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The Doctor Who Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

"Doctor Who," the classic British sci-fi television series, has been a consistent TV staple for decades (aside from one notable hiatus in the 1990s and early 2000s). In that time, over a dozen Doctors have explored space and time, meeting numerous friends and companions and defeating an endless stream of cosmic threats and villains along the way. The Doctor is always the Doctor, of course, but being a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey gives them the ability to regenerate into a new form whenever they're critically injured. From a TV perspective, this enables the long-running show to repeatedly change its lead and renew its style and tone to keep up with the times.

With its own complex, quasi-mystical mythological built up around space and time, "Doctor Who" pairs pretty well with astrology. You could even make a whole zodiac calendar comprised solely of the different Doctors. For this list, though, we've looked at all the characters who've appeared on the series since the 2005 revival and mapped 12 of them to the different signs of the zodiac. Yes, that also means limiting the Doctor to just one sign, but you have to do what you have to do. So let's get to it, or as the Tenth Doctor would say, Allons-y!

Aries — Amy Pond

Aries is the sign of the ram, and it's also the sign of running directly toward a challenge — of seeking out adventure and leaping before you look. Born between March 21 and April 19, Aries folks tend to be self-assured, energetic, and goal-oriented. They may be difficult to frighten, but they can sometimes be quick to anger. Because Aries are always confident that they're on the right path, running into obstacles can seem like a personal affront to them, and they'll often react accordingly. When an Aries gets going on something, it's best to stay out of their way and let them cook.

Amy Pond, the first companion of the Eleventh Doctor, is an Aries through and through. Every companion has a sense of adventure (it's necessary to travel with the Doctor), but Amy stands out as the most irrepressible; the one with the most swagger. She's confident in her own attractiveness — even known to flirt with herself in the odd time-paradox — but she's equally confident in her ability to solve mysteries and defeat bad guys. Nothing really scares her except Weeping Angels and being left alone, and she's faced both of those fears when need be. Like most Aries, she has a bit of a temper. But at the end of the day, she's a good person, and one the Doctor is always grateful to have on his side.

Taurus — Clara Oswald

Taurus is the sign of the bull, and those born under it are known for their patience, devotion, and reliability. Born between April 20 and May 20, Tauruses tend to have a practical, down-to-earth perspective on the world, which gives them a grounded sensibility on most matters. A Taurus often appears calm when surrounded by chaos, but that's probably because they already have a plan to restore order, and they're focused on seeing it through. They employ these skills not just for themselves, but for the people they care about, for a Taurus is nothing if not loyal and devoted. On the other hand, if others change their plans unexpectedly or create obstacles, they may also face the frustration and anger of Taurus.

Clara Oswald, the final companion of the Eleventh Doctor and the first companion of the Twelfth, is very much a Taurus. Unlike some companions who rush ahead of the Doctor, Clara sometimes seems to be a step behind. That's not because she's scared, but rather because she's taking the time to contemplate and understand the implications of whatever complex situation they're in. The Doctor occasionally accuses her of being a control freak, and under the influence of a truth field she even admits it herself. However, she still makes a great companion because she's loyal, thoughtful, and reliable. In fact, her devotion to the Doctor is so great that she leaps into the timestream, creating countless splinters of herself to help save the Doctor's life.

Gemini — Rose Tyler

Gemini is the sign of the Twins, which hints at the dual nature within each Gemini. Born between May 21 and June 20, Geminis are curious and affectionate, and they love few things more than socializing and communicating. They enjoy the company of most people they encounter, but they also want to learn whatever new things those people can teach them. On the other hand, you might find the same Gemini in a particularly serious mood, keeping their distance from others as they contemplate whatever's troubling them. Sharp and quick-witted, Geminis tend to be particularly good at adjusting to change, but they can also be unpredictable and have a hard time committing to both actions and people.

Rose Tyler, the first companion of both the Ninth and Tenth Doctors, is every inch a Gemini. She enjoys her adventures with the Doctor, but what she really seems to love is meeting all the strange people and creatures along the way — learning and experiencing all that space and time have to offer. At times, the existential aspects of time travel do trouble her a bit, and she's known to wander off and become a bit sullen in these moments. But, like all Geminis, she soon swings back to her usual enthusiastic self. When the Doctor first asks her to travel with him, she actually says no, choosing her simple life in London with her mom and boyfriend instead. Offered a second chance a moment later, however, she realizes it's exactly what she wants to do.

Cancer — Donna Noble

Cancer is the sign of the crab, and the tenacious and fiercely loyal folks born under it sometimes seem to hold onto things with a claw-like grip. Born between June 21 and July 22, Cancers are both highly emotional and guarded about letting others see those emotions. In fact, their loyalty to friends and family often grows out of the bond they form by actually letting someone know what they're feeling. In their worst moments, a Cancer can be insecure about themselves and suspicious of others, losing themselves in the fear that they're unworthy of love. Anyone who's experienced the loyalty and emotional support a Cancer offers, however, knows just how lovable they can be. They also tend to be highly imaginative and clever, so they have a lot to offer the world and their loved ones.

