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Which Veep Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Zign

HBO's "Veep" might be the cable network's most consistently funny original series, if not its greatest comedic achievement of all time. Helmed by "The Thick of It" creator Armando Iannucci, the show quickly became a favorite among critics and a formidable awards juggernaut, earning 17 Primetime Emmy Awards including three Best Comedy Series trophies. "Seinfeld" alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned a record six consecutive wins for her iconic performance as Selina Meyer, the fictional first female Vice-President of the United States.

"Veep" follows Selina as she navigates personal and political crises with her closest staff members, while also crusading to be taken seriously by her colleagues and secure her rightful legacy in the annals of American history. Throughout its hysterical seven-year run from 2012 to 2019, "Veep" honed its comedic stylings — a perfectly calibrated blend of insult-orientated jokes and scathing political satire.

Just like the real world of Washington D.C. politics, the excellent ensemble cast of "Veep" is bursting at the seams with ruthlessly ambitious characters, each one as hilarious, colorful, and distinct as the next. Here's which "Veep" character you are based on your zodiac sign.

Aries: Jonah Ryan

Aries aren't ones to conceal how they're feeling. Of all the characters on "Veep," the cantankerous Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simons) best exemplifies the fire sign's traits. Admittedly, he's also not the most flattering representation of those born between March 21st (or 20th during a leap year) and April 19th, as he's frequently the central villain of the TV show.

Aries are known to speak their truths regardless of their audience. This honesty frequently backfires for Jonah, who's notorious for the complete lack of discretion he exhibits every time he opens his mouth. Still, Jonah is a natural leader and has lofty aspirations for his tenure in D.C. He's competitive and dogged in his pursuits, but this admirable Aries passion can quickly sour when it becomes overzealous. He tends to become a combative hothead at the first sign of opposition, which alienates him from his colleagues.

Jonah is a tragic comedic figure — habitually the author of his own demise. Despite suffering constant setbacks along his rollercoaster of a career — including abrupt firings, sexual harassment, and testicular cancer, among other misfortunes — Jonah's confidence in himself, typically strong among Aries, keeps him politically relevant throughout.

Taurus: Dan Egan

Born in the springtime between April 20th and May 20th, Tauruses are grounded and practical creatures of habit. They're also often considered to be stubborn as bulls — the earth sign's animal symbol. No character personifies these attributes on "Veep" stronger than the acid-tongued Dan Egan (Reid Scott). 

Like most Tauruses, Dan is a savvy and hardworking hustler who rarely deviates from his logical way of thinking. He's a dependable source of truth within Selina's team and is never shy when it comes to delivering bad news, especially because he always chases it with a pitch on how best to strategically pivot.

Something that separates a Taurus from their earth sign contemporaries, Virgo and Capricorn, is their refusal to sacrifice their personal comforts. They are firm believers in self-care and enjoy the finer things in life. Dan is not one to suffer fools or subpar service, as displayed in his elevated taste in clothes, restaurants, and other material pleasures. He could serve as the face of the motto "work hard, play hard." He burns the midnight oil when necessary, which, in one instance, leads to him suffering a nervous breakdown. But he usually knows when to punch the clock to blow off some steam, even if he has a penchant for going a little overboard while partying.

Gemini: Gary Walsh

Folks with late spring birthdays between May 21st and June 20th are Geminis, one of the most unfairly maligned of all the zodiac signs. Geminis are symbolized by the twins, which has afforded them the unfortunate reputation of being two-faced and duplicitous — temperamental souls prone to flipping personalities at the drop of a hat.

Nobody bucks these stereotypes better on "Veep" than Selina's trusted longtime personal assistant Gary Walsh (Tony Hale), who epitomizes the misunderstood air sign's most underrated qualities. Geminis are natural nurturers, and Gary takes tremendous pride and joy in tending to Selina's never-ending litany of personal needs. He's frequently seen deploying whatever she needs from his meticulously organized Swiss army knife of a bag, which seems to contain an entire miniature drug store.

Gary is callously belittled by most of his colleagues as a mere "bag carrier" for Selina with no actual sway, but he relishes the social perks of being a part of the team. Like most Geminis, Gary is gifted with an uncanny ability to effortlessly see through people down to their cores, making him a useful watchdog for Selina who can quickly glean who is to be trusted and who poses danger to her. Although he's not always the coolest under pressure and tends to fall victim to his nerves and indecisiveness, he finds sincere self-worth in making himself indispensable to Selina — even if she doesn't always seem to appreciate it.

