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The His Dark Materials Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

For fans of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, the BBC/HBO series of the same name was a welcome relief after the less than well-received film adaptation of the series, "The Golden Compass." The show, due to premiere its third and final season sometime in 2022, follows a young girl named Lyra who is the subject of a prophecy involving the fate of multiple universes. With an all-star cast, breathtaking set pieces, and jaw-dropping action and special effects, the series quickly gained an avid fan base and will thankfully get to finish out the story in Season 3 (minus one extra-special episode).

While the world-building of a fantasy show is certainly crucial, the thing that keeps us coming back for more is the characters. There is no shortage of interesting and complex characters in "His Dark Materials," from the heroic Lyra Silvertongue to her terrifying mother, Mrs. Coulter. The search for one's inner self is a theme that's right on the surface of "His Dark Materials," as each character in the series has a daemon — essentially a living, breathing animal that is a manifestation of one's very soul. The figure that a daemon takes can tell you a lot about who that person really is, but not everyone's relationship with their daemon — *ahem* Mrs. Coulter — is the same.

We may not have daemons in this universe, but we do have astrology, which can be a fun way to consider the content of our character. While we can't tell you what your daemon would be if you lived in Lyra's world, we can tell you which character you most align with based on the stars. Read on to find out which "His Dark Materials" character you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Lyra Silvertongue

Lyra Silvertongue is the protagonist of "His Dark Materials," extremely likable without being simplistic. Only twelve years old at the time the story begins, Lyra is very mature for her age despite having an adventurous, rule-breaking streak. Armed with her truth-telling alethiometer, Lyra isn't afraid to venture far and wide trying to discover the truth about dust and her role in an ancient prophecy.

Lyra is quick-thinking and very active, which is why the zodiac sign she most aligns with is Aries. Those born between March 21 and April 19 are courageous, determined, confident people who love being first and often act before thinking. Symbolized by the ram and associated with the archetype of the warrior, they are honest, passionate individuals, who, on a bad day, can also be impatient and moody.

For the most part, Lyra exemplifies the very best qualities of the sign of Aries, and her passionate, courageous spirit is what makes her such a great hero. When she does make mistakes it is often because of her Aries qualities, such as impatience and impulsivity. It's when she doesn't listen to the alethiometer and instead makes her own spontaneous decisions that she gets into trouble. Nonetheless, she is incredibly driven and passionate — classic fire sign qualities—– and her generous heart never really steers her wrong.

Taurus: Will Parry

After Lyra's best friend Roger dies, she stops trusting people. It isn't until Will Parry comes around that she learns to start trusting again. Lyra decides to put her trust in Will because he is a kind, reliable, practical person. He sees himself as a protector, and is willing to do anything to keep his family safe. Though a great fighter, he doesn't like fighting, as it goes against his sense of morality.

Because of these admirable qualities, Will is a Taurus, which applies to those born between April 20 and May 20. Taureans are symbolized by the bull and are reliable, stable, responsible individuals. Sometimes known for being stubborn, this quality actually stems from their devoted, patient nature. Taureans have a very strong sense of how things should be, and don't like to deviate from their path.

For someone so young, Will is very responsible and mature, probably as a result of the duty he feels towards his mother, who struggles with her mental health. Will has a very strong sense of morality — as evidenced by the fact that he tries to pay for food in the abandoned city of Cittàgazze — and is a fairly serious individual. Because of his strong moral compass, he is prone to guilt over the things he's done to survive. Will is a typically sensible Taurus, often acting as the voice of reason when Lyra comes up with her outlandish plans. This, of course, is why they make such a great team.

Gemini: Lord Asriel

Geminis — those born between May 21 and June 20 — are known as communicators, and they are cerebral air signs who are quick-witted and often quite entertaining. Though they are sometimes known as two-sided or two-faced, this moniker comes from the fact that they are highly adaptable depending on the situation. More analytical than sentimental, they are extremely curious individuals who love to exchange new ideas.

In "His Dark Materials," the most dangerously cerebral character is Lord Asriel, who also happens to be Lyra's father. Lord Asriel is interested in scientific advancement above all else, and he is also a total Gemini. He's willing to leave his daughter behind and sacrifice her very best friend in the name of science, two actions that illustrate his ruthless devotion to his curious mind. More concerned with the big picture than small details or emotions, Asriel exemplifies the dangers of prioritizing fact over feeling, a mindset to which Geminis are particularly susceptible.

Cancer: Ma Costa

Ma Costa is a Gyptian woman and the mother of Billy and Tony Costa. Ma is an archetypical fierce mama bear. After her son Billy goes missing, she stops at nothing to get him back, and when she finds it's too late to save him, she fights on behalf of all the other children who have been taken. She has acted as a mother to Lyra, too, nursing her as an infant and protecting her from Mrs. Coulter's first husband, Edward.

Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancers are water signs known as nurturers. They have a very strong sense of family and the home, and make extremely loyal friends. Though they are very emotional and empathetic, they are not to be trifled with, and can be vengeful when you've crossed them or their loved ones.

