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The Guardians Of The Galaxy Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

"Guardians of the Galaxy" may be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's funniest sub-franchise, but arguably, it's the one that's the most concerned with its characters' mental and emotional states. These characters each have a backstory that feels real and lived-in, and when we meet them, they have personalities that feel complex and fully developed. Yes, some of them are blue, purple, or green. Some don't even vaguely resemble humans. But from Star Lord to Thanos, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies — which are essentially about a chosen family of outlaw misfits — are far less concerned with right and wrong and much more concerned with how and why people think, feel, say, and do the things they do. After all, there's even a character who is a manifestation of the human ego

Though some might look to psychology to explain one's character traits, others might look to astrology (if only for fun). "Guardians of the Galaxy" literally takes place among the stars, and fittingly, there's a character for every constellation of the zodiac. These 12 heroes and villains of "Guardians of the Galaxy" all display the specific traits and tendencies of the signs of the zodiac with such accuracy, one might wonder if Marvel consulted the cosmos before production began. 

Aries: Star-Lord

Aries (March 21-April 19) is the first star sign of the zodiac and is represented by the ram. It's a fitting symbol, since these people tend to tackle life headfirst. Aries are known for being confident, courageous, and full of seemingly endless reserves of energy and optimism. These traits make them well-suited for leadership, and most Aries will eagerly seek out the role of team leader whenever it's available. 

However, it's not always smooth sailing with an Aries in the captain's chair. These natural-born doers often do things without thinking them through. It's not just that they can be impulsive; because of their natural drive, they can also come off as aggressive. When situations don't work out for the best (as they tend to assume they will), Aries can get temperamental. That could be because they have so much passion for their loved ones and don't want to let them down. 

Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord is such an Aries, he took on a cosmic noble title. For the most part, the Guardians of the Galaxy do accept him as their leader, although it's telling that Star-Lord feels so threatened once Thor comes aboard the Milano and challenges that leadership position (a big no-no for an Aries). Even though he goes ahead with plans before they're fully formed, Star-Lord does excel at rallying his troops against dire odds, as he does at the end of "Guardians of the Galaxy" when the newly formed group of outlaws is pursued by Ronan as well as the Nova Corps. But he's also prone to making stupid mistakes and taking extreme risks (i.e. playing with the orb as if it's a baseball), and his overconfidence occasionally gets his friends and allies into rather than out of trouble. His relentless positivity and energy keep him going, whether he's squaring off against Thanos or flirting with Gamora, all of which makes him the ultimate Aries. 

Taurus: Groot

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) is an earth sign, and Taureans are known for being — above all else — grounded. They're loyal, dependable, and stable, which can make them ideal life partners or employees. These team players are content to do (or say) the same thing over and over again if necessary. They like routine, predictability, and working toward towards a common goal. They also appreciate the finer things in life, like the beauty of nature, gourmet food, and good music. Deep down, Tauruses are romantics. 

However, that quiet devotion comes with a caveat: Tauruses can be codependent or self-destructive if they commit themselves too entirely to a relationship or a cause. They're often too stubborn to change course and too sensitive to handle criticism. It may be hard for a Taurus to let go, but when push comes to shove, they're usually able to balance out their romantic side with their practical side and come to a more considered conclusion. 

Groot (at least in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) exemplifies a Taurus, and not just because he's so grounded that he's made up of actual roots. He's unquestionably the stabilizing force of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He has a longstanding relationship with Rocket that's more supportive and complex than anyone could reasonably expect to exist between a tree and a raccoon. While other Guardians are making mayhem, Groot is more likely to produce a flower for a child or dazzle everyone with a sky full of glowing spores. He proves his undying loyalty when he utters the phrase, "We are Groot," and saves everyone's lives. Even in baby or teenage Groot form, he's a classic Taurus: a little stubborn and indulgent, but always lovable. 

Gemini: The Collector

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) is the zodiac sign symbolized by twins. That doesn't necessarily mean that Geminis have split personalities; it just means they're incredibly adaptable. They're able to (and, indeed, thrive off of) being able to see things from many different sides. This makes them top-notch thinkers and communicators. Air signs like Geminis are generally more intellectual than emotional, and Geminis in particular rely on their wits. They're open-minded, fascinating to be around, and curious about the world around them. They enjoy expressing themselves through creative endeavors, and they're apt to collect things that spark their interest. In fact, if a Gemini could collect all of eternity's knowledge, they'd probably try.