Cancer: Catherine Meyer

If your birthday falls in the early weeks of summer between June 21 and July 22, Catherine Meyer (Sarah Sutherland) is your Cancer "Veep" match. Like most Cancers, Catherine is a highly emotional and sensitive soul, which makes her a true outlier within the predominately caustic "Veep" ensemble cast. As an only child of divorce, Catherine is forced to come of age in the shadow of her mother Selina's growing professional spotlight. She's often used by Selina as a political prop, or as a cash cow by her charming but ethically dubious father Andrew (David Pasquesi).

Over the course of the series, Catherine learns to navigate her mother's toxic behavior by establishing boundaries to protect herself. But Selina selfishly ignores Catherine's wishes whenever they interfere with her career. Cancers are notorious for holding grudges, and all of the neglect Catherine suffered breeds in her a paradoxical need for Selina's respect and a festering resentment toward her. In the later seasons of "Veep," Catherine is granted the opportunity to display her more positive Cancer attributes as a loyal and nurturing partner to her eventual wife Marjorie (Clea Duvall) — Selina's lookalike bodyguard.

Leo: Selina Meyer

Born in the height of summer between July 23rd and August 22nd, Leos are the stars of all the zodiac signs — if only in their own minds. So it's befitting that the star of "Veep," Vice President-then-President-then-civilian-then-President-again Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), is also the show's Leo

Natural leaders and performers who exude charisma, Leos are perhaps best characterized by their staunch ambition. Selina only has eyes for the Oval Office and everything else in her life is forced to take a backseat to her career, whether it's her relationship with her daughter Catherine or her mental health. Symbolized by the lion, Leos are similar to their fire sign peers Aries and Sagittarius in that they're always teeming with strong emotions that are practically impossible to suppress. It's never difficult to gauge when Selina is in a foul mood, as she'll be sure to let you know and can be downright ruthless.

A Leo's greatest nightmare is to appear vulnerable or weak, and Selina is no exception, despite her egotistical confidence seeming to know no bounds. Her obsession with her public image regularly reaches the point of vanity. If she appears as anything less than the most beautiful, brilliant, and worldly person in the room, she is bound to implode — or to outsource her anger and explode on the closest members of her staff in firing range.

Virgo: Amy Brookheimer

Amy Brookheimer (Anna Chlumsky) is a textbook Virgo. Like others born between August 23rd and September 22nd, Selina's chief of staff and eventual presidential campaign manager has a preoccupation with order and planning. For most who bear the earth sign, this can range from keeping their home tidy and organized to full-blown perfectionism in all their endeavors. 

Amy can be found on the latter end of the spectrum. Her perfectionism leads her to foster an impressive career and become a rising star in the world of "Veep" politics. But the formidable clout she earns within Selina's wheelhouse is a double-edged sword that she repeatedly falls on in order to safeguard her boss's image. In true Virgo fashion, this leads Amy to stifle her emotions and put her needs on the back burner in service of others.

Virgos aren't deterred by conflicts or the messes they cause. In fact, they're often attracted to opportunities to fix others' problems and diffuse chaos. Virgos are at their happiest when they feel they're being useful. Consequently, they are prone to anxious feelings of insecurity and inadequacy whenever they don't, as displayed in Amy's various breakdowns throughout "Veep."

Libra: Mike McLintock

Born between September 23rd and October 22nd, Libras are people-pleasers who strive to maintain harmony within all facets of their lives and with those around them. While this is a commendable aspiration, it's often doomed to fail because, well, life happens. No Libra learns this lesson harder than Mike McLintock (Matt Walsh) throughout his tumultuous character arc in "Veep."

Like most Libras, Mike McLintock is a gregarious extrovert who thrives in social situations. He accurately boasts that he's tremendous with a crowd. However, Mike's fatal flaw is his preoccupation with being seen as a charming, good person rather than respected as a colleague. His casual demeanor can often be read as ineptitude. Libras are very conflict avoidant, which often poses a major problem for Mike as Selina's director of communications and eventually her White House press secretary — two positions that require managing a never-ending parade of problems.

Whenever Mike gets overwhelmed by his responsibilities or experiences rejection, he has a bad habit of falling prey to self-pity spirals that only worsen his predicament. Still, Mike's friendly demeanor makes him one of the few genuinely lovable characters on "Veep."

Scorpio: Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson (Sufe Bradshaw) may not be the most obvious of Scorpios, but upon further review, Selina's hyper-competent personal secretary embodies the water sign to a T. Like most folks born between October 23rd and November 22nd, Sue is a bit of a mystery. She's discrete and private about her personal life, always checking her personality at the door for efficiency's sake. This makes her very difficult to get to know on a personal level, but an ideal gatekeeper for Selina.