Ma Costa embodies all the caring qualities of Cancers, as well as their dogged tenacity. Though Lyra is not her blood kin, she treats her like family and feels compelled to protect her. She does the same for the other children who have been captured and held by Mrs. Coulter, despite it being too late for her own son, Billy. A fiercely protective mother, unsentimental villains like Mrs. Coulter should know better than to mess with Ma.

Leo: Carlo Boreal

Supposedly, Carlo Boreal was the first person to cross over from Lyra's world to Will's (as Mrs. Coulter points out, this might not actually be true). While in Will's world, Boreal uses his other-world knowledge and access to collect valuable artifacts to sell and add to his own personal collection. Above all, Boreal is an ambitious, selfish person who wants the power and prestige he feels he deserves. His flair for luxury is apparent in the house he purchases in Will's world, as well as his rather snappy way of dressing. Not wanting to stand out, per se, Boreal still wants to transmit his inner power to the world.

Looking at these qualities, it's clear that Boreal is a Leo, which you are too if you were born between July 23 and August 22. Leos are passionate individuals — fire signs, of course — who love extravagance and have a flair for the dramatic. Like their symbolic counterpart, the lion, they see themselves as the kings and queens of their domain. Leos love attention and are often desperate to be admired and respected by their peers.

For Boreal, he feels he has been underestimated by the Magisterium and wants to prove his worth. While his goals are rather small compared to those of Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter (as Mrs. Coulter ever-so-kindly points out), he believes his hard work will pay off in the end. Embodying the darker, egotistical qualities of the Leo, Boreal believes himself to be better than everyone around him — apart from Mrs. Coulter, or so he says — and everything he does is solely for his own benefit.

Virgo: Mary Malone

Born between August 23 and September 22, Virgos are practical earth signs associated with the archetype of the analyst. Virgos are hardworking, pragmatic people who love processing information and solving problems. Though they are often quite confident in their intellectual abilities, Virgos are quite humble and not ones to vie for attention. Though they are sometimes said to be uptight and work a little too hard, they love to be useful and find solutions.

In "His Dark Materials," the Virgo of the story has got to be the industrious astrophysicist of the story, Mary Malone. Dr. Malone is researching at St. Peters College in Will's world, where she studies dark matter — the mysterious substance Lyra knows as "dust." Though she is puzzled by Lyra at first, she comes to believe her stories because of the way she is able to communicate with dark matter.

Mary is very committed to her work, if not a bit scatterbrained and overly serious. She is also quite brave, and crosses to Cittàgazze despite having no idea what she's walking into or what she's meant to do there. This too is a result of her curious, analytical mind — but also her kindness. She knows she needs to help Lyra, and even goes out of her way to help the children stranded in Cittàgazze. Embodying the very best qualities of Virgos, Mary is both scientific and compassionate, something Lyra's father certainly wasn't able to be.

Libra: Iorek Byrnison

Iorek Byrnison is king of the bears, and also a great friend and protector of our protagonist, Lyra Silvertongue. In fact, It was Iorek who bestowed upon Lyra her new name, which she graciously accepted. After Lyra helped free him from indentured servitude and get his armor back, he felt a great deal of respect for her and eventually became something of a father figure. Despite his relationship with Lyra, Iorek is still an armored bear at heart, and takes their code of conduct and sense of moral duty very seriously.

The great warrior Iorek most closely aligns with the sign of Libra, which applies to those born between September 23 and October 23. Though Libras are known for being peaceful — a quality Iorek is not initially associated with — they are also seriously interested in justice and morality, something that does define much of Iorek's behavior. Relationships are very important to Libras, and they are the sign most closely associated with diplomacy.

Though Iorek initially comes off as violent and mean-spirited, this is because his armor and his royal title — essentially, his honor — were stripped from him by the Magisterium. When he gets his armor back, he begins to become the bear he once was: proud, brave, and honorable. Iorek then regains the throne and essentially brings justice and harmony back to the bears, a mission that aligns with the fair-minded sign of Libra.

Scorpio: John Parry

When he was a young child, Will Parry's father left on what was meant to be an expedition to Alaska, and never returned. As it turns out, John Parry got stuck in Lyra's world, and wasn't able to get back to his own. Not one to waste time, while stuck in this new world John became a powerful shaman, able to travel as a spirit and even control the weather. Though initially a rule-following Marine, in Lyra's world John became intimately in touch with the universe, perhaps fulfilling what his true mission was all along.

Though Scorpios are often known as being cunning and manipulative in a negative sense, the qualities that fall under this sign by no means have to exhibit themselves in this way. Scorpios — those born between October 23 and November 21 — are incredibly intuitive, oftentimes somewhat psychic individuals who are very resourceful and come off as rather intense. They often appear mysterious and don't easily give away what they're thinking or feeling.

Though John may have been a different man before entering Lyra's world, it was there that he found his true destiny. Rather than being manipulative in a malicious sense, John is able to bend the universe to his will in order to accomplish his goals. We see this with his ability to bring Lee Scorsbey right to him in order to find the bearer of the knife, who turns out to be his own son. It's his mystical intuition that allows him to fulfill his duty, with the fate of all worlds hanging in the balance.

