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Which Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Willed into existence by "Star Trek" fans who were bowled over by the appearance of Captain Pike and Mr. Spock in Season 2 of "Star Trek: Discovery," the 2022 series "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" debuted to rave reviews. Returning the franchise to the bridge of the most iconic starship in science fiction, the show brings "Star Trek" back to its roots with episodic stories of adventure, discovery, and even a little horror and mystery. 

Leading the way are Anson Mount ("Hell on Wheels") as Captain Pike and Ethan Peck as Mr. Spock, with Rebecca Romijn reprising her role as Number One. But the rest of the main cast is a variety of fresh and familiar faces, including new characters like the cold alien engineer Hemmer, the fiery helmsman Ortegas, and chief of security La'An Noonien Singh. The cast also includes a number of old and returning favorites like Cadet Uhura, Nurse Chapel, and Dr. M'Benga. 

With such a large ensemble, there are plenty of different personalities in "Strange New Worlds," forming a number of complicated crew dynamics. But which character do you most identify with? Here's the "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" character you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Chief La'An Noonien Singh

Brash, headstrong, and the kind of no-nonsense leader who dives into action — sometimes without thinking — the typical Aries (March 21 to April 19) has plenty of traits you'll recognize in the finest and bravest officers in "Star Trek." Whether that's Commander Riker on "The Next Generation" or Worf on "Deep Space Nine," our pick for the fire sign in "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" is chief of security La'An Noonien Singh. 

Following her traumatic childhood experience with the Gorn, La'An has learned to shoot first and ask questions later. That's not to say that she's reckless, or that she heads into battle without a plan, but rather that she prefers bold, decisive action instead of the precise and patient approach. Sometimes this does get her into trouble, but when the screws are put to the Enterprise and a deadly adversary is endangering the crew, La'An may be the officer you want most next to Captain Pike. Sometimes volatile and fiery, La'An can be quick to anger, but just as quick to calm, because when circumstances are dire, she has an ability to cut through the chaos and focus on the task at hand.

Despite her sometimes chaotic nature, though, La'An makes no apologies. She doesn't care what anyone thinks, and she does what she thinks is best, which it usually is.

Taurus: Lt. Hemmer

Those born under the sign of the bull — Taurus (April 20 to May 20) — will see a lot of themselves in Hemmer. The Aenar engineer on the Enterprise, Hemmer's more than just the man responsible for making repairs and keeping things running aboard the ship. He's also a kind and fatherly figure to those who know him — a gentle soul and a strong and dependable friend willing to go to the ultimate ends to protect those he cares about. However, he's also a stubborn one, maybe even a little bull-headed at times.

Like a typical Taurus, Hemmer prefers to be close to his home, whether that's the frosty ice planet from which he hails or the engine room on the Enterprise. He's also regal, graceful, and a little bit haughty — not because of vanity, but merely because of his self-assuredness. Perhaps Hemmer's biggest Taurus trait, though, is his calmness, which remains even in the middle of the greatest chaos. Always centered and grounded, Hemmer doesn't let the pandemonium that often erupts around him jostle his steadiness. Even as bulkheads are collapsing around him or the entire ship is exploding, Hemmer remains the rock of the Enterprise, patient and resolved, just like a true Taurus.

Gemini: Lt. Erica Ortegas

Gemini (May 21 to June 20) is a complicated zodiac sign, and ironically a divisive one. The twin sign is often a walking contradiction, with dual personalities and conflicting beliefs — at least from the outside observer's perspective. But peer a little further beneath, and you'll see that a Gemini's layers hide perhaps one of the most complex and fascinating types of people you'll ever meet. Enter Lt. Erica Ortegas, trusted helmsman of the U.S.S. Enterprise under Captain Pike. An intrepid and energetic officer, she's always at the ready, frenetic and excitable like any proper Gemini.

Equal parts cautious and reckless, Ortegas uses her quick wit and sarcastic personality to bring a little levity to the bridge of the Enterprise. Always with a quip and a tactical maneuver at the ready, Ortegas is also the life of the party when the ship's in downtime, and she's always up for helping a friend have a little fun while on shore leave.

Lighthearted and boastful one moment and grim and dour the next, both sides of Ortegas balance out to make her one of the biggest fan favorites among every group of Trekkies, whether they love the tough and strong commanders or the fun and goofy sidekicks. This not only makes her a true Gemini, but it also makes her one of the most unique characters the Enterprise has ever seen.

Cancer: Cadet Nyoto Uhura

Some may have been a bit surprised to see a young Cadet Uhura among the cast of "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," but this younger, fresher-faced version of the classic Enterprise communications officer has established herself as one of the best characters in the series. An eager but still hesitant young trainee, she's unsure of her place on the Enterprise, but she knows that she has a lot to offer. All in all, Uhura is a great pick for the water sign of Cancer (June 21 to July 22) – an emotional, but never weak, future officer.

