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The Orphan Black Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

At its heart, "Orphan Black" is a show about evolution, genetics, and the things that make us who we really are. The BBC America series, which aired from 2013 to 2017, follows Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany), a troubled, street-smart British woman living in Toronto. Sarah discovers she has a clone after a woman who looks just like her dies right before her eyes. Determined to find out more about this woman, whose name she discovers is Beth Childs, Sarah poses as Beth in order to uncover the mystery that connects them to one another.

What Sarah finds is that she is one of several clones –- all of whom are played by Maslany, of course –- created by a biotech company called the Dyad Institute. Sarah eventually bands together with her fellow clones in order to take down the Dyad Institue and stop them from performing any more genetic experiments.

One of the most interesting things about the show is how it poses questions of nature vs. nurture. While each of the clones are genetically identical, they've all grown up to be very different people. Sarah, Helena, and Rachel, for example, are three of the most dissimilar people you could imagine, and it's clear that their very distinct personalities are very much a result of their unique upbringings. The show is so fun to watch precisely because every character is so well-drawn (and well-acted by Maslany and her co-stars) and nothing on the series is ever black or white. If you, like us, can't stop thinking about who you might become if you existed in this wacky world, we've got you covered. Read on to find out which "Orphan Black" character you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Helena

Applicable to those born between March 20 and April 19, Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and as such is known as the baby of the signs. Those born under this sign do on occasion display some rather child-like qualities, having a propensity for being impatient and easily bored, but there's a positive spin to these proclivities as well. Aries are fast-acting and fast-thinking, and one of the most courageous and determined of the signs. Though they can be overly competitive at times, Arians also have a great capacity for generosity and passion.

Though technically all the LEDA clones are the same age, in many ways Helena is the baby of Sarah's clone family. Though Sarah also had a difficult upbringing, having grown up in foster care before being adopted by Mrs. S, Helena had it even worse. Having never experienced the love and affection every child deserves, Helena grew up to be a cold-blooded killer bent on eliminating all the other clones. Much like a child, Helena loves sugary snacks and gets very impatient when she doesn't immediately get what she wants. She can also be very aggressive, and is downright terrifying when we first meet her.

But, as we come to learn, all Helena really wants is a family and people who love her, which she eventually finds with Sarah and her sisters. Though Helena's simultaneously childlike and psychotic personality is indeed jarring at first, we come to realize that her fiery passion and her impressive fighting skills can be used in the service of good, not just evil.

Taurus: Donnie Hendrix

Oh, Donnie -– always trying so hard to do the right thing, but somehow managing to put his foot in it every single time. If we're being honest, Donnie (Kristian Bruun) is one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted characters on "Orphan Black," and he's also a total wife guy. Basically, Donnie just wants to provide for his kids, support his wife, and generally just chill out and relax in the suburbs. Donnie is not always the sharpest tool in the shed, but he's a really stable, dependable guy, all things considered.

Because Donnie is so devoted -– if not a little misguided in his devotion –- the sign he most aligns with is the Taurus. Born between April 19 and May 20, Taureans are symbolized by the bull and associated with sensual, earthly pleasures. Often perceived as being quite stubborn, Taureans are very practical, patient people who love stability and tradition. Generally homebodies, those born under the sign of Taurus love to relax and be surrounded by the things they love.

Though Donnie doesn't always make the right choices –- such as when he was tricked by Dr. Leekie into monitoring Alison –- he is 100 percent devoted to being a family man and tries his very hardest to be a good father and a good husband to Alison. Even though he frequently makes mistakes, at his heart he's a very devoted, loving person, and Alison realizes as the series goes on that she can depend on him no matter what. We could all use a grounded Taurus like Donnie in our lives.