Donna Noble, one of the most memorable of the Tenth Doctor's companions, displays all the key traits of a Cancer. She hides her feelings underneath a prickly sarcastic facade, which softens as she spends more time traveling with the Doctor. She can be a bit insecure, repeatedly referring to herself as "only a temp," but she's actually remarkably clever (even "brilliant," as the Doctor calls her). With the diverse skills and knowledge she's gained from many temporary jobs, Donna is able to figure things out that baffle others — even the Doctor at times. The Doctor calls her his best friend, and when you see how loyal she is to him, and how fiercely they defend each other, it's easy to understand why.

Leo — The Doctor

Leo is the sign of the lion, and each Leo is like a king of their own realm. Born between July 23 and August 22, Leos are creative and passionate, not to mention natural-born leaders. They inspire loyalty in others not just by being supremely confident and self-assured (although they are), but also by offering loyalty in return. Generous, funny, and fun to be around, Leos are great at making friends with just about anybody they encounter. On the other hand, they often have a sense of their own greatness that can make them quite arrogant. Additionally, they can be quite stubborn at times — refusing to believe there might be a better way of doing things than theirs.

While it's true that the Doctor has had many personas, they always have the same basic personality at heart, and that personality embodies the traits of a Leo. As all of their companions can attest, the Doctor isn't just someone you want to hang out and share adventures with, but someone you may find yourself following into battle. They're fiercely loyal to every one of their companions, but they never doubt that they're the one in charge. The Doctor bears the weight of being a legendary cosmic hero, but they don't have much doubt that it's what they're meant to be. At the same time, they don't usually take themselves too seriously, and they can find the humor in just about any situation.

Virgo — Yasmin Khan

Virgo is the sign of the virgin, and many who bear the sign are more comfortable doing their jobs than socializing with others. Born between August 23 and September 22, Virgos are hardworking, loyal, and quite organized. Their feelings often run deep, but you'd never know it from their guarded demeanor. A Virgo trusts information, analysis, and things that can be weighed and measured, unlike the workings of the heart. That doesn't make them cold or unfeeling, however. Those who take the time to get to know a Virgo will find a kind, caring, and deeply loyal friend beneath their all-business persona.

Yasmin Khan, companion of the Thirteenth Doctor, definitely seems like a Virgo. She's a police officer by training, but not the aggressive sort. In fact, she excels at diplomacy and negotiation, and she has a wide base of knowledge that aids her in solving mysteries and figuring out people's inner workings. She's not always confident in her own abilities, but those around her are always impressed with her skills and intelligence. Prior to meeting the Doctor, Yasmin doesn't have much of a life outside of her job, and she never finds time for personal relationships. She forms a close bond with the Doctor, however, and even develops romantic feelings for them. Those feelings may not exactly be reciprocated (the Doctor's relationships with humans are always complicated), but it's clear the Time Lord finds Yasmin to be a worthy and beloved companion with whom they'd love to keep traveling.

Libra — Mickey Smith

Libra is the sign of the scales, so it's no surprise that Libras often seek balance and harmony. Born between September 23 and October 22, Libra folks are often fair-minded and diplomatic, but at times they can also wallow in self-pity and carry a grudge against anyone they feel slighted by. They're social by nature, but they don't like direct confrontation, and they especially detest violence. However, they do have an internal sense of justice and will do what they must to right wrongs and resist conformity.

When Mickey Smith first appears in "Doctor Who," he embodies the worst traits of a Libra. He's insecure about his relationship with his girlfriend Rose, and he blames the Doctor for taking her away (despite the fact that she chooses to leave). He's still angry about it when they return months later, and he never really forgives the Ninth Doctor until he regenerates into the Tenth. Over time, however, Mickey proves himself a hero in his own right. He stays on an alternate Earth to fight the Cybermen — who want to convert every human into identical drones — and later gains notoriety as an independent alien fighter.

Scorpio — River Song

Scorpio is the sign of the scorpion, and some people born under it are just as dangerous as that particular creature. Born between October 23 and November 21, Scorpios tend to be brave, passionate, resourceful, and so determined to leave a mark upon the world that they'll face down any obstacle along the way. A Scorpio is someone you want on your side — not just because they can be a true friend and powerful ally, but because they can be a fierce enemy to anyone in their way. The passions of a Scorpio often run hot, and they can even boil over into actual violence if they don't keep a tight hold over themselves.

