who stole her boat in exchange for the Interceptor, one of the fastest ships in the Caribbean, is a worthy cause. True to her sign, Anamaria is a dependable partner, exhibiting genuine trustworthiness and devotion despite the bad blood between her and Jack. An unstoppable force and an enviable ally, the hand of a Taurus is exactly what you want at the wheel of your ship.

Gemini: Ragetti and Pintel

Charismatic, worldly, and known to use humor as a crutch? We'll be damned if that doesn't describe Ragetti and Pintel to a tee. Why shouldn't this dynamic duo share a kinship with the celestial twins? Like their astrological counterpart, Ragetti and Pintel are playful and intellectually curious social butterflies, never turning down a good conversation, quip, or debate. While it's easy to dismiss the pair as the clowns of Barbossa's crew, Ragetti and Pintel display an admirable degree of curiosity and intellectualism. Those born between May 22 and June 21 are exactly the kind of folks who would passionately debate the proper pronunciation of "Kraken" and wax poetic on "the dichotomy of good and evil" at a moment's notice.

Geminis like Ragetti and Pintel are governed by the planet Mercury, a messenger planet that presides over the art of communication. Unlike its more internal sister sign, Virgo, Gemini excels at expressing their emotions outwardly. Geminis love to chat and work through problems out loud, a key characteristic of this remarkably expressive pirate duo. Ragetti and Pintel also share in Gemini's renowned versatility, they're game for just about anything; treasure-hunting, ship-salvaging, dress-wearing, you name it. Fearless thinkers who are most satisfied when they can move fluidly from one passion to the next, Ragetti and Pintel flit about under many banners by the grace of their trademark wit.

Cancer: Joshamee Gibbs

There aren't a whole lot of characters in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" gang that give off what we'd call "strong maternal vibes." However, there is one glorious exception: Joshamee Gibbs, Jack Sparrow's consummate first mate and longtime friend. 

You wouldn't expect to find a Cancer amidst this ragtag group of pirates and ne'er-do-wells, but Mr. Gibbs defies convention. Sure, he may fit the tried and true pirate bill of swigging rum and swashbuckling, but he also has a sensitive side keenly in line with the astrological profile of those born between June 21 and July 22. Ruled by the Moon, Cancers are highly intuitive folks who can effortlessly pick up on the energies of any room (or cargo hold) they walk into. Much like their celestial symbol, the crab, Cancers weave seamlessly between the sea and the shore, the emotional and the physical. For Mr. Gibbs, this in-between-ness manifests as superstition, flagging ominous portents and taking note of acts that could invite bad luck aboard.

Like many Cancers, Mr. Gibbs is unapologetically emotional, fighting tooth and nail to keep his friends close and to pay his respects to the fallen (or left behind). Cancers are inherently gentle and have a well-earned reputation for being homebodies. While it's hard to lean into the domestic life on the high seas, Mr. Gibb's loyalty and genuine affection for those he considers family means that home is more of a feeling than a place.

Leo: Jack Sparrow

Is that fanfare? Perhaps a red carpet? It must be time to talk about Leo, the fifth sign in the zodiac. Much like their ruling celestial body, the sun, these dazzling fire signs are beacons of warmth, creativity, and personalities so big they're damn near impossible to ignore. And given that those born between July 23 and August 22 have big celebrity energy, it's only fitting that Leo meets its match with the amoral, swaggering star of the high seas — Captain Jack Sparrow.

Leos like to surround themselves with luxury as radiant as themselves. Given that Captain Jack is practically the patron saint of treasure hunting, from cursed Aztec treasure to a chest containing the heart of Davy Jones, this seems to fit. Like Jack, Leos tend to get lost in their own worlds, to the point that it can even slip into vanity. Sure, Norrington called Jack "the worst pirate he's heaver heard of," but all this self-obsessed Leo heard was that Norrington had heard of him. All press is good press, as far as Leos and Captain Jack are concerned.

A fixed sign, Leos are known for their determination and unwillingness to accept defeat. Sure, Captain Jack isn't exactly trustworthy and has taken more than his fair share of low roads. However, like any Leo worth their sea salt, Captain Jack injects ambition into everything he does. If he wants something, he'll get it.

