“Game of Thrones” the hit television show based on the best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, is easily one of the most famous shows in the world.
Produced by HBO and originally written by the iconic George R.R. Martin, this series has had a profound effect on pop culture and entertainment worldwide. With a rich world of medieval fantasy, this epic story details the deadly game of power to sit atop the Iron Throne, ruling the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
Created by Showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, it stars an ensemble cast led by Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. With many new spin-offs in the works, including “House of the Dragon” and “SNOW,” fans of the franchise have much to look forward to.
Throughout the eight seasons of the original series, we have been introduced to a plethora of incredible characters. To understand the complex series, in honor of the new HBO Max original series “House of the Dragon,” the New York Post spoke exclusively with two of the rising voices in American geekdom: Paul Florez-Taylor—known as the Comic King—and Luke James —known as Pop Media Maven. As a team, we put our heads together to create the definitive list of characters that align with astrology and the zodiac.
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19): Daenerys Targaryen
As one of the main protagonists of the original series, mighty Daenerys embodies the zodiac sign of Aries. With her fierce drive for conquest and a fiery temperament, she leads with her heart and her vision. Never afraid to rise to power and command her armies, she conquests the battlefield of life. Not only did she have a vision for the future of her kingdom–regardless of how that turned out–she held a spark of a visionary within her. She takes what she wants–and so often got it.
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20): Jaime Lannister
As stubborn and loyal as a Taurus, Jaime Lannister is one of the fan-favorites of the franchise. He is devout to who and what he loves, even if that will lead him to ruin. He also possesses the work ethic and strategy to push toward victory in the long haul. Just like a Taurus, Jaime is motivated by his heart, his desire for romance and a hunger to build a kingdom as his foundation.
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20): Arya Stark
Symbolized by the Twins, Geminis are known for their many faces. Because of this, Arya Stark is the perfect embodiment of a Gemini. She shows that she is consistently adaptable and flexible throughout the series, as well as cunning and logical. She knows how to use her mind and words to get what she wants, which again reveals how tremendously versatile and skilled she is. Last, as a true sojourner seeking experiences and wisdom, she is always ready to sail to the next great horizon.
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22): Jon Snow
Jon Snow’s devotion to his chosen family is a key theme throughout the original series. Yet, while he is loyal to the Starks, he also shows that he can be a strong leader to the wildlings as they seek to protect their lands and legacies. Jon has a sweet and sensitive heart, one of the paramount aspects of a Cancer, too. Just like this Water sign, he is often moody and deep in his emotions, doing his best to keep most people at an arm’s-length distance outside of his shell.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22): Brienne of Tarth
As one of the true defenders of honor and integrity, Brienne of Tarth embodies the virtue, pride and strength of a Leo. As a knight, she brings her power and confidence to anyone that she is devoted to. With great skill and talents, he has won the praise and respect of many others. Yet, it is her unending courage and romantic heart that truly aligns her with this passionate Fire sign.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTMEBER 22): Samwell Tarly
As a true student of life, Samwell Tarly is the perfect personification of a Virgo. He is service-oriented, intelligent and detail-focused: all traits possessed by this Earth sign. He also has incredible organizational talents, able to amass great amounts of knowledge to heal, aid and lead others. These qualities make him a powerhouse on his own.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 22): Sansa Stark
Of all the zodiac signs, Libras are known for their intellectual charm and grace when it comes to understanding the games of politics and how to connect with other people. Sansa Stark possesses these traits in spades. She has incredible elegance, even in her darkest moments in the original series. Yet, she is adaptable and strategic, constantly using her mind and beauty to outmaneuver and outwit her adversaries. This innate sense of balance that she acquires as she matures further aligns her with this Air sign.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23 – NOVEMBER 21): Cersei Lannister
Fierce, powerful and cunning, Cersei Lannister aligns with the zodiac sign of Scorpio. With a strategic nature that is matched by her magnetic, sexual allure, she can seduce anyone in the series and end up getting her way. Despite many thinking she is the ultimate antagonist in the series, Cersei is not innately evil–although she will stop at nothing to get what she desires. Her fury and hunger for power and revenge once she has been wronged also aligns her with this Water sign.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 – DECEMBER 21): Tormund Giantsbane
Known for his consistent desire for freedom, Tormund Giantsbane cannot be caged or contained. He also possesses a tremendously fiery temperament, which is characterized by both the free folk and the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. He is always up for adventure and refuses to settle, and as he evolves throughout the series, he hungers for new experiences and interactions that will expand his perspective of what life is about.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19): The Night King
Capricorns, as the zodiac sign ruled by icy Saturn and characterized for their ambitious natures, easily align with the mighty Night King. As the leader of the White Walkers, the Night King has a vision for his future and understands the long game of how to get it. His innate desire for conquest and long-term glory empower him with the perseverance to triumph even when he must face the power of armies and dragons. While many people may see him as an antagonist within the series, he is moreso an embodiment of a force of nature, just like a Capricorn when they set their mind toward a goal.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18): Bran Stark
As a true visionary, Bran Stark has a profound perspective on life. Throughout the series, he uses his unique talents and abilities to peer into the future and pursue a plan of how he can change the world for the better. Yet, he also often possesses an emotional detachment to life and others, which is yet another common trait of the zodiac sign of Aquarius. He carries a logical nature, always doing his best to guide and eventually lead.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20): Melisandre
As one of the most mystical characters in the original franchise, Melisandre is a powerful sorceress who reaches out to the spiritual realm in order to manifest her desires. Her supernatural powers and tremendous wisdom help her to embody the fullness of life and experience as she prepares to evolve to the next level. These traits also exist within the zodiac sign of Pisces, who has an innate connection to the universe on a soul level.
Special thanks to Paul Florez-Taylor and Luke James for collaborating with me on this article!
Comic Book King Paul Florez founded and hosts the Power of X-Men podcast, a podcast dedicated to all things Marvel in comics, movie, and pop culture. He previously worked at Marvel Entertainment and HarperCollins, and his writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Advocate, Slice Magazine, HelloGiggles, Queerty, Gay.com, Burrow Press, The Liar’s League, Dead Rabbits, and Wizard Magazine.
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