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The AHS: Cult Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The seventh season of Ryan Murphy's hit anthology series "American Horror Story" explored the very real fears and anxieties shared by many Americans during the weeks following the 2016 presidential election. "American Horror Story: Cult" follows a group of people ruled by fear, people who are willing to target innocent victims if it means being able to reshape the world in their image. It wasn't the most successful season of the show in terms of critical reaction (only "Hotel" has a worse score on Rotten Tomatoes), but it introduced some fascinating and memorable characters to the "American Horror Story" canon.

By rooting Season 7 in the conversations of the day, Murphy made the series feel more real and closer to home than ever before. He took a deep dive into the uncertainties shared by every citizen, regardless of their political affiliation. This means viewers may have found themselves connecting with the characters more than in previous seasons. But which "Cult" character are you, based on your zodiac sign? Read on to find out.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Beverly

Individuals born under the sign of Aries tend to be leaders. As Women's Health points out, Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and therefore it is only natural that they would lead the pack. As an Aires, you might find yourself suddenly deciding you want something so badly you'd do anything to get it. That can be a good thing in the right circumstances, but it can also be twisted and used for nefarious purposes. Your willingness to dive into things can ensure you get what you want, but it might mean hurting someone else in the process — as is the case with local reporter Beverly Hope (Adina Porter) in "American Horror Story: Cult."

Kai might seem like the natural choice for Aries since he's the one leading the cult. However, Beverly's urge to escape the shadow of her boss and make a name for herself gives her that unstoppable Aries determination. Kai turns her will to succeed into a weapon, but she is perfectly aware of this. She's not just another member of the cul, she's a typical Aries capable of achieving her goals regardless of who stands in her way.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Ivy

If you're a Taurus, chances are you're very stable. The people you love can count on you to be there for them, regardless of the time of day or situation. You're likely grounded in the here and now with a logical view of the world around you, and you're probably a very good saver — Taureans love preparing for the future. As wonderfully dependable as you are, there's still a chance that difficult circumstances could see you making irrational, damaging decisions. That is exactly what happens to Ivy Mayfair-Richards (Alison Pill).

Ivy appears to be the perfect spouse to Sarah Paulson's Ally character. When Ally is grappling with her devastating phobias, Ivy is at her side, making sure she doesn't get too consumed by them. She's the one keeping their business afloat and making sure their son is taken care of. That loyalty shatters when she discovers that her wife did not vote as she did during the 2016 presidential election, the result of which devastated her. The news breaks Ivy, and she throws every ounce of her Taurean commitment into planning her revenge.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Rudy

Represented by the twins, a common trait among people born under Gemini is a dual nature. This doesn't necessarily mean being kind to someone's face only to stab them in the back later, but it can manifest in unpredictable ways. Geminis are also considered to be intelligent, adaptable, well-spoken, and curious. These are all positive traits that make it easy to like Geminis, who are easy to talk to and very good at dealing with change. When you think about it, Ally's therapist Dr. Rudy Vincent (Cheyenne Jackson) ticks all the Gemini boxes.

While he seems genuinely interested in helping Ally cope with her phobias, there's something ominous about Vincent to begin with. He steps over the line just enough to make us suspicious but not far enough to reveal his true motives. When it's revealed that he is in fact Kai's older brother, it seems the story is setting him up to be the secret villain. This is only compounded when he comes up with a plan to hide the corpses of their parents to keep their deaths a secret. However, he only did those things to protect himself and his siblings. It turns out he really is a decent person, but the fact that we doubted him (plus his demeanor and quick-thinking) proves he has the unpredictable nature of a Gemini.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Ally

According to Women's Health, astrologer Narayana Montúfar said, "Being a Cancer means being emotional, creative, intuitive, and very attuned to the rhythms of the moon." The fact that cancers are known to be emotional and intuitive comes up a lot in the magazine's detailed rundown of this cardinal water sign. For instance, the same article says that the emotions of cancer are "in flux" and that they tend to get "moody." However, they can also be resilient. If anyone in this particular season of "American Horror Story" is both moody and resilient, it has to be Ally Mayfair-Richards.