Sagittarius: Lee Scoresby

A swashbuckling adventurer and aëronaut, Lee Scoresby is most definitely a Sagittarius. Born between November 22 and December 21, Sagittarians are known as the travelers of the zodiac. These individuals are passionate about seeking the truth and don't always follow the rules in doing so. They are often cheerful and have a great sense of humor, and have an idealistic sensibility about them. Like Scoresby, they love to explore and go on adventures.

A free-spirited Texan by birth, Scoresby is a wandering aëronaut tasked with protecting Lyra. He is something of a petty thief, and constantly gets into bar fights wherever he goes — he's not one for following social conventions, as we see. His daemon is a rabbit named Hester, and she's always cautioning him against doing things that are unwise. Though Scoresby has a jovial personality, he doesn't think he has much to offer the world until he meets Lyra and learns of his duty to her. He comes to love Lyra like a daughter, quite literally laying down his life in order to keep her safe.

Though he can't journey with Lyra until the very end, Scoresby is dogged in his dedication to her and conquers his fears in order to get to her. Like the Sagittarius he is, adventure is in Scoresby's blood, and it is both the destination and the journey that drive him.

Capricorn: Marisa Coulter

Mrs. Coulter is certainly the most fearsome character on "His Dark Materials," but the underlying reasons for her behavior aren't always clear, at least initially. We come to learn that Mrs. Coulter has a very unique mindset that drives everything she does. She believes that the most important skill one can possess is self-control and discipline, and these are aspects of her psyche that we see revealed in a rather terrifying manner.

For most humans, being away from their daemons is horribly painful. Daemons also normally have names and speak to their humans. This is certainly not the case for Mrs. Coulter, who — through a nearly unfathomable amount of self-control — is able to separate herself from her daemon. She does not let it speak, nor does it have a name. Because this self-discipline is absolutely central to who Mrs. Coulter is, the sign she most aligns with is Capricorn, which applies to those born between December 22 and January 19. Capricorns are practical earth signs known for being responsible, disciplined, and stoic. Because they are so devoted to success and getting the job done, they are known to sometimes repress any feelings that might get in the way of achieving their goals.

Though you might not describe Mrs. Coulter as particularly even-tempered — the moments where she lets her anger out are truly terrifying — she'd certainly like to be seen that way. The spiteful relationship she has with her daemon indicates a colossal amount of self-hatred on her part, something she sees as discipline. As Mrs. Coulter illustrates, when taken too far, these qualities can have devastating consequences.

Aquarius: Serafina Pekkala

Serafina Pekkala is a powerful witch and the leader of the Lake Enara Clan. She was the spouse of Farder Coram — one of the Gyptians who helped Lyra in the first season — until they parted ways after the death of their son. Serafina is quite a serious person, and isn't someone who smiles or laughs frequently. She does not want to fight wars or be involved in conflict, preferring to keep her community safe from harm, and does not seek vengeance like some of her fellow witches do.

Born between January 20 and February 18, Aquarians are known as the humanitarians of the zodiac. Cerebral air signs, they are more comfortable thinking about the big picture than they are dealing with people and their feelings on a more micro level. Though they are committed to making the world a better place, they sometimes find it difficult to connect with other people as individuals, leading them to exist on the fringes of society.

For Serafina, these dichotomies in many ways define her character. Though she is committed to protecting the witches and fulfilling the prophecy, she sometimes ignores the feelings of her fellow witches in favor of the greater good. When her and Farder Coram's son died, she couldn't find it in herself to slow down and truly grieve the loss with him — she had to keep going, and turn all her attention to being queen. Despite her seriousness, Serafina is a powerful leader and trustworthy ally to Lyra, and her more Aquarian tendencies are necessary in order for the prophecy to be fulfilled.

Pisces: Roger Parslow

Pisces — those born between February 19 and March 20 — are the last sign of the zodiac, said to encompass all that has come before. As such, they are often caught up in dichotomies. They tend to have the quality of appearing both childlike and mature all at once, and often find themselves divided between fantasy and reality. Pisces are very intuitive signs, and are known for being compassionate, gentle, and selfless. While they can be overly trusting at times, they also have a strong sense of intuition.

In "His Dark Materials," Roger is the character that most closely aligns with the sign of Pisces. Roger is Lyra's best friend and works in the kitchen at Jordan College. He's an orphan — like Lyra thought she was — but doesn't ever seem to feel sorry for himself or get upset about his circumstances. He accepts the lot he has been given, and tries to make the best of it.

Roger is very kind and trusting, and he trusts Lyra with every fiber of his being. Having worked from a very young age, Roger also acts older than he is and is very responsible and disciplined despite being quite young. As such, Roger certainly exemplifies the ageless quality that Pisces tend to possess. Though he is perhaps more grounded in reality than most Pisces are, this is because he doesn't have as much time to dream as most children his age do, something Roger himself would hardly complain about.