Virgo: Weatherby Swann

An earth sign ruled over by the analytic planet Mercury, Virgos have a reputation for being exacting. Those born between August 23 and September 22 are often caricatured for being too prickly and critical, which are traits also associated with Weatherby Swann, Elizabeth's soft-spoken but controlling father, the governor of Port Royal. 

Like Governor Swann, Virgos are happiest when they feel useful, and it's clear that Weatherby relishes the decorum and responsibility of his King-appointed duties. Though Virgos aim to be meticulous in all pursuits, this sign would do well to remember that they can't control everything. For Governor Swann, this means coming to terms with the free spirit of his willful daughter Elizabeth, who rejects courtly trappings and falls hard for the bane of her father's existence, pirates. Virgos would do well to look to Weatherby, who ultimately loosens his vice grip on his daughter's life to ensure her happiness.

Closely associated with the digestive system, Virgos are practical and material folks who are sensitive to every minute detail of their lives. They abhor contradictions and are most at ease when transforming jumbled nonsense into clear concepts. For Weatherby, that means finding the balance between his ideals and his reality over the course of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series by coming to an understanding with the things he can control and the things he can't.

Libra: Hector Barbossa

Connecting the most likable sign in the zodiac and the primary antagonist of the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" film might seem like a weird move, at first. After all, Libras are known for being harmonious and conflict-avoidant, whiole the ferocious Pirate Lord in question is, well, a pirate. That said, if you're familiar with the undeniable charisma of Hector Barbossa, his affinity with the seventh sign in the zodiac will be clear as the sapphire-blue waters of the Caribbean.

No matter how devious or dastardly Barbssa acts, you can't help but like the guy. That is the mark of a true Libra. They can charm their way out of a paper bag, an undead curse, and all other manner of pernicious pirate politics.

These air signs are the aesthetes of the zodiac, which means that they are magnetically attracted towards beautiful things. Like cursed Aztec treasure, for instance. Ruled by the planet Venus, the planet that presides over love, beauty, and money, Libras are born connoisseurs with an unparalleled affinity for art, intellectualism, and the finer things in life. Like Barbossa, those born between September 23 and October 22 are suave charmers who love to surround themselves with luxury that reflects their high-brow tastes. If that ain't the true spirit of piracy we don't know what is. 

Barbossa is willing to give up immortality in order to regain the ability to taste, feel, and appreciate earthly goods. He's a lover of material beauty, and he's willing to do what needs to be done in order to live life to its fullest.

Scorpio: Davy Jones

Davy Jones is the tentacle-faced captain of the Flying Dutchman, tasked with ferrying souls who die at sea to the afterlife. While Scorpio is often mistaken as a fire sign, the celestial scorpion is actually a water sign that divines its strength from its mental and emotional sides. While it's true that sensitive Scorpios are often misunderstood, their reputation for having an especially venomous sting is not without justification. Like many born between October 23 and November 21, Davy Jones is guilty of deep, painful feelings of betrayal. The man imprisoned the love of his life in a mortal body when she stood him up once, for goodness sake.

Vengeful Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the (former) planet in charge of both transformation and destruction, and what is dying if not the greatest transformation of all? As the sadistic shepherd of souls who meet a watery grave, Davy Jones presides over the transition from one life to the next. 

However, don't let his power-hungry, control-freak ways (a tell-tale Scorpio trait) fool you. Under all that doom, gloom, and monstrous behavior, Davy Jones is a real softie. Scorpios don't let a lot of folks get too close to them for fear of getting hurt. But if his relationship with Calypso/Tia Dalma proves anything, it's that beneath it all, Davy Jones is a romantic at heart. That said, due to his very Scorpio tendency to lash out when betrayed, he's a romantic without a heart (because he carved it out and put it in a box).

Sagittarius: Elizabeth Swann

Presiding over the hips and thighs, wandering Sagittarius is the explorer of the zodiac. A mutable fire sign enraptured and fascinated by the world, those born between November 22 and December 21 are truth-seekers symbolized by a bow-wielding centaur, who often spend much of their lives in a fervent search for knowledge. 