Scorpios tend to relish control, and Sue wields the power her position affords her with great pride. She particularly enjoys her ability to snub co-workers seeking access to Selina. Sue has a preternatural ability to detect her colleagues' deficiencies and weaknesses — information she is more than happy to strategically deploy whenever necessary. She's especially contemptuous when forced to deal with ineptitude. When co-worker Mike asks a thoughtless question about the President's schedule in Season 4, Sue famously replies, "Can mice levitate, Mike? Can they levitate and fire lasers out of their mouse eyes? We've just asked each other equally ridiculous questions."

Sagittarius: Roger Furlong

If you celebrate your birthday toward the end of the year between November 22nd and December 21st, you're a Sagittarius. Those who're lucky enough to be a part of this fun-loving, lively fire sign tend to be fearlessly outspoken in their beliefs and relentless in their pursuits of empirical knowledge and achievement. 

Of everyone in the "Veep" ensemble, Ohio Congressman Roger Furlong (Dan Bakkedahl) best exemplifies these attributes and their contradictions. If there are two things every single character in "Veep" possesses, they're a strong opinion and a foul mouth. The entire cast seems to be engaged in an unspoken competition to see who can deliver the worst insult, but Roger is on another level.

The symbol of the Sagittarius sign is the archer, and Roger shoots arrows in the form of verbal takedowns. They're often so vile and eviscerating that they can make even the least prudish of viewers blush. Roger's jabs are intricate, artfully crafted soliloquies that are usually directed at his put-upon aide Will (Nelson Franklin), who takes them in stride for fear of losing his job. When it comes to bearing the brunt of Roger's brutal honesty, everyone is fair game, from low-ranking White House interns to Selina herself. Sagittarius folks aren't ones to mince words when they feel conviction. This unabashed recklessness can sometimes land a Sagittarius like Roger in hot water. At the very least, you always know exactly where you stand with him.

Capricorn: Kent Davidson

Senior strategist to the President Kent Davidson (Gary Cole) is as traditional a Capricorn as they come. Born between December 22 and January 19, Capricorns are disciplined, practical people who are determined to be successful in their respective fields. As they grow solely focused on achievement, Capricorns are liable to become workaholics. Over the course of his tenure on "Veep," Kent repeatedly proves he's willing to do whatever it takes to get ahead, even if it requires sacrificing his integrity and being a "yes man."

Like most Capricorns, Ken isn't interested in being the center of attention. He prefers to recede into the background to focus on his work while his more extroverted associates compete for Selina's approval. He instead finds happiness in statistical analysis. Whenever he does step into the spotlight, it's usually to rattle off hyper-specific poll data or to fact-check someone who said something incorrect. This earns Ken a reputation for being a bit of a joyless, robotic number-cruncher — something he likely wouldn't dispute, and which he might even consider a compliment.

Aquarius: Ben Cafferty

If you celebrate your birthday in the winter between January 20th and February 18th, you're an Aquarius – perhaps the most enigmatic of all the zodiac signs. Like most Aquarians, White House chief of staff Ben Cafferty (Kevin Dunn) is a highly intelligent and fiercely self-reliant individualist. He cherishes his ability to remain a wild card, embodying the Aquarian desire for complete personal freedom.

Aquarians are also contrarians, as displayed in four-time heart attack survivor Ben's insistence on drinking from a nine-cup coffee thermos as he works one of the most stress-inducing jobs in the country. Ben is an outlier among the "Veep" ensemble, as he rarely allows his private life to overlap with his job. When it comes to work, Ben is a total Aquarian in that he has complete tunnel vision, refusing to allow emotions to detract from the objective at hand. He rarely takes anything personally, which leads him to come off as aloof and emotionally detached, or even cunning. 

Ben plays the political game with a refreshing cut-and-dry style. There's no shortage of liars and grifting social climbers in D.C. politics, which makes his trademark Aquarian blunt honesty a huge asset. This earns him a ton of respect and endears him to Selina as she mounts her campaign to run for President.

Pisces: Richard Splett

The title of Mister Congeniality of "Veep" belongs to Richard Splett (Sam Richardson), who could also moonlight as the spokesperson for Pisces. Born between February 19th and March 20th, Pisces are adaptable and emotionally intuitive souls. They tend to be mellow and agreeable compared to their water sign counterparts, Scorpio and Cancer. This often leads them to be wrongfully considered pushovers and daydreamers, just as Richard is when he first appears in "Veep" Season 4.

Richard's superiors immediately deem him gullible and non-threatening due to his earnest disposition as a bumbling, green assistant. He doesn't help his case much at first, as he tends to naively romanticize the world of politics. This leads him to become the perpetual butt of the joke, but Richard gets the last laugh. Being continually underestimated by his colleagues allows him to fail upwards throughout the series. His non-threatening, trusting disposition helps him to scale the ranks within Selina's fold, ultimately culminating in his election as President of the United States in 2040 and for a second term in 2044.