Because they're so stimulated by new people, places, experiences, and ideas, Geminis fear loneliness, boredom, and irrelevance most of all. Geminis can seem restless, as they're often seeking something out to give their lives purpose. This endless quest for meaning, combined with the feeling that time is running out, can prevent them from making lasting connections with other people. 

Taneleer Tivan (more commonly known as The Collector) is the quintessential Gemini. He practically worships knowledge. He knows just about everything about every corner of the universe, and he's spent his life hunting down some its rarest, most valuable, and most powerful objects (not to mention beings). His home base is his museum on Knowhere (or it was, until it was destroyed by an infinity stone), but he travels through space and time to acquire his prizes. He heads the criminal enterprise, the Tivan Group, which keeps him in the company of some questionable characters and keeps him from getting too close to anybody, which is perfect for this Gemini.  

Cancer: Gamora

Cancers (June 21 – July 22) can be hard to read. Their celestial counterpart, the crab, perfectly describes their personalities: an almost impenetrable hard outer shell, but once you get to the inside, it's all ooey-gooey. 

At their core, Cancers are fierce defenders of their families and homes. Though they generally prefer to avoid conflict, this trait can lead them to take on foes much bigger than themselves. They're sympathetic to the struggles of others, but they don't trust easily and so, are known for keeping their cards close to their chests. This way of thinking can sometimes make Cancers feel like it's them against the world. Once you get to know a Cancer though, you discover how much more they give than they expect to receive. 

This description fits Gamora like a glove. The adopted daughter of Thanos has a bit of a complicated relationship with the concepts of home and family. Both her home world and mother were destroyed by the Mad Titan, which created some trust issues (to say the least) that bled into her dynamic with her sister, Nebula, and beyond. On the surface, Gamora is a little standoffish. She is initially thorny with the rest of the Guardians, and she remains distant from Star-Lord, even though it's obvious she is attracted to him. Still, in anyone's hour of need, Gamora will be there. She's a selfless warrior for peace, though her own peace sometimes alludes her. 

Leo: Rocket Raccoon

Leos (July 23 – August 22), famously represented by the lion, often view themselves as alphas. These big personalities can charm and annoy those around them in equal measure. At their best, Leos are known for their bravery, sense of humor, and warmth of spirit. You'd be lucky to have a Leo next to you on the battlefield or at a party. They like luxury, a good time, and the chance to show off their many skills, but their dignity is what's most important to them at the end of the day. 

Just as lions only spring into action now and then, Leos are only at their king-of-the-jungle best when the need arises. They usually conserve energy by doing what they want, when they want. Leos can be lazy, difficult, and so selfish they completely forget about the needs of the rest of the group. Like a pet, they require a lot of attention, and like a child, they can have a tough time facing reality if it differs from their fantastical version of events that better suits their own narrative. This obsession with their own self-worth and image can make them vulnerable to ridicule.

Rocket Raccoon might not be an actual lion — or an actual raccoon for that matter — but when it comes to being a Leo, the crown fits. Everyone's favorite cybernetic, anthropomorphic Guardian has an adorably inflated sense of self. He's willing to play second fiddle to Star-Lord, as long as he gets to pretend that he's constantly challenging his dominance. But his pride is seriously wounded in "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2" when he's left behind to guard Nebula. His sharp-tongued one-liners are a defense mechanism; what Rocket really wants is everyone's respect, which is all any Leo really wants. 

Virgo: Nebula

In mythology, the constellation of Virgo (August 23 – September 22) is the representation of Astraea, a goddess determined to seek goodness in humanity, who is forever disappointed. Not surprisingly, people born under this sign are often in conflict with themselves. They think that they can control the chaos of existence by being highly reasonable, practical, perceptive, and organized. They believe in merit, and they hope that if they're pure-hearted and hardworking enough, they'll be properly rewarded. 

But, since that's not always how the world works, Virgos are frequently left frustrated by unfairness, injustice, and sometimes the simple randomness of life. Over the long term, they can turn inward and become withdrawn, anxious, or even antagonistic. A Virgo's character is of the utmost importance to them, so much so that they might reject their own dreams and desires if they don't seem logical. 