Gemini: Sarah Manning

If there's one word that could be used to describe Sarah Manning it's this: hustler. Like her adoptive brother Felix, Sarah has had to hustle all her life to survive, and because of this is a very adaptable person. Sarah is a chameleon, able to adapt to her surroundings in order to get the most out of a given situation. Though her quick-thinking, ever-changing nature means she's not always totally reliable, these are the skills she's been able to develop as survival tactics.

Sarah is a total Gemini, which you are too if you were born between May 21 and June 20. Because of the qualities we highlighted -– mutability, versatility –- Geminis are often described as two-faced or two-sided. While this is often seen as a bad thing, that's not necessarily the case. As we see with Sarah, Geminis are very skilled at adapting to their surroundings and learning from other people in order to grow and change.

These skills prove very useful for Sarah when she gets sucked into the world of clones and begins impersonating Beth and trying to infiltrate (and eventually destroy) Dyad. Though Sarah initially comes off as somewhat flaky -– a common criticism lobbed at Geminis -– she eventually learns to stay present for the people she loves, especially her daughter, Kira. Only a Gemini could pull off the tricks Sarah does on the show, and that's exactly why she finds herself at the center of this vast conspiracy.

Cancer: Siobhan "Mrs. S" Sadler

Though Siobhan (Maria Doyle Kennedy) –- known in the series as "Mrs. S" -– is actually one of the most enigmatic characters on the show, we've elected not to cast her as a Scorpio, the sign most associated with such mystery. Though Sibohan's mysterious past is a huge part of who she is, what most defines her on the show is her relationship with her adopted children Sarah, Felix, and Kira. For this reason, we think the sign that Mrs. S most aligns with is Cancer, which applies to those born between June 21 and July 22.

Intuitive water signs, Cancers are known for being emotional, sentimental, and extremely loyal to their family and friends. They are naturally nurturing people who tend to take on the problems of others due to their very sympathetic nature. Though often portrayed as cuddly and sweet, Cancers can be very tenacious individuals and will fight back if you mess with their loved ones.

Though Mrs. S certainly contains multitudes, the archetype she most closely embodies is that of the fierce mama bear. Armed with nothing but a shotgun and righteous anger towards those who would dare threaten her family, Mrs. S proves herself a formable foe for those who seek to use and abuse the clones for their own purposes. Mrs. S exemplifies the two sides of a Cancer –- the caring and the vengeful -– and you do not want to mess with her.

Leo: Felix Dawkins

Felix (Jordan Gavaris) is Sarah's adoptive brother, and, along with Kira and Mrs. S, is one of the few people in the world she loves unconditionally. Like Sarah, Felix is a scrappy hustler who does what he has to in order to survive in the world. Unlike Sarah, however, he seems to have been able to cope slightly better with their circumstances, using humor, as well as his passion for art, as a way to give his life meaning.

Because of his warm, entertaining, and joyful presence, Felix is a Leo, which applies to those born between July 23 and August 22. Leos are symbolized by the lion, and, like their animal counterparts, love to think of themselves as the kings and queens of their domain. Those born under this sign are extravagant, dramatic, and love to entertain. Though they are often perceived as vain because of their desire for luxury, they can actually be quite generous and treat others with warmth and kindness.

Though Felix certainly fits the bill of a Leo because of his at times flamboyant and whimsical personality, he's also one of the most important people in Sarah's life. Though he has his own struggles to deal with, he often acts as the voice of reason for Sarah, whose initial impulses can't always be trusted. Like many Leos, Felix is creative and passionate, and his droll sense of humor brings much-needed light to an otherwise grim environment.

Virgo: Alison Hendrix

Applicable to those born between August 23 and September 22, the sign of Virgo is associated with the archetype of the analyst. Those born under this sign are often perfectionists who are constantly processing information and trying to come up with solutions. Virgos are also extremely hard working and love to get lost in the details. Because of these characteristics, they often become uptight because of how focused they are on achieving perfection.