Sagittarians are the ultimate empiricists, as they are happiest when they are unshackled from any cumbersome, or worse, limiting worldly attachment. They are the sign that always wants to know and experience more. That's precisely why Sagittarius has so much in common with Elizabeth Swann

Her father expects her to be a demure courtly debutant. Not happening. Jack Sparrow expects her to be a passive captive pawn. Not happening. Will Turner expects her to stand back while he rescues her from Barbossa. Not happening. As Sparrow aptly sums it up in "Dead Man's Chest," Elizabeth is ruled by one word: curiosity. She longs for freedom and all its consequences, to be unencumbered by the expectations of others and the restrictive vice grip of dainty corsets. So too with Sagittarius, an astrological sign with no filter and a boundless desire to see, feel, and experience the world for themselves.

Capricorn: James Norrington

Capricorns are the workhorse of the zodiac. Or the work half-goat-half-fish of the zodiac, if you want to be specific about celestial symbolism. Those born between December 21 and January 20 embody ambition and determination. They possess limitless resilience and an ability to keep pushing forward in spite of any adversity that may come their way. In other words: James Norrington is a Capricorn, no doubt about it. 

Arguably, no character in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films goes through more strife, obstacles, and setbacks than Norrington. His attempts to romance Elizabeth Swann are enthusiastically rebuffed. He is humiliated time and time again by the pirates he has sworn to capture. To top it all off, he falls from grace hard, losing his status as one of the British Royal Navy's finest and becoming a pirate himself.

However, like a good Capricorn, Norrington never gives up. Even at his lowest point, drunk and covered in mud in Tortuga, Norrington summons the spunk to regain his honor and exact revenge on those who ruined his life. Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn, which is closely associated with tasks, rules, and responsibilities. While Norrington's dedication to the law of King and Country was ultimately not for the best, his perseverance ultimately put him in a place where he could make, and follow, his own moral code.

Aquarius: Will Turner

The 11th sign of the zodiac is symbolized by the water-bearer. They are the representatives of the dawning of a new age, humanitarians who are keenly interested in actively making the world a better place. Don't let the aqua in their name fool you. Those born between January 21 and February 18 are the final air sign of the zodiac, and this means that Aquarians are especially adept at matters of the mind. 

Aquarians are rebels at heart and bringers of change, adept at turning the tide of old institutions and unseating crusty authority figures. Enter — Will Turner, the humble blacksmith propelled by fate to forever alter the political and cosmic landscape of the high seas. 

It's Will who reverses the Aztec curse by returning the final gold piece to the chest. It's Will who throws a wrench into polite society at Port Royal by pursuing Elizabeth. And it's Will who stabs Davy Jones' heart, becoming the new psychopomp of the high seas. In other words, Will is the catalyst that turns the Caribbean on its head. Aquarius is governed by Uranus, the planet responsible for innovation and surprises. Indeed, like Will himself, the 11th sign in the zodiac is full of surprises. From his pirate heritage to his ultimate fate as a cursed supernatural escort for drowned souls, Will keeps the world guessing, just like a good Aquarius should.

Pisces: Tia Dalma

Pisces, the final sign in the zodiac, is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. It is an apt symbol, for Pisces do indeed find themselves pulled against two warring tides, constantly struggling to share their time equally between fantasy and reality. Those born between February 19 and March 20 are an especially heady sign, prone to flights of fancy, romantic daydreams, and all manner of ethereal mirages. They are ruled by the planet Neptune, the celestial body that governs illusion and escapism. 

Considering all that, no "Pirates of the Caribbean" character feels more in tune with Pisces' mystical ways than Tia Dalma, a mysterious soothsayer who is, in reality, the sea goddess Calypso. Impressionable Pisces has a reputation for being highly spiritual and in tune with matters not necessarily of this world. Tia Dalma's godly secret identity notwithstanding, as a voodoo priestess, it is her business to walk between earthly boundaries, scrying with crab legs, reading palms, and raising the dead to do her bidding. 

Like many a Pisces, Tia Dalma's innate kindness also has a flip side, a wave of anger that erupts all at once. Given the literal maelstrom Tia Dalma unleashes once Calypso is set free, we'd like to kindly remind readers to stay on the good side of all your Pisces friends.