Nebula embodies the tormented soul of the goddess Astraea of the Virgo constellation. Despite Nebula's horrific upbringing, she's always trying to formulate a moral code to guide her through the universe. Though Thanos raised both her and Gamora to be ruthless assassins, he favored Gamora and left her mostly emotionally and physically intact. Meanwhile, Nebula is a cyborg, who has had to endure complete mental and physical undoing at her father's behest, and that trauma has seriously warped her sense of right and wrong. Sometimes her confused sense of justice and survival instincts lead her astray, but as the MCU's timeline moves forward, it seems as though she's channeling that Virgo sense of character and morality to become a force for good. She helps defeat Ego, reveals the location of Thanos' garden, saves Tony Stark, and she even kills her past self to spare Gamora when she travels back in time in "Avengers: Endgame."  

Libra: Meredith Quill

Libras (September 23 – October 22) can make great friends and lovers. Symbolized by the scales, people born under this sign are always looking to achieve balance in their lives or to provide such balance for others. Libras are intellectual and spiritual, drawn to other people and to the concept of a higher power. They're friendly and easy to get along with since they usually don't judge, but rather accept others for who they are. Most of all, they're happiest when they're in a relationship. 

However, precisely because they're so ride-or-die, they can lose themselves in their partners. They have a tendency to mirror their significant other's personality, which can cause them to become a supporting player in their own life story. Though they see the good in everyone else, Libras can be insecure. 

Meredith Quill, Peter's mother, was a source of light and love in his life until she died of brain cancer when he was eight. In "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2," Peter discovers the truth of his parentage: his mother and Ego had a brief but passionate affair, which resulted in his birth. When Meredith meets Ego, she knows that Ego isn't just some earthly hunk: She refers to him as an angel, and she calls Peter her "little Star-Lord." Unfortunately, the Libra Meredith can't take off her rose-colored glasses to see the half-god Ego for what he really is. It's Ego, who purposefully implants the tumor in Meredith's brain because he's falling in love with her, and that complicates his plan grow his own power by spreading his cosmic seed throughout the galaxy.

Scorpio: Thanos

In Greek mythology, the goddess Gaia sends Scorpius to slay Orion, a hunter who threatens to upset the fragile balance of the world by preying upon every last one of its creatures. In other words, the namesake of this zodiac sign thought himself a just killer. 

Scorpios (October 23 – November 21) can be intimidating. Like Aries and Leos, Scorpios are natural-born leaders. But Scorpios are calmer under pressure because they don't worry about what others think of them. They're much more deliberate, dispassionate, and determined. They like research and raw numbers. They tend to believe that they act in the interest of truth and righteousness, even if they're willing to bend rules and break taboos to do so. Although ironically, Scorpios themselves are known to be secretive. That's because they can come to believe that they alone truly understand the universe and are thus deserving of power. 

There's no better mascot for a Scorpio than Thanos, who became the MCU's apex villain, but who never saw himself that way. The Mad Titan wasn't always mad with power. In his youth, he lived on the planet Titan, which was once a paradise but soon turned into an overpopulated wasteland without enough resources to sustain a decent quality of life. His grand theory — that indiscriminately wiping out half of the population now and then could actually save the planet — got him exiled for radicalism. Thanos was right about the future of Titan, even if his idea of what to do about it is a bit intense (to say the least). Like a typical Scorpio, Thanos works tirelessly and systematically to achieve his goal of tracking down the Infinity Stones and snapping away half of existence, and dies believing that he set the world on a better path. 

Sagittarius: Yondu

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) are the misunderstood clowns of the zodiac. They're clever and funny, have a real knack for conversation, and enjoy philosophizing. But they'll also say anything that comes to mind without censoring themselves and so, they can come off as tactless. People born under this sun sign are social but independent. They're extroverts who like to be on the go and constantly experience new things. They value their freedom above all else, and fear being hemmed in by relationships and responsibilities. 

However, that's not because a Sagittarius is selfish or unfeeling. They simply have short attention spans and boundless interests, and they can't help but live according to their whims. Sagittariuses make great teachers and healers, and they're happy to have people they like as their co-pilot, so long as they don't get too clingy. 

Yondu behaves exactly as one would expect a Sagittarius would in his guardianship of Peter Quill. He promises that he will deliver the boy to his father, Ego, but then he listens to his own intuition and keeps the boy as a member of his own crew of Ravagers instead. Yondu teaches Peter everything he knows. He helps him move on from the loss of his mother, and he tries his best to prepare Peter to face an adulthood in space that will be much different and more dangerous than his childhood on Earth. Few can match Yondu's zest for life. In the end, he makes the ultimate sacrifice for the boy he raised as his own son, and he does it Sagittarius-style: with one of the MCU's best jokes and a wry smile. 