Uhura has a great friendship with the Gemini Lt. Ortegas, which is one of the best pairings for Cancers. It's also said that Cancers are often weighed down by sorrows and past grief. True to the sign, it's the death of Uhura's family in a prior shuttle accident that pushes her into Starfleet. Uhura also displays the patent Cancer desire for the familiar, which can be a great source of comfort for those who wear the sign. Being so far out in space with an entirely unknown group of officers leaves her feeling isolated at first. Thankfully, as Uhura's time on the Enterprise continues, she starts turning the ship into a new and comfortable home in its own right and finds a supportive community around her. 

Leo: Captain Christopher Pike

Three words often used to describe Leo (July 23 to August 22) — the sign of the Lion — are bold, warm, and loving. And while many captains in "Star Trek" history have been bold, few possess it in combination with warmth and love the way that Captain Christopher Pike does in "Strange New Worlds." Far closer in friendship to his crew than the likes of Sisko, Janeway, Kirk, and certainly Picard, Pike fraternizes with his subordinates off duty, invites them to dinners in his quarters, and clearly considers them his true friends.

Ambitious and confident, Pike is a forward-thinking leader — a natural and effortless commander whose way with words makes him a perfect Federation diplomat as well as a strong Starfleet captain. And as the head of the Federation flagship, these are qualities he needs in abundance. Obsessed with growth, the vision Pike receives of his own future haunts him, and he uses it as a powerful motivator to become a better captain. After all, as a Leo, he can't afford to be vulnerable.

Ultimately, Pike's tireless drive and perfectionism lead him to some dangerous places — a weakness with which many real Leos can personally identify. He overcomes these tendencies, though, showing his resolve and leadership skills throughout.

Virgo: Nurse Christine Chapel

A recurring character on the original "Star Trek" series in the 1960s, Nurse Christine Chapel returns in "Strange New Worlds." Here, she's an exchange student aboard the ship serving under Chief Medical Officer M'Benga, and she's also the resident Virgo (August 23 to September 22) of the Enterprise — a quick-thinking, whip-smart prodigy who always has a solution to every problem. With her combination of wits and will, she finds friends in Gemini Ortegas and, more surprisingly, the stoic Vulcan Mr. Spock.

As the ship's Virgo, Christine can be a bit of a perfectionist (sometimes to a fault), but that's also what makes her so good at what she does. Somewhat introverted as the sign often is, she can struggle to express herself, which is particularly evident in her relationship with Spock. She clearly develops feelings for him, but she has a hard time articulating them. Of course, it could also be that, like a Virgo, Chapel is simply in denial of her own feelings and pessimistic about the value of her own emotional connections.

Chapel is a person who tries to be useful in every situation, which puts her at the center of nearly every story. Be it an alien trapped in a derelict ship or Spock's tet-a-tet with his betrothed T'Pring, Chapel is already in the midst of it. No matter what fate befalls the Enterprise, Chapel always has some solution, making her a vital part of the team.

Libra: Dr. Joseph M'Benga

Dr. M'Benga made just two minor appearances on the original "Star Trek" series, but in "Strange New Worlds" he gets a major promotion as the Enterprise's chief medical officer and a series regular. We also learn his tragic personal story; that his daughter was diagnosed with an incurable disease. Desperate to keep her alive, he keeps her in a suspended animation of sorts, storing her within the transporter system. M'Benga believes that somewhere out among the stars may lie a cure for her condition. Call it wishful thinking, call it fantasy, but that kind of unwavering belief in the impossible is a common trait among those born under the sign of Libra (September 23 to October 22).

As a doctor, M'Benga has taken Hippocratic Oath — the promise to do no harm. He prefers to avoid conflict and is willing to hear both sides of any argument in the pursuit of a middle ground. A caring, compassionate, and empathetic surgeon, he's a friend for the crew of the Enterprise to go to when in times of need, and he always extends a hand when those around him are hurting. M'Benga's giving nature and open soul make him an excellent doctor, but they're also owed to his Libra tendencies. If you're a Libra too, you'll likely recognize many of the same traits in yourself.

Scorpio: Captain Angel

Captain Angel, the dread pirate leader who takes control of the Enterprise in "The Serene Squall," may have only appeared in one episode, but they make their presence felt in a major way. Perhaps one of the best "Trek" guest stars of the last 20 years, they come aboard with a fake identity — that of relief mission worker Dr. Aspen. The water sign Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) is known for being cool, calculated, and occasionally treacherous, and Angel quickly exhibits all of those qualities, commandeering the ship and using Spock to get what they want.

