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The Curse Of Oak Island Member You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

When it comes to treasure-hunting reality TV shows, it's impossible to think of one that is more iconic and influential than the History Channel's "The Curse of Oak Island." The show premiered in 2014 and — nine seasons later — is still running in 2022. The series revolves around the lore of the "Oak Island mystery," which theorizes that there is a wealth of treasure buried on the Nova Scotian island of the same name. People believe the treasure holds pirate loot, Mayan riches, forgotten Shakespeare manuscripts, or the even Holy Grail. The "curse" is a centuries-old claim, which predicts that seven men will die before the treasure is eventually uncovered.

The show follows a group of quirky treasure hunters looking to unearth some of the goods and making some surprising finds in their quest. And while Oak Island itself remains one of the most fascinating wonders of the world, what really makes "The Curse of Oak Island" tick is its eccentric cast. From old-school, no-nonsense Rick Lagina to wacky freemason Charles Barkhouse, the show consists of a mega-diverse collection of compelling characters. It only makes sense, then, that they be broken down in terms of what Zodiac sign they best match up with. So without further ado, here is the "The Curse of Oak Island" character you are based on your Zodiac sign.

Aries: Jack Begley

If you have a birthday that falls between the dates March 21 and April 19, your "Curse of Oak Island" character is Jack Begley. One of the defining features of an Aries is that they like to get their hands dirty and stay busy, which is a fitting description of Begley. Aries is the youngest sign of the Zodiac, which perhaps is part of the reason for this action-oriented quality. Begley is one of the show's younger members and he never hesitates before diving headfirst into intense or dirty work, including (but not limited to) digging in the mud, wading through filthy swamps, drilling to find treasure, and using an actual firehose to clean items.

A lot of what makes an Aries an Aries is their ambition, which is part of the reason they love to stay busy. All of this is totally in line with Begley's personality. He just can't seem to stop himself from diving into a project (sometimes literally). Not only does this make him one of the most compelling characters on "Oak Island" (Aries do make for some great television), but also one of the most valuable and most likely to find some real treasure. 

Taurus: Charles Barkhouse

If your birthday falls between April 20 and May 20, then you best align with Charles Barkhouse on "The Curse of Oak Island." One of the show's most fascinating characters, Barkhouse is an Oak Island historian, who is a guide for a company called "Oak Island Tours." Barkhouse is a really smart guy, who knows a ton about history. His focus is Oak Island, which he's been studying for decades now (via Oak Island Tours) and he is also a freemason.

So, naturally, Barkhouse must be a Taurus. One of the most knowledge-hungry signs, the Taurus has a passion for learning and teaching, which could be seen as a flip side to their well-known stubbornness. Tauruses are both loyal and stubborn — they're not ones to be half-hearted about what they love or are interested in, which is clearly seen in Barkhouse's relationship to Oak Island.

Barkhouse derives a ton of joy from sharing his expertise with people on the island — an expertise that even earned him a production consultant credit on "The Curse of Oak Island." In addition to this, he is always willing and excited to learn more about the island and its mysteries. Taurus is associated with patience and loyalty, which are two words that could describe the decades-long commitment and passion Barkhouse has held for Oak Island.

Gemini: David Fornetti

If you have a birthday that lands somewhere between the dates May 21 and June 20, you undoubtedly share some major similarities with David Fornetti, a producer on "The Curse of Oak Island." Fornetti is one of the nephews of the show's leading duo — brothers Rick and Marty Lagina — who has appeared in 22 episodes to date. But it seems like it's behind the camera, dealing with the nuts and bolts of the series, where he really shines.

Because of this, it only makes sense that he is the Gemini of the show. Gemini's symbol is the twins, which speaks to Fornetti's pulling double duty both on and off-screen. And more importantly, one of this sign's most prominent features is that they are exceptionally good at business, since they are stellar communicators and quick on their feet. In order to be a producer on such a successful reality TV show, this trait is an absolute must, so David Fornetti is the obvious Gemini of "The Curse of Oak Island."