Capricorn: Ego

Capricorns (December 22 – January 19) are all about ambition. These overachievers simply don't see limits, and because they're so capable and disciplined, Capricorns don't run into many of them. People born under this sign are extremely goal-oriented, and they have the focus and follow-through to make those goals a reality. Though they're willing to do just about anything to come out on top, Capricorns don't feel the need to brag about it. Still, they appreciate positive feedback. They tend to measure themselves in terms of tangible achievements and accolades, and they gravitate toward people who share their high standards. 

But because Capricorns expect so much of themselves, they can expect too much of others, and they can be cold to those who — in their opinion — don't measure up. In a relationship with a Capricorn, it's their way or the highway. They aren't likely to compromise or to try to see things from the other person's point of view. And if you get in the way of a Capricorn's plan, watch out. 

Ego isn't a person, per se, or even a humanoid alien species: He's an extraordinarily powerful living planet, who only moonlights as a Kurt Russell lookalike on occasion. It's probably unreasonable to expect him to operate according to the same code of ethics that dictates human behavior. Nevertheless, with his singularly focused quest to remake the universe in his own image, Ego leaves a lot of innocent victims in his wake. In true Capricorn fashion, Ego is determined to accomplish his goal at all costs. So, he sires somewhere between thousands and millions of children, and then he disposes of all of them when it becomes apparent that they didn't inherit his Celestial DNA. Though he loves Meredith and Peter winds up being the son he'd been hoping for all along, ultimately, they are disposable to Ego, too. 

Aquarius: Drax

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) is the quirky corner of the zodiac. It's an air sign represented by the water bearer, which is a good metaphor for the Aquarian's personality. They've got inner depths, but their heads are in the clouds, so they can't always express themselves accurately. Aquarians can present as shy or aloof at first; only once they feel comfortable around someone do they begin to open up, at which point it might be hard to get them to stop sharing every thought and feeling. They alternate between quiet serenity and enthusiastic bursts of energy.

These folks are out-of-the-box thinkers, which means they often don't harbor prejudices, and are usually found fighting on the right side, as they can see the inner workings of systems and injustices. Aquarians can make excellent friends or lovers, as once they commit, they're usually committed for life. They're not possessive, and they seek out partners with whom they have a total — i.e. intellectual, emotional, and physical — bond. But, because they're introverts, they also need ample alone time to recharge their batteries. 

Drax the Destroyer, at least as portrayed in the MCU, is a gentle giant, who only resorts to violence when there's just cause to do so. When we meet him, he's on a mission to make Thanos pay for the murder of his beloved family, and the enormity of his grief is palpable. It takes him awhile to find his place among the Guardians of the Galaxy, in part because he thinks and speaks a little differently. In fact, Drax has become a hero of the autism community, even though the character has never been officially labeled as being on the autism spectrum. Though he may come off as naïve and simplistic, Drax provides the team with a unique perspective, which reads as an Aquarius through and through.

Pisces: Mantis

Pisces (February 19 – March 20) is the fish of the zodiac and is the sign most associated with empathy and psychic power. These people have superior emotional intelligence, and sometimes that means they take on responsibility for the happiness and well-being of others. You can't fool a Pisces, since they usually pick up on the energy in the room. Some can even sense things before they happen. And – because of their gentle, caring nature — they have an uncanny ability to make people feel better.

However, because Pisces feel so much and are so sensitive, they're easily overwhelmed by everyday life. Pisces tend to retain memories, especially painful ones, and they can become haunted by the past. Because they possess such strong intuition and can foresee every possible outcome, their minds can drift toward worst case scenarios, and they can get stuck in negative thought patterns. Pisces require partners who will treat them carefully because sometimes, they just need someone to make them feel better. After all, these are old souls, so don't be careless with them.

Mantis might have more in common with a bug than a fish physically speaking, but she's still a model Pisces. She's such a gifted empath that Ego uses her to cleanse himself of his guilt-ridden thoughts each day, just so that he can sleep. Mantis instantly detects the sexual tension between Star-Lord and Gamora, to their joint humiliation. She quickly forms a friendship with Drax, as she can understand him in a way that he's rarely been understood before. Drax respects her boundaries and tells her jokes to lighten her mood, which is something she hadn't previously experienced. Though she's not able to defeat Thanos, she is able to subdue him and feel that he's in mourning, all of which are the types of powers that only a Pisces could have.