It's pretty obvious who the Virgo in the "Orphan Black" universe is. Alison Hendrix, Donnie's wife and Sarah's clone sister, displays all the classic Virgo traits. She's obsessed with maintaining balance in her life and keeping up appearances in her suburban neighborhood. A soccer mom with an extremely well-stocked craft room, Alison exemplifies all the characteristics you would expect from a woman in her position — yet she's also much more than that.

Out of all the clones we meet in the series, Alison is probably the most perturbed about the whole clone conspiracy. It upsets the sense of normalcy she is trying so desperately to maintain. However, by the end of the series she finally learns to lighten up a little bit, coming to understand that her relationship with her family –- chosen and otherwise –- is more important than anything else. Perfection is overrated anyway.

Libra: Arthur 'Art' Bell

Art Bell (Kevin Hanchard) is a detective who was Beth Child's partner prior to (and technically after) her death. When Beth dies and Sarah takes her place, Art begins to suspect something is wrong and is unable to let his worries go. As the series goes on, we learn just how loyal Art was to Beth -– he was clearly in love with her –- and that he was willing to do anything to protect her. Like any good detective, Art cannot leave a mystery unsolved, and he is driven to find out the truth, no matter the consequences.

Art is a man who is very interested in justice and order, which is why he's a Libra. Born between September 23 and October 22, Libras are known as the diplomats of the zodiac. Represented by the scales, those born under this sign are keenly invested in equality and balance. They are cooperative individuals who hold their relationships with other people in very high regard and dislike conflict and disorder.

These qualities are certainly relevant to Art's job as a detective and to his relationship with Beth. Libras are known as both diplomats and lovers, and they find a lot of their self-worth in their relationships with other people. Though Art is committed to his job as a detective, he was arguably more committed to being there for Beth and helping her overcome (and thus conceal) her drug addiction. Art represents the very best qualities of a Libra, and it's clear that this is what made him such a great partner to Beth, and eventually to Sarah as well.

Scorpio: Delphine Cormier

Scorpios –- those born between October 23 and November 21 -– are often cast as the villains in a story, and that really isn't fair. Those born under this sign can come off as mysterious and enigmatic, and they often have a lot going on under the surface. Cunning and resourceful, Scorpios have the confidence and the intuition to get the things they want out of life. Known as alchemists, Scorpios have an intensity about them that might make others around them feel exposed –- they're very perceptive individuals, after all. But none of these qualities are particularly villainous on their surface.

Enter Delphine Cormier (Evelyne Brochu), an immunologist who is initially one of Dr. Leekie's research associates. Assigned to be Cosima's monitor in order to observe and study her, Delphine found herself falling in love with Cosima instead. After falling in love, Delphine's allegiance changed. She promised to protect Cosima and her sisters no matter what.

Though Delphine's motivations might not have always been clear -– Sarah was especially suspicious of Delphine -– she knew what she needed to do to save the sisters, and she didn't care what anyone else (even Cosima) thought. Like many Scorpios, Delphine keeps things close to the chest, becoming a leader at Dyad only to help destroy them in the end. Though Delphine's intentions seemed suspicious at times, we know by the end of the series that she used her brilliant mind to save Cosima and her sisters, and any implications of villainy could not be further from the truth.

Sagittarius: Cosima Niehaus

Cosima Niehaus is a classic Sagittarius, there's no way around it. Born between November 22 and December 21, Sagittarians are known as the philosophers of the zodiac. They love traveling (whether literally or metaphorically), and they are obsessed with seeking out the truth and gaining more knowledge. They tend to be rule-breakers, resisting regulations and social norms that don't fit them. Sagittarians are friendly, generous, idealistic, and restless in their desire to explore.

Cosima displays all of these Sagittarian traits to a tee. As a scientist, research and learning is her passion in life, and it's impossible for her to stop a project once she stops. While Delphine and her scientific mind are more reserved, Cosima lays it all out on the table –- her hopes, her fears, her passions. Cosima is clearly a bit eccentric, something Sagittarians are especially prone to being, and she doesn't care much about what others think of her. (Like Delphine, but in a very different way.)