Cancer: Dave Blankenship

For people with birthdays between June 21 and July 22, you'll likely feel some kinship with the late Dan Blankenship's son, Dave Blankenship. Dave sadly isn't on the show anymore, but before he left, he was one of the MVPs of "The Curse of Oak Island." Blankenship was intent on honoring his father's treasure-hunting legacy on Oak Island, and had been helping him dig around since the 1970s (via History YouTube channel) — which is even longer than the Lagina brothers have been there.

Blankenship does this despite the fact that in 1986, he was left partially paralyzed by a workplace accident. His commitment to continuing to explore his father's passion alone makes him a clear Cancer. One of the most loyal signs of the zodiac, a Cancer is sensitive and sentimental, and will go to bat for the people that they love any day of the week; there is simply nothing that they won't do for them.

Leo: Paul Troutman

If your birthday falls between July 23 and August 22, the character that you are most similar to on "The Curse of Oak Island" is likely Paul Troutman. A researcher on the island, Troutman has offered some valuable insights and contributions to the show. However, some people think that his role is bigger and more complex than it seems. 

Indeed, a popular theory argues that there is a "freemason mole" on the island, who is intentionally leading the cast away from valuable treasure. While some believe the mole is Charles Barkhouse, Reddit user u/kylebobwild suggests that it's actually Troutman because he is the "head of the research center and in the prime position of power to hide anything important."

If this were true, it would undoubtedly make Troutman a Leo. Symbolized by the lion, Leos are protective — like say, over a treasure they want to keep from other people. Plus, this would be the twist of the century, which speaks to this sign's need to be the center of attention. What could possibly put you deeper in the middle of the action than benig a secret mole?

But if this theory isn't true, Troutman still has some undeniable Leo characteristics. Leos are enthusiastic about the things that they love, and eager to share their knowledge on it. This is certainly true for Troutman, as he has devoted his whole entire life to the topic he is passionate about and relishes sharing it with others.

Virgo: Craig Tester

If you were born between the dates of August 23 and September 22, this one's for you. Craig Tester is the business partner and former roommate of Marty Lagina, as well as Jack Begley's stepfather. An engineer who used to work in the oil business, Tester is very rational, smart, and believes in science above all else. He has a special focus in earth scans, which makes him a critical part of the drilling expeditions on Oak Island.

Given this, he is a clear Virgo. Out of all of the signs, Virgos can often make the best scientists. They're known to be driven and work-oriented, and their draw towards logic, practicality, and rational thinking can lead them into areas like health care and psychology. They're not all in their heads though. Believe it or not, Tester wrestles in his free-time (via History.com), and while this alone is not necessarily a strictly Virgo hobby, it does line up pretty well with the fact that Virgos are typically quick-thinking and disciplined, which can definitely help one out on the wrestling mat.

Libra: Peter Fornetti

If you have a September 23 to October 22 birthday, you likely share several traits with Peter Fornetti. Rick and Marty's nephew, Fornetti is one of the quietest characters on "The Curse of Oak Island." He started on the show when he gained a spot in the Oak Island fellowship, and eventually also became a producer like his brother, David. He is quiet, smart, insightful, and a good listener. These traits alone make him a Libra: a sign that is known for being very humble and modest, and also becomes slightly bashful when complimented.

All around, Libras are simply friendly, generous people, who are charming and calm and can make you feel warm and fuzzy to be around. Not only do we know that Fornetti is a modest person thanks to his presence on "The Curse of Oak Island," but also because he avoids the spotlight outside of the show as well (via Pop Cultured).

Scorpio: Fred Nolan

If your birthday falls between October 23 and November 21, your "Curse of Oak Island" character is without a doubt Fred Nolan. A land surveyor, Nolan was an avid treasure hunter on Oak Island for a long time. He first arrived in 1958 and continued the search until his death in 2016. Nolan was one of the older cast members, so he didn't do as much of the on-the-ground work near to the end. But he never let that stop him, and helped the members behind the scenes in any way that he could, which included making maps and providing valuable insights.

Because of his unwillingness to ever give up, Nolan is undoubtedly a Scorpio. This sign is known for its passion and determination, and Nolan is one of the most determined characters on "The Curse of Oak Island." He's driven by his love of the area and subject to keep going no matter what. Scorpios are also ambitious and brave, two qualities you definitely need in order to devote your entire life to one cause.