Played by Sarah Paulson, Ally suffers from terrible phobias. One of the first times we see Ally is when her clown phobia kicks in, and the terror is debilitating. It happens throughout the series as the cult torments her with demented clowns, carrying out horrific acts of violence. She's hanging on by a thread as the people around her basically accuse her of being crazy, but she knows something terrible is going on. She gets creative after spending time in hospital, coming up with a way to get revenge on her wife and the rest of the goons in her cult. No matter how hard they try, no one is able to break her.

Leo (July 23 – August 22): Kai

For this entry, we won't be discussing the positive aspects of the Leo sign (and there are plenty) because they are irrelevant when talking about this character. Instead, our focus will be on the weaknesses associated with Leo and how anything positive about them gets thrown out of the window when fear and anger come into play. Leos are prone to arrogance and stubbornness. That is absolutely true when talking about cult leader Kai Anderson (Evan Peters). He's got the creativity and passion of a Leo, but he uses those traits in the worst ways possible.

While his sister becomes disenfranchised by the election results, he is empowered. He sees the fear engulfing the country and uses it to his advantage. Manipulating misguided citizens, he appeals to their base instincts and uses them as a tool to carry out his evil bidding. His passion is for world domination. His creativity manifests in the various ways he dominates his followers. His inflexibility and self-centeredness — more Leo giveaways — are clear for all to see.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Bob

If you're a Virgo, you're probably great at making decisions and being exact in your approach to tasks. This is because Virgos are a generally orderly and reliable bunch. Since this is a horror series we're talking about, most positive qualities are corrupted, transforming them into negative traits, as is the case with Bob Thompson. He's very practical, but he's also an awful guy who cruelly harasses his colleagues. There's no getting around the fact that he's bad, but Virgos are usually a mixed bag (they are often both loyal and critical in equal measure), and Thompson is no exception.

While Thompson is undeniably terrible, he doesn't allow Beverly to run a sensationalized news story because all it would do is create panic and harm the victim's parents. When the cult shows up to kill him, he's worried about the lover he has hidden away in his attic. He's clearly not 100% evil, though he's definitely 100% Virgo, right down to the part about cleanliness. Virgos love keeping things neat and tidy, and, as a news anchor, so does Thompson. He dresses smartly, takes care of himself, and his house is immaculate.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Meadow

The strengths and weaknesses associated with the Libra sign look like a character breakdown created by "American Horror Story: Cult" writers to explain how Meadow Wilton (Leslie Grossman) operates. The social butterfly of the zodiac, Libras are known to be cooperative, diplomatic, and gracious. On the flip side, they can also be indecisive and prone to self pity. They hate confrontations, but they love to carry a grudge.

Meadow has been in love with her husband since they were at school. The problem is, he's gay. The only reason they got married is because of a pact they made when they were teenagers. While she's happy to spend her life with him, he's really not thrilled about it. She allows him to have a fling once a month, leaving her lonely and unfulfilled. Instead of bringing this up, she just deals with it. She rarely starts fights with anyone (unless social issues come up) and tends to cooperate with everyone around her. However, as viewers know, all that repression erupts in a violent rampage. She tried to be a diplomatic Libra and avoid confrontation, but she gave into the darker side of her sign, developing a grudge that would consume her.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Harrison

You don't want to mess with a Scorpio. As the name suggests, their sign is represented by a scorpion and they are just as capable of stinging attackers. This means that when someone challenges them, they're ready and willing to fight. This may come from their intuitive and tenacious nature. They have an inherent understanding of what makes people tick and how to exploit that when the time is right. Billy Eichner's Harrison Wilton may not seem that way at first, but the more you learn about him, the clearer his true nature becomes.

Prior to meeting Kai, Harrison was a fitness trainer with very few prospects. He didn't like his job, he allowed his manager to treat him like dirt, and he was stuck in a marriage he entered into out of convenience (Scorpios are known to be fierce friends, and Harrison stuck to his word by marrying Meadow). Once he joins the cult, that all changes. He is now willing to dress like a clown and murder his neighbors. He enters a physical relationship with a detective and is even willing to bury his wife alive just to maintain his new sense of purpose. Those who cross him usually end up dead or taking a verbal lashing — Scorpios are known for teasing others, and Harrison excels at this.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Winter

The dominant Sagittarius traits are high-energy, optimism, and enthusiasm. There aren't a ton of characters in this season of "American Horror Story" with those qualities. Most of them are pessimistic to the point of being homicidal, so it's difficult to find someone who fits the definition of a Sagittarius perfectly. That is unless you consider what their lives were like before the election. Another big Sagittarius attribute is being ready for change, and that sounds a lot like Winter (Billie Lourd).

When we first meet Winter, she's depressed. This is the night of the election and she is torn apart by the results. Nearly every time we see her after this she is acting spooky and suspicious. Then we discover that she's in her brother's murderous cult. Before all of that, however, she was optimistic about the future. In a flashback, we see her in the voting line with some friends. All of them are jazzed and hopeful. She even worked on Hillary Clinton's campaign because she was ready for progress. Unfortunately, all of that soured and she fell into an emotional abyss. She was an ideal Sagittarius at one time, but life had other plans.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Jack

Capricorns have been described as stoic and pragmatic. They don't seem to let things get to them and have a logical approach to solving problems, though they are sometimes bad at expressing themselves. If they like somebody, they're not likely to tell them right away. Which character appears cold, emotionless, and focused on the job at hand — and also has a big secret? Detective Jack Samuels (Colton Haynes), of course. With his lack of movement, cold stare, and matter-of-fact tone, Samuels appears to be a seasoned cop just trying to do his job. Then we see him cuddling and laughing with Harrison on the couch and realize that his stoic expression was a mask.

His affair with the married Harrison is just the tip of the iceberg — it turns out Samuels collects Nazi memorabilia, threatens women, and murders people to boot. When being a cop, his behavior comes off as stilted but otherwise natural. When he's off the clock and disguised as a clown, his dangerous side comes out. It makes sense that Samuels would work as a cop, because Capricorn's ruling planet is Saturn, described by Bustle as "astrology's stern authority figure."

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Oz

Sometimes individuals born under the sign of Aquarius can be characterized as being introverted. They don't want to go around voicing every thought and opinion that pops into their heads or making themselves the center of attention. This doesn't mean that their minds aren't constantly working, however. They know their stuff and will use their knowledge to their advantage when it suits them. We don't know a whole lot about Ally and Ivy's son since he's just a kid, but it is obvious that while he's a boy of few words, he knows what's going on.

Most of the time, Oz comes off like your average kid. His emotions run deep and boil over often. He doesn't join in with conversations he knows nothing about, but he isn't afraid to speak up when something doesn't seem right. Since he keeps to himself most of the time, people might forget that he's around. This means that he's able to witness actions and conversations. When he speaks up, it's usually because he's noticed something nobody else has or to let someone know when they're acting strangely. The boy is an Aquarian in the making — we can see the grown up Oz being progressive and independent, two traits that define this Air sign.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Gary

Gary Longstreet (Chaz Bono) is not a good person by any measure. Yes, he runs a grocery store, making him a hard worker. Other than that, he's about as dirty and vile as they come. That's not what makes him a Pisces, however. A Pisces is generally compassionate, adventurous, and romantic. They can also be needy, selfish, and intense. Basically, Gary is an example of what happens when the positive traits associated with a particular sign are devoured by the negative ones.

As abhorrent as his beliefs are, Gary believes them with disturbing intensity. His anxieties drive him to violence, willingly taking part in murders orchestrated by Kai. He needs to be seen as important so badly that when Kai informs him that the cult will kill him and use his body as a symbol, he accepts his fate. Gary serves as a reminder of what happens when you allow yourself to be ruled by hate and fear.