She's excited by science and discovery, even as the implications of her findings become more and more personally damaging. The only thing that stops Cosima from her research is her illness, and even then she still does everything she can to uncover the truth.

Capricorn: Rachel Duncan

Rachel Duncan is unique among the clones because she is the only one of them (apart from Helena, in much different circumstances) who grew up aware of her situation. Unlike Sarah and the rest of her sisters, Rachel is pro-clone, working with the institution that created her in order to carry out their master plan of genetic evolution. For the most part, Rachel is cold-hearted, selfish, and manipulative. Because of her upbringing, she believes she is superior to the other clones, and certainly does not think of them as her sisters.

If you're a Capricorn – born between December 22 and January 19 – we're sorry, but we've had to cast you as Rachel Duncan. Known as the leaders of the zodiac, Capricorns are driven by duty, discipline, and control. They tend to repress any emotion that might get in the way of success, content to move through the world with as much self-control as possible. Because of their obsession with success, they can be unforgiving and uptight, something that certainly applies to Rachel.

Though she's generally a villainous character, she does occasionally have moments of humanity. When she learns that she was made barren by design, she kidnaps Kira and tries to raise her as her own. While this certainly isn't an admirable act, it at least reveals that she has some sense of humanity left in her. Plus, she does kind of make amends by helping to rescue Kira and working with Cosima near the end of the series. Nobody's perfect.

Aquarius: Aldous Leekie

Aldous Leekie (Matt Frewer) is the face of neolution and the fonder of the Dyad Institute. He's also one hundred percent a villain. Dr. Leekie is something of a "pop scientist." He's charming, compelling, and has a devoted group of followers who see him as something of a spiritual leader. Dr. Leekie believes in scientific progress above all else (even at the cost of human life), and this is what drives everything he does. He has no qualms about lying or manipulating people in order to further his master plan.

Born between January 20 and February 18, Aquarians are known as the humanitarians of the zodiac. They love pondering the bigger questions of humanity and the universe, something that aligns with their placement as cerebral air signs. They value individualism and personal freedom and are prone to becoming outcasts because of their progressive ideas. Eccentric and assertive, they are more interested in the intellectual side of things rather than the emotional.

The dichotomy that exists within many Aquarians is the notion that although they often consider ideas on a humanitarian level, they can find themselves disconnected from other human beings on a smaller scale. This is certainly true for Dr. Leekie who, though he has grand ideas for the future of the human race, doesn't seem to actually care about individual people all that much. Dr. Leekie represents the dark side of an Aquarius, those who are progressive at the expense of basic human decency.

Pisces: Kira Manning

While Kira Manning (Skyler Wexler) initially comes off as an unassuming young girl, we come to find out that is not actually the case. First, there's the fact that she's maybe a little bit psychic. She tells Mrs. S that she thinks something bad is about to happen moments before Sarah is arrested in Season 1. She's also much more intuitive than any of the adults around her –- when Alison comes to meet her dressed as Sarah, she immediately knows it's not Sarah. And, when she first meets Helena, she quickly surmises that Helena is not the monster the others believe her to be. Then there's the fact that Kira seems to have some sort of regenerative power and miraculously recovers after being hit by a car.

All in all, Kira's a pretty mystical young lady, which is why she's a Pisces. Born between February 19 and March 20, Pisces are the last sign of the zodiac and are said to encompass all that has come before. Because of this, Pisces often appear both childlike and wise at the same time. They are the most intuitive signs in the entire zodiac, and as such are the sign most likely to have psychic abilities. Empathetic, imaginative dreamers, Pisces love romance and fantasy.

Though we're not quite sure how she's special, it's very clear that Kira is not just an ordinary girl. She displays all of the characteristic traits of a Pisces, and, thankfully for her mother and aunts, is wise beyond her years.