River Song, a time-traveler in her own right who marries the Doctor during his Eleventh incarnation, displays many Scorpio traits. She's basically fearless and endlessly resourceful — an archaeologist who traverses space and time in the pursuit of both truth and adventure. She was raised by a cult to murder the Doctor, but she resists when given the opportunity, deciding that they're "worth it" and saving their life instead. That doesn't mean she's not capable of violence. In fact, it's far more within her nature than the Doctor's. However, she manages to keep herself more or less on the side of good over the course of her long life. Her relationship with the Doctor is intense and passionate, and she turns out to be one of his most loyal and indispensable allies.

Sagittarius — Captain Jack Harkness

Sagittarius is the sign of the hunter, and indeed many Sagittarius folks seem to spend their lives traveling in search of something, even if they don't know what. Born between November 22 and December 21, those who bear Sagittarius often experience life as a journey, moving from place to place and experience to experience in an effort to understand the world around them. They're idealistic, generous, and may be known for their sense of humor. On the other hand, their mouth can get them in trouble, as they can be honest to a fault. They can also be impatient and don't like being restrained, valuing freedom above all else.

Captain Jack Harkness, leader of Torchwood and recurring ally of the Doctor, is the ultimate Sagittarius. He first shows up as a time-traveling conman from the 51st Century, bouncing around the timestream in search of adventure and enjoying encounters with beautiful people of any gender, including aliens and robots. He accidentally becomes immortal and lives a more linear life on Earth across the entire Twentieth Century, but he continues to explore the world around him in search of unique experiences. His immortality is sometimes a curse — he literally can't die, even if he wants to — but he maintains a sense of humor and an enthusiasm for the world around him.

Capricorn — The Master

Capricorn is the sign of the goat, which of course is also an animal associated with the Devil. Born between December 22 and January 19, Capricorns can be great leaders, but they can also be rather condescending and unforgiving of others' flaws. They're responsible and practical by nature and often formulate methodical long-term plans that enable them to accomplish ambitious goals. A Capricorn is often certain they know the best way to do everything, and they may be unwilling to put up with anyone who questions their methods.

With apologies to any readers who share the sign, the most Capricorn character in "Doctor Who" is the Doctor's greatest villain, the Master. A rogue Time Lord who's hellbent on conquest and willing to join forces with the most despicable creatures in the universe, the Master is as sure as anyone's ever been that they should be in charge — not just of one planet, but of every planet, in every time. They're known for time-spanning schemes that are so well-thought-out that even the Doctor often doesn't realize what's going on until it's almost too late. Whereas the Doctor exists to help, the Master exists to take over, and woe betide anyone who stands in their way.

Aquarius — Martha Jones

Aquarius is the sign of the water-bearer, and those born under it bring to the table a unique mix of intellect and compassion. Born between January 20 and February 18, an Aquarius often stands out from the crowd, frequently viewing their own uniqueness as an advantage. An Aquarius enjoys having a cause and feeling free to pursue it, but they also make space for having a good time with their friends, which for them often means deep conversation. They care immensely for their loved ones but may have a hard time expressing their feelings, not wanting to give others the chance to let them down.

Martha Jones, a companion of the Tenth Doctor, has unmistakable Aquarius vibes. She first appears as a medical student, putting her considerable intelligence to work in the service of care and compassion. When she begins traveling with the Doctor, she soon proves herself to be more exceptional than even she imagined, standing out from the crowd (in a good way) in any place and time. When the Master takes over the world and holds the Doctor hostage, it falls to Martha to travel and spread the Doctor's story, enabling them to regain their power and set the timeline right. After that, Martha finally confesses her love to the Doctor — something she had avoided doing for a long time. She then chooses to leave them behind in the pursuit of doing more good in the world, but she remains a staunch ally whenever the Doctor needs one.

Pisces — Rory Williams

Pisces is the sign of the fish and of those ruled by emotion and intuition. Born between February 19 and March 20, Pisces are usually compassionate and gentle toward others, although sometimes their own emotions can seem overwhelming. Some Pisces can be melancholy and afraid of the world, but their love of humanity and intolerance for cruelty will generally lead them to take action when it's most needed. They make great friends and partners, but they may have a hard time being alone. They're quick to trust and incredibly loyal, even to the extent of martyring themselves if they deem it necessary.

Rory Williams, companion of the Eleventh Doctor and true love of Amy Pond, could not be more of a Pisces. A nurse who later continues his schooling and becomes a doctor, Rory's life is defined both by his compassion for others and his love for Amy. He sacrifices his life for her more than once, but thanks to the flexibility of the timeline, he manages to return to her each time (except for the last). Rory also builds a caring friendship with the Doctor and is quite close with his own father as well. The character of Rory shows that there's a place in these adventure stories for a man who's ruled by his feelings and compassion for others, which is exactly the sort of lesson "Doctor Who" exists to teach.