Sagittarius: Dan Blankenship

If you have a birthday that lands between the dates November 22 and December 21, then congratulations: Your "The Curse of Oak Island" character is one of the most iconic and beloved members on the entire show. Although he sadly passed away in 2019 (via The Globe and Mail), Dan Blankenship was the most adventurous treasure-hunter on Oak Island, as he essentially gave up his entire life to solve its mystery. 

Blankenship had a successful contracting business in Miami, which he gave up to move to Nova Scotia and pursue his dream of finding the Oak Island treasure. In the end, Blankenship remained on the island for almost 50 years, and he was the one who dived to the bottom of a 235-foot deep shaft — the deepest on the entire island.

What other zodiac sign could Blankenship be other than the most adventurous one out there? Sagittarius is known for diving deep into risky situations (sometimes literally, as in Blankenship's case!), their obsession with the pursuit of knowledge, and their unwavering optimistic demeanor. This last point shines through particularly with Blankenship, as he never once questioned that treasure was lurking somewhere just beneath Oak Island's surface.

Capricorn: Rick Lagina

If you were born between December 22 and January 19, you most resemble Rick Lagina, the Capricorn of "The Curse of Oak Island." A retired postal worker, he and his brother, Marty, are the reasons why the show came to be in the first place. Lagina first learned about the island and its potential secrets in 1965 when he was just 11-years-old (via History.com). Since then, he has made it his life's mission to solve the Oak Island mystery. Clearly, he has the outlook on life that you can do just about anything you set your mind to.

Lagina is a classic old-school fella, who is totally no-nonsense in every way. Because of this, he is definitely a Capricorn, as that is often considered one of the more traditional signs and is seen as the goal-oriented boss of the zodiac. Capricorns are typically very conservative in multiple aspects of their lives, and can be very intent on sticking to both tradition and achieving their goals, which is Rick to a tee.

Aquarius: Marty Lagina

If your birthday falls between January 20 and February 18, then you are Rick Lagina's brother, Marty Lagina. Marty is a man of many talents: He owns a vineyard in Traverse City, Michigan and is also a certified diver. He's incredibly loyal to his brother, too, and has essentially devoted his life to ensuring that his dream of solving the Oak Island mystery comes true, even though he's admittedly much more skeptical about the whole thing than Rick is.

This last point is one of the main traits that makes him a sure-fire Aquarius. Aquarians are probably the most skeptical of the zodiac signs — a feature that is a product of them being really tapped-in and smart, which often leads to questioning things rather than just taking them at face value. In addition to being an engineer and starting his own natural gas company back in the '90s, Lagina graduated with honors from the Michigan Technological University in 1977, which is evidence alone that he's got some major brains on him (via Michigan Technological University).

Pisces: Dan Henskee

For the oldest sign in the zodiac Pisces – those born between February 19 and March 20 — your corresponding "Curse of Oak Island" character is Dan Henskee. There are only three people on the show who have spent the past couple of decades searching Oak Island for treasure, and Henskee is one of them. He's an OG, who started his search with Dan Blankenship.

This makes him one of the most dedicated characters on the show, which is a classic characteristic of a Pisces. Pisces believe strongly in the work they are doing, and they are very disciplined. In particular, Henskee believed that potential treasure on the island would trace back to pirates. In a 1987 interview, he said, "I like the pirate idea because pirate crews were drawn from so many occupations, that there would be somebody likely that would know how to do almost anything that needed to be done, the idea of using the ocean to protect the deposit, that strikes me as a good tie in to pirates, that pirates couldn't trust anybody but the ocean. I like the pirate bank theory." 

Pisces is a water sign, so it's fitting that Henskee's core theory about the island's secret revolves around pirates and the sea. Henskee is so drawn to this one idea, despite the fact that it's not the most popular theory amongst the group of treasure hunters. However, the tenacious Henskee doesn't let that sway him from believing that this is the truth of Oak Island, which speaks to Pisces' capacity to daydream and follow their intuition. After all, this is the sign that's known for seeing things below the surface that others don't — so, perhaps Henskee will prove everyone wrong in the end with this pirates' treasure.