Cocky, fearless, and sometimes manipulative, Scorpios can be hard to understand and even harder to get to know. Angel keeps their cards close to their chest, and nobody has any suspicions until they strike. Even Spock's perceptive Vulcan nature and Hemmer's precognition are useless to see through Angel's diabolical plans. As a Scorpio, they're able to let others see only that which they want them to perceive. At first, that's the caring, gentle nature of Dr. Aspen, but once their plan is put in motion, it becomes the sinister mind of the fearless Captain Angel.

In true Scorpio fashion, Angel ultimately becomes obsessed with freeing their lover, to the point that they put the rest of their crew at risk. This leads to their downfall when they're thwarted by Spock, but Angel remains a dangerous and fascinating character even in defeat.

Sagittarius: Alternate Future Captain Kirk

The James T. Kirk who fans are familiar with from the original "Star Trek" and six feature films would almost certainly be an Aries — the brash, willful captain who leads the charge with no regrets. But the version of Captain Kirk that we see in the Season 1 finale of "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" — one from an alternate "future" where he's captain of the USS Farragut — is quite a different character. Slightly less contemplative, a little less measured, and a bit more aggressive, this version of Kirk is more of a wild card than his Prime universe counterpart. 

Though no less savvy or smart than we're used to, this alternate version of Captain Kirk is the classic Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21), a warrior poet who carries a phaser in one hand and a copy of the Federation charter in the other. For this Kirk, peace is a noble goal, but one only meant to be wielded as a strategic weapon. In sizing up the Romulans, Kirk's able to see that diplomacy isn't the answer, even as the peace-loving Pike is desperate to negotiate at all costs. 

An explorer and a fearless adventurer just like every Kirk we've met before, this one doesn't yet lead the Federation's greatest starship and thus still holds the Sagittarius' big dreams and aspirations. With this alternate future erased thanks to some classic "Star Trek" time travel, however, we may never know if he would have succeeded.

Capricorn: Number One

The mysterious Number One, first seen in the original "Star Trek" pilot, finally returns in a full series regular role in "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," now played by "X-Men" alum Rebecca Romijn. We finally get to learn who she really is — the hard-nosed but gentle first officer named Una Chin-Riley. She's a Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) through and through too: A responsible friend, loyal officer, and diligent companion to Captain Pike. Though she has a more sensitive side, Number One's primary motivation is her dedication to duty, which has even earned her the derisive nickname, "where fun goes to die."

Disciplined, pragmatic, and with a strict guiding center, Number One is one of the best first officers in the fleet — something Pike has made sure to point out to her. But she's also a genetically augmented Illyrian, which is illegal within the Federation. As a result, she's forced to keep her true heritage a secret. Perhaps this is why Una becomes so goal-oriented and always wants to prove herself. At one point, she even takes part in a game called "Enterprise Bingo," an activity practiced by lower-ranking officers, in an attempt to loosen up and prove she isn't a stick in the mud.

With her can-do attitude, obsession with responsibility, and tendency to set aside emotion, Number One is your "Strange New Worlds" counterpart if you're a Capricorn.

Aquarius: Mr. Spock

If we were judging the zodiac of "Star Trek: The Original Series," Mr. Spock might have been our pick for Virgo, or even some other sign. But the Spock we see in "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" is indeed a different version of the character — a younger, less refined, and more emotional Vulcan. He's still struggling with both his human half and his own sense of inner peace. In this series, Spock is the Aquarius (January 20 to February 18). He's the rational yet questioning one, always pondering the great mysteries and never quite certain what the right answer is. 

More than we've ever seen before, however, this younger Spock feels like an outcast. Sometimes he feels as alone on the Enterprise as he does with other Vulcans. The truth is, in true Aquarius fashion, much of what makes him feel so different is of his own making and in his own mind. Certainly, nobody on the Enterprise sees him as anything other than a brilliant science officer, and many consider him a true and valued friend. 

This Spock has a good sense of humor too, although it's subtle, and he's even shown his anger on more than one occasion. But as with many who share the sign of Aquarius, when Spock's most powerful emotions are unleashed, it's always a surprise to those around him.

Pisces: Rukiya

Perhaps the most unexpected bright spot in "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" Season 1, Dr. M'Benga's daughter Rukiya brings a sense of pathos and melancholy to an otherwise upbeat and optimistic series. A bright young girl diagnosed with cygnokemia — an incurable and terminal disease — she lives much of her life within the transporter, re-materialized on rare occasions to spend a little quality time with her father.

Wide-eyed and full of wonder despite her dire prognosis, Rukiya delights in seeing her father each time she's brought out of the transporter, smiling and laughing like any child during playtime. When together, M'Benga often reads her a fairy tale. This is reflective of Rukiya's predilection to dreams and fantasies, but at the same time, her situation leaves her with the maturity and wisdom of someone many years older. In fact, when she's finally cured — taken into a nebula by an alien entity — she returns as a fully-grown woman. Such are all the hallmarks of the sign of Pisces (February 19 to March 20) — ageless, wise, childlike, and always dreaming of a better world.