“Game of Thrones,” the hit television series based on the best-selling book series A song of ice and fireis easily one of the most famous shows in the world.
Produced by HBO and originally written by the iconic George RR Martin, this series has had a profound effect on pop culture and entertainment around the world. Set in a rich medieval fantasy world, this epic tale details the deadly power play of sitting on the Iron Throne, ruling the seven kingdoms of Westeros.
Created by showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss, it features 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 a lot to look forward to.
Throughout the eight seasons of the original series, we were introduced to a multitude 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 of American geekdom: Paul Florez-Taylor – known as the King of Comics – 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, the powerful Daenerys embodies the zodiac sign of Aries. With her fierce desire for conquest and a fiery temper, she leads with her heart and vision. Unafraid to rise to power and command her armies, she conquers the battlefield of life. Not only did she have a vision for the future of her kingdom—however that turned out—she had a visionary spark in her. She gets what she wants – and so often she has.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): Jaime Lannister
As stubborn and loyal as a Taurus, Jaime Lannister is a fan favorite of the franchise. He is devoted to whom and what he loves, even if it will lead to his ruin. He also possesses the work ethic and strategy to push for long-term victory. Like a Taurus, Jaime is driven by his heart, his desire for love, and his hunger to build a kingdom as a foundation.
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20): Arya Stark
Symbolized by Gemini, Gemini are known for their many faces. Because of this, Arya Stark is the perfect embodiment of a Gemini. She is shown to be constantly 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 extremely versatile and skilled she is. Finally, as a true traveler 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. However, while he is loyal to the Starks, he also shows that he can be a strong leader for the wildlings who seek to protect their lands and heritage. Jon has a sweet and sensitive heart, one of the essential aspects of a Cancer. Like this water sign, he is often moody and deep in his emotions, doing his best to keep most people at arm’s length outside 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 Lion. As a knight, she brings her strength and confidence to whomever she is devoted to. With great skill and talents, he won the praise and respect of many others. However, her endless courage and romantic heart really aligns her with this passionate Fire sign.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 22): Samwell Tarly
As a true student of life, Samwell Tarly is the perfect embodiment of Virgo. He is service-oriented, intelligent and detail-oriented: all traits possessed by this Earth sign. He also has incredible organizational talents, able to gather vast amounts of knowledge to heal, help and lead others. These qualities make him a powerhouse on his own.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 22): Sansa Stark
Of all the zodiac signs, Libra is known for their intellectual charm and grace when it comes to understanding political games and how to connect with other people. Sansa Stark possesses these traits in spades. She has an incredible elegance to her, even in her darkest moments in the original series. However, she is adaptable and strategic, constantly using her wits and beauty to outsmart and outwit her opponents. 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 herself with the sign of Scorpio. With a strategic nature that is matched by her magnetic, sexual allure, she can seduce anyone on the show and ends up getting her way. Despite what many believe to be the ultimate antagonist of the series, Cersei is not inherently evil, though she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her anger and hunger for power and revenge once wronged also aligns her with this water sign.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DECEMBER 21): Tormund Giantsbane
Known for his consistent desire for freedom, Tormund Giantsbane cannot be imprisoned or contained. He also possesses an extraordinarily fiery temperament, which is characterized by both free people and the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. He is always up for adventure and refuses to settle, and as he evolves throughout the series, he longs for new experiences and interactions that expand his perspective on life.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19): King of the Night
Capricorns, as a zodiac sign ruled by icy Saturn and characterized for their ambitious natures, easily align with the powerful 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 achieve it. His innate desire for conquest and long-term glory gives him the perseverance to triumph even when facing the might of armies and dragons. While many people may see him as an antagonist in the series, he is also an embodiment of a force of nature, much like a Capricorn when they set their mind to a goal.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18): Bran Stark
As a true visionary, Bran Stark has a deep perspective on life. Throughout the series, he uses his unique talents and abilities to look into the future and pursue a plan on how he can change the world for the better. However, he often possesses an emotional detachment from life and others, which is yet another common trait of the Aquarius zodiac sign. He has a logical nature, always doing his best to guide and ultimately lead.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20): Melisandre
One of the most mystical characters in the original franchise, Melisandre is a powerful sorceress who reaches into the spirit realm to manifest her wishes. Her supernatural powers and extraordinary wisdom help her embody the fullness of life and experience as she prepares to evolve to the next level. These traits also exist in the Pisces zodiac sign, which 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 king Paul Florez founded and hosts the Power of X-Men podcast, a podcast dedicated to all things Marvel in comics, film and pop culture. He previously worked at Marvel Entertainment and HarperCollins, and his writing